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Cute Basset-Mix Puppy Needs Home

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Our Pet of the Week is an adorable Basset Hound-Mix puppy named Theodore. He is absolutely adorable. He's four months old. He is a very friendly puppy. He's been in foster care and is crate and leash trained. He will make a wonderful addition to your home. We love his ears!If you are interested in adopting Theodore, call the Mobile SPCA at (251)633-3531. More>>

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Record Start and Wonderful Weather

Monday Afternoon Heat Index Forecast Monday Afternoon Heat Index Forecast

A mighty mild morning--starting in the 60s.  Sunshine warms us to 89, & low humidity will keep things comfy.  North breeze. More>>

150th Anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay

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On August 1-3, 2014 re-enactors from across the nation will commemorate the Battle of Mobile Bay. More>>

Family: No Answers in Fatal Causeway Crash Video included

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The family of the man killed in Monday’s fatal accident on the causeway says they are also still trying to figure out exactly what happened. More>>

Shelter Dogs Need Help Video included

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A call for help from the Escambia County, Alabama animal shelter. More than a hundred animals are in need of a home as the humane society gets ready to turn operations of the shelter back over to the county.

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Driver's Daughter Discusses Causeway Crash Video included

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The daughter of the bus driver in Monday's fatal crash talks about what her father remembers. More>>

Prison Overcrowding A Big Problem In Alabama Video included

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Alabama's prisons are the most overcrowded in the U-S.

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Police Impersonator Arrested in Prichard

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The woman stated that she was an undercover officer for the Mobile Police Department and wanted to see what could be done to clear her friend of the ticket. More>>

Drug Raid at Suga's Nightclub Video included

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A raid at a strip club in Prichard leads authorities to confiscate guns, drugs, and money from the business. 15 people were arrested.

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Soccer Complex Terms Change Video included

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Mobile County’s pursuit of a soccer complex might be a bit more risky, but proponent, Commissioner Connie Hudson, says everything is on course.  More>>

City Councilman Has Name For I-10 Bridge

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Mobile City Councilman Fred Richardson wants Mobile to claim the title of “Gateway to the Gulf.” He says the best way to do that is to start calling the forthcoming I-10 bridge the “gateway bridge.”


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Toddler Killed at Fort Walton Beach

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During investigation, it was determined a 4 year old child was last seen playing in the shallow water just off the beach with family in the area.  More>>

Will Privatization Work In Mobile? Video included

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The Mobile City Council approves contracts for private lawn services to cut the grass along some of the city’s busiest roads. Officials aren’t sure if this will give the results they want.


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Lawsuit: Failed Circumcision Never Happened

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Doctors accused of amputating a man’s penis during a circumcision asking for dismissal More>>

Gov. Christie to Visit Alabama, Mississippi

Gov. Chris Christie, (R) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, (R) New Jersey
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will swing through the south as part of another jam-packed month of travel boosting Republican candidates. More>>

Police Arrest Suspected Check Thief

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Police have made an arrest.

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Woman Lit on Fire Dies in Hospital

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Officials say an Alabama woman who was doused in gasoline and lit on fire by her ex-boyfriend has died. More>>

Girl Attacked by Pit Bulls Released from Hospital

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The 18-month-old child attacked by a group of three pit bulls has been released from USA Medical Center. More>>

Drivers Identified in Deadly BRATS Bus Crash Video included

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Police have determined the SUV was traveling on the wrong side of the road at the time of the crash. More>>

Samaritans Come to Rescue of Toddler in the Water Video included

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A 3-year-old girl is in critical condition after a near drowning in Citronelle. More>>

Alabama Gun Law Hot Topic At Sheriff's Meeting Video included

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Many Alabama sheriffs still want clarification on certain issues regarding the state's gun law.

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Red Flags, Strong Currents at Baldwin Beaches Video included

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Red flags flying Monday along Baldwin County beaches but a quick look at the surf and you question why? Lifeguards say it's not what you can see, it's what you can't.

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More Work Needed on Government Plaza Roof Video included

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Finishing the three million-dollar roof repair at Government Plaza could take an additional three months and cost $235,000 more. Engineers want to move quickly on the repair, but County Commissioners are more cautious. More>>

Developing: Bus Accident on the Causeway

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The BRATS bus was traveling eastbound when the accident happened near Meaher State Park. More>>

Pensacola Parents Charged In Connection With Child Death Video included

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Police say parents Christopher Redd and Jennifer Perry failed to get their son treatment for burns that proved fatal. Both are being held without bond.


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Study Says Texting Ban Is Saving Lives Video included

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Researchers at the University of Alabama Birmingham say police have seen a drop in traffic fatalities, even though the texting while driving ban is difficult to enforce. More>>

New Case of Chikungunya in Mississippi

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The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming one new human case of chikungunya (chih-kihn-GUHN'-yuh) virus. More>>

Woman Killed Working Along Old Shell Road

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The 53 year old victim was in the area of Stanky Field blowing debris from the roadway when she was struck by a pickup traveling westbound. More>>

Update: Explosion at Plant in Moss Point Video included

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Developing Story: News 5 has learned there has been a possible explosion at the Omega Protein plant in Moss Point, Mississippi. More>>

Are Pit Bulls Good Pets Or Potential Problems? Video included

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We’ve reported on three recent incidents involving people being hurt by pit bulls. The dog breed raises a lot of debate online.


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Local Rescue Group on Bully Breeds Video included

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It's no doubt that some people may see a pit bull as a vicious dog. Others believe the dog is misunderstood. We spoke with a local animal rescue that caters to the bully breed. More>>

2 Year Old Dies From Burns; Parents Arrested

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Pensacola Police have arrested two people after their toddler died from burns to the body. More>>

Weekend Crime Recap

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These are the latest crimes reported to us from the Mobile Police Department.

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1 Killed When Small Plane Crash on Fla. Beach

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A Georgia man is dead and his 9-year-old daughter is in the hospital with critical injuries after they were hit by a small plane that made an emergency landing on a Florida Gulf Coast beach. More>>

Animal Shelter Closing in Escambia County, AL

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The shelter says it does not have enough money to operate. More>>

Apartment Complex Angry Over Eviction Video included

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Bryn Ketcham says McGill-Toolen bought the property her apartment sits on and did not give them enough notice to leave. More>>

Drowning Victim to be Laid to Rest Monday

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The teenage swimmer who drowned at a Gulf Shores beach last week will be laid to rest Monday morning. More>>

Mobile Police Investigate Homicide

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Mobile Police are investigating a homicide.  More>>

Woman Hospitalized After Being Lit on Fire

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Jefferson County sheriff's officials say a woman has been hospitalized in serious condition after being doused in gasoline and set on fire by her ex-boyfriend. More>>

Gator Hunters Go Back to School Before Hunt Video included

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Those lucky enough to nab a tag to go alligator hunting in the Mobile Delta attended a mandatory training class Saturday. More>>

Giants to acquire Jake Peavy from Red Sox

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A person with knowledge of the trade says the San Francisco Giants are working to finalize the acquisition of right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox for a pair of minor league pitchers. More>>

Whistleblower Wins at Supreme Court, but Loses Pay

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An Alabama whistleblower won a landmark victory at the U.S. Supreme Court. More>>

Tense Scene at Rouses on Theodore Dawes Road

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An intense scene played out this afternoon at Rouses Supermarket on Theodore Dawes Road. More>>

New Developments in Gil Collar Shooting Case

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The lawsuit accusing a campus police officer of wrongdoing in the shooting death of a University of South Alabama student is headed for another court. More>>

Rappers Target Youth with Anti-Violence Message Video included

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In light of recent murders, local artists are using music as an instrument for social change - targeting youth in the area to promote a stance against violence. More>>

Oil Spill Fraud

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A Mississippi woman has been sentenced to serve six months in federal prison for submitting false claims to get oil-spill recovery money. More>>

Flip-Flops And Jeans At School? Yes! Video included

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Shopping for back to school clothes will be a little more exciting for high school students in Baldwin County this year.

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Alabama Crime Rate Drops 4%

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A new report says the crime rate in Alabama went down 4 percent in 2013, but one specific crime increased for the year. More>>

Girls Accused Of Torturing Tortoise

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A disturbing case of animal cruelty involving a tortured tortoise. Authorities arrested two teenage girls for lighting a gopher tortoise on fire and stomping it to death. More>>

Animal Shelter Closing Its Doors

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A critical need is underway in Escambia County, Alabama. The Humane Society is closing its shelter in Flomaton. More>>

Ground is Broken on New Shopping Center

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The highly anticipated new development will include all kinds of new stores, including Costco, Petco, Field and Stream, Hobby Lobby and a movie theater among others. More>>

Peer Helper Program Growing in Baldwin County Schools

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School starts back in less than a month, and some students are already hard at work preparing for an important class. They are Peer Helpers. The Peer Helper program is funded by the Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation. Jennifer Claire Moore committed suicide back in the 1990's, and her mother started the foundation in her honor. The goal of the Peer Helper program is for young students to turn to other students when they have a problem, instead of suffering alone. Teacher and Peer Helper advisor... More>>

Miss. Justices Won't Revisit Ruling on Poll Books

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The Mississippi Supreme Court says it will not reconsider its ruling that voters' birthdates must be redacted before poll books are opened for public inspection. More>>

Suit Over Student's Death to Become Federal Case

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An attorney for the family of a student shot to death by a University of South Alabama police officer says a lawsuit in the case is moving from state court to federal court. More>>

Tax Free Back-To-School Shopping

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Mississippi sales tax holiday underway today, tomorrow More>>

Last To Come Home From Afghanistan Video included

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An Army Reserve Unit based in Mobile could be one of the last to come home as the war in Afghanistan winds down. More>>

Hair vs. Humidity; Does Hair Shorten When it is Humid? Video included

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How many times have you said, "I can't do a thing with my hair"? Summer humidity in the southeast is no friend to your hairdo. Does hair get get shorter or longer when humidity rises? Here's Chief Meteorologist Alan Sealls with an experiment to answer that age-old question. More>>

Stepson Shoots Stepfather in Self Defense Video included

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A single gunshot wound on La Pointe Drive this afternoon quickly put an end to a domestic dispute. More>>

Mobile #2 in Nation for Deadly DUI Crashes Video included

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A study using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ranks Mobile number 2 on the list for fatal DUI crashes. More>>

Man Hospitalized After Another Pit Bull Attack Video included

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Police have reported the third pit bull attack in the last 24 hours in southern Alabama. More>>

Byrne Hosts Facebook Town Hall Video included

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Alabama Congressman Bradley Byrne hosted an online town hall on Thursday, utilizing the power of social media to reach out to his constituents. More>>

Immigrants to Alabama? Shelby Says "No" Video included

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Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery could house immigrant children. More>>

Three Pitbulls Maul Toddler Video included

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An 18 month old victim was being treated by medical staff for numerous bites to the face and head. More>>

Dog Attacked By Pit Bull In Midtown Video included

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The dog’s owner wants people to know they should report every aggressive dog they come in contact with. More>>

Jail Explosion Has Big Legal Fallout Video included

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There could be dozens if not hundreds of lawsuits coming from inmates who say they were hurt in the Escambia County Jail explosion. The cost to taxpayers is hard to estimate.


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Lawsuit: Circumcision Goes Wrong at Hospital

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An Alabama man who went to the hospital for a routine circumcision says doctors mistakenly amputated his penis. More>>

Study: $69K a Year for Happiness in Alabama

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A new study finds that the "magic number" for happiness in Alabama is a salary of $69,300 a year. More>>

2 Dead in Baldwin Co. Plane Crash

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Authorities say two people are dead after a sightseeing airplane that took off in Pensacola, Florida, crashed in remote southwest Alabama. More>>

Appeals Court to Hear Siegelman Case in October

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A federal appeals court won't be hearing former Gov. Don Siegelman's case next week. More>>

Governor's Office: Immigrant Children Expected

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A spokeswoman for Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says the federal government has notified the governor that immigrant children will be placed at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery. More>>

"Sweet Home Alabama" Signs to Greet Drivers Video included

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Tourists traveling into Alabama on interstate highways will soon be greeted by signs saying "Welcome to Sweet Home Alabama." More>>

Lillian Plane Crash Claims Life of 15 Year Old

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The victims of a deadly plane crash in Lillian have been identified. Baldwin County Sheriff's deputies recovered the bodies of 67 year old Dean Legidakes and 15 year old Marli McManus. Their plane took off around ten this morning from an airfield in Escambia County, Florida. When Legidakes and McManus didn't return from their sightseeing trip an alarm was sent out. The plane was found at the bottom of a swamp. The sheriff's office has notified the Federal Aviation Administration. They're awai... More>>

Congressman To Hold Town Hall Meeting on Facebook

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Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1) will answer constituent questions during a Facebook town hall meeting on Thursday afternoon. More>>

Baldwin School System Seeks More Money from BP Video included

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BP has already paid out its claim to Baldwin County, but the Baldwin County School System isn't accepting its share, saying the settlement claim is not nearly enough. More>>

Mobile Woman Remembers Deadly Lightning Strike Video included

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Sharon Summerlin's husband and son were killed 9 years ago by lightning.  

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Cooper Riverside Park Makes Improvements Video included

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After being closed since April, Cooper Riverside Park in Mobile has opened back up with some improvements. More>>

Cleaning 20 Years Of Bird Poop Video included

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Crews are cleaning up 20 years worth of mess in Government Plaza. It’s the first and only time they’ve tackled a serious poop problem.


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Alberto Garcia Charged with Capital Murder Video included

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Alberto Garcia has been charged with capital murder in the death of 5 year old Janaya Thompson. More>>

Pet of the Week: SPCA

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Here is this week's Pet of The Week. More>>

Gulfport Police Investigating Homicide

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Investigators say two men in dark clothes and bandanas covering their faces, entered the residence and shot a man while he was sleeping. More>>

Blue Angels Announce 2015 Team Members

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A total of 16 officers voluntarily serve with the Blue Angels.

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Hurricane Ivan's Impact on the Gulf Coast Video included

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Hurricane Ivan's Impact on the Gulf Coast. This 30 minute program chronicles the arrival and aftermath of Hurricane Ivan, ten years ago on the Gulf Coast. Ivan was a historic storm that changed the way we plan for hurricanes. You'll see the anticipation, the preparation, the evacuation and the devastation.
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National Climate Assessment Report Highlights Video included

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The National Climate Assessment gives the latest of what is known about the impacts of global warming and climate change in the United States. These are the 13 key findings, unedited. Global climate is changing and this is apparent across the United States in a wide range of observations. More>>

Tornado in Evergreen, Alabama

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An EF-0 tornado touched down just to the southeast of downtown Evergreen, Alabama on Monday morning, April 7, 2014. Along the path, trees were uprooted and minor structural damage was done to the hospital, technical school and baseball field. The maximum width of this tiny twister was 150 yards. More>>

Atmore Wind Damage was a Downburst

Tree damage from thunderstorm downburst. Tree damage from thunderstorm downburst.
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A preliminary National Weather Service survey of the wind damage in Atmore on March 16, 2014 judges it to be a downburst. A downburst is a burst of straight-line wind from a thunderstorm. In this case it was a very small and brief burst of wind so it is classified as a microburst. Downbursts are not unusual but this one was strong. Here is the storm survey... More>>

WWII and Korean Veterans Honored at Reese's Senior Bowl

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Veterans of World War Two and Korea will be among those being honored before this year's Reese's Senior Bowl in Mobile.  More>>

Pensacola Woman Dies from Flu

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A woman from Pensacola has died from the flu.
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Defense Lawyers Oppose Change to Capital Appeals

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Capital defense lawyers are opposing proposals to streamline appeals in death penalty cases, a change they say could result in Alabama executing innocent people. More>>

Opelika Pedestrian Killed in Crash with SUV

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Lee County coroner's officials have identified a pedestrian who died after being hit by an SUV. More>>

Bradley Byrne Joins House of Representatives Video included

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After five months, Lower Alabama is once again represented in Congress. Bradley Byrne was sworn-in Wednesday afternoon on the floor of the House of Representatives.  More>>

Shellfish Waters Closed In Mobile & Baldwin

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The Alabama Department of Public Health has closed all shellfish growing waters in Mobile and Baldwin counties. More>>

Police Ask For Help Identifying Body

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Fort Walton Beach police are asking for help identifying a man found dead in Choctawhatchee Bay. More>>

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  • Cute Basset-Mix Puppy Needs Home

    Cute Basset-Mix Puppy Needs Home

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:16 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:16:37 GMT
    Our Pet of the Week is an adorable Basset Hound-Mix puppy named Theodore. He is absolutely adorable. He's four months old. He is a very friendly puppy. He's been in foster care and is crate and leash trained. He will make a wonderful addition to your home. We love his ears!If you are interested in adopting Theodore, call the Mobile SPCA at (251)633-3531.
    Our Pet of the Week is an adorable Basset Hound-Mix puppy named Theodore. He is absolutely adorable. He's four months old. He is a very friendly puppy. He's been in foster care and is crate and leash trained. He will make a wonderful addition to your home. We love his ears!If you are interested in adopting Theodore, call the Mobile SPCA at (251)633-3531.
  • Weather

    Record Start and Wonderful Weather

    Record Start and Wonderful Weather

    Monday Afternoon Heat Index ForecastMonday Afternoon Heat Index Forecast
    A mighty mild morning--starting in the 60s.  Sunshine warms us to 89, & low humidity will keep things comfy.  North breeze.
    A mighty mild morning--starting in the 60s.  Sunshine warms us to 89, & low humidity will keep things comfy.  North breeze.
  • 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay

    150th Anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:22 AM EDT2014-07-30 05:22:09 GMT
    On August 1-3, 2014 re-enactors from across the nation will commemorate the Battle of Mobile Bay.
    On August 1-3, 2014 re-enactors from across the nation will commemorate the Battle of Mobile Bay.
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  • As Fed meets, key issues likely to stay unanswered

    As Fed meets, key issues likely to stay unanswered

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:38 AM EDT2014-07-30 11:38:59 GMT
    The Federal Reserve will likely end a policy meeting Wednesday with a lot of questions unanswered:
    The Federal Reserve will likely end a policy meeting Wednesday with a lot of questions unanswered:
  • Ticket me Elmo? NYC mulls law for impersonators

    Ticket me Elmo? NYC mulls law for impersonators

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:36 AM EDT2014-07-30 11:36:16 GMT
    New York City officials are turning up the heat on the Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statues of Liberty impersonators who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists.
    New York City officials are turning up the heat on Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statue of Liberty impersonators - Times Square costumed characters who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists.
  • Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage

    Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:07 AM EDT2014-07-30 09:07:10 GMT
    When former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were indicted on corruption charges in January, the couple stood together at a hastily called news conference to denounce the charges.
    When former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were indicted on corruption charges in January, the couple stood together at a hastily called news conference to denounce the charges.
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  • British Airways sued in pilot sex abuse allegation

    British Airways sued in pilot sex abuse allegation

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:56 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:56:48 GMT
    A London law firm is initiating legal proceedings against British Airways over allegations that one of its pilots sexually abused 16 girls in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania during layovers.
    A London law firm is initiating legal proceedings against British Airways over allegations that one of its pilots sexually abused 16 girls in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania during layovers.
  • Iraq offers aid to those displaced by militants

    Iraq offers aid to those displaced by militants

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:56 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:56:42 GMT
    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says his government has allocated two installments of 500 billion dinars ($429 million) to assist citizens who have been internally displaced by the advance of Sunni militants...
    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Wednesday said his government has allocated more than $850 million to assist those displaced by last month's militant takeover of much of the country, and called on Sunnis...
  • Russia counts cost of new US, EU sanctions

    Russia counts cost of new US, EU sanctions

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:37 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:37:16 GMT
    Russia's central bank is promising to support financial institutions hit by U.S. sanctions as stocks took a tumble on opening in Moscow.
    Russia was counting the potential cost of Western sanctions targeting its key energy and finance sectors on Wednesday, with the central bank promising to support lenders hit with penalties.
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