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  • Gulf Shores Shooter Identified

    Gulf Shores Shooter Identified

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:54:02 GMT
    There's new information about a shooting in Gulf Shores. Police say Jermaine Trevel Cungious shot 18 year old Tommie Cortez Wednesday night in the area of the boardwalk at the public beach.He's on the run tonight, and police need the public's help finding him. If you see Cungious do not approach him.Police say he isarmed and dangerous.Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Detective Conway at 251-968-1157. During off-hours or on weekends, call the 24-hourGSPD Communicati...
    There's new information about a shooting in Gulf Shores. Police say Jermaine Trevel Cungious shot 18 year old Tommie Cortez Wednesday night in the area of the boardwalk at the public beach.He's on the run tonight, and police need the public's help finding him. If you see Cungious do not approach him.Police say he isarmed and dangerous.Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Detective Conway at 251-968-1157. During off-hours or on weekends, call the 24-hourGSPD Communicati...
  • Lionfish Invading Gulf of Mexico

    Lionfish Invading Gulf of Mexico

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:50:14 GMT
    They maybe pretty to look at but they could be deadly for the fishing industry. A tropical fish once only seen in home aquariums is taking over the Gulf of Mexico and the lionfish is eating everything in sight.
    They maybe pretty to look at but they could be deadly for the fishing industry. A tropical fish once only seen in home aquariums is taking over the Gulf of Mexico and the lionfish is eating everything in sight.
  • Video Captures Deputy Saving Dog

    Video Captures Deputy Saving Dog

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:25:16 GMT
    Video shows a dog being rescued by a deputy Friday morning in a creek near Theodore. The deputy used a rope to pull the dog to safety.
    Video shows a dog being rescued by a deputy Friday morning in a creek near Theodore. The deputy used a rope to pull the dog to safety.
  • Spring Break Ends On A Soggy Note

    Spring Break Ends On A Soggy Note

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:59:24 GMT
    Spring Break 2014 was a cold, wet and windy one for thousands of students in Mobile and Baldwin Counties and their families.  
    Spring Break 2014 was a cold, wet and windy one for thousands of students in Mobile and Baldwin Counties and their families.  
  • USA to Buy Presidential Home as Contract with Waldrop is Finalized

    USA to Buy Presidential Home as Contract with Waldrop is Finalized

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:00:20 GMT
    Tony Waldrop will receive a $450,000 annual salary, but no housing stipend as the school plans to purchase a permanent presidential home.

    Tony Waldrop will receive a $450,000 annual salary, but no housing stipend as the school plans to purchase a permanent presidential home.

  • Alabama Veterans Cemetery Milestone

    Alabama Veterans Cemetery Milestone

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:59:08 GMT
    It's been one year since the first burial at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spanish Fort.
    It's been one year since the first burial at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spanish Fort.
  • Apartments May Be Slotted For Downtown Bldg

    Apartments May Be Slotted For Downtown Bldg

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:48:05 GMT

    The old Press Register building on Government Street was built in 1919.

    The old Press Register building on Government Street was built in 1919.

  • Local Runners Ready Ahead of Boston Marathon

    Local Runners Ready Ahead of Boston Marathon

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:38:38 GMT
    Kit Wright and Ashley Dempsey are two of the 36,000 runners participating in this year’s Boston Marathon.
    Kit Wright and Ashley Dempsey are two of the 36,000 runners participating in this year’s Boston Marathon.
  • Questions About Gulf Recovery Linger

    Questions About Gulf Recovery Linger

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:24:22 GMT

    The four year anniversary of the BP disaster is this Sunday. Some local and state leaders feel the job of recovery is far from over.

    The four year anniversary of the BP disaster is this Sunday. Some local and state leaders feel the job of recovery is far from over.


  • UPDATE: Fatal I-65 Accident, One Dead

    UPDATE: Fatal I-65 Accident, One Dead

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:36:35 GMT
    A deadly accident killed one and injured another.
    A deadly accident killed one and injured another.
  • Ex-Commander of Blue Angels Relieved of Duties

    Ex-Commander of Blue Angels Relieved of Duties

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:48:10 GMT
    Capt. Gregory McWherter, left.Capt. Gregory McWherter, left.
    The former commanding officer of the Blue Angels, Captain Gregory McWherter (left), has been relieved of his duties by the Navy.
    The former commanding officer of the Blue Angels, Captain Gregory McWherter (left), has been relieved of his duties by the Navy.
  • Foley Manslaughter Suspect Recently Released From Prison

    Foley Manslaughter Suspect Recently Released From Prison

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:08:24 GMT
    News 5 has learned the man accused of running from police and killing Ronald Ealey was released from prison in 2012 on drug charges.
    News 5 has learned the man accused of running from police and killing Ronald Ealey was released from prison in 2012 on drug charges.
  • VERDICT: Freeman Jockisch Found Guilty

    VERDICT: Freeman Jockisch Found Guilty

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:18:02 GMT
    Former Mobile County Commissioner Freeman Jockisch has been found guilty of attempting to solicit sex from an underage girl over the internet.
    Former Mobile County Commissioner Freeman Jockisch has been found guilty of attempting to solicit sex from an underage girl over the internet.
  • "Rethink Your Drink" Comes to Univ. of Mobile

    "Rethink Your Drink" Comes to Univ. of Mobile

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:21 AM EDT2014-04-18 12:21:25 GMT
    Some students at the University of Mobile are leading a campaign to to get healthy, one sip at a time. They have joined the campaign started by the Obesity Task Force of Mobile County, called "Rethink Your Drink." The idea is for people to realize how calories in drinks quickly add up. Kalia Jones and Rebekah Counce are University of Mobile seniors and soccer players. During the season, they don't drink any soft drinks at all. They say that eliminating sugary drinks has helped their performan...
    Some students at the University of Mobile are leading a campaign to to get healthy, one sip at a time. They have joined the campaign started by the Obesity Task Force of Mobile County, called "Rethink Your Drink." The idea is for people to realize how calories in drinks quickly add up. Kalia Jones and Rebekah Counce are University of Mobile seniors and soccer players. During the season, they don't drink any soft drinks at all. They say that eliminating sugary drinks has helped their performan...
  • Surveillance Camera Captures Police Chase

    Surveillance Camera Captures Police Chase

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:46 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:46:59 GMT
    News 5 has surveillance video of Wednesday's police chase in Baldwin County. Witnesses say they're frustrated with police. News 5's Blake Brown explains.
    News 5 has surveillance video of Wednesday's police chase in Baldwin County. Witnesses say they're frustrated with police. News 5's Blake Brown explains.
  • Islamic Center Approved For Expansion

    Islamic Center Approved For Expansion

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:11:22 GMT

    Islamic Society president Shafik Hammami says parking will not be an issue with the new plans for the center.

    Islamic Society president Shafik Hammami says parking will not be an issue with the new plans for the center.

  • Alabama Veterans Cemetery Milestone

    Alabama Veterans Cemetery Milestone

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:38:30 GMT
    It's been one year since the first burial at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spanish Fort.
    It's been one year since the first burial at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spanish Fort.
  • Shark Shakes Up Social Media

    Shark Shakes Up Social Media

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:21:15 GMT

    The man who caught a record breaking mako shark somewhere along the Florida gulf coast shares his story after a picture of his catch at a gas pump catches fire online. Shark fishermen are normally very private about their hobby.

    The man who caught a record breaking mako shark somewhere along the Florida gulf coast shares his story after a picture of his catch at a gas pump catches fire online. Shark fishermen are normally very private about their hobby.


  • Tweeting the Beat with Gulf Shores Police

    Tweeting the Beat with Gulf Shores Police

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:15:44 GMT
    If you were following Gulf Shores police on Twitter Wednesday night you received details in real time of police calls and in some cases photos too as officers "Tweeted from the Beat".
    If you were following Gulf Shores police on Twitter Wednesday night you received details in real time of police calls and in some cases photos too as officers "Tweeted from the Beat".
  • SLIDESHOW: Gabby Giffords Ship Naming

    SLIDESHOW: Gabby Giffords Ship Naming

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:11:34 GMT
    See pictures of the former Arizona congresswoman during her trip to Austal, as she laid the keel on the U.S.S. Gabrielle Giffords.
    See pictures of the former Arizona congresswoman during her trip to Austal, as she laid the keel on the U.S.S. Gabrielle Giffords.
  • Driver Faces Manslaughter in Foley Fatality

    Driver Faces Manslaughter in Foley Fatality

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:15:29 GMT
    The man accused of leading police on a chase that ended with the death of an innocent driver is facing numerous charges, including manslaughter.
    The man accused of leading police on a chase that ended with the death of an innocent driver is facing numerous charges, including manslaughter.
  • Late Night Shooting Disrupts Spring Break

    Late Night Shooting Disrupts Spring Break

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:36 AM EDT2014-04-17 05:36:32 GMT
    DEVELOPING STORY: Gulf Shores police search for suspect in late night shooting at main public beach
    DEVELOPING STORY: Gulf Shores police search for suspect in late night shooting at main public beach
  • Marijuana Shipped By Mail To Mobile

    Marijuana Shipped By Mail To Mobile

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-04-17 01:06:32 GMT
    Agencies are on the lookout for suspicious packages being shipped from across the country to Mobile. News 5's Blake Brown explains.
    Agencies are on the lookout for suspicious packages being shipped from across the country to Mobile. News 5's Blake Brown explains.
  • Roads, Goats Continue Recovery in Baldwin Co.

    Roads, Goats Continue Recovery in Baldwin Co.

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-04-16 23:33:10 GMT
    Baldwin County is continuing to recover from Monday nights torrential rains and a couple of dozen goats are feeling much better too.
    Baldwin County is continuing to recover from Monday nights torrential rains and a couple of dozen goats are feeling much better too.
  • 100,000 Gallons Of Sewage Spilled In Mobile

    100,000 Gallons Of Sewage Spilled In Mobile

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:54:33 GMT

    The overflow was caused by Monday night’s heavy rainfall.

    The overflow was caused by Monday night’s heavy rainfall.

  • Day 1 of Jockisch Trial Ends Without Verdict

    Day 1 of Jockisch Trial Ends Without Verdict

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:52:05 GMT
    After only one day of testimony the case was turned over to the jury.
    After only one day of testimony the case was turned over to the jury.
  • Flood Waters Swamp Baldwin County Campground

    Flood Waters Swamp Baldwin County Campground

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:32:17 GMT
    At least 8 R-V's and camper trailers were either damaged or destroyed by river flooding.
    At least 8 R-V's and camper trailers were either damaged or destroyed by river flooding.
  • Texting Comes to 911

    Texting Comes to 911

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:11:28 GMT
    Changes are on the way to our local 911 dispatch centers.
    Changes are on the way to our local 911 dispatch centers.
  • Gabrielle Giffords Lays Keel On Ship

    Gabrielle Giffords Lays Keel On Ship

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:43:30 GMT

    The former Arizona Congresswoman was shot in the head three years ago. Today she was in Mobile for a ceremony for the ship named after her.

    The former Arizona Congresswoman was shot in the head three years ago. Today she was in Mobile for a ceremony for the ship named after her.


  • MPD Searching for Attempted, Armed Robber

    MPD Searching for Attempted, Armed Robber

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:55:04 GMT
    Mobile Police are searching for a man who attempted to rob a local grocery store.
    Mobile Police are searching for a man who attempted to rob a local grocery store.
  • SLIDESHOW: Flooding from April Storms

    SLIDESHOW: Flooding from April Storms

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:26:38 GMT
    On Monday, severe thunderstorms hit the Gulf Coast causing flooding and closed roads in several counties.
    On Monday, severe thunderstorms hit the Gulf Coast causing flooding and closed roads in several counties.
  • Fluffy "Hurley" Needs a Home

    Fluffy "Hurley" Needs a Home

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:32 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:32:28 GMT
    Our pet of the week is a seven year old pomeranian mix named Hurley. He is a perfect little pet! He is very calm and does well with other dogs. His coat of fur is very soft and fluffy! He is in good health, and just needs a lap to sit in. However, he has some spunk and likes to play too!If you are interested in adopting Hurley, call the Mobile SPCA at (251)633-3531.
    Our pet of the week is a seven year old pomeranian mix named Hurley. He is a perfect little pet! He is very calm and does well with other dogs. His coat of fur is very soft and fluffy! He is in good health, and just needs a lap to sit in. However, he has some spunk and likes to play too!If you are interested in adopting Hurley, call the Mobile SPCA at (251)633-3531.
  • Mobile Among States Least Business Friendly

    Mobile Among States Least Business Friendly

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:28 AM EDT2014-04-16 10:28:16 GMT
    Mobile has been named one of the least business friendly cities in the state.
    Mobile has been named one of the least business friendly cities in the state.
  • Litter Trap Finally Does It's Job

    Litter Trap Finally Does It's Job

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-04-16 00:04:25 GMT
     Has the City of Mobile solved it's trash problem?
     Has the City of Mobile solved it's trash problem?
  • Flood Waters and Rescued Goats in Baldwin

    Flood Waters and Rescued Goats in Baldwin

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-04-15 23:49:30 GMT
    When the rain started Monday night, it poured. A half-foot to 10-inches in some places and many of those places are in Baldwin County.
    When the rain started Monday night, it poured. A half-foot to 10-inches in some places and many of those places are in Baldwin County.
  • Gulf Shores Mayor Wants To Build A New High School

    Gulf Shores Mayor Wants To Build A New High School

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-04-15 23:11:09 GMT
    Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft wants to build an innovative, academic campus on the Baldwin Beach Express. The campus would house a new high school and offices from major universities.
    Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft wants to build an innovative, academic campus on the Baldwin Beach Express. The campus would house a new high school and offices from major universities.
  • Stimpson: Litter Traps Are A Priority

    Stimpson: Litter Traps Are A Priority

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:20:19 GMT
    Mayor Sandy Stimpson says a few questions still need to be answered, but fears the litter traps will cost more than originally believed.
    Mayor Sandy Stimpson says a few questions still need to be answered, but fears the litter traps will cost more than originally believed.
  • Last Day to File Taxes

    Last Day to File Taxes

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-04-15 21:42:57 GMT
    When Tax Day comes to mind, most assume the day is filled with chaos.
    When Tax Day comes to mind, most assume the day is filled with chaos.
  • Road Closures in Baldwin County

    Road Closures in Baldwin County

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-04-15 20:09:49 GMT
    UPDATED: Flash flooding has forced inaccessibility or closures to roads throughout Baldwin County.
    UPDATED: Flash flooding has forced inaccessibility or closures to roads throughout Baldwin County.
  • Child Climbs Inside Toy Claw Machine

    Child Climbs Inside Toy Claw Machine

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-04-15 18:14:51 GMT
    A mother in Lincoln, Nebraska has quite a story to tell involving her 3-year-old boy. She couldn't find him inside their apartment, and frantically called police. It turns out, he wanted a new toy and went to great lengths to get one.
    A mother in Lincoln, Nebraska has quite a story to tell involving her 3-year-old boy. She couldn't find him inside their apartment, and frantically called police. It turns out, he wanted a new toy and went to great lengths to get one.
  • Sewage Leaking into Silver Creek

    Sewage Leaking into Silver Creek

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-04-15 18:07:22 GMT
    The estimated volume of overflow is between 1,000 and 10,000 gallons of sewage being discharged into Silver Creek.  
    The estimated volume of overflow is between 1,000 and 10,000 gallons of sewage being discharged into Silver Creek.  
  • Walmart Hiring For New Store in Atmore

    Walmart Hiring For New Store in Atmore

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-04-15 15:35:22 GMT
     Walmart will hire approximately 100 associates to work at the new Walmart slated to open this summer in Atmore.
     Walmart will hire approximately 100 associates to work at the new Walmart slated to open this summer in Atmore.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Continuing Impacts of BP Oil Spill

    EXCLUSIVE: Continuing Impacts of BP Oil Spill

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-04-15 15:18:46 GMT
    A News 5 Exclusive: Four years after the Deepwater Horizon explosion, oil from the disaster continues to wash up on Baldwin County beaches. A month long survey has just been completed and the results may surprise you.
    A News 5 Exclusive: Four years after the Deepwater Horizon explosion, oil from the disaster continues to wash up on Baldwin County beaches. A month long survey has just been completed and the results may surprise you.
  • Neighborhood Shortcut Causing Concern

    Neighborhood Shortcut Causing Concern

    Monday, April 14 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-04-14 23:04:32 GMT
    Shortcuts are known to make life a little easier, but this cut through known to residents on Mott Road and Donald Street as "the path," is causing major problems.
    Shortcuts are known to make life a little easier, but this cut through known to residents on Mott Road and Donald Street as "the path," is causing major problems.
  • Commissioners Don't Agree on Location of Soccer Complex

    Commissioners Don't Agree on Location of Soccer Complex

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:54:53 GMT
     Commissioner Connie Hudson wants to build hear the Interstate-10/Interstate-65 interchange. Commissioner Jerry Carl wants to build in Irvington. Commissioner Merceria Ludgood isn't sure the County can afford to build at either site
     Commissioner Connie Hudson wants to build hear the Interstate-10/Interstate-65 interchange. Commissioner Jerry Carl wants to build in Irvington. Commissioner Merceria Ludgood isn't sure the County can afford to build at either site
  • WKRG Unveils New Set

    WKRG Unveils New Set

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:46:21 GMT
    WKRG News 5 unveiled its brand new set to viewers on the Gulf Coast on Monday.
    WKRG News 5 unveiled its brand new set to viewers on the Gulf Coast on Monday.
  • Neighbors To Fight Mosque Expansion Again

    Neighbors To Fight Mosque Expansion Again

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:28:20 GMT

    Neighbor’s main concerns include increased traffic on the road that runs right up to the University of South Alabama.

    Neighbor’s main concerns include increased traffic on the road that runs right up to the University of South Alabama.

  • Red Flags Posted At Baldwin County Beaches

    Red Flags Posted At Baldwin County Beaches

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:08:24 GMT
    Red flags, indicating rough surf and dangerous rip curents, are flying at all public beaches in Baldwin County.
    Red flags, indicating rough surf and dangerous rip curents, are flying at all public beaches in Baldwin County.
  • Woman Arrested and Charged With Stabbing Boyfriend

    Woman Arrested and Charged With Stabbing Boyfriend

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:03:45 GMT
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    Investigators say 23 year old Shamaya Wrice, was involved in a domestic dispute with the victim, her 23 year old boyfriend when she stabbed him with a knife causing his death.
    Investigators say 23 year old Shamaya Wrice, was involved in a domestic dispute with the victim, her 23 year old boyfriend when she stabbed him with a knife causing his death.
  • Motorcycle Accident Claims a Life in Gulf Shores

    Motorcycle Accident Claims a Life in Gulf Shores

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:02:31 GMT
    Gulf Shores Police are investigating a deadly accident.
    Gulf Shores Police are investigating a deadly accident.
  • Funding Needed for Coastal Documentary

    Funding Needed for Coastal Documentary

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-04-14 13:46:24 GMT
    It is a project years in the making. You may have heard about the underwater forest discovered 10 miles off the coast of Baldwin County, filled with ancient cypress trees.
    It is a project years in the making. You may have heard about the underwater forest discovered 10 miles off the coast of Baldwin County, filled with ancient cypress trees.
  • Watson Wins Another Green Jacket at Augusta

    Watson Wins Another Green Jacket at Augusta

    Sunday, April 13 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-04-13 23:42:43 GMT
    Bubba Watson has won the Masters for the second time in three years.
    Bubba Watson has won the Masters for the second time in three years.
  • Senator Sessions Rallies at Tea Party Campaign

    Senator Sessions Rallies at Tea Party Campaign

    Sunday, April 13 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-04-13 15:45:56 GMT
    Senator Jeff Sessions stopped by a Common Sense Campaign Event Saturday to share with the crowd what he sees in Washington.
    Senator Jeff Sessions stopped by a Common Sense Campaign Event Saturday to share with the crowd what he sees in Washington.
  • 18 Year Old and Her Baby Killed in Traffic Crash

    18 Year Old and Her Baby Killed in Traffic Crash

    Sunday, April 13 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-04-13 15:27:17 GMT
    A single vehicle crash Saturday night in Pensacola has claimed the life of an 18-year-old female and her baby.
    A single vehicle crash Saturday night in Pensacola has claimed the life of an 18-year-old female and her baby.
  • Woman Steals Money From Estate Sale

    Woman Steals Money From Estate Sale

    Saturday, April 12 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-04-12 20:52:56 GMT
    It was supposed to be a way to make some quick cash, but crooks decided to make some easy money of their own Friday afternoon at a home on Grant Street. Blake Brown explains.
    It was supposed to be a way to make some quick cash, but crooks decided to make some easy money of their own Friday afternoon at a home on Grant Street. Blake Brown explains.
  • Atmore Wind Damage was a Downburst

    Atmore Wind Damage was a Downburst

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-04-01 20:07:38 GMT
    Tree damage from thunderstorm downburst.Tree damage from thunderstorm downburst.
    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...
    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...
  • WWII and Korean Veterans Honored at Reese's Senior Bowl

    WWII and Korean Veterans Honored at Reese's Senior Bowl

    Tuesday, January 14 2014 11:25 AM EST2014-01-14 16:25:46 GMT
    Veterans of World War Two and Korea will be among those being honored before this year's Reese's Senior Bowl in Mobile. 
    Veterans of World War Two and Korea will be among those being honored before this year's Reese's Senior Bowl in Mobile. 
  • Pensacola Woman Dies from Flu

    Pensacola Woman Dies from Flu

    Sunday, January 12 2014 6:31 PM EST2014-01-12 23:31:31 GMT
    A woman from Pensacola has died from the flu.
    A woman from Pensacola has died from the flu.
  • Bradley Byrne Joins House of Representatives

    Bradley Byrne Joins House of Representatives

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 6:09 PM EST2014-01-08 23:09:13 GMT
    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. 
    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. 
  • Shellfish Waters Closed In Mobile & Baldwin

    Shellfish Waters Closed In Mobile & Baldwin

    Thursday, January 2 2014 6:04 PM EST2014-01-02 23:04:26 GMT
    The Alabama Department of Public Health has closed all shellfish growing waters in Mobile and Baldwin counties.
    The Alabama Department of Public Health has closed all shellfish growing waters in Mobile and Baldwin counties.
  • Police Ask For Help Identifying Body

    Police Ask For Help Identifying Body

    Tuesday, December 31 2013 7:09 AM EST2013-12-31 12:09:31 GMT
    Fort Walton Beach police are asking for help identifying a man found dead in Choctawhatchee Bay.
    Fort Walton Beach police are asking for help identifying a man found dead in Choctawhatchee Bay.
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  • Video Captures Deputy Saving Dog

    Video Captures Deputy Saving Dog

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:25:16 GMT
    Video shows a dog being rescued by a deputy Friday morning in a creek near Theodore. The deputy used a rope to pull the dog to safety.
    Video shows a dog being rescued by a deputy Friday morning in a creek near Theodore. The deputy used a rope to pull the dog to safety.
  • Surveillance Camera Captures Police Chase

    Surveillance Camera Captures Police Chase

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:46 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:46:59 GMT
    News 5 has surveillance video of Wednesday's police chase in Baldwin County. Witnesses say they're frustrated with police. News 5's Blake Brown explains.
    News 5 has surveillance video of Wednesday's police chase in Baldwin County. Witnesses say they're frustrated with police. News 5's Blake Brown explains.
  • Apartments May Be Slotted For Downtown Bldg

    Apartments May Be Slotted For Downtown Bldg

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:48:05 GMT

    The old Press Register building on Government Street was built in 1919.

    The old Press Register building on Government Street was built in 1919.

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