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  • VA Director Out In Biloxi

    VA Director Out In Biloxi

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:28 AM EDT2014-08-23 04:28:19 GMT
    Anthony Dawson has been assigned to a new post in Jackson, Mississippi.
    Anthony Dawson has been assigned to a new post in Jackson, Mississippi.

  • Drifting Dryers Lead To Jail Explosion

    Drifting Dryers Lead To Jail Explosion

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-08-23 01:09:44 GMT

    Would you believe flooded gas powered clothes dryers lead to the deadly blast at the Escambia County Jail in Florida? That’s the finding of an attorney hired by the County Commission to investigate the spring explosion.

    Would you believe flooded gas powered clothes dryers lead to the deadly blast at the Escambia County Jail in Florida? That’s the finding of an attorney hired by the County Commission to investigate the spring explosion.


  • Band Teacher Charged for Sex with Students

    Band Teacher Charged for Sex with Students

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-08-23 00:20:02 GMT
    Jeffery Lance Gainous faces a total of 12 charges for allegedly engaging in sexual acts with his female students during his time as band director at T.R. Miller High School in Brewton.
    Jeffery Lance Gainous faces a total of 12 charges for allegedly engaging in sexual acts with his female students during his time as band director at T.R. Miller High School in Brewton.
  • Environmentalists Worry About Run Off at McGowin Park

    Environmentalists Worry About Run Off at McGowin Park

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:35:27 GMT
    Work on the McGowin Park shopping complex is proceeding at breakneck speed. Members of Mobile Baykeeper are surprised the entire 80-acre site was cleared all at once.
    Work on the McGowin Park shopping complex is proceeding at breakneck speed. Members of Mobile Baykeeper are surprised the entire 80-acre site was cleared all at once.

  • Baldwin School Survey on Growth

    Baldwin School Survey on Growth

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:45:02 GMT
    There are a lot of opinions when it comes to overcrowding and building new schools in Baldwin County. Now there's a way for folks to have their voice heard.
    There are a lot of opinions when it comes to overcrowding and building new schools in Baldwin County. Now there's a way for folks to have their voice heard.

  • Alleged Bondage in Brewton Band Room

    Alleged Bondage in Brewton Band Room

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:10:13 GMT
    Jeffery Gainous, 32Jeffery Gainous, 32
    WKRG News 5 is learning more about the former local band teacher accused of having sexual relationships with his students.
    WKRG News 5 is learning more about the former local band teacher accused of having sexual relationships with his students.
  • Teen Pregnancy Declines Across Nation

    Teen Pregnancy Declines Across Nation

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:57:50 GMT
    The national rate for teen pregnancy has dropped 57 percent over the past two decades according to the Center for Disease Control.
    The national rate for teen pregnancy has dropped 57 percent over the past two decades according to the Center for Disease Control.
  • The Politics of Gambling

    The Politics of Gambling

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:49:46 GMT
    Football begins this weekend but the games many would like to see in Alabama; electronic bingo, a lottery or other games of chance. The odds of that happening could improve depending on who is elected to statewide office in the fall.
    Football begins this weekend but the games many would like to see in Alabama; electronic bingo, a lottery or other games of chance. The odds of that happening could improve depending on who is elected to statewide office in the fall.

  • Keeping Helmets Safe Costly for Schools

    Keeping Helmets Safe Costly for Schools

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:38:40 GMT
    Mobile County schools get $1,600 a year for helmets from the school-system. Coaches say that amount doesn't come close to covering costs of buying new helmets and reconditioning old ones
    Mobile County schools get $1,600 a year for helmets from the school-system. Coaches say that amount doesn't come close to covering costs of buying new helmets and reconditioning old ones
  • Changes Possible to Baldwin Express

    Changes Possible to Baldwin Express

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:36 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:36:36 GMT
    Baldwin County's Beach Express is changing how motorists get around the southern part of the county and the 13 mile stretch could be in line for some changes too.
    Baldwin County's Beach Express is changing how motorists get around the southern part of the county and the 13 mile stretch could be in line for some changes too.

  • Crisis Center Calls Go Up After Actor’s Suicide

    Crisis Center Calls Go Up After Actor’s Suicide

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:49:55 GMT
    Robin Williams' suicide prompted many others who feel the same way to reach out for help, including here in Mobile.
    Robin Williams' suicide prompted many others who feel the same way to reach out for help, including here in Mobile.
  • Mobile City Retirees Facing Big Healthcare Cut

    Mobile City Retirees Facing Big Healthcare Cut

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:37:56 GMT

    City retirees 65 and up will lose city healthcare coverage if the new budget passes. Some retirees say it breaks a decades old promise while city officials say the current system is unsustainable.

    City retirees 65 and up will lose city healthcare coverage if the new budget passes. Some retirees say it breaks a decades old promise while city officials say the current system is unsustainable.


  • Ala. Judge Could Avoid Prosecution in Atlanta

    Ala. Judge Could Avoid Prosecution in Atlanta

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:45:05 GMT
    Judge Mark FullerJudge Mark Fuller
    An Alabama federal judge could avoid prosecution for domestic violence in Atlanta. 
    An Alabama federal judge could avoid prosecution for domestic violence in Atlanta. 
  • Study: Daphne Among Safest Cities in Ala.

    Study: Daphne Among Safest Cities in Ala.

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:02 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:02:09 GMT
    Daphne is the only city in southern Alabama to be named one of safest cities in the state, according to a new report.
    Daphne is the only city in southern Alabama to be named one of safest cities in the state, according to a new report.
  • Governor Race Comes to Orange Beach

    Governor Race Comes to Orange Beach

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:27:08 GMT
    Republican Gov. Robert Bentley and his Democratic opponent, former U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith, will make dueling campaign speeches in Orange Beach.
    Republican Gov. Robert Bentley and his Democratic opponent, former U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith, will make dueling campaign speeches in Orange Beach.
  • Freeman Jockisch Moved to Louisiana Facility

    Freeman Jockisch Moved to Louisiana Facility

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:05:25 GMT
    News 5 has learned former Mobile County Commissioner, Freeman Jockisch, is now in a low security, federal prison in Louisiana.
    News 5 has learned former Mobile County Commissioner, Freeman Jockisch, is now in a low security, federal prison in Louisiana.
  • Alabama Suspended From Military Equipment Program

    Alabama Suspended From Military Equipment Program

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:47:20 GMT
    A program that supplies surplus military equipment to Alabama law enforcement agencies has been on hold since March.
    A program that supplies surplus military equipment to Alabama law enforcement agencies has been on hold since March.
  • Christmas Town Owners Talk about "Tough Decision" to Close Store

    Christmas Town Owners Talk about "Tough Decision" to Close Store

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:43:03 GMT
    A landmark store in Mobile that people have enjoyed for generations is closing its doors. Robert Moore and Company Christmas Town on Halls Mill Road is unplugging the Christmas lights after 38 years in business. News 5 sat down with owner, Robert Moore, and General Manager, Larry Heard. In a tearful interview, they talked about how difficult a decision it was to close the store.
    A landmark store in Mobile that people have enjoyed for generations is closing its doors. Robert Moore and Company Christmas Town on Halls Mill Road is unplugging the Christmas lights after 38 years in business. News 5 sat down with owner, Robert Moore, and General Manager, Larry Heard. In a tearful interview, they talked about how difficult a decision it was to close the store.
  • Future of Exploreum Uncertain

    Future of Exploreum Uncertain

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:22:21 GMT
    With city budget cuts on the table, many organizations are looking at ways to trim the fat or find money somewhere else. The Exploreum is in that group.
    With city budget cuts on the table, many organizations are looking at ways to trim the fat or find money somewhere else. The Exploreum is in that group.
  • Attempted Murder-Suicide in Gulf Shores

    Attempted Murder-Suicide in Gulf Shores

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:50:07 GMT
    News 5 is at the scene of an alleged murder-suicide attempt in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
    News 5 is at the scene of an alleged murder-suicide attempt in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
  • Orange Beach School Split Update

    Orange Beach School Split Update

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:20:52 GMT

    A special referendum will be held September 23rd in Orange Beach. Residents will be asked to vote yes or  no on a 5 mil property tax increase to fund a city school system.

    A special referendum will be held September 23rd in Orange Beach. Residents will be asked to vote yes or  no on a 5 mil property tax increase to fund a city school system.

  • Report: Local Band Teacher Arrested for Sex with Student

    Report: Local Band Teacher Arrested for Sex with Student

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:19:50 GMT
    Jeffrey Lance Gainous, 32Jeffrey Lance Gainous, 32
    A former band teacher at T.R. Miller High School is accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student.
    A former band teacher at T.R. Miller High School is accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student.
  • Mobile Will Not Name Road Projects Yet

    Mobile Will Not Name Road Projects Yet

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:56:41 GMT

    Mobile’s Mayor wants more than $4 million for roads, drainage and building repair. A city engineer says they don’t have specifics yet on where that money will go.

    Mobile’s Mayor wants more than $4 million for roads, drainage and building repair. A city engineer says they don’t have specifics yet on where that money will go.


  • Scambuster: IRS Phone Scam

    Scambuster: IRS Phone Scam

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:40:32 GMT
    Folks are getting calls from people claiming to be the IRS, telling them to pay thousands in back taxes or go to jail.
    Folks are getting calls from people claiming to be the IRS, telling them to pay thousands in back taxes or go to jail.
  • Police Looking for Credit Card Thief

    Police Looking for Credit Card Thief

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:24:05 GMT
    Jessica Leanna McQueen, 23Jessica Leanna McQueen, 23
    Mobile Police are looking for information regarding the whereabouts of 23 year-old Jessica Leanna McQueen.
    Mobile Police are looking for information regarding the whereabouts of 23 year-old Jessica Leanna McQueen.
  • Dauphin Island Sea Lab Expanding

    Dauphin Island Sea Lab Expanding

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:59:13 GMT
    The state marine laboratory at Dauphin Island is expanding.The Dauphin Island Sea Lab has started work on a new research center for the Alabama Marine Mammal Stranding Network.
    The state marine laboratory at Dauphin Island is expanding.The Dauphin Island Sea Lab has started work on a new research center for the Alabama Marine Mammal Stranding Network.
  • News 5 Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge

    News 5 Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:20:43 GMT
    You've seen ALS Ice Bucket videos online, but none like this.
    You've seen ALS Ice Bucket videos online, but none like this.
  • Precious Poodle Needs Home

    Precious Poodle Needs Home

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:22:24 GMT
    Our Pet of the Week is a two year old poodle named Lucille. She is looking for a home at the Mobile SPCA. She is a happy dog, and her fur is very soft! She was found in a local cemetery. She is crate-trained, and could well be house-trained.If you are interested in adopting Lucille, call the Mobile SPCA at (251)633-3531.
    Our Pet of the Week is a two year old poodle named Lucille. She is looking for a home at the Mobile SPCA. She is a happy dog, and her fur is very soft! She was found in a local cemetery. She is crate-trained, and could well be house-trained.If you are interested in adopting Lucille, call the Mobile SPCA at (251)633-3531.
  • Online Vehicle Recall Check

    Online Vehicle Recall Check

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:59 AM EDT2014-08-20 09:59:26 GMT
    US safety agency offers online recall check
    US safety agency offers online recall check
  • ALS Patient: Disease Breaks Down Body but Not Spirit

    ALS Patient: Disease Breaks Down Body but Not Spirit

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:44:03 GMT
    The ALS Association says the ice bucket challenge is having a huge impact in helping them raise money and awareness for the disease.
    The ALS Association says the ice bucket challenge is having a huge impact in helping them raise money and awareness for the disease.
  • Lifeguards Work Almost Done

    Lifeguards Work Almost Done

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:46:37 GMT
    Two young children are recovering after near drowning's in Gulf Shores. The first in a retention pond at an apartment complex. The second, in a pool in the 1300 block of West Beach Blvd. in Gulf Shores. The latest in what seems to have been a summer of close calls and near misses.
    Two young children are recovering after near drowning's in Gulf Shores. The first in a retention pond at an apartment complex. The second, in a pool in the 1300 block of West Beach Blvd. in Gulf Shores. The latest in what seems to have been a summer of close calls and near misses.

  • Proposed City Budget Threatens Non-Profits

    Proposed City Budget Threatens Non-Profits

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:44:36 GMT
    Last year, about sixty agencies split $2.6 million. This year they will compete for just $1.2 million with the United Way of Southwest Alabama, and not the city, determining exactly which organizations get how much, if anything.
    Last year, about sixty agencies split $2.6 million. This year they will compete for just $1.2 million with the United Way of Southwest Alabama, and not the city, determining exactly which organizations get how much, if anything.
  • Does South Baldwin County Need Another High School?

    Does South Baldwin County Need Another High School?

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:35:55 GMT

    Foley High is the largest high school in Baldwin County, prompting some to ask the board of education to build a new facility in a neighboring community.

    Foley High is the largest high school in Baldwin County, prompting some to ask the board of education to build a new facility in a neighboring community.

  • Gulf Shores Chief : "You Blew It"

    Gulf Shores Chief : "You Blew It"

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:50:39 GMT
    Amid the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, one local police chief is lashing out against Captain Ronald Johnson, and the way he is handling the town's chaos.
    Amid the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, one local police chief is lashing out against Captain Ronald Johnson, and the way he is handling the town's chaos.
  • City Employees Give Budget Mixed Reviews

    City Employees Give Budget Mixed Reviews

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:18:52 GMT

    Most say they’re happy to get a raise at all. Privately, many wish it was a lot more money.

    Most say they’re happy to get a raise at all. Privately, many wish it was a lot more money.


  • Gulf Shores Chief Calls Out Missouri Captain

    Gulf Shores Chief Calls Out Missouri Captain

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:40:59 GMT
    The Gulf Shores Police Chief doesn't hold much back in an open letter written to Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson. Chief Ed Delmore wrote the letter Sunday on the website LawOfficer.com. His message to the captain, "you blew it."
        The Gulf Shores Police Chief doesn't hold much back in an open letter written to Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson. Chief Ed Delmore wrote the letter Sunday on the website LawOfficer.com. His message to the captain, "you blew it."
  • Hurricane Ivan's Impact on the Gulf Coast

    Hurricane Ivan's Impact on the Gulf Coast

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:08:48 GMT
    Hurricane Ivan's Impact on the Gulf Coast. This 30 minute program chronicles the arrival and aftermath of Hurricane Ivan, in 2004 on the Gulf Coast. Ivan was a historic storm that changed the way we plan for hurricanes. See the anticipation, the preparation, the evacuation and the devastation.
    Hurricane Ivan's Impact on the Gulf Coast. This 30 minute program chronicles the arrival and aftermath of Hurricane Ivan, in 2004 on the Gulf Coast. Ivan was a historic storm that changed the way we plan for hurricanes. See the anticipation, the preparation, the evacuation and the devastation.
  • Malaria Case In Mobile County

    Malaria Case In Mobile County

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:45:49 GMT
    The Mobile County Health Department reports a teenager, who traveled to the Republic of Uganda, is being treated at a local hospital for malaria.
    The Mobile County Health Department reports a teenager, who traveled to the Republic of Uganda, is being treated at a local hospital for malaria.
  • Sea Lab Building Mammal Research Center

    Sea Lab Building Mammal Research Center

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:58 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:58:19 GMT
     Expected to open in mid-2015, the ALMMSN is breaking ground not just on a state-of-the-art research building, but also in data collection and research for Alabama's marine mammals, including manatees, dolphins and whales.
     Expected to open in mid-2015, the ALMMSN is breaking ground not just on a state-of-the-art research building, but also in data collection and research for Alabama's marine mammals, including manatees, dolphins and whales.
  • MPD Looking for Debit Card Thieves

    MPD Looking for Debit Card Thieves

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:57:02 GMT
    Mobile Police are looking for information regarding the identification and/or location of the two male subjects in these photos.
    Mobile Police are looking for information regarding the identification and/or location of the two male subjects in these photos.
  • Man Shot in Cell Phone Robbery

    Man Shot in Cell Phone Robbery

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:39:03 GMT
    A man who refused to give a robber his cell phone was shot early Tuesday morning in Mobile.
    A man who refused to give a robber his cell phone was shot early Tuesday morning in Mobile.
  • Car vs Bus On Dauphin Street

    Car vs Bus On Dauphin Street

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:24:21 GMT
    A crash on Dauphin Street this morning caused traffic trouble for drivers in Mobile. Police tell News 5 a car and what appears to be a MARC bus collided at the intersection of Dauphin and Fulton.
    A crash on Dauphin Street this morning caused traffic trouble for drivers in Mobile. Police tell News 5 a car and what appears to be a MARC bus collided at the intersection of Dauphin and Fulton.
  • Crash-Proof Cars Wanted

    Crash-Proof Cars Wanted

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:33 AM EDT2014-08-19 10:33:08 GMT
    The government wants automakers to develop cars that talk to each other.


    The government wants automakers to develop cars that talk to each other.

  • Hundreds Turnout for Race Forum

    Hundreds Turnout for Race Forum

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-08-19 03:35:55 GMT
    More than 600 people showed up to the Alabama School of Math and Science Monday night.
    More than 600 people showed up to the Alabama School of Math and Science Monday night.
  • Fiery Crash Captured on Video

    Fiery Crash Captured on Video

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-08-18 23:42:17 GMT
    A fiery crash near Biloxi involving a car and an 18-wheeler sends them both bursting into flames.
    A fiery crash near Biloxi involving a car and an 18-wheeler sends them both bursting into flames.
  • School Resource Officers Important Part of Campus Safety

    School Resource Officers Important Part of Campus Safety

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-08-18 23:15:09 GMT

    The Foley Police Department continues to lead Baldwin County when it comes to school safety.

    The Foley Police Department continues to lead Baldwin County when it comes to school safety.

  • Mayor Proposes First Pay Raises in Eight Years

    Mayor Proposes First Pay Raises in Eight Years

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-08-18 23:10:13 GMT
    Mayor Sandy Stimpson calls for two raises in his Fiscal 2014 budget which will be delivered to the city council Tuesday: a 2.5 percent cost of living adjustment in October and another 2.5 percent merit raise in April
    Mayor Sandy Stimpson calls for two raises in his Fiscal 2014 budget which will be delivered to the city council Tuesday: a 2.5 percent cost of living adjustment in October and another 2.5 percent merit raise in April
  • MUST-SEE: Monster Gator is a Jaw-Dropper

    MUST-SEE: Monster Gator is a Jaw-Dropper

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-08-18 23:02:31 GMT
    A massive 15-foot gator caught in Wilcox County is leaving sightseers in complete awe!
    A massive 15-foot gator caught in Wilcox County is leaving sightseers in complete awe!
  • West Nile Virus Reaches Gulf Coast

    West Nile Virus Reaches Gulf Coast

    Monday, August 18 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:39:48 GMT
    The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County has issued a mosquito-borne illness advisory.
    The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County has issued a mosquito-borne illness advisory.
  • Mom and Dad Overdose with Baby in Backseat

    Mom and Dad Overdose with Baby in Backseat

    Monday, August 18 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:12:27 GMT
    A mother and father have been arrested in Louisiana after they were found unconscious in a car with their small children in the backseat. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says both parents admitted to injecting heroin earlier in the day.
        A mother and father have been arrested in Louisiana after they were found unconscious in a car with their small children in the backseat. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says both parents admitted to injecting heroin earlier in the day.
  • Blue Angels Wow Crowds In Chicago

    Blue Angels Wow Crowds In Chicago

    Monday, August 18 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-08-18 19:56:30 GMT
    The Gulf Coast loves the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels, and this weekend, folks in Chicago were treated to an impressive flight performance. The Blues were part of the annual Chicago Air and Water Show on Saturday. The two-day event is the largest free show of its kind in the United States. The Navy Blue Angels F/A-18, U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, and Marine MV-22 Osprey all performed at the show. The weather had different plans for Sunday. Heavy fog rolled in a ground the Blue Angels.
    The Gulf Coast loves the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels, and this weekend, folks in Chicago were treated to an impressive flight performance. The Blues were part of the annual Chicago Air and Water Show on Saturday. The two-day event is the largest free show of its kind in the United States. The Navy Blue Angels F/A-18, U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, and Marine MV-22 Osprey all performed at the show. The weather had different plans for Sunday. Heavy fog rolled in a ground the Blue Angels.
  • Millions Exposed After Hospital Network Hacked

    Millions Exposed After Hospital Network Hacked

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-08-18 18:15:18 GMT
    Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals across the United States, announced on Monday that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients.
    Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals across the United States, announced on Monday that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients.
  • Dollar General vs Dollar Tree

    Dollar General vs Dollar Tree

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:50 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:50:51 GMT
    There's now a bidding war for Family Dollar store. Dollar General is offering about $9.7 billion for the discounter in an effort to trump Dollar Tree's bid, which is about 3 percent less. Last month, Dollar Tree made an $8.5 billion bid for Family Dollar, and Dollar General's board unanimously approved the deal.
    There's now a bidding war for Family Dollar store. Dollar General is offering about $9.7 billion for the discounter in an effort to trump Dollar Tree's bid, which is about 3 percent less. Last month, Dollar Tree made an $8.5 billion bid for Family Dollar, and Dollar General's board unanimously approved the deal.
  • Blue Angels Take Ice Bucket Challenge

    Blue Angels Take Ice Bucket Challenge

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:47:47 GMT
    The Navy's Blue Angels decided to take a challenge after wrapping up their air show performance in Chicago over the weekend. The pilots took part in the ice bucket challenge to raise money for ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease.
    The Navy's Blue Angels decided to take a challenge after wrapping up their air show performance in Chicago over the weekend. The pilots took part in the ice bucket challenge to raise money for ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease.
  • Baldwin School Growing Pains

    Baldwin School Growing Pains

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:40 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:40:45 GMT

    Foley, Daphne and Spanish Fort are some of the growing areas in Baldwin County Public Schools. Foley Elementary is going to the past to help with the expansion needs of the future.

    Foley, Daphne and Spanish Fort are some of the growing areas in Baldwin County Public Schools. Foley Elementary is going to the past to help with the expansion needs of the future.


  • Race Relations Meeting in Mobile Tonight

    Race Relations Meeting in Mobile Tonight

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:26:16 GMT

    Mobile United is hosting a meeting for the community tonight at the Alabama School of Math and Science.

    Mobile United is hosting a meeting for the community tonight at the Alabama School of Math and Science.

  • Young Boy Shot in Mobile

    Young Boy Shot in Mobile

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-08-18 15:47:42 GMT
    A young boy was shot in the abdomen when an unknown person fired several shots into a couple of homes near Dauphin Island Parkway on Friday night.
    A young boy was shot in the abdomen when an unknown person fired several shots into a couple of homes near Dauphin Island Parkway on Friday night.
  • Back-To-School Primer

    Back-To-School Primer

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:46 AM EDT2014-08-18 10:46:55 GMT
    As the new school year begins, here's a quick look at changes for Baldwin County students
    As the new school year begins, here's a quick look at changes for Baldwin County students
  • Race Summit Scheduled for Monday

    Race Summit Scheduled for Monday

    Sunday, August 17 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:36:08 GMT
    Citizens of Mobile will have the opportunity to speak up about racial issues within the city.
    Citizens of Mobile will have the opportunity to speak up about racial issues within the city.
  • Chesney Concert Too Hot For Some To Handle

    Chesney Concert Too Hot For Some To Handle

    Sunday, August 17 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:30:40 GMT
    Around 300 calls were made to paramedics for heat-related injuries.
    Around 300 calls were made to paramedics for heat-related injuries.
  • Daddy Daughter Day in Mobile

    Daddy Daughter Day in Mobile

    Sunday, August 17 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-08-17 15:54:17 GMT
    Bienville Square was packed tonight for a special daddy daughter date night. It's a first for the city and judging from the results, there will be more nights like this to come.
    Bienville Square was packed tonight for a special daddy daughter date night. It's a first for the city and judging from the results, there will be more nights like this to come.
  • Move in Day for USA Students

    Move in Day for USA Students

    Saturday, August 16 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-08-17 03:46:56 GMT
    It was a busy day on the campus of the University of South Alabama. Classes begin Monday and today, hundreds of students  moved into their dorm rooms on campus.
    It was a busy day on the campus of the University of South Alabama. Classes begin Monday and today, hundreds of students moved into their dorm rooms on campus.
  • Kenny Chesney Brings Thousands to Flora-Bama

    Kenny Chesney Brings Thousands to Flora-Bama

    Saturday, August 16 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-08-17 02:07:04 GMT
    Country star Kenny Chesney is performing at the Flora-Bama Saturday to a crowd of about 30,000 people.
    Country star Kenny Chesney is performing at the Flora-Bama Saturday to a crowd of about 30,000 people.
  • 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

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