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    Missing Teen Taken by Rip Current off Ship Island

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    Coast Guard officials believe a missing teenager was swept away from Ship Island by a rip current, reports our CBS-affiliate WLOX in Biloxi. More>>

    Memorial Day Early At Battleship

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    It's the earliest possible Memorial Day observance in Mobile. A flag ceremony at sunrise started a day of Memorial Day events.

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    2015 Memorial Day Events

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     There are several events being held along the Gulf Coast to honor the military service of local men and women. More>>

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    Lots of Memorial Day Thunder

    Lots of showers and thunderstorms are in your Memorial Day forecast.  High 83 with a 70% rain chance.  For outdoor events, have Plan B ready. More>>

    Will Measure to Allow Loaded Pistols in Cars Gain Support? Video included

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    A proposal to allow a loaded handgun in the car has overwhelmingly passed the Alabama Senate last week but, it may lack support in the State House. More>>

    Church Says Ireland Needs A "Reality Check" After Gay Marriage Vote

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    Catholic leaders and gay rights activists alike are calling the gay marriage vote in Ireland a sign of a "social revolution." More>>

    Actress Anne Meara, Mother Of Ben Stiller Dies At 85

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    Actress and comedian Anne Meara has died. More>>

    Man With Gun Outside Precinct 2 Out On Bond

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    34-year old Howard Demings is charged with domestic violence, 3rd degree and menacing. More>>

    Kids Learning From One Of The Best Video included

    Baltimore Ravens LB C.J. Mosley (left) Baltimore Ravens LB C.J. Mosley (left)
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     Hundreds turn out for C.J. Mosley's Get Fit Football Camp in Theodore

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    Only 5 Arrests At Widespread Panic Concert Video included

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    No "panic" at the Wharf concert Friday night. More>>

    Poarch Band of Creek Indians Take Over Foley Entertainment Hub Project Video included

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    When the Blue Collar Country Entertainment Complex was announced several years ago, it was hoped that it would be done by now, but due to financial constraints, much of it has yet to start.
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    Scouts Prepare To Honor Veterans Video included

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    Cub Scouts, Boy and Girl Scouts planted flags at each veteran's gravesite in Spanish Fort Saturday. More>>

    Minimal Arrests So Far At Widespread Panic Concert Video included

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    Widespread Panic fans appear well behaved at this point. More>>

    Sands Stimpson Releases Statement About Charges

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    Sands released this statement just before 6:00 p.m. Saturday. More>>

    Can You Identify Theft Suspect in Orange Beach

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    He's suspected of breaking into several vehicles in the area and taking a credit card from one of those vehicles. More>>

    Memorial Day Weekend Traffic Keeps DOT Workers Busy Video included

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    Drivers making the annual pilgrimage to the beach for the Memorial Day holiday were greeted with the gridlock of bumper to bumper traffic on I-10. More>>

    What's Working: Two Bread-Making Teens Making A Lot of Dough Video included

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    In tonight's What's Working, an Economics assignment has turned into a fill blown business for two Washington County teenagers. More>>

    More details coming up on News 5 at Noon

    Baldwin School Superintendent Robbie Owen Resigns Video included

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    Unexpected news on the last day of school in Baldwin County. Superintendent Robbie Owen handed in his resignation. More>>

    Mayor Stimpson's Son Arrested for Impersonating a Cop Video included

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    The son of Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson has been arrested for impersonating a police officer. More>>

    Last Day of School Full of Surprises in Baldwin Co. Video included

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    The dust has started to settle on what was a memorable last day of school in Baldwin County. More>>

    Police Seek Rape Suspect

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    Police say Malik Ali Mabry is responsible for two sexual assaults in West Mobile.
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    Platform Fire in Gulf of Mexico, Some Oil Leaking

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    The Coast Guard has flown over the area and observed a 1.4 nautical mile rainbow sheen drifting southwest of the platform. More>>

    2-Year-Old Drowns in Orange Beach Swimming Pool

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    When crews arrived on scene they found a 2-year-old in cardiac arrest. More>>

    Arrest In Mansion Murders

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    Suspect in killings of wealthy DC family arrested

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    Things Still Nutty In Bienville Square Video included

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    Locals says they will keep feeding the wildlife in Bienville Square, despite a proposed ordinance from Mayor Sandy Stimpson to ban this activity. More>>

    "I Want Him Under the Jail" Woman Said Ex-Boyfriend Kidnapped Her Family Video included

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    Relentless nightmares terrorize a Mobile woman days after an ex-boyfriend kidnapped her and her children at gunpoint, drove her to an abandoned house, and raped her. More>>

    Missouri Fugitive Captured In Gulf Shores Video included

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    Carl Roettgen and his girlfriend were camping in Gulf State Park when they were arrested. More>>

    On the Job Training Program Paying Off Video included

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    It's no secret that many people are out of work, but many of those people aren't even looking for a new job according to a new poll.  More>>

    Hiawatha Robinson Gets 30 Month Prison Sentence Video included

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    Accused child-killer Hiawatha Robinson will serve at least two-and-a-half years in prison on a weapons charge. Robinson was arrested in December for the sexual assault and murder of his daughter, 8-year-old Hiawayi Robinson. More>>

    Christopher Smith Sentenced in Death of Sister Video included

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    Convicted of manslaughter and domestic violence in the 2012 shooting death of his five year old sister, Christopher Smith of Fairhope will spend the next two years in the Baldwin County jail. More>>

    How Pharmacists Restrict Access To Pain Medications Video included

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    Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem. More>>

    Doctor Indictments New Pain For Patients Video included

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    Frustration and confusion for hours at a clinic hit by a federal raid this week. Patients were scrambling for answers and medical records today.

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    Hit-and-Run Reported In Mobile

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    A red truck is the focus of a hit-and run investigation in Mobile. More>>

    MPD Says Woman Attacked Man with Hatchet

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    A bizarre crime report filed with the Mobile Police Department. Investigators say a man called 911 after a woman and her son attacked him with a hatchet. More>>

    Hiawayi Robinson's Father Sentenced for Federal Gun Charge

    Hiawatha Robinson and his daughter Hiawayi (top left). Hiawatha Robinson and his daughter Hiawayi (top left).
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    Hiawatha Robinson, the father accused of murdering his 8-year-old daughter Hiawayi of Prichard, was sentenced today in Mobile on federal gun charges. More>>

    AL Committee Delays Vote on LGBT Hiring Protections

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    An Alabama Senate committee delayed a vote on a bill that would protect gay, lesbian and transgendered state employees from discrimination in the workplace.
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    Fire Destroys Home Early Thursday Morning

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    Firefighters say house was empty More>>

    1 in 7 Cars May Have Airbag Defect Video included

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    Whether it's a high end car or something more economical. The airbag you have, could either be safe, or it could cause serious injury in an accident. More>>

    Mobile Family Prepares for Triplets Video included

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    A Mobile family is getting ready for triple the fun this summer.  More>>

    Clear Message: No Tax Money to Push Side in Referendum Video included

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    It's an issue that came alive during the recent failed school tax referendum when the Baldwin County Public Schools spent close to 250-thousand dollars pushing a yes vote. More>>

    Sidewalk Projects Coming to Gulf Shores Video included

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    In the last six years, seven people have been injured or killed while walking along West Beach, East Beach and Highway 59 in Gulf Shores. More>>

    Dogs Seized In Suspected Fighting Operation

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    Two suspects were arrested and seven dogs were seized this (Wednesday) morning in a suspected dog fighting operation in Walton County, Florida.
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    11th Circuit Upholds Siegelman Conviction, Sentence

    Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman
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    A federal appeals court has upheld the bribery conviction and prison sentence of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman.  More>>

    Letterman Finale Wednesday Night on WKRG

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    The Foo Fighters, a quintessential "Late Show" band, will perform on the finale. More>>

    Georgia Teacher Accused of Letting Students Have Sex

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    An Atlanta-area teacher has been arrested after a parent complained he allowed middle school students to have sex in a storage unit in his classroom. More>>

    Scientists Link Dolphin Deaths in Gulf to 2010 BP Spill

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    In a new study, a team of scientists says there's a definite link between the massive BP oil spill in 2010 and a record number of dolphin deaths along the northern Gulf of Mexico.  More>>

    Police Search For Prichard Hit And Run Driver Video included

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    A man is dead after being hit by a car late Friday night in Prichard. More>>

    Aruba Officials Chase Another Futile Holloway Tip

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    Aruba prosecutors say yet another tip about the location of Natalee Holloway's body turned out to be false after they spent weeks investigating the claim in the unsolved, decade-long disappearance of the U.S. teen.  More>>

    WATCH: Couple Steals Safe from Subway Restaurant

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    Thieves smashed the front glass door of a fast food restaurant in Mary Esther Sunday before making away with the store safe. More>>

    Nebraska Votes to Abolish the Death Penalty

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    Nebraska lawmakers gave final approval on Wednesday to a bill abolishing the death penalty with enough votes to override a promised veto from Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts. More>>

    2 Pain Management Doctors Arrested in Mobile on Drug & Fraud Charges Video included

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    The DEA and FBI are raiding the offices of two Mobile pain management doctors. More>>

    Austal by Air

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    We've shown you the footprint Airbus has at its soon to be completed facility at Brookley Field. But there is another industry that has steadily grown in the past few years into one of the nation's leading shipbuilders.Austal employs about 4 thousand people. That's evident by seeing the the shear number of cars in their parking lots from the air. The company builds futuristic looking aluminum ships for the Navy. The tri-maran Littoral Combat Ship, and the Joint High Speed Vessel. All of the p... More>>

    Oil Spill Off California Coast

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    Cleanup crews are preparing to fan out along a stretch of California coastline stained by crude oil that spilled from broken pipe and flowed into the ocean.  More>>

    Bentley Bent Out Of Shape Over Budget

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    Governor Bentley sent out a short video response on YouTube after the House passes a budget. It's a budget with $200 in cuts and no tax increases.

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    Police Make Arrest In Afternoon Kidnapping

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    Police say Steven King kidnapped woman, three children on Tuesday afternoon More>>

    Mobile by Air: Airbus

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    A helicopter tour of some of the changes taking place in the City of Mobile. We explored the new Airbus sight at Brookley Field.Almost completed, Airbus will begin producing A320 passenger airplanes in the U.S. later this year. It's the company's first assembly plant in the United States, meant to compete head on with Boeing.Airbus calls this a Final Assembly Line (FAL). That means the already fabricated parts will arrive via ship and put together in the giant hanger. Once completed, the airc... More>>

    Jaguar Coach and Pitcher Honored by Sun Belt Conference Video included

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    University of South Alabama right-hander Kevin Hill was named the Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Year and head coach Mark Calvi earned the Sun Belt Conference Ron Maestri Coach of the Year. Hill (9-0) is just the second Jaguar to earn the award, and the first since P.J. Walters earned co-pitcher-of-the-year honors in 2006. He tossed four complete games and two shutouts in the regular season, and finished as the league leader in ERA (1.79), strikeouts (92) and opposing batting average (.19... More>>

    Bayou La Batre Mayor Arrested for Allegedly Harassing Council Member Video included

    Brett Dungan, Mayor of Bayou la Batre, was booked in Mobile Metro Jail on Tuesday afternoon. Brett Dungan, Mayor of Bayou la Batre, was booked in Mobile Metro Jail on Tuesday afternoon.
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    Mobile authorities have arrested Bayou le Batre Mayor Brett Dungan for allegedly harassing a member of the city council. More>>

    Police Take Down Gunman Armed With SKS Semi-Automatic Rifle Video included

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    Several people are lucky to be alive after a home invasion call turned into a shoot-out between a police officer and a man believed to be under the influence of spice. More>>

    Mobile Woman Escapes Kidnapper in Hattiesburg Video included

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    Mobile Police say a woman was forced at gunpoint by a man who made her drive to Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
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    Council Backing Squirrels and Geese Video included

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    The mayor wants to put an end to feeding wild animals More>>

    "We miss Kasey with every breath we take" Video included

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    Just down West Beach Boulevard in Gulf Shores, Kasey Waychoff was walking with sorority sisters back to the beach house they rented for spring break. She never made it.  Her family returned to Baldwin County for the trial of the man that killed her and spoke with News Five after he was convicted. More>>

    Justin Lott Guilty of Manslaughter

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     Guilty on all counts, that's the verdict in the manslaughter trial of Justin Lott who killed 19 year old Kasey Waychoff in a hit and run crash last year in Gulf Shores. More>>

    Top Fittest Cities in U.S.

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    The rankings are in for the fittest, but only one city in Alabama made the list. VIEW TOP 50 More>>

    Family Accused of Cancer Charity Scam

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    Federal investigators say that a Tennessee man and his family used much of the $187 million they raised for cancer patients to buy cars, luxury cruises, and pay for college tuition. More>>

    Police: Gunman was on Spice During Shootout with Cops Video included

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    Mobile Police say the gunman involved in a shootout with police was high on the synthetic drug "spice" during the incident on Monday night. More>>

    More Than 100 People Arrested at Hangout Music Festival

    People enjoyed the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama. People enjoyed the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
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    Police in Gulf Shores say officers arrested more than 100 people during the four day Hangout Music Festival. More>>

    Complaint Filed Against YouTube's New Kid App

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    Consumer advocacy groups say YouTube's new kids app contains inappropriate content that's not safe for children. More>>

    BREAKING: Lott Guilty on All Counts in Killing of Kasey Waychoff Video included

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    The jury has gone home for the night in the manslaughter trial of Justin Lott. He is the Montgomery man accused in the hit and run death of 19 year old Kasey Waychoff last year during spring break in Gulf Shores. More>>

    Costco Begins Signing People Up

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    There was a pretty good turnout today at the new Mobile Costco. Dozens of people were eager to pay for a membership even though they can't shop yet.

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    Alabama Minister Arrested for Gay Marriage Ceremony Pleads Guilty

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    A minister who tried to perform a gay wedding in an Alabama courthouse has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. More>>

    School Bus Cameras to Target Dangerous Drivers Video included

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    The Alabama Legislature is about to approve a new law that would let Mobile County go after motorists who ignore school bus stop signs. More>>

    Saving The Honeybee

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    Feds propose multi-pronged plan to bolster decline in bees

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    Lightning Strike Survivor Speaks from Hospital Video included

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    Roseann Buchanan, of Semmes, survived a lightning strike that sent her to the Intensive Care Unit with burns and injury. She tells the story of what happened here. More>>

    A Sneak Peek Inside the New Costco Video included

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    Costco has long been known as the place for a deal on bulk toilet paper, mattresses, and wine, and many other household items -- but until, now, it had yet to open in the Mobile area.
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    Parents Protest Over Bullying Concerns Video included

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    A small group of parents at Semmes Middle School says they are fed up with bullying at the school. The group of about 20 parents protested outside the school this morning. They held signs that said, "Just Say No To Bullies." They contend their children have been bullied, and that school administrators aren't doing anything about it. There has been some tension at the school, after video surfaced last week that showed students fighting at school. Several of them were suspended. The parents pr... More>>

    Mobilian Named Manager of Major League Baseball Team Video included

    Mobile, Alabama native Dan Jennings named manager of the Miami Marlins. Mobile, Alabama native Dan Jennings named manager of the Miami Marlins.
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    A Mobile native has been named the manager of a major league baseball team and he's taken an unusual route to the job. More>>

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    • Plain Gardening: Shore Acres

      Plain Gardening: Shore Acres

      Friday, May 22 2015 2:24 PM EDT2015-05-22 18:24:58 GMT
      Gardening expert Bill Finch calls this season American Summer; it's like summer in most parts of the country. But if you want color that lasts, you need plants for the coming Gulf Summer, which is hotter and wetter than most other places.
      Gardening expert Bill Finch calls this season American Summer; it's like summer in most parts of the country. But if you want color that lasts, you need plants for the coming Gulf Summer, which is hotter and wetter than most other places.
    • Plain Gardening: Squash

      Plain Gardening: Squash

      Friday, May 15 2015 11:14 AM EDT2015-05-15 15:14:30 GMT
      It's big, it's tall, and it's squash! Lots of folks try to grow yellow squash on the Gulf Coast…but did you know it's an import from the dry southwestern U.S.? Because it's not native—and because it spreads across the ground—it's very susceptible to an insect called the Squash Vine Borer.
      It's big, it's tall, and it's squash! Lots of folks try to grow yellow squash on the Gulf Coast…but did you know it's an import from the dry southwestern U.S.? Because it's not native—and because it spreads across the ground—it's very susceptible to an insect called the Squash Vine Borer.
    • Spring Planting: Choosing The Right Stuff

      Spring Planting: Choosing The Right Stuff

      Friday, May 8 2015 1:56 PM EDT2015-05-08 17:56:52 GMT
      With tomato planting season over, what should you choose to put in your Spring garden?
      With tomato planting season over, what should you choose to put in your Spring garden?
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