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    Team Focus Mentors Fatherless Children in Mobile Video included

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    Dozens of boys got a first hand lesson in basketball from some of the best. Former USA Basketball Coach Ronnie Arrow and former USA Athletic Director Joe Gottfried lead a free basketball training clinic. Many of the lessons aren't just about basketball, but also about life. More>>

    Governor's Tax Proposal Is A Hot Topic Video included

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    With the start of the Alabama Legislative session 3 days away, opposition to Governor Robert Bentley's proposal to raise taxes to balance the budget...is coming under fire. More>>

    Kristen Saban Trial Scheduled for August

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    A jury trial has been scheduled to hear the long-running dispute between the daughter of Alabama football coach Nick Saban and a sorority sister who claims that Kristen Saban beat her after a night of drinking. More>>

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    Gray But Warmer Weather Ahead

    As often happens in winter, when we warm up we have clouds and rain. That will be the case this time around. More>>

    UPDATE: Drug Raid in Mobile Video included

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    News 5 has accompanied Mobile authorities on a drug raid in midtown Mobile this morning. More>>

    Local Students Train to Become Farmers in Light of Farmer Shortage Video included

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    Agriculture is the number one employer in the state of Alabama. Fifteen commodities including pork, dairy, wheat, corn, soybeans, cotton and peanuts are all grown here in Mobile County, the interest in farming has dramatically declined over the years and farmers tells us, more are needed.

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    More Answers to Elberta School Investigation, Response Video included

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    More answers about the response and the investigation to the crisis at Elberta Elementary. Shots may have been fired at the school. How did Grice get inside the building? And a woman on campus with a gun wasn't the biggest problem facing responders.

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    Luring More Tourists to the Port City Video included

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    Why should tourists want to visit Mobile? That was the question that brought more than 100 people together Friday at the Mobile Convention Center. More>>

    Gov. Bentley's Plan: Tax Hike on Tobacco, Automobiles Video included

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    With a focus on tax fairness and debt repayment, Governor Robert Bentley on Friday announced his solution to fill a $700 million funding shortfall in the General Fund Budget. More>>

    Homeownership at 20 Year Low Across Nation Video included

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    There's been a damper on the housing market. The number of people owning homes is at a 20 year low across the nation according to he U.S. Census Bureau. Today we checked in with local real-estate agents to see how Mobile is fairing. More>>

    Police Identify Dollar General Burglar

    Jami Makala Owens, 19 Jami Makala Owens, 19
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    Daphne Police have identified the suspect they believe robbed a Dollar General on Tuesday. More>>

    Elberta Gun Incident Suspect's Bond Set at $1M Video included

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    The woman accused of bringing a gun into Elberta Elementary School with the intent of killing her sister has received a $1-million bond. More>>

    POLL: Who Should Be Responsible for the Internet? Video included

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     It's official. The Internet will now be regulated as a public utility. More>>

    GONE! Jimmy Buffett Tickets Sell Out in 90 Minutes Video included

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    Tickets for Jimmy Buffett's homecoming performance at The Wharf in Orange Beach on April 24 sold out in a hurry Friday morning. More>>

    Leonard Nimoy, Spock of "Star Trek", Dead at 83

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    Leonard Nimoy, best known for playing Spock in Star Trek, died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles, according to the New York Times. More>>

    9 Bodies; Police Discover 6 Crime Scenes

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    A man is believed to have killed seven people and injured another in a four-home shooting spree in southern Missouri before fatally shooting himself. More>>

    Local Republican Reps Frustrated with Bentley Video included

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    Republican lawmakers say if the Governor wants to raise taxes he can at least give them details of his plan. More>>

    Woman Behind Elberta School Threat Has Criminal Record Video included

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    This was not Barbara Grice's first run in with the law.
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    Mostly Praises After Elberta School Incident Video included

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    A lot of praises for how law enforcement and school staff diffused a potentially deadly situation Wednesday, with some criticism.

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    Airbus FAL named Project of the Year Video included

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    Professionals in engineering were recognized Thursday night in Mobile.The Mobile Area Council of Engineers held their annual awards banquet Thursday night, handing out individual honors for the top workers in the profession.Engineer of the Year was awarded to William J. Knapp with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Young Engineer of the Year was given to Jason Krick, also with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.They also awarded Airbus's final assembly line as the top engineering project of the ... More>>

    A Mobile PGA Standout Video included

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    Zach Sucher is the first golfer from Mobile to make the PGA Tour since Jimmy Green in 2001. The former St. Paul's standout has a break from the tour and is visiting his family this weekend. Randy Patrick caught up with Zack at the Country Club of Mobile. More>>

    Attempted Murder Charged to Woman in Elberta Gun Incident Video included

    A normal morning for students, parents, and teachers at Elberta Elementary School, but everyone is still talking about the woman who took a loaded gun inside the school's cafeteria with the intent to killer sister. A normal morning for students, parents, and teachers at Elberta Elementary School, but everyone is still talking about the woman who took a loaded gun inside the school's cafeteria with the intent to killer sister.
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    Classes resume Thursday morning after a chaotic afternoon Wednesday. Parents say they're happy with the school's response.

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    Dream Home Work Nearly Complete for Man with Cerebal Palsy Video included

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    An update to the story about 43-year-old Kevin Smith who has cerebral palsy. Work has begun to make his house a home. More>>

    How Reliable Are Breathalyzers? Video included

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    Law enforcement say they're only used to create probable cause. More>>

    What's Next for Barbara Grice Video included

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    The charges against Barbara Grice are mounting. She is now charged with attempted murder, making a terrorist threat, burglary and carrying a gun on a school campus. More charges are likely and will be addressed Friday during her first appearance before a judge.


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    Brittney Wood's Uncle Sentenced in Sex Ring Case

    Randall Scott Wood, 45. Randall Scott Wood, 45.
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    The uncle of a missing south Alabama teenager is going to prison for his role in an incestuous sex ring that abused children. More>>

    Regulators Approve Tougher Rules for Internet Providers Video included

    FCC votes to classify Internet as a public utility FCC votes to classify Internet as a public utility
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    The FCC votes 3-2 in favor of adopting Chairman Tom Wheeler's net neutrality plan, establishing the most broad authority to regulate Internet service providers ever proposed.

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    Mayor Stimpson Invites Public to Tourism Town Hall Meeting Video included

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    Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson wants to talk tourism, specifically how to bring more of it here to the Port City. More>>

    Airbus Looks at More A320 Production for 2017 Video included

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    Published reports are saying that Airbus plans to increase production of its popular A320 single aisle aircraft to 50 planes per month by 2017. More>>

    83,000 sq ft Hospital Going Up in Thomasville Video included

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     Southwestern Alabama gets a huge medical care boost.

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    Job Fair for Veterans Planned for Friday Video included

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    If you're a veteran looking for employment, get your resume' ready. More>>

    Armed Woman Arrested at Elberta Elementary Video included

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     A female suspect is in custody after a shooting at Elberta Elementary School. More>>

    Alabama Power: About 12,000 Customers Without Power

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    Alabama Power officials say about 12,000 customers statewide were without power before dawn Thursday after nearly a foot of snow fell in some parts of the state. More>>

    Parents Rush to School after Shots Fired Report Video included

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    The news of a possible shooting at Elberta Elementary School sent parents into a panic Wednesday. More>>

    Snow Images in North Alabama Video included

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    Roads in several areas of the state have been deemed impassible, but see how some people are making the most of their travels.

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    Alabama Wild Hog Hunt Video included

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    The Alabama Wild Hog population has exploded and hunters and landowners are doing everything they can to battle the elusive animal. Randy Patrick takes a look at what feral hogs are doing in the wild. More>>

    Sentence Given In Parking Lot Manslaughter Video included

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    Maurice White was given a split 10 ½ year sentence in the death of Martha Hinton. More>>

    Judge Blocks Hastie's Lawyers from On Job Interviews Video included

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    Lawyers for Kim Hastie say federal prosecutors are trying to cripple their efforts to defend the Mobile County License Commissioner from corruption charges.

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    Winter Weather Hits North Central AL Video included

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    Snow hits areas around Birmingham. Rain hits Mobile.

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    Massive Crowd at Bel-Air Mall for New Nike Sneakers

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    More than a hundred people crowded in front of the Kid's Foot Locker in Mobile's Bel-Air Mall Wednesday for a new pair of kicks. More>>

    Ahead of Winter Storm, Georgia Delays Woman's Execution

    Kelly Renee Gissendaner Kelly Renee Gissendaner
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    Kelly Renee Gissendaner's execution had been scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday. More>>

    North Alabama Prepares for Snow Video included

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    Precipitation is spreading into Alabama, and forecasters say the state's northern counties be covered by snow within hours. More>>

    Police: Have You Seen This Man?

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    Mobile Police are asking for the help of the public in identifying this person of interest in an active and ongoing investigation.   More>>

    Justices: Fisherman is Off the Hook in Grouper-Tossing Case

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    The man was convicted of getting rid of fish he had caught that were under the minimum legal size permitted in the Gulf of Mexico. More>>

    School Goes into Lockdown for Teen with Toy Gun

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    Mobile Police say Murphy High School went into lockdown on Tuesday for a threat that turned out to be a teenager with a toy gun. More>>

    Pediatricians Treating Several Cases of Severe Stomach Bug Video included

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    This week's cold, wet weather has kept area pediatricians busy. More>>

    Crews Busy With Early Morning Fire Video included

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    Crews say fire started in attic of home

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    Diversifying Emoji Video included

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    In Apple's latest update, emoji get diverse More>>

    Local Veterans React To V.A. Chief McDonald Apology Video included

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    Local veterans we talked to say V.A. Secretary Robert McDonald should resign or be fired for misstating his military record.

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    Eddie Routh Found Guilty In "American Sniper" Murder Trial

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    Former Marine Eddie Ray Routh was found guilty Tuesday night for the murders of American Sniper Chris Kyle and Kyle's friend Chad Littlefield. More>>

    Homeownership Dream Comes True for Man with Cerebral Palsy Video included

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    A local man with cerebral palsy had a dream of homeownership and thanks to a local real-estate agent, his dream is coming true. More>>

    Workshops Help Job Seekers Improve Resume Video included

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    Are you in the market for a job? Whether you have experience or not, you may need to tweak your resume. Local employment agency, Mobile Works is hosting many workshops on how to build the perfect resume that will catch an employer's eye. News 5 sat in on one of the workshops and spoke with job-seekers about some of the challenges theyare facing findinga new job. The workshop was conducted by Marketing Director, Pam Ware. Ware says she is seeing people with a lot of experience who need to work... More>>

    Richardson, Manzie Want Civil Rights Park Video included

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    Unlike Selma or Birmingham, Mobile's civil right struggle was devoid of major violence, but supporters say that doesn't mean there weren't heroes of the struggle. More>>

    Sentence Appealed in Doctor Child Sex Case Video included

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    Prosecutors in Florida are appealing the sentence of a Perdido Key doctor who was found guilty last month of sex charges involving a child. Dr. Brian Lee faces no jail time, can keep his medical license and his conviction will not show up on his record.

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    Alabama's First Married Same-Sex Couple Still Can't Adopt Video included

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    The couple whose lawsuit got Alabama's gay marriage ban ruled unconstitutional is headed back to court after a probate judge again refused to grant their adoption petition. More>>

    No Federal Charges in Trayvon Martin's Death

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    The Justice Department says George Zimmerman will not face federal civil rights charges in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. More>>

    Baldwin County's EMA Director is Leaving Job

    Mitchell Sims is retiring Mitchell Sims is retiring
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    The Baldwin County Commission plans to appoint Deputy Director, Reggie Chitwood, as its next EMA Director. More>>

    Convicted Doctor's Minimal Sentence Being Appealed

    Dr. Brian Mitchell Lee Dr. Brian Mitchell Lee
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    A Florida State Attorney is looking to upgrade the sentence given to an Escambia County doctor convicted of attempting to solicit a minor for sex. More>>

    SPECIAL REPORT: The Journey To Selma Video included

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    In this News 5 Special Report, we travel up to Selma and look back at the 60s and it's historic role in the Civil Rights Movement as well as examine how the city is doing now.

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    Bishop State Closes Feb 25th in Honor of Dr. James Lowe

    Dr. James Lowe will be laid to rest February 25, 2015 in his hometown of Phenix City. Dr. James Lowe will be laid to rest February 25, 2015 in his hometown of Phenix City.
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    Dr. Lowe's funeral will be Wednesday in Phenix City, AL.

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    35 Years Ago Today: The Miracle on Ice

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    35 years ago Tuesday, the United States men's hockey team defeated Russia is what's considered the greatest upset in the history of sports. More>>

    Alabama Republicans Rebuke Own Governor on Tax Hike Video included

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    Governor Robert Bentley keeps talking about raising taxes and members of his own party keep saying it's not going to happen. More>>

    New Restaurants Development For Daphne

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    The Daphne Planning Commission is expected to take up a proposal that would locate at least two new restaurants and other businesses on a vacant tract of land along Highway 90. It would be known as Jubilee Station.The location is where Office Depot was located two years ago, before that business moved across the highway into the Jubilee Square Shopping Center. The old building adjacent to the Jubilee Shell Service Station is expected to be torn down to make way for an Applebee's and Chipotle'... More>>

    New Video of Accused Gulfport Rapist Video included

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    New video surfaced Monday night of the man police say sexually assaulted a woman in the woods behind a Lowes in Gulfport, Mississippi. More>>

    Alabama School Campuses Safe and Secure? Video included

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    Two years since the Sandy Hook shootings a new emphasis on school safety has increased security at school campuses or has it?

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    VIDEO: Sinkhole Opens Up on Sidewalk Video included

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    Two people suffered minor injuries after they fell into a sinkhole that opened up in a pavement in Seoul on Friday. More>>

    Rescuers in Florida Free 19 Manatees Stuck in Drain

    Rescuers in Florida free 19 manatees stuck in drain Rescuers in Florida free 19 manatees stuck in drain
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    Rescuers working late into the night freed 19 manatees who were stuck in a storm drain in central Florida. More>>

    Celebrate 1,000 Stores With A Free Doughnut

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    Krispy Kreme will give away a free doughnut to the first 1,000 customers at each store today. More>>

    Preventing Peanut Allergies

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    Early exposure to peanuts helps prevent allergies in kids More>>

    I-10 Resurfacing Project To Start In Baldwin County Video included

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    Road work begins on I-10 in Baldwin County in March.

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    Alabama Leaders Respond to Terror Threat Video included

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    Congressman Bradley Byrne and Secretary of Law Enforcement Spencer Collier address recent threat on shopping malls in America.

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    Hit and Run Crash Leaves Cancer Patient Looking for Help Video included

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    “And all I could do was just cry – because it hurt to just see my car like that," said Felicia Williams. More>>

    Could 'Liking' a Facebook Post Cost You a Job? Video included

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    In the future, liking a video of cute kittens could be the difference-maker when it comes to landing a job. More>>

    Naked Woman Bound With Tape Found Near Gulf Coast Lowe's

    Woman discovered naked and bound with tape near the Lowe's store in Gulfport. Woman discovered naked and bound with tape near the Lowe's store in Gulfport.
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        A bizarre and scary story out of Gulfport, Mississippi on Monday. Police have arrested a man in connection with a woman who was found naked and bound with tape near a Lowe's store. More>>

    City Salary List Packs Surprises Video included

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    City salaries show some employees can make serious bank in overtime. The numbers show restructuring in some departments.

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    Transmission Line Causes Small Grass Fire Video included

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    Charred grass and burned fences are what remain from Saturday's massive power outage along the Eastern Shore.  More>>

    6-Year-Old Boy Dies, Manhunt Underway for Killer

    Juan Daniels, 28, is being hunted by Alabama authorities. Juan Daniels, 28, is being hunted by Alabama authorities.
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    Authorities say a Montgomery boy has died 10 days after being hurt when a vehicle slammed into an apartment building. More>>

    Alabama Woman Set for Trial in Granddaughter's Running Death

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    Prosecutors are trying to derail a possible defense for an Alabama woman charged with making her granddaughter run until she died. More>>

    Local Nazi Camp Survivor to Be Honored by Mobile Mayor

    Agnes Tennenbaum Agnes Tennenbaum
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    Mayor Sandy Stimpson will present a proclamation honoring Mobilian and Auschwitz survivor, Agnes Tennenbaum Tuesday night. More>>

    Police: 79-Year-Old "Great Aunt" Shot Nephew

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    Mobile Police arrested an elderly woman for allegedly shooting a family member on Sunday. More>>

    'American Sniper' trial delayed because of weather

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    Prosecutors were scheduled Monday to continue their rebuttal against the defense of Eddie Ray Routh, but icy conditions forced proceedings to be canceled. More>>

    L.A.'s Film Industry Seeing Lots of "Action" Video included

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    "I would want nothing more to see an Oscar moving coming out of here," said Drew Hall, Frame 29 Films Producer.Hall is a producer currently based in Mobile. He's a former graduate of the University of Southern Alabama who's worked across the globe. Currently, he's working on his 8th feature film. He'd love to produce big budget film after big budget film, the road to doing that starts with smaller films."Well the smaller guys is very important to us us because they are working constantly and ... More>>

    Local Actor Nominated for SAG Award Video included

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    Phillip Fornah was born to be in the spotlight, and when he was fighting the war in Iraq, he longed for the day when he could finally turn his dream into reality. More>>

    Joey Logano Gives Roger Penske Another Daytona 500 Win

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    Joey Logano, the driver who seemed washed up at 22 years old, has won his first career Daytona 500. More>>

    Disney Hikes Ticket Prices at US Theme Parks

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    Visiting Mickey and Minnie just got more expensive. More>>

    SPECIAL REPORT: Back in the Day Part 3 Video included

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    World War II changed Mobile more than almost any other American city.  More>>

    Exploring the Mobile River Delta: Part 3 Video included

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    This is part 3 of the series Exploring the Delta. In our first two episodes, we looked at the marshy southern Mobile River Delta and the transitional middle Delta.  More>>

    Exploring the Mobile River Delta: Part 2 Video included

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    In part two of a three part series, we head into the middle Delta for wild food and a 5000-year-old suburb. More>>

    Exploring the Mobile River Delta: Part 1 Video included

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    It's as big as Great Smoky Mountains national park, it's one of the wildest places in America, and it's right at our doorstep. The Mobile River Delta is a fascinating place that few of us have explored. More>>

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    • Team Focus Mentors Fatherless Children in Mobile

      Team Focus Mentors Fatherless Children in Mobile

      Saturday, February 28 2015 9:51 PM EST2015-03-01 02:51:16 GMT
      Dozens of boys got a first hand lesson in basketball from some of the best. Former USA Basketball Coach Ronnie Arrow and former USA Athletic Director Joe Gottfried lead a free basketball training clinic. Many of the lessons aren't just about basketball, but also about life.
      Dozens of boys got a first hand lesson in basketball from some of the best. Former USA Basketball Coach Ronnie Arrow and former USA Athletic Director Joe Gottfried lead a free basketball training clinic. Many of the lessons aren't just about basketball, but also about life.
    • Governor's Tax Proposal Is A Hot Topic

      Governor's Tax Proposal Is A Hot Topic

      Saturday, February 28 2015 9:49 PM EST2015-03-01 02:49:27 GMT
      With the start of the Alabama Legislative session 3 days away, opposition to Governor Robert Bentley's proposal to raise taxes to balance the budget...is coming under fire.
      With the start of the Alabama Legislative session 3 days away, opposition to Governor Robert Bentley's proposal to raise taxes to balance the budget...is coming under fire.
    • UPDATE: Drug Raid in Mobile

      UPDATE: Drug Raid in Mobile

      Friday, February 27 2015 9:53 PM EST2015-02-28 02:53:11 GMT
      News 5 has accompanied Mobile authorities on a drug raid in midtown Mobile this morning.
      News 5 has accompanied Mobile authorities on a drug raid in midtown Mobile this morning.
    • GardeningMore>>

    • Plain Gardening: Tree Planting

      Plain Gardening: Tree Planting

      Friday, February 27 2015 3:19 PM EST2015-02-27 20:19:26 GMT
      This episode of Plain Gardening is as timely as today's headlines! Well…as timely as the headlines of a couple of weeks ago, at least. Gardening expert Bill Finch is talking about planting giant trees, like Auburn did recently at Toomer's Corner. That tree was 35 feet tall and about 70,000 pounds.
      Gardening expert Bill Finch is talking about planting giant trees, like Auburn did recently at Toomer's Corner.
    • Plain Gardening: Super Soil

      Plain Gardening: Super Soil

      Monday, February 23 2015 9:36 AM EST2015-02-23 14:36:04 GMT
      It's a leaf, it's a worm…it's Super Soil!Gardening expert Bill Finch says the time for planting tomatoes is near.
      It's a leaf, it's a worm…it's Super Soil!Gardening expert Bill Finch says the time for planting tomatoes is near.
    • Plain Gardening: Trimming Roots

      Plain Gardening: Trimming Roots

      Friday, February 6 2015 12:53 PM EST2015-02-06 17:53:06 GMT
      We're running out of time to transplant potted plants into the ground.But gardening expert Bill Finch says if your plants have been in pots for a while, there are some steps you must take first.
      We're running out of time to transplant potted plants into the ground.But gardening expert Bill Finch says if your plants have been in pots for a while, there are some steps you must take first.
    • RecipesMore>>

    • Austal's Hen & Hog Chili

      Austal's Hen & Hog Chili

      Thursday, February 26 2015 3:57 PM EST2015-02-26 20:57:02 GMT
      Austal’s Hen & Hog ChiliAustal’s Hen & Hog Chili
      One of the many chili dishes you can try at the 26th Annual American Cancer Society Chili Cook off on Saturday, March 7. Try out the Austal's Hen & Hog Chili recipe for yourself.
      One of the many chili dishes you can try at the 26th Annual American Cancer Society Chili Cook off on Saturday, March 7. Try out the Austal's Hen & Hog Chili recipe for yourself.
    • New Orleans Pasta

      New Orleans Pasta

      Wednesday, February 25 2015 2:33 PM EST2015-02-25 19:33:59 GMT
      Culinary Manager Daniel Meeker demonstrates Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen's New Orleans Pasta dish.
      Culinary Manager Daniel Meeker demonstrates Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen's New Orleans Pasta dish.
    • Crab Cakes: Cosmo’s Restaurant and Bar

      Crab Cakes: Cosmo’s Restaurant and Bar

      Monday, February 23 2015 1:35 PM EST2015-02-23 18:35:10 GMT
      A delicious crabcake recipe by our good friends at Cosmos' Restaurant and Bar.
      A delicious crabcake recipe by our good friends at Cosmos' Restaurant and Bar.

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