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Falsely Accused of Shoplifting, but Retailers Demand They Pay

“I didn’t feel like I had a prayer,” said Crystal Thompson of Eight Mile, Ala., whom Walmart accused — mistakenly, an employee later acknowledged — of shoplifting about $70 in groceries. A lawyer for Walmart threatened a lawsuit if she didn’t pay $200.

MSN.COM - 2018-08-18 12:00:45

Researchers say reporting manatee sightings may save their lives

The network is keeping a close eye on the toxic algae bloom in Florida that's already led to as many as 80 manatee deaths in our neighbor state. Senior Marine Scientist at the DISL, Dr. Ruth Carmichael said, “We have not confirmed manatees affected by toxic algae in Alabama this year but know manate

WKRG - 2018-08-17 20:05:22

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Truck out of control and man running from crash scene

MOBILE, Ala (WKRG) - WKRG News 5 has obtained EXCLUSIVE surveillance video of a truck careening out of control, and man running from a deadly crash scene.

WKRG - 2018-08-17 19:02:36

Walmart opens first Alabama distribution center in Mobile

It’s the first distribution center in the state of Alabama, and sixth in the nation. The building itself covers 2.6 million square feet, 45 football fields can fit inside the facility. This center helps serve about 700 Walmart stores in Alabama, Mississippi and beyond, creating a positive economic i


Drag Queen Story Tellers comes to Mobile

In this Saturday, May 13, 2017 photo, Lil Miss Hot Mess reads to children during the Feminist Press' presentation of Drag Queen Story Hour at the Park Slope Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

WKRG - 2018-08-18 17:02:50

Bond hearing for stabbing suspect postponed

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) - The bond hearing for the man accused of stabbing his father and attacking a woman and her toddler has been postponed. Tyrone Owen's bond hearing was supposed to be Friday morning, but was pushed back until Tuesday. The District Attorney's Office did not give a reason why.

WKRG - 2018-08-17 22:15:01

Mobile Councilman John Williams: Mayor Sandy Stimpson 'burned a bridge' in USA funding proposal

Stimpson said Wednesday he met with University of South Alabama president Tony Waldrop and the two are "in sync" in urging the city council to vote at their next meeting Aug. 21. If not, Stimpson said, he and Waldrop will no longer support the motion.

AL.COM - 2018-08-17 05:57:00

Mobile Police investigate accident on Government Street, 2 lanes blocked

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) -- The Mobile Police and Mobile Fire-Rescue are on the scene of an accident on Government Street and Michigan Avenue.Police have blocked off the westbound lanes of Government Street were blocked to traffic. Traffic is being diverted on to the turn lane.News 5 is on the scene gath

WKRG - 2018-08-17 01:04:32

'Out of order': Unrest continues in Gulf Shores over apartment complex

A sign along Regency Road in Gulf Shores, Ala., lets residents know when the next Gulf Shores City Council meeting is taking place. Residents are planning to show up to council and planning commission meetings to object to a proposed 206-unit apartment complex. (John Sharp/jsharp@al.com).

AL.COM - 2018-08-17 16:09:00

What's Working: Daphne business owner hopes to save the life of complete stranger

DAPHNE, Ala. (WKRG) -- In tonight's What's Working, if you had the chance to save someone's life, someone you didn't even know, would you do it? A Daphne business owner did. Andy McGhee owns two Lenny's Subs and Grill restaurants in Baldwin County.

WKRG - 2018-08-17 22:28:34

Grand Hotel to reach milestone at month's end

POINT CLEAR, Ala. (WKRG) -- The Grand Hotel announced Friday it will officially become the Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa on August 29, completing a three-year renovation. On that day it will join Marriott International's Autograph Collection Hotels.

WKRG - 2018-08-17 19:32:29

Police identify victim of Mobile crash

Mobile police have identified the victim of aThursday night crashin Mobile as 45-year-old Leslie Cunningham.Cunningham was found dead inside a car that crashed near a Walgreens on Government Street around 7:25 p.m. Thursday. The driver of the vehicle was found suffering with injuries at a beauty sup

AL.COM - 2018-08-17 17:24:00

Mobile woman missing for more than 4 months, police say

ByAnna Beahmabeahm@al.comKathleen LambAnna Beahm | abeahm@al.comMobile police are searching for a woman who has been missing for more than four and a half months.Family members have not seen 53-year-old Kathleen Lamb since April 1, police said.Police said Lamb is known to frequent the area of Highwa


Moss Point man pleads guilty to cocaine conspiracy - WXXV 25

A Moss Point man pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine.Sixty-four year-old Keith Lavell Brown faces a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $10 million fine. Brown admitted being involved in a conspiracy to bring cocaine to the Mississip


Mobile teen wanted for murder arrested during traffic stop in Northwest Florida

Russell was found during a traffic stop on State Road 87 and Farrington Road by the Florida Highway Patrol. In the report from FHP, he was a passenger in a white SUV, pulled over for speeding. A trooper says he could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the SUV and started a criminal investi


Strike continues at local Coca-Cola locations one week later

The strike at Coca-Cola locations on the Gulf Coast continues one week later. More than 200 employees at the Coca-Cola locations in Mobile, Robertsdale, Leroy, and Ocean Springs have been on strike since August 9.

WKRG - 2018-08-16 23:31:21

Suspect charged in West Mobile stabbing

Tyrone Owen, 23, was booked at 9:17 p.m. on Wednesday, hours after police say he stabbed his 56-year-old father on Wynnridge Drive and attacked his father's 35-year-old neighbor and her 2-year-old child.


Former Black Spring Break promoter pleads guilty to drug charges. What’s next?

A Moss Point man who promoted events during Black Spring Break on the Mississippi Gulf Coast on Wednesday pleaded guilty to drug charges.Keith Lavell Brown, 46, pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine.Brown admitted to being involve


See a manatee? Report it.

Elizabeth Hieb manages the Manatee Sighting Network. She said, "We have made some amazing discoveries from public sighting reports. Every sighting is important, and now, more than ever, we are asking residents and visitors to our area to report manatee sightings even if they have already reported in


Toddler among those injured in West Mobile attack

There is a large police presence in a West Mobile neighborhood. It's happening in the 7000 block of Wynnridge