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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

'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

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

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

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

Walmart Officially Opens Mobile, Alabama, Distribution Hub - Area Development

The Arkansas-based retailer’s 2.6 million-square-foot facility will supply several regionaldistribution centersthat support approximately 700 Walmart stores in Alabama, Mississippi and beyond. The Mobile facility currently employs 575 full-time workers, with plans calling for a total of 750 once it’

AREADEVELOPMENT.COM - 2018-08-17 12:00:00

Coca-Cola sticking with Alabama operations as union strike continues

Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, in its first statement since the strike began on Aug. 9, said the company has presented "numerous proposals" to the union -- Teamsters Local 991 -- including "offers that increase associate wages over the term of their contract" and "attractive benefits and retiree

AL.COM - 2018-08-16 21:55:00

Everything you need to know about downtown Mobile's open container drinking ordinance

Mobile Police want everyone to know that the open container ordinance will be enforced a week from today, on August 24. That means from noon until midnight, the rules are these:

MYNBC15.COM - 2018-08-17 21:20:38

Illegal immigrant camps not coming to Baldwin County

“Housing illegal immigrants at ill-equipped airfields along the Gulf Coast was always a terrible idea, so I appreciate the confirmation that this plan is no longer being considered,” Byrne said. “We had a team effort to push back this flawed idea, and I especially want to thank Baldwin County Commis

GULFCOASTNEWSTODAY.COM - 2018-08-17 00:00:00

Baldwin County landmark farmers market set to reopen

What hurts the most here says Burris is that when he re-opens the market he can’t even use his own name. "We sold the name day one. I asked my dad if we could and he said yes, so we did. But we would be infringing on their rights because they own the name Burris," said Burris.


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

Aubreigh Nicholas, the Alabama girl who started the Lemon Face Challenge for DIPG, dies

Aubreigh Nicholas, an 11-year-old girl from Mobile who was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) almost exactly 11 months ago, died Wednesday night, according to a Facebook post by her mother, Brooke Nicholas.


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 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


'BlacKkKlansman': For Alabama woman, story rings true

On the screen, an undercover cop walks into his first tense meeting with members of a Ku Klux Klan group he's trying to infiltrate. In the darkness, watching the scene, Nancy Johnson mutters: "It makes me scared all over again."


Rabid fox attack's woman's dog in Loxley

A fox later found to be rabid attacked a dog on County Road 65 in rural Loxley Tuesday. A woman was in her yard with the dog when the fox appeared. She contacted the Loxley Police Department for assistance and then beat the fox off her dog with a long pole. The police arrived, shot the fox, and sent


Daphne police searching for missing 15-year-old boy

ByAnna Beahmabeahm@al.comLevi FrankAnna Beahm | abeahm@al.comDaphne police are searching for a 15-year-old boy who was not been seen since he left home at 11 a.m. Tuesday.Levi Frank left home at 11 a.m. Tuesday and has not returned, Daphne police said in aFacebook post. He was last seen walking sout


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

Majority of NBC 15 viewers polled say city of Mobile should help fund new USA stadium

The poll asked NBC 15's social media followers on Facebook, Twitter and its website the same question, "Should the city of Mobile help out with the funding of a new USA football stadium?"


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