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New charges for suspect in Mobile police shootout

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) - The man accused of shooting at Mobile police now faces new charges. 32-year-old Tommy Goleman is who Mobile police believe shot at officers Thursday night, and then leading police on a manhunt that lasted well into Friday afternoon.


Mobile County approves purchase of Fowl River fish camp

The Mobile County Commission voted Tuesday to approve the purchase of land that will become a new public boat ramp on Fowl River. The vote approves the purchase for $95,000 of about 1.7 acres of land on Fowl River Road, at a site which for years has been the Memories Fish Camp. The land had been for


Mobile County pulls investment authority from treasurer

The Mobile County Commission voted Wednesday to shift day-to-day control over millions of dollars in investments from its treasurer to its finance director. The decision appears to be motivated by short-term concerns but may also reflect a larger discussion over whether Mobile County needs a treasur


Mall fight caught on camera

Mobile, Ala. (WKRG) -- A new viral video is making the rounds on social media showing a fight at the Shoppes at Bel Air Mall. Viewers sent this video into News 5. They said the fight happened shortly before 1 pm on Tuesday afternoon.


Mobile County woman ejected from car in US Highway 45 fatal crash

MOBILE, Ala. (WEAR-TV) — A Mobile County woman was ejected from her car during a single-car crash according to Alabama State Troopers. The report states, state troopers responded to a single vehicle crash on Wednesday on US Highway 45 near Georgetown-Chunchula Road in northern Mobile County.


Alabama Man Who Noticed Elderly Woman Eating Alone Invited Her To Dine With Him And His Friends

After Jamario Howard found out that the unidentified woman was widowed, he invited her to share a meal with him and his friends. It often doesn’t take a lot to be kind to something, and Jamario Howard and his friends proved that when they invited an elderly woman they saw eating alone to dine with t


Photo of 3 Alabama men who kept widow company at restaurant goes viral

A photograph showing three men dining at an Alabama restaurant with a newly widowed woman they had just met on April 18, which happened to be the day before her would-be 60th anniversary, has gone viral.


Man caught on camera stealing bag from car wash

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) - A man was caught on camera taking a woman's bag from her trunk at a car wash. The woman tells News 5 she put her belongings in her trunk but thinks it didn't latch. She said a man in a red polo came and started to dry her car with a towel, she asked if he worked there and he ig


Alabama Ninth-Grader Dies by Suicide After He Was Bullied for Being Gay: 'He Was Full of Light'

An Alabama teen, who has been described as being “full of light,” tragically took his own life after constant homophobic bullying. His mother, Camika Shelby, says she’s still “shocked.”


Alabama man dies after vehicle strikes horse on county road, police say

An Alabama man was killed early Monday morning after the vehicle he was driving struck a horse, authorities said. Aaron Wayne West, 28, of Higdon, was driving along Jackson County Road 92 when his 2006 Infiniti struck the animal and overturned, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said in a news relea


Earthquake detected in Alabama for second straight day

For the second straight day, a small earthquake has been detected in Alabama, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Instruments detected a magnitude 2.5 earthquake in central Alabama near the metro Birmingham area about 1:36 a.m. Wednesday, the USGS said.


Video of officers in Alabama hitting woman investigated

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – An Alabama police department is investigating a video of an arrest that shows two Tuscaloosa police officers punching and using a baton to hit a woman during a traffic stop.


The Latest: Alabama police chief 'disgusted' by arrest video

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Latest on a videotaped arrest by Alabama police (all times local):. An Alabama police chief says he's "disgusted" by a video recording showing an officer threatening and cursing a woman during a traffic stop that turned violent.


Former sports anchor sues Alabama TV station for discrimination, fraud

A former Montgomery television sports anchor is suing the TV station he worked for over racial discrimination and breach of contract, claiming at least one colleague made sexist remarks and racial jokes regarding his Spanish heritage.


Lottery in Alabama? Will it finally happen? Here’s what you need to know

Alabama voters could soon have their say on a statewide lottery. Here’s what you need to know about the latest chapter in the long – and complicated – history of efforts to bring a lottery to Alabama.


Man killed, Mobile officer hurt in police chase

PRICHARD, Ala. (AP) — One man is dead and an Alabama police officer is injured after both were struck by a police car during an early morning chase. A statement from the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office says Prichard police officer Simeon Beeson attempted to pull over a car for a traffic violation abo


2 Alabama corrections officers arrested on drug charges

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Two corrections officers in south Alabama have been arrested on drug charges. According to the Alabama Department of Corrections, 25-year-old Darryl Jerome Bradley was arrested over the weekend for attempting to smuggle illegal contraband into Station Correction Facility in Elmore


Alabama lawmakers hear pros, cons of medical marijuana

A plan to allow the production and use of medical marijuana in Alabama is up for discussion today in the State House. The Senate Judiciary Committee will conduct a public hearing on the bill by Sen. Tim Melson, R-Florence.


Caught in the Act: Suspect identified by DNA

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) -- A suspect featured on Caught in the Act has been captured months after the crime. Mobile Police said Jedarrious Cooley broke into a house by going through a window. Once inside, police said he was startled by the family dog.


LIVE REPORT: VT Halter Marine leaders meet in Jackson County

The presidents of VT Halter Pascagoula and the company's shipyard in Singapore are addressing the Jackson County Economic Development Foundation Wednesday. Doug Walker is there and has details.