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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

Ex-nurse granted bond as she appeals manslaughter conviction

LUCEDALE, Miss. (AP) - A former Mississippi jail nurse convicted in a diabetic inmate’s death has been granted bond while she appeals the verdict.News outlets report former George County jail nurse Carmon Sue Brannan was granted the $200,000 bond by a special judge Thursday. Brannan was convicted of

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-08-17 00:00:00

Man who lived near Biloxi elementary school had child porn. He’s going to prison.

Along with a prison sentence and a fine, Christopher Bryan Smith was ordered to pay $5,000 under the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, which gives restitution to identified victims.

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2018-08-18 07:00:00

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

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

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

WXXV25.COM - 2018-08-16 19:11:22

Coca-Cola United Teamsters Strike Day 9 - WXXV 25

“We’re not asking for much. We just want to be treated equal.” Signs held high, but Coca-Cola United employees claim wages are still low. They say unfair labor practices resulting in what they fear will ultimately end the union has kept 271 employees in four Coca-Cola plants on strike for nine days.

WXXV25.COM - 2018-08-17 22:50:44

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

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


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


A Look Back at Hurricane Camille: 49 Years Ago - WXXV 25

Hurricane Camille started as a tropical wave and quickly became a tropical storm near the Cayman Islands on August 14, 1969. From there the storm grew into a small, but extremely violent hurricane. By August 15th it was already a weak hurricane headed toward the Gulf of Mexico. On Saturday, August 1

WXXV25.COM - 2018-08-17 15:59:25

Mobile Mayor Stimpson’s do-or-die ultimatum jeopardizes city funding for University of South Alabama stadium - Yellowhammer News

In the span of the nine years since, the urgency for South Alabama Jaguar football has gone from decades to days – a message conveyed by Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson. On Wednesday, Stimpson issued an ultimatum to the Mobile City Council: Vote of South Alabama stadium funding or the deal was off.

YELLOWHAMMER NEWS - 2018-08-17 17:31:09

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.


Wreck on I-10 in Jackson County - WXXV 25

Around 4 a.m. officials responded to a car accident on I-10 in Jackson County.Chase Elkins with Mississippi Highway Patrol tells News 25 that a Ford Explorer pulling a trailer was heading eastbound on I-10 near the Pascagoula River Bridge when it lost control and began to roll over.- Advertisement -


CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Bear roams through Saraland subdivision

SARALAND, Ala. (WKRG) -- A homeowner's surveillance camera captured a bear roaming through the Weatherby subdivision in Saraland. Residents say the bear did get into some trash, but no one was hurt. The bear was not captured. Officials are asking Weatherby residents to be cautious.


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


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


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

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?"


Local families of missing women on edge after body found

Earlier this month, we were the only station there when Brittany's mom, Chessie, met with the family of another missing woman's family - Danniella Vian.