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Threat to family puts Mobile school on alert, 1 arrested

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Mary B. Austin Elementary School in Mobile was put on a “secure perimeter” Monday morning in response to a threat against a family connected to the school, according to a Mobile County Public School System official. A suspect was arrested off campus. The school was placed on “secure perimeter” and police […]
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One arrested after traffic stop, chase

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG)– A suspect remains at large after a traffic stop and chase following a complaint on May 14. Officers tried to stop a vehicle near Oak Hill Circle on Cottage Hill Road after a resident complained to an officer that the people inside were threatening others. After briefly pulling over, the driver fled […]

‘High-end’ retail development, condos and restaurants proposed for Highway 181 site in Fairhope

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WKRG) – A proposed retail and residential development could be coming to Highway 181 and County Road 48 if the Fairhope Planning Commission approves the project. Artist renderings show what the project could look like if approved, but the development is in the preliminary stages at this point. According to the conceptual drawings […]
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Alabama Inmate Convicted of Murder Captured After Escape

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A man convicted of murder in west Alabama more than a decade ago was captured Monday a day after escaping from a minimum-security corrections center near Mobile, prison officials said. Jeffery Strugg, 31, was discovered missing from community-based facility in Prichard on Sunday, according to...

Op-Ed: Taxpayers should not foot the bill for Amtrak’s Gulf Coast rail service

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) should have a decision very soon on whether they will start new Amtrak rail service in the Gulf Coast from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Mobile, Alabama. This would mark the first return of Amtrak’s passenger service to this part of the country since Hurricane Katrina hit the area in 2005. While perhaps symbolically positive, if the STB were to approve this new passenger service, it would be an unmitigated disaster for freight rail in the area and would put taxpayers on the hook for millions of dollars in wasteful spending.

High school senior gets 96 college acceptances, $1.3 million in scholarships

MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — Not many students can imagine applying to over 100 colleges and universities, much less being accepted to practically all of them!. “I’ve been accepted to Auburn University, Southern University, Alabama State, A&M, just all over the place,” says Fredria Jones, a senior at Blount High School in Prichard, Alabama.

Gayfer's building project gets city funding

MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — A plan to retrofit an old downtown retail store into an affordable housing complex is back on the table. The Mobile City Council is set to hear a proposal that would allocate 8 million dollars towards redeveloping the old Gayfers building downtown. A nonprofit...

USA: Student who threatened faculty member and family in police custody identified

MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — A Mobile elementary school, Mary B. Austin, went on a secured perimeter Monday after officials were notified about a potential threat. Officials tell NBC 15 this all started after a faculty member at the University of South Alabama was threatened by a student, who also threatened his family. That man is now in custody.

New stadiums won't be ready in time for the fall: Mobile Co. Public Schools

MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — New stadiums under construction at five Mobile high schools may not be ready for play this fall. Vigor, LeFlore, B.C. Rain, Davidson and Williamson are all getting new football stadiums. However, supply chain delays and the weather are now being blamed on delays which means those schools may need to find new home fields for the upcoming season.

In boot camp when the atom bomb was dropped

Fairhope, Ala. (WKRG) — Tom McClellan joined the Navy as a young man in 1945–knowing the war was still raging in the Pacific. “Went to boot camp, San Diego. I was in there in boot camp when the A-bomb was dropped on Japan,” he said. At the time, McClellan had four brothers already serving in […]

Mobile nonprofit helping bridge gap in nationwide formula shortage

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Moms and caregivers across the coast and country are still struggling to meet the feeding needs of their babies as the nationwide baby formula shortage continues. There were nearly bare shelves in the formula section of a Mobile Target Monday morning. “This is the only location I’ve come to where they […]

Mobile United celebrates 50th Anniversary with ‘Dining on Dauphin’

The following information was provided by event organizers:. Mobile United, a non-partisan, non-profit organization that focuses on leadership development continues its seven-month long celebration of serving the Mobile community for the past 50 years with a culinary partnership featuring two of Mobile’s best restaurants. Dining on Dauphin, a celebration of our rich cultural history and the culinary creatives who dare to redefine it, will be held on Thursday, May 19th, in Cathedral Square, and will feature a four-course meal and curated wine pairings prepared by the creatives at NoJa and The Noble South.