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Infant found dead in car in downtown Mobile, police investigating

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Mobile Police are investigating after an infant was found dead inside of a car in downtown Mobile last week, according to officials with the department. Officials did not say how old the child was, only that the child was an infant. Police said the infant was found dead in a car […]
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Arrest made in Prichard killing: Police

UPDATE (1:38 p.m.): Prichard Police said they arrested a man they believe was one of the shooters at the Friday, Nov. 4 deadly shooting at St. Stephens Woods Apartments. Jason Hadaway, Prichard lead detective for major crimes, said Tyler Moore is charged with murder. WKRG News 5 was there Tuesday afternoon when Prichard Police moved […]

Man stabbed while walking down street in Mobile

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Officials with the Mobile Police Department said they are investigating a stabbing that happened in Mobile Monday afternoon. Officials said their officers were called to a local hospital after they received a report of a person coming in who had been stabbed. Officers talked to the victim who said he was […]

Backups on I-10 hurting the pockets of truckers and bringing up safety concerns

MOBILE, Ala (WPMI) — If you were driving on I-10 the past few mornings, you may have run into some stand still traffic going into both Virginia street exits. Traffic made up of mostly 18-wheeler container trucks headed toward the APM terminal. The traffic has cleared up, but for truckers on deadlines, being stuck in traffic is less than ideal and some told me they were waiting for hours before getting to the terminal.

City of Fairhope looking to stop invasive plant spread

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WKRG) – They may look harmless, but plants like the camphor tree and the tallow tree, known as the “popcorn” tree, are creating problems in Fairhope. They’re spreading at a rapid rate taking over parks and affecting the growth of native plants. “If you don’t think about it you’re going to be in […]

Mobile Mardi Gras 2023: Parade Schedule

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — WKRG News 5 is your guide for all things Mardi Gras on the Gulf Coast. Here we’re keeping track of Mardi Gras 2023 parade schedules in Mobile. Fat Tuesday is Feb. 21, 2023, but Mardi Gras parades in Mobile roll well ahead of the holiday. Here is the schedule, according to […]

Man turns himself in after shooting at local bar

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - A man surrendered himself Monday to investigators after allegedly shooting two people at a local bar. This happened early Saturday morning at Phat Tuesdays off St. Stephens Road. The owner of the bar said he knows the suspect, Darius Matthews, as a frequent customer. “I don’t...

Spring Hill College remembers legendary tennis coach

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – Spring Hill College and Badger’s athletic director shared their thoughts on legendary tennis coach Nick Bollettieri who passed away in his home in Florida Sunday night. He was 91. Bollettieri is a SHC Class of 1953 graduate who earned a philosophy degree and played tennis at The Hill, according to an […]

Giovannie and the Hired Guns shows up and shows out at Alabama show

The South was well represented on stage last Thursday in Mobile when Texas-based Giovannie and the Hired Guns and Mobile-based Love the Hate performed alongside California-based band Classless Act. Love the Hate, formed in Mobile in 2015 according to their artist bio page, took the stage right around 8 p.m.

Live-in caregiver accused of beating elderly Robertsdale homeowner

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. (WALA) - Robertsdale Police have arrested a live-in caregiver and charged her with elder abuse after investigators said she beat and choked the 87-year-old victim inside her own home. The victim was still in the hospital after more than a week. Investigators said their victim is 87 years...

Woman charged with criminal mischief after causing a disturbance at a local restaurant

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - A woman has been arrested and charged for criminal mischief after an altercation at The Juicy Seafood, according to police. Authorities say they responded to a disorderly call from the restaurant at 5:54 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4. Upon arrival, officers said they discovered the woman had been involved in a physical altercation inside the restaurant after getting upset with employees.