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Gulf Shores Chief Calls Out Missouri Captain

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    The Gulf Shores Police Chief doesn't hold much back in an open letter written to Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson. Chief Ed Delmore wrote the letter Sunday on the website LawOfficer.com. His message to the captain, "you blew it." More>>

Man Wakes Up To Bloody Stranger On Couch

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A Massachusetts man who fell asleep in a chair in his living room over the weekend got quite the surprise when he woke up - a bloody stranger asleep on the couch. More>>

Hurricane Ivan's Impact on the Gulf Coast Video included

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Hurricane Ivan's Impact on the Gulf Coast. This 30 minute program chronicles the arrival and aftermath of Hurricane Ivan, in 2004 on the Gulf Coast. Ivan was a historic storm that changed the way we plan for hurricanes. See the anticipation, the preparation, the evacuation and the devastation.
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Malaria Case In Mobile County

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The Mobile County Health Department reports a teenager, who traveled to the Republic of Uganda, is being treated at a local hospital for malaria. More>>

Unemployment Up in Just Alabama

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says Alabama was the only state that had a higher unemployment rate in July than it did a year ago. More>>

Univ. of Alabama Chi Omega Member Expelled After Offensive Post

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Chi Omega Fraternity officials say a University of Alabama member has been expelled from the school's chapter for a racially offensive post that was distributed via social media over the weekend. More>>

Car vs Bus On Dauphin Street

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A crash on Dauphin Street this morning caused traffic trouble for drivers in Mobile. Police tell News 5 a car and what appears to be a MARC bus collided at the intersection of Dauphin and Fulton. More>>

Voice of SNL Dies at 96

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Announcer Don Pardo, whose booming baritone was known to fans of "Saturday Night Live," ''The Price is Right" and other programs, has died. More>>

West Nile Claims Life in Mississippi

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Yazoo County resident dies from West Nile Virus.

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Mom and Dad Overdose with Baby in Backseat

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    A mother and father have been arrested in Louisiana after they were found unconscious in a car with their small children in the backseat. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says both parents admitted to injecting heroin earlier in the day. More>>

Blue Angels Wow Crowds In Chicago

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The Gulf Coast loves the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels, and this weekend, folks in Chicago were treated to an impressive flight performance. The Blues were part of the annual Chicago Air and Water Show on Saturday. The two-day event is the largest free show of its kind in the United States. The Navy Blue Angels F/A-18, U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, and Marine MV-22 Osprey all performed at the show. The weather had different plans for Sunday. Heavy fog rolled in a ground the Blue Angels. More>>

Dollar General vs Dollar Tree

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There's now a bidding war for Family Dollar store. Dollar General is offering about $9.7 billion for the discounter in an effort to trump Dollar Tree's bid, which is about 3 percent less. Last month, Dollar Tree made an $8.5 billion bid for Family Dollar, and Dollar General's board unanimously approved the deal. More>>

Blue Angels Take Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

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The Navy's Blue Angels decided to take a challenge after wrapping up their air show performance in Chicago over the weekend. The pilots took part in the ice bucket challenge to raise money for ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease. More>>

AP Poll: Alabama No. 2, Auburn No. 6

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Jameis Winston and defending national champion Florida State are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll. More>>

Kenny Chesney Spotted At Local Marina

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A exciting surprise for people at Sportsman Marina in Orange Beach, Alabama. Country music superstar Kenny Chesney stopped by after a ride in the waters near the Flora-Bama. News 5 is told he was relaxing on a small private yacht in Orange Beach. A viewer snapped these photos, and they even got a wave and smile. Chesney is in townfor a Saturday evening concert at the Flora-Bama. He is staying on site in his tour bus, but is apparently seeing the sights. More>>

Some Lawmakers Open to Idea of Gambling Compact

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With more budget problems likely ahead for the state, some legislative leaders say they're open to the idea of a compact with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. More>>

21 Black Women Among 2,054 Ala. Sorority Recruits

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Annual recruitment has ended for sororities at the University of Alabama with black women making up just 1 percent of new members. More>>

UFO Spotted Over Houston

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A buzz on social media for people in Houston, Texas. Many captured an unidentified flying object on video this week. It appears to be an oval object with lights. The first reaction of many people, you guessed it, aliens! Technology these days could offer a better explanation. More and more people are flying drones. No one is giving a definite answer for the sightings, so it remains a fun mystery at this point. More>>

Small Plane Crashes In South Mississippi

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Mississippi authorities say a single-engine plane crashed near Wiggins injuring 3 people on board.Wiggins Fire Chief says two people on board the aircraft suffered significant injuries and a third person had minor injuries.Hatten said their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.The injured are being treated at a hospital in Hattiesburg.Sheriff's deputies say the pilot tried to land in a field off Mississippi 29 Thursday, but the plane clipped a tree and landed just short of the ro... More>>

Police Say Michael Brown Robbed Store

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New developments today involving a controversial deadly shooting in Missouri. Police say video surveillance shows Michael Brown pushing a store clerk just minutes before his run-in with police officer Darren Wilson. More>>

Successful Night For Gator Hunters Video included

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Hunters searched the Mobile-Tensaw Delta for the biggest alligator they could find. The Southwest Alabama gator season kicked off Thursday night. More>>

Tugboat Captain Killed When Crane Hits Bridge

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The Coast Guard says a tugboat captain is dead after the arm of a crane struck a bridge and fell back onto the tug's pilothouse. More>>

DEA: New Drug Seized in Alabama Growing Problem

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The drug is a chemical compound used to make synthetic drugs commonly called "spice." More>>

Major Construction Project Underway on I-10

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A construction project that was supposed to start Sunday on Interstate 10 kicked off Wednesday night. More>>

Body of Missing Swimmer Recovered

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Victim had been swimming with friends Tuesday night when he disappeared.

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Bentley asks lawmakers for long-term budget plan

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Alabama lawmakers will face another grim budget outlook when they return to Montgomery next year and Gov. Robert Bentley says he wants their ideas for long-term solutions instead of a one-year money fix. More>>

NJ Gov. Chris Christie in Alabama Today

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New Jersey's Chris Christie is visiting Birmingham to support a fellow Republican governor, Alabama's Robert Bentley. More>>

Tornado in Evergreen, Alabama

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An EF-0 tornado touched down just to the southeast of downtown Evergreen, Alabama on Monday morning, April 7, 2014. Along the path, trees were uprooted and minor structural damage was done to the hospital, technical school and baseball field. The maximum width of this tiny twister was 150 yards. More>>

Defense Lawyers Oppose Change to Capital Appeals

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Capital defense lawyers are opposing proposals to streamline appeals in death penalty cases, a change they say could result in Alabama executing innocent people. More>>

Opelika Pedestrian Killed in Crash with SUV

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Lee County coroner's officials have identified a pedestrian who died after being hit by an SUV. More>>

Bradley Byrne Joins House of Representatives Video included

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After five months, Lower Alabama is once again represented in Congress. Bradley Byrne was sworn-in Wednesday afternoon on the floor of the House of Representatives.  More>>

Shellfish Waters Closed In Mobile & Baldwin

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The Alabama Department of Public Health has closed all shellfish growing waters in Mobile and Baldwin counties. More>>

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