Reality Check - Free Government Cell Phones
Pat Greenwood takes a look at how much this program costs taxpayers, and interviews a lawmaker trying to stop it.
Carnival Deflects Blame for Death, Damages in Triumph Breakaway
Carnival Cruise Lines doesn’t think they should be held liable for a death and millions of dollars in damages when the Triumph broke loose in April.
Instead in a lawsuit, Carnival claims the fault lies in BAE Systems and “outdated, severely deteriorated, defective” mooring bollards the company used to secure the Triumph.
"Miserable City" Reporter to Visit, See Mobile for Herself
Mayoral candidate Sandy Stimpson is determined to show the reporter of a recent business insider article just how awesome Mobile really is.
Documentary to Showcase Unsung Military Heroes
A documentary is being shot about the USS DRUM at Battleship Park.
'Stop the Violence': Community Bands Together to Fight Back Against Crime
A local DJ and some concerned citizens continue their quest to fight back against violence in their communities, one town hall meeting at a time.
Woman Charged in 2nd Buttocks-Enhancement Death
A Mississippi woman has been charged in a second death related to giving buttocks-enhancing injections without being trained or licensed.
Ala Man Indicted in Death of 1-year-old Daughter
Authorities say an Etowah County man has been indicted on a capital murder charge in the slaying of his 1-year-old daughter.
Ga. Radio Hosts Fired; Mocked Ex-Player with ALS
A station official says the cast of an Atlanta sports radio show has been fired after mocking a former NFL player who has Lou Gehrig's disease.
UPDATE: Siblings Killed in Car Accident, 3 Patients Released, 1 Stable
Two siblings were killed after the vehicle they were riding in was T-boned Sunday night in Prichard. All but one patient has been treated at local hospitals and released. Initially, police said four people were transported.
Aviation Training Center Opening Delayed
The new Aviation Training Center in Fairhope will now be opening a little later than originally expected.
MPD: 3rd Person May Have Been Involved in Robbery that Led to Chase, Teen's Death
Mobile Police are in the early stages of this investigation. Police say they're still getting calls from eye witnesses and now police are investigating the possibility that there was a third person somehow involved in all of this.
Maritime Students Dock at Alabama Cruise Terminal
You may have noticed a new ship docked at the Alabama Cruise Terminal downtown. It's Texas A&M at Galveston's training vessel called the TS General Rudder.
Sandy Stimpson Invites Reporter to Visit Who Tagged Mobile a 'Miserable City'
Mobile mayoral candidate Sandy Stimpson is shelling out the cash to show Business Insider that Mobile isn't a miserable city.
Canadian Geese Back in Fairhope
A study by Auburn University targeted Canadian Geese as the main source of water contamination forcing the beach to be closed several times last year. The geese are back and it's not a problem yet.
Child Nearly Drowns in Hotel Pool
A child was rushed to the hospital after nearly drowning in a hotel pool.
Carnival Files Lawsuit Against BAE for Damages
Carnival has filed a lawsuit against BAE, seeking damages during a wind storm in April.
Man Arrested in Saraland Business Burglaries
Saraland Police arrested a man they say was breaking into businesses and stealing cash and merchandise.
State Can't Force Voters to Prove Citizenship Before Signing Up to Vote
Alabama is one of five states that cannot require voters to prove they are U.S. citizens before they can use a federal voter registration system designed to make it easier to sign up. That ruling came down Monday from the U.S. Supreme Court.
Fairhope Grad Killed in Saturday Night Crash
A recent Fairhope graduate was killed in a traffic accident involving a semi-truck Saturday night.
UPDATE: Bond Revoked for Man Accused of Shooting Another Man
Bond was revoked Monday for a man accused of hitting another man with a car, then shooting him days later.
Judge Pushes Back Sentencing for Carlos Kennedy
A judge has rescheduled sentencing for murder suspect Carlos Kennedy.
Brandon Estle Guilty of Murder in Friend's Death
A jury has found Brandon Estle guilty of murder in the death of his one-time friend Justin Hasty.
Bankhead Tunnel Closing This Weekend
The Bankhead Tunnel will be closing this weekend for so crews can complete work to the tunnel.
Coast Guard: Tugboat Sparked April Barge Explosion
A Coast Guard report says a passing tugboat helped spark the massive explosions that rocked the Mobile River and injured three people in April.
School Board Member Considers Ala. Governor
Alabama Board of Education member Mary Scott Hunter said she's considering entering the Republican race for governor against incumbent Robert Bentley.
Search Continues for 2 Missing Florida Boaters
A search continues for two north Florida men who went missing in the Gulf of Mexico.
Tropical Depression Forms Off the Coast of Belize
A tropical depression has formed off the coast of Belize and forecasters say it is expected to bring as much as five inches of rain to parts of Belize, Guatemala and northern Honduras.
Deadly Collision in Prichard Takes 2 Lives
According to Mobile Fire and Rescue, two teams responded to a multiple vehicle collision Sunday night.
UPDATE: 16-Year-Old Killed In Fatal Crash Following Chase And Robbery
Eyewitness about a deadly police chase
Distinguished Young Women Have Arrived in Mobile
Contestants in the 56th annual Distinguished Young Women competition have arrived in Mobile.
Armed Robbery at Circle K
A Circle K on Avalon Boulevard was the site of an armed robbery on Saturday.
Saraland Pedestrian Killed in Saturday Accident
A Saraland man walking along a service road was hit and killed, police said.
Fire Destroys Moulton Church, Service Held Outside
Fire investigators are probing blaze that has destroyed a church in northern Alabama.
UNA to Implement Fee for Dual Enrollment Program
High school students looking to earn college credit through a University of North Alabama program will now have to pay to participate.
Fla. Woman Charged with Throwing Acid on Victim
A southwest Florida woman has been arrested after police say she poured a bottle of muriatic acid onto a person's face.
Coast Guard Continues Investigation of Barge Explosion
The Coast Guard has released new information about the April 24 barge explosions that injured three workers.
Teen Identified as Driver in Fatal Crash after Chase
The victim, Edna Harris, 16, attempted to get away from police in a stolen car Saturday but lost control and crashed, Mobile Police officials said Sunday.
Gov. Scott, Gov. Bryant and Gov. Bentley Meet with Aerospace Alliance at Paris Air Show
Sunday, Governor Rick Scott met with Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and Alabama Governor Robert Bentley at the Aerospace Alliance meeting in Paris.
Group to Fund Ala. Politician Meals with PAC Money
The Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce is offering to use private money to finance meals for elected officials and their spouses following public criticism over meals previously being funded with taxpayer money.
Ala. High Court to Hear Drug Liability Arguments
The state Supreme Court is reconsidering a decision allowing makers of name brand drugs to be held liable for injuries caused by generic versions that are made by different companies.
Father's Day Shooting an Accident, Police Say
Creola Police are investigating after a man was shot on Father's Day.
Etowah Co. Officials Hosting Elder Abuse Forum
Etowah County officials are preparing to host a conference focusing on elder abuse and financial exploitation of seniors.
UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck, Condition Unknown; New Scene Picture
Mobile Fire and Rescue responded to a pedestrian struck on Saturday night.
Tournament Held to Remember Fallen Friend
Fishermen gathered in Dauphin Island on Saturday for a memorial fishing tournament, the event was held in honor of Kiser Miree.
No Charges in Crash Involving Officer, Truck
Police said Saturday the person who pulled in front of the officer will not face any charges.
Deals for Dad
If you’re looking for some deals for dad this Father’s Day, look no further! Here are some great offers from food to activities that will be great gifts that won’t break the bank.
Police Chase Ends in Deadly Crash
The crash comes one day after another officer crashed into a pickup truck at the start of rush hour.
National Tour Brings Famous First Grader to Life
Everyone's favorite first grader made a stop on the Eastern shore Saturday.
Sick, Sunburned Bottlenose Dolphin Rescued in Fla
A sunburned bottlenose dolphin was rescued after being stranded in a thick bed of seagrass at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.
Dothan seeks to attract Chinese Investment
The city of Dothan is looking to attract investment from Chinese firms, including by hosting a large symposium this fall.
Daphne Fire Station Holds Open House, Boasts Brand New Fire Truck
Folks in Daphne have a lot to celebrate, starting with a brand new fire station and the hiring of firefighters to the team.
Firefighters Advance Containment on Colo. Wildfire
A Colorado sheriff says firefighters "are getting the upper hand" on the most destructive wildfire in state history, as crews expanded containment with no new houses lost.
2 Men Fatally Shot in Phenix City; No Arrests
Police are investigating the fatal shooting of two men in Phenix City.
Arson Investigation Underway after Fla. House Catches Fire Twice in 2 Days
Authorities now say they suspect arson may be to blame after two fires broke out at a southwest Florida home in two days.
Runners Don Costumes for Superhero Run
A community fundraiser to honor the life of a local man fighting cancer took off Saturday morning.
Brewton Blueberry Fest
The Brewton Blueberry Festival was held on Saturday.
Former Crewmen of USS Drum Gather for 43rd Year
A special memorial service was held to commemorate a special anniversary for former Navy service members.
Hundreds of Kids Participate in Free Football Camp
Kids from Mobile and Baldwin County got the chance to learn from the best football coaches for the best price--free!
Porsche Crashes Into Parking Lot, Kills 2
Investigators say the driver of a Porsche that jumped a curb and killed two pedestrians was likely under the influence of an unknown substance.
Fla. House Catches Fire Twice in 2 Days
Authorities are investigating a second fire in two days at a southwest Florida home.
Montgomery to Dedicate Park to Wright Brothers
Montgomery officials hope the heroics of American aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright will help boost the city's image.
Babypalooza Underway in Government Plaza
Expecting a bundle of joy? Do you have questions on motherhood? Look no further than Government Plaza.
IRS Scandals Threaten Funding for Health Care Law
Scandals at the Internal Revenue Service are jeopardizing critical funding for the agency as it gears up to play a big role in President Barack Obama's health care law.
Police Cite AL Daycare Driver for Overcrowded Van
A driver for an Alabama daycare center has been accused of crowding too many children into a van and transporting some of them without seatbelts.
Auburn Univ. Official Dies in Possible Drowning
An administrator at Auburn University has died in a possible drowning at a Florida beach.
1st Black Woman Sworn in as Tuscaloosa Postmaster
Sherrill Palmer, a 16-year veteran of the U.S. Postal Service, has been sworn in as the first black woman to serve as postmaster of Tuscaloosa.
Father's Day Event Held Saturday in Cathedral Square
Dad's looking for something to do with your kids this weekend for Father's Day, head to Cathedral Square in Downtown Mobile.
Saraland PD Searching for Robbery Suspect
Saraland Police are looking for a man they say stole a hand held computer from a gas station.
Alabama's Medicaid Not Likely to Expand: Dr. Bronner Sounds Off
Earlier this week Dr. David Bronner, the Head of Alabama’s Pension Program for Public Employees sounded off about Governor Bentley refusing to expand Medicaid under President Obama’s Healthcare Reform.
Southern Airlines Cessna Customers are First Passengers for First Flight
The airline's nine seater Cessna is making history and for a lot of people it's making a lot of sense.
State, County, and City Officials Head to Paris: Hope to Bring Jobs Back Home
State leaders from Alabama are on their way to Europe for the Paris Air show. That is where they hope to lure more of the Aerospace Industry to the state.
Coast Guard Investigating Crash to Middle Bay Lighthouse
The U.S. Coast Guard is now investigating the accident that damaged the Middle Bay Lighthouse in Mobile Bay.
Tuition Going Up at 3 Univ. of Alabama Campuses
It's going to cost more to attend the University of Alabama and its sister campuses in Birmingham and Huntsville.
Mobile County EMA is Ready for Hurricane Season
If the Port City finds itself in the path of a storm, local emergency managers set off a contingency plan.
Dispose of Old American Flags in One Easy Step
Keep Mobile Beautiful is kicking off its latest program The American Flag Recovery Project.
Ninth Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival
The Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival kicked off early Friday morning in Foley.
2nd victim dies after blast at La. chemical plant
Authorities say a second victim has died after an explosion and fire at a south Louisiana chemical plant.
Mobile City Leaders Heading to Paris Air Show
Three Mobile city leaders are heading to the Paris Air Show.
Watches and Warnings Redefined this Hurricane Season
After every tropical season, the National Weather Service reviews the season to see what could be learned and improved.
UPDATE: Brandon Estle Takes the Stand in His Own Defense
Brandon Estle took the stand in his own defense Friday. He's on trial for murder, accused of killing his one-time friend Justin Hasty.
USS DRUM Reunion Planned for Saturday
The former crewmen of the Submarine USS DRUM (SS-228) are back in Mobile for their annual reunion. This is the 43rd year the group gathered at USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park.
Prichard Shooting Suspect Back in Jail
A Prichard man officials say shot another man while out on bond for another violent crime, is back in jail.
2 Dead, 6 Injured in 6-Vehicle Panhandle Crash
Two people died and six others were injured in a crash near Hurlburt Field in the Florida Panhandle.
Jackson Man Sentenced for Coast Crime Spree
A judge has sentenced a 30-year-old Jackson man to a 25-year prison term for running over a pedestrian, stealing a good Samaritan's car and leading Gulfport police on a high-speed chase into Biloxi in 2012.
Pascagoula School Workers to Get Raises
Pascagoula School District employees will get a raise in the upcoming academic year.
MAWSS Concerned Proposed Oil Pipeline Too Close to Water Supply
A proposed pipeline that would run through Mobile County to the Chevron Pascagoula refinery has many folks concerned.
Fla. Sports Bar Deck Collapses, Dozens in Water
Authorities say an outdoor deck behind a popular Miami-area sports bar has collapsed during the NBA Finals, sending dozens of patrons into the shallow waters of Biscayne Bay and critically injuring three people
Bonner Awarded Highest Civilian Honor from the Navy
Congressman Jo Bonner is being awarded the navy distinguished public service award.
9th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival
The Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival, presented by Tanger Outlets, welcomes more than 50 hot air balloonists from across the country
Gulf Shores Hosting Hurricane Expo
Are you prepared for a hurricane? Gulf Shores is hosted its annual Hurricane Preparedness Expo Thursday at the Civic Center.
More Alligators in Mobile, Baldwin Counties
Local 15 News reported Wednesday night the story of how an alligator attacked and killed a man's dog last week in Mobile Bay. Officials are urging folks to watch their pets and their kids since gators have over populated Mobile Bay.
Jury Finds Tony Rowell Not Guilty in Shannon Deas Murder
The man charged in the shooting death of a woman in 2011 has been found not guilty.
Investigators Upset DHR Keeps Child at Home of Alleged Abuse
The decision came after a meeting between DHR Director Rose Johnson, the incident case worker and Mobile County Sheriff's Office investigators.
Graphic Details Surrounding Day 4 of Brandon Estle Murder Trial
Graphic autopsy photos were the center of Thursday's testimony in the trial of a gruesome murder.
BLB's Safe Harbor Residents Upset About Potential Rent Hike
Folks who live in Bayou La Batre's Safe Harbor, a FEMA funded housing community originally for Hurricane Katrina victims, believe it's become a money maker for the city.
Friday is Flag Day in Mobile
Keep Mobile Beautiful will be kicking off their latest program Friday which will help Mobile residents properly dispose of old American flags.
Layoffs Coming to Providence Hospital
Providence Hospital said it will lay off 35 employees.
Donate Blood, Get Free Movie Tickets
LifeSouth wants you to donate blood, and in return will give you free movie tickets.
Scammers Targeting Alabama Power Customers
Alabama Power is warning local business owners that scammers are posing as representatives to get your money.
Escaped Inmate Captured After 10 Minutes
Officials have captured an inmate who walked away from the jail Thursday morning.
Pensacola Solider Killed in Line of Duty
A solider from Pensacola died in the line of duty in Helmand, Afghanistan.
University of Alabama Considers Tuition Increases
University of Alabama trustees are set to consider a proposal that could increase tuition by nearly 3 percent for the 2013-14 academic year.
Man Arrested Accused of Molesting Girl
A 30-year-old man has been arrested after a Vancleave resident told police her 16-year-old daughter came home and told her the man had allegedly touched her inappropriately.
Biloxi Baseball Thrown a Curve
Groups including the STEPS Coalition and Biloxi NAACP chapter are calling for an election on a $21 million city-issued bond to help build a minor league baseball stadium in Biloxi.
Man Sentenced for Stabbing, Robbing Shrimp Lady
A 61-year-old man has been ordered to serve 16 years in prison for stabbing and robbing a woman who was selling shrimp from the back of her van in Waveland.
Alligator Attacks and Kills Daphne Family Dog
A Daphne family is mourning it’s four legged friend after an alligator attacked and killed him.
Government Releases Economic Growth Data
The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released numbers to show how much personal income has changed for residents in different regions.
Congressman Bonner Set to Double Salary
Congressman Jo Bonner will be doubling his salary when he moves to his new job with the University of Alabama system this fall.
Viral 'Basebrawl' Video has Connection to Mobile
A former Baybears skipper was in the middle of Tuesday's major league melee.
Undercover Operation Leads to Arrest
Investigators from the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office conducted an undercover operation and arrest at the Zehn Spa in Gulf Breeze on Tuesday.
US Surgeon General to Step Down
U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin says she plans to step down next month after four years as "America's doctor."
Fishermen Find Twenty-Five Kilos of Floating Cocaine
The Okaloosa County Multi-Agency Drug Task Force is investigating the recovery of 25 kilograms of cocaine found in area waters south of the Destin East Pass.
Stan Wright's Cousin Arrested For Selling Drugs
A relative of former Bayou La Batre mayor Stan Wright is charged with selling drugs.
Churches Helping Prepare for Hurricane Season
The hurricane season is well underway and food banks are working to make sure they are well stocked in case a hurricane hits.
More Details in Horrific Child Abuse Case
A Grand Bay man facing domestic violence charges for strangling his 16-year-old son is still under investigation for other allegations.
Teen Rescued from the Gulf in Serious Condition
A teen from Arkansas rescued from rough waters last week is listed in serious condition.
Carnival Triumph Back in Galveston
The Carnival Triumph is back in service and ready to head back out to sea.
CIA Deputy Director Morell Steps Down
CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell retired from his post Wednesday, after managing the resignation of former CIA Director David Petraeus over an extramarital affair, and defending the agency's performance over the attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.
Hands-free Doesn't Mean Distraction Free
Hands-free does not mean distraction free, at least when it comes to using your cellphone while driving.
1 Dead, 1 Hurt in Plane Crash in East Mississippi
Authorities say one person was killed and another injured when their single-engine plane apparently struck some power lines as it was landing at a rural east Mississippi airport.
Let's Take a VINE-cation!
Most of us won't get to travel the world in one lifetime but no worries, Vine is here to help.
Murder Suspect Brandon Estle's Father Takes the Witness Stand
Testimony continued Wednesday morning in the murder trial of Brandon Estle.
Recycle Your Worn Out American Flags on Flag Day
Keep Mobile Beautiful wants your worn out American flags for their American Flag Recovery Project which kicks off this year's Flag Day.
Mobile Police Officer Kicked by Suspect after Responding to Domestic Call
Officers responding to a domestic call arrested a man after they said he assaulted one of the officers.
MPD: 4 Men Robbed at Local Ball Park
Four men reported to Mobile Police that they were robbed while at a local ball park.
Man Robbed Trying to Buy Junk Cars
Mobile Police are searching for a suspect after a man came forward and said he was robbed.
Beer Tax in Ala. Among Highest
A six-pack of beer tastes the same no matter what state you drink it in, but the price you pay can varies greatly.
Missing Pa. Mom Who was Found in Fla. Pandhandle Gets Jail
A mother who disappeared from her central Pennsylvania home in 2002 and was later declared legally dead before resurfacing in Florida has been sent to jail on a probation violation.
Republican Hill Wins Open Fla. State House Seat
Republican Mike Hill has defeated Democrat Jeremy Lau for the vacant state House District 2 seat.
Slim Pickings on First Day of Miss. Shrimp Season
Some of the shrimpers who set out at dawn Tuesday with high hopes for a huge catch came in hours later with just enough of the spiny crustaceans for a decent shrimp boil.
Orange Beach PD to Patrol on High Surf Days
You can expect the Orange Beach Police Department to begin patrolling waterways, no motor zones, and islands on High Surf days.
'Tokarev' Filming Gets Explosive
Movie fans got an up-close look some of the explosive action in the new Nicolas Cage film, Tokarev.
More Money Endorsed for GulfQuest, but Funds Are Within Original Budget
After mold problems earlier this year at the GulfQuest Maritime Museum, more money is required to complete the construction phase.
Say What: Should the Government Be Allowed to Spy on You?
In Tuesday’s Pew Washington Post Poll of the public, 56 percent call NSA phone tracking acceptable, and 52 percent oppose government monitoring emails to prevent terrorism. Local 15’s Modupe Idowu hit the streets to see what you think.
Prichard Police Fail to Request Hold on Repeat Offender
Local 15 News has exclusive new details on a story we first brought you Monday. Quinn Austin-Pugh was hit by a car last Thursday in Prichard, then shot twice in the leg Sunday. The suspect accused in both crimes was arrested but released just 90 minutes later.
Bentley Legislation to Allow Nurse Practitioners More Prescriptive Power
Governor Bentley recently signed legislation to give Alabama’s Nurse Practitioners more power when it comes to prescribing medications, especially narcotics.
Business Owners Claim Lawyers Won in BP Oil Spill Settlements
Most businesses hired lawyers to help them handle claims surrounding the BP oil spill, and in many cases law firms became the recruiters. Still, some business owners say the lawyers are the ones who came out on top.
2 Candidates Qualify for Bayou La Batre Mayoral Race
Two candidates have now qualified for the Bayou La Batre mayoral race.
Fighting Back: The Role of Fathers
One third of children in this country have fathers who are not involved in their lives and unfortunately the numbers continue to increase. There’s a local class that's teaching men how to become fathers and the importance their role plays in the lives of their children.
Father Arrested for Abuse Allegations Against Son
Investigators are dealing with horrible allegations of abuse. They say a father forced his teenage son to live in his backyard.
BP Stops Cleanup in 3 Gulf Coast States
Nearly three years after the BP oil spill, the oil giant is packing up and leaving the area.
See the Butt Tap that Nixed Chad Johnson's Plea Deal
The lawyer for former NFL star Chad Johnson says the backside pat Johnson gave him in court was not meant as disrespectful to a judge - and not enough to warrant 30 days in jail.
Groups Challenge Alabama's New Abortion Clinic Law
The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood have filed suit in federal court challenging a new Alabama law placing stricter regulations on abortion clinics.
Governor Bentley Seeks Review of Roadblock Surveys
Gov. Robert Bentley's administration is reviewing weekend roadblocks in St. Clair and Bibb counties where breath, blood and saliva samples were collected from motorists.
First Witness Takes the Stand in Brandon Estle Murder Trial
Opening statements got underway Tuesday morning in the Brandon Estle murder trial.
Official: Man, Woman Busted Trying to Fill Fake Prescription for Hydrocodone
A man and a woman are behind bars, accused of calling in fraudulent prescriptions to several pharmacies in Mobile and Baldwin counties.
Yellow Flags Flying in Orange Beach
Yellow flags are flying in Orange Beach.
Video Captures Walgreens Burglary
Mobile Police are searching for whoever broke into an area Walgreens and stole cigarettes.
MPD: Suspect Tries to Hide DVDs in Pants, Bites Employee
A man was arrested after police say he stole electronics from an area Walmart and assaulted an employee.
MPD: Man Arrested for Falsely Reporting Robbery
Mobile Police arrested a man who claimed he had been robbed, but police realized he had just lost his stuff.
Harrison County Jail Favors Postcards
Inmates at the Harrison County Adult Detention Center will no longer be able to send or receive letters, except for legal mail, starting June 17.
Swimmers Defy Red Flags on Panhandle Beaches
Deputies and other first responders are asking beachgoers to stay out of the water when red warning flags are posted.
Harrison County Working to Keep Sand Off Highway
Over the past three months, Harrison County has used two methods of keeping sand off the highway and both worked.
50 Years Since George Wallace Stood at UA Campus
Events taking place Tuesday to mark event.
Young Republicans Set National Meeting in Mobile
The National Federation of Young Republicans will hold their annual convention in Mobile July 10-14.
Police Say a Woman Ran Over and Killed her Husband
Police say a woman killed her husband of two months by running over him in her car.
Ballots Stolen on Eve of Fla. House Election
Authorities are investigating the theft of ballots cast in a special legislative election in Florida's Panhandle.
Mobile Police Youth Citizens’ Academy
If you're looking for something educational and interesting for your kid to do this summer, you may want to consider sending them to the Mobile Police Department’s Youth Citizens’ Academy.
State Claims PACT Program Was 'Never A Guarantee'
Over the last two decades, thousands of families bought into the Prepaid Alabama College Tuition Fund--or PACT. The program promised to cover four years of college tuition when parents made payments in advance.
Eyewitnesses Say Grandfather Drowned In Front of Family
Dawn Wood had just met a family from Memphis, Tennessee on the beach.
Trial Underway for Man Accused of Gunning Down Woman
The trial is underway for a man accused of shooting a woman to death in her own front yard.
Large Number of Alabamians Go Hungry
Most of us know where our next meal is coming from, but a staggering amount of people including children in our area don't. A new study estimates one in five Alabamians are what's called food insecure.
Prichard Man Fears for His Life
A Prichard man tells Local 15 News he fears for his life after he was involved in a car accident and was shot. Local 15's Christian Jennings caught up with the victim and the suspect Monday.
Trustees Approve 5 Percent Tuition Hike at UNA
The University of North Alabama Board of Trustees has approved an approximate 5 percent tuition hike.
Fourth Drowning in 24 Hours; Double Red Flags Flying
Double red flags were issued Monday afternoon in Gulf Shores, closing the water to the public. This comes after four people have reportedly drowned in two days.
Traffic Up at Mobile Regional Airport
Officials with Mobile Regional Airport say they've seen a rise in passenger traffic so far this year.
Bill Signed to Bring More Practitioners to Alabama
Historic legislation was signed into law Monday following a unanimous vote in May that will allow for the expansion of privileges to increase prescriptive authority for nurse practitioners in Alabama.
Baybears Players Stop By for Operation Fit Kids
The Mobile Baybears are busy even on their off days. Monday, they paid a visit to some children working on their fitness.
Gator Hunting Permit Deadlines Approaching
Louisiana and Mississippi residents who want to go after alligators this fall have deadlines coming up.
Trial Underway for Man Accused of Shooting Woman in Front Yard
The trial is underway for a man accused of shooting a woman to death in her front yard.
Alabama Ranks 9th on Senior Citizens' Incomes List
Alabama was ranked ninth out of 50 on Interest.com's list of senior citizens' incomes.
Brandon Estle Murder Trial Begins
The man accused of beating a man to death, shooting him, then stuffing his body in a container is on trial. Brandon Estle is accused in the murder of Justin Hasty in October 2012.
2 People Drown and 1 missing in the Gulf Off Alabama Coast
Authorities say two people drowned in rough surf in the Gulf of Mexico off the Alabama coast.
Several Injured in Overnight Crash
Several people were hurt after a late night crash in Escambia County, Florida.
Colo. Pot Advocate Arrested for Possession at Hangout Fest
A Colorado man who runs one of the country's largest medical marijuana companies won't be allowed to use pot for two years because he was arrested for possession of the drug at the Hangout Music Festival.
Jury Selection to Begin for Zimmerman's Trial
Jury selection is starting in the second-degree murder trial of a Florida neighborhood watch volunteer charged in the fatal shooting of an unarmed teen.
Murder Trial to Begin for Brandon Estle
Brandon Estle is set to go trial Monday for murder, who is accused of brutally beating and shooting Justin Hasty in October 2012.
Motorcyclist Was "Reaching in His Pocket" Before Trooper Shot
Eyewitness: Motorcyclist Was "Reaching in His Pocket" Before Trooper Fired Fatal Shots
Routine Traffic Stop Uncovers Meth Lab
Both Michelle Newburn and Bryan Tettleton were arrested on multiple charges.
Multiple Reports, Swimmers in Distress
Red Flags were raised high on Sunday at local beaches, and to those who still choose to swim were warned to be cautious.
No Rain Delay, Lawn Festival Goes Ahead
The rain on Sunday didn't stop one local church from having its annual Summer Lawn Festival.
GPD: Man Killed by Vehicle, Woman Behind Bars
A Pascagoula man is dead, and a woman is behind bars after authorities say she killed the man with her vehicle.
State Troopers: Armed Suspect Shot, Killed in Officer-Involved Confrontation
Authorities say an armed suspect was shot and killed Saturday after a confrontation with a state trooper.
Report: NSA Contract Worker is Surveillance Source
The Guardian newspaper in London says a 29-year-old American who works as a contractor at the National Security Agency is its source of leaks about the U.S. government's surveillance programs.
Dispute Over Money Leads to Shooting
Mobile Police are investigating after a man was shot Saturday after an argument over money.
UPDATE: Victim Struck by Train Hospitalized, Condition Not Released
Saturday, Mobile Police and MFR responded to the train tracks in the area of Moffet Road at East I-65 Service Road North.
Remains of Missing Soldier Buried in Alabama
A funeral has been scheduled for a soldier who was reported missing in action more than 60 years ago in North Korea.
Ala. Residents Concerned over Suggestive Billboard
Birmingham residents have voiced concerns over a billboard suggesting young women date a sugar daddy if they're in search of a summer job.
Two Teens Transported to Two Hospitals after Being Rescued from Gulf
Two teenagers were pulled from the Gulf of Mexico on Okaloosa Island Saturday evening after near-drownings.
Zimmerman Case, His Attorney Walks a Tight Line
George Zimmerman's attorneys will be walking a fine line as they attempt to convince a jury that their client fatally shot a 17-year-old teen out of fear for his life and that he didn't trail him in the moments before the confrontation because Trayvon Martin was black.
Restaurant Evacuated after Possible Sinkhole
A Bob Evans restaurant has been evacuated after employees discovered cracks that could be evidence of a sinkhole.
Recovering Alabama Soldier Starts Nonprofit Group
Army Spc. Corey Garmon is ready to run for the first time since he lost his legs last year.
Spotlight on Mobile as Nicolas Cage Movie Begins Production
Production on the film, which gets it title from a cartridge of a Russian gun, started in downtown Mobile Saturday.
Broken Steel Rods Compromise Lighthouse Structure
Broken steel rods were discovered underneath the Middle Bay Lighthouse in Mobile Bay
Trooper-Involved Shooting in Wilmer
The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident. Officials confirmed a person was transported via Life Flight, but did not immediately provide details if the person was a suspect or a trooper.
State to Release List of Failing Schools
Next Week, parents and students will find out which schools in Alabama qualify as failing.
Cullman County Officials Arrest 58 on Drug Charges
Authorities in Cullman County have arrested nearly 60 people following an investigation into drug activity.
Person Hit by Train Near Moffett Road
An unidentified person has been transported to a local hospital after police and emergency crews responded to an accident involving a train.
South Africa Government Says Nelson Mandela is in 'Serious but Stable' Condition at a Hospital
Nelson Mandela is described as being in "serious but stable" condition after being taken to a hospital to be treated for a recurring lung infection.
Sheriff Complains about Federal Jail Oversight
Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara wants an end to federal oversight of his jail.
Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash in Montgomery
A Deatsville man died following an early morning motorcycle crash in Montgomery.
Ala. State Troopers Investigate Traffic Fatality
Alabama State Troopers are investigating an accident that claimed the life of one man in injured another.
Alabama Struggles in Meeting Fitness Guidelines
The iron plates of a weightlifting machine yielded to Stephanie Coley's efforts as she pressed her legs on the device on a recent Thursday afternoon.
Detention Hearing June 19 in Pipe Bomb Case
A detention hearing has been scheduled June 19 for man arrested after authorities found a bomb in a car at a state prison in Leakesville.
Miss. Creating Driving Trail of Indian Mounds
Tourists will soon be able to follow a driving trail of Mississippi's Indian mounds.
Gadsden Cemetery Added to State Historic Register
A historic black cemetery in Gadsden has been named to the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register.
Farley Employee Dies While Setting up for Picnic
An off-duty security officer at Farley Nuclear Plant died while trying to secure a large inflatable castle for a company picnic.
Judge Weighs Voice Experts in Zimmerman Trial
A Florida judge is listening to a third day of testimony that will help her decide if voice-recognition experts should be allowed at George Zimmerman's trial.
Ashford Police Chief Hit While Directing Traffic
The Ashford police chief was injured when he was hit by a vehicle.
Miner Who Died in AL Coal Mine Accident Identified
A miner who died in an accident at an Alabama coal mine has been identified as a 36-year-old Pleasant Grove man.
Boys State, Girls StateTogether for First Time
More than 1,000 high school seniors are headed to the University of Alabama for Boys State and Girls State.
Dothan Doc New President of Ala Medical Assoc.
A Dothan doctor is the new president of the state's largest medical association.
Midtown Neighborhood Has Been in the Dark for a Year
Midtown residents are fed up because lights in their neighborhood have been dark for more than a year. They are concerned about security, but stated they are not getting much help from the city.
Camp Helps Children and Teens Forget about Cancer
A special camp for some special kids wrapped up Friday with a circus presentation. Not from professionals, but the campers themselves.
Father's Day Gift was Easy to Find, Tough to Give
Tokarev Films in Mobile Saturday
The new Nicholas Cage movie, Tokarev, will begin shooting in Mobile Saturday.
New Airline is Up and Running in Gulf Shores
Jack Edwards Airport will now serve as a terminal for Memphis-based Southern Airways Express which will also feature service to and from New Orleans.
Model, 'Bama QB still dating but not engaged
Model and reality TV star Katherine Webb says she and the University of Alabama's quarterback remain an item, but they're not engaged.
Police: Gunman killed 6 in Santa Monica shootings
Authorities say a gunman carrying an assault-style rifle killed at least six people in Santa Monica before police killed him during a gunfight in the Santa Monica College library.
Father’s Day Not Joyous for Dad of FBI Designated Terrorist
His name is Omar Hammami, at least, that was the name his father gave him. It was the name he grew up with as a child in Daphne, Alabama.
Hankin's Graduates Create Texting and Driving PSA
It's become a dangerous distraction while behind the wheel - texting. Now a group of local students are trying to warn others about the dangers of driving with a new public service announcement they created.
USA President's Last Board Meeting
Friday's Board of Trustees meeting was the last one for University of South Alabama President Gordon Moulton.
Camp Rap-A-Hope Presents Cirque Du Hope
Campers at Camp Rap-A-Hope said thank you to their sponsors in a festive way Friday as they presented a special circus performance.
Child Recovering after Falling in Well
The 6-year-old girl who fell into a well while on a field trip in Mississippi is recovering. Layla Willett's parents, who live in Bon Secour, took her to the doctor Friday for a check up, and Local 15 News was there.
Fla. Governor Signs Foreclosure and Tenant Bills
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is supporting legislation to make it easier to evict tenants and speed up foreclosures in the state.
Woman Charged with Animal Cruelty; Accused of Throwing Puppy from Vehicle
Deputies in Escambia County arrested a woman who they say threw her boyfriend's puppy out of a truck as they were driving.
Bentley: School Transfer Necessary for Tax Credits
Gov. Robert Bentley says he believes Alabama's new private school tax credits should not apply to students who never enrolled in a failing school.
Fort Pickens Reopens after Rough Winds from TS Andrea
Fort Pickens in Pensacola has reopened.
USA Trustees Raise Tuition 4.5 Percent
College just got a little more expensive for students at the University of South Alabama. Friday afternoon the Board of Trustees approved a 4.5 percent tuition hike in a unanimous vote.
Obama Defends Government Surveillance Programs
President Barack Obama is defending his government's secret surveillance, saying Congress has repeatedly authorized the collection of America's phone records and U.S. internet use.
Two Men, Teen Arrested in Drive-by Shooting
Mobile Police arrested two men and a 15-year-old in connection with a drive-by shooting.
Elderly Woman Scammed Out of $1,000
Mobile Police say back in March, 53-year-old David Edwards took advantage of a 77-year-old woman who lives on Petit Ave, when he knocked on her door and convinced the woman that her brother referred him to install a security system in her home.
Weight Loss Drug Belviq Gets Overdue U.S. Launch
Arena Pharmaceuticals says its weight loss drug Belviq will be available to U.S. patients beginning next week, nearly a year after the drug was officially approved by federal regulators.
Model Girlfriend of 'Bama QB to be at Tourney
The Auburn University graduate who became famous as the girlfriend of the University of Alabama's quarterback is making an appearance at the Regions Tradition golf tournament near Birmingham.
Man with a Long Wrap Sheet Arrested Again
A man from Eight Mile is behind bars after Saraland Police found meth and a sawed off shotgun in his car along with several other illegal items.
Search for Robbery Suspect
Escambia County, Florida Deputies are trying to find a man they say is responsible for robbing several businesses at gunpoint over the past two months.
Company Chosen to Develop Part of Brookley Aeroplex
Baltimoresun.com is reporting a company has been selected to develop portions of the Brookley Aeroplex.
Working to Keep Mosquito Population Under Control
The Mobile County Health Department is hoping to control the mosquito population this year by spraying with insecticides.
Circus Star Dangles Above Thousands Via Helicopter
Thousands of people lined the streets in front of the Beau Rivage Casino in Biloxi on Thursday.
Flora-Bama Pastor Honored
A pastor who leads worship services at a popular bar on the Alabama-Florida line is being honored.
Student fined $1,000: Attorney Says First Amendment Rights Were Violated
One local attorney is questioning whether a Native American student's rights were violated.
Ala. Woman Sentenced in Fatal Stabbing
A south Alabama woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison on murder charges stemming from a May 2012 stabbing.
Local Veteran Remembered
Retired Army Sergeant Major Howard Bakeman dedicated his life to the people he served with, and now his friends and family are remembering him.
Moffett and Temple Wreck Sent One to the Hospital
A two car wreck sent one person to the hospital Thursday night.
Memorial Held for Cyclist Hit by Driver
It stands strapped to a sign post at Bayou and St. Francis Street. A curiosity, to be sure. It's a bicycle spray painted solid white, from handle bars to tires. Some call it a ghost bike.
Funeral Held for Missing Kayaker
The 21-year-old kayaker who went missing in Escambia County has still not been found
West End Public Beach Closes on Dauphin Island
Tropical Storm Andrea's presence could certainly be felt on Dauphin Island Thursday as the high surf pushed water onto the roadway and officials closed the West End Public Beach.
Charter Boat Captains Upset With Red Snapper Change
A federal judge ruling on red snapper has forced federal regulators to shorten the red snapper season again.
Spying Or Security? Demand for Cell Phone Info Stirs Hot Debate
The British newspaper The Guardian reports that a court order is requiring Verizon Wireless to turn over private phone records to the national security agency.
Red Flags Flying in Gulf Shores
Red flags were flying on Gulf Shores Thursday. Still lifeguards watched closely.
Double Red Flag Closes Florida Beach
Due to high surf and very strong rip currents Thursday, the Beaches of South Walton had double red flags flying.
Why You Should Build A Fortified Home
The difference between your home being fortified and not could be the difference between it still standing after a storm and it being blown to pieces.
City of Mobile Offering Mortgage Assistance Program
The City of Mobile is willing to provide up to $10,000 to people buying a home in city limits.
Teen Swimmer Pulled from Gulf Identified; Remains Hospitalized
Local 15 News has identified a teen pulled from the Gulf Wednesday and taken to the hospital.
Girl, 6, Blows Kiss to Camera After Rescue from Well
"I just cant get the picture of the hole out of my head," the girl's mother said.
Areas Closed to Shrimping Scheduled to Reopen
Waters previously closed to shrimping will reopen soon.
Critics Say Phone-Record Collection Goes Too Far
Critics are describing it as a huge government over-reach. They're reacting to news that the government has been secretly collecting the phone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top-secret court order.
Two Arrested in Okaloosa Co. Meth Lab Bust
Investigators in Okaloosa County arrested two men after a tip led deputies to a meth lab.
2 Local Salvation Army Officer Traveling to Oklahoma
Two officers with the local chapter of The Salvation Army are packing up and heading to Oklahoma to help in the tornado relief efforts.
Final Hearing Thursday Before Zimmerman Trial
Attorney's asking judge about special witnesses appearing in trial.
Verizon Handing Over Records to NSA
All customers records turned over for several months.
Ocean Springs Wants School District to Cut Taxes
Ocean Springs aldermen say they'd like to meet with school officials to discuss with them the urgency in reducing school taxes.
Kids Days in Bienville Return
Kids Days in Bienville are back for the summer and the first one will get started Thursday, June 6th.
Tropical Storm Andrea Losing Tropical Storm Characteristics
UPDATE 4:50PM: The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Andrea is losing its tropical characteristics but continues to spread heavy rains northeastward along the East Coast.
Native American Student to Pay $1,000 Fine For Eagle Feather
An Atmore teenager is getting a lot of support from the community after taking a stand for her heritage. Chelsey Ramer is a member of the Poarch Creek Band of Indians. She wanted to wear an eagle feather with her cap and gown during her graduation ceremony, but was fined $1,000 to receive her diploma.
Local School Blazes Trail in Student Safety
"If we had a massive tornado hit, the people inside the room could sustain their life for 2 hours while we're waiting on outside resources to come," one official said.
Six Rescued, One Hospitalized from Rip Currents
Powerful rip currents nearly drowned a teenager swimming off the beach in Gulf Shores.
Calls for Bike Lane On Proposed I-10 River Bridge Grow Louder
Someday there will be a new I-10 Bridge across the Mobile River.
The idea is to alleviate the traffic bottlenecks at Mobile's downtown tunnels.
Cameras Capture Multiple Rescues on Dauphin Island
Local 15 News cameras were on Dauphin Island Wednesday afternoon when 10 swimmers had to be rescued from the Gulf.
Girls Learn Trade Skills at 'Girls Can Camp'
Welding, construction, pipefitters are all jobs that are predominately done by men. This week a group of girls are learning about these trades. Girls Can Camp organizers hope it encourages them to later choose these fields.
First Named Storm, Tropical Storm Andrea, Forms Over Gulf
Forecasters say the first named storm of Atlantic season, Tropical Storm Andrea, has formed over the Gulf of Mexico.
Five Arrested in Farm Theft Ring
Five people were arrested in what officials are calling a farm equipment theft ring.
NOAA: 28-Day Red Snapper Season in Gulf of Mexico
Federal regulators have set a 28-day recreational season for red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico, adding days in federal waters off Louisiana, Texas and Florida and cutting days off of Mississippi and Alabama.
Disaster Response Truck Delivered to Mobile Salvation Army
The Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama is beefing up its response efforts for severe weather situations. Wednesday, Local 15 News got a glimpse of the new disaster response truck.
Man Acquitted in Murder Arrested in Mobile County
A man acquitted in the murder of a well-known Spanish Fort convenience store owner was in court Wednesday.
Winner of $590M Powerball Jackpot is 84-Year-Old
The winner of last month's $590 million Powerball jackpot is an 84-year-old woman from Zephyrhills, Fla.
Six Swimmers Rescued from Gulf Waters Wednesday
Life guards on Alabama beaches had to rescue six people as of 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
BBQ Restaurant Smokers Catch Fire, Damage Dick Russell's
The owner of a popular barbecue restaurant in Mobile County is cleaning up after a morning fire.
Watching a Disturbance in the Gulf
A disturbance in the Gulf has 60% chance at becoming a tropical or subtropical system according to the National Huricane Center.
Man Arrested after Two Month Long Investigation
Saraland Police arrested a man accused of selling prescription drugs after a two month long investigation.
MPD Arrests Man Accused of Breaking Into Williamson HS
A man was arrested just after midnight Wednesday after police say he broke into a local high school.
Fla. Sheriff Arrested for Official Misconduct
Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Carl Causey as interim sheriff. Causey, an FDLE special agent, previously worked for the Escambia County Sheriff's Office.
Police: Black Bear Spotted in D'Iberville
D'Iberville Police Chief Wayne Payne says a 5-foot black bear was spotted in his city by one of his sergeants, who got within 30 feet of the bear.
Trial Begins in Frozen Poultry Case
The trial has begun for two men charged with falsifying temperatures of poultry exported from Pascagoula to Russia.
Court Records Indicate Guilty Plea in Katrina Case
Federal court records indicate a second man charged with Hurricane Katrina fraud plans to plead guilty in the case.
Stimpson to Mayor: City Has No Financial Transparency
According to mayoral challenger Sandy Stimpson, the city of Mobile’s current administration keeps spending records not only from the public, but the city’s own financial oversight committee.
Judge: Feds Must Redo Red Snapper Seasons
A federal judge says federal regulators used a false claim of emergency to cut the federal season for red snapper off of Texas and Louisiana, and did so to punish those states for setting seasons and limits beyond federal limits.
New Sign Ordinance Puts Limitations on Digital Advertising
Businesses must now follow specific guidelines when advertising with a digital sign in Mobile.
Crowded Field in Congressional Race
Five people have now officially entered the congressional race to fill Jo Bonner's seat. Bonner is stepping down in August to take a position with the University of Alabama system. Tuesday, Bradley Byrne announced he is running.
Fighting Back: Rebuilding Communities
Some local DJs have taken it upon themselves to go into high crime neighborhoods and help find solutions to cut down on crime. Last night they held the first of a series of meetings they call "it takes a village to rebuild our communities." They're fighting back to bring old school values back and eliminate crime.
Council Votes Down Rezoning Proposal For Family Dollar Store
A rezoning proposal to accommodate a Family Dollar in place of vacant dilapidated buildings did not sit well the people who live near Michigan Avenue and they weren't shy about listing reasons why.
Proposal: Crude Oil to Flow Through Mobile River
The proposal to flow heated crude oil through a pipeline in the Mobile River has sparked environmental groups to seek legal action to stop the move.
Two Parks Receive Funding for Makeover
Two Mobile parks are about to get a million dollar makeover.
Insurance Changes for Baldwin County Employees
Commissioners in Baldwin County say the Affordable Health Care Act may lead to drastic changes in insurance coverage for more than 900 county employees.
Foley Bird Sanctuary Becoming More Popular
The new Coastal Wildlife Rescue Center in Foley is becoming more and more popular. The first and only wildlife rescue center in Baldwin County opened in March.
Attorneys for HS Student Charged with Rape Apply for Youthful Offender Status
A Spanish Fort High School football player arrested on rape charges has applied for youthful offender status.
Council Votes to Move Theodore Polling Site Back to Original Chruch
Mobile City Council members Tuesday decided to keep Mount Ararat Baptist Church the polling location for folks living in the area, versus moving it to Burroughs Elementary School.
Bradley Byrne Announces Candidacy for Congress
Mobile native Bradley Byrne has announced he will run for Congress when Rep. Jo Bonner steps down in August.
Miss. Gov: U.S. Education Declined with Working Moms
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says American education declined in quality when mothers started working outside the home.
Officials: Explosion at Suburban NYC College
An explosion in a college campus building north of New York City blew out windows. There are reports of injuries, but the college says everyone was doing OK.
2013 Mayoral Forum Tuesday Night
Mayor Sam Jones and challenger Sandy Stimpson will go head to head Tuesday night in the 2013 Mayoral Forum.
Judge Accepts Insanity Plea in Colo. Shooting Case
A judge has accepted James' Holmes plea of not guilty by reason of insanity in the Colorado theater shootings.
Salvation Army Getting New Disaster Response Truck
The Salvation Army has ramped up its disaster fleet with the addition of a new disaster response truck.
Body Found Identified as Missing Woman
Mobile Police have identified a body found on Interstate 10 near the DIP overpass over the weekend.
New Major A320 Airbus Order
India airline announces major purchase.
Mobile Lawyer to Announce Political Intentions
Bradley Byrne to announce political plans Tuesday.
Mobile Mayor Forum for 2013 Race
First forum between both Stimpson and Jones.
Last of 3 Suspects Set for Sentencing in Drug Case
The last of three defendants charged in a south Mississippi drug investigation is scheduled for sentencing this week.
MDEQ Gives Moss Point Waste Grant
The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality says in a news release that it has given the city of Moss Point as a $25,000 solid waste grant.
D'Iberville Man Pleads Guilty to Molesting Child
A 40-year-old D'Iberville man has pleaded guilty to molesting a 5-year-old girl who was a friend of his daughter.
Radio DJs Rally Community Against Shootings, Youth Violence
Radio DJ Rodski reached a breaking point.
Survey Found Gulf Coast Residents Are Prepared for Hurricane Season
An American Red Cross survey found Gulf Coast residents are concerned and prepared for hurricanes.
Petition Circulating for Bike Lane Over Mobile River
If a bridge is ever built over the Mobile River, would you want to ride your bicycle over it?
Teen Curfew Still in Place During Summer
Most kids have been out of school for about a week now, but don't forget there is still a teen curfew in place. In Mobile, teens under 18 have to be in by 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. On Friday and Saturday nights, they can stay out until midnight. They must leave the downtown district by 10 p.m.
Say What: Taxpayers Weigh In On Whether IRS Scandal Needs Special Prosecutor
As the IRS scandal continues, some taxpayers worry the full truth will never be revealed if the IRS continues investigating itself.
Prepare for "Flurry" of Job Posts" Says Airbus Chairman
Jobs are coming, and construction is on schedule for the new Airbus jet assembly plant in Mobile. Those were two major messages offered Monday by the chairman of Airbus Americas.
Daphne Considering Tattoo Parlors
Leaders in one Baldwin county city are trying to decide if businesses like tattoo parlors or adult novelty shops have a place in their community.
Fisherman Struggling after Rash of Boat Burglaries
Several boat captains are out a lot of money after their boats were burglarized on Deer River off Deer River Road in Theodore. Several people have been arrested, but police are still looking for additional suspects.
Supreme Court Ruling Allows DNA Samples; What it Means for Alabama
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a police office can take a DNA sample from someone under arrest. Local 15's James Gordon looked into what this means for Alabama.
Navy Awards $3.3B Contract to Huntington Ingalls
The Navy says Huntington Ingalls Inc. has been awarded a $3.3 billion contract to build five Arleigh Burke-class destroyers in five years at the company's Pascagoula, Miss., shipyard.
Motorcyclist Killed in Sunday Crash; One Person Arrested
A man from Grand Bay was killed in a crash involving two vehicles early Sunday morning. The driver of the other vehicle involved was arrested.
Most Miss. Cities Hold Mayoral Elections Tuesday
Most Mississippi cities are electing mayors to serve the next four years.
Man Arrested, Accused of Publicly Touching Himself
Investigators in Okaloosa County arrested a man after several people reported seeing him touching himself.
Drugs Seized During Traffic Stop; 2 Arrested
Two people were arrested last week after officials found drugs during a traffic stop.
Bogus FBI "Alerts" Lock Up Computer; Ask for Money
Investigators in Washington County are warning residents of a scam involving the FBI.
Airbus Chairman Tells Local Students: Chase Your Dream!
The chairman of Airbus Americas had the undivided attention of some local high school students Monday. What he had to say to could literally change their lives, because Allan McArtor's company is already changing Mobile.
Vine Debuts Android Version of App
By now, most of you know what the Vine app is. We've even used it here at Local 15. And this week, there's a new version of the app, one that allows Android users to get on board.
MPD Conducting Safety Checkpoints This Week
Mobile Police will be conducting safety checkpoints Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week.
MPD: 2 Suspects Snatch McDonald's Night Deposit, Employees Personal Items
Mobile Police are searching for two suspects after someone robbed employees at the McDonald's on Government Boulevard Sunday night.
Woman Arrested in Early Morning Stabbing at Bar
Mobile Police arrested a woman after a stabbing at a bar early Monday morning.
MPD Arrests Man Accused of Stealing $100
Mobile Police arrested a man who they say stole $100 from a woman at a convenience store.
Coastal Homeowners Stagger Under Insurance Costs
From Cape Cod to the southern tip of Texas, coastal homeowners are feeling the pinch with rising insurance rates.
Few Berries at Red, White & Blueberry Festival
There were more farmers and more patrons than last year at the Red, White and Blueberry Festival in Ocean Springs, but fewer blueberries.
Many Dogs from Puppy Mill Investigation Adopted
About half of the dogs taken from what the Humane Society of South Mississippi calls a horrifying puppy mill have been adopted.
South Mississippi Harbors Under Construction
Commercial and recreational boat slips are under construction or repair in almost every city across South Mississippi.
Powerboat Wrecks, Crew Safe at Thunder on the Gulf
Crew safe after powerboat wrecks at Thunder on the Gulf
Local Group Uses Bikes to Promote Healthy Living
A group of Mobilians are using bike rides to stay healthy as well as to promote it as an active form of transportation.
UPDATE: Body of Missing Toddler Found
The body of two year old Hezekiah Brooks was found after an exhaustive search of his Hermey Avenue neighborhood on Sunday evening.
Woman Turns Birthday into Fundraiser for Furry Friends
A local woman celebrated her birthday in a unique way, by giving it to the animals.
US Rep: FEMA Should Intervene in Shelter Contract
U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson wants the Federal Emergency Management Administration to step in to resolve a dispute between George County and the contractor for two storm shelters there.
Many Dogs from Puppy Mill Investigation Adopted
About half of the dogs taken from what the Humane Society of South Mississippi calls a horrifying puppy mill have been adopted.
Few Berries at Red, White & Blueberry Festival
There were more farmers and more patrons than last year at the Red, White and Blueberry Festival in Ocean Springs, but fewer blueberries.
OCSO Arrests Milton Man for Armed Home Invasion
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Milton man with armed home invasion robbery, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and felony violation of community control.
UPDATE: Man Hit by Train Near 17th Avenue
Pensacola Police are investigating after a man was hit by a train Saturday night.
Thunder on the Gulf Races Underway
Thunder on the Gulf 2013 is coming to a close, but not before two big boat races.
Cleanup Goes on as Storms Move toward East Coast
Authorities say the death toll from Friday night's tornado in the Oklahoma City metro area has risen to 10.
Body Found in Ditch Near Interstate
Authorities are investigating after a body was found in a ditch Sunday morning.
3 Dead after Crash between SUV, Motorcycle
Jefferson County authorities say three people are dead after a crash involving a sport utility vehicle and a motorcycle.
Oklahoma Death Toll up to 10 from Storm, Floods
The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office says the death toll is now 10 from Friday's storms and flooding.
Storm Chaser Dies in El Reno Tornado
Tim Samaras, 55, a storm chaser from Colorado was in Canadian County chasing the tornado that traveled down I-40, according to reports from WPMI sister station KOKH-TV in Oklahoma City.
Cleanup Goes on as Storms Move Toward East Coast
Forecasters say East Coast residents have a slight chance of getting a taste today of a violent weather system that claimed at least 14 lives in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri amid tornadoes and flash floods.
Tranquilizer Used to Capture Kangaroo on the Run
A kangaroo that was on the run in Pasco County is being held in a pen after wildlife officers used a tranquilizer to stop him.
Florida City Wonders Who Won the Lottery Jackpot
It's been two weeks since residents of Zephyrhills learned that a $590 million Powerball ticket was sold inside their city limits.
Former Birmingham Mayor from Prison: 'I'm Dying.'
Former Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford says he is dying in the federal prison where he's serving time for accepting bribes.
Coast Guard: Swimmers to be Vigilant and Safe
Swim sober is one of the safety precautions the Coast Guard is sharing with swimmers.
PPD: Bicyclist Clipped by Train Taken to Hospital
A man was injured this evening after he was clipped by a train while trying to get out of its way.
Ala Democratic Party Delays Election of New Chair
Alabama Democrats have delayed the vote for a new party chairman.
Tuscaloosa Library tries to Reward Summer Reading
Librarians in Tuscaloosa are promising rewards to children who keep reading over their summer breaks.
North Ala Residents Being Briefed on BP Settlement
The state is holding briefings for north Alabama residents interested in finding out more about the BP oil spill settlement.
Llama on the Loose, Captured in North Florida
A llama on the loose in north Florida had to be subdued before he could cause an accident.
Cyclists and Habitat for Humanity Team Up to Help Others
Cyclists travel across the country to spread the word about afordable housing
Local Grocer and Community Come Together for Cause
With a check for thirteen thousand dollars, Winn-Dixie Store 591 made a contribution that will send 41 local kids to summer camp.
Bienville Club Closes: Clients Want Their Deposits Back
After 45 years, the historic Bienville Club closed its doors on Friday, and there are new problems for the company management.
New Information Released in Ala. Bunker Drama
Newly released recordings show a 6-day bunker hostage standoff in Alabama that began with a school bus driver refusing to hand over children as hostages despite threats from a gunman.
Veteran Turned Athlete Doesn't Let Injuries Slow Him Down
Air Force veteran Chief Master Sgt. Damian Orslene has seen the worst on the battlefield and the homeland, but continues to persevere.
5,000 Runners Streaked with Color at Ala. 5K Race
Colors definitely end up running at this event - a 5K race in which thousands of participants get covered with dyed cornstarch along the course.
Car Seat Maker Plans to Add 300 More Ala. Jobs
A Korean company that makes seats for Kia and Hyundai vehicles says it plans to rapidly grow its workforce to go along with a new $50 million Montgomery plant.
Fire at Old Miami Herald Building was "Mischief"
Miami Herald employees say a small fire at their former downtown building was likely started by youths.
2 Years after Tornado, Volunteer Center to Close
Two years after a tornado tore through Tuscaloosa and destroyed a large part of the city, a center set up to direct volunteers is set to close.
2 NATO Service Members Killed in Afghanistan
NATO says that two of its service members and one civilian working with the international coalition in Afghanistan have been killed in two separate attacks in the country's east.
4 Firefighters Killed in Houston Fire Mourned
Among the four firefighters killed while battling a Houston motel and restaurant fire were veterans of the department and a newcomer just a month out of the academy.
Judge Orders Google to Turn over Data to FBI
A federal judge has ordered Google Inc. to comply with FBI warrantless demands for customer data.
Obama: Economy Showing Signs of Strength
President Barack Obama says the economy is showing new signs of strength. He's pointing to the auto industry, new jobs and a recovering housing market as signs of progress.
July 29 Trial Set for Suspended Birmingham Judge
A Birmingham judge who was suspended after being accused of issuing unlawful arrest orders is scheduled to have her case heard next month.
Ala. Woman Reunited with Pet Bird Missing for Days
An Alabama woman says she's relieved after being reunited with her pet bird, a tropical macaw that escaped from its cage and went missing for several days.
Officers Fired for Drinking at Strip Club on Duty
Two undercover Tampa police officers have been fired after an investigation determined they spent several hours drinking at a strip club while they were on the clock.
9 Confirmed Dead in Oklahoma
The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office has now confirmed nine deaths after a violent burst of tornadoes and thunderstorms hit the Oklahoma City area overnight.
Ala. Hurricane Planners up Against Fading Memories
Alabama officials are alerting residents to be ready as hurricane season begins, even though it's been nearly a decade since the state took a direct hit from a storm.
1 Ticket Wins Mega Money Game, Wins $1.3 Million
One ticket matched all four numbers plus the Mega Ball in the Mega Money game to collect a $1.3 million jackpot, the Florida Lottery said Saturday.
Seminole Co. Holds Hurricane Expo for Families
Seminole County is holding a hurricane expo to help families prepare for the tropical season.