Chad Petri, WKRG

Chad Petri


Mobile, AL, United States

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Past articles by Chad:

Funeral arrangements made for mother, children killed in Eight Mile fire

EIGHT MILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A visitation and funeral service will be held this weekend to honor the lives and memories of a young mother and two children killed in a fire in Eight Mile last week. Family members say they’re doing what they can to keep spirits up in the wake of such a […] → Read More

Faith Time: Ministry Residency

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Faith time is our weekly conversation on matters of faith, and joining us this morning is Jourdain Thrash with 3 Circle Church. We want to talk about 3 Circle’s, new Ministry Residency Program. What is it? It’s a program that’s set up to help, equip and train the next generation of […] → Read More

A Minute with Drexel: Time change to get motivated

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — So, you’re up an hour earlier today to get to church on time… or hopefully, you are and you won’t be late! I’ve been talking with you the past few weeks about the excitement of the approaching springtime… and the time change that comes with that. Sunrise is earlier… but so […] → Read More

A Minute with Drexel: Take care of yourself

I just finished a cup of chicken noodle soup in my News 5 coffee cup which may sound kind of weird, especially in the morning, but I needed it because I did something dumb this week. → Read More

Theodore-Dawes Fire rescues person hurt in tree

THEODORE, Ala. (WKRG) — A man is recovering after being injured while cutting a tree and had to be rescued. The Theodore-Dawes Fire Department posted these images Saturday on Facebook. They say just after 2 Saturday afternoon they got a call to help a man hurt in a tree-cutting accident. The victim was also stranded […] → Read More

Family, friends of volunteer firefighter with mounting medical bills asking for help in Mobile County

MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — Family and friends are trying to stir up support for a volunteer firefighter saddled by medical debt and health setbacks. They’re hoping more people can pitch help around Mobile County’s Georgetown Community. For the last 30 years, Tony Thurmon has been a valued part of the Georgetown Fellowship Volunteer Fire […] → Read More

Community developing action plan for Toulminville

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Efforts to revitalize Toulminville continue later this week. Residents, local leaders, and others are working together on a plan for one of Mobile’s oldest neighborhoods. This Tuesday night at 6 will be the third Toulminville Neighborhood Planning Workshop.This meeting will be held at LeFlore High School. City Councilman Corey Penn represents […] → Read More

Unity Walk held in Crestview to take stand against crime

CRESTVIEW, Fla. (WKRG) — It’s an effort to bring the community together in Northwest Florida. Members of the Crestview Police Department hosted their annual Unity Walk Saturday evening in Okaloosa County. Dozens of people brought flashlights and walked with law enforcement officers as the sun went down Saturday. According to an event post, this is […] → Read More

Baldwin Veteran passes away at 100 years old

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — A Baldwin County Veteran passed away only a couple of weeks short of his 101st birthday. He’s a man we’ve talked to before. We first got to know Welton Hance, better known as Bud, last year. In March of 2022, people celebrated his 100th Birthday at the William F. Green […] → Read More

High school shop students make ‘hot boxes’ for OCSO K9s

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — It’s a hot project for some high school students in Okaloosa County. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office made a Facebook post Friday thanking students at Choctawhatchee High School for building six hot boxes. The boxes help train K9 officers to find people hiding from them or locate lost people. Deputies […] → Read More

Mobile’s new Director of Public Services sets high bar for Mardi Gras cleanup

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Someone has to clean it up when the party is over. That’s the case for dozens of Public Works employees cleaning up the last scraps of Mardi Gras trash. Mobile has a new Director of Public Services this year who’s never experienced Mardi Gras. He had some very high goals for […] → Read More

Gradual return of crowds and more creativity for Mardi Gras post-pandemic

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — We’re getting down to the final days of parades in Mobile. This year crowds are slowly coming back. Publisher of Mobile Mask Steve Joynt said a lot of people were expecting crowds to explode post-pandemic but really it’s been a gradual climb. Joynt’s been closely tracking Mardi Gras numbers and happenings […] → Read More

Merry Widows weep and wail to a whale of a crowd on Joe Cain Sunday

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — One of the most unique Mobile Mardi Gras traditions gets a huge sendoff. Hundreds of people crowded around the Church Street Cemetery for the arrival of Joe Cain’s Merry Widows. Several women dressed all in black wept and wailed their way past a cheering crowd to pay tribute to Mobile’s Joe […] → Read More

Operation Feed the Cops dishes up hundreds of meals for first responders on Joe Cain Sunday

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — For thousands of people Joe Cain day is a time to party. But if you’re on duty as a first responder it can be a challenge getting through a 12-plus hour day. That’s where volunteers with food come in to help. Inside the temple downtown, a crowd of roughly 60 volunteers […] → Read More

Faith Time: The challenge of finding peace

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Faith time is our weekly conversation on matters of faith. Joining us this morning is David Roach with Shiloh Baptist Church. In a world of sin, death, and difficulty life seems chaotic. We talk about how to find peace. Guest: It’s elusive, but it’s possible the Bible refers to peace as […] → Read More

Baldwin County K9’s top dogs in Dothan

DOTHAN, Ala. (WKRG) — Some K9 first responders are leveling up. These are images from the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office. BCSO was one of several law enforcement agencies in Dothan earlier this month for the 27th Annual K9 Seminar hosted by the Dothan Police Department. According to a Facebook post: “They spent 4 intense days […] → Read More

Fairhope VFD breaks 24-hour call record

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WKRG) — Volunteer Firefighters in Fairhope hit a record they hope they never have to repeat. According to a Facebook post, the Fairhope VFD says they recently broke their record for the most emergency calls they’ve received in a 24-hour period. Starting at 11 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, the Fairhope Volunteer Fire […] → Read More

Mobile cold case murder suspect arrested in California back on the gulf coast

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A man charged in a seven-year-old murder case is back in Mobile County. Jail records say Christopher Hodoh was booked into the Mobile Metro Jail on Valentine’s Day shortly after 8 that night. He was arrested in late January in California and extradited to Mobile. Hodoh is accused of killing Darius […] → Read More

Alabama father killed in Indiana fire along with 2 of his children

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Family and friends are trying to help after a tragic loss in the midwest. A young father originally from Mobile died in a fire in Indianapolis along with two of his young children. Firefighters in Indianapolis responded to a blaze at Briergate Apartments on Jan. 9. Raymond Diggs Jr. was found […] → Read More

Silver Alert issued for missing Crestview woman

CRESTVIEW, Fla. (WKRG) — Deputies in Okaloosa County need your help finding a missing senior citizen. The Sheriff’s Office sent a news release early Tuesday morning saying a Silver Alert was issued for 77-year-old Grady Rose Robinson who suffers from dementia. The news release reads: She left her home on Reinke Drive around 11:30 a.m. […] → Read More