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Past articles by Carey:

Heavy rains cause about 856,000‬ gallons of sanitary sewer water to overflow into Prichard waterways

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Prichard Water Works and Sewer Board is reporting about 856,000 gallons of sanitary sewer overflow has poured into area waterways after heavy rains over the weekend. The nearest manhole locations, estimated amounts, and receiving waters are listed below: Location Estimated gallons Receiving water Chin St. @ Butts St. 600,000 Three Mile […] → Read More

Arrest made in murder of teen found dead in Pensacola front yard

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — A person has been arrested in connection to a murder of a 17-year-old who was found dead on Baggett Court on Dec. 9. Tymetryon Knight was booked on murder and robbery charges Friday night. The sheriff’s office is also looking for another person in connection to the case. The teen was […] → Read More

New head football coach comes Leflore High School

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A new football stadium and now a new head football coach — Leflore High School introduced its new head football coach that will lead the school into a historic era on the gridiron. Renardo Jackson is trading in green and white for green and orange. Jackson is leaving his position of […] → Read More

Chunchula man sentenced to life for raping, sodomizing child

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A Chunchula man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for raping and sodomizing a child less than seven years old. A jury sentenced 40-year-old Thomas Andrews to life in prison without parole for two counts of first-degree sodomy and one count of first-degree rape of a child 6 […] → Read More

Mobile police respond to shooting off Middle Ring Road

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Mobile police are on the scene of a shooting on Barker Drive West, just off Middle Ring Road. Police say the victim has non-life-threatening injuries. No other information is available at this time. This story will be updated when more details become available. → Read More

Niceville teen arrested after groping students at middle school dance, sheriff’s office says

NICEVILLE, Fla. (WKRG) — A 14-year-old Niceville boy has been arrested and charged with lewd behavior after several girls said he inappropriately touched them at a Ruckel Middle School dance on Dec. 10. A school resource officer on duty at the dance was informed by several female students that they were inappropriately touched by the […] → Read More

Sun to soil: Solar packaging from Escambia County energy center not going to waste

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — Solar panel packaging for two northwest Florida solar energy centers is seeing new life as landscaping mulching. Gulf Power and Florida Power & Light (FPL) is repurposing the packaging as landscaping mulch to ensure it doesn’t end up in a landfill. Up to 250,000 photovoltaic solar panels were installed at the […] → Read More

Crash shuts down Lott Road at Wilmer-Georgetown Road

MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — A crash has shut down Lott Road at Wilmer Georgetown Road. Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division responded to the crash at about 5:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 15. As of 7:10 p.m., both lanes are blocked at this time. ALEA will continue to monitor […] → Read More

Suspect in 2019 Mardi Gras shooting pleads guilty to multiple charges

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A suspect in the 2019 Mardi Gras parade shooting that left a young girl injured pleaded guilty to multiple charges. Matthew Isiah Carl entered a blind plea of guilty to the charges of second-degree assault, shooting into an unoccupied vehicle, certain persons forbidden to possess a firearm and first-degree receiving stolen […] → Read More

Probable cause determined in fishing vessel fire off Pascagoula coast

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (WKRG) — The National Transportation Safety Board has determined the probable cause of a fire that destroyed a fishing vessel in December 2020. Investigators determined that the probable cause of the engine room fire aboard the fishing vessel Lucky Angel was the deterioration or chafing of wiring insulation, which caused arcing that ignited […] → Read More

Man shot at St. Stephens Road gas station, police say

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Mobile police are investigating a shooting at the Shell Gas Station at 2311 St. Stephens Road. Police say a man was shot and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. It is an active investigation, and WKRG News 5 will update this story when more details become available. → Read More

Prichard proposing entertainment district

PRICHARD, Ala. (WKRG) — A public hearing will be held in Prichard to discuss establishing an entertainment district within the city limits. The proposed entertainment district will be located west of I-165 with the boundaries roughly formed by E. Sweeney Lane to the south, S. Craft Highway to the east, Love Joy Loop West to […] → Read More

Two shot at music recording studio on Three Notch Road

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Two people were shot at a music recording studio on Three Notch Road Sunday night, Mobile police say. On Sunday, Dec. 12, at about 10:50 p.m., officers responded to the shooting at Kingdom Enterprises, 7014 Three Notch Road. When officers arrived, they were told the two victims were at the studio […] → Read More

Lighting replacement along I-10, I-65 to begin Dec. 12

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Beginning Dec. 12, the city of Mobile will be replacing and upgrading hundreds of lighting fixtures along Interstates 10 and 65 to improve safety and the appearance of these major routes. Earlier this year, the Mobile City Council approved $2 million to repair, upgrade and replace 1,600 lights along Interstates 10 […] → Read More

Crumbl Cookies coming to Daphne

DAPHNE, Ala. (WKRG) — Crumbl Cookies, the nation’s fastest-growing gourmet cookie company, is coming to Daphne — the chain’s first location in the Mobile area. The cookie company features a weekly rotating cookie menu, open-concept kitchens, and a famous pink cookie box. Cold milk and gourmet ice cream are also on the menu. Crumbl Cookies will open […] → Read More

Ivey awards almost $1 million to improve highway safety in SW Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WKRG) — In an effort to reinforce highway safety across Alabama, Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded almost $7 million in grants to six organizations within the state, including an almost $1-million grant to Mobile County Commission for the Southwest Regional Highway Safety Office. The funds will be used to cover overtime for local police […] → Read More

FNFF Coach of the Year 2021: Vigor High School’s John McKenzie

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — It’s awards week here at WKRG News 5 for our Friday Night Football Fever 2021, and it’s time for our Coach of the Year award. Mr. John McKenzie from Vigor High School is taking home the honor this year, and Cynthia Bridges from Buffalo Rock and Mountain Dew presented McKenzie with […] → Read More

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office delivering mini Christmas trees to hospice patients

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — Every Christmas season, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office teams up with Emerald Coast Hospice to provide hospice patients with a small, hand-decorated Christmas tree. The partnership between the sheriff’s office and Emerald Coast Hospice began 14 years ago with 25 trees, and it’s now grown to 358 trees this year. […] → Read More

Theodore football coach found not guilty in Bayou Brawl

BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. (WKRG) — Theodore High School football coach and athletic director Eric Collier has been found not guilty on two misdemeanor assault charges stemming from a fight that happened at the Bayou La Batre docks on May 8. Collier and three of his family members — Eric Collier Jr., Sean Collier and […] → Read More

City of Mobile offering home down payment assistance to healthcare workers, teachers

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — The City of Mobile is offering down payment assistance to qualifying frontline healthcare workers and active certified teachers. The Down Payment Assistance Program provides up to $10,000 in down payment assistance for first-time homebuyers who meet federal income requirements and intend to occupy the home as their primary residence. First-time homeowners […] → Read More