Evan Wilkins, WKRG

Evan Wilkins


Washington, VA, United States

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Past articles by Evan:

Search continues for missing swimmer in Orange Beach

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WKRG) – Officials with Orange Beach Fire-Rescue are continuing their search for a 14-year-old boy swimmer last seen in the Gulf of Mexico. The boy and his Dad were swimming near the Turquoise restaurant in Orange Beach in the 26,000 block of Perdido Beach Boulevard. The father got out of the water […] → Read More

Millry man killed in Sunday morning crash

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) – A 21-year-old Millry man is dead following a Sunday morning crash. According to a news release from ALEA: “A single-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 1:23 a.m. Sunday, May 8, has claimed the life of a Millry man. Ke’Von I. Cannon, 21, was fatally injured when the 1992 Nissan pickup […] → Read More

First annual “River Rounds Songwriters Fest” to be held on May 15th

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – Music lovers, listen up! The RiverPub is hosting the 1st Annual River Rounds Songwriter’s Festival. The VFW Bay Minette Post will be fundraising throughout the day. Jim Pennington of The Peoples Room of Mobile is the festival’s sponsor. Perdido Vineyards is also hosting a wine tasting. It’s a day full of […] → Read More

Escambia County Sheriff’s Office searching for missing and endangered adult

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) – The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing and endangered adult. This was according to a post from the sheriff’s office made late Friday. According to the post, 68-year old Donald Broxson was last seen more than a week ago, last Thursday, April 14th, 2022, in the 2300 block […] → Read More

A Minute with Drexel: Easter Sunday

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) – Churches will be filled Sunday as congregants gather to celebrate Easter, which is typically a time of hope and looking forward. But, News 5’s Drexel Gilbert says it can also be a good time to look back. Hey, y’all! Happy Easter! It’s Easter Sunday and before you know it, sanctuaries like […] → Read More

Shooting reported in University Hospital parking lot

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – A shooting is under investigation this morning. The shooting happened just after four Sunday morning in the parking lot of University Hospital outside the emergency room. When we arrived on the scene, one woman was being taken into custody and another had to be restrained. Several Mobile Police units responded to the scene. A neighbor reported hearing at least 10 gunshots. → Read More

Shooting Investigation On Kimberly Avenue In Wilmer

WILMER, Alabama (WKRG) – Mobile Police are investigating following a shooting. The shooting happened during the ten o’clock hour Friday night on Kimberly Avenue in Wilmer. No other information is available at this time. News Five will continue to follow this developing story and will bring you more information as soon as it becomes available. → Read More

Faith Time: Temptation

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – It’s Faith Time, our weekly conversation on matters of faith. We’re in the final days of the Christian season of Lent—and key to that season is the story of Jesus being tempted by the devil in the desert. We face temptation every day. Christopher L Williams senior pastor of Yorktown Missionary […] → Read More

Late Friday night shooting in Prichard leaves one man dead

PRICHARD, Alabama. (WKRG) – An investigation is underway after a shooting in Prichard leaves one man dead. According to a news release from a spokesperson with the City of Prichard Mayor’s Office: On 3/25/22 @ approximately 2225 Hrs, patrol units along with CID Major Crimes units, responded to the 800 block of Newsome St in […] → Read More

Fire at local restaurant under investigation

Mobile, ALA. (WKRG) – A fire at a local seafood restaurant is under investigation. According to a news release from the Mobile Fire-Rescue P.I.O.: “At approximately 12:01 AM, Mobile Fire-Rescue Department crews responded to Cajun Corner at 7080 Airport Boulevard. Upon arrival on scene, MFRD personnel described a single story, commercial building with large amounts […] → Read More

Santa Rosa cold-weather shelter opens this weekend

Santa Rosa County, FL (WKRG) – A cold-weather shelter in Santa Rosa County, Florida is set to open this weekend and will be open for an extra day. According to a press release from the Santa Rosa County Public Information Office: The cold weather shelter for the homeless and/or heatless will be openSun., Jan. 16, […] → Read More

BREAKING: Two arrests made in the death of a Fairhope woman

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – Two people have been arrested for the death of a Fairhope woman. 44-year old Tammy Wedgeworth was originally reported missing by the Fairhope Police Department on January 3rd. Mobile Police were assisting Fairhope Police in the investigation when her body was found on Friday. 33-year old Kenneth Colburn was arrested and […] → Read More

House fire near Bishop State Community College

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – Mobile Fire Rescue crews are on the scene of a house fire near Bishop State Community College. The call for the fire came in just after 8:00 Saturday morning. When crews arrived on the scene, there was heavy smoke coming from the roof of the home. No word yet on whether or not anyone was in the home at the time of the fire or if anyone was hurt or killed in the fire. → Read More

Man found shot at Mobile nightclub

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – Mobile Police are investigating after a man was found shot in the parking lot of a Mobile nightclub. From MPD: On October 31, 2021, at approximately 3:01 a.m., police officers responded to 271 Azalea Road, Bank Nightlife Club parking lot for one shot. Officers were working in the area and heard […] → Read More

Stabbing reported in Mobile

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – A stabbing has been reported in Mobile. According to the Crime Map, a stabbing was reported around 8:30 Saturday morning at 408 North Broad Street. Mobile Police tell News Five that the scene is secure and that it was a possible domestic related incident. News Five has reached out to Mobile […] → Read More

Afghan official: bombs hit 2 minivans in Kabul, 7 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Separate bombs hit two minivans in a mostly Shiite neighborhood in the Afghan capital Saturday, killing at least seven people and wounding six others, the Interior Ministry said. The attacks targeted minivans on the same road about 2 kilometers (1.25 miles) apart in a neighborhood in western Kabul, Interior Ministry deputy […] → Read More

Man allegedly shoots and kills brother in Excel

EXCEL, Ala. (WKRG) – An investigation is underway after a man allegedly shoots and kills his own brother. According to Monroe County Sheriff Tom Boatwright, the shooting happened Friday night in Excel. News Five has reached out to the Excel Police Chief for further information but we are still waiting to hear back from him. […] → Read More

Two adults, one infant dead in Sunday morning shooting in Biloxi

BILOXI, MS (WKRG) – Two adults and one infant are dead following a shooting that happened Sunday morning in Biloxi. According to a press release from the Biloxi Police Department: At approximately 0347, 6 Jun 21, Biloxi Police Department received a 911 call from the victim’s mother, who reported the victims estranged boyfriend was at […] → Read More

Fatal crash in Escambia County, Alabama kills Atmore teen

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) – A single vehicle accident claims the life of at Atmore teenager. According to ALEA, the accident happened on Atmosphere Road about nine miles north of Atmore just before 7:30 p.m. Friday night when a 2007 Ford Fusion, driven by the unidentified 17-year old, left the roadway and struck a tree. […] → Read More

Woman in custody following Sunday morning police chase in Irvington

No injuries were reported after a high-speed chase through Irvington → Read More