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Past articles by Tara:

UPDATE: U.S. 45 near Citronelle cleared after accident

UPDATE (9:50 a.m.) — Alabama Law Enforcement Agency troopers say all lanes of U.S. 45 are open following the accident. MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — All lanes of U.S. 45 in the Citronelle-area are closed due to an accident Thursday morning. According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, troopers responded to the crash on U.S. […] → Read More

Fairhope Police looking for woman reported missing

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WKRG) — The Fairhope Police Department is asking for help in finding a woman reported to be missing since January 1, 2022. Police say Tammy Wedgeworth was last seen around 9 p.m. last Saturday when she left her home in Fairhope in a white Ford F-150 heading to Mobile. The 44-year-old, also known […] → Read More

MCSO: Crossing guard hit by vehicle at Theodore High School

THEODORE, Ala. (WKRG) — A crossing guard has been taken to the hospital after being hit by a vehicle Friday morning, according to the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office. The incident happened at Theodore High School where the sheriff’s office says the guard, who is employed by the sheriff’s office, was hit from behind. The sheriff’s […] → Read More

MCPSS to continue mask requirement in schools

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — All Mobile County Public School System employees and students grades 2-12 will be required to wear masks while at school after the Alabama mask mandate expires on April 9. Read the statement from Superintendent Chresal Threadgill below: #TeamMCPSS, As you are aware, Gov. Kay Ivey has indicated that she will not […] → Read More

Mobile Downtown Airport becomes parking lot for planes grounded by COVID-19

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — The Mobile Downtown Airport has become a parking lot for several American Airlines aircraft since some international flights were grounded due to the COVID-19 pandemic. American Airlines tells WKRG News 5, 25 Boeing 777-200 and 6 Airbus A321 aircraft have been temporarily parked at Brookley Field. American Airlines announced they will […] → Read More

Mayor: Thousands of COVID-19 test kits to be delivered to Mobile hospitals

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson announced on Twitter Thursday the city is delivering thousands of coronavirus test kits to local hospitals. The test kits would be used to te… → Read More

April’s LoDa ArtWalk goes virtual

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — The City of Mobile Special Events Department and theMobile Arts Council says April’s LoDa ArtWalk is going virtual. The ArtWalk will go virtual the week of April 1… → Read More

MCSO: Six Mobile Metro Jail inmates test positive for COVID-19

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office reports six inmates have tested positive for COVID-19. The sheriff’s office says more Correctional Officers have the virus than inmates and is working on getting an exact number. This is a developing story. LATEST STORIES: → Read More

MCHD: 0-4 year old child tests positive for COVID-19

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — The Mobile County Health Department says a 0-4 year old child has tested positive for COVID-19 in an update Wednesday, April 8th. Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, Health Offic… → Read More

Tua Tagovailoa to hold press conference Thursday

Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa plans to hold a press conference at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. → Read More

MPD interstate patrol leads to 117 citations issued

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — On Friday, the Mobile Police Department patrolled Interstate 10 and 65 beginning at 7 a.m. The police department targeted those who drive too fast, too close and move-ov… → Read More

Orange Beach police chief resigns

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WKRG) — Orange Beach Police Chief Joe Fierro has resigned, announcing his resignation on Facebook Wednesday evening. He says his resignation takes effect on December 4. Th… → Read More

UPDATE: Pensacola man wanted for aggravated battery arrested

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — UPDATE 3:25 p.m. 11/24/19 A man wanted for aggravated battery has been arrested. Lawrence Andrew Seghetti has been arrested and is currently in the Escambia County Ja… → Read More

ECSO identifies 15-year-old killed in shooting

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office has identified the 15-year-old shot and killed overnight Tuesday. → Read More

‘I did it!’: Young hunter with Down syndrome bags his first buck

Last weekend was opening weekend for deer rifle hunters in Minnesota — and it was a hunt to remember for a Minnesota family. → Read More

Giant 26-pound cat up for adoption at Philadelphia shelter

Here’s something you don’t see every day. A cat weighing approximately 26-pounds is looking for a home — preferably one with enough room to house the hunk of love. → Read More

Chick-fil-A is now serving mac & cheese

(CNN Newsource) — Chick-fil-A’s menu just got a little cheesier. Starting Monday, Chick-fil-A is launching its version of an American classic as a side dish option. Macaroni and cheese will be available with any lunch or dinner, including kid’s meals…. Or just by itself. The new mac and cheese is the first permanent side to be added to the menu since 2016. “Mac & Cheese is the quintessential… → Read More

Pizza Hut giving away free pizza for entire year to parents of first baby born during big game

Pizza Hut is promising to “over-deliver” on Big Game Sunday. → Read More

Tua Tagovailoa named Heisman Trophy finalist

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is heading to New York City. Tagovailoa was named one of three Heisman Trophy finalist Monday night, alongside Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray and Ohio State quarterback. → Read More

Gov. Kay Ivey pardons turkeys in 69th Annual Turkey Pardoning

Governor Kay Ivey pardoned two turkeys Thursday during the 69th Annual Turkey Pardoning at the Governor's Mansion in Montgomery. . For the latest stories in breaking news, videos, and the latest top stories in world news, business, politics, health and pop culture. → Read More