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  • Wal-Mart launching mobile checking account

    September 24, 2014 6:08 AM

    PASADENA, CA - Wal-Mart is launching a mobile checking account for its customers that will eliminate some of the fees charged by banks. The company said Wednesday that the GoBank checking account through Green Dot Corp. has no minimum balance requirements or overdraft fees. A monthly membership charge of $8.95... more »
  • Fire Marshal: Man dies of smoke inhalation in mobile home fire

    March 3, 2014 2:50 PM

    JARREAU- An 85 year-old Jarreau man died of smoke inhalation in a mobile home fire in Pointe Coupee Parish. That's according to the State Fire Marshal's Office. Henry Jipson's body was pulled from the charred remains of the mobile home Saturday afternoon. The cause of the fire remains... more »
  • Firefighters find body inside burned mobile home

    September 2, 2013 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said they found a man's body inside a mobile home which burned overnight in Baton Rouge. Robert Combs with BRFD said investigators were leaving a suspected meth lab fire when they spotted the burning mobile home on North 22nd Street. He said firefighters found... more »
  • FBI: Raid of Minn. home disrupted 'terror attack'

    May 6, 2013 1:11 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - The FBI says a potential terror attack that it believes was disrupted by a mobile home raid was in its "planning stages" and the target was believed to be in western Minnesota. Buford Rogers was arrested Friday after a search of the 24-year-old's Montevideo home turned up Molotov... more »
  • Fuel barges explode, causing large fire in Ala.

    April 25, 2013 7:15 AM

    MOBILE, Ala. - A large fire that began with explosions aboard two fuel barges in Mobile, Ala., is finally out, after burning through the night. U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Carlos Vega said shortly before dawn Thursday that the cause of the fire is under investigation. Firefighters from Mobile... more »
  • Dock worker's body found after cruise ship incident

    April 12, 2013 4:02 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. - The body of a missing Mobile shipyard worker has been pulled from the Mobile Bay. Authorities say the body of 64-year-old John R. Johnson was recovered Friday morning near the area where he was last seen. U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Michael Clausen says authorities found Johnson's... more »
  • Winds moved through La. before Triumph broke loose

    April 3, 2013 3:34 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. - High winds are being blamed for breaking the Carnival cruise ship Triumph free of its moorings in a south Alabama shipyard Wednesday afternoon. Carnival spokesman Vance Gulliksen said the ship drifted and is resting against a cargo vessel. Gulliksen said tugboats and U.S. Coast Guard officials... more »
  • Triumph breaks loose, throws workers into water

    April 3, 2013 2:41 PM

    MOBILE- Media outlets in south Alabama are reporting the Carnival Triumph broke loose from the port where it was moored and drifted across the river. Crew-members may be in the water. According to one report from the sheriff's office, three people went overboard; two were rescued and one is... more »
  • Bus breakdown causes another cruise headache

    February 15, 2013 11:37 AM

    HOUSTON - Some passengers who fled the disabled Carnival cruise ship Triumph and left Alabama aboard charter buses suffered yet another setback on their way home when one of the buses broke down. Carnival spokesman Vance Gulliksen says a bus got sidelined Friday on the way to New Orleans after... more »
  • Coast Guard: Cruise ship stopped; towline broken

    February 14, 2013 1:56 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. - A disabled Carnival cruise ship in the Gulf Coast stopped its slow return to port after a line attached to one of the boats towing it broke, according to the Coast Guard. Petty Officer William Colclough says the ship will be "dead in the water" as the... more »
  • 2 Alabama men named in terror charges

    December 11, 2012 12:45 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. - Federal prosecutors say two Alabama men who they say wanted to wage violent jihad overseas have been arrested on terrorism charges. Authorities say Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair and Randy Wilson are both named in terrorism charges filed Monday in Mobile. Both are 25 and from Mobile. Prosecutors... more »
  • Video shows naked student before he's shot

    October 11, 2012 5:08 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. - A video of the fatal shooting of a naked Alabama college student shows him with his arms outstretched and his palms open before a campus police officer fired. The Mobile County Sheriff's Department played the security video for media Thursday. It was taken by a camera outside... more »
  • Students protest shooting on Ala. campus

    October 10, 2012 11:39 AM

    MOBILE, Ala. - Students are protesting a deadly police shooting at the University of South Alabama while others showed up to support campus police. About a dozen students came out Wednesday to protest, some chanting "Don't shoot us." A smaller group voiced support for the university police. A campus police... more »
  • Facebook updates iPhone app to speed it up

    August 23, 2012 12:03 PM

    NEW YORK- Facebook wants to address what's perhaps the biggest complaint with its iPhone app: It's releasing an update that's faster. Facebook Inc. says it is launching the newest version of the app on Thursday. Rather than add a slew of new features, the company says it rebuilt it from... more »
  • Officials dismantle meth lab at Vivian mobile home

    August 20, 2012 11:52 AM

    VIVIAN, La. - Authorities have arrested a 26-year-old Vivian man for making meth at a mobile home where three children were living. The Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Task Force were called to investigate a suspected lab Sunday after Vivian police found materials associated with a lab while working a trespassing call. Agents... more »
  • Study: Gulf oil spill might have lasting impact

    July 10, 2012 9:54 AM

    MOBILE - New research by an Auburn University professor and other scientists suggests that the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill could have significant impacts on microscopic life that might not become apparent for years. Auburn professor Ken Halanych and scientists from the University of New Hampshire, the University of... more »
  • Facebook signs apps privacy agreement

    June 22, 2012 1:15 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO- Facebook became the seventh company to agree to give people advance warning if its mobile applications pull personal information from mobile phones and tablet computers. California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris said Friday that the agreement includes Facebook's own applications, as well as those made by third parties... more »
  • 1 dead after Coast Guard helicopter crash in Ala.

    February 29, 2012 3:40 AM

    MOBILE, Ala. - The U.S. Coast Guard says one crewmember is dead and three others remain missing following a helicopter crash in Alabama during a training mission. Spokeswoman Petty Officer 2nd Class Elizabeth Bordelon says an MH-65C helicopter crashed Tuesday evening in Mobile Bay, near Point Clear, Ala. The Coast... more »
  • Mobile home fire sparks in Central

    February 1, 2012 2:41 AM

    CENTRAL - Investigators are looking into what sparked a mobile home fire in Central early Wednesday morning. The fire broke out at the home, located in the 14000 block of Frenchtown Rd., just after 1 a.m. It took crews about 20 minutes to get the fire under control.... more »
  • Mobile home fire displaces Baton Rouge family

    January 18, 2012 2:36 PM

    Baton Rouge - Firefighters said an electrical malfunction in the kitchen is to blame for a mobile home fire in Baton Rouge Wednesday morning. It happened just after 11 a.m. in the 3500 block of Victoria. The fire destroyed the kitchen and the living room of the home, according... more »
  • Apple unveils new iPhone, calls it "4S"

    October 4, 2011 4:36 PM

    CUPERTINO, Calif. - Apple unveiled their new iPhone today. The iPhone 4S will run faster and has new mobile software that can sync content wirelessly, without having to plug an iPhone to a Mac or Windows machine. Apple Inc. made the announcement at its first major product event in... more »
  • 2 Ala. residents plead guilty to oil spill fraud

    September 26, 2011 11:59 AM

    MOBILE, Ala. - Two residents have admitted filing false claims so they could receive money meant for people harmed by last year's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Pamela Washington and Robert Brown pleaded guilty last week to conspiracy to commit fraud. The Mobile Press-Register reports that prosecutors... more »
  • US officials conduct dead bird study in Gulf

    August 7, 2011 11:59 AM

    MOBILE - A new study conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service aims to determine how many birds may have died during the Gulf oil spill last year. The program, funded by BP, is known as the "Carcass Drift Study." Researchers are attaching numbered floats to hundreds... more »
  • WBRZ now streaming video on iPhones

    May 9, 2011 7:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - If you can't make it home in time to watch WBRZ on your TV, there's an app for that. The free WBRZ app for iPhones now has the ability to stream News 2 broadcasts live in the palm of your hand. To see the video,... more »
  • Man accused of cruise ship crime to remain jailed

    April 17, 2011 9:15 AM

    MOBILE, Ala. - A federal judge has ruled that a Mississippi man accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl on a Carnival cruise ship must remain jailed until the case is resolved. The Mobile Press-Register reports that Chief U.S. District Judge William Steele overturned a lower court's decision to allow... more »
  • Crews fight mobile home fire in Livingston Parish

    February 22, 2011 7:34 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Firefighters worked a mobile home fire Tuesday evening in Livingston Parish. Crews were called to the home on Sharee Place north of Denham Springs. They said the fire started in the kitchen and spread to the attic area. Firefighters with Livingston Parish Dist. 5 and... more »
  • Oyster bed restoration among first since oil spill

    January 24, 2011 10:08 AM

    MOBILE - Volunteers from across the country are rebuilding oyster reefs along the Gulf of Mexico's delicate shoreline, hoping to revive oyster beds under assault for decades from overharvesting, coastal development, pollution, and most recently the BP oil spill. The waters harbor much of the world's last remaining productive natural... more »
  • $2.6M deal to settle FEMA mobile home claims

    January 21, 2011 5:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Companies that manufactured mobile homes for FEMA after Hurricane Katrina have agreed to pay $2.6 million to resolve thousands of claims the temporary shelters exposed Gulf Coast storm victims to potentially dangerous fumes. Attorneys for plaintiffs and roughly two dozen mobile home makers and their subsidiaries on... more »
  • LSU sends 3 to Senior Bowl

    January 13, 2011 1:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Three LSU football players will be playing another game. Linebacker Kelvin Sheppard and defensive lineman Drake Nevis will join kicker Josh Jasper in the Jan. 29 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. Sheppard was a first team All-SEC selection by both the Associated Press and... more »
  • Bond hearing in Ala. for stepmom of slain children

    December 14, 2010 3:43 AM

    MOBILE, Ala.- A 22-year-old woman will make her first court appearance in Alabama after being charged with abusing her common-law husband's two young children, whose bodies were dumped in wooded areas in Alabama and Mississippi. Heather Leavell-Keaton is scheduled for a bond hearing Tuesday in Mobile, where her husband,... more »
  • Three adults, found with kids at meth lab, arrested

    November 13, 2010 10:55 AM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office narcotics agents arrested three adults found with two children this week inside a working methamphetamine lab. Agents found the lab inside a mobile home Wednesday in a mobile home park in Iberia Parish, sheriff's spokesman Ryan Turner told The Advocate of... more »
  • Police searching for man wanted for burglary

    October 13, 2010 2:53 PM

    Police are looking for a man wanted for a residential burglary that happened on Ruffin Road in the Independence area in the early morning hours last Sunday. Authorities said 30-year-old Dujuan Otta Kelly, Independence, approached a mobile home and removed the AC unit so he could get inside. The... more »
  • Mobile security cameras could help fight crime

    September 30, 2010 6:17 PM

    The perception of escalating crime in Baton Rouge has entire neighborhoods looking for protection. News 2’s Michael Shingleton found out mobile security cameras could be an option. more »
  • JaMarcus Russell pleads not guilty in Alabama drug case

    July 20, 2010 12:31 PM

    Former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell pleaded not guilty to a charge of illegal drug possession Tuesday in Alabama. Russell, 24, is a former LSU star who was released by Oakland after being the No. 1 draft choice in 2007. He entered the plea in court in Mobile.... more »
  • Makeshift locks used to keep oil out of port

    May 9, 2010 10:34 AM

    Officials at one of the nation's busiest ports are hoping that a simple wash-and-go system will keep out the oil from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Floating balls of tar already are showing up at the mouth of Mobile Bay. So authorities are setting up makeshift locks... more »
  • 6 parades roll in Mobile Mardi Gras

    February 16, 2010 9:33 AM

    Six parades are rolling through Mobile's streets to wrap up the Mardi Gras festivities. The final parade, the Order of Myths, is scheduled to roll at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Mobile Police officers are walking the streets and looking for underage drinking. They estimated nearly 25,000 turned out... more »
  • Southern Owed Money for Gulf Coast Classic

    September 2, 2009 3:46 PM

    Organizers of the Gulf Coast Classic football game say they owe Southern University $103,000 and Alabama State about $40,000. The schools gave up traditional home games to play each other in Mobile, Alabama last November. Less than 20,000 people attended the game last year. The city of Mobile plans... more »

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