Preliminary student COVID-19 testing numbers show good trend

The GuideSafe program allows for students to be tested at no cost to them using CARES Act funds, and the results so far are surprising.

Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, first Black woman

In choosing Harris, Biden is embracing a former rival from the Democratic primary who is familiar with the unique rigor of a national campaign.
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Boy with autism kicked out of NJ church for making noise during sister’s baptism

The boy's family says the priest refused to apologize and instead attempted to justify his actions. However, he later said he regrets the mistake in a statement released by the archdiocese.


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Rep. Terri Sewell backs another trailblazer in Kamala Harris for VP

How to file a complaint about a JeffCo business violating mask order

Authorities looking for suspect accused of butchering horses in Houston area

  Shelby County puts the finishing touches on the upcoming school year

Dr. Lewis Brooks said he appreciates how students, parents, teachers and staff have adjusted during this period of uncertainty, and while the district’s plans to reopen changed abruptly last week, he’s confident about the new plan to go back to school.
  • Coronavirus

Worldwide virus cases top 20 million, doubling in six weeks

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide topped 20 million, more than half of them from the United States, India and Brazil.

  Studies show heart damage linked to COVID-19

  The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America offering free virtual memory screenings

  Parents scramble to find daycare during pandemic, YMCA steps in to help

When does my school start? List of dates for schools in our viewing area

  Birmingham City Schools will start with remote learning on September 8

  Bessemer schools delays opening until Sept. 3

  Birmingham Man Depends on Food Bank

  ’It’s not a joke’: 3 Calhoun County COVID-19 survivors talk about their experiences

  • Coronavirus

What do the kids say? K-12 students sound off on school

Anxious parents around the country are looking to schools that have already opened for signs of how it might go.


Michael Jordan talks to Bama football team, Coach Saban

Debate over Cancelling College Football


  SEC Commissioner Sankey: ‘As we move forward we hope, towards competition with no assurances that actually will take place’

City of Birmingham building inspector accused of taking money in exchange for inspection

  ‘Be a Blessing’: Chilton County teenager giving back in a big way

  ADPH: More than 1,700 people have died from COVID-19 as over 99K test positive and almost 38K recover

  ‘We Want to Play’ college football movement gaining momentum

College football players from across the country are taking to social media saying they want to play.This comes amid reports the Big Ten might postpone its season and worries others including the SEC might do the same.
  • Coronavirus

  90% increase in COVID-19 cases seen in US children over last month, report says

Severe symptoms still appear rare among those kids infected, making up less than 2% of hospitalizations. However, at least 90 children have died from the disease.

Gadsden man charged with stealing 9mm, sheriff’s badges from unmarked deputy vehicle

Extension offices to serve as drop off points for mysterious seed packages

Bessemer City Schools will now start September 3

UPDATE: Adamsville man identified as driver found shot to death on I-65 north in Birmingham


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