FIRST ALERT: Scattered afternoon storms more likely for the Independence Day weekend, some storms may be strong

Temperatures will likely warm quickly into the lower 80s by 9-10 a.m. High temperatures are expected to climb into the lower 90s this afternoon.

Move to rename ‘Bloody Sunday’ bridge has critics in Selma

Residents in the landmark civil rights city of Selma, Alabama, are among the critics of a bid to rename the historic bridge where voting rights marchers were beaten in 1965.
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Trump plans huge July 4 fireworks show despite DC’s concerns

The Trump administration is promising one of the largest fireworks displays in recent memory in Washington on July Fourth.

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Warning about a tech support phone scheme

20-year-old woman, 20-year-old man killed in Walker County crash

Sweet Alert! Some tiny firecrackers for the 4th

  ADPH: 983 Alabamians have died from COVID-19 as more than 41K test positive & 22K recover

Trussville City Schools releases fall options with Aug. 12 start date

Trussville City Schools has announced three options for students for when the 2020-21 school year starts on August 12.
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  Coronavirus cases rise in 40 states; Texas issues mask mandate

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. climbed to an all-time high of more than 50,000 per day on Thursday, with the infection curve rising in 40 out of 50 states in a reversal that has largely spared only the Northeast.

  Jefferson Co. business owners weigh in on implementing new mask ordinance

  Fairfield City Schools creates COVID Task for to prepare for the fall

  Is widespread COVID-19 testing still available?

  Alabama beaches to enforce COVID-19 rules on Fourth of July weekend

  Should you throw a child’s birthday bash this year?

  U.S. Supreme Court blocks curbside voting

  Nursing homes wait up to 5 days for COVID-19 test results

  More businesses boosting online presence during COVID-19

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  US unemployment falls to 11%, but new shutdowns are underway

U.S. employers added a substantial 4.8 million jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 11.1%, as the job market improved for a second straight month yet still remained far short of regaining the colossal losses it suffered this spring.

SPORTS

Legion FC to open season this month against regional rival on ESPN 2

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Married 71 years, Ohio couple die from COVID-19 one day apart

Second ADOC employee dies after testing positive for coronavirus

  Unemployment fraud is rampant in Alabama, but reporting it is tough for some

  KidsAndCars.org says new technology can help prevent hot car deaths

Shoals business owner under fire after Facebook post

Shoals business owner under fire after Facebook post
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  Intel chiefs brief congressional leaders on Russia bounties

The U.S. intelligence chiefs conducted classified briefings Thursday for congressional leaders who have demanded more answers about intelligence assessments that Russia offered bounties for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

  Problems with unemployment claims continue

  Free mask giveaway held at Stillman College

Chicago issues Emergency Travel Order for travelers from Alabama

Sylacauga Police talk down man threatening suicide inside home goods market

GOOD DAY RECIPES

  Bitter Socialite: Squash Blossoms

  Squash Casserole

  Mama’s Mac & Cheese