BCSO: Large, black cloud of smoke is the result of fire at a Blount Co. a landfill

A Large black pillar of smoke, visible from Red Mountain Saturday afternoon, is the result of a burn at a landfill, according to the Blount Co. Sheriff’s Office.

  States scale back vaccine orders as interest in shots wanes

More than 150 million Americans — about 57% of the adult population — have received at least one dose of vaccine.
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Pfizer aims for full FDA approval of vaccine

That gives Pfizer and German partner BioNTech a shot at winning the first full approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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  Businesses deal with shortages ahead of Mother’s Day rush

  Teachers honored during Teacher Appreciation week, reflect on pandemic school year

  Health officials talk potentially needing COVID boosters after 9 to 12 months

  Can Alabama help reach President Biden’s goal of 70% with first dose by July 4?

Wine industry looks forward to new Alabama law

The wine industry in Alabama is ready to take new steps after recent legislation will allow them to deliver.
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NASA Mars helicopter heard humming through thin Martian air

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California released this first-ever audio Friday, just before Ingenuity was set to soar on its fifth test flight.

  Psychological reasons could make people hesitant to ‘get back to normal’ and get vaccine

  UAB, LifeSouth to host blood drive as supply is low again

  Mother and daughter, who both had heart transplants, use Mother’s Day to raise awareness about heart disease

Neighbors react to 9-year-old shot in Birmingham early Friday morning

  Pfizer seeking full FDA approval in hopes of curbing vaccine hesitancy

Saban, Barkley, others to help encourage COVID vaccine in Alabama

  Father of Carly’s Law namesake supports Ala. medical marijuana bill

Police searching for missing Birmingham woman

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  US job growth slows sharply in sign of struggles

With viral cases declining and states and localities easing restrictions, businesses have added jobs for four straight months, the Labor Department said Friday. Still, the unemployment rate ticked up to 6.1% from 6% in March.

SPORTS

Indian Springs wins 4A/5A state soccer championship

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Don’t fall back: Alabama seeks permanent daylight saving

  Tuscaloosa PD: 2 charged with capital murder after 16-year-old boy killed on Fosters Ferry Road

  Cullman family concerned after possible bullet hit woman’s car on Highway 31

Bessemer police officer involved in 2-vehicle crash Friday

  Powerful winds at Snead State’s graduation ceremony

Congressman Robert Aderholt was speaking to the graduates when the wind storm happened.
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Summer of the road trip: Vacations are back

The U.S. Travel Association says 72% of Americans will make at least one trip this summer.

  9-year-old shot in Birmingham Friday morning

UPDATE: Missing Gardendale woman found safe

  Miles College Golf Team Wins DII National Championship

  What will it take to get a Medical Marijuana Card in Alabama?

GOOD DAY RECIPES

  Flying Biscuit: Lemon bread pudding

  The Back Porch: Southern-Style Oxtails with Gravy

  Flying Biscuit Cafe: Chocolate Biscuit Bread Pudding