FIRST ALERT: Rain arrives overnight and continues through Friday morning

Rain is quickly moving into the area. Expect widespread rain overnight with the heaviest rainfall north of I-20.

  COVID-19 bill must drop minimum wage hike, arbiter decides

The hardening opposition suggested that Biden’s first major legislative initiative could encounter unanimous GOP opposition.
  • National

  LA sheriff calls Tiger Woods crash ‘purely an accident’

Authorities say Woods suffered “significant” injuries all down his right leg when his SUV crashed into a median and rolled over several times on a steep road in Los Angeles.

TOP STORIES

  St. Clair County BOE sues travel company, claiming it failed to return $100,000 for trip canceled due to pandemic

Report: A Fort Rucker helicopter has crashed

Opioid deaths increased in Jefferson County in 2020

  ADPH: Statewide hospitalizations dip below 775; More than 491K COVID-19 cases, more than 9,800 deaths in Alabama

Former Athens, Limestone superintendents face federal conspiracy, fraud charges; Carter placed on leave

The U.S. Department of Justice released an indictment Tuesday related to the investigation of a former Superintendent of Athens City Schools.
  • Coronavirus: RIGHT NOW

  Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the US

Flu has virtually disappeared from the U.S., with reports coming in at far lower levels than anything seen in decades.

B’ham PD: No foul play after woman found dead on 7th Ave. South

  UPDATE: Legion Field COVID-19 testing site to operate at least through spring

  What happens after we reach herd immunity?

  People with disabilities advocating for vaccine priority

  Post-COVID ‘brain fog’ research at UAB seeking volunteers

Erron Brown indicted on 2 counts for 2018 Thanksgiving mall shooting

  Cahaba Medical Care is reaching out to vulnerable and underserved communities with COVID-19 vaccines

  Northport Mayor helps woman hurt during a domestic incident Wednesday

  • Coronavirus: RIGHT NOW

  Military begins delivering vaccines in Texas, New York

The U.S. military on Wednesday began delivering shots at coronavirus vaccination centers in Texas and New York and announced that service members will start staffing four centers in Florida and one in Philadelphia next week.

SPORTS

  Oak Mountain beats Hoover to advance to Final Four

  Hoover girls dominate Austin 61-25 to win NW Region Title

  JSU back in FCS Top 25 Poll as Gamecocks prep for home opener

  Spain Park holds on to beat Huntsville 51-50

MORE TOP STORIES

Alabama Senate passes medical marijuana bill

  Fire at city-owned building in Ensley

  Possibility of herd immunity in Alabama by late spring

  Some CVS pharmacies to offer COVID-19 vaccinations in Alabama

Suspect arrested a month after fatal double shooting at B’ham gas station

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has identified one of the victims as Dequaris Lydel Williams. He was 31.
  • National

‘Call 911’: Assault victim gets help by posting sign on Pa. home’s window

A suspect was arrested on accusations of beating and strangling the woman when she tried to leave the house.

Camden man killed after Freightliner overturns in creek during wreck

Health leaders say we don’t need to become numb to COVID-19 death numbers

  COVID-19 testing still widely available

  VIDEO: Pilot survives wreck on Lake Martin, Alabama’s 3rd plane crash in 4 days

EAST ALABAMA

Shaw’s is Smoking Again

Talladega police searching for missing 63-year-old man

1 killed, 1 injured in early-morning Talladega house fire

GOOD DAY RECIPES

  The Back Porch: Southern-Style Oxtails with Gravy

  Flying Biscuit Cafe: Chocolate Biscuit Bread Pudding

  The Flying Biscuit: Pumpkin pancake and praline sauce

  The Bitter Socialite: Cantaloupe Martini