FIRST ALERT: Storms arriving late this afternoon

Our Next Big Thing inches closer during the day and we could see a few showers or storms any time after 2 p.m. from Pickens to Cullman counties and points west.

Good Samaritan recalls jumping from bridge to save 2-year-old after car crash

The fire chief says the good Samaritan put his own life on the line because of the height of the bridge and the shallow water below.
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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.

TOP STORIES

  Local organization helps recover dozens of guns for Birmingham Police

  Downtown Birmingham businesses starting to see more foot traffic

Officials search for missing person from Walker Co.

Alabama teen with rare cancer dies days after community’s touching rally

  Local florist says this Mother’s Day is huge

The National Retail Federation says people will spend an average of $220 for Mother’s Day gifts, which is about $16 more than last year.
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  China says most rocket debris burned up during reentry over Maldives

The roughly 30-meter (100-foot) -long stage is among the biggest space debris to fall to Earth.

  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

  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

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Pastor, wife suffer gouged eyes, parts of their ears bitten off in Chicago attack

The suspect faces charges of attempted murder and aggravated battery. He is undergoing a psychiatric examination at a hospital.

SPORTS

  Homewood, Oak Mountain, Spain Park take home blue map at AHSAA Soccer Championships

MORE TOP STORIES

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

Birmingham Police are asking for help from the public to locate a missing 34-year-old woman.
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  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.

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

GOOD DAY RECIPES

  Flying Biscuit: Lemon bread pudding

  The Back Porch: Southern-Style Oxtails with Gravy

  Flying Biscuit Cafe: Chocolate Biscuit Bread Pudding