Governor Ivey extends mask order, says April 9 is final deadline

Governor Kay Ivey extended Alabama’s mask mandate under the Safer at Home Order until April 9.

  White House says relief checks to go to most who got December payment

Under the current Senate bill, the Biden administration estimates that 158.5 million households will receive direct payments, according to the White House official who insisted on anonymity to discuss private conversations.
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  General: Pentagon hesitated on sending Guard to Capitol riot

The hourslong delay cost the National Guard precious minutes in the early hours of the rioting.

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  Morale at hospitals going up after a year’s long battle with COVID-19

  After re-election, Mayor Maddox reflects on upcoming 10-year anniversary of April 27th tornado

  Been treated with monoclonal antibodies? You’ll have to wait 90 days to get a vaccine

  Infectious disease experts say lifting mask mandates now is a ‘horrible idea’

  President of AHA says new COVID-19 variants could cause surge in cases

We’ve been hearing about multiple variants of COVID-19 emerging in recent weeks, but the president of the Alabama Hospital Association said he’s most concerned about the U.K. variant.
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Woman sues over GoFundMe for Starbucks barista she targeted in a Facebook post after he asked her to wear a mask

The woman posted a photo of the barista on Facebook saying, “Meet Lenin from Starbucks who refused to serve me cause I’m not wearing a mask. Next time I will wait for cops and bring a medical exemption.” It went viral.

  Northport city council approves study on forming school system

  First COVID-19 vaccination registration pop up site opens in Tuscaloosa County

Study: ER front line health workers at high risk for anxiety, burnout and PTSD

  COVID vaccination updates from UAB doctor

Sylacauga Police investigating 2 shooting incidents in 24 hours, one man hurt

Deputies: Man accused of kidnapping Ohio woman has Alabama ties

Birmingham police looking for missing Spain Park graduate, family believes she may be in danger

UAB Gospel Choir director Kevin P. Turner dies

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7-year-old Alabama girl helps to fund her own brain surgery

While the 7-year-old girl’s story has warmed plenty of hearts, some are outraged over the idea that a child facing brain surgery would feel a need to raise funds for her own care.

SPORTS

Regions Tradition returns in May 2021

Mountain Brook wins 6A State Championship

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University of Montevallo will return to full in-person classes this fall

  ADPH: Alabama tops 10,000 deaths from COVID-19

TWO YEARS LATER: Church destroyed in Lee Co. tornadoes being rebuilt; welcoming members back

  Get tested for COVID-19 when symptomatic for best treatment results

  Mixing Johnson & Johnson with Pfizer or Moderna vaccine an unknown

The approval of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine is a beacon of hope for many, but it’s also bringing new questions - especially as Pfizer and Moderna are still in short supply.
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Boy, 12, creates website to help elderly New Yorkers book vaccine appointments

The 12-year-old hits refresh for hours a day, searching for COVID-19 vaccine appointments for elderly people in the New York metro area.

  Birmingham Airport Authority optimistic about travel heading into warmer months

  Walt Maddox wins reelection in Tuscaloosa mayoral race

  2021 Tuscaloosa municipal election results

  Alabama Senate passes bill banning transgender treatments for minors

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  The Back Porch: Southern-Style Oxtails with Gravy

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