Former Vestavia Hills Mayor, UAB President Scotty McCallum passes away

Charles A. “Scotty” McCallum, Jr. died early Saturday morning of natural causes at his Vestavia Hills home.

Biden says his advisers will lead with ‘science and truth’

Science organizations were also quick to praise Lander and the promotion of the science post.
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Global death toll from COVID-19 tops 2 million amid vaccine rollout

The milestone was reached just over a year after the coronavirus was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

TOP STORIES

  UAB researchers say metformin reduces risk of death for COVID patients with diabetes

  State health leaders worry for hospitals if new COVID-19 variant becomes dominant in March

  State health leaders say patient transfers are becoming increasingly difficult

  Drug store association says pharmacies could give 100 million vaccines in 30 days

  FIRST ALERT: Wind chills in the 20s, possibility of a few flurries to the far northeast

The wind won’t be quite as gusty overnight, but there will be a breeze that will drop wind chills into the 20s Saturday morning.
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  Trump trial pending, McConnell calls it ‘vote of conscience’

A single article of impeachment — for “incitement of insurrection” — was approved by the House on Wednesday, one week after a violent mob of Trump supporters invaded the Capitol.

  What impact could the new COVID variant have on schools

  Alabama reaches another grim milestone: more than 6,000 COVID-related deaths

  State Superintendent concerned about winter months for in-person learning

  Jefferson County falls in the ‘Low Risk’ category, according to ADPH

  ADPH disputes CDC vaccine ranking

Ivey activates 500 more National Guard soldiers ahead of inauguration

Person killed in accident on I-59 in Jefferson County

  Concrete barricades, cameras set up outside of state capitol

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  Vaccines to stimulus checks: Here’s what’s in Biden plan

President-elect Joe Biden is proposing a $1.9 trillion plan to expand coronavirus vaccinations, help individuals and jump-start the economy.

SPORTS

  JSU & Samford prepping for spring football season

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Tallapoosa County man sentenced in child pornography case

Parts of I-65 in Cullman Co. shut down after tractor trailer-crash

Authorities investigating what led to apartment fire that killed 65-year-old woman in Tarrant

Double shooting leaves 1 dead, another injured in east Birmingham

  Good Day Boot Camp: Russell teaches you how to make juice

Have you considered making your own juice? It’s incredibly simple and can have great health benefits.
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  Biden’s virus plan: 100 million shots just the start

Called the “American Rescue Plan,” the legislative proposal would meet President-elect Joe Biden's goal of administering 100 million vaccines by the 100th day of his administration, and advance his objective of reopening most schools by the spring.

  ADPH: COVID-19 Percent positive rate down slightly in Alabama

  JCCEO resuming applications for people needing help paying rent and utilities

  UAB researcher develops at home COVID-19 antibody testing kit

More women than men lose jobs due to pandemic struggles

WEST ALABAMA

  DCH clarify why they won’t vaccinate teachers now

  West Alabama hospitals details coronavirus struggles

Contractor to remove arch on I-20/59 in Tuscaloosa Sunday

  The part we don’t see in the fight against COVID-19

CENTRAL ALABAMA

  ADPH disputes CDC vaccine ranking

  USPS moves past holiday shipping backlog

EAST ALABAMA

Australia to kill pigeon that crossed Pacific from Oregon

Records: Alabama man on bond arrested after Capitol riot

Collinsville man killed in accident involving tractor

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  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