Businesses deal with shortages ahead of Mother’s Day rush

Now is the time to go ahead and finalize your Mother’s Day plans because business owners say they’re dealing with the ripple effect of COVID-19.

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.
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Some restaurant owners claim they’re having trouble finding workers during the pandemic

Some employees have left the restaurant industry for good amid the perils of the pandemic, which exposed workers to the coronavirus and uncooperative patrons.

TOP STORIES

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

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

The 4700 block of Avenue T in Birmingham is on high alert tonight after a 9-year-old boy was shot early Friday morning.
  • National

  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.

  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

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

  • National

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.

SPORTS

Indian Springs wins 4A/5A state soccer championship

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  Powerful winds at Snead State’s graduation ceremony

  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?

In order to meet eligibility to get medical marijuana, you’ll need to go through steps to get clearance.
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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.

  Uninsured Alabamians more likely to die from COVID-19

  Man charged with capital murder after shooting outside Fairfield gas station, victim identified

  Restaurant worker shortage puts strain on local businesses

  SBA announces PPP is out of money for most borrowers

GOOD DAY RECIPES

  Flying Biscuit: Lemon bread pudding

  The Back Porch: Southern-Style Oxtails with Gravy

  Flying Biscuit Cafe: Chocolate Biscuit Bread Pudding