FIRST ALERT: Fog likely later tonight and overnight

A chilly beginning for our weekend with a few areas of fog, but these areas will dissipate quickly with dry, sunny but cool conditions expected through the afternoon.

  A bleak outlook for millions facing cutoff of US jobless aid

About 9.1 million who are receiving aid from those programs will be cut off Dec. 26, according to a report from the Century Foundation. An additional 4.4 million are expected to exhaust all 39 weeks by year’s end.
  • National

Texas prep football player attacks referee, charged with assault

Senior defensive lineman Emmanuel Duron of Edinburg High School came running from the sideline area after the referee announced the ejection, slamming into the official during the first half of the zone play-in game against Pharr-San Juan-Alamo.

TOP STORIES

  Hundreds of people a day reaching out to JCCEO for help paying rent and utilities

Deputies investigating after 5-year-old boy shot in Jefferson County

  ADPH explains importance of vaccination card

  Nick Saban credits plasma treatment for COVID-19 recovery

Homicide investigation underway in Birmingham

The Birmingham Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting that happened Friday evening.
  • Coronavirus

  The Latest: US reaches daily high of nearly 228,000 cases

The 227,885 cases eclipses the previous high of more than 217,000 on Thursday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

  Measuring the impact of state student enrollment drops

St. Vincent’s offers resources for frontline health care workers

  ‘Fauci Effect’ encourages more medical and nursing school applicants

Neighbors are reeling after a house fire kills a little boy and his great grandfather

Bills would remove Confederate flag from Alabama Coat of Arms

Bessemer man escapes police custody; cash reward for information

Alabama Walmart employees to share more than $17.5 million in bonuses

Alabama Dept. of Health not decreasing home quarantine just yet

  • Coronavirus

  UN health chief: World can start dreaming of pandemic’s end

The U.N. health chief says positive results from coronavirus vaccine trials mean the world “can begin to dream about the end of the pandemic.”

SPORTS

Auburn falls to No. 5 Texas A&M 31-20 in final home game of season

  Turnovers cost Pickens County in 1A State Championship game

MORE TOP STORIES

  ‘A tidal wave of sick patients’: UAB treating record number of COVID-19 patients

US Congressman Robert Aderholt tests positive for COVID-19

‘We need to buckle down’: Birmingham mayor and health leaders address COVID-19

Hit and run: Man killed crossing street on scooter in downtown Birmingham

  67-year-old man, 4-year-old boy die after early-morning house fire in Birmingham

The call came at 2:48 a.m. that there was a house fire in the 4500 block of 9th Terrace North.
  • Coronavirus

  States submit vaccine orders as coronavirus death toll grows

The number of Americans hospitalized with COVID-19 hit an all-time high in the U.S. on Thursday at 100,667, according to the COVID Tracking Project.

Former longtime Calhoun Co. Sheriff passes away, funeral to be livestreamed to public

  Regional Medical Center preparing for COVID-19 Thanksgiving surge

  How to help frontline workers fighting COVID-19

Dr. Fauci apologizes for comments on UK vaccine review process

WEST ALABAMA

  Bryant Bank gives money to families in need

  EMS services strained due to coronavirus cases

37-year-old man killed in Tuscaloosa car crash

GOOD DAY RECIPES

  Flying Biscuit Cafe: Chocolate Biscuit Bread Pudding

  The Flying Biscuit: Pumpkin pancake and praline sauce

  The Bitter Socialite: Cantaloupe Martini