Beware of crooks trying to get unemployment checks

As people continue having a tough time getting through to the Alabama Unemployment office about their checks, It’s even harder on those who are trying to report a case of suspected fraud.

World War II monument defaced with paint at Charlotte cemetery

  West Birmingham looks to bright business future

  Economic opportunities for minorities in Tuscaloosa discussed during online roundtable

  Trinity Medical property redevelopment full-steam ahead

  Birmingham business landscape in question due to pandemic

Century Plaza could become logistics center and bring over 300 jobs

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Birmingham businesses host virtual panel series on race, equity

  The artistry of a chainsaw carver with plenty of power

  More Tuscaloosa businesses get money from small business relief fund

State survey aims to address broadband service gaps

State lodging, sales taxes down in May report

  High school rising senior fights for foster care with bows that bless

Breweries ready to welcome back customers under phase two

Before pulling the taps, business owners are combing over the rules for phase two.

  Riverchase Galleria reopens, managers take steps to keep shoppers safe

The Riverchase Galleria in Hoover reopened Tuesday.

  blo, blow dry bar in Homewood reinvents business strategy during COVID-19

Although hair salons aren’t allowed to reopen at this time, blo blow dry bar in Homewood is thinking outside the box during to make a sale.

  Local business owners are excited to reopen stores

An order, which temporarily closed stores six weeks ago, was lifted at 5 p.m. Thursday. Store owners say they're happy to be able to reconnect with customers.

  Small business owner explains how she’ll use BhamStrong loan

  Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama offers playbook how businesses can safely reopen

  Salon owner diagnosed with COVID-19 while business closed

  Does negative oil price impact gas prices?

  Local gyms eager to reopen, taking extra steps to sanitize

OSHA releases new guidelines for handling coronavirus-related complaints

  Safety top concern for El Barrio when it comes to reopening

El Barrio off 2nd Avenue North wants to reopen more than anything, but reopening comes with a lot of challenges.

Amazon still hiring in Bessemer

Amazon says the fulfillment center currently employs more than 1,500 full-time associates who will pick, pack and ship essential items to customers.

  AL Retail Association suggesting ways smaller retailers can reopen safely

Many small retailers are in fear of having to close their doors permanently before the current April 30 order expires.

  When will I get my stimulus check? IRS to launch check tracker

The IRS announced Easter weekend the first round of payments were deposited into taxpayers’ bank accounts and later this week, it will launch a tool on its website where people can track the status of their stimulus check.

Ivey: Mazda Toyota plant on adjusted timeline for Alabama

"I am confident that the automakers will move forward on their adjusted timeline to begin production at the Alabama facility, where they will turn out world-class vehicles."

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Alabama’s most trusted source for news and information is On Your Side helping you and supporting local businesses.

AT&T to pay front-line employees 20% more

AT&T said as a communications company, they are dedicated to keeping essential services running – and keeping first responders and consumers connected.

  Working girl in construction

Donna Strange picked a job most women never consider, but it's an occupation she loves and has a passion for.

Bill would allow colleges and universities to get debtors’ income tax refunds

The bill would allow the Alabama Department of Revenue to send a person’s state income tax refund to state institutions of higher education to pay outstanding debts.

Will a Ramsay McCormack ruling greenlight redevelopment?

The ruling appears to clear the way for the city to go forward with an agreement it announced in October, to have a team of developers led by Irvin Henderson of North Carolina renovate the building and redevelop the area around it.

  Goodyear lays off 105 more people in Gadsden

This follows some 740 workers who received early retirement packages from Goodyear just before Christmas.

  Swimming is for the dogs

Just like people, dogs need some low impact rehab during times of physical needs, such as swimming.

  Ala. artist, Deb Paradise, is on display for the world to see

Deb Paradise has her art work on display in six different countries around the world.

  Do you need a tax professional?

The IRS will begin accepting income tax returns on January 27.

  Amazon leading local job growth for 2020

2020 should see a jump in jobs in Jefferson County.

New locally owned restaurant opens in Hoover

New locally owned restaurant opens in Hoover offering seafood and southern sides

Long Black Friday line at local record store even with no discounts

Vinyl record fans lined up outside Seasick Records in Birmingham for limited release records on Black Friday.

New Homewood Pastry Shop features delicate delights

The owners of “The Essential” on Morris Avenue open new pastry shop in Homewood.

A Family Affair: Chilton county farmer celebrates personal history through peaches

"weather is everything" Chilton County farmer gives insight on just how hard it is to grow peaches

UPDATE: Carvana bringing 450 jobs to Bessemer

Governor Kay Ivey announced Tuesday that Carvana will build an Alabama distribution and fulfillment center, creating more than 450 jobs in Bessemer.

Waitr looking to hire drivers in Birmingham

Waitr is expanding operations and hiring in Birmingham.

Best Buy hosting hiring fairs for holiday workers

Hiring fairs will take place at all Best Buy stores on Oct. 10 and 11 from noon to 7 p.m. local time.

100 New jobs to open as Waitr expands in Birmingham metro

Dozens of jobs opening as Waitr expands to Center Point and Trussville area.

  Church of the Highlands could build new campus in Birmingham

The Church of the Highlands is looking at purchasing the old Gipson Elementary School property from Birmingham City Schools to possibly build a new church campus.

  Businesses eyeing Birmingham apprenticeship program

Birmingham Promise program to offer free tuition and apprenticeships to students.

  Alabama transplant brings the Bible to the 21st century

Michael Straus is a lawyer who also has studied theology and the Greek language, two topics that when combined can be a motivating force to push a person into doing something life rewarding.

  Making mermaids in Alabama

What little girl does not dream of being a mermaid? The opportunity is finally available with a week-long mermaid camp.

WBRC Women’s Expo to be held August 16

Join us for the WBRC FOX6 News Women's Expo at the Riverchase Galleria on Friday, August 16 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

WBRC FOX6 News hires Jason Mathews as next General Sales Manager

WBRC FOX6 News, the dominant news leader in Birmingham,Alabama, announced today the hiring of Jason Mathews as the station’s next General Sales Manager.

Pepper Place Pop up Restaurant brings fresh ideas and fresh food to Birmingham

New pop up restaurant creates local, organic and nutrient dense food

  Northport considers offering business incentives for storefront updates

The Northport city council is discussing business incentives to beautify.

  Single super mom doing whatever it takes for her son

There are numerous single moms in the world who truly are superheros - working, going to school, and taking care of the family.

  Riverfront hotel coming to Tuscaloosa

Plans move forward to build a new riverfront hotel in Tuscaloosa's bustling downtown.

  6-year-old Ala. girl is a published author

Jordyn williams of Birmingham, AL just finished her kindergarten year in school, but is already a published author. With the help of her mom, Jordyn wrote a children's book "I Finally Learned to Read and Write." The mother and daughter share their story and it's a cool one.

  Is there a right way to train kids to be better athletes?

Kids dream of being a professional athlete, and while some are born with enough talent, most have to work their way to become a talented pro.

  Father and son serve to mend lives at Alabama hospital

Helping people is what the Mathews family is all about, from working in the medical profession to serving in the mission field in Haiti.

  Upgrades coming to Bryant-Denny stadium

Exciting changes are in the works for the University of Alabama campus.

  Building a safe career as a construction worker

One of the toughest jobs is as a construction worker. Not only does it involve a rough working environment with dangerous equipment, but also difficult conditions.

  Major donor at odds with the University of Alabama over abortion law

The University of Alabama's largest donor, encourages students to boycott the university.

  Yum Yum: Pig ears, sour dirt for sale at Hello Market in Bessemer, Ala.

The Hello Market has been in Bessemer since the 1970's. It is a place known for its meats: beef, fish, chicken and pork, such as pig feet, pig ears, pit tails and jowls.

  Average rent in Birmingham increasing

Experts say the average rent has increased because of new luxury units being built in places like Parkside. But affordable housing is still available.

  City of Tuscaloosa helping businesses mitigate new construction

The city of Tuscaloosa wants to help businesses that are hurting as a result of the ongoing road improvements downtown.

  AL man shows perseverance in earning college degree in 10 years

Earning a degree in college usually takes four to five years, so when we say it took an Alabama more than 10 years to get his bachelor's, there has to be a story.

  AL family shares 9-year-old daughter’s battle, victory with cancer in book

Nine year old Kate Miller is finishing up her third grade year of elementary school, which is remarkable considering six years ago she was diagnosed with cancer. Her battle inspired her mom to write a book about the journey, it is called "Fighting for Kate," and this is her story.

  Birmingham business is cleaning up the stigma of autism

Autism is a neurological disorder that not many people truly understand. Those that are autistic can sometimes be forgotten, but one Birmingham business is helping this community out, hiring workers with autism and helping them lead a normal life.

  The Mustang muscle car lives on in Odenville, Alabama

The Mustang Museum of America, the first of its kind totally dedicated to display Mustang cars only, opened in Odenville, AL in March.

  Superhero cleaning ladies are on a mission from the heart

Autumn Jiles and Adrianne Holston are the superheroes of the cleaning world. They are celebrating their fifth anniversary as co-owners of Clean Heart Cleaning Services based out of Oneonta, AL. For them it's more than just about cleaning, it's community, giving back and proving a point.

  Options available for people unable to pay taxes they owe

If you owe on your taxes, tax preparers say not filing them is the worst thing you can do

  The recipe to success is in the art for a Birmingham baker

Komeh Davis is a cake artist. She can make a cake look like anything. The cakes not only look cool, but taste great.

  Health and wellness is big for business in Birmingham

Companies are getting more interested in not only employee productivity, but also their health and wellness.

  Alabaster women is the ‘I do’ in the wedding Industry

Alabaster's Heather Benge is an up and coming name in the wedding industry.

  Birmingham chocolate shop ready for Valentine’s Day

You only have to travel to downtown Birmingham to get chocolate from around the world this Valentine’s Day. Honeycreeper Chocolate is a shop on Morris Avenue specializing in craft chocolate.

Smaller income tax refunds leave some taxpayers miffed

Some taxpayers who have already filed their 2018 federal tax returns are shocked by the amount of their tax refund.

  The $100 million man

Realtor Justin Dyar has accomplished something few in Alabama have ever achieved, selling more than 100 million dollars in property in one year. Dyar joined an elite group when he reached the milestone in 2018. We met up with Dyar recently to find out his secrets but also what motivates him.

  Local CPA gives helpful tax season tips

There are some significant changes individuals need to know before filing single or jointly. A local CPA Ben Bowen gives out some interesting information and tips.

  DC Blox finishing up flagship data center in Titusville community

The Atlanta-based technology company is building a data center - it’s flagship facility - on the grounds of the Trinity Steel plant that was dormant for decades.

  Gray Chairman, CEO Hilton H. Howell Jr. rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange

Gray Television now owns and operates television stations and digital properties in 91 markets across the U.S., including nearly 150 affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC networks.

  Cookie Dough Magic opens in Birmingham

A unique cookie shop is now open in Birmingham’s Avondale community. It’s called Cookie Dough Magic.