The Talk: BCRI presents ‘Surviving While Black in America’

WBRC FOX6 News reporter Jeh Jeh Pruitt will participate in a discussion sponsored by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

  Expert: Mental health after quarantine is important

‘Smart mask’: Clear mask designed at UAB could change COVID-19 protection

Curbside pickup at Birmingham Central Library begins September 21

Updated order allows more people in Tuscaloosa bars/restaurants

Made in Alabama ‘The Devil All the Time’ premieres on Netflix

  Hoover Fire rescue team heading to Orange Beach to help

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Dead alligator found in Hoover

Take a hike: U.S. Forest Service celebrates public lands day with photo contest

  57th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing that killed 4 little girls

  Flooding concerns in Homewood from Hurricane Sally

New VA clinic to open in Anniston/Oxford area

  Alabama man remembers his brother on 9/11

  Authorities: brother of 8-year-old killed in Hoover crash fights for his life

Serriss Prude died in that crash Thursday morning and her brother is now fighting for his life.

  Teaching young people about 9/11

Aiesha Pretlow teaches government and economics to seniors at Hueytown High School. None of her students were alive when 9/11 happened, so for many of them, this day is just another bad day in history.

  Changes may be coming to Birmingham trash pick up

Changes could be coming to trash pickup services in Birmingham. With possible budget cuts, the Public Works Department presented a plan Thursday to streamline the city’s trash pickup.

  Family and friends urge caution after local woman dies from COVID-19

Friends and family of a local woman celebrated her life after she passed away from COVID-19.

  Birmingham Crisis Center looking for volunteers after increase in call volume

B’ham City Council at odds over potential closure of city parks and rec centers

  How are businesses doing during the pandemic?

  Heart Gallery Alabama: Emma

  A Birmingham legend: Anchor Janet Hall retires from WBRC FOX6 News

  Local homebuying on the rise

  Birmingham woman gathers cleaning supplies at all hours for elderly

The elderly are most at-risk for major consequences of COVID-19, so one woman is making sure they have supplies to keep themselves safe.

  Rock on with the Tuscaloosa Co. H.S. marching band on Friday nights

The Tuscaloosa County High School marching band is 160 members strong and is under the direction of first year director Nick McDonald.

  Filmmaker walking to bring attention to racial injustice

Bliss recently posted a video of him holding a “Black Lives Matter” sign in an Arkansas town considered to be the KKK capital of the country.

  Mayor Walt Maddox will allow Tuscaloosa bars to reopen with restrictions

Mayor Walt Maddox is updating an executive order that shut down all Tuscaloosa bars almost two weeks ago in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Five generations of farming

For five generations the Allman Family has farmed the land on Straight Mountain which has always been famous for tomatoes.

Book donations for Barrett and Oliver Elementary Schools

The picture books encompass a diverse array of topics from civil rights to self worth, family, and community to arts and creativity.

Celebrating the life of Saw’s Mike Wilson

Monday the Saw’s BBQ and Post Office Pies family posted a message on Facebook celebrating the life of Mike Wilson, the owner and founder of Saw’s Barbecue.

Thousands attend Chilton County Fair amid pandemic

While some people who attended wore masks, others chose not to.

Late actor Chadwick Boseman commemorated at Montgomery vigil

The organizer said she hopes the event provided an opportunity to empower the community.

  President Trump issues National Days of Prayer and Remembrance proclamation for 9/11

The time of prayer runs from September 4-6.

  Dinner Under the Stars

1918 Catering created Dinner Under the Stars to give customers a chance for social distancing while spending time with family or friends this Labor Day Weekend.

Vestavia Hills Aquatic Complex opens

If you live in Vestavia Hills you don’t need a membership and entrance is free during Splish Splash September.

  Locust Fork coaches and players test positive for COVID-19

Friday night’s game between rivals Cleveland and Locust Fork has been canceled because several Locust Fork players and coaches tested positive for the virus.

  Defibrillators at the Lakeshore-Greenway trail saving lives

Taking a stroll or going for a jog on the Shades Creek Greenway-Lakeshore Trail is now a bit safer with three new AEDs, along the trail.

Gofundme created to raise money for Chilton Co. K-9 officers’ vests

This comes after one of their K-9 officers was shot in the line of duty.

Opelika woman nominated for national fitness award

Three times a week you can find 74-year-old Mona Burke at the gym.

  UAPD gets special training dealing with bias, racial sensitivity

Police at the University of Alabama hope the training they received this week will keep personal bias or problems at home from affecting how they do their job.

  Experience hits the right note for the Oak Mountain High School band

The Oak Mountain High School Spirit of the Cahaba Marching Band is made up of 205 members, but its foundation rides the experience of 43 seniors. Kevin Ownby directs the Spirit of the Cahaba performs this fall on the gridiron during halftime of games with a theme called, "New York State of Mind."

  St. Clair Co. reviews first few days back in school

Superintendent Mike Howard says all of this is new and a learning process for everyone involved, but he’s still optimistic.

  Jasper mayor says city’s finances in good shape during pandemic

The city’s mayor said he was apprehensive at the beginning of the pandemic, but the city’s finances have weathered the storm.

  Jefferson County Schools iron out kinks in school lunch program

Jefferson County School students aren’t in the classroom to start off the year, but they are still getting a hot meal at home.

  Remembering former Wenonah football coach Ronald Cheatham

Ronald Cheatham coached at Wenonah High School for 30 years. Although he had a huge impact on his players on the field, it’s what he taught them off the field that they’re remembering the most.

City of Birmingham holds Hurricane Laura supply drive

The drive runs from Wednesday, Sept. 2 to Friday, Sept. 4 from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day.

  U.S. Army’s Black Daggers will perform aerial demonstration to salute and honor healthcare workers

The Black Daggers are the official U.S. Army Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team.

  Tide players, students march for social justice

With head coach Nick Saban leading the way, hundreds of athletes and students marching for social justice on UA's campus.

  Hawks get help in two Alabama counties

A red-tailed hawk got caught in some of the netting at Top Golf Monday morning. A hawk was hit by a car in Walker County.

  Residents are seeking answers to flooding problems in Hoover

The flooding problems have existed for years and they are getting worried about more damage to their property.

New Hope Baptist Church holds drive-by parade for scholarship recipients

The church will provide almost $15,000 in scholarships to over 40 applicants entering college or already in college.

  The Pinson Valley H.S. Marching Chiefs perform through COVID-19

The Pinson Valley H.S. Marching Chiefs is making Friday's even better when it comes to fans enjoying watching the Indians football team. The Marching Chiefs under the direction of Keith Brandenburg is navigating and playing its way through a pandemic with as much enthusiasm as it normally does.

  Concern growing over future of Birmingham Public Library

There's growing concern over the future of the Birmingham Public Library system as the city looks to cut funding all across the board.

Room decorations, birthday cake and a smile on veteran’s 93rd birthday

According to a post by the Birmingham VA Medical Center, 93-year-old Phillip Wesson has been receiving care at the Shoals VA Clinic for many years.

  A student jumps from his dorm room during a fire at Miles College

Scary moments last night at Miles College were captured on a video

Susan G. Komen More Than Pink walk cancelled in Birmingham

Komen said its commitment to saving lives by investing in breakthrough research and meeting the most critical needs in communities is unchanged.

‘It’s My Time’ virtual health event Wednesday night to be moderated by Ugochi Iloka

Event organizers are using an app to get across the message of health and wellness.

  A sign to save a life: Family hopes billboard campaign will find kidney donor

Former football player hopes a stranger could help save his life

  First Friday to return in Gadsden next week

There will be hand sanitizer stations and masks available to people who don’t have any, as well as enforced social distancing in stores.

  Coping with Coronavirus through art

Local art gallery hopes to bring peace during the pandemic

  Waitr looks to hire 200 workers in Birmingham; extending delivery hours

Requirements for applicants include a valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance and a smart phone. You must also be 18 years or older to be eligible.

Sidewalk Film Festival embraces drive-in experience this week

The Sidewalk Film Festival is in a different location this year due to the pandemic, but they're making the best of it.

Second Chance Virtual Hiring Fair in Jefferson County

Local Birmingham employers who are seeking to help men and women with past misdemeanors, felonies or both will host a free virtual hiring fair.

Message in a Bottle

The man behind the message says, “I’d throw in three to five cases at a time. Some of them were little messages that I wrote, any way to express the Love of God.”

  Tallulah and Khari: Best friends amid pandemic

Khari and her family were surprised to learn the Gardendale High School yearbook had been dedicated to Tallulah. She touched the hearts of everyone at school, but she is a game changer for Khari.

Montgomery band director walking 800 miles for funding equality

Lanier High School band director PJ Howard set off on a journey of 800 miles. And he’s doing it all for his students.

Freedom Rider, Charles Person shares his story

Next year marks the 60th anniversary of the Freedom Riders.

  Eat in the Streets of downtown Birmingham

The event allows local restaurants to expand their dining areas into the streets and offers an opportunity for Birmingham residents to celebrate the city while social distancing.

  Shout Out! Vestavia Hills police act of kindness on Hwy 31

A shout-out to some Vestavia Hills police officers!

  Bigger is better for the Homewood HS Patriot Band

The Homewood Patriot Band is the largest high school band in the state of Alabama. Some 395 members strong the Patriot Band is under the direction of Chris Cooper. Members of the band talk about what makes this group so good and why it is the

  Help to ease flooding for drivers and homeowners at 6th Avenue South viaduct in Birmingham

The City of Birmingham will begin construction to ease flooding underneath the 6th Avenue South CSX viaduct on Monday, August 24, 2020.

  Autherine Lucy Foster receives Honorary Doctorate from Miles College

Foster is a retired educator who became the first African-American student to desegregate the University of Alabama. Born on October 5, 1929, in Shiloh, Alabama, Foster attended Miles College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in English in 1952.

  Birmingham budget shortfall because of COVID-19: Mayor and others to take pay cut, some folks furloughed

Mayor Woodfin said he will take a ten percent cut in salary and all of his appointed staff will take a 3 percent to ten percent cut.

Nerf Super Soaker water blasters being recalled by Hasbro Inc.

Hasbro says these Nerf Super Soakers were sold at Target from March 2020 to July 2020.

  Jones Valley Teaching Farm among other organizations to possibly get funding cut

We're looking deeper into Birmingham's budget and the big cuts forced by the pandemic. Among those cuts is to the Jones Valley Teaching Farm.

Domino’s locations hiring 250 team members in Birmingham

Open positions include delivery drivers, customer service representatives, assistant managers and managers.

Wells Fargo and Community Food Bank to provide 15,000 meals

People will drive up to the distribution site, remain in their cars, and volunteers will put groceries in their trunks.

  Indian Springs community hosts birthday parade for 96-year-old woman

Austella Gaut, a resident of Indian Springs Village, had a birthday like no other on Saturday.

  Birmingham’s skyline could get a lot bigger and brighter with ‘The Block’

NFL veteran and former Auburn star Karlos Dansby and his business partner Teddy Holloway are planning a 1.25 million-square-foot international entertainment destination called “The Block” near 19th and 20th streets along historic 2nd Avenue North.

  New grocery store, retail on the way to Irondale

After years of waiting for a grocery store, Irondale is finally getting one.

The message, the mural and the magic

"When the train goes by newcomers are coming into Birmingham, they can see that, and the whole neighborhood can just see this magical image. Hopefully it inspires them.”