Helena cancels public festivities for July 3

  A love story: Couple meets, weds at Alabama Adventure

Relatives of Emma Sansom from Gadsden write letter calling for removal of statue

  Oneonta woman building beds to give kids hope

  Collegiate national champion angler hails from Alabama

Alabama church pays more than $2 million in medical debt for families

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Prayer vigil Thursday night at John Carroll Catholic High School

  Tuscaloosa boy gets surprise police car parade, sign and toy badge

  Community Food Bank of Central Alabama in need of canned green vegetables

  Trussville fireworks store sees sales double before July 4 holiday

  Thunder on the Mountain will go on despite COVID-19

Alabama Goodwill looking to fill 22 positions

Fultondale schools presented with over $65,000

Mayor Jim Lowery presented checks to Fultondale Elementary, Fultondale High School, Fultondale High Band, & Fultondale High Athletics.

  Weeklong community blood drive aims to save lives during pandemic

LifeSouth and UAB teaming up to hold blood drive, and are asking the community to save local lives by helping ensure local hospitals have the blood supply they need during the difficult summer months

  Absolutely Alabama: Slade Lecroy

Slade has moved on from drumsticks to custom wooden bowls, salvaged from downed trees and turned into works of which are Absolutely Alabama.

  11-year-old boy prays with officer after mom was pulled over for a tag light

Her 11-year-old son, Collin, asked his mom if he could shake Officer Chris Freeman’s hand and thank him for everything he does.

Birmingham Zoo mourning loss of hippopotamus and Komodo dragon

  Youth rally in Birmingham to protest racial inequality and police brutality

Mike Slive virtual 5K on Father’s Day weekend

Jefferson County deputy helps a little boy get home

  NAACP makes demands in wake of recent officer-involved killings

Homewood PD: Internal investigation over officer video and ‘rap-type’ song

  Hundreds celebrate Juneteenth at Patton Park

The celebration was unifying, uplifting, and for some, a learning experience.

Vestavia Hills nursing home hosts birthday party for 100 year old resident

Miss Marie Hughes wore a Happy Birthday crown and her room was decorated with banners for her special day.

From NY to AL: New restaurant to open in Pepper Place in Birmingham later this year

The fast-healthy concept includes salads, grain bowls, breakfast bites, and superfood snacks.

Is it safe to take a summer vacation?

Each family or group should determine what risks they find acceptable in order to vacation.

City of Birmingham will not prosecute peaceful demonstrators arrested for curfew violations

"We recognize that there is a need to strike a balance between peaceful protesters and those that entered the City of Birmingham to cause civil unrest.”

  Picnics, food trucks, BBQ’s: Where to celebrate Juneteenth in B’ham

There are multiple events happening across Birmingham.

  Virtual Pride Month celebration planned for June 25

Pride month may look a lot different in the middle of a pandemic, but the city of Birmingham’s LGBTQ+ liaison says its goal remains the same.

Birmingham businesses host virtual panel series on race, equity

Birmingham Speaks will kickstart a four-part virtual panel series called Birmingham Speaks UP!

WBRC FOX6 News is getting a new set

The current set is several years old, and as much as we have loved it, it’s time for a change.

Watch the Birmingham Barons replays at Switchyard on 14th Street

There may not be a baseball game, but you can still head down to Switchyard at Regions Field on 14th Street to watch replays of the Birmingham Barons games.

National dog bite awareness week starts today

The U.S. Postal Service’s “National Dog Bite Awareness Week” will be on June 14-20. The theme is “Be Alert: Prevent the Bite."

  Maranathan Academy grads beating the odds

This Saturday, the Maranathan Academy graduation ceremony was full of success stories.

  Preparations are underway for Camp McWane

Dozens of young scientists will be descending upon the McWane Science Center in downtown Birmingham next week for Camp McWane.

  Atlanta Braves provides meals to UAB Hospital workers on frontlines of COVID-19 fight

The Atlanta Braves provided approximately 600 meals to essential staff at UAB Hospital and the UAB Callahan Eye Hospital Emergency Department Friday, June 12.

  UAB hosts discussion on “Policing, Citizen Activism and Human Rights”

UAB’s office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hosting a Facebook live on "Policing, Citizen Activism and Human Rights in Times of Distrust”. Experts talked about the recent killing of George Floyd and how that lead to protests nationwide.

  Student IDs could be coming to Birmingham City Schools

Changes could be coming for Birmingham City School students in the form of ID cards. As we found out, they could do more than show faces and names.

Woodlawn Street Market prepares to go virtual this weekend

One of Birmingham’s entrepreneurial meetup markets is scheduled to go virtual this weekend.

Birmingham-area attorneys march for George Floyd

The attorneys will hold a moment of silence and walk from Kelly Ingram Park.

  New ‘pawsome’ mural outside of Dog Days of Birmingham

The paw painting is a way to color the boards that are covering the business after vandals damaged the area following what started as a peaceful protest in response to George Floyd’s death.

BCRI to honor activist and scholar Dr. Angela Davis

The award honors outstanding individuals for their significant contributions to civil and human rights.

  WELCOME HOME, Heroes! Members of the 117th Air Refueling Wing back in Birmingham

The National Guard soldiers deployed in October for what was supposed to be six months in the Middle East, but the pandemic changed things extending the tour for two extra months.

UPDATE: Thursday’s Black Jacket Symphony concert in Hoover canceled due to curfew

The Black Jacket Symphony returns to the live stage June 11 with “Concerts from the Car”, a live concert series in the parking lot of the Hoover Met Complex.

  Man buys 4 Pell City officers breakfast at Cracker Barrel

The man wouldn’t take no for an answer as he thanked the officers for their public service and wished them a safe day on the job.

  Woodfin: 30-day review to look at Birmingham Police practices

In 30 days the mayor will name a community safety task force that will do a 90-day deeper drive into all the Birmingham Police Department’s rules and procedures.

OPINION: Auburn University petition fails to recognize the full story of Gov. George C. Wallace

I hope beyond hope that no one judges the entirety of their lives solely by the mistakes they made, but, rather, by the lessons they learned from them, the good deeds they accomplished, and the progress they made as people in the great arc of life.

  American Red Cross announces it will soon offer antibody tests

Over 18% of parents and teachers in Hoover said they’re not comfortable returning to campus this August.

  Virtual early intervention programs proving beneficial for the Bell Center

Bell Center continues to offer services to children through teletherapy sessions, and could continue virtual options in the future to widen the net of services they are able to offer.

  Murals painted on boarded walls in downtown Birmingham as act of unity

Businesses including the Pizitz were boarded up as a precaution after downtown vandalism.

Beloved former Jefferson County judge dies

Boohaker was elected as a circuit court judge in the Civil Division in Jefferson County in 2000 and as presiding judge of the 10th Judicial Circuit of Alabama in 2015.

  City of Birmingham launches survey, asks public about policing concerns

Monday, the City of Birmingham posted an online survey, asking the public to rank their concerns on policing issues, with options including use of force and youth harassment.

  Housing Authority Birmingham District cuts ties with Church of the Highlands

HABD and Campus of Hope staff will continue to work with other faith-based organizations in the community to identify resources that will replace the services that were provided by COTH.

  ‘You deserve to be heard': Birmingham PD seeking feedback

The City of Birmingham is asking for opinions and feedback regarding the police department.

Urban Air Adventure Park will reopen in Birmingham area

Ahead of reopening to the public, Urban Air is offering a free day of fun for all essential workers and families.

  Citywide prayer vigil for Lt. Stephen Williams

The event was not only a time of prayer but a time to remember Lt. Stephen Williams’ legacy.

Black Men in America: I CAN’T BREATHE – A Virtual Town Hall Meeting

Panelists include Birmingham and national leaders.

  White Coats for Black Lives

Almost 200 people at UAB joined colleagues across the country in holding a moment of silent reflection and commitment to improve the health and safety of people of color.

Cullman’s Duchess Bakery expected to re-open in July

Duchess Bakery is coming back! The bakery is under contract to be sold.

A grandmother’s love is strong, and a grandbaby is worth the wait!

Nancy Howard, of Birmingham, and Laura Morgan, of North Carolina (formerly of Birmingham), sat outside Brookwood Baptist Medical Center Thursday, awaiting the birth of their granddaughter, Blair.

  Absolutely Alabama: Extreme Green Farm

When you hear his story, it’s pretty obvious Ralf Du Toit has come a long way in more ways than one.

City of Birmingham designates a park for demonstrations and vigils, sets possible end to curfew

W.C. Patton Park is the designated zone from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for permitted demonstrations and vigils.

  Former Bama standout Marcell Dareus to host drive-through mobile food pantry

Former University of Alabama standout and 2-time NFL pro bowl player Marcell Dareus is giving back to the Birmingham, AL community, hosting a mobile food pantry to to help with the central Alabama food bank. Marcell talks about his big event.

United Way providing funds to nonprofits impacted by COVID-19

United Way invites nonprofit organizations in Central Alabama to submit applications for funding.

  Southside HS graduate ends senior year by winning a car

A graduate at Southside High School in Etowah County got a surprise at the end of her shortened senior year.

Botanical Gardens is back (with reservations)

Starting now, brides and grooms may reserve that special day at the Botanical Gardens between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021.

  Perspective: Black families weigh in on George Floyd death

The former Minneapolis officer seen in the arrest video of an unarmed black man now faces charges in his death. The incident sparking national outrage in so many communities - but particularly the black community.

  Vandals ravage Community Primitive Baptist Church in Ensley

Members of a Baptist church in Ensley are reeling, after someone broke into their place of worship and vandalized it. One church member said the destruction done to the church appears to be personal, and they have a pretty good idea of who did it.

City of Birmingham lowers flag to half staff in honor of George Floyd

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin has ordered the city’s flag to be lowered to half staff in honor of George Floyd

  Largest church in state sets reopening date, other large churches hold off

Church of the Highlands has set a date to begin in-person services: Father’s Day, June 21.

Free fishing day on June 13

All Alabamians and out-of-state visitors will have an opportunity to fish for free in both freshwater and saltwater without purchasing a fishing license on Saturday, June 13.

Regions Bank donates 4 bicycles for Wallace State Community College students

“It’s perfect for a faculty or staff member to use for a lunch-time ride around campus. It should be beneficial for everyone,” says Stephenson.

UAB thanks area restaurants and supporters of Meals for Heroes program

A campaign to feed frontline health care workers caring for coronavirus patients raised more than $76,000 and served more than 16,000 meals in just less than five weeks.

Birmingham Police hosting another food giveaway

Officers say they had a great turnout for the giveaway at Legion Field earlier in May.

  Mountain Brook School superintendent forms education committee following push from ADL, BJF when video of students with swastikas emerged

The video was first posted on the “What’s Happening in Mountain Brook” Facebook page, but soon, more than Mountain Brook was commenting.

  Heart Gallery Alabama: Chikerian

Chikerian is outgoing and friendly. She is described as upbeat and positive with a great energy.

  ‘Nanny’ in assisted living reunited with family after two months

Perched on the balcony, Nita “Nanny” Denison danced and smiled.

The BBQ show will go on in Homewood

The July 4 annual event at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church will continue.

Hibbett Sports and PUMA team up to donate 1,700 items to Children’s of Alabama

The Care Closet relies solely on community support and provides essential items such as shoes and apparel, to more than 400 families and caregivers in crisis each year.

  Taste of the Fair in Leeds

Taste of the Fair serves your fair favorites in a safe, fully “covid-19 compliant” venue.