Birmingham Police release a new Stop the Violence PSA

3 killed; 2 injured in Cullman Co. crash

  Young boy donates to homeless community

  Local nurse urges Alabamians to follow safety protocols despite COVID-fatigue

  Blount County deputies get new rescue vehicle

3 questions to ask yourself before you travel

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Local mom changes Thanksgiving plans because of pandemic

  Coronavirus forces changes to Chuck’s Fish Thanksgiving Feast in Tuscaloosa

Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive works around COVID-19

Hoover’s Christmas tree lighting planned for Dec. 1

Birmingham 911 dispatcher recognized for her bravery, selflessness

Street resurfacing in Birmingham

  The Clay-Chalkville HS band marches to a tribute to Beyoncé

The halftime show is a tribute to Beyoncé, and well the fans know her music well and with plenty of affection.

  Here’s how to ship baked goods in for Thanksgiving safely

Whether it’s grandma’s cookies or your uncle’s best cornbread, they can be safely shipped to loved ones.

  Tuscaloosa Salvation Army asks for volunteers

Organizers feel COVID-19 fears may be making people hesitant to volunteer.

Ashley DeRamus Launches Ashley by Design at Shops of Grand River

Ashley DeRamus and her mother, launched Ashley by Design boutique on Friday, Nov. 13. at Shops of Grand River.

The Guests Behind The Fence

The Junior League of Birmingham hosts virtual Market Noel

Hoover Senior Center’s 2020 Food Drive

Salvation Army looking for Christmas season volunteers

A benefit concert for Alabama and Lyric Theatres

  Voters, officials react to COVID exposures at Vestavia Hills voting precinct

Gadsden recycling center reopens

Gadsden’s recycling center has reopened, but only for limited hours.

  Historic Gadsden cemetery erects new headstones for veterans

Volunteers restoring a historic Black cemetery in Gadsden say they were able to restore nearly two dozen tombstones of veterans buried there.

  Gadsden Black Lives Matter activist loses business in fire; fire chief suspects arson

Gadsden Fire Chief Stephen Carroll suspects a fire that broke out at a local business owned by a Black Lives Matter activist is a case of arson.

Taylor Hicks has role in new movie

Hicks is part of the new movie “Stars Fell on Alabama.”

  A.G. GASTON Boys and Girls club works to keep rolling after catalytic converter theft

A recent theft is making it harder for Birmingham’s A.G. Gaston Boys and Girls Club to pick up and drop off some the children they serve.

  Local non-profit helps veterans get back on their feet

Three Hots and a Cot is an organization created by veterans for homeless veterans. Its mission is to help them transition from life on the streets back into society.

  West Alabama Veterans host food drive on Veterans Day

The members of Cottondale’s VFW Post 6022 hosted an event on Veterans Day that supported hundreds of people in the Tuscaloosa area who could be hurting because of coronavirus.

  New Fultondale High School

District Leaders sent us a breakdown of what’s coming to the $60 million dollar upgrade. It includes state of the art classrooms, computer and science labs, career tech classrooms, and new fine arts facilities.

  Friday night lights are the perfect time to entertain for the Hillcrest H.S. marching band

The pandemic has really taken a toll on the Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa High School marching band as its numbers have been cut by almost 50 percent. And yet, the Pride of Patriot Parkway continues to boom out a sound that band director Meghan Miller brags about.

The Faces of Freedom

The plan is to build a monument park to recognize all 225 Alabama servicemen and women and who have been killed since 9/11.

Birmingham Police hosting a toy, coat and shoe drive

Donations of new and unwrapped toys, coats and shoes can be dropped off at BPD Headquarters, any of the precincts or at the City Jail. Donations will be accepted now through December 16.

  Pickens County Schools in Reform temporarily closed due to COVID-19

We’re told around a dozen support staffers at the two schools in Reform have tested positive for COVID or have had to quarantine due to close contact.

‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ program returns

Home Instead is teaming up with Amazon Business, to create a contactless gift-giving experience.

Employment opportunities for people with felonies or misdemeanors at Jefferson County Hiring Fair

The employers participating in the event are ready to hire, regardless of criminal record.

  UAB health experts offer advice for staying safe during holidays

Health care experts say that the number of positive cases will rise even higher with Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner.

The Epilepsy Foundation hosts annual epilepsy walk, virtually

This year, people are participating in the annual event virtually, but the goal is still the same, show support for anyone dealing with Epilepsy and raise money for more research.

Alabama Fallen Warriors Project: Flag ceremony at Veterans Park

The groups will install 225 American Flags and Service Flags in front of the marble wall at the ceremonial area at Veterans Park.

  Theatre Teachers discuss preparing for plays in a pandemic

Fine Arts teachers face a unique challenge in getting students ready for performances during a pandemic. Cullman High School teachers are working to overcome obstacles for students.

Alabama prison facilities introduce new video visitation services

While visitations aren’t back to normal just yet, the Alabama Department of Corrections announced new video visitations services for friends and family members of Alabama inmates.

LGBTQ-affirming school receives charter

The Magic City Acceptance Academy finally has the approval it’s been seeking for some time. On Wednesday, the commission voted seven to two to grant a public-school charter to the Magic City Acceptance Academy.

  Pandemic won’t stop nonprofits from distributing food this Thanksgiving

Non profits preparing for a different kind of Thanksgiving

  Calhoun Co. bingo amendment passes overwhelmingly

It wasn’t to bring bingo to the area, but to clear up the language in an earlier law that had the effect of threatening numerous bingo operations.

  The Gardendale HS band is ‘Rockin’ Thru the Rona’

The Gardendale High School Rocket Marching Band is dealing with the pandemic the only way it knows how - performing.

VIA offering free rides to some polling locations in Birmingham

VIA, known as Birmingham On-Demand, will provide free rides to certain polling locations in their service areas on Election Day Nov. 3.

  Puppy Love: BPD officers rescue 2 puppies from rabbit hole

Two puppies fell down a deep rabbit hole last week and the officers responded to help.

Old Ideas, fresh pecans and flavors of the Black Belt

Today in the Macon County community of Shorter there’s a modern twist on the old store called Shana’s Place.

City of Oxford opens warming station ahead of freezing weather as many are still without power

The move may be particularly helpful to some as many are still without power following Tropical Storm Zeta last week.

Peanut butter drive continues to help families in need

Through donations, the non-profit has raised over 4,500 pounds of peanut butter since August.

Happy Halloween from little angels at Children’s of Alabama

Even the tiniest patients at Children’s of Alabama got in the Halloween spirit!

  Candy chutes for Halloween fun and COVID-19 safety

Halloween this year - like so many other things - will look differently, but some communities are trying keep the festive spirit -- but do it safely.

Country music star Riley Green coming home to JSU for a benefit concert for athletics

Green and musical guests will take the stage on Burgess-Snow Field in JSU’s football stadium. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and the show will start at 7 p.m.

  Shower Power Campaign: New mobile showers for Birmingham’s homeless community

The idea is to promote cleanliness, boost confidence, and lead to self-sufficiency for homeless across the area.

Beat LSU Blood Drive

Help WBRC FOX6 beat LSU and our sister station WAFB in a showdown for the ages.

CUTE ALERT: Brookwood Baptist Health shares tiny, adorable Halloween babies

Babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) across Brookwood, Princeton and Walker Baptist Medical Centers were dressed in their best costumes in anticipation of their 1st Halloween.

Holiday shopping 2020: Retailers offer weeks of Black Friday prices online and in stores

But this year, several major retailers have already announced they will be closed all day for Thanksgiving, including Best Buy, Kohl’s, Walmart, Target and Home Depot.

  Jack’s biscuit bake-off championship

Employees go through a city, county and region biscuit bake-off before they get to the finals in Birmingham.

Mobile, Montgomery and Huntsville to receive mental health crisis centers

Three new mental health crisis centers designed to provide immediate, around the clock care will be established in Montgomery, Mobile and Huntsville.

  Feeling blue is no concern for the Cullman HS Bearcat Marching Band

The Cullman High School Bearcat Band is used to performing at the highest level. Despite the pandemic, this band at 125 members is no exception.

WBRC and Salvation Army team up for the 2020 Gifts for Kids program

The kickoff for the program is Nov. 13 at the Riverchase Galleria. FOX6 Gifts for Kids will run through Dec. 8.

Birmingham mayor declares Election Day a holiday

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin has named Election Day as an official holiday for city employees.

Hoover Halloween event scheduled for Thursday canceled

Hoover Treat Night would have been held at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium this Thursday, but new guidance from the CDC cautioning against large gatherings caused the city to cancel this year’s event for safety reasons.

Hibbett Sports sponsors virtual event celebrating local entrepreneurs

Hibbett is sponsoring the Southern Made Creatives (SMC) SMC2020 Virtual Experience--a free, two-hour event on YouTube featuring musicians, artists, and panelists.

  Gadsden CommUnity Thanksgiving canceled for 2020

Gadsden’s big, annual CommUnity Thanksgiving has been canceled for this year due to concerns for COVID-19.

‘Goodbye’ to Birmingham’s Mounted Patrol Unit

The department thanked Officers M. Cooley, J. Binion, W. Grayson, and K. Karmondi for serving in the BPD Mounted Unit.

The Market At Tennessee River Music

Just down the road from the home of the author of “Tennessee River and The Mountain Man,” Randy Owen’s daughter is carrying on another part of her family tradition.

  'Do it for Breonna’: Voting rally and march in Birmingham

‘Do it for Breonna’ is a vote tour in honor of Breonna Taylor who was killed by police in a raid in her Louisville apartment.

  Birmingham announces free services for COVID-19-related financial challenges

The program, known as Financial Navigators, offers one-on-one assistance to address personal financial issues, identify immediate action steps to manage expenses and maximize income.

At home COVID-19 tests available at Costco

The kit costs $129.99 and requires users to produce a saliva sample into the provided tube.

Virtual 846 Breathe Series

Your choice for completing the distance is to run, walk, hike, skate, rollerblade, you can swim 8.46 laps the choice is yours.

  How to safely celebrate Halloween during a pandemic

Because COVID-19 is still as dangerous as whatever goes bump in the night, it’s important to protect your family while celebrating Halloween.

  Birmingham foundation giving out $800,000 to local nonprofits in need of help from the pandemic

Grant money is available to area nonprofits in need help during the pandemic thanks to one local foundation.

Alabama Supreme Court: Jeffco School Board employees do owe tax in Irondale

The Supreme Court of Alabama has ruled Jefferson County School Board employees who provide services in Irondale will have to pay the city’s occupational tax.

  Tuscaloosa horse therapy ranch cancels Halloween fundraiser, aims to keep serving students

With each lap and lesson, TROT works to instill faith and confidence in every footfall.

Fultondale’s Barking at the Moon festival held on Halloween

This year it will be held on Halloween from 1pm-5pm at Bark Park on 2398 Stouts Road.

  Caribbean Culture Music Food and Fun

The Caribbean Culture Music Food and Fun is part of National Jamaican Jerk Day, which was approved by the USA National Day Archives.

  The dark side works for the Sylacauga H.S. marching aggie band

The Sylacauga High School Marching Aggie Band has its sights set on performing at Disney World next spring, but for now in the fall the group is polishing its show on the gridiron.

  Local families search for safer options this Halloween

Local parents said they believe their kids can still have a happy Halloween while staying safe.

  Tuscaloosa County goes forward to buy new AED devices

The more of these devices that we can have close proximity, the better are our citizens chance of survival