Good Move: Homewood Couple Donates House to Build UP

Build UP accepts donated houses and teaches children – as young as the eighth grade in its six-year program – about the construction industry, allowing them to learn a range of construction skills through rebuilding donated homes and earn academic credit.

  Birmingham man who depends on food bank; also gives back

  ‘Be a Blessing’: Chilton County teenager giving back in a big way

  K&J’s Elegant Pastries: Doing business in a COVID-19 world

  City of Morris creating an inclusive park for kids

  Parent protesters lobby Jefferson County Schools to offer in-person choice

  Keeping Promises: Birmingham Promise adapts to meet students changing needs during pandemic

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  Absolutely Alabama: Momma’s Bait and Tackle

Christmas Village Festival Birmingham 2020 canceled

Behind the yellow tape: Birmingham detective, lieutenant talk about gun violence

Brenda’s famous biscuits

Black Lives Matter Gadsden holds peaceful march

  Hoover dads help clean up schools

  Tuscaloosa church gives away free masks for those concerned about COVID-19

Friday, one church stepped up to provide masks to people who needed them.

  St. Elias Lebanese Food Festival in Birmingham

The festival this year is a drive through/takeout only with new hours.

An economic boost of new business in Fairfield, could bring hundreds of jobs

Dansby Foods Center will turn the old Walmart Super Center on Aaron Aronov Drive into a food distribution center.

School supply and backpack giveaway

The 8th Annual Backpack & School Supply Giveaway is planned for Saturday, August 8 at 9 a.m.

  New grocery store in Bessemer

  Homewood creating police task force

Every K-5th grade student in the Cullman County Schools system will receive free school supplies

  Babysitting app Wyndy partnering with companies to provide childcare for employees

  Tuscaloosa officers, FOP hosting ride to benefit fellow officer hurt in motorcycle crash

  Happy 100th birthday, Judge!

The World Games 2022 license plates available

The specialty plate costs $50, with $48.75 of each purchase going back to The World Games 2022 Birmingham to support the planning and execution of the international Olympic-style event.

Alabama fast food chain holding contest for grandparents

Jack's Family Restaurants wants to make a star out of your grandma, your grammy, your gramps, or your even your granddaddy.

The official state water comes from the Heart Of Alabama

The state legislature has designated Eleven86 as the Official Water Of Alabama.

Say it with a Song

Songlorious grew out of a couple’s love for music and their idea to share it and help others do the same.

Homewood COVID-19 drive-through testing site is open

This site is for Homewood residents and will run Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  Tuscaloosa fitness center owner says everyone has a hand in cleaning

Phillip Kinard, the owner, said the staff has emphasized keeping things clean and so have customers.

LJCC creates program to care for kids, help working parents during pandemic

Right now, you can register for the center's Club J All Day, which lasts just as long as the typical school day.

  Absolutely Alabama: Goat yoga

The Yoga classes are suspended for now, but the goats haven’t gone anywhere. In fact, Lookout Mountain Goat Ranch Originals is getting bigger.

6 stroller-friendly paths for a social distant walk in metro Birmingham

Many parents of little ones are looking for creative and safe ways to spend time outdoors while still social distancing.

  Birmingham mom couldn’t hold newborn for a month after COVID-19 diagnosis

Sasha Jackson says it was a nightmare, to be seperated from her tiny newborn for such a long time.

Daniel Rickett’s family and friends react after his body is identified 2 years after he went missing

"We prayed and we prayed together that this would be Daniel. But to finally get a positive confirmation that this is Daniel, it was a relief."

  Hudson Poole Fine Jewelers recognizes unsung heroes in the Tuscaloosa-area

Hudson-Poole Fine Jewelers has recognized unsung heroes in the Tuscaloosa-area for several years. But in 2020, the business let the public have a say in who the winners were.

UPDATE: Missing 17-year-old girl in Shelby Co. found safe

17-year-old Diamond Roberson has been found safe.

  Extra unemployment benefits to end Friday

Without a deal from Congress extra benefits for people unemployed due to the coronavirus will end.

  Heart Gallery Alabama: Kayson

Kayson is a very smart child who is driven with what he wants. He is a caring and feels the need to take care of everyone.

The Birmingham Salvation Army seeks partners for Corporate Angel Tree Program

The Salvation Army of Birmingham is recruiting sponsors for the 2020 WBRC FOX6 Salvation Army Corporate Angel Tree program.

North Alabama creek added to state’s fish advisory list due to PFOS

The only change in north Alabama’s waterways is the addition of the Fox Creek embayment of Wheeler Reservoir.

  Eviction ban lifted, time is running out for some Alabama renters

Time is running out for thousands of people in Alabama, if Congress doesn’t extend protection for renters during the pandemic.

  New “Hen House” changing lives in Cullman

some good news - out of cullman. The Foundry is now offering a new training program at their farm, thanks to a new hen house.

  A sweet beachbound destination

Located along Highway 231 just south of Montgomery in Pike Road, SweetCreek is a sweet destination and a great place to take a break if you’re traveling.

  Alabama high school Culinary team has a recipe that is out of this world

The Hewitt-Trussvile Culinary Team has a recipe that is literally out of this world. Seniors Lucy Prince, Madeline Curd, Abigail Mitchell, and Kaylie Love won the National NASA HUNCH Culinary Competition with their dish, Moroccan Chicken Tangine. The recipe will be served to astronauts in space.

Sitel Hamilton to hire dozens for at-home work positions

All employees will have the opportunity to work from home and support some of Sitel Group’s largest media, entertainment, and technology clients.

Pleasant Grove Officer loses his brave battle with cancer

Officer Jeff Gulley served with the department for over four years.

  Heart Gallery Alabama: Jabari

Jabari is a loving and lovable young man. He loves to be helpful and he is very kind.

Macy’s donates new clothing for those in need

Macy’s retail store at the Riverchase Galleria is donating the clothing, from back to school wear to professional attire for adults to formal wear, to Urban Hope Development.

Helping the least of these: Hoover officer helps injured goose

A Hoover Police Officer proving we’re all on the same team Wednesday when he saved an injured goose on Highway 280.

  Valentino, the Goat, gets his permanent prosthetic leg

Dr. Williams refitted the cup attachment and added a shoulder strap to help keep the leg aligned. On July 21, 2020 the “permanent” leg was finally attached.

’Why don’t we just open a bait shop somewhere?’: Momma’s Bait & Tackle in Cullman County

So when you visit Momma’s Bait and Tackle on Highway 69 South in Cullman County, yes, you will meet Momma, Jon’s wife, Emily.

  500 new logistics jobs in Birmingham

The City of Birmingham has two projects in the works that will create over 500 jobs in logistics and delivery.

  Hoover council approves entertainment district for Stadium Trace Village

Hoover city council approves entertainment district for Stadium Trace Village

Parents turn to nannies as schools go virtual

Most in-demand nannies are expected to be tech-savvy to also fill role as teacher.

Candlelight vigil Monday in honor of Congressman John Lewis & Rev. C.T. Vivian

80-year-old John Lewis died just hours after the passing of the Rev. C.T. Vivian who was 95. Both civil rights champions worked with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in the fight for equality and justice.

Birthday drive-by parade hosted for teenager with spinal muscular atrophy

Family, friends, and dozens of vehicles all helped celebrate a milestone birthday for a teenager dealing with a rare genetic disease.

Fairfield High School alumni raising funds for new alumni building

Fairfield High School alumni are coming together Saturday to raise money for the Fairfield Industrial Alumni building.

  Teens involved in several recent Tuscaloosa-area shootings

There were three shootings this week in Tuscaloosa where teenagers were charged or injured.

  Beloved Hewitt-Trussville teacher retires after more than four decades in the classroom

A longtime Hewitt-Trussville High School teacher is retiring after more than four decades in the classroom.

  Black Lives Matter Gadsden holds children’s fun day

Black Lives Matter Gadsden leaders say the fun day was meant to be a healing experience, while the adults who attended could learn from each other about gun violence.

Free Birmingham performing arts events with Birmingham Arts Drive-In

Birmingham Arts Drive-in is a free way to experience the best of Birmingham’s performing arts while both the audience and the artists practice social distancing.

Search for missing Bessemer man last seen July 5

Officers said he has some medical issues that might make him more vulnerable than others.

Prim F. Escalona named interim U.S. Attorney after Jay Town’s resignation

As Interim U.S. Attorney, Escalona will serve as the Northern District of Alabama’s chief federal law enforcement officer, supervising an office of approximately 48 Assistant U.S. Attorneys.

  New workforce initiative in Alabama includes Virtual Reality training

The VR training will start with teaching jobs in the manufacturing industry and then expand into other fields.

  Indian Springs community garden providing fresh produce during a pandemic

There’s nothing quite like taking a bite out of a fresh piece of a fruit or an heirloom tomato, picked just before you eat it. Indian Springs offering no contact farmer's market

Harvesting Safe Harbor - Navy Cove Oysters

Navy Cove Oysters are grown and harvested in an area near Fort Morgan which has been safe harbor for ships going all the way back to Pirate Times. Now it provides a prime environment for growing and harvesting oysters.

  Birmingham’s “Eat in the Streets” takes over in Avondale

Many people took advantage of the sunshine Friday evening and enjoyed their meals at tables set up on 41st street south in Avondale for the city of Birmingham’s first “Eat in the Streets”

After 41 years, Jehovah’s Witnesses move annual conventions online

For the first time in its history, local Jehovah’s Witness annual conventions will not be held at the BJCC.

Vulcan lights up to celebrate 2 years until World Games

for the next 11 days Vulcan will light up the sky celebrate the countdown to the World Games.

Pre-order date for AL Down Syndrome license plate extended

The Alabama DMV requires 1,000 supporters in order for the plate to go into production

  Clanton Mayor remembered as dedicated leader with “limitless” knowledge

Councilwoman Mary Mell Smith called Driver's knowledge "limitless" and said he was always willing to do the job himself rather than asking someone else to.

Becoming An Outdoor Woman program

The classes are taught by experienced instructors who love sharing their knowledge with others.

  ‘This is a baby we will never see again’: Royta’s grandmother talks about the loss of her angel

Through heartbreak and tears, Layfield said the name Royta Giles Layfield will ring forever.

Tuscaloosa PD to hold ‘Popsicles with Police’ event each Wednesday in July, part of August

This idea was a suggestion from Tuscaloosa City Councilwoman Raevan Howard as a way for kids to interact and meet with police officers in a friendly environment.

Memorial service announced for 8-year-old Galleria shooting victim Royta Giles

Those who know him say Royta was a smart child with dreams to entering music industry

Homewood restaurant’s mission for good food and safe fun

1918 Catering hosted a food truck party in Homewood for customers to watch Thunder on the Mountain.

Clay drive-in fireworks celebration happening Sunday night

The show will feature patriotic music over a radio broadcast. Tune in to 90.7 FM to listen along.

“I’m sorry that the evil in the world found you” Inside the Galleria Friday Afternoon

A Hoover police officer shares his experience after responding to the Riverchase Galleria yesterday and attempting to save the life of an 8-year-old boy.

Sweet Alert! Some tiny firecrackers for the 4th

These precious babies displayed their patriotism on their very first 4th of July!

  Free mask giveaway held at Stillman College

Thursday, people drove to Stillman College for a free mask giveaway sponsored by Generations Primary Care.

Farmers to Families: YMCA food box program

The initiative provides fresh, healthy foods to those in need in the Birmingham community through drive-through distributions at 8 YMCA facilities.