Carbon Hill City Council accepted the resignation of former Mayor

During the less than 5 minute meeting, the council accepted the resignation of former Mayor Mark Chambers and Mayor Pro Tem Greg Andrews

  Health officials warn of COVID-19 spike following Fourth

  Secretary Merrill supports blocking curbside voting

  Walker Co. deals with packed jail during pandemic

  Walker Co. Jail using cotton balls to test inmates for COVID-19

  ADPH: 947 Alabamians have died from COVID-19 as more than 38K test positive & 22K recover

Birmingham PD investigating homicide on Maple Avenue

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  Cullman Regional spokesperson says she’s ‘not surprised’ by Cullman County COVID-19 Risk Indicator data

  Some Alabama school districts are reopening in early August despite state superintendents plea to start later

Emergency Missing Child Alert for 16-year-old girl

Hanceville H.S. principal and ex-wife arrested for domestic violence

  Stay Alert around the water: Safety Message to parents ahead of the 4th of July weekend

  FEMA discusses hurricane season changes amid COVID-19 crisis

  Officials: COVID-19 positive young people party instead of quarantining in Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue Chief Randy Smith said there’s evidence young people in the area, who may be students, are going out to party after they’ve tested positive for COVID-19.

Alabama Department of Archives and History acknowledges decades of helping perpetuate systemic racism

The department said it “committed extensive resources to the acquisition of Confederate records and artifacts while declining to acquire and preserve materials documenting the lives and contributions of African Americans in Alabama.”

Face coverings do not impact your ability to carry a firearm

We took your concerns to the local sheriff's departments.

  New cases of serious coronavirus-linked condition in children

ADPH investigating reports of rare and serious multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children as coronavirus cases climb

  6 shootings in Tuscaloosa in a week and a half

  Greene County Commission passes face covering ordinance

Mobile is latest Alabama city to mandate masks

  Alabama counties react to ‘very high’ risk COVID rating

Customer buys car for Taco Casa employee who was walking to work

  UAB Police Sergeant goes home after surviving COVID-19

Jump around! Cool call for Springville police

Two Springville Police officers got a kangaroo surprise when they responded to an alarm call Saturday.

  Missing Ft. Hood soldier: More remains found; family says man in apparent suicide linked

Army Pfc. Vanessa Guillen, 20, disappeared without a trace on April 22.

Samford University will welcome students in the fall, along with new guidelines

Samford University will welcome students back to campus this fall with new guidelines in place to promote health and safety.

Retirement community Fair Haven caring for 18 asymptomatic COVID-19 patients

Additional testing has identified five other asymptomatic employees with a positive diagnosis for COVID-19.

  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.

  2 teenagers shot at Tuscaloosa apartment complex, suspect arrested

Officers say the teens were shot at Broadmore Gardens on James Harrison Parkway around 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

  Fireworks Warning: Advice from emergency room staff for anyone shooting their own fireworks this year

Shooting you own fireworks this year? What an emergency room PA wants you to know

Gov. Ivey announces $163 million expansion to SiO2 facility in Auburn

The expansion is for $163 million and will allow the facility to meet the U.S. government’s need for vials and syringes as the battle against COVID-19 continues.

Hoover’s mayor addresses economic impact, cuts during COVID-19 crisis

The city has eliminated travel costs and vehicle purchases and cut spending by $4 million over last year.

Helena cancels public festivities for July 3

Mayor Mark Hall tweeted Wednesday that it was best not to have the public gathering before the 9:00 p.m. fireworks because of the COVID-19 situation.

  ‘Friday the 13th’-like villain stars in PSA for mask wearing

A New York public service announcement to get people to wear masks during the pandemic stars a character who looks like Jason from ‘Friday the 13th.’

  UAB, Jefferson County nursing home initiative to treat COVID-19 patients

The Aspire nursing home initiative creates a specialized, isolated 25-bed unit or facility to provide COVID-19 care for seniors who may not need to be hospitalized or seniors who have been hospitalized, but who are not ready to go back to nursing homes just yet.

Cullman County Sheriff’s Office creates a Community Response Team

Sheriff Matt Gentry said the Community Response Team (CRT) is a new team with the responsibility to enforce drug laws and aid the patrol deputies with reducing thefts, burglaries, and other crimes.

  Hoover PD issues warning after reports of vehicle break-ins in Bluff Park

Hoover police are reminding people to lock their car doors after a recent increase in vehicle break-ins in the Bluff Park area.

Dora woman killed in a car crash

State Troopers said Anna Brown was killed when she drove off the road and hit several trees on Bryan Road, two miles north of Quinton.

Skeletal remains of an adult male found at Birmingham landfill

Workers at the landfill discovered the bones just after 11 a.m. and called police.

  ADPH gives tips for holding workplaces accountable during pandemic

There are steps employees can take to make sure their workplace is doing everything possible to prevent the spread of covid-19.

Suspect arrested for early-morning chase & firing at B’ham police

An active scene remained into daylight at 3rd Avenue West and 5th Street West.

  UAB doctor says state needs stricter health order

Dr. Michael Saag, an infectious disease doctor at UAB, believes Governor Kay Ivey should have taken a few steps back Tuesday in order to get the current coronavirus situation under control.

Children of fallen Auburn officer presented with donation for trust fund

The family of a fallen Auburn police officer received a generous gift in his honor Tuesday.

  The latest on the B’ham City Schools superintendent search

The board has six months from the time the superintendent position is vacated to fill the position.

  One pediatrician says getting kids back in school is the right thing to do

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a statement advocating for any pandemic plans relating to education involve a plan to get students back in classrooms.

  ADPH creates color-coded map to show risk of COVID-19 spread

The state’s COVID-19 dashboard is getting colorful to better show the risk of spread in each county.

  Does cigarette smoke carry coronavirus?

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists smoking as a risk factor for COVID-19.

  ADPH explains benefits of possible saline solution gargle test for COVID-19

We’re on your side with a possible new and less invasive way to get tested for COVID-19.

Birmingham PD investigating after child shot in vehicle

Birmingham police officers are investigating after a child was shot Tuesday afternoon while traveling down a Birmingham street in a vehicle.

  President of the Alabama Hospital Association reacts to new ‘Safer at Home’ order

Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in the state of Alabama, but the governor’s approach to the virus has not changed and local members of the medical community are reacting.

  Greene County schools use Alabama Power Foundation grant to close digital divide

The Greene County school system received a $30,000 grant from the Alabama Power Foundation earlier this month.

  University of Alabama offers COVID-19 testing in Eutaw

The University of Alabama offered free coronavirus testing at the Eutaw Activity Center Tuesday morning.

  Tuscaloosa City Council approves face covering ordinance

Tuscaloosa now becomes the latest city to require face coverings for people out in public.

  YMCA Greater Birmingham issues mask policy

YMCA issues new mask guidance for members.

In pandemic, taxes on online purchases up; trend concerns educators

And while tax collection at physical locations still far outpaces online retail, sales tax is down about .5% year-over-year. The SSUT collection has about doubled.

Abused dog was one hour away from death by deliberate starvation before rescue

It’s an astounding case of animal cruelty. A pit bull is safe and sound with a veterinarian in Pike Road, but just a few days ago it didn’t look good for the pet.

Tuscaloosa Fire Chief: Students going to parties with known positive COVID-19 cases

Tuscaloosa Fire Chief Smith said they had seen over the last few weeks parties going on throughout the county and several locations where students came in with known positives.

Statewide emergency missing child alert issued for Montgomery girl

The statewide alert comes the day after The Montgomery Police Department asked for the public’s help finding Lesley Luna Pantaleon.

As health order extends, lawmakers want some authority

Separate from the laws that allowed the previous orders, the extension Ivey announced Tuesday that runs through July is a proclamation allowed under the state’s Emergency Management Act, a law that gives the governor broad powers to address various disasters.

  COVID-19 outbreak hitting Birmingham city workers in the pocketbook

Birmingham leaders are continuing to assess the damage from the loss of revenue due to the coronavirus.

  Birmingham mayor calls for political courage in coronavirus fight

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodin said Tuesday more may be needed to stop the spread of the coronavirus than just continuing with Governor Ivey’s Safer at Home Order.

Cullman woman killed in accident involving tractor trailer

State Troopers say Melanie Allinder Parker was killed when her vehicle was struck from behind by a tractor trailer.

Former LaGrange TV station owner sentenced to 1,000 years in prison paroled after 7

A former LaGrange TV station owner who was sentenced to 1,000 years in prison in 2013 has been paroled after just seven.

Human remains found in search for missing Fort Hood private

Human remains have been found in the search for a Fort Hood private who disappeared without a trace more than two months ago.

No 2020 season for the Birmingham Barons

Official word came down from Major League Baseball on Tuesday: there will be no Minor League season in 2020.

Inmate deemed a flight risk caught while trying to escape from Elayn Hunt Correctional Center

Officials with the Louisiana Department of Corrections (DOC) say their officers prevented an inmate, who was deemed a “flight risk” from escaping from Elayn Hunt Correctional Center Monday, June 29.

Gov. Ivey appoints judge to Jeffco seat once held by retired Judge Alan King

The appointment is effective immediately.

  Gov. Ivey extends the statewide ‘Safer at Home’ order until July 31

Ivey and the state leaders encouraged everyone to wear a mask anytime you are in public.

  ‘I wanted to hug him’: UAB police sergeant discharged Tuesday after battling COVID-19 since March

After 59 days of hospitalization for COVID-19, officials at UAB Hospital say 47-year-old UAB Police Sergeant Parnell Guyton has been transferred to a rehabilitation unit to continue his recovery.

  Sheriff: Oklahoma man shoots woman who tried to steal his Nazi flag

A 26-year-old Oklahoma woman was shot after authorities say she was dared to steal a Nazi flag from a man’s front yard.

  Miles College first HBCU to get BLM street mural

The street art was designed by the Miles College SGA and brought to life by artist Shawn Fitzwater,

Beaches in Panama City Beach staying open, masks not mandated

Cities and counties across Florida are revamping safety measures ahead of 4th of July weekend.

Still plenty of fish in the sea

The huge increase in Red Snapper fishing meant the state reached its established quota earlier than anticipated, so the ADCNR was forced to close Red Snapper season early.

UPDATE: President Trump’s campaign team decides against Alabama rally

President Donald Trump is getting further involved in Alabama’s U.S. Senate race between Tommy Tuberville and Jeff Sessions.

  Walmart removes ‘All Lives Matter’ merchandise from website

Walmart is no longer selling “All Lives Matter” merchandise on its website.

  Bo, Sir Charles share PSAs on wearing face coverings in public

Bo Jackson, Charles Barkley, Brittany Howard, Nick Saban, Alabama and Paul from St. Paul and the Broken Bones all took part in the videos.

  UPDATE: Bamboo on 2nd temporarily closes because of COVID-19 case

After 14 weeks of closing it’s dining room due to COVID-19, Bamboo on Second finally reopened last week.

UPDATE: Alleged zebra abuser identified after slapping animal at Wild Animal Safari

The Troup County Sheriff’s Office has identified an alleged animal abuser who was caught on camera slapping a zebra.

New court documents shed light on Valhermoso Springs murder case

Multiple search warrants have been entered into the court record. In them, deputies describe arriving on the scene of the murders on Talucah Road in Valhermoso Springs.

1-year-old boy abducted in Bay Minette has been located

The State of Alabama has cancelled an AMBER Alert issued late Monday night for a missing 1-year-old boy.

  Carbon Hill mayor turns in letter of resignation; Emergency meeting scheduled for Wednesday

Chambers has faced criticism during his term, including backlash over Facebook comments about the LGBTQ+ community.