ADPH using “Social Vulnerability Index” to allocate vaccine in vulnerable counties

State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris says the vaccine allocation formula is changing a little now that more people are eligible to get a shot in the arm.

  When Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine could be in Alabama if approved

  Save money this weekend on supplies to prepare for severe weather

B’ham police investigate shooing; suspect in custody

Homicide investigation on 1st Ave N in Birmingham

  When will Birmingham area Walmart locations get COVID-19 vaccine?

University of Alabama nursing students give COVID19 vaccinations at Good Samaritan Clinic

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  Coronavirus vaccinations now available at CVS Pharmacies in nine Alabama counties

Vaccination Update and Concerns

  CVS is getting additional COVID-19 vaccines through the federal retail pharmacy program, expanding to Alabama

Alabama to allow spiritual advisor at inmate’s execution

  St. Clair County BOE sues travel company, claiming it failed to return $100,000 for trip canceled due to pandemic

Oh baby, baby, baby! First set of triplets born at Grandview Medical Center

Report: A Fort Rucker helicopter has crashed

WTVY’s Abby Nelson reports the Apache aircraft sustained significant damage but apparently did not catch fire.

Tested positive for COVID-19? ADPH wants you to take a survey

The survey will take 5 to 10 minutes to complete all answers will remain confidential.

  The Black Tax: Race and Housing

The Black Tax: Race and Housing

New putting green for state veteran’s home in Pell City

Donors from veterans service organizations and others in the turfgrass industry made building the green possible for the home’s residents.

Opioid deaths increased in Jefferson County in 2020

  ADPH: Statewide hospitalizations dip below 775; More than 491K COVID-19 cases, more than 9,800 deaths in Alabama

54-year-old man killed in truck accident in Pinson

Pelham City Schools passes plan for teacher pay raises

Former Athens, Limestone superintendents face federal conspiracy, fraud charges; Carter placed on leave

B’ham PD: No foul play after woman found dead on 7th Ave. South

  Tuscaloosa Co. Schools approves substitute teacher pay raise

This new raise for Tuscaloosa County School substitute teachers will be implemented March 1, and it will last through the end of the 2020-21 school year.

  Districts get millions more in new wave of COVID relief money

Walker County Schools is set to receive four times more money from Washington to offset the impact of COVID-19 this school year.

  State working to resolve vaccine backlog, people concerned about canceled appointments

Many people have concerns about getting the second dose of the COVID vaccine.

Teen asks for well wishes after debilitating stroke while fighting 4th round of cancer

Since 2015, WAVE 3 News has followed the journey of Matthew Walker, a 12-year-old boy at the time who’s now had to fight for his life four times against leukemia.

  UPDATE: Legion Field COVID-19 testing site to operate at least through spring

We know the city of Birmingham is working to try and setup a mass vaccination site at Legion Field but what about testing there? It’s still taking place, but the money for it may soon be up in the air.

  What happens after we reach herd immunity?

Health experts do not believe we will eradicate COVID-19. They feel it will be like the seasonal flu.

  People with disabilities advocating for vaccine priority

In Alabama, people with disabilities are still not eligible for vaccines until Phase 1C, and national experts say that’s not right.

  Post-COVID ‘brain fog’ research at UAB seeking volunteers

Medical professionals are learning more about the lingering effects of COVID-19, and one of them is something called brain fog.

Erron Brown indicted on 2 counts for 2018 Thanksgiving mall shooting

The man accused of shooting two people at the Riverchase Galleria Thanksgiving night in 2018 has been indicted by a Jefferson County Grand Jury.

  Tuscaloosa residents donate items for victims of Texas snow storm

Tuscaloosa Action, a group that gets behind worthy causes, wanted help people doing without in Texas after the severe winter weather.

Shelby Co. schools to offer virtual option in ’21-’22 for older grades only

Shelby County Schools will not offer remote instruction to students in kindergarten through 5th grade for the 2021-2022 school year.

  Cahaba Medical Care is reaching out to vulnerable and underserved communities with COVID-19 vaccines

Cahaba Medical Care is part of a program that’s reaching out to vulnerable and underserved communities in our area.

  Northport Mayor helps woman hurt during a domestic incident Wednesday

Northport Mayor Bobby Herndon said he was at the right place at the right time to help a woman who was being pushed to the ground and almost forced inside a of a car.

UPDATE: The 4-year-old NC girl at the center of the Amber Alert, has been found and is safe

Aubrey McFarland, the four-year-old Brunswick County girl who was allegedly abducted by her father on Wednesday, has been found safe

Alabama Senate passes medical marijuana bill

The bill allows people with certain health conditions to receive medical marijuana.

  Fire at city-owned building in Ensley

Firefighters said the building is used to store lawn equipment for the city.

Alabama woman wanted for armed robbery and homicide arrested in Lake Charles

On Wednesday, February 24, officers with the Combined Anti-Drug Team received information on the whereabouts of a wanted fugitive out of Alabama.

Tax relief for some folks in Alabama affected by winter storms

ALDOR will grant filing extensions to taxpayers directly affected by the winter storms.

  Possibility of herd immunity in Alabama by late spring

Today a UAB epidemiologist said Alabama could be close to herd immunity by early spring but there is an important word of caution.

  Some CVS pharmacies to offer COVID-19 vaccinations in Alabama

Participating CVS Pharmacy locations are in the following Alabama counties: Bullock, Chambers, Clarke, Conecuh, Hale, Lawrence, Macon, Mobile, and Wilcox.

Feeding America from The Grand Ole Opry airing on WBRC FOX6 this Saturday

Gray Television is partnering with Circle and “Feeding America” for a special night of music dedicated to help those who suffer from hunger in this growing crisis in America.

Shaw’s is Smoking Again

with the encouragement and help of friends and family, Skip Shaw decided his restaurant should make a comeback. So once again the ‘que is smoking at Whitney Junction.

  Northport mayor helps woman after she was thrown to ground, suspect arrested

Mayor Herndon ran toward them as he said the man tried to force the woman into the car.

TSA hiring for summer travel at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

The TSA is hiring about 6,000 new workers, some of them at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.

Time running out for free repair of rusting Toyota frames

But if it is not an NHTSA (government)-ordered safety recall, automakers set a window on them and, typically after 10 or 15 years, will not pay for a repair anymore.

Prosecutors drop drunken driving charge against Springsteen

Springsteen pleaded guilty to consuming alcohol in a closed area.

Suspect arrested a month after fatal double shooting at B’ham gas station

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has identified one of the victims as Dequaris Lydel Williams. He was 31.

Woman charged with murder after shooting at B’ham gas station

Birmingham police said the two people got into a fight in the parking lot of the Shell gas station on 3rd Avenue West.

Legislation would protect and expand military bases in Alabama

The legislative package, which was produced by the Alabama Military Stability Commission, has already passed the State Senate.

Camden man killed after Freightliner overturns in creek during wreck

Charles Deon Portis was killed Tuesday when his Freightliner struck a bridge, left the roadway and overturned in a creek.

Health leaders say we don’t need to become numb to COVID-19 death numbers

Health leaders say we don’t need to become numb to COVID-19 death numbers

  COVID-19 testing still widely available

Right now, getting vaccine shots in arms is a priority for the state and local health agencies but testing is still very important and is still available for you.

  State health officials optimistic about vaccinations come March in Alabama

February has been a frustrating month for many people trying to get the COVID-19 vaccine, but things could change soon.

PNC Bank robbed, police still searching for suspect

Police reports say the suspect approached the counter and presented a note to the teller.

  President of the Alabama Hospital Association says health care professional shortage may be behind the slow vaccination rollout

Alabama still ranks dead last in the percentage of COVID-19 vaccines it has administered. That’s according to the Centers for Disease Control’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Administration Data Tracker.

  Tuscaloosa mayor wants to wait before ending emergency rules in place for COVID-19

Mayor Walt Maddox told Tuscaloosa city councilors things continue improving when it comes to COVID-19 numbers going down.

  Small businesses move to the front of the line for new round of PPP loans

The president announced that a two-week long sign-up window will open Wednesday specifically for businesses with fewer than 20 employees.

  West Alabama Works organizing drive-thru job fair in Demopolis Thursday

That’s where a renewable energy company has decided to open a new plant.

  Exclusive two-week window opens Wednesday for small businesses applying for PPP loans

President Joe Biden is moving small businesses to the front of the line to get COVID-related help from the government, and that’s good news for some local businesses.

  Water crisis continues in Reform following a winter freeze

New leaks formed in the town’s water system during a freeze last Monday, according to mayor Melody Davis.

Court documents outline new allegations against Rush Propst

In a 64 page deposition, numerous allegations have been brought against the Valdosta High School head football coach.

  VIDEO: Pilot survives wreck on Lake Martin, Alabama’s 3rd plane crash in 4 days

Tyler Machen was recording video the moment of an airplane hit the waters of Lake Martin Tuesday afternoon. The pilot survived.

City of Birmingham hosts water drive for 3 cities impacted by recent snow

The City of Birmingham will ONLY collect bottled water and gallon water jugs at Boutwell Auditorium.

Alabama lottery, casino vote delayed for at least 2 weeks

The sponsor, Sen. Del Marsh, said he delayed the vote in order to work on the proposal over the next two weeks.

4 dead after overnight house fire in Montgomery

Four people are dead after a house fire in Montgomery Monday night.

Officials ask for prayers for N.C. trooper battling COVID-19 in ICU for last 12 days

Officials say Trooper James Montgomery, better known as “Brent,” of Troop C District 4 - Vance County has been in intensive care for the last 12 days at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill battling the virus.

  COVID-19 Vaccine: What works and what doesn’t?

It has been almost a full year dealing with the coronavirus, but people continue to ask questions about it and the vaccines which are designed to stop the spread of the infectious disease.

  Alabama sees COVID variant virus cases almost triple

On Tuesday, the CDC reported that number has almost tripled up to 22 cases. The problem - this variant is more contagious that the original COVID-19 virus.

  More talk needed about Birmingham school calendar

The goal was to make up for learning that students lost due to the pandemic

UAB: U.S., Alabama could reach herd immunity by late spring

Dr. Judd said based on the number of vaccinations that have already been administered, as well as findings from a recent study by Columbia University, she estimates the nation may reach herd immunity by May.

House passes Aniah’s Law, bill now goes to Senate

More than 90 state lawmakers signed on to co-sponsor the bill which passed the house 101-0.

Tiger Woods seriously injured in rollover accident

Firefighters and paramedics used the “jaws of life” to get Woods out of his car. No word on his injuries.

Longview native Matthew McConaughey announces ‘virtual benefit’ to aid Texans

Actor Matthew McConaughey, a native of Longview, posted a video on his Instagram channel and announced that he will be putting together a virtual benefit within the next two weeks to aid Texans who have been negatively impacted by the winter storm that blew through last week.

  Actor Danny Glover supports unionization at Amazon in Bessemer

Voting is ongoing and results will be tallied at the end of next month.

Gadsden man charged with murder after discovery of human remains in Odenville

The remains were found in the Hunter Crossing area last week.

  ‘SSS-TAY SAFE’: Horry County police warn of snakes, other wildlife in floodwaters

Horry County police are warning residents of the dangers floodwaters can pose when it comes to wildlife.

One year later: Sheldon’s journey with cancer and Crohn’s

It’s now been a little more than one year, and I still deal with side effects from the surgery, but overall, I am as healthy as I was before my diagnosis.

  Tuscaloosa for Texas: Group gathering supplies Tuesday before traveling to Texas

It hits particularly close to home for this group because several of them are from Texas themselves.