Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, city council declare new state of emergency

Mayor Maddox listed one of the reasons for the state of emergency is the increase in patients at DCH Health System.

One man killed after fatal crash in Walker County

  Mayor Woodfin speaks on COVID-19 update in Birmingham

  Small businesses struggle to open due to COVID-19

  Alabama “not in good position to reopen schools” says creator of COVID-19 risk assessment tool

  Parents react to Jefferson County’s remote learning decision

  UAB doctor says data about the effects of COVID-19 on pregnant women is limited

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Homewood City Schools to start with alternate schedule for middle/high school students

AHSAA in need of football officials as season inches closer

  ‘Let’s Keep West Alabama Working’ campaign underway

  Councilors consider allowing Tuscaloosa mayor to use emergency powers due to COVID-19

New housing, food services option for Birmingham area first responders who need to quarantine

  Happy 100th birthday, Judge!

  ADPH: More than 1,600 people have died from COVID-19 as over 90K test positive and 35K recover

There’s no way of telling how many cases will be confirmed in Alabama, but the state began taking precautions on Friday, March 13.

When does my school start? List of dates for schools in our viewing area

It’s almost time for the 2020-2021 school year and it’ll look different than any ever seen before due to COVID-19.

Shelby County Schools to start with staggered schedule

This schedule applies to parents and students who opted for in-person instruction.

BBJ: Security company to hire 50 people in B’ham

Allied Universal is recruiting for all shifts and all levels of experience using online applications and video interviewing technology.

The World Games 2022 license plates available

Alabama Power customers will get a credit in October

  Jefferson County Schools will start with remote learning

Alabama fast food chain holding contest for grandparents

The official state water comes from the Heart Of Alabama

Say it with a Song

Birmingham man indicted for fraud against Huntsville Police Officer’s memorial fund

Devonte Lemond Hammonds of Birmingham was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury for defrauding a memorial fund set up for the family of a Huntsville Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty.

Birmingham police investigating deadly shooting on 2nd Ave. South

The shooting happened Tuesday morning.

Man accused of firing into vehicle after dispute; charged with attempted murder

Ronnie Williams, 60, is also charged with one count of certain persons prohibited from possessing a firearm. He has posted bond and been released from jail.

  Hoover City Schools to start with staggered scheduling based on last names

Students with last names A-K will attend school in person on Mondays and Thursdays. Students with last names L-Z will go to school in person on Tuesdays and Fridays. Students will learn remotely on the other days of the week.

  AL community colleges plan for start of school, will COVID-19 tests be required?

Most community colleges have hosted live Q&A’s to prepare students and staff for the COVID-19 protocols they plan to implement for traditional on-campus learning.

  ADPH releases toolkit for reopening schools

The Alabama Department of Public Health releases its highly anticipated toolkit for reopening schools.

  ACT test registration now open, what you need to know

The state board of education announces registration to take the ACT is back open after a brief hiatus due to the COVID pandemic.

  What constitutes a recovery from COVID-19 in Alabama?

We are expected to reach 90,000 cases of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alabama this week.

  UAB football to begin fall camp on Wednesday

UAB will officially begin fall camp on Wednesday and on Monday, head coach Bill Clark and UAB athletics director Mark Ingram held a press conference to discuss the upcoming season and COVID-19.

  Fayette Medical Center recognized on 2020 best hospital list

They created a new Plexiglas booth located at their long-term car e facility, which is attached to the hospital. Their facilities department designed this 6ft. wide, 4ft. deep and 8ft. tall booth.

  Health leaders seeing positive signs regarding COVID-19 cases

Some of the confirmed positive numbers are slowing down, but hospitalizations continue to be a concern.

Dunkin’ offering free donuts and coffee in August

This August, you can start your week with a free coffee and end it with a free donut.

  UAB, ADPH launch “largest-scale higher education testing initiative” in country

One of the main components of the entry program is testing for COVID-19. Testing will begin Tuesday at 11 sites across the state, in addition to pilot sites in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa.

  Calhoun County reaches 1,500 COVID-19 cases, and some 20 possible related deaths

Doctors urged people to take extra care, where a mask, practice social distancing.

  Vestavia Hills HIgh School students protest principal’s removal

Friday, the Board of Education voted to move Tyler Burgess to become principal of remote learning.

  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.

Additional testing sites for Alabama college students set up; rapid testing could be expanded to all Alabamians

The 13 sites will test the more than 200,000 Alabama college students before they return to campus as part of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Alabama System and Alabama Department of Public Health joint effort to reopen campuses safely.

  Community welcomes home 3-year-old cancer survivor

A 3-year-old boy in Coosa County came home from the hospital Monday to a big surprise.

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.

Despite COVID-19, flat income tax collections, state’s budgets expected to end year up

Income tax collection this year is up .27% over last year, according to a report released Monday.

Bessemer man charged with sexual torture of child

Investigators said the incidents happened over a period of time from 2019 to 2020.

  Students at the University of Alabama face new requirements due to coronavirus

The University of Alabama told students they have to take a new medical test before returning to campus for fall classes.

  4,000 Chromebooks meant for Etowah County Schools held up in customs, new order on the way

The Chromebooks are meant to help with the 20 percent of students who will start digital learning on August 17.

  ‘Thank you, Calera Fire’: A mom’s grateful story about her son, a vase and a helpful fireman

Saturday morning, precious 2-year-old Grant Watson got his arm stuck in a vase, and mom, Krispin Watson, knew she needed a little help from the Calera Fire Department.

State enters agreement to recruit South Korean STEM educators

In the 2021 education budget, lawmakers allocated $100,000 for the program.

Hundreds in Alabama report getting seeds from China

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries said Monday it has received several hundred reports from residents who say they got seed packages in the mail from China.

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.

  High School football teams practice in shells for first time since last fall

We are 17 days away from the kickoff of AHSAA football.

City Council President wants XFL franchise in Birmingham

Parker said he wants to discuss bringing a franchise to Birmingham. The team would play at historic Legion Field, which can seat 70,000 fans.

She died, then one hour later, her husband also died

It seems logical that Mr. Rogers contracted coronavirus during a breakout at Jackson Correctional Institution, then transmitted the disease to his wife.

Pell City police looking for person who shot puppy in legs

The shooting happened in the 100 block of Shady Dale.

Grandmother of Kentucky students wants school to remove ‘Black Lives Matter’ from digital sign

The grandmother says she thinks the message will lead to life long discrimination.

Suspect arrested after Huntsville woman’s remains found in TN

Huntsville Police have arrested the Charles Price Preston for the murder of Sharon Michelle Copeland.

Man offering reward for info. on car, dog stolen from B’ham PD Headquarters’ parking lot

A man says his car was stolen while he was inside Birmingham Police Department Headquarters. His dog, Buster, was inside the car at the time.

Etowah County students start school August 17

There are two plans parents and students can participate in. One is a traditional school setting and the second is virtual academy.

Two separate shootings under investigation in east Jefferson County

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department is looking for suspects in two separate shootings from Sunday night.

“Our entire family has COVID”: Molly Grantham shares ‘surreal’ diagnosis while raising newborn

To be clear, I didn’t want to tell you guys until we were out of the woods. I didn’t want to cause unnecessary alarm.

Birmingham police investigating weekend homicide

Marquette Milous Carter was shot in the 900 block of 24th Street North Saturday. He died at UAB Hospital.

  PARA providing active classrooms for remote learning

PARA will have a daily schedule which will include remote learning support time, physical activity, recess, group games, enrichment, arts and crafts, and more. Breakfast and lunch will also be provided free of charge.

Missing child alert issued for northeast Florida baby

Authorities in northeast Florida have issued a missing child alert because they say they are concerned about the well being of a young child and his father.

  Chilton County Schools buys more than 4,000 laptops for online learning

More than 20% of the Students in Chilton County Schools are opting for online learning starting in September.

  Concerns over hospital capacity mount as schools prepare to reopen

As record numbers of coronavirus patients are being admitted to local hospitals, schools are preparing to reopen and experts are worried about the consequences.

Anaih Blanchard’s step father Walt Harris running for Homewood City Council

The professional fighter announced he was throwing his hat in the ring to represent Ward 3, Place 1.

Little Savannah closes its doors in Birmingham

Little Savannah Restaurant and Bar has announced they will close their doors after 17 years.

Photos show large fire at state park on Alabama coast

Several agencies worked Sunday to put out a fire at Gulf State Park, which is between Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

UPDATE: Man, 30, killed in a single-vehicle crash on Warrior-Jasper Road

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a single-vehicle crash Sunday morning at approximately 6:32 a.m.

Man facing felony charges after car chase and tossing out drugs

Jefferson County deputies attempted to make a traffic stop on a White Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck on Walker’s Chapel Road in Fultondale.

Peaceful protest to raise awareness at Vestavia Hills High School

Vestavia Hills City Schools announced they are moving Dr. Tyler Burgess from principal at Vestavia Hills High School to the principal of the remote learning model.

5-year-old S.C. hero honored for saving dad during medical emergency

5-year-old Jaxon Goodman was given an Honorary Commendation for Bravery from Sheriff Max Dorsey.

8-year-old in desperate need of bone marrow match

He’s been waiting for over a year and a half and, because he’s Black, he’ll likely have to wait even longer.

Former Alabama AD Bill Battle in hospital with coronavirus

Battle is 78 years old, he played on Bear Bryant’s first national championship team back in 1961.

Fundraiser for Space and Rocket Center exceeds $1.2 million

The Saturn V rocket outside the Space and Rocket Center isn’t far from being completely lit up!

  Chilton Co. man with COVID-19 flown out-of-state in search of ICU bed according to family

Early warned others to take the virus seriously so they do not have to go through what her family is going through.

UPDATE: Woman shot and killed in B’ham Saturday night identified

Birmingham Police are investigating the shooting death of a woman Saturday night in the 1100 Block of Kawanda Lane.

  Enforcement on Alabama alcohol restrictions begins

Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board will begin enforcing the new alcohol sales curfew.

Body found at Wheeler Wildlife Refuge

According to the Morgan County Rescue Squad, the body was discovered by a fisherman.

The Bruno Event Team expecting decision about fan capacity in coming weeks

With the SEC moving to a conference-only schedule, fans are questioning what this means for them if attendance is reduced.

FDA warns consumers not to use certain hand sanitizers as they may contain methanol

The FDA says to not use hand sanitizers from these companies, or products with these names or NDC numbers.