Iron Bowl business opinions vary this year in Tuscaloosa

Businesses in Tuscaloosa admit they don’t know what to expect or they expect a continuation of what’s been a down year business-wise.

NOW HIRING: Jefferson County Department of Health

How grocers are fighting toilet paper hoarding 2.0

  At Oxford H.S. the marching band is king in 2020

Tuscaloosa Mayor updates city leaders on local corornavirus cases

Gadsden entertainment complex to open Saturday

Judge reduces former Ala. House speaker’s sentence by half

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CDC considers shortening COVID exposure quarantine time

COVID-19 vaccine tested at UAB could start clinical trial in December

Hoover, Trussville police looking for bank robbery suspect

  COVID hospitalizations could hit 2,000 by mid-January

Lawsuit identifies Hoover officer who fired shot that killed man at Riverchase Galleria

Former Alabama player, Hendrick pit crew team member killed with wife in crash

  Alabama Head Football Coach Nick Saban tests positive for COVID-19, will probably miss Iron Bowl

He has very mild symptoms, so this test will not be categorized as a potential false positive.

  On Your Side Investigation finds more than 70 near misses for drones at Alabama airports

Our investigation found more than 70 incidents over Alabama skies in the last 4 years where pilots reported near-misses with drones.

Missing Tallapoosa Co. teen found safe

Police say the teen has been found and she is safe.

Hokes Bluff man arrested on child pornography charges

Donald “ONeil” Paulsen of Hokes Bluff was arrested on Nov. 20, 2020 on 10 counts of possession of Child Pornography and 7 counts of Distribution of Child Pornography, according to Etowah County Sheriff Jonathon Horton.

Supply man given $1 million bond on child porn charges

Employers not required to give doctors, nurses COVID-19 sick pay

  New legislation aims to use CARES Act funds to expand broadband in AL

  What does the future hold for COVID-19 testing at Legion Field?

  Rate of infected healthcare workers doubled since August

  UAB doctors fight fatigue, frustration during COVID-19 pandemic

  Shopping online for Black Friday? Don’t get scammed

First, make sure the site you’re on is legitimate and secure. If it’s one you’ve never heard of, check the Better Business Bureau or reviews.

  Hiring agencies explain how to become a substitute teacher

Districts have continued to post ‘Help Wanted’ ads for substitute teachers over the last few weeks. Many are in desperate need of a subs to handle teacher absences due to the pandemic. Hiring agencies say the process to become a sub is fairly simple.

  Gov. Ivey launches ‘Revive Plus’ program; local business applies immediately

Mom and pop shops in Alabama are getting a chance at relief caused by the pandemic. Governor Kay Ivey has launched a new program to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

  Local business owner gears up for Black Friday

Local businesses are gearing up for what is normally the biggest shopping season of the year. But this year they’re making adjustments because of the pandemic.

  Ministry delivers meals to 100 elderly people in Northport for Thanksgiving

Beyond the Alter Ministries organized the event. Organizers wanted to feed 100 seniors for the holiday.

Alabama tops the College Football Playoff rankings

Alabama remains unbeaten going into Saturday’s Iron Bowl against Auburn.

Most Louisiana bars to be forced to close

Many bars across Louisiana will be forced to close effective tomorrow, Wednesday, November 25 until after Christmas.

  Feeding needy and homeless on Thanksgiving during COVID-19

We’re only a few days away from Thanksgiving and some non-profits in Birmingham are gearing up for a busy day to help the homeless and the needy with Thanksgiving meals.

Marsh stepping down from pro tem role; new leaders look at COVID-19 recovery in 2021

Marsh told Alabama Daily News he’s working on two major pieces of legislation related to broadband expansion and education reform.

Cullman Police officers deliver Thanksgiving meals to families

Officers made and delivered Thanksgiving meals to families Tuesday.

  Vestavia Hills research clinic helping with COVID-19 vaccines

They have tested drugs for lupus and diabetes in the past, but these latest tests are considered the most important they have done over the decades.

  Be a Blessing: World Games Community Outreach organizer turning tragedy into chance to help others

world games 2022 organizers blessing the community this thanksgiving with meals for families in need

Deputies: Suspect in custody after fatal shooting in Clay

Authorities have taken a suspect into custody for questioning after a shooting that happened Tuesday afternoon in Clay.

Truck overturns, blocks traffic at Dead Man’s Curve on I-20

Crews closed the ramp so they could move the truck.

  BBJ: Family Dollar plans to start selling alcohol in Birmingham

The retailer has rolled out alcohol sales in recent years in larger cities as a way to bring more shoppers into the store.

Anniston RMC Health System ER visitation guidelines updated

Regional Medical Center (RMC) and Stringfellow Memorial Hospital (SMH) have updated hospital guidelines for emergency room visitors.

3rd year of record number of Alabama foster care adoptions

There were 814 foster care adoptions in 2020, which is an all-time record for the state. That is up from the previous year’s record of 731 adoptions.

$4 million drug bust in Jefferson County

Authorities said the drugs are worth around $4 million.

Tuscaloosa native and White Sox shortstop donates 205 turkeys

In addition to this annual turkey drive, the 2020 Silver Slugger Award winner created Anderson’s League of Leaders (ALOL) to provide youth affected by gun violence with mentorship and the tools needed to succeed.

  AAA expecting fewer travelers, low gas prices during holiday week

Based on mid-October forecasts, AAA would have expected up to 50 million Americans to travel for Thanksgiving. However, as COVID-19 positive case numbers continue to rise, more states issue quarantine requirements and the CDC recommends people not to travel, AAA expects a lower number.

  Taylor Swift ‘folklore’ concert film coming to Disney+

The concert film will include guest appearances from Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner and Bon Iver — acts who all appear on Swift’s “folklore” album.

  After a three year term, Doug Jones prepares to leave Capitol Hill

Jones notes his work on Capitol Hill is not quite finished. During this “lame duck” period, he is hopeful a COVID-19 relief package is passed, in addition to military funding and a broader government spending package. But come January, he passes the torch to Tuberville.

Lincoln police investigating deadly hit and run

Late Friday night or early Saturday morning a pedestrian was hit and the driver left the scene.

IBM invests $2 million of resources in Miles College

The corporation will give the college quantum computing assets, software and other resources including access to the IBM Skills Academy.

  Housing Market: Is refinancing worth it?

A lot of people are buying homes right now because of historic low interest rates. Some are also using the low rates to refinance their homes.

  How state food banks will use multi-million dollar grant allocated by Gov. Ivey

Governor Kay Ivey allocated $3,606,104 for the Alabama Feeding Initiative.

  UAB football to play final game at Legion Field Friday

Before the Blazers start anew, Feely said the team planned to close the chapter at the “Old Gray Lady” on top.

  Children’s of AL explains new ways to gift patients during COVID-19

Children’s of Alabama has new gift-giving suggestions because of COVID-19 precautions. Staff will not be able to accept in-person gift donations this year at the hospital.

  COVID virus mutation explained and how it affects the vaccine

Without getting very technical, the COVID-19 vaccine is very specific, targeted at what makes the virus tick. We know that at this stage in their research, three companies have promising vaccine results.

Deputies: Juvenile in custody after stabbing teenager in Walker County

The Walker County Sheriff’s Office says a juvenile is in custody after stabbing a teenager Monday afternoon.

  COVID-19 patient goes home after more than 200 days in the hospital

A COVID-19 patient is at home Monday after spending more than 200 days in the hospital. Her family is calling it a miracle.

  ADPH works on education plan for COVID-19 vaccine

Drug makers are getting closer to releasing COVID-19 vaccines…but many Americans said they’re not yet committed to getting one. That’s why the Alabama Department of Public Health is working to educate the public.

Poll: Alabamians approve of virus response; want legislative action, access

The poll, conducted by survey research firm Cygnal for Alabama Daily News, shows most Alabama voters approve of the state’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and generally believe that things are headed in the right direction.

Lowndes County remembers Sheriff John ‘Big John’ Williams 1 year later

One year ago, Lowndes County residents were shocked beyond belief over the shooting death of their beloved sheriff, John “Big John” Williams.

Health officials advise against large Thanksgiving gatherings, ‘We’re not going to get a do-over on this’

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended against family gatherings that involve people from different households, especially involving high-risk individuals .

Marsh stepping down as Senate president pro tem, new leaders selected

The leadership changes were settled today at a Senate GOP caucus meeting in Birmingham, a source close to the situation told Inside Alabama Politics on the condition of anonymity.

  Tuscaloosa police discuss pursuit policy after crash in downtown Saturday

A police chase started in Tuscaloosa with police responding to a shots fired call on Saturday. Three people have been charged in the chase, but none of the charges are related to that shooting - at least as of yet.

  Holidays on the River begin Monday in Tuscaloosa

COVID-19 has led to the cancellation of some events and slight changes to others in Tuscaloosa, but organizers from the city feel they can safely host Holidays on the River.

UPDATE: Authorities locate Tuscaloosa rape and kidnapping suspect

Tuscaloosa police say Terrance Westbrook has been taken into custody in Marengo County.

Driver killed when SUV crashed, burned near Hamilton

Identification is pending confirmation from the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences and notification of next of kin.

Homicide under investigation in Sylacauga

The victim has been identified as 65-year-old David Earl Whetstone of Sylacauga. He had been shot to death.

Search for man accused of shooting and killing an 18-year-old in Center Point

Ja’mari Demetrius Harris was shot and killed at the Park Brook Apartments off of Chalkville School Road Monday, November 9, 2020.

Don’t waste the turkey this Thanksgiving

Use the turkey carcass to make broth and bone meal.

8 people hurt in MAX bus accident in Birmingham

The accident happened after 1:00 p.m. Monday at 4th Avenue and 23rd Street South.

Gone Fishin’!: Walker County public fishing lake to be stocked with rainbow trout

The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) will soon stock more than 1,000 rainbow trout in the fish out pond at Walker County Public Fishing Lake near Jasper.

Disposing of household cooking grease following Thanksgiving

Jefferson County offers locations to dispose of household cooking oil for free.

Pandemic Holiday Shopping: Bye-Bye Black Friday

For the first time in years, more big retailers are keeping their doors closed Thanksgiving Day. Instead, cyber deals are already underway, but beware, experts say if you want a specific gift, order it online now before they run out.

  Birmingham Police release a new Stop the Violence PSA

The Birmingham Police Department released a PSA titled ‘Stop the Violence’, which addresses gun violence in the community and BPD’s invitation for community members to help make a change.

PPE manufacturing facility to create 300 jobs in Selma

Over 300 new jobs are headed to Selma with a new personal protective equipment manufacturing facility.

Chelsea Post Office will relocate

The Postal Service said they need a new location because the current one is too small to adequately conduct operations.

Gov. Ivey allocates $3.6 million from CARES Act for food banks

Governor Kay Ivey has allocated $3,606,104 for the Alabama Feeding Initiative, which reimburses food banks for COVID-related expenses.

ALDOT: No temporary lane closures on interstates during Thanksgiving holiday

This is in effect from noon on Wednesday, Nov. 25, through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 29.

  ‘We are not going to get a do-over on this’: Alabama’s Health Officer on COVID-19 and Thanksgiving

Harris said please think about your behavior during the holiday weekend and make sure you maintain those safety precautions including social distancing, hand washing and wearing masks.

Alabama’s State Canvassing Board certifies November 3 election results

Alabama’s State Canvassing Board has officially certified the results of the November 3 General Election.

World War II veteran from Ladson turns 104 years old

Pinckney has 12 living children, 45 grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren. He lives in the College Park area.

Zach Randolph gives Thanksgiving holiday boxes to 500 families

A former Memphis Grizzly is giving back to the Bluff City for Thanksgiving.

Tuscaloosa and Auburn mayors continue Iron Bowl wager tradition

The two mayors have agreed that if the Alabama Crimson Tide wins, Anders will make a $100 donation to the Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative. If the Auburn Tigers prevail, Maddox will make a $100 donation to the United Way of Lee County.

  COVID-19 patient leaves UAB after more than 200 days in hospital

A major health milestone Monday for a patient who had COVID-19 and has been at UAB Hospital since mid-April. She has spent more than 200 days in the hospital.