1 dead after boat capsizes in Cobert Co.

A 68-year-old man has dead after a boat he and two others were in, capsized Saturday on Pickwick Lake.

  UAB study finds small number of minorities planning to get COVID-19 vaccine

  FIRST ALERT: Increasing clouds overnight, freezing in the morning, and very breezy for Sunday

Birmingham Islamic Society helps host food, supply giveaway

Former Vestavia Hills Mayor, UAB President Scotty McCallum passes away

Two people shot in Tuscaloosa Friday night

  Volunteers help clean-up Center Point as part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day service project

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Hot Pockets recall, some could contain pieces of glass, plastic

Cullman man ejected, killed in car accident

  UAB researchers say metformin reduces risk of death for COVID patients with diabetes

  State health leaders worry for hospitals if new COVID-19 variant becomes dominant in March

  State health leaders say patient transfers are becoming increasingly difficult

  Drug store association says pharmacies could give 100 million vaccines in 30 days

  What impact could the new COVID variant have on schools

The CDC continues to monitor for spread of COVID variants - which are essentially new forms of the COVID virus. They’re monitoring one in particular that’s already showing up in the U.S. and it’s considered more contagious.

  Alabama reaches another grim milestone: more than 6,000 COVID-related deaths

6,030 families have lost loved ones in less than one year here in Alabama, and to put that into perspective, one doctor said that’s almost as many people who died in WWII.

  West Alabama hospitals details coronavirus struggles

PPE, capacity and staffing continue to be big problems for hospitals in West Alabama.

  State Superintendent concerned about winter months for in-person learning

State Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey says he has concerns about COVID’s impact on schools over the next few months and the ability to maintain full in person learning.

  Jefferson County falls in the ‘Low Risk’ category, according to ADPH

  Some downtown Montgomery streets closing for possible protests

  ADPH disputes CDC vaccine ranking

Ivey activates 500 more National Guard soldiers ahead of inauguration

Person killed in accident on I-59 in Jefferson County

  Concrete barricades, cameras set up outside of state capitol

  Congress could punish, expel its own members following deadly riot

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is calling for a pair of the president’s congressional allies to step down with years left in their terms, or be forced out.

Contractor to remove arch on I-20/59 in Tuscaloosa Sunday

The newly fabricated eastbound and westbound arches will be installed in early 2021.

Tallapoosa County man sentenced in child pornography case

On Thursday, the court sentenced Hutcherson to 65 years in prison; two years to the very day when Tallapoosa County authorities began their investigation.

Parts of I-65 in Cullman Co. shut down after tractor trailer-crash

There are no injuries from the crash.

Body of student found on Troy University campus

A death investigation is underway after the body of a student was found on Troy University’s campus Friday morning, Troy University officials said.

Authorities investigating what led to apartment fire that killed 65-year-old woman in Tarrant

The death is being investigated as a homicide. Officials are investigating what led to the fire.

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter won’t attend Biden’s inauguration

It marks the first time the couple, 96 and 93, will have missed the ceremonies since Carter was sworn in as the 39th president in 1977.

Double shooting leaves 1 dead, another injured in east Birmingham

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

  Good Day Boot Camp: Russell teaches you how to make juice

Have you considered making your own juice? It’s incredibly simple and can have great health benefits.

  ADPH: COVID-19 Percent positive rate down slightly in Alabama

According to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard, the percent positive rate is 17.8% which is down from a 20% rate last week.

  JCCEO resuming applications for people needing help paying rent and utilities

Earlier this week, JCCEO resumed taking applications and is working as fast as it can to process them.

  UAB researcher develops at home COVID-19 antibody testing kit

Researchers at UAB developed an at home antibody test.

More women than men lose jobs due to pandemic struggles

Experts say the pandemic is erasing gains women made in the workforce.

  Alabama truckers deal with pandemic, wait for vaccine

Truck drivers are among those responsible for delivering the vaccine, but can’t get it themselves anytime soon.

  What COVID-19 symptoms people in the emergency room are experiencing

Emergency Departments across the state are dealing with longer wait times and limited space for all patients, but officials with UAB said they are not turning anyone away.

  Nurse loses job after admitting of entering US Capitol building during riot

Lori Vinson says she was fired from Ascension St. Vincent last Friday as result of her actions of entering the U.S. Capitol building last week in Washington, D.C.

B’ham police search for persons of interest after credit cards stolen in armed robbery

Birmingham Police are asking for help identifying two persons of interest after they made purchases using credits cards stolen in an armed robbery.

  When will mass vaccinations start for teachers?

State Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey and the state’s top health officials met Thursday morning to continue talks on how to get more teachers access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

  The part we don’t see in the fight against COVID-19

Lovely said the past year has been stressful for almost everyone in healthcare, but especially front line workers.

  USPS moves past holiday shipping backlog

USPS leaders say workers have moved past holiday shipping backlogs that snarled your mail at the hub locally and nationwide.

DCH expanding coronavirus treatment efforts and offering more time for vaccinations

DCH started an outpatient anti-body treatment where anti-bodies are administered through I-V’s several months ago.

  Doctors say flu-like symptoms may happen after second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Doctors have been saying all along that you could possibly experience some side effects after getting a COVID-19 vaccine, but those side effects could be proof that the vaccine is working.

  When could we get out of this pandemic?

Local doctors want to set the expectation early, that getting out of this pandemic won’t be like flipping a light switch.

  JSU & Samford prepping for spring football season

With practice a little over a week away and gameday five weeks away, both JSU and Samford said they’ve learned a lot from watching the Power 5 play this fall, and they’re ready to begin the season, during a season, they never thought they’d ever play in.

  GRAPHIC: Deer thrown off interstate bridge hits semi-truck in Mississippi

The Highway Patrol says the individuals also dropped bricks onto two other vehicles after the deer.

103-year-old survivor of Spanish Flu pandemic receives COVID-19 vaccine in Baton Rouge

“I want to get out of the house, and get back to normal,” she said.

Black Belt Adventures asks hunters to donate venison

Over the years Hunters Helping the Hungry has provided more than a half-million pounds of ground venison to those in need in Alabama.

  Ivey responds as ADPH overwhelmed by phone calls about COVID-19 vaccination

The Alabama Department of Public Health continues to be overwhelmed with phone calls of people trying to sign up for vaccinations.

Tuscaloosa 18-year-old charged with possession of obscene material

Tuscaloosa authorities have charged an 18-year-old with possession of obscene matter depicting someone younger than 17.

  Alabama Democrats not going to President Biden’s inauguration

Alabama Democrats hoped to be celebrating next week with the inauguration of Joe Biden, but with COVID and now security concerns about possible protesters, that has changed a lot plans for any Washington D.C. trip.

Biden unveiling $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan to speed vaccine rollout, steady economy, reopen schools

The plan includes $1,400 checks for individuals, on top of $600 provided in the last COVID-19 bill.

Leeds man charged in Capitol riot, identified by blood on his cheek

Court records describe Black as being in the Senate chamber wearing a red hat, camouflage jacket, and yellow gloves, and appeared to be bleeding from his left cheek.

Ivey activates 250 Alabama National Guard soldiers ahead of inauguration

Gov. Kay Ivey’s office has confirmed some Alabama National Guard soldiers have been activated for next week’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

  Mac Jones, Jaylen Waddle included in 5 Alabama players to declare for NFL Draft

Five Alabama players declared for the NFL Draft Thursday afternoon.

  What? When? Where? Alabama’s vaccine response

Alabama has more than 326,000 healthcare workers and nearly 350,000 people who qualify for a vaccine because they are 75 years old and older.

  Graceland offering virtual tours for guests

Graceland is making it easier for visitors to tour Elvis Presley’s mansion. According to a news release, fans and music lovers from around the world can visit Graceland virtually.

William Chase Johnson indicted on capital murder charge in death of former Lowndes County sheriff

The suspect in the 2019 shooting death of Lowndes County Sheriff “Big John” Williams has been indicted on a capital murder charge.

Australia to kill pigeon that crossed Pacific from Oregon

A racing pigeon has survived an extraordinary 8,000-mile Pacific Ocean crossing from the United States.

  Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office partners with Ring Security

Through JCSO’s partnership with Ring, deputies can log in to Ring’s Neighbors app and see information related to incidents reported by citizens.

  ADPH: More than 420K COVID-19 cases, more than 6,100 deaths in Alabama as pandemic enters 2021

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

  Residents organize Tuscaloosa Co. Jail mask drive

Organizers are asking for donations of disposable masks to be dropped off at the office of Grace Presbyterian Church at 113 Hargrove Road in Tuscaloosa during business hours.

  Birmingham City Schools offers virtual learning help for students

Class was in session Wednesday for Birmingham City Schools parents. Mom, dads and grandparents got live training on how to use software as the district continues with full virtual learning.

  Neighbors rescue woman from house fire in Birmingham

Two women who lived in the home were able to escape, but a third woman was rescued by the men.

  UAB Spring semester starts next week with COVID-19 precautions, testing in place

UAB’s spring semester starts next Tuesday. It will look much like the fall semester.

  Gas prices are on the rise

If you have filled up lately then you’ve probably noticed prices are going up at the pumps.

  Apple announces launch of innovation hub for HBCUs

The propel center is designed to connect HBCU students to technology, accelerated programs, and entrepreneurship skills development while focusing on social justice and equality.

  UAB Chief of Hospital Medicine talks long term COVID-19 side effects

UAB Hospital is seeing patients suffer from the lasting effects of COVID-19, some not even able to leave the hospital.

  State considering making COVID vaccine more accessible to seniors and low-income neighborhoods

The state hoped to soon go to the people instead of the other way around.

  Fair Haven Nursing Home vaccinates more than 300 employees and residents

After offering the COVID-19 vaccine to all long term care residents and employees, Fair Haven nursing home in Birmingham vaccinated more than 300 people.

Man & dog’s best friend: Goose becomes family pet after being saved

A Cincinnati man saved a goose from a car accident and made him part of his family.

  Alabama truckers fight back against human trafficking

The Alabama Trucking Association sponsored legislation that guarantees when you get a CDL, you’ll learn the red flags.

  Urgent Care preparing to provide more vaccines daily

Mainstreet Urgent Care is one of the facilities that received vaccine supply, and has been asked by the state to triple their daily vaccination rate

Nick Saban wins 2020 Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant Coach of the Year Award

Alabama head football coach Nick Saban was given the Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year Award Wednesday night.

  Leaders working to provide vaccine access in Coosa County

State leaders continue to roll out the COVID-19 vaccines across the state, but the process to get it to you is a little more challenging in some areas.

  City of Tuscaloosa discussing partnership with ADPH

The city of Tuscaloosa could be helping the state in the fight against COVID-19.

  UA students appreciate the option of remote learning following mass gathering Monday night

The decision is a direct result of massive crowds that gathered Monday night soon after Alabama’s national championship victory.

  Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center vaccinating a new group of veterans this week

The Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center has moved to the second phase of vaccinating people in West Alabama.

Alabama lawmakers react to President Trump’s impeachment

Alabama Congressional lawmakers responded to the impeachment and their votes.