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  Nursing Home protocol when a resident tests positive for COVID-19

Officials say the family member listed as the "sponsor" is the one they contact when a loved one tests positive for coronavirus. It's up to that person to then contact other family members.

  Keeping us connected: How linemen are working to maintain telecommunication connectivity

  Governor’s emergency order calls for release of certain inmates

  Teachers prepare for online instruction

  Reaction to Tuscaloosa’s expanded curfew to fight covid-19

State website lists all carryout options

  ‘Summer slide’ and how to prevent it

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  Jefferson County Health Dept. to start collecting handmade face masks

  Christ Health Center opens one-of-a-kind clinic

Local musicians offer online performances

  Restaurant owner: “This is all I’ve ever done”

  Truck drivers having difficult time getting meals

  Birmingham-based company offers deep clean for homes/offices during pandemic

  How to talk to your child about coronavirus fears

Experts say when it comes to talking to your children, ask first what scares them.

  Where to get help during school shutdown

Several restaurants and shops around town are offering help to parents while schools are closed for the next two weeks.

  I have a trip planned - what now?

Experts say to be patient--wait times to cancel or reschedule flights can be hours long, says one travel agent.

  Alabama schools set to close, school lunches a concern

Jefferson County School System plans to offer some kind of food assistance during the break.

  UAB developing its own COVID-19 test

  JeffCo deputies appear as analysts on Live PD

  Center Point residents express concerns over crime

  Breastfeeding mom pushes for jury duty exemption in Alabama

  How did Amendment one fail?

  Presidential candidates join “Bloody Sunday” anniversary march across Edmund Pettus Bridge

  Community seeks help in search of missing Walker County woman

51-year-old Lisa Warren has been missing since February 24, 2020.

  Who isn’t required to live on campus at UAB freshman year?

Some freshmen are exempt from the mandatory living on campus rule.

  New rule change at UAB requires nearly all freshmen to live on campus

Expansion of an existing rule is meant to retain and increase the success rate of incoming freshman at UAB.

  Why going to one self-defense class just isn’t enough

Officer LeMarcus Bouyer says no two self-defense classes are the same.

  How a proposed bill would change Alabama’s animal cruelty laws

The CEO of the Greater Birmingham Humane Society says Senate Bill 196 would put animal welfare organizations out of business.

  State troopers: seat belts could have prevented recent fatalities

State troopers say in 64% of the fatalities they see, the person was not wearing a seat belt.

  Man crosses state lines to find help at Firehouse Ministries

Justin Wells says he came to Birmingham from Greenwood, Mississippi to find the resources he needed to start a new life.

  Wild hogs causing problems in Adamsville

A disabled woman says she feels trapped in her home by wild hogs that roam at night.

  Does auto insurance cover damage from water in gasoline?

Officials say when it comes to paying for car repairs after filling your tank with water-contaminated gasoline, there's only one person who is on the hook--and it's not your auto insurance company.

  City of Center Point cracking down in illegal dumping

Center Point Mayor Tom Henderson says illegal dumping continues to be a problem.

  Procession moves fallen Officer Nick O’Rear ahead of Monday’s funeral

Folks stood along the road to watch law enforcement transport the body of fallen officer Nick O'Rear to Gardendale Sunday.

  Residents trapped by flood waters in Walker Co.

Folks living near Black Warrior River say recent heavy rains caused their neighborhood to flood, preventing them from leaving their homes.

  Hoover Met success spurring development

Officials say the Hoover Met Complex is having between a $30-50 million economic impact on Hoover and other surrounding cities.

  Father & 2-year-old daughter killed in early-morning fire Sunday

Abuwi Rahmaan is mourning his friend after he rushed back into a burning house to save his little girl. Both were killed in the fire.

Doctors say beware of Coronavirus, but pay more attention to flu

Doctors say while we should be concerned about the corona virus, the flu is a much more immediate--and deadly--threat.

  New boutique hotel to take public parking spots downtown

A new hotel downtown plans to offer a 100% valet service to guests... but it plans to take away public spaces to do it.

  Owner of Bill’s Pawn shop speaks up after Walker Co. officials serve search warrant

“I’ve done this for 20 years, I’ve never had an issue until here recently."

  Warning from fire officials as colder air moves in

Fire officials warn against using things like extension cords to plug in space heaters, citing potential fire hazards.

  Family of McKenzie Adams filing lawsuit against Demopolis City Schools

Nine-year-old McKenzie Adams hung herself in her grandmother's basement after her family said she endured months of bullying at the hands of classmates. A lawsuit filed claims the school system did nothing to intercede.

  Head Start program to be offered by alternate agency in Walker County

Officials with the Walker County School System say Jasper Area Family Services Center. The Center has until July 1 to apply for the federal grant.

  Air traffic taking off at BHM

Air traffic at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International increased by 4% in 2019.

  Chilton County barn demolished in Saturday’s storms

Mike McGee says it took him 6-8 weeks to build the barn. His concern now is where he will store his tools, cars and boats while he rebuilds.

  Tornado victims in Pickens County getting much needed help

Walking up and down Settlement Road, you see a lot of devastation. But Sunday, you also saw many good Samaritans and good spirits.

  Resources to help you stay weather aware Saturday

Officials want you to be weather aware and know where your shelters are located and have a plan in case you need to evacuate.

  Shelby County officials on when to open storm shelters

Shelters in Shelby County will open in the event of a tornado warning or if the EMA declares they're in the path of the polygon.

  ADEM hearing concerns about Gaston Steam Plant permit

Residents in Columbiana met to voice concerns about toxins possibly contaminating their groundwater.

  Cullman Co. Sheriff to hold church safety class Thursday

The church safety class will be held Thursday night at 6:00 p.m. at Temple Baptist Church on Highway 157 in Cullman.

  Tributes to father and daughter killed in Cullman plane crash

The horse 10-year-old Brooklyn Walker was learning to ride proudly stands outside Temple Baptist Church where a visitation was held for her and her father, 40-year-old Tyler Walker.

  Trussville painted yellow for Paighton Houston

George Harding, Paighton's uncle says these ribbons are also meant to remind others of those still missing around the world.

  Church reps. propose split from United Methodist Church

Trinity UMC's Senior Pastor, Brian Erickson says many are heartbroken over the proposal to split, but say they still want to be a place where all are welcome.

  UAB researchers hope car simulator will help change Alabama driving laws

Researchers are using a one-of-a-kind SUV simulator for research when it comes to driving in different environmental and mental conditions.

  Tuscaloosa area first baby of the year born New Year’s morning

Mother of the first child born in the Tuscaloosa-area on New Year's day talks about the experience

  Birmingham man feeds community every New Year’s Day

Glenn Hampton offers a free meal to over 40 people every New Year's Day at his home behind Legion Field.

  Despite high-profile murders, homicides are down in Birmingham

Officials say most homicides are not random, which makes them difficult to prevent.

  Women say, in light of missing cases, never go out alone

With so many kidnappings recently in our state, women say having a plan when you go out is a necessity.

  Remembering Aniah

Friends and family members gathered at Faith Chapel in Birmingham Saturday to honor and celebrate the life of Aniah Blanchard.

  The newest reason you need to watch out when paying at the pump

Skimmers are out--officials now say thieves are infiltrating gas station technology systems to get your info off the magnetic strip on your credit card.

  Road project will reduce 21st Street South to three lanes

Officials say a new road project that will reduce four lanes to two on 21st Street will pave the way for a pedestrian and biker-friendly lane.

  Preparing for the severe weather expected Monday

Officials say check your weather radios now to make sure the batteries are good and they are properly programmed.

  Tools to keep yourself safe while holiday shopping

Law enforcement say you can carry whatever you feel comfortable with using, from pepper spray to a pocket knife, to a flashlight. Just be prepared mentally to use them if you become a target.

  Charity softball tournament raises money for injured Sylacauga officer

A friend of Sylacauga Officer Blake McGhee held a charity softball tournament to help with hospital bills.

  ALDOT: Second turn lane to help relieve traffic congestion on I-65 in Alabaster

ALDOT officials say a second left turn lane on Highway 31 will relieve congestion drivers face every morning as they turn onto I-65 northbound.

  Mail thieves arrested in Cullman

Cullman police say a man and a woman have been driving from mailbox to mailbox, taking everything inside.

Blount Co. Sheriff’s Office making changes after man released from jail

Ricky McKee and his wife were found dead two days after a judge ordered that Ricky be held in Blount County jail on no bond.

  Motorcycle club makes holidays brighter for Cupcake McKinney’s brother

The Low Riders Motorcycle Club help different organizations every year around the holidays. This year they also wanted to reach out to the family of three-year-old Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney.

  Free self-defense classes offers peace of mind

Trainers with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office gave tips on how to stay aware of your surroundings and not look like a target.

  Samford University works to correct low food inspection score

Officials with the University say the inspector came back on December 4 and was satisfied with the changes made.

  UPDATE: Suspect already in jail, Police issue warning after B’ham Southside kidnapping

Birmingham police say a woman was kidnapped for two hours and sexually assaulted Wednesday night.

  One Place strives to make it easier for abuse victims to find help

Leaving an abusive relationship is the most dangerous time for abuse victims. One Place in Birmingham strives to make it easier to get victims the help they need under just one roof.

  Update on Sylacauga Officer pulled from burning car

Sylacauga officer Blake McGhee was badly hurt in a crash with a logging truck in early November.

  The benefits of shopping local

Small businesses want to remind shoppers of the unique and one-on-one experiences they get when they step into their stores rather than clicking the mouse.

  Don’t be a target for thieves this holiday season

Experts say this holiday season, it's best to keep aware of your surroundings so you don't fall victim to thieves or an attacker.

Don’t fall for this scheme involving pleas for baby formula

One man says he believed a woman when she said her child would go hungry unless he bought her baby formula. He couldn't believe what happened next.

  Changing lives through adoption

Jonisha Sumerlin says being an adoptive parent is not easy, but it is rewarding.

  Thieves do $2500 damage for $4 worth of soda

Thieves broke into a convenient store in Tarrant, but got away with only $4 worth of soda.

  German Christmas Pyramid celebrates Cullman’s history

A 30-foot Christmas pyramid, native to Germany, sits in the center of the city of Cullman. It heralds the arrival of the season as well as Cullman's rich German history.

  Talladega sheriff’s deputy rescues friend from fiery crash

Talladega Sheriff's Deputy Chris Rogers and Sylacauga Police Officer Blake McGhee both serve on the Talladega Drug Task Force and have known each other for years.

  Thieves hitting churches across the nation

Several churches across the nation, including at least three in Birmingham, say their email accounts have been hacked. They say members of the congregation should be on the lookout for suspicious looking emails.