The Good Stuff

Zach Randolph gives Thanksgiving holiday boxes to 500 families

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

  Blount County deputies get new rescue vehicle

  U.S. Capitol Christmas tree arrives to D.C. from Colorado

Birmingham 911 dispatcher recognized for her bravery, selflessness

One of Bear Bryant’s Houndstooth hats up for auction

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  UAB students present original play ‘Disconnect’ for free

Some Mountain Brook Schools employees to get extra $500

Hallmark giving away free ‘Thank You’ cards for school employees

Ashley DeRamus Launches Ashley by Design at Shops of Grand River

‘Sisters-in-arms’: Two sets of sisters graduate Marine Corps training at Parris Island in S.C.

  ‘Be thankful’: World War II veteran has message as he celebrates his 100th birthday

Hoover Senior Center’s 2020 Food Drive

Items collected will be donated to the food bank at Green Valley Baptist Church.

  Veteran receives gift of smile from fellow Veteran

Local dentist and veteran Dr. Kim Shannon gives fellow Veteran free dental care and the gift of a smile.

'God winks’ follow high school senior honoring late brother

“I think there’s times in our life where, we call them God winks, and He just kinda winks down on us and says ‘Hey, I’m in control of this,’" said coach Chad Michael.

  12-year-old student’s quick actions help save man in Walker County

While her mom was inside the Dollar General in Nauvoo, Brianna noticed a man who was motionless inside an older vehicle across the parking lot. Brianna was waiting with her younger brother inside their family’s car. Once her mom, April, returned, she immediately alerted her about the man.

73rd National Veterans Day Parade in Birmingham

  Anniston man named Patriot of the Year by statewide veterans group, given a car

  Clanton firefighters get new life-saving devices

The Faces of Freedom

Birmingham Police hosting a toy, coat and shoe drive

‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ program returns

  Academy Sports & Outdoors donates $10K to Woodlawn High School football program

Monday morning Academy Sports and Outdoors presented Woodlawn with a $10,000 gift card for the football program, along with ten coaches kits.

Buffalo Rock announces new project in Birmingham area, dozens of new jobs

The total investment of $75 million will mean 25-50 new jobs for the area.

Rodney Smith Jr. receives a new ride!

The team at Woody Anderson Ford gifted Rodney a 2020 Ford Edge for his work in our community.

Foster dog gives birth to 16 puppies on election night

Lorelei the hound had 12 girls and 4 boys over the span of several hours. Foster mom Ashley Dunbar says, surprisingly, Lorelei showed no signs of being ready to give birth.

Hoover elementary school tells COVID to ‘Beat It!’

With lyrics like, “You better see the nurse, don’t be a macho man,” the staff put a very creative spin on Michael Jackson’s “Beat It.”

Virtual concerts for sickest COVID-19 patients at UAB Hospital

An innovative musical project between UAB health care staff and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra brings music and concerts to patients' rooms.

Happy Halloween from little angels at Children’s of Alabama

Even the tiniest patients at Children’s of Alabama got in the Halloween spirit!

908th Airlift Wing unveils ‘The ASU Plane’

The 908th held a nose art unveiling ceremony at Maxwell Air Force Base Thursday. The wing named the aircraft after ASU, and now has the school’s letters and Hornet logo on the nose.

Country music star Riley Green coming home to JSU for a benefit concert for athletics

Green and musical guests will take the stage on Burgess-Snow Field in JSU’s football stadium. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and the show will start at 7 p.m.

  ‘An uncanny resemblance’: 4th grader has a power suit meeting with Governor Ivey

Cate and Governor Ivey both sported their red power suits and Auburn masks.

  Shower Power Campaign: New mobile showers for Birmingham’s homeless community

The idea is to promote cleanliness, boost confidence, and lead to self-sufficiency for homeless across the area.

  Girl in Gov. Ivey Halloween costume speaks, draws laughs

Cate McGriff hammed it up for an interview, getting laughs as she proved she can copy the governor's Southern drawl just as well as she can her signature clothing style.

  Jefferson County Star 1 rescues a missing person with dementia

The Star I was able to find the missing person on a powerline in a nearby wooded area.

CUTE ALERT: Brookwood Baptist Health shares tiny, adorable Halloween babies

Babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) across Brookwood, Princeton and Walker Baptist Medical Centers were dressed in their best costumes in anticipation of their 1st Halloween.

Holiday shopping 2020: Retailers offer weeks of Black Friday prices online and in stores

But this year, several major retailers have already announced they will be closed all day for Thanksgiving, including Best Buy, Kohl’s, Walmart, Target and Home Depot.

  Jack’s biscuit bake-off championship

Employees go through a city, county and region biscuit bake-off before they get to the finals in Birmingham.

Girl gets governor’s attention for spot-on Halloween costume

She’s got the red suit, the lapel pin, the mask and the attention of Alabama’s governor thanks to her unique Halloween idea.

‘Goodbye’ to Birmingham’s Mounted Patrol Unit

The department thanked Officers M. Cooley, J. Binion, W. Grayson, and K. Karmondi for serving in the BPD Mounted Unit.

’Whatever house you want, it’s yours’: Jerry Jeudy surprises mom on her birthday

Jeudy sent his mom a video on October 15 because he couldn’t be with her on her birthday.

  Birmingham foundation giving out $800,000 to local nonprofits in need of help from the pandemic

Grant money is available to area nonprofits in need help during the pandemic thanks to one local foundation.

Alabama teen makes the Top 10 in USA Kids Mullet Championships

The USA Kids Mullet Championships is down to the final ten contestants and Alabama is represented by 14-year-old Ethan.

  'I didn’t think it was real’: COVID-19 survivor leaves UAB after 2-month stay

Tidmore and his wife Hannah said at one point, his cough was so bad he couldn’t catch a breath between coughs, and he couldn’t take his medication.

  Caribbean Culture Music Food and Fun

The Caribbean Culture Music Food and Fun is part of National Jamaican Jerk Day, which was approved by the USA National Day Archives.

  Student with autism scores touchdown for West Blocton Middle School

During the recent home game against Oak Grove Middle School, Avans was able to score a touchdown for West Blocton with the visiting team helping out.

GBHS, partners hold ‘Make a Dog’s Day’ raffle

The campaign aims to raise money and increase awareness for overlooked shelter animals.

  First-year business owner thrives during pandemic without government financial assistance

As stimulus negotiations are put on ice, a Birmingham business owner encouraged other entrepreneurs to not wait on the government to save them but to get creative to save themselves.

A real life field of dreams

Sam still teaches lots of baseball at the camp called Baseball Country in Jena in Greene County.

Sylacauga firefighters rescue puppies from open well

The Sylacauga Fire Department responded to a report of two puppies trapped down approximately 20 feet in an open well.

No fees for some applications during 2020 Alabama College Application Week

Dozens of colleges and universities will waive their application fees for Alabama students during the 2020 Alabama College Application Week celebration, on October 19-23.

  15th annual Shop, Save and Share fundraiser

This event allows patrons to receive 20 percent off items at over 250 participating stores.

  Spirit of Liberty Foundation honors Birmingham police, healthcare workers

The Spirit of Liberty Foundation flew into Birmingham Wednesday afternoon to honor and thank local healthcare workers and first responders, including Birmingham police officers who have been injured in the line of duty.

Firehouse Ministries needs volunteers for meal service

The group size will be limited to 4 volunteers in the shelter per meal.

Joy to Life Foundation to take breast cancer screenings statewide

An expansion of breast cancer screenings to women on a statewide level will soon become a reality in Alabama.

  PARA plans ‘Boo in the Park’ Halloween event in Tuscaloosa area

There’s a trick or treat trail in small groups from 4pm to 6pm and in inflatable screen will be blown up so people can safely watch movies from their cars starting at 6:30pm.

Bama great O.J. Howard is a #girldad

Tampa Bay Buccaneer tight end and former Alabama great OJ Howard welcomed a beautiful baby girl Monday.

  Donation means new protection against COVID-19 for some Jefferson County students

The plastic dividers were given to JEFCOED elementary schools including Snow Rogers, Bryan, Warrior, Gardendale, Mount Olive, and Fultondale.

The Pink Queens: 3 breast cancer survivors bring awareness with new photo shoot

Shandrika Christopher, Jackie Judkins, and Temecha Williams (aka The Pink Queens) kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a photo shoot and the theme “Black N Out” Cancer.

  New mural to welcome visitors to downtown Gadsden

It depicts a postcard design with an area landmark inside each letter. They include the Broad Street Bridge, the Citizenship Monument, Noccalula Falls, a botanical garden, a steam locomotive and the Pitman Theater.

  93-year-old Martha Tucker’s last election as a poll worker

This November, 93-year-old Mrs. Tucker will work in her final election, but she still believes voting is both a right and a responsibility.

  UAB kicker gathers hundreds of supplies for hurricane victims

One UAB student athlete has put his resources to good use to help those in need in his hometown.

  Home Depot stores Birmingham, Oxford prepare cleaning kits for hurricane victims

About 300 of the orange Home Depot barrels have been filled with cleaning supplies, such as garbage bags, paper towels and bottled water.

Protective Stadium will be host venue for Opening/Closing ceremony for The World Games 2022

The Birmingham Organizing Committee has announced the new Protective Stadium will serve as the host venue for the Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony of The World Games 2022.

Hoover Police go pink for breast cancer awareness

Officers have also put pink decals on their patrol cars to mark Breast Cancer Awareness month.

130 new jobs coming to Cullman County

Reliance Worldwide’s expansion includes a new 300,000 square foot distribution facility. The total project impact is approximately $24 million, and it will be creating 130 new jobs.

  Halloween arts and crafts

October is here and we know a lot of parents are doing remote learning, so you might be wanting to incorporate some fun holiday crafts into your daily school work.

6 ideas for a safer Halloween during COVID-19

With Halloween around the corner, many people are considering safer, alternate ways to celebrate than traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating, which could increase the spread COVID-19.

’Tipping in Central Alabama’ raises money for local servers

A group of good Samaritans on Facebook is banding together to help local severs. They’re collecting tips to give to a lucky person each week.

‘Back the Blue!’: Resident picks up tab for North Myrtle Beach officer’s food

A North Myrtle Beach police officer was treated to a free meal, thanks to the kindness of a stranger.

Light up Friday nights to honor healthcare heroes in Alabama

During the month-long celebration, Alabamians are encouraged to show their personal appreciation for all healthcare professionals, by turning on their porch lights every Friday night in October.

Shelby County 2020 Public Safety Awards

Shelby County’s leading law enforcement officers and firefighters were recognized during the program.

Life-saving Helena Police Officer honored as officer of the year

Officer Prather has saved people’s lives with CPR three years in a row.

  Coosa Christian football holds baptism ceremony for 13 players at practice

Coosa Christian Football Coach Mark O’Bryant took over the program in August, and Tuesday’s practice is one he said he’ll never forget.

  Family Connection: helping young people in need

It started out as a volunteer organization in a tiny house, but now Family Connection has expanded its services.

Front yard concerts and outdoor church: Musicians get creative during COVID-19

Front Yard Tunes turned into a weekly event, with each concert including a song people could dance to, sing along with, and a hymn.

  91-year-old veteran gets help finding a new home

Not only does the 91-year-old veteran have a new place to live, but his son does too. Stallworth takes care of his son with special needs.

Free rabies shot clinic to be held in Birmingham

The Greater Birmingham Humane Society (GBHS), in partnership with Midwest Veterinary Supply, will host a free, drive-thru rabies shot clinic on September 28 at GBHS' Adoption and Education Center located at 300 Snow Drive, Birmingham, Alabama 35209.

Pelham graduate named Miss Talladega College

Patria Gatson is a member of the Presidential Honor Society and a member of the team that won the Alabama Business Pitch Competition.

Cleburne County, Etowah County, Trussville City school named National Blue Ribbon schools

The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.