The Good Stuff

  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.

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

Birmingham police officer hands out free masks and candy

COVID-19 can’t keep choirs quiet for long

WBRC FOX6 News, other Birmingham stations unite to support United Way of Central Alabama

  Robotic pets used to help prevent social isolation for senior citizens in West Alabama

Florida fire rescue team helps woman save 8 pets from flooded home

Continued Coverage

National Faith and Blue weekend with Birmingham Police

Curbside pickup at Birmingham Central Library begins September 21

  Dollar General donates to 5 Bessemer schools

  Father, daughter create candy chute to keep Halloween safe during pandemic

  Dog rescued from chain sworn in as Anniston K9

  Brain cancer no match for 7-year-old Aubree Sutton

New VA clinic to open in Anniston/Oxford area

The new 15,000+ square foot clinic will be the first of its kind in a true Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) concept and will offer primary care and mental health services, as well as the addition of two new services with audiology and optometry.

  Dog saves Shelby Co. family from house fire

The family was asleep Monday night when they woke up to the sound of an alarm, and it wasn’t a smoke detector, it was a 185 pound dog.

Book donations for Barrett and Oliver Elementary Schools

The picture books encompass a diverse array of topics from civil rights to self worth, family, and community to arts and creativity.

Jelly Belly founder to give away candy factory in nationwide treasure hunt

The founder of The Jelly Belly jelly beans is giving away one of his candy factories as part of a nationwide treasure hunt.

Huntsville couple celebrates 75 years of marriage

Coach Nick Saban and Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pie cereal

Group creating set of wheels for Dilly the bulldog

  Dinner Under the Stars

Vestavia Hills Aquatic Complex opens

Shelby Co. students get free meals

Gatlinburg SkyBridge unfurls American Flag for Labor Day

SkyLift Park said they plan to keep the flag waving over Gatlinburg through Sept. 11 to serve as a symbol honoring the victims of 9/11.

  Alabama’s Elementary Teacher of the Year receives check

Thursday, Dr. Jackson was presented with a check for $1,000 from the Scottish Rite Foundation.

NFL to auction off Tua Tagovailoa’s first signed Dolphins jersey for charity

The NFL has opened an auction for Tua Tagovailoa’s first signed Miami Dolphins jersey on Thursday — all of the proceeds going to charity.

Sylacauga students will get free school meals this fall

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a meal flexibility waiver that covers free school breakfast and lunch effective immediately and through December 31, 2020.

Buffets can reopen in Alabama under the Safer at Home Order

Restaurants and food establishments that offer buffets and salad bars were allowed to open as of August 31 at 5:00 p.m.

City of Birmingham holds Hurricane Laura supply drive

The drive runs from Wednesday, Sept. 2 to Friday, Sept. 4 from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day.

  U.S. Army’s Black Daggers will perform aerial demonstration to salute and honor healthcare workers

The Black Daggers are the official U.S. Army Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team.

  Dog found with chain embedded in neck will become member of Anniston Police Dept.

Jack will be sworn in September 15th, then he’ll appear in area schools and at public events.

  Hawks get help in two Alabama counties

A red-tailed hawk got caught in some of the netting at Top Golf Monday morning. A hawk was hit by a car in Walker County.

Room decorations, birthday cake and a smile on veteran’s 93rd birthday

According to a post by the Birmingham VA Medical Center, 93-year-old Phillip Wesson has been receiving care at the Shoals VA Clinic for many years.

  A little monkey business in Tuscaloosa traffic

A driver captured a monkey in a car at a red light.

  First Friday to return in Gadsden next week

There will be hand sanitizer stations and masks available to people who don’t have any, as well as enforced social distancing in stores.

DURA Automotive invests $59 million to open new facility in the Shoals

The Michigan-based company said the project will create 279 direct jobs and expand the potential for Alabama’s auto industry to capitalize on the growing EV wave.

  Alabama high school band director walking 800 miles to raise awareness for funding

Sidney Lanier Band Director PJ Howard is walking 800 miles from Alabama to Missouri to raise awareness for funding.

Adoptable pets flown from Birmingham to New Jersey to make room for pet evacuees from hurricanes

The Greater Birmingham Humane Society (GBHS) partnered with Wings of Rescue to fly the dogs.

Her Majesty presents award to Alabama native horseman

A former 8-time world champion equestrian and past president of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association, Irby was awarded a certificate of recognition dated August 3, 2020, from Her Majesty via Royal Mail directly from Windsor Castle.

Second Chance Virtual Hiring Fair in Jefferson County

Local Birmingham employers who are seeking to help men and women with past misdemeanors, felonies or both will host a free virtual hiring fair.

Message in a Bottle

The man behind the message says, “I’d throw in three to five cases at a time. Some of them were little messages that I wrote, any way to express the Love of God.”

  Tallulah and Khari: Best friends amid pandemic

Khari and her family were surprised to learn the Gardendale High School yearbook had been dedicated to Tallulah. She touched the hearts of everyone at school, but she is a game changer for Khari.

First pygmy hippo born in Virginia at Metro Richmond Zoo

The first pygmy hippo calf to be born in Virginia was welcomed at the Metro Richmond Zoo in late July.

  Eat in the Streets of downtown Birmingham

The event allows local restaurants to expand their dining areas into the streets and offers an opportunity for Birmingham residents to celebrate the city while social distancing.

Alabama Book Store added to National Register of Historic Places

The Alabama Historical Commission, the State Historic Preservation Office, announced The Alabama Book Store in Tuscaloosa is now on the register.

Richmond EMT is one of the newest American Girl Dolls

When American Girl, the maker of American Girl Dolls, announced its “Heroes With Heart” contest to honor frontline workers, one girl knew exactly who to nominate.

  Autherine Lucy Foster receives Honorary Doctorate from Miles College

Foster is a retired educator who became the first African-American student to desegregate the University of Alabama. Born on October 5, 1929, in Shiloh, Alabama, Foster attended Miles College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in English in 1952.

  Nichols Temple A.M.E. Church Virtual Ensley Hunger Walk

The event will support the mission to provide youth and their families food, basic hygiene packages, clothes, and school supplies.

Wells Fargo and Community Food Bank to provide 15,000 meals

People will drive up to the distribution site, remain in their cars, and volunteers will put groceries in their trunks.

The message, the mural and the magic

"When the train goes by newcomers are coming into Birmingham, they can see that, and the whole neighborhood can just see this magical image. Hopefully it inspires them.”

Newlyweds donate dinner from reception canceled because of COVID-19 to Cleveland homeless shelter (photos)

A newlywed couple donated the meals from their wedding reception that was canceled due to the coronavirus to a Northeast Ohio homeless shelter.

  WATCH: Tuscaloosa officers rescue 12 people in a submerged SUV during a storm

At least 12 people, including several children and two infants, were stranded on the roof of the vehicle. Officers didn’t know how fast or how high the water was going to rise.

Haleyville Elementary welcomes students back with a parade

Every year the school holds an “Open House” event where students and parents get to come and meet their teacher, but that couldn’t happen this year because of the pandemic.

  Dining in or taking out with the 11th annual Birmingham Restaurant Week

From fine dining to down-home cooking, BRW has something for everyone with over 60 participating restaurants, food trucks, coffee houses and bars.

All-girl quintuplets born at Odessa Regional Medical Center

Five baby girls were welcomed to the world in Odessa on Thursday.

FedEx bringing more than 280 jobs to Jefferson County

The Birmingham Business Alliance said FedEx Ground will build a 300,000-square-foot facility on a 46-acre site on Lakeshore Parkway, that would place the new building next to the Dollar General Distribution Center.

Jack’s Family Restaurants offering free coffee for teachers

Free coffee offering to all teachers from Aug. 17-21 at every location, no purchase necessary.

BPD, Serving a Purpose Security Company & Cricket Wireless hosting back-to-school supply drive

The drive runs through Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Good Move: Homewood Couple Donates House to Build UP

Build UP accepts donated houses and teaches children – as young as the eighth grade in its six-year program – about the construction industry, allowing them to learn a range of construction skills through rebuilding donated homes and earn academic credit.

  K&J’s Elegant Pastries: Doing business in a COVID-19 world

K&J’s Elegant Pastries is a custom cake shop in Alabaster that specializes in custom cakes, cupcakes and pastries for all occasions.

  St. Elias Lebanese Food Festival in Birmingham

The festival this year is a drive through/takeout only with new hours.

An economic boost of new business in Fairfield, could bring hundreds of jobs

Dansby Foods Center will turn the old Walmart Super Center on Aaron Aronov Drive into a food distribution center.

School supply and backpack giveaway

The 8th Annual Backpack & School Supply Giveaway is planned for Saturday, August 8 at 9 a.m.

  New grocery store in Bessemer

Urban Market had its grand opening Tuesday on 9th Street at Hall Avenue.

Every K-5th grade student in the Cullman County Schools system will receive free school supplies

Each box, with a retail value of $30, will contain eight essential school supplies.

  B’ham tech company GoodJob donates $10K for hunger

GoodJob announced the company is donating $10,000 to the Great Grocery Giveback, a program that provides a full week’s worth of healthy food to those who have been laid off or furloughed as a result of COVID-19.

  Happy 100th birthday, Judge!

The longtime Jefferson County Judge and decorated veteran is also a dedicated member of the Shades Valley Rotary Club.

The official state water comes from the Heart Of Alabama

The state legislature has designated Eleven86 as the Official Water Of Alabama.

Say it with a Song

Songlorious grew out of a couple’s love for music and their idea to share it and help others do the same.

  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.

  ‘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.

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.

Alabama principal goes viral with humorous COVID-19 video

An Alabama high school principal’s COVID-19 YouTube video has gone viral.

  New “Hen House” changing lives in Cullman

some good news - out of cullman. The Foundry is now offering a new training program at their farm, thanks to a new hen house.

  A sweet beachbound destination

Located along Highway 231 just south of Montgomery in Pike Road, SweetCreek is a sweet destination and a great place to take a break if you’re traveling.

Sitel Hamilton to hire dozens for at-home work positions

All employees will have the opportunity to work from home and support some of Sitel Group’s largest media, entertainment, and technology clients.

Macy’s donates new clothing for those in need

Macy’s retail store at the Riverchase Galleria is donating the clothing, from back to school wear to professional attire for adults to formal wear, to Urban Hope Development.

Helping the least of these: Hoover officer helps injured goose

A Hoover Police Officer proving we’re all on the same team Wednesday when he saved an injured goose on Highway 280.

  Valentino, the Goat, gets his permanent prosthetic leg

Dr. Williams refitted the cup attachment and added a shoulder strap to help keep the leg aligned. On July 21, 2020 the “permanent” leg was finally attached.

2011 tornado survivor and Shelby County teen is a FEMA star for his disaster planning efforts

Nyl was featured on the @Readygov daily #Youthprep series as a young voice helping members of their community be storm ready.

  Young singers perform National Anthem at Regions Field

There may not be Barons baseball at Regions Field this season, but that hasn’t stopped the singing of the National Anthem.