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  UAB hits record number of COVID-19 patients, more expected

  B’ham City Council approves plan to bring back furloughed employees

Double murder suspect sought by Alex City police

  Fayette Co. authorities investigating 3 bomb threats emailed to schools

Fayette Co. schools switching to alternate days due to COVID

Alabama is experiencing warmer winters

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Man, 21, dies after shooting Fairfield

  Is it safe to visit Santa during the COVID-19 pandemic?

  ADPH: More than 3,600 people have died from COVID-19 in Alabama, with more than 252K positive cases, more than 161K recoveries

Bessemer City Schools moving back to blended schedule

  2021 Mercedes Marathon postponed due to COVID-19 concerns

Skeletal remains discovered last week in Jefferson Co. identified as Hueytown man

  JeffCo. Bessemer division cutoff, DA establishes conviction integrity unit

D.A. Lynniece Washington says cases that meet a strict set of conditions can be submitted to her office’s website beginning January 11th.

  Demand for testing after Thanksgiving could put strain on state’s supply

We’re On Your Side with the best time to get tested for COVID-19 if you think you may have been exposed over the Thanksgiving holiday.

  Several cities plan to brave cold for holiday events Tuesday

There are several ways you can get into the Christmas spirit in and around the Birmingham area - and do it safely. City leaders are releasing safety plans on celebrations.

  Alabama almost ready to receive COVID-19 vaccines

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will meet Tuesday to discuss the vaccine priority list again.

  Officials worried about potential spike in COVID cases after Thanksgiving

  Birmingham City Schools will return to remote learning Dec. 7 due to COVID-19

Missing person alert canceled for Montgomery man, 70

Authorities identify man killed in Sunday night accident

1 suspect in custody, 1 at-large after multi-county chase; Shots fired at officers

  Boutwell Auditorium to open as warming station Monday and Tuesday

  Birmingham woman raising 12 children after her sister unexpectedly died from COVID-19

Birmingham resident, Francesca McCall, is now taking care of 12 children after losing her younger sister to COVID-19.

Suspect in custody after church burglary leads to officer involved shooting

An investigation is underway after a Birmingham police officer responding to a robbery in progress, fired his weapon at an armed suspect Sunday afternoon.

  Local restaurant using outdoor dining tents to add more outdoor seating

The state health department said outdoor dining tents are safe as long as they are socially distanced and well cleaned.

When should you throw away Thanksgiving leftovers?

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, you have three to four days before you need to throw it all out.

Tuscaloosa bars prepare for Iron Bowl weekend

The Iron Bowl is a reason for one of the biggest parties all year, but this year is set to be much quieter.

Anniston teams up with nonprofit to shuttle people in need to warm hotel rooms

Starting Monday, Nov. 30, the Anniston Parks & Recreation Department will work to shuttle those in need of shelter to hotels throughout the area that The Right Place has secured through the use of emergency hotel vouchers.

LSU to host Bama Dec. 5; Ole Miss game to be rescheduled

The LSU and Alabama game that was originally scheduled for Nov. 14, but was postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the Tigers football program may finally have a tentative date to make-up that game, according to a report from The Advocate newspaper.

  FIRST ALERT: Tracking lots of rain and storms, plus a blast of much colder air for next week!

We are tracking a large complex of rain and storms that will impact the area this evening.

5000 Alabama students haven’t shown up for any sort of class

The enrollment drop could mean the loss of hundreds of teachers. That’s because the state funding formula is based on enrollment.

COVID-19 in custody: Alabama ranks 9th for inmate deaths

Advocates say crowded conditions and an aging prison population have merged with lethal results.

  Birmingham Police PSA on holiday shopping safety

Officers want to remind shoppers of some things you can do this year to stay safe while you’re out shopping.

Birmingham Christmas tradition begins lighting up downtown tonight

The Regions Center will have Christmas trees, a giant wreath and a huge stocking this year.

’It’s such a blessing’: Family of 7 gets Christmas assistance through Montgomery program

This year the Brown family is an applicant for the Christmas Clearinghouse program through HandsOn River Region.

Auburn makes history with weekend games against No. 1 teams

Facing top competition isn’t new to Auburn, but this holiday weekend’s games will be like nothing the Tigers -- or anyone -- has experienced before.

Health officials offer advice for shopping safely during the holiday weekend

Health officials are encouraging shopping online this Black Friday to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

  Black Friday shoppers already lining up

Black Friday shoppers are lining up outside stores to get the best holiday deals.

  Doctors say so far, seasonal flu cases are lower than normal

Flu season is typically ramping up right around Thanksgiving, but a local doctor believes precautions we’re already taking are keep this virus at bay.

Warrior man falls to his death while taking photo in Smoky Mountains

Officials report the man fell about 50 feet.

Hoover Police are ready to protect shoppers this holiday season

Additional officers will be on-duty working from the Hoover Police Mobile Command Center.

Arrest in cold case of Birmingham man’s murder

The suspect has been identified as 29-year-old Cameron Cook of Birmingham.

  Nursing home residents, families urged to take extra precautions if gathering for Thanksgiving

We’re getting an update on vaccine distribution plans at Alabama nursing homes and how residents will be spending this Thanksgiving.

  Black Friday 2020 could be more online than ever

Data from RetailMeNot shows interest in Black Friday is down ten percent this year, but it’s not just about the pandemic.

  Driving during the pandemic is dangerous for different reasons

If you’re driving to a Thanksgiving gathering or traveling home this weekend, make sure to buckle up and be careful.

  ALDOT to soon take bids on CityWalk public space under new 20/59 bridges

ALDOT has about another month to finish phase three of the I-59/20 bridge replacement project which includes the ribbon lighting which highlights the bridge and street paving around the bridges.

  Health officials say negative COVID-19 test results can give false sense of security

Local health officials are warning against seeing family for Thanksgiving, even if you tested negative for COVID-19.

  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.

  How to make the holiday feel special if you are spending Thanksgiving alone

It’s going to be a different holiday for many people with health officials urging people to stay home and celebrate Thanksgiving either alone or only with their household.

  FIRST ALERT: Bitter cold weather expected next week

We are tracking one batch of rain exiting east and waiting to see if a broken band of showers and storms forms in west Alabama by the evening hours.

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.

COVID-19 survivor grateful to be alive this Thanksgiving

It’s been a difficult year with the COVID-19 pandemic, but one area family has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Health experts warn about possible COVID-19 vaccine side effects

Public health officials and drug makers are warning people that the COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna may have some rough side effects.

NOW HIRING: Jefferson County Department of Health

The agency is looking for Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Medical Assistants and Paramedics who are interested in working on a temporary basis.

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

It is more than just music, it is about relationships, teaching and learning, not necessarily how the band is rated at a competition.

CDC considers shortening COVID exposure quarantine time

Health leaders remind you there has not been any change just yet.

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

The UAB preclinical study for Altimmune showed that AdCOVID stimulated a broad immune response, including both systemic immunity as well as local immunity.

Hoover, Trussville police looking for bank robbery suspect

The armed robbery happened at the BBVA bank in the 1500 block of Montgomery Highway.

  COVID hospitalizations could hit 2,000 by mid-January

The jump in hospitalizations with COVID cases is causing medical leaders to fear health care services in Alabama could be at risk.

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

Two people were shooting at each other and according to court documents the officer fired four rounds at E.J., one of them killing him.

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

Rowdy Harrell died in an automobile crash during his honeymoon in Florida. His wife Blakley was also killed.

Missing Tallapoosa Co. teen found safe

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

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

It may be hard to believe for some of us, but some students still don't have access to internet. But there’s a new push to make sure everyone is connected and ready to learn.

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

It’s been up and running for six months, but the COVID-19 testing site at Legion Field could be shut down next month because money for it is running out, according to Jefferson County Health Department officials.

  Rate of infected healthcare workers doubled since August

The number of healthcare professionals diagnosed with COVID-19 has more than doubled since August, and it’s still climbing.

  UAB doctors fight fatigue, frustration during COVID-19 pandemic

Medical professionals have been through the ringer over the past 8 months and increased numbers of COVID patients is straining staff.

  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.

  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.

$4 million drug bust in Jefferson County

Authorities said the drugs are worth around $4 million.

  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.

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.

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.

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.

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.