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Thursday, September 23, 2021

    COVID-19 surges in Alabama children, vaccination and other measures needed to prevent further spread

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health reports a significant increase in pediatric cases of COVID-19 at this time of year, compared to the same time in 2020. Coupled with this increase in cases, ADPH notes that Alabama has at least 50...

    Governor declares new state of emergency

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday declared a new state of emergency as COVID-related hospitalizations approached the peaks of the first wave of the pandemic. She noted the end of the previous emergency declaration just a few weeks ago, but said that...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall announces $3 million settlement with Tyson over Mulberry Fork spill

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. —Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Wednesday a $3 million State settlement with Tyson Farms Inc. over the 2019 wastewater spill in Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River. The settlement agreement, filed in the Circuit Court of Walker County, brings an end to...

    CDC issues guidance as transmission of contagious Delta COVID-19 variant surges, prevention measures outlined

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - More than 900 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized in Alabama, the largest number since February, and too few Alabama residents are vaccinated. High vaccination coverage will reduce the spread of the virus and help prevent new variants from emerging.  State Health Officer Dr....

    In Alabama, conservation Is for the birds

    WASHINGTON D.C. - Whether called the Yellowhammer State or the Cotton State, an abundance of birds call the state of Alabama home. “Yellowhammer” in fact refers to the common name for the northern flicker woodpecker — which just happens to be the official state...

    Starting July 28, severe thunderstorms deemed ‘destructive’ will activate a Wireless Emergency Alert on smartphones

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Severe thunderstorms can be life-threatening, but not all severe storms are the same. Hazardous conditions range from tornadoes, large hailstorms and widespread straight-line winds called derechoes, to cloud-to-ground lightning and flash flooding.   Starting July 28, the National Weather Service will better convey the...

    Vote ALEA for “America’s Best-Looking Cruiser” Contest

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The race is on for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency to win this year’s American Association of State Troopers’ annual “America’s Best-Looking Cruiser Contest,” a national contest among state law enforcement agencies.  This year’s photo submission features a 2020 Dodge Charger on...

    Alabama commended for progress in fight against human trafficking

    TAMPA, Fla. - The U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking in its July 2021 newsletter proclaimed, “Alabama Officials Leading The Way In Combatting Sex Trafficking,” and commended the state’s Child Trafficking Solutions Project and its “TraffickingFree Zone” program. The article read, in part, “USIAHT has made...

    Cullman area restaurant vies for title of Bama’s Best Chicken Tenders among Flavorful Four finalists

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The 2021 Bama’s Best Chicken Tenders Contest has been narrowed down to a flock of four, with one of Cullman County’s very own making the cut! Online voting determined the Flavorful Four finalists which are, in alphabetical order: Bobby’s Restaurant in EvaThe Chicken...

    Local agencies receive $3.1 million in grants to weatherize homes for elderly, low-income residents

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $3.1 million to assist low-income and elderly Alabama residents with weatherizing their homes to lower energy costs.  According to a release issued by the governor’s office Friday afternoon, the grants support Alabama’s Weatherization Assistance Program which provides...