Above average temps continue through the weekend, More rain next week

  House passes $1.9T pandemic relief bill, sends it to Senate

The bill passed early Saturday flushes cash to individuals, businesses and states battered by COVID-19.
  • National

  COVID-19 bill must drop minimum wage hike, arbiter decides

The hardening opposition suggested that Biden’s first major legislative initiative could encounter unanimous GOP opposition.

TOP STORIES

Montgomery officer Carlos Taylor’s family gets van title, trust fund for medical costs

  I-65 SB reopens after 6-vehicle crash near Hope Hull

Emergency missing, endangered persons alert issued for Mobile girl

Alabama lieutenant governor to skip Senate race in 2022

  Suspect sought in convenience store burglary investigation

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a suspect wanted in a convenience store burglary investigation.
  • Coronavirus

  US advisers endorse single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from J&J

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to quickly follow the recommendation and make J&J’s shot the third vaccine authorized for emergency use in the U.S.

  Dates, times set for second vaccine doses at Montgomery mass clinics

U.S. Attorney Louis V. Franklin announces retirement

UPDATE: Victim struck by train in Opelika identified; death investigation underway

Reward in 17-year missing person case increases

College football to kickoff with Red Tails Classic, ESPN announces

ALEA investigating roadside crash that killed man standing by car

  $45.5M approved for non-public Alabama schools affected by pandemic

Coach Keith Etheredge leaving Oxford for Auburn High

  • National

Nose piercing leads to liver transplant for woman in New York

What started as a beauty statement ended up in a serious infection, And an organ transplant was needed to save her life.

SPORTS

Southern defeats ASU 24-21

Coach Keith Etheredge leaving Oxford for Auburn High

Court documents outline new allegations against Rush Propst

  Virginia fisherman stop in Alabama while attempting to ‘Fish All 50′

When COVID-19 forced college to cancel fall classes last year, best friends Luke Konson and Daniel Balserak decided to do something a little different; so they grabbed their fishing poles, and hit the road.

MORE TOP STORIES

South Alabama drug trafficking suspect captured

  ‘You’ll be surprised’ by medical marijuana bill’s support, lawmaker says

Alabama amends execution procedures

Alex City Schools unveils designs for Benjamin Russell High School

ADPH seeks survey response if you’ve had COVID-19

The Alabama Department of Public Health is asking Alabama residents who had COVID-19 to complete a confidential survey.
  • National

  Tiger Woods transferred to LA hospital after surgery

Tiger Woods has been moved to another Los Angeles hospital after undergoing surgery to his right leg after being badly injured in a car crash.

Lanett bank robber sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison

Pedestrian struck, killed in Autauga County crash

Get the tissues ready! Spring’s arrival is 1-3 weeks earlier than normal

Probate judge reminds voters of Senate District 26 special election Tuesday

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