The university is announcing limited furloughs of staff who are unable to work effectively off-campus in the current distance learning and remote work model, and UAB Medicine is announcing salary reductions for clinical faculty and staff.
Blue Bell will be paying $19.35 million in fines and their former president, Paul Kruse, has been charged with seven felony counts alleging that he attempted to cover up what the company knew about a listeria outbreak in 2015.
As Alabama enters its safer-at-home order and retail stores reopen, unemployment claims continue to pour into the Department of Labor. Since March 16, $424 million in COVID-19-related benefits have been processed.
The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, as part of its TechMGM initiative, is partnering with the U.S. Air Force to host a team of military and private sector app developers for a new software development project called BESPIN.
Since Attorney General Steve Marshall indicated selling hemp oil is now legal in the state, prospective growers and proprietors believe they're getting in on the ground floor. One CBD oil seller in south Alabama is making it her business to be out front with the product.
Farmers are still monitoring the impact of Hurricane Michael on their livestock. There have been reports of unexpected animal deaths in areas impacted by the storm - including southeast Alabama, Georgia and Florida.