Renovations bring Cottage Hill storefronts back to life

Robotic pets create companionship for dementia patients

  Alabama looks to reconnect residents with billion dollars worth of unclaimed property

  Eastdale Mall set to raise curtains on newly renovated cinemas

Dead dogs, piglets, mounds of trash dumped on Alabama road

  Montgomery County probate displays historic archives for Black History Month

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Selma declares annual honor for civil rights activist Reese

  Married 72 years, Montgomery couple gives advice on love

  Young Montgomery native first from state to make U.S. Ski team

  County Road 12: Surf’s always up for Pike Road man

Montgomery Area Food Bank puts McKenzie Scott donation to use

IGNITE! encourages minority businesses to participate in statewide count

  MsCraftprincess and her handcrafted greeting cards

Brenda Coone worked with the state for 31 years. When she retired, she decided to turn a hobby into a full time job.

  WATCH: Program honoring Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy airs on WSFA 12 News

WSFA 12 News will host a 30-minute special honoring Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.

  200-year-old corn crib restored

After a lot of sweat and hard work, this centuries old shed is standing strong again.

  Girl Scouts launch ‘Hometown Heroes’ supporting frontline workers

The Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama have launched the annual Hometown Heroes program to support those who serve and the girl scout cookie program at the same time.

Fast food chicken chain to open 4 Montgomery area stores

  Historic St. James Hotel in Selma reopens

  Alabama Family Central website connects families to resources

  HGTV’s ‘Home Town Takeover’ wraps up Wetumpka filming

  National School Choice Week helps parents understand options

Regions Bank offers help managing money, becoming ‘financially fit’

7 counties to get disaster food assistance months after Hurricane Zeta

Hurricane Zeta may be long gone but the effects of the storm that slammed Alabama in late October are still present for many.

  Montgomery’s MLK Student Perspectives Contest winners named

The winners of the City of Montgomery’s virtual contest to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. have been announced.

Ivey proclaims National Day of Racial Healing in Alabama

In conjunction with states across the nation, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey proclaimed Tuesday as National Day of Racial Healing.

  WSFA officially donates old Delano Avenue facility to Mercy House

It’s been a long time in the making, but WSFA 12 News has some big news to share about our old television station facility on East Delano Avenue. It has a new tenant.

  Girl Scouts kick off 2021 Cookie Season with ‘cookie drive-through’

The Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama officially kicked off the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Season with a “cookie drive-through.”

  Montgomery to mark virtual commemoration of 2021 MLK Day

The City of Montgomery has debuted a new virtual competition and launched an online repository of community activities to celebrate the life and legacy of the late reverend and Civil Rights leader.

  New COVID clinic opens Tuesday at Elmore Community Hospital

Elmore Community Hospital will open a new COVID Clinic Tuesday as cases continue to rise across Alabama.

  ‘Ready, Set, Pitch’ offers entrepreneurs opportunity to pitch their businesses

A competition, geared toward black-owned businesses, is hoping to give entrepreneurs a boost.

  UPS driver delivers help after hawk crashes into home

When a west Alabama family found themselves staring at a Christmas Eve catastrophe, it was a UPS driver who helped deliver a solution.

Renaissance Montgomery looks to hire 32 at January job fair

The Renaissance Hotel and Spa in Montgomery will host a job fair in January.

  Non-profit pays off mortgage of fallen Montgomery paramedic’s family home

Nine months have passed since Montgomery paramedic David Mimm’s family was devastated by a crash that took his life. His family has struggled to move forward without him, but on Monday they were given a major boost.

  Salvation Army falls short of kettle donation goal, still time to give

Despite not meeting their 2020 kettle season goal of raising $230,000, the Salvation Army wants to thank those who did donate and remind the public it isn’t too late.

  More than 1,300 coats donated during annual Coats for Comfort drive

More than 1,300 coats were donated during the annual Coats for Comfort drive this year.

  County Road 12: Elmore man restores 1920’s windmill

There’s just something about a childhood memory.

Montgomery’s Metro Fitness to permanently close due to pandemic

As we come to the end of the year, many businesses are finding they can’t afford to stay open and making tough decisions to close their doors

2 Montgomery organizations get part of $4 billion Scott donation

The wealthy ex-wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, has promised to give away the majority of her money, and she has a team of advisors working to do just that.

Montgomery warming center opens Thursday, Friday

The Montgomery EMA and the City of Montgomery will open a warming center as temperatures are forecast to drop below freezing.

Alabama couple to quietly mark 73rd wedding anniversary

These lifelong residents of Greenville have lived in the same house the entirety of their marriage, a quiet event that, on this upcoming Monday, will have started 26,664 days ago.

Governor’s Mansion opens for Candlelight Christmas Tours

“This is the people’s house, and I want to share it with them during this special Christmas season,” said Ivey.

  Live Christmas trees make a comeback in 2020

2020 may have shut down a lot of things, but it seems to have reignited the passion for live Christmas trees.

Montgomery’s Whitewater project still on schedule despite hiccup

“We are talking with all of the parties involved to come to an agreement because everybody wants the water park, including us," said Salvation Army Lt. Tonya Farrington.

Sorority sisters surprise Salvation Army with large donation

Indi Burton and her fellow sorority sister rolled in with bicycles and large bags of gifts, a major surprise for the Salvation Army.

Older Driver Safety Awareness Week highlights options for aging drivers

Older Driver Safety Awareness Week is an important week to highlight the role of transportation and mobility in keeping older adults active in their communities.

  Hundreds fill 2 parking lots for food boxes in Alex City

The pandemic has forced some contemplation, a call to action, and the helping of those who are less fortunate.

Luverne seniors still get help, food from closed care center

The owner of an adult day care in south Alabama has found a way to overcome the pandemic and to see the smiling faces of her clients each day.

City of Opelika suspends cemetery rules through the holidays

The Mayor of Opelika and Public Works Director issued an order to suspend the rules at the cemeteries starting December 8 through January 3, 2021.

Hotel at Auburn unveiling gingerbread village for 10th year

The Hotel at Auburn University will unveil its gingerbread village Sunday for the 10th year.

TechMGM hosts Computer Science Education Week events and competition

Monday kicks off Computer Science Education Week with a series of events and competitions to connect students with professionals in the computer science industry.

Record-breaking $48,000 donated at WSFA 12 News’ annual 12′s Day of Giving

The River Region community donated a record-breaking $48,000 at the 2020 12′s Day of Giving Friday!

12’s Day of Giving

The annual 12's Day of Giving is Dec. 4, 2020.

2020 Christmas events in the WSFA viewing area

Looking for any holiday events for your area? We’re gathering a list from cities around our viewing area!

Alabama sees 3,531 new COVID-19 cases Thursday

While that didn’t beat the record of 3,928 set the day before, it is the third straight day in which the state has topped at least 3,000 cases.

ASU, Academy surprise Friendship Mission for the holidays

ASU athletes and Academy Sports+Outdoors partnered to surprise representatives of Montgomery’s Friendship Mission with gifts and gift cards for those in need.

Mayor teases Montgomery public transportation announcement

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed teased a major announcement during a Facebook Live conversation he had with AARP Alabama Wednesday.

  For Alabama trucker driving 69 years, it’s been quite a ride

To say Billy Dean Faircloth has a lot of experience driving logging trucks would be a gross understatement.

Montgomery Co. Health Department to offer 2 drive-up COVID-19 testing clinics next week

The Montgomery County Health Department will be offering two drive-up COVID-19 testing clinics next week.

Montgomery churches, synagogue take part in national debt relief charity

It is a staggering number. About 45 percent of all bankruptcies in Montgomery County alone are tied to massive medical debts.

  Injured Montgomery officer’s family gets keys to new van

More than a month after the community and local businesses surprised an injured Montgomery police officer and his family with a new van, they’re finally getting to use it.

  Non-profit to give out 100 turkeys to Montgomery families in need

A non-profit organization is preparing turkeys for families in need of a meal on Thanksgiving.

  Ninth annual Alabama job fair set to go virtual

It’s all part of Congresswoman Terri Sewell’s ninth annual job fair, but the first time it will be done online.

Angel Tree: Help provide Christmas gifts for a child this year

The Salvation Army of Montgomery’s annual Angel Tree program is underway.

Coats for Comfort campaign underway in Montgomery

Henig Furs and WSFA 12 News are asking for your help with our Coats for Comfort campaign.

  Fundraiser started to save financially strapped Alabama and Lyric theatres

The nonprofit organization that owns and operates the Alabama Theatre and Lyric Theatre started a fundraiser to keep the Birmingham landmarks in operation through the end of the year.

  County Road 12: Alabama Junior Rodeo comes to Luverne

The dirt will be flying in Luverne, Alabama, Saturday and Sunday.

  Restaurants to raise money for Friendship Mission during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

In honor of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, select Montgomery restaurants will donate portions of their proceeds to help support the Friendship Mission.

Apple highlights Macon County principal on Veterans Day

Apple CEO Tim Cook highlighted an Alabama educator Wednesday as the tech company celebrates Veterans Day.

  Salvation Army’s 2020 Red Kettle campaign to start early, needs volunteers

The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign will kick off earlier than normal this year.

  Elmore County Food Pantry sounds call for donations

The pantry serves around 700 families and they are what many refer to as “food insecure.” Now, the pantry is asking for help filling its shelves.

Frazer UMC mourns passing of music minister who served nearly 70 years

One of Montgomery’s largest churches is mourning the loss of a life-long member who made it his mission to share the gospel through music.

  Mid-Alabama Coalition for the Homeless kicks off annual blanket drive

As we head into the coldest months of the year, the Mid-Alabama Coalition for the Homeless kicks off its annual blanket drive to help those stay warm.

  MFR presents donations to Montgomery cancer foundations

Montgomery Fire Rescue is giving back to the community.

  Montgomery Humane Shelter overloaded with kittens, needs foster families

The Montgomery Humane Shelter has more kittens than it can care for and needs foster families to take them home.

Alabama Lawn Mowing Man feels hopeful one week after green card denied

Rodney Smith Jr., a Huntsville resident who legally came to the states from Bermuda 15 years ago, is feeling hopeful and overwhelmed by the community’s encouragement.

  Downtown Wellness Series starts Monday in Montgomery

A new initiative kicks off Monday to get Montgomery moving.

2020 Halloween events in the WSFA viewing area

Looking for Halloween times and trick-or-treating events in your area? We’re gathering a list from cities around our viewing area.

  Spiritual Wealth: A new book from Christian financial advisor

Marc Hall seemed to be living the dream.

  Red Ribbon Week pushes anti-drug abuse message to kids

Red Ribbon Week, the country’s oldest and largest drug abuse prevention program aimed at school children, wraps up Friday.

LAMP graduate launches historic magazine at UA

A Montgomery student is making history at the University of Alabama.