Alabama stay at home order goes into effect Saturday

The governor’s order means everyone must stay home except when they need to perform “essential activities,” which the order lays out.

Troy University celebrating prom in a fun way

Georgia man dead, 2 others injured in Eufaula shooting

26 deaths, over 1,500 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Alabama

Warming trend continues, sunshine sticks around

  Pedestrian killed in crash near I-85 NB/Chantilly Parkway

  American Diabetes Association urges Gov. Ivey to ease costs for diabetics during pandemic

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21 dead, over 1,500 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Alabama

Federal changes made to SNAP due to coronavirus

March of Dimes launches virtual campaign

  Macon County Schools prepared for alternate education methods

Alabama National Guard dispels social media rumors about mobilization

Model forecasts Alabama hitting coronavirus peak mid-April

  Alabama farmers remain tough against COVID-19 pandemic

If there is one bright spot in the pandemic, it’s people like Lynn Harrison who long ago decided he would not let the coronavirus get the best of him.

Alabama attorney general: Montgomery’s store crowd limits ‘unenforceable’

Montgomery police are at grocery stores and big box stores to enforce an order that limits the number of people inside.

  Robocalls advertising fake coronavirus-related products and bogus deals

Robocalls have turned from the usual social security fraud scams to coronavirus-related messages. The FTC says some are peddling fake products, and others are looking to cash in on stimulus checks.

Auburn University coaches launch PSA that calls for “teamwork” in keeping safe from coronavirus

Auburn University coaches Gus Malzahn, Bruce Pearl and Butch Thompson are teaming up to encourage you to help in the fight against the coronavirus.

UAB’s COVID-19 testing site hours are changing, thousands screened

Hyundai plant worker dies after COVID-19 illness

Several municipalities enforce curfews amid COVID-19

Alabama prison system sets up COVID-19 testing list

Trump campaign calls Sessions ‘delusional’ in letter

  Resources for assistance during the coronavirus outbreak

1 killed in head-on crash in Enterprise

A New Brockton man has died in an early morning crash, according to the Enterprise Police Department.

City of Birmingham considering extension of shelter-in-place order

It will not affect anyone’s ability to report to work at businesses that are permitted to remain open, utilize curbside pickup for restaurants, grocery stores, or go to medical appointments.

  ‘Fight, flee or freeze’ reaction to COVID-19 impacts economy, experts say

How we respond to threats individually can be an important element in how our community responds as a whole.

Abducted DeKalb County toddler found; juvenile runaway in custody

An abduction that triggered an Amber Alert has ended with a toddler safe and the young girl who took him in custody.

Identities, location of suspects wanted by MPD

The Montgomery Police Department is looking to identify and locate three suspects wanted in an investigation involving the fraudulent use of a credit card.

  MPS lays out plans for students to finish school year

Schools are performing a survey now to determine what technology devices are available to students to make sure they can access work.

  Sunny weather to last into the weekend

No chance of rain for several more days

1,270 confirmed cases of COVID-19 now in Alabama

Alabama now has over 1,100 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health’s data map.

One-day Covid-19 testing sites coming to some central Alabama counties

The clinics will be by **appointment only** and you must call in advance.

How technology is helping Nick Saban coach during COVID-19

For the first time, outside of a few public service announcements, Nick Saban is speaking out about how COVID-19 has impacted him and the Crimson Tide football program.

Mayor Reed issues warning to businesses not following state health order

Mayor Reed says failure to comply is a criminal offense and can result in either a fine or arrest.

Inmate in custody after 21-hour search in Covington County

Covington County Sheriff Blake Turman says a man who left work release Wednesday is back in custody.

  Experts say watch out for common touch points to avoid COVID-19 spread

Experts say that its important to disinfect common touch points, wash your hands, and avoid touching your face.

  Residents spread kindness by providing lunch for nearly 2,000 first responders

Former Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange, his Chief of Staff Mac McLeod, and other former staffers and friends provided nearly 2,000 meals for firefighters, law enforcement, maintenance, sanitation and local hospital workers

  Covington County’s largest employer reports positive COVID-19 case

A south Alabama manufacturing facility says one of its employees has tested positive for COVID-19.

  Editorial: Ways to spend time with family during the COVID-19 pandemic

If you are at home, make the best of it when you can by spending quality time with your families.

Ivey order allows for release of some county jail inmates

Alabama's governor's order allows for county jails to reduce the number of inmates they house “in a way that does not jeopardize public safety.”

Alabama cuts medical ‘red tape’ to speed COVID-19 response

Gov. Kay Ivey’s office says she’s continue efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in several new ways.

Auburn equipment manager ‘sews’ how to help during COVID-19

Auburn Equipment Manager Dana Marquez is using his sewing skills to aid in the fight against the coronavirus.

  Curfew announced for all of Montgomery County

Several other municipalities in central Alabama have announced curfews.

Opp police suspect turns himself in after media segment

Shawn Sanders was wanted by the Opp Police Department regarding first-degree theft of property and third-degree burglary warrants.

Montgomery gets rotted masks from national stockpile

Emergency management director Christi Thornton says the shipment of 5,880 procedure masks received last week were unusable.

Pandemic could wipe out 225K Alabama restaurant, hotel jobs

The Alabama Restaurant & Hospitality Association makes a dire prediction, but is working to limit the damage.

March 2020: Montgomery’s mean temperatures were the warmest on record

It was also the hottest March we’ve seen in the Capital City since 2012

Employee at federal prison in Talladega tests positive for coronavirus

Social visits are suspended. Inmate telephone system minutes will be increased to 500 minutes per calendar month Bureau-wide.

  Ivey reiterates reason for no shelter-in-place order

Alabama's governor held an hour-long question and answer segment on Twitter Thursday afternoon.

Doctors rely on telehealth to see patients during COVID-19 pandemic

In a time where people are encouraged not to leave their houses, doctors are using technology to give patients the attention needed.

Alabama is getting more than $4,000,000 to help public safety agencies respond to coronavirus crisis

Funds may be used to hire personnel, pay overtime costs, cover protective equipment and supplies, address correctional inmates’ medical needs and defray expenses related to the distribution of resources to hard-hit areas, among other activities.

Ala. Supreme Court extends suspension of in-person proceedings

The Alabama Supreme Court has extended its suspension of all in-person proceedings until April 30.

  Tuesday’s confirmed tornado total climbs to 5

The National Weather Service office in Birmingham says it has confirmed two more tornadoes in south central Alabama following Tuesday storms

  Social Security recipients will automatically receive stimulus check

The Treasury announced in a reversal Wednesday, that Social Security beneficiaries who typically do not file a tax return will automatically receive the $1,200 payment.

Judge Roy Moore to hold press conference about pastor charged for holding services during stay-at-home order

Pastor Tony Spell says Judge Roy Moore has been hired to represent his church and defend him against criminal charges.

Mothers of reinvention: Auburn team makes emergency ventilators from CPAP machines

The Auburn University engineering professors, students and alumni have successfully re-purposed a standard CPAP machine into a functional emergency ventilator for health care providers during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis.

  Q&A: Alabama state health officer speaks in-depth about COVID-19 response

State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris spoke more in-depth about the progress Alabama is making in the fight to reduce the spread of the coronavirus Wednesday.

Arrest made after March 19 shooting turns fatal

An arrest has been made in a March homicide case, according to the Montgomery Police Department.

  Victim identified in Wednesday night homicide

The Montgomery Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another injured Wednesday night.

  Montgomery business launches t-shirt drive to support LifeSouth

While we’re all staying home to prevent the spread of coronavirus, many of us are looking for more we can do to help in the midst of this pandemic.

2nd Huntsville teacher tests positive for COVID-19

A teacher at Huntsville Junior High School has tested positive for COVID-19.

  Police: Man found fatally shot on Cherry Street

The circumstances surrounding the shooting remain under investigation.

  DOC inmates at two facilities now making masks for staff and inmates

A staff member at Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore County has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Alabama Department of Corrections said.

Andalusia man wanted by Opp police

Shawn Wesley Sanders is wanted by the Opp Police Department regarding first-degree theft of property and third-degree burglary warrants.

  3 tornadoes touched down in Alabama Tuesday, NWS says

The National Weather Service is assessing damage from Tuesday’s storms.

Prattville police searching for convenience store burglary suspect

The Prattville Police Department is currently investigating a burglary and theft that happened Monday just before midnight.

An absolutely perfect stretch of days ahead

Next couple of mornings are cool while afternoons are comfortable and seasonable!

  Eufaula begins cleanup after EF-2 tornado

Tuesday morning’s tornado delivered a solid punch to the County Club of Alabama neighborhood in the Barbour County city of Eufaula.

  Curfew being considered in Lee County due to COVID-19 outbreak

Lee County officials urge people to follow social distancing guidelines.

  Doctor warns Montgomery will have ‘explosion’ of COVID-19 cases

Dr. David Thrasher said the next 30 days will be really bad for Montgomery, predicting there will be an “explosion” of cases and that more efforts need to be made to flatten the curve.

Jonesboro remains under curfew as utility crews, police work to provide help

Preliminary results from the NWS in Memphis said the Jonesboro tornado had max winds of 140 m.p.h.

UPDATE: Shelby Co. teenager better after testing positive for COVID-19

Anderson said he and his wife decided Sara should be checked for the Coronavirus so they kept her isolated until she could be tested Tuesday morning. By Wednesday evening they had confirmation she was infected.

Lake Martin area to see no trespassing signs amid pandemic

Those looking to escape the boredom of being stuck at home during a pandemic are about to discover something new at the lake.

  Gov. Kay Ivey: Census 2020 now more important than ever

Ivey says if Alabama’s count falls shy of the 72 percent participation rate recorded in the 2010 Census, the state would likely experience reduced representation in Congress, the loss of millions of dollars in Census-derived community funding, and reduced economic development opportunities.

COVID-19 United Relief Fund now open for nonprofit applications

The Community COVID-19 United Relief Fund will focus on 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations

  PCA adopts new senior tradition due to pandemic

Prattville Christian Academy started a new senior tradition for 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ala. funeral homes limit service sizes during pandemic

Each funeral home establishment will follow several steps as they work with families to plan a funeral in the wake of a pandemic

Alabama small businesses urged to apply for financial relief

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is urging small business owners to begin taking steps to prepare to apply for federal relief.

Academy Sports ordered to close Dothan location, other stores will follow

Other retailers will also likely be shut down, as police investigate numerous complaints.

Hyundai sees total sales drop by double-digits

Hyundai Motor America released its quarterly sales figures Wednesday, and the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are clear.

  17 dead, 1,000 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Alabama

As of Wednesday morning, there are over 1,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus across the state of Alabama.