Prattville pastor dies from COVID-19

The COVID-19 virus has claimed the life of a church pastor in Prattville, leaving the congregation stunned and surprised.

Expansion coming to Pike Road Elementary School

ADPH to remove vaccine supplies from providers who aren’t administering vaccine timely

Police chase ends with Union Springs man’s arrest

Ivey calls Thursday news conference for COVID-19 pandemic update

7 counties to get disaster food assistance months after Hurricane Zeta

Alabama state troopers assist with Biden inaugural security

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Former Dothan superintendent seeking $584,000 from system

Names released after 1 killed in crash involving off-duty Macon County deputy

MPS mourns deaths of 2 employees

Alabama surpasses 6,000 COVID-19 related deaths

Montgomery police charge suspect in January robbery

  Alabama leaders react to President Biden’s inauguration

Your guide to 2021’s best astronomy events, including some great meteor showers

A handful of good to simply stunning meteor showers will occur in 2021.

7 candidates to run for Montgomery City Council District 3 seat

Seven candidates will run for Montgomery City Council District 3 seat, the seat formally held by the late Tracy Larkin.

  Security threat, pandemic affecting inauguration attendance in Alabama delegation

A heightened security risk in Washington, D.C. and a deadly pandemic forced the festivities on Inauguration Day to change. The changes had an impact on attendance for the Alabama delegation.

One man dead after Tuesday night shooting on Chester Ave. in Opelika

One man is dead after a shooting on Chester Ave. in Opelika on Tuesday.

Suspect charged after man dies in Crenshaw County shooting

Former Alabama lawmaker Ed Henry receives last minute Presidential pardon

Alabama healthcare workers find relief in COVID-19 vaccine

  Capital city joins nation in remembering COVID-19 victims

ADPH to launch an online COVID vaccine registration portal to help streamline process.

ADOC launching tech initiative for inmate education, rehabilitation

MPD: Protests could close some downtown streets Wednesday

Montgomery police say there may be some road closures due to Inauguration Day protests.

  Tallassee breaks ground on new multimillion dollar high school

Construction started a few weeks ago, but on Tuesday city school leaders and town officials made it official with a groundbreaking ceremony.

ADPH responds after 4 Alabama senators release letter on COVID-19 vaccine distribution issues

Senators Jim McClendon, Greg Albritton, Tom Whatley and Randy Price released the letter.

Alabama interstate traffic stop leads to stolen ID trafficking arrests

Queen Landor and Brittany Sims were charged with trafficking in stolen identities.

  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.

Alabama museum to restore full-sized mockup of space shuttle

The project announced Tuesday will restore a display that’s been weathering outside the state-run museum in Huntsville for more than 30 years.

Person of interest wanted in Montgomery theft investigation

Police say the theft occurred on Dec. 27, 2020 in the 8200 Block of Eastchase Parkway.

  Warmer with a few clouds today, then rain returns

Highs will likely be at or above 60° for at least next 7 days

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.

World War II veteran in Alex City dies

World War II veteran Tom Roberson has passed away.

Troy student’s death investigation closed, foul play not suspected

An investigation into the death of a Troy University student whose body was found on campus has been closed.

UA mistakenly sends 7,500 COVID-negative email notifications

The technical problem was quickly identified and corrected.

Alabama adds 2,515 COVID cases Tuesday

The state added over 2,000 COVID-19 cases Tuesday, according to data from the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Firefighters battle Montgomery mobile home fire

Montgomery Fire/Rescue got the call shortly before 7:45 p.m. and, once on scene, found the home with smoke and visible flames.

Mac Jones wins the Manning Award

Jones is the first Crimson Tide signal-caller to earn the award after leading the Crimson Tide to a perfect 13-0 record and its 18th national championship in program history.

Montgomery man arrested, charged with Dothan homicide

A Montgomery man has been arrested and charged in connection to a Dothan homicide, according to the Dothan Police Department.

Man who spent 99 days in the hospital with COVID-19 dies shortly after release

Family members confirm that a man who spent 99 days in a Shreveport intensive care unit battling COVID-19 has died.

Inmate captured after fleeing community program in Mobile

An inmate serving time on a drug conviction was captured after escaping from a community-based prison program in Mobile early Tuesday,

  UAB doctors urge public to take vaccine when it’s available

Developing the COVID-19 vaccine happened quickly. Getting it out to the public can’t move quickly enough.

  Montgomery pastors discuss MLK’s message to promote unity in America

The current view of Dexter Avenue in Montgomery tells two different stories; one end open and free, the other blocked and guarded.

ICU bed availability still a concern in Alabama

Despite the overall hospitalization trend downward, the head of Alabama’s Hospital Association says ICU numbers continue to worry him.

  Get ready for the return of some 60s and a good shot of rainfall

Rain showers become likely Thursday and Friday.

Lawmaker planning bill to let Selma residents rename Edmund Pettus Bridge

State Sen. Malika Sanders-Fortier says the bill would create a process to allow Selma residents to determine if there will be a name change.

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin Talks COVID 19

The mayor is thankful for his recovery but he wants people in Birmingham to continue taking the necessary steps to fight against the coronavirus.

  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.

Singer Usher visits Selma to mark MLK Day

A famous singer/songwriter made a stop in Alabama Monday to commemorate Martin Luther King Day.

Montgomery joins nationwide initiative to mourn those lost to COVID-19

Some of downtown Montgomery’s buildings and landmarks will be illuminated in amber hues Tuesday night.

  Alabama Army and Air National Guard & Airmen at Maxwell Air Force Base get vaccine

Vaccines are currently voluntary and will be administered via appointment only.

  Montgomery police investigate Eastern Boulevard shooting

Montgomery police are investigating a Monday afternoon shooting in the 2800 block of Eastern Boulevard.

Man injured Monday in Montgomery shooting

A shooting left a man injured in Montgomery Monday, according to police.

Alabama adds 1,430 new COVID cases Monday

The state added 1,430 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Jeremy Pruitt fired as Tennessee head football coach, acting head coach named

Hired as the 26th head football coach at UT on December 7th of 2017, Jeremy Pruitt has been relieved of his duties as top Vol.

Baptist Health expands COVID-19 vaccinations

Baptist Health announced that it is officially expanding its COVID-19 vaccinations.

ADPH releases map of COVID-19 vaccination locations

The Alabama Department of Public Health has created a map that shows sites other than hospitals that have been selected to receive doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

42-year-old man thrown from the car, killed in Wilcox County accident

Alabama State Troopers said Kelvin Dewayne Montgomery of Camden was killed when he drove off the road and overturned on Alabama 221, about a mile west of Camden.

2 more MPS schools go virtual after rise in COVID cases

Two more Montgomery Public Schools have been placed under quarantine after a rise in COVID-19 cases.

Police: Suspect charged after altercation leads to fatal shooting

A person has been charged with murder after a shooting Sunday in Montgomery.

1 dead after multi-vehicle crash in Montgomery Sunday

A person is dead after a three-vehicle crash in Montgomery Sunday, according to police.

Federal Court: Ala. driver’s license policy violates rights of transgender people

Three transgender individuals sued the state after being denied accurate driver’s licenses.

  Sunshine sticks around for now, but rain returns soon

Highs head for the 60s beginning Tuesday, with rain chances by Thursday.

Freedom Rides Museum looking to bounce back from challenges due to the pandemic

The Freedom Rides Museum has made many adjustments to how visitors tour the museum.

Single-vehicle crash on I-85 leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

Montgomery police say one person was killed and another was injured in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 85 northbound early Sunday morning.

  ASU closes campus as precaution ahead of possible protests

Alabama State University has decided to close its campus as a precaution for possible protests ahead of Inauguration Day.

  Montgomery remembers District 3 Councilman Tracy Larkin

On Saturday, Montgomery remembered longtime city council member Tracy Larkin who passed away on Jan. 5th.

  Chilly but sunny weekend, then a warm-up next week

Still a chilly weekend with highs only around or just above 50.

  Program honoring Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy airing on WSFA 12 News

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

Junior League to hold rummage sale next week

The Junior League of Montgomery will be hosting its rummage sale next week.

2 MPS schools to go virtual as precaution ahead of possible protests

Two schools near downtown Montgomery will be virtual as a precaution to possible protests ahead of Inauguration Day.

Arrest made in Friday night fatal shooting in Montgomery

Montgomery police say a man was arrested after a fatal shooting in Montgomery Friday night.

  Suspect charged with murder after body found behind church in Seale

The Russell County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Friday that 28-year-old Samantha Malasig has been charged with murder.

  State Superintendent concerned about winter months for in-person learning

State Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey says he has concerns about COVID’s impact on schools over the next few months and the ability to maintain full in person learning.

  Some downtown Montgomery streets closing for possible protests

Montgomery officials say select downtown streets will close in response to protests planned in capital cities across the country ahead of Inauguration Day.

  UPDATE: Woman dies following vehicle accident on Hwy. 280 near Opelika

71-year-old Margie Hilyer of Salem died from her injuries at East Alabama Medical Center.

  ADPH disputes CDC vaccine ranking

Alabama Public Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris said there was a reporting problem. Some vaccination records were kicked out by computers. The health department’s IT workers have been working on correcting the information all week.

Ivey activates 500 more National Guard soldiers ahead of inauguration

Gov. Kay Ivey’s office has confirmed that more Alabama National Guard soldiers have been activated for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

  Grandmother, young grandchildren rescued from Alex City house fire

Firefighters say there is no doubt in their minds had the call come in 60 seconds later this would be an entirely different story.

Suspect still sought in November Montgomery homicide case

Authorities are still searching for Pierre Woods.

  MainStreet Family Care offering vaccinations

MainStreet Family Care is offering vaccinations at its Alabama clinics.