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What to expect on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, according to Auburn professor
By Auburn University With the pandemic keeping many Americans away from brick-and-mortar stores, online shopping will be a big emphasis this year. Incentives such as free shipping, curbside pickup and delivery guarantees could help determine which retailers thrive, says Dora Bock, Auburn University associate professor of marketing. (Getty Images) As the holiday shopping frenzy of […]...
Birmingham Times at Friday, November 27, 2020 11:13:05 AM


Human remains found in Jefferson County Thanksgiving Day
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) -- The Jefferson County Sheriffs Office is investigating human remains that were found in the woods in Jefferson County on Thanksgiving. The department was notified by a citizen that skeletal remains were discovered inside a shed within a wooded hunting area near the 5700 block of Woodland Drive. According to the Jefferson [...]...
CBS 42 at Friday, November 27, 2020 8:07:56 AM
Awe-inspiring Alabama
These are some of the places in the state that stir us.
Alabama Power at Friday, November 27, 2020 8:00:55 AM
James Spann: Light rain for Alabama tonight, big soaking Sunday
The coldest air so far this season arrives Monday.
Alabama Power at Friday, November 27, 2020 7:50:11 AM
Pro-Trump donor suing Houston group over failure to prove voter fraud in 2020 election
After donating over $2 million to the Houston-based True the Vote, he says he never received any further updates.
CBS 42 at Friday, November 27, 2020 7:36:00 AM
Bama's Jones, Auburn's Nix playing well entering Iron Bowl
Alabama quarterback Mac Jones was a skinny three-star recruit who had to wait in a daunting line for a starting shot. Bo Nix arrived at Auburn as a prized recruit and has started every game since. They have taken different career paths but both enter Saturdays Iron Bowl playing well. Jones has emerged as a [...]...
CBS 42 at Friday, November 27, 2020 5:57:09 AM
Turkey theft brings Thanksgiving trouble for small business in east Alabama
SALEM, Ala. (WRBL) -- On the night before Thanksgiving, 13 turkeys were stolen from Backwater BBQ in Salem. After I got through crying, I got angry. I got very angry. I'm a simple man, I live by a simple code, and part of that code is you take care of family. They stole from my [...]...
CBS 42 at Friday, November 27, 2020 5:43:04 AM
Central AL Forecast: Weather pattern stays fairly active through the weekend
We'll see a few showers today, but better rain chances on Sunday.
CBS 42 at Friday, November 27, 2020 4:44:00 AM
The week in bankruptcies: Oasis Day Spa & Hair Salon Inc..
Birmingham area bankruptcy courts recorded one business filing - including zero with total debt above $1 million - during the week that ended November 20, 2020. Year to date through November 20, 2020, the court recorded 28 Chapter 7 or Chapter 11 business bankruptcy filings, a 75 percent increase from the same span the prior year. Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection typically provides for the liquidation of a business assets to satisfy creditor claims, while Chapter 11 protection enables a business...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:36:11 PM
Shoppers camp out in Alabaster for new gaming systems
Alabaster, Ala. (WIAT) -- Many people will be online shopping this year because of the pandemic, but some are still shopping in person. Some are even camping out for a spot in line. Several people out in Alabaster are camping outside the store waiting to buy the next-generation consoles PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series. Most [...]...
CBS 42 at Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:28:16 PM
More young people being hospitalized with COVID-19, UAB doctor says
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- As coronavirus cases continue to rise across all parts of Alabama, UAB is also noticing a rising trend of young people being hospitalized with the virus. Dr. Selwyn Vickers, the Dean UAB School of Medicine, says they don't know why they're becoming more susceptible to the virus. We are surprisingly seeing [...]...
CBS 42 at Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:18:55 PM
Man arrested after leading police on chase through downtown Birmingham before flipping car into drai
BROOKSIDE, Ala. (WIAT) -- The Brookside Police Department has arrested a man after he led officers on a brief pursuit that included downtown Birmingham before wrecking the vehicle early Thursday morning. According to Brookside PD, an officer performed a traffic stop on a vehicle on I-22 around 1:15 a.m. Raheem Shabazz was the driver of [...]...
CBS 42 at Thursday, November 26, 2020 6:51:39 PM
Thanksgiving celebrated by tailgating amid the pandemic
TUSCALOOSA Ala. (WIAT) -- During Thanksgiving 2020, some people chose to gather in their homes, but some others took a different route by tailgating. At the Coaches Corner in Tuscaloosa, dozens of families came together to celebrate and since the park is a few miles from Bryant Denny Stadium many are preparing for the Iron [...]...
CBS 42 at Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:53:07 PM
Woman charged with shooting at husband at Huntsville hotel
Huntsville police say Inez Fuqua fired 14 shots at her husband and missed them all, but he had his own gun and didn't miss.
CBS 42 at Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:17:45 PM
Alabama Powers Tequila Smith named as a BBJ 2020 Woman to Watch
Awards highlight women who have emerged as key leaders in their companies or organizations.
Alabama Power at Thursday, November 26, 2020 4:00:09 PM
Football preview: No. 1 Alabama welcomes No. 22 Auburn for Sabanless Iron Bowl
A weekly look at all Alabama college and select high school football games.
Alabama Power at Thursday, November 26, 2020 2:00:02 PM
Officer who shot EJ Bradford named in federal lawsuit
HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) -- The Hoover police officer who shot and killed Emantic Fitzgerald EJ Bradford Jr. during a shooting at the Riverchase Galleria in 2018 has now been identified. In an amended lawsuit filed by Bradford's family, Ofc. David Alexander was named as the police officer who shot Bradford on Nov. 22, 2018 at [...]...
CBS 42 at Thursday, November 26, 2020 1:39:38 PM
Homewood Police renew hardwood rivalry with Exceptional Foundation
Instead of a game, this year's event consisted of basketball skills competitions.
Alabama Power at Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:00:10 PM
Afraid of needles? Promising nasal COVID-19 vaccine tested at UAB moving forward
We are all preparing for it. Hopefully, very soon, we might expect to roll up our sleeves and take a … Continue reading Afraid of needles? Promising nasal COVID-19 vaccine tested at UAB moving forward The post Afraid of needles? Promising nasal COVID-19 vaccine tested at UAB moving forward appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:57:34 AM
5,000 Alabama students haven't shown up for any sort of class
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's state education superintendent says preliminary reports indicate that more than 5,000 students haven't shown up for any sort of classes, virtual or in-person. Eric Mackey says they're likely to have a hard time catching up — and the enrollment drop could mean the loss of hundreds of teachers. That's because [...]...
CBS 42 at Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:27:47 AM
Birmingham man charged with 2018 murder of Justin Lett
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- An arrest has ben made in the cold case murder of Justin Lett, a 28-year-old man who was found dead in an alley in Birmingham two years ago. After an extensive investigation, detectives from the Birmingham Police Department's Cold Case Unit presented the information gathered on the case to the Jefferson [...]...
CBS 42 at Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:28:51 AM
Happy Thanksgiving, Birmingham! Heres what the Bham Now team is thankful for this year
This Thanksgiving may look a bit different, but the Bham Now team is just as thankful. From curbside pickup and … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving, Birmingham! Here’s what the Bham Now team is thankful for this year The post Happy Thanksgiving, Birmingham! Here’s what the Bham Now team is thankful for this year appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:15:33 AM
Embrace the season of Thanksgiving with Cant Miss Alabama
A day to reflect and express thanks.
Alabama Power at Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:00:23 AM
Hospitals brace for post-Thanksgiving COVID surge
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama hospitals are bracing for a post holiday surge in COVID-19 cases. Infections were already rising before Thanksgiving gatherings. Health officials fear there will be a new wave of cases after the holiday. Dr. Don Williamson, the former state health officer who now heads the Alabama Hospital Association, said most hospitals [...]...
CBS 42 at Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:30:25 AM
Even in 2020, Alabamians find reasons to be thankful
In trying times, counting our blessings can be a challenge.
Alabama Power at Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:00:37 AM
James Spann: Dry Thanksgiving for north, central Alabama
Light showers will remain possible over the southern quarter of the state.
Alabama Power at Thursday, November 26, 2020 7:50:22 AM
How to add some spice to your Thanksgiving side dishes
Pelham, Ala. (WIAT)- Are you looking for a way to add a different flavor to your Thanksgiving side dishes? CBS 42s Conan Gasque talked with Criss Smiley from Smiley Brothers Specialty Food about how to elevate your side dishes.
CBS 42 at Thursday, November 26, 2020 7:34:13 AM
Butcher shop offers advice on cooking a turkey
PELHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- A lot of people are getting ready to cook their Thanksgiving meal and the center piece of the meal will be the turkey. Criss Smiley from Smiley Brothers Specialty Foods in Pelham talked with CBS 42s Conan Gasque about how to cook the perfect turkey.
CBS 42 at Thursday, November 26, 2020 7:14:59 AM
No. 22 Auburn has chance to spoil No. 1 Tide's season again
Theres one sure way to make Auburn fans move past lingering bad memories of the Tigers unexpected loss at South Carolina last month. Spoiling top-ranked Alabamas season this week would make Auburn's year. Itd also be the best way to remind Auburn fans that the Tigers ended the Crimson Tides playoff hopes by winning last [...]...
CBS 42 at Thursday, November 26, 2020 6:01:51 AM
Central AL Forecast: Dry Thanksgiving leads to more rain chances this weekend
Even though clouds will hang out, we'll stay dry for Thanksgiving Day.
CBS 42 at Thursday, November 26, 2020 4:44:00 AM
22 locations in Jefferson County to Dispose of Household Cooking Oil
jccal.org Jefferson County has 22 locations where residents can properly dispose of turkey frying oil this Thanksgiving by recycling it. “We know frying turkeys and other foods for Thanksgivings is popular this time of year,” said Tony Petelos, Jefferson County CEO and County Manager. “However, the cooking oil and grease that is used in the […]...
Birmingham Times at Thursday, November 26, 2020 2:01:28 AM
Local dance studios follow COVID-19 protocols in order to perform
VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (WIAT) -- Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, athletes and artists have adjusted to the new normal, including dancers. Dance studios across the country are implementing plenty of COVID-19 protocols, like performers wearing masks at all times and social distancing in the studio. Encore Performance Company in Vestavia Hills won't allow parents inside the [...]...
CBS 42 at Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:51:38 AM
CDC considering shortening quarantine time for COVID-19 exposure
(WIAT) — The CDC is considering changing its quarantine guidelines for people that have come into contact with COVID-19. Current guidelines mandate a 14-day quarantine for those exposed, even if you test negative. The guideline change would reduce the 14-day quarantine to 7-10 days for those exposed to COVID-19. Officials said with diagnostic testing available, [...]...
CBS 42 at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:11:22 PM
Fans still excited for Iron Bowl after Saban contracts COVID-19
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) -- The Alabama Crimson Tide will play the Auburn Tigers without head coach Nick Saban for Saturday's Iron Bowl in Tuscaloosa. The University announced Wednesday that Saban has tested positive for COVID-19. Tad Joy and his family are praying for Coach Saban and his family hoping that the legendary football coach will [...]...
CBS 42 at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:01:18 PM
2 businesses burglarized in Montgomery County
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — The Montgomery County Sheriffs Office is currently investigating two business burglaries that occurred in Ramer and Pike Road. Investigators advise that on November 25, 2020, at approximately 3:07 a.m., two black men made unlawful entry into a gas station located in the 29000 block of Troy Hwy, Ramer, Ala. The unknown [...]...
CBS 42 at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 9:23:28 PM
AEA: Students are using doctors notes to get out of quarantine
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WAIT) --The Alabama Education Association is working with the board of medical examiners to standardize student quarantine policies. AUA said students have been getting doctors notes to get them back in class sooner than the CDC or Alabama Department of Public Health recommends. In doing so, other students, teachers, and staff are being [...]...
CBS 42 at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 8:00:57 PM
Fisherman recounts discovering whale in Alabamas Mobile Bay
Dauphin Island Sea Lab had to euthanize the whale Wednesday.
Alabama Power at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 8:00:08 PM
Man arrested for arson attempt at Walker County courthouse
WALKER COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — A Walker County man has been arrested after authorities report he allegedly released an accelerant into a Walker County courtroom Monday. Lawrence Black Jr. was arrested for first-degree attempted arson and making a terrorist threat. Wednesday, the Walker County District Attorney's office and Phillip Freeman with the State of Alabama [...]...
CBS 42 at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 7:24:44 PM
Tides Saban tests positive for virus, will miss Iron Bowl
By John Zenor Associated Press The Iron Bowl will be without its biggest star. No. 1 Alabamas iconic coach Nick Saban tested positive for COVID-19 just before the game with No. 22 Auburn. Since he was experiencing mild symptoms, it appears there wont be a false positive reprieve for Saban like there was last month […]...
Birmingham Times at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 7:02:33 PM
Record number of foster care adoptions in Alabama for 2020
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) —The upcoming Thanksgiving holiday is just that, a time to give thanks. Even with the COVID-19 pandemic, there are even more reasons to be thankful for hundreds of foster children adopted this year in Alabama. For the fiscal year 2020, there was a record 814 foster care adoptions in Alabama. That's up [...]...
CBS 42 at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:31:04 PM
Drivers urged to slow down and move over for emergency vehicles during holiday travel
REECE CITY, Ala. (WIAT) -- First responders are reminding drivers about to slow down or move over for emergency vehicles with more travelers expected over the holiday period. Despite an Alabama law, roadside workers say it is often ignored by drivers. It is getting worse as far as what we see out there, as far [...]...
CBS 42 at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:23:13 PM
Auburn University social work professor offers advice for a Thanksgiving like none other
Protect the vulnerable, show empathy for all and avoid the two P subjects, he suggests.
Alabama Power at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:00:07 PM
Frying a turkey this year? Heres how to recycle oil for free in Jefferson County
Ahh, Thanksgiving. Cooler temps, great food and… leftover cooking oil? Jefferson County makes it easy and free for citizens to … Continue reading Frying a turkey this year? Here’s how to recycle oil for free in Jefferson County The post Frying a turkey this year? Here’s how to recycle oil for free in Jefferson County appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 5:16:36 PM
BEHIND THE SCENES: Caterers prepare for Thanksgiving
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- Spreading, stirring and stocking – that's the recipe for success around Thanksgiving at Ashley Macs. “This is our busiest season of the year, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Ashley McMakin, founder of Ashley Mac's said. Were just grateful to get to feed a lot of people in Birmingham.” In the back, the kitchen [...]...
CBS 42 at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:53:01 PM
Even with less traffic, drivers should use caution during holidays, University of Alabama analysis s
There have been more fatal crashes this year than traffic patterns would suggest.
Alabama Power at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:00:32 PM
Hoover PD investigating bank robbery, suspect still at large
HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) -- The Hoover Police Department is investigating a robbery at a BBVA bank Wednesday afternoon. According to Hoover PD, a man walked into the bank located in the 1500 block of Montgomery Highway just before 12:30 p.m. He then demanded the teller for money and lifted his shirt and displayed a handgun [...]...
CBS 42 at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 3:12:46 PM
Judge reduces prison sentence for former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A judge has reduced the time that former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard must spend in prison. Circuit Judge Jacob Walker on Wednesday reduced Hubbard's sentence from four years to 28 months. Defense lawyers had asked for his sentence to be reduced after some counts were overturned on appeal earlier this [...]...
CBS 42 at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 3:01:36 PM
Family Dollar alcohol sales denied and approved for Birmingham stores
The retailer requested a permit to sell beer and wine in five local stores, but not all permits were approved by the council.
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 2:30:16 PM
Cities and counties have millions left to spend in Coronavirus Relief Funds
A hefty amount of federal funding allocated to the state of Alabama to provide economic assistance in the wake of Covid-19 remains unspent.
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 2:07:29 PM
20 gift ideas for 5 different people on your list according to Gus Mayer
Let’s be honest, gift-giving isn’t always easy. So it’s especially exciting when one spot has options for a few folks … Continue reading 20 gift ideas for 5 different people on your list according to Gus Mayer The post 20 gift ideas for 5 different people on your list according to Gus Mayer appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 2:05:28 PM
Attorney Butch Ellis, 80, continues his half-century of work for Shelby County
Ellis is the longest serving and oldest county attorney in Alabama, representing Shelby County since 1964.
280 Living at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:17:00 PM
Nonprofit expanding efforts to aid kids, families
Now in its 13th year, the faith-based agency has expanded from not only promoting responsible fatherhood, but also feeding kids in need and helping families in crisis.
280 Living at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:16:51 PM
City updates business license ordinance
While all businesses wont see a change in their rates, here is a list of the ones that are changing.
280 Living at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:16:43 PM
Public building closing schedule for Christmas, New Year holidays
Public buildings and services around Chelsea and Hoover have a variety of closing schedules for the Christmas and New Year holidays.
280 Living at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:16:29 PM
Chelsea library thrives despite circumstances
While many local libraries have only recently reopened, the Chelsea Public Library almost has not missed a beat since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
280 Living at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:16:18 PM
Briarwood Presbyterian Church celebrates holiday season
Here are three of the most popular events that will be held to celebrate the Christmas season...
280 Living at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:16:11 PM
Fire department to escort Santa around city
Beginning at 2:30 p.m., all three Chelsea fire stations will be taking Santa around to greet Chelsea residents from atop the fire trucks.
280 Living at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:16:03 PM
Wreaths Across America goes virtual
This year, the National Wreaths Across America Day ceremony for the area will beheld virtually Saturday, Dec. 19.
280 Living at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:15:55 PM
City of Chelsea opens new playground at Melrose Park
This is the first of three construction projects in the area. The splash pad is also under construction and should be open May 1, followed by an amphitheater.
280 Living at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:15:48 PM
Greystone Chiropractic moving to Tattersall Park
The new location will be next to Walk Ons Bistreaux and is expected to be completed in February 2021.
280 Living at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:15:41 PM

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