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Community Groups Take Issue With Mayor Woodfins Proposed $412M Budget
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Birmingham Times at Friday, September 18, 2020 12:42:33 PM


Bungalow? Open Houses: Sept. 18-20
Are you looking for a new home in Birmingham? We’ve got 16 open houses for you to check out this … Continue reading "Bungalow? Open Houses: Sept. 18-20" The post Bungalow? Open Houses: Sept. 18-20 appeared first on ...
Bham Now at Friday, September 18, 2020 9:09:35 AM
Alabama State Fair opens Friday with COVID-19 guidelines
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — This year, the Alabama State Fair will be held in the in-field at the Birmingham Race Track starting Friday. Mark Lovell, the fair director, said despite the COVID-19 pandemic, they still wanted to make the fair possible so they implemented CDC and health department guidelines. Those who attend the fair […]...
CBS 42 at Friday, September 18, 2020 9:05:59 AM
James Spann: Cooler air moves into Alabama over the weekend
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Alabama Power at Friday, September 18, 2020 8:59:52 AM
Health clinic relocates in Shelby County
The move will give the clinic more space to serve clients. ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, September 18, 2020 8:41:48 AM
Huntsville near top of Zillow list for real estate markets to watch
The Zillow study evaluated what mid-size cities are hot right now and likely will be in the future. ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, September 18, 2020 8:40:03 AM
Superbike rider Herrin ready to race for fans at Barber Motorsports Park
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — It’s not the championship weekend it was originally scheduled to be for MotoAmerica Superbike riders at Barber Motorsports Park this weekend. But that doesn’t diminish the excitement for rider Josh Herrin. Herrin, who rides the No. 2 Scheibe Racing BMW Superbike, grew up in Georgia and has been racing at Barber […]...
CBS 42 at Friday, September 18, 2020 8:21:02 AM
Tracking the Tropics: Tropical Depression 22 set to become Wilfred later today
We're tracking the latest tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico.
CBS 42 at Friday, September 18, 2020 7:39:50 AM
The Great Alabama 650, the longest annual paddle race in the world begins September 26
Here is a trivia question that will stump you.  Where is the longest annual paddle race in the world held?  … Continue reading "The Great Alabama 650, the longest annual paddle race in the world begins September 26" The post The Great Alabama 65...
Bham Now at Friday, September 18, 2020 7:34:08 AM
Democratic and Republican leaders express willingness to work together on stimulus relief bill
After weeks of stalled negotiations on a new stimulus relief bill, Democratic and Republican leaders both expressed a willingness to work together again but they are still hundreds of billions of dollars apart from each other and from the White House, on their respective stimulus measures.
CBS 42 at Friday, September 18, 2020 6:28:05 AM
Central AL Forecast: Drier and cooler weather dominates the forecast
A cold front will bring drier and cooler weather into the region starting today.
CBS 42 at Friday, September 18, 2020 5:44:00 AM
Tracking the Tropics: Tropical Depression Twenty Two forms in the Gulf.
Tracking the Tropics…to the Gulf we go first…There is yet another area of interest likely to become a tropical storm within the next 2-5 days. Right now, very little has changed as this area of low pressure swirls over the western Gulf. Tropical Depression Twenty Two formed tonight and it will meander northward on Friday […]...
CBS 42 at Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:57:00 PM
Travel agencies cope with closures from Hurricane Sally
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The devastation of Hurricane Sally is being felt across the Gulf Coast along Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan. Since Hurricane Sally passed, travel agencies in these areas have been hard at work dealing with the demand for a 10-day closure in these areas while recovery efforts continue. Clay Ingram […]...
CBS 42 at Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:18:16 PM
Multiple reports of stolen catalytic converters in south Talladega County
TALLADEGA COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — There have been a series of thefts of catalytic converters in Talladega County. Four different locations have reported similar incidents. Sgt. Investigator Al Crow is overseeing the investigation. He says the first of these thefts began one month ago, and the most recent report was submitted Thursday morning. “We have […]...
CBS 42 at Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:05:41 PM
Former Spain Park basketball player Parker Boswell dies
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Former Spain Park basketball star Parker Boswell has passed away. Boswell’s passing was announced by Spain Park basketball coach Chris Laatsch Thursday evening. Boswell was named to the 2018-19 All-County team as a senior. No other information has been released at this time. LATEST POSTS...
CBS 42 at Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:03:04 PM
ADPH unanimously classifies tianeptine as class II drug, banning it from being sold over the counter
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Alabama Department of Public Health Board of Directors unanimously passed a ruling that would reclassify tianeptine as a class II drug in the state. Tianeptine is a highly addictive, synthetic drug that gives a euphoric high and strong withdrawal symptoms. It is the main ingredient in a supplement commonly sold […]...
CBS 42 at Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:33:07 PM
Body found on Carraway Boulevard, investigation underway
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A body has been found in north Birmingham Thursday evening. According to the Birmingham Police Department, the body was located in the 2400 block of Carraway Boulevard. It is being ruled an unclassified death at this time, according to Sgt. Rod Mauldin. No other information has been released as this is […]...
CBS 42 at Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:02:11 PM
Alabama Power and assisting crews make progress in restoring outages Thursday after Hurricane Sally
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Alabama Power at Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:12:27 PM
Amazon hiring 100,000 new employees, hundreds of openings expected in Bessemer
BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT)– Amazon announced Monday that the company would be hiring for 100,000 new jobs nationwide. The Vice President of Workforce Development Ardine Williams says hundreds of jobs are expected at the new fulfillment center in Bessemer. The jobs start at $15/hour with benefits for full-time employees. To help fill the jobs, Amazon hosted […]...
CBS 42 at Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:50:46 PM
Alabama opera Let Us Now Praise Famous Men makes television premiere
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Alabama Power at Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:32:39 PM
Winston Groom, Forrest Gump author, Point Clear native dies
FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WKRG) — Winston Groom, the famed author of “Forrest Gump” and Point Clear native, has died. Fairhope Mayor Karin Wilson posted on Facebook Thursday about his passing. “It is with great sadness that I share the passing of our dear friend Winston Groom. The City of Fairhope has lost an iconic author today. Please keep […]...
CBS 42 at Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:11:02 PM
Meet 5 Orangetheory coaches killin the game + sign up to get one month FREE
We’ve already proven that Orangetheory’s workout is fire and now we want to show you their coaches are just as … Continue reading "Meet 5 Orangetheory coaches killin’ the game + sign up to get one month FREE" The post ...
Bham Now at Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:57:02 PM
2020 Insights into Succession Planning
The BBJ Presents Insights into Succession Planning ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:40:46 PM
Bessemer PD searching for missing man not seen in over a week
BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) — The Bessemer Police Department is searching for a man who has not been seen in over a week. Earlie Palmer Jr., 39, was last seen near the 2900 block of 5th Avenue North on Sept. 9. He was last seen wearing a camo jacket that says “Lewis” on the chest and […]...
CBS 42 at Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:31:44 PM
James Spann: Long dry spell ahead for Alabama
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Alabama Power at Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:27:39 PM
How to help Hurricane Sally victims along the Gulf Coast
The sun is out, but the damage is far from over. Hurricane Sally is the first hurricane to make landfall … Continue reading "How to help Hurricane Sally victims along the Gulf Coast" The post How to help Hurri...
Bham Now at Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:21:33 PM
Cowart Drugs in Calera turns 100
CALERA, Ala. (WIAT) — Cowart Drugs in Calera just turned 100 on Sept. 12. The pharmacy opened back in 1920. Its fourth and current owner, Kacie White, who grew up in the town of just under 15,000, said even though the area has grown and evolved, she and her staff keep a small-town mindset. “We […]...
CBS 42 at Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:19:07 PM
Hindu temple proposed for former movie theater in Hoover
A Hindu congregation in Birmingham is looking to establish a new home for itself in the metro area. ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:12:15 PM
How Chris Hastings approached reopening of Hot and Hot, Ovenbird
With their restaurants closed for months, some assumed Chris and Idie Hastings were taking it easy. Nothing could be further from the truth. “We literally worked every single day,” Chris Hastings said. “And why? Because if we didnt figure something out, and we frittered away one minute, then shame on us.” That worked has led not only to some new ideas and revenue streams, but also to the upcoming ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:10:45 PM
Open house: 09-20-20
Tour an open house this weekend from 2-4 p.m.
280 Living at Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:04:21 PM
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey calls for patience in Hurricane Sally recovery and restoration
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Alabama Power at Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:00:21 PM
Study: Jefferson County residents receive less value for their property taxes
Jefferson County has ranked low on the list of places in Alabama where residents receive the most value for what they pay in property taxes. ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:59:25 PM
Prominent Birmingham exec elected president pro tem of UA System Board
The UA Board of Trustees has re-elected and selected new members. ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:55:53 PM
BBVA USA launches sustainability-focused CRE loan for small businesses
One of Birminghams largest banks has launched a new loan that could encourage business owners to purchase environmentally sustainable commercial real estate. ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:44:13 PM
Stroke patients with COVID-19 have increased inflammation, stroke severity and death
This study of ischemic stroke patients is the first to associate the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio in patients with COVID-19 and ischemic stroke and stroke severity.
UAB Campus News at Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:17:55 PM
Longtime Birmingham insurance leader to retire
The longtime leader of a Birmingham insurance brokerage will retire next year. ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:06:02 PM
Football preview: Troy treks to Murfreesboro for season opener vs. Middle Tennessee
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Alabama Power at Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:00:11 PM
Birmingham banking employees could see permanent shift after Covid-19
Birmingham's banking experts say Covid-19 will lead to employees working remotely on a more permanent basis. ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:48:16 PM
UAB Upward Bound Program awarded $10,000 Birmingham Bar Foundation grant
UAB Upward Bound students participated in a Birmingham Bar Foundation virtual “Resolve to Solve” series this summer, which helped them learn effective conflict resolution skills.
UAB Campus News at Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:40:17 PM
University of Alabama renames Morgan Hall due to racist history of namesake
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — An academic building on campus at the University of Alabama named for a former Confederate general and slave owner has now been renamed. On Thursday, the UA System Board of Trustees voted to change the name of Morgan Hall, which houses the English department. The building is named after John Tyler […]...
CBS 42 at Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:29:19 PM
Gov. Ivey urges patience as recovery from Hurricane Sally begins in Alabama
Gov. Kay Ivey said she knows people are anxious to start cleaning up after Hurricane Sally, but they need to wait at least another day to stay safe.
CBS 42 at Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:14:48 PM
Hurricane Sally damage could be significant for some Alabama farmers
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Farmers may not know the full extent of the damage done to their crops by Hurricane Sally for a couple weeks, but the early reports do not look good. Pecan orchards, cotton fields and peanut fields appear to have suffered the most damage, according to Mitt Walker, director of national affairs […]...
CBS 42 at Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:41:51 PM
Alabama Power focuses on restoring outages caused by Hurricane Sally
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Alabama Power at Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:41:27 PM
2 charged with kidnapping, extorting prominent Birmingham businessman Elton B. Stephens Jr.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Two people are behind bars after allegedly kidnapping Birmingham businessman and philanthropist Elton B. Stephens Jr. and forcing him to wire hundreds of thousands of dollars to them after stealing his vehicle, multiple guns, and jewelry last week.  Court records show Matthew Amos Burke, 34, and Tabatha Nicole Hodges, 33, are […]...
CBS 42 at Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:39:07 PM
Birmingham police investigating fatal shooting on Cedar Avenue
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Birmingham Police Department is investigating a case involving a man who was fatally shot Wednesday night on Cedar Avenue Southwest. At approximately 8:46 p.m. Wednesday, officers from West Precinct responded to 1705 Cedar Avenue South West on reports of a person shot. Arriving at the scene, officers found Marvie Brown, […]...
CBS 42 at Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:52:17 AM
Schools superintendent asks parents to have 'an ounce more patience' for 5-day instruction
Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy said she 'desperately' wants to get students back in school five days a week but must thoroughly consider health implications.
280 Living at Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:34:00 AM
Two-time Olympic Hurdler weighs in on the return of Big Ten Fall Sports
Birmingham, Ala. (WIAT) – Two-time Olympic Hurdler Jeff Porter, A former University of Michigan NCAA All-American, is excited for the return of fall sports in the Big Ten. The 2007 NCAA Indoor National Champion in the 60 meter hurdle says as a fan he was glad to see Big Ten sports back in action. Porter […]...
CBS 42 at Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:31:40 AM
Unlike anything else in history—whats it really like being a college student in 2020?
2020 will be a year remembered and taught in school for decades to come. For college students, their experience will … Continue reading "Unlike anything else in history—what’s it really like being a college student in 2020?" The post ...
Bham Now at Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:01:59 AM
ASO develops virtual presence with modified 20/21 Season
During uncertain times, we grow, adapt and learn how to roll with the punches. Alabama Symphony Orchestra is doing just … Continue reading "ASO develops virtual presence with modified 20/21 Season" The post AS...
Bham Now at Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:41:48 AM
Alabama hospitals facing nurse shortage during COVID-19 pandemic
BIRMINGHAM, Ala (WIAT) — The Alabama Hospital Association said at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a shortage of hospital beds and ventilators. Don Williamson, president of Alabama Hospital Association, said the big thing now is the shortage of staff, specifically nurses. Williamson said it’s not just a shortage of nurses in hospitals, […]...
CBS 42 at Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:23:08 AM

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