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Joseph Lowery, Civil Rights Leader and MLK Aide, Dies at 98
Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery fought to end segregation, lived to see the election of the countrys first black president and echoed the call for “justice to roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream” in America. For more than four decades after the death of his friend […]...
Birmingham Times at Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:14:24 PM
CAP to continue downtown Birmingham patrol with COVID-19 shelter in place
By Alabama Newscenter Staff City Action Partnership (CAP) ambassadors will continue patrols of downtown Birmingham within the curfew imposed by the shelter in place ordinance approved by the City Council March 24. CAP is coordinating with Birmingham Police and will continue to operate a full schedule as long as staffing and ambassador safety allows. The organization works to proactively patrol […]...Birmingham Times at Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:07:53 PM
Single and cant mingle? Dating in Birmingham during a pandemic + 3 virtual date ideas
Just when we were getting into the swing of a new decade, COVID-19 halted things in the blink of an … Continue reading "Single and cant mingle? Dating in Birmingham during a pandemic + 3 virtual date ideas"
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7 Birmingham spots offering sweet treats via curbside pickup and delivery
Need to satisfy that sweet tooth but want to continue practicing safe social distancing? Here are seven spots offering curbside … Continue reading "7 Birmingham spots offering sweet treats via curbside pickup and delivery"
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FDA clears test to detect coronavirus in 5 minutes
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared a new rapid test from Abbott Laboratories, which the company says can detect the coronavirus in about 5 minutes. Medical device maker Abbott announced the emergency clearance of its cartridge-based test in a release Friday night. The company says that its test delivers a […]...CBS42 - TV at Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:03:09 PM
Scam warning issued for investors amid COVID-19 pandemic
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — The Alabama Securities Commission issued a news release Saturday morning, warning investors to be on the lookout for an increase in fraudulent investment schemes during the coronavirus pandemic. The ASC warning said that investors need to pay close attention to investment opportunities that are related to COVID-19, for example raising money […]...CBS42 - TV at Saturday, March 28, 2020 10:59:10 AM
Police: 3 men shot at motorcycle club in Alabama
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama say three men were shot at a motorcycle club late Thursday night. News outlets report Huntsville officers responded to a shots fired call and found the three men wounded. One of the men had critical injuries. All three were taken to a hospital for treatment. No arrests were […]...CBS42 - TV at Friday, March 27, 2020 11:01:35 PM
Armed murder suspect on motorcycle leads authorities on multi-county chase before being arrested
MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — A man accused of murder led authorities from multiple counties on a chase while armed on a motorcycle before being arrested Friday morning. The pursuit began on Hwy 67 in Blount County, crossed over into Cullman County before the man was stopped in Morgan County on Hwy 36. The Morgan […]...CBS42 - TV at Friday, March 27, 2020 7:47:38 PM
Vadie Sides found alive and well, Sheriff Jay Jones confirms
LOACHAPOKA, Ala. (WRBL) – Vadie Sides, a missing 4-year-old from Lee County, has been found alive and well according to Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones. After vanishing more than 48 hours ago, Vadie was found by a search team in the Loachapoka area. She first went missing with her dog two days ago and the […]...CBS42 - TV at Friday, March 27, 2020 6:47:06 PM
JCSO partners with Meals on Wheels to deliver food during COVID-19 pandemic
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — The Jefferson County Sheriffs Office has joined forces with Meals on Wheels to deliver food to the elderly and those who cannot leave their homes during the coronavirus pandemic. JCSO will be delivering meals to customers in the Forestdale and Bessemer areas. Deputies who make deliveries will also be taking […]...CBS42 - TV at Friday, March 27, 2020 6:21:16 PM
Support The Pizitz Food Hall and get dinner, drinks + dessert curbside
The Pizitz Food Hall is one of Birminghams best when it comes to social spots, local eats and delicious drinks. … Continue reading "Support The Pizitz Food Hall and get dinner, drinks + dessert curbside"
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ABC stores to remain open during COVID-19 outbreak
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — All Alabama Beverage Control (ABC) stores will remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic, a spokesperson confirmed to CBS 42. While Gov. Kay Ivey issued a “Safer at Home” ordinance to combat the spreading of the virus, ABC stores are not included in the directive to close “non-essential” businesses. ABC has also […]...CBS42 - TV at Friday, March 27, 2020 5:13:00 PM
How did Birmingham handle the Spanish Flu 100 years ago? Learn more.
A little over a century ago, the world was rocked by the Spanish Flu—a deadly influenza pandemic that lasted from … Continue reading "How did Birmingham handle the Spanish Flu 100 years ago? Learn more."
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Do you have the goods? Bartering is making a comeback in Birmingham
While it used to be the foundation of most economies, bartering has become fairly outdated in recent decades, particularly in … Continue reading "Do you have the goods? Bartering is making a comeback in Birmingham"
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4 ways ˇHICA! supports Birmingham now
Although were in the middle of a pandemic, the team at the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (¡HICA!) in Birmingham … Continue reading "4 ways ¡HICA! supports Birmingham now"
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LIVE: Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes; Coronavirus Taskforce speaks
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law Friday, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress this week to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the deepening coronavirus epidemic. Acting with unity and resolve unseen since the 9/11 attacks, […]...CBS42 - TV at Friday, March 27, 2020 4:41:25 PM
WATCH SOON: Doctors answer your questions on Coronavirus House Calls
Have a question about COVID-19? Email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to have it answered on the next episode of “Coronavirus House Calls,” premiering this Saturday at 3 p.m. CT. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the U.S. may be growing exponentially, but we want to look beyond statistics. […]...CBS42 - TV at Friday, March 27, 2020 4:24:08 PM
Southwest Airlines reduces flights at BHM due to COVID-19
One of the largest carriers at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is reducing flights due to lack of demand because of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Southwest Airlines is cancelling approximately 1,500 of its almost 4,000 daily flights beginning Friday, the airline said in a release. At BHM, Southwest has reduced flights from 88 flights a week to 49 – a 44% reduction.
Delta Airlines, United Air Lines and American Airlines are also reducing capacity due to the virus, but a BHM spok...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, March 27, 2020 3:47:55 PM
Alabama credit unions offer special services, assistance for customers impacted by COVID-19
Alabama credit unions are making moves to help customers navigate financial challenges amid the COVID-19 coronavirus.
The Alabama Credit Union Association, an affiliate of the League of Southeastern Credit Unions, which represents credit unions in Alabama, said credit unions in the state are working to customize plans for borrowers affected by the virus.
An LSCU spokesperson told the BBJ many credit unions are offering skip-a-pay and deferments, and many are offering special loans to membe...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, March 27, 2020 3:45:31 PM
How Birmingham's law firms are guiding business clients through COVID-19
Here's how Birmingham law firms are helping their clients navigate coronavirus issues.Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, March 27, 2020 3:41:03 PM
State of Emergency order allows notaries to witness document signatures remotely
Notaries in Alabama can now sign documents remotely.Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, March 27, 2020 3:36:50 PM
List: Alabama PAC donations sharply decline for local groups
Donations to Alabamas locally focused political action committees dropped to a four-year low last year after a surge in activity during the 2018 general elections.
The top 25 Alabama PACs on our new List received an average of 13.9% less in support from Alabama donors in 2019 compared to the prior year, and total donations across the state fell by more than 55% in that time. The top five committees on our ranking are recapped below.
Thats a sharp contrast compared to our List of federa...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, March 27, 2020 3:34:55 PM
Open for business! Over 300 local deals, curbside pickup and delivery.
Want to support Birmingham restaurants, pubs and shops from your home? We just launched Bham Nows Local Business Guide with … Continue reading "Open for business! Over 300 local deals, curbside pickup and delivery."
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4-year-old Vadie Sides found alive after going missing Wednesday
LOACHAPOKA, Ala. (WRBL) — UPDATE (3/27): A massive search has ended in fantastic news in the Loachapoka community as Friday afternoon searchers located four-year-old girl Vadie Sides. She is okay and is receiving medical attention after vanishing for nearly 48- hours in a wooded area near her home along Lee Road 36. Her dog was […]...CBS42 - TV at Friday, March 27, 2020 2:31:42 PM
List of business types ordered to close in Alabama, including public parks
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey ordered the closure of some businesses in order to combat the COVID-19 outbreak. Her order also narrowed the permitted non-work gatherings to no more than 10 people, down from 25. Businesses like nail salons, day spas, gyms and concert venues would be ordered to close until April 17. On Twitter, Governor Ivey […]...CBS42 - TV at Friday, March 27, 2020 1:54:16 PM
UAB Health System buys Southside block for $10.9M
The UAB Health System has closed on a whole city block on Birminghams Southside.Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, March 27, 2020 1:43:47 PM
Orangetheory home workouts + how Transformation Challenge kept me motivated
NOTICE: Orangetheory is currently closed due to COVID-19. All memberships will be temporarily frozen without a fee during this time. … Continue reading "Orangetheory home workouts + how Transformation Challenge kept me motivated"
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Meals on Wheels filled the pantries of over 1100 vulnerable seniors in JeffCo
Sponsored In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the United Way Meals on Wheels program is delivering three-weeks of shelf-stable meals … Continue reading "Meals on Wheels filled the pantries of over 1100 vulnerable seniors in JeffCo"
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Column: A letter to high school seniors
Kyle Parmley is the sports editor at Starnes Publishing.280 Living at Friday, March 27, 2020 1:17:32 PM
What Alabama's new closure order means for businesses and how it compares to other states
The Alabama Department of Public Health has issued a new order closing a number of businesses to non-employees.Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, March 27, 2020 1:02:38 PM
State leaders: Alabama K-12 schools closed for rest of semester
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WBMA) — The remainder of the 2019-2020 school year for most Alabama K-12 students will be completed at home, Governor Ivey and State Superintendent Eric Mackey announced at a Thursday news conference. “This decision has not been made lightly.” Ivey said. Parents should prepare for students to finish the school year through distance […]...Birmingham Times at Friday, March 27, 2020 12:30:30 PM
Curbside cocktails + more this weekend in Birmingham
Whats on the agenda this weekend in Birmingham? Social distancing, curbside cocktails and more. Check it out! For whats happening … Continue reading "Curbside cocktails + more this weekend in Birmingham"
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March 27 is deadline for city small businesses to apply for emergency loan
birminghamal.gov The deadline for Birmingham small businesses to apply for the BhamStrong emergency relief loan is Friday, March 27 at midnight. Eligible businesses must have been affected by COVID-19, have 50 employees or less, be located in Birmingham and have a Birmingham business license. The City of Birmingham has allocated $1.2 million to the BhamStrong […]...Birmingham Times at Friday, March 27, 2020 12:26:44 PM
MISSING WOMAN ALERT: Anniston police search for missing 21-year-old
ANNISTON, Ala. (WIAT) – Anniston police need your help locating a missing woman. Authorities say 21-year-old, Joani Love Bryant was last seen Monday around 7 p.m. at her home in the 2000 block of Moore Avenue. Police say she left her home on foot and she has not had any contact with her family or […]...CBS42 - TV at Friday, March 27, 2020 11:35:20 AM
St. Martins in the Pines names new CEO
St. Martins in the Pines has a new leader who will be focused on resident and employee wellness in the coming years.
Carol M. Holzman accepted the role of president and chief executive officer for the senior living community based in Birmingham. She will lead all five elements of care provided by the facility, including independent living, assisted living, memory care, long-term care and rehabilitation.
Prior to arriving in Birmingham, Holzman spent a large part of her career in Delawar...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, March 27, 2020 11:32:40 AM
20+ local spots in Birmingham to get a fried chicken sandwich curbside
Social distancing in Birmingham means staying at home, exploring the outdoors and trying to figure out how to get our … Continue reading "20+ local spots in Birmingham to get a fried chicken sandwich curbside"
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Top 40 Under 40: Princess Jennings, Community Tracking Services
The BBJ has unveiled its 2020 Top 40 Under 40, and Princess Jennings is one.Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, March 27, 2020 11:00:00 AM
WATCH LIVE: Gov. Ivey, ADPH to provide update on efforts to combat COVID-19
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) Alabama Governor Kay Ivey is set to hold a joint press conference with Alabama Department of Public Health, State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris to provide further updates on Alabamas efforts to combat COVID-19. According to ADPH, there are now 538 confirmed cases and 3 coronavirus-related deaths at this time in the […]...CBS42 - TV at Friday, March 27, 2020 10:56:06 AM
LIVE: House debates $2.2T virus relief bill amid last-minute snag; over 86K cases,1300 deaths in U.S
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House kicked off debate Friday on a $2.2 trillion package to ease the coronavirus pandemics devastating toll on the U.S. economy and health care system, even as a maverick conservative threatened to delay passage until most lawmakers return to Washington for a vote. That left many angry lawmakers scrambling to return to the […]...CBS42 - TV at Friday, March 27, 2020 10:14:44 AM
Please help. Physician Moms PPE Drive this weekend, more homemade masks needed
Birmingham, while you shelter in place this weekend, here are three projects you can work on to help combat COVID-19 … Continue reading "Please help. Physician Moms PPE Drive this weekend, more homemade masks needed"
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The Birmingham housing market is still HOT—how hot? We found out.
If youre looking to buy or sell real estate, nows the time. With all the current uncertainty, you need a … Continue reading "The Birmingham housing market is still HOT—how hot? We found out."
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Four Birmingham firms that are growing amid the COVID-19 crisis
Not all Birmingham businesses are struggling in the wake of COVID-19. Some are seeing a surge of business and playing a critical role in tackling the challenge.Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, March 27, 2020 9:27:11 AM
Facebook slows work on Alabama project due to COVID-19
While construction is forging ahead on a number of major project amid the COVID-19 outbreak, work is slowing on a $750 million project for Facebook (Nasdaq: FB).
The social media giant said it was significantly reducing construction activities at its project in Huntsville, according to AL.com.
"To help protect the health and safety of construction crews during the COVID-19 outbreak, we are significantly reducing construction activities at our site. We look forward to welcoming everyone bac...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, March 27, 2020 9:10:55 AM
Tampa Bay logistics company acquires Chicago freight broker
One of Tampa Bay's largest private companies is making another acquisition as part of a $255 million plan set in place in 2016 — and it will result in the company gaining a new office in Birmingham.
BlueGrace, a third-party logistics company, is acquiring Chicago-based Anthym Logistics, a freight broker company.
The merger will allow BlueGrace Logistics to cover 15 regional and branch locations across the nation and open two new offices —including one in Birmingham. The company has not…...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, March 27, 2020 9:00:02 AM
Alabama strip mall sells for $3.5 million
A shopping center with large national retailers has sold in one of Huntsville's fastest-growing areas.
The Fountain Shopping Center at 1201 North Memorial Parkway sold for $3.5 million. The seller was Somera - 1201 North Memorial Parkway LLC and the buyer was TA Sharp Properties.
At the time of the Feb 25 sale, the 38,338-square-foot multi-tenant retail strip center was 100% occupied and anchored by Staples and shadow-anchored by Costco and Home Depot. Other retailers include Citi Trends...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, March 27, 2020 8:56:43 AM
UAB managing medical supplies as COVID-19 cases rise
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UAB Hospital has seen a rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 patients over the last few days and its leading to concerns about medical supplies. As of Thursday, the hospital had at least 62 coronavirus patients, an increase of 59 since Sunday. Dr. Sarah Nafziger, co-chair of UABs Emergency Management […]...CBS42 - TV at Friday, March 27, 2020 8:11:13 AM
Teenager entertains Vestavia Hills neighbors quarantined at home with yo-yo performances
VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (WIAT) — A teenager in Vestavia Hills is bringing his neighbors together — while still practicing social distancing, all with his yo-yo skills. Charlie Saunders, 14, has competed in yo-yo competitions around the country. But its not the titles hes after, but a way to help him socialize and get out of […]...CBS42 - TV at Friday, March 27, 2020 7:57:02 AM
Central AL Forecast: More heat today, rain on the way this weekend
We'll get close to record temperatures again to end the week.CBS42 - TV at Friday, March 27, 2020 5:44:00 AM
Local resources for Birmingham small businesses affected by COVID-19
As Birmingham businesses grapple with the economic fallout from the COVID-19 coronavirus, many local organizations are stepping up to help the Magic City weather the storm.
But adapting to a fast-changing, uncertain business climate wont be easy. Thats why were tracking all the latest developments related to COVID-19 and the local efforts underway to help businesses in need.
Well be regularly updating the list below to highlight resources available to assist small businesses in the…...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, March 27, 2020 12:16:36 AM
Alabama resources for small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic
The rapid spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has put Alabamas key industries under duress, leaving small businesses across the state in dire need of support.
Fortunately, many partners and programs are working at the state level to make sure businesses dont have to face those challenges alone. Relief efforts led by government agencies, nonprofits and other organizations are growing by the day in support of everything from
This page highlights many local resources that are available fo...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:50:54 PM
A one-on-one conversation with Barry Sleckman, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the ONeal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB. Barry Sleckman, M.D., Ph.D., is new to Birmingham, coming to town to take over leadership of the ONeal Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Slecckman was most recently associate director of the Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine in... Read More...B-Metro at Monday, March 16, 2020 12:00:00 AM
It is called Local Loop, and its aim is to celebrate all things local. Modeled a bit after a farmers market and designed to be a lifestyle market. Birmingham is constantly growing and it can be hard to know about everything the city has to offer. Local Loop organizers, including Brittany McNaughton of Forecast Salon,... Read More...B-Metro at Monday, March 16, 2020 12:00:00 AM
Billy Reid Opening
Billy Reid celebrated its first Birmingham location in Pepper Place. Guests got to meet and greet designer Billy Reid and enjoy beer from Trim Tab Brewery, The Balvenie cocktails, and small bites from Chef Adam Evans of Automatic Seafood and Oysters.B-Metro at Monday, March 16, 2020 12:00:00 AM
HOUSE PEACE exists to organize and simplify homes all over the Birmingham, Alabama area and beyond. Name of Business: House Peace LLC Founder: Tara Bremer Established: 2013 There are so many things I want to ask you all because Ive had my own home and office organized by your team, and I am a huge fan of House... Read More...B-Metro at Monday, March 16, 2020 12:00:00 AM
The State of Affairs
Whats the worst thing about Birmingham? The fact that its in Alabama, of course! By Max Rykov Our host state has just concluded a three year-long celebration of its Bicentennial, and unless we succeed in any secession efforts, were stuck here for at least the next 200 years as well. In 1817, what we now... Read More...B-Metro at Monday, March 16, 2020 12:00:00 AM
Wind Creek closing voluntarily for 24 hours after patron tests positive for coronavirus
WETUMPKA, Ala. (WKRG) – Wind Creek will close all of its properties Sunday at 6 a.m. for a 24 hour deep cleaning after a visitor who stayed at Wind Creek Resort in Wetumpka last month tested positive for the novel coronavirus. All properties will reopen Monday at 6 a.m and will follow the “social distancing” […]...CBS 42 at Saturday, March 14, 2020 11:46:47 PM
12 coronavirus cases in Alabama, 5 in Jefferson County
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — Update (10:30 p.m.): According to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), there are now 12 confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases within the state. Five of these cases are in Jefferson County, and two are in Tuscaloosa County. One of the Jefferson County patients is in the Mountain Brook community, the […]...CBS 42 at Saturday, March 14, 2020 9:29:41 PM
Infirmary Health receives first positive COVID-19 case in Baldwin County
Unedited press release from Infirmary Health MOBILE, Ala. (WIAT) — As of March 14, 2020, North Baldwin Infirmary, an affiliate of Infirmary Health, has received its first positive case of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). This patient is currently isolated in their home, and the staff who cared for the patient exercised universal precautions to protect themselves and […]...CBS 42 at Saturday, March 14, 2020 6:54:55 PM
Birmingham City Schools closed for students and employees, effective immediately
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Out of an abundance of caution relative to the coronavirus (COVID-19), Birmingham City Schools (BCS) will close for students and employees effective immediately. While there are no confirmed cases within the district, BCS remains proactive in promoting the safety of students, families, employees and stakeholders. The anticipated return date for […]...CBS 42 at Saturday, March 14, 2020 6:04:35 PM
Places offering free meals to students in need during COVID-19 school cancelation
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Friday, Governor Kay Ivey declared a state of emergency since the novel COVID-19, or Coronavirus, outbreak and announced that all K-12 public schools will be closing at the end of the day Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Many restaurants and businesses in Central Alabama are concerned about students who will not be […]...CBS 42 at Saturday, March 14, 2020 3:47:59 PM