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Past articles by Phil:

2 arrested for attempted murder in Gadsden

According to GPD, officers were called to the 900 block of Tuscaloosa Avenue just after 2:15 a.m. on Sept. 11 where they discovered a man who had been shot in the shoulder. He was taken to a local hospital and treated for the injury. → Read More

82-year-old man identified as Smith Lake drowning victim

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has released information on a drowning at Smith Lake Thursday afternoon. → Read More

WATCH: Tutwiler Hall implodes to make way for new dormitory

Tutwiler Hall on the University of Alabama’s campus is officially no more. → Read More

Biden to visit Lockheed Martin facility in Alabama next week

President Joe Biden will be coming to Alabama next week to visit a Lockheed Martin facility, the White House confirmed Wednesday. → Read More

FOUND: Authorities locate missing Montgomery 9-month-old

Authorities in Montgomery are asking the public for help in locating a 9-month-old child who was kidnapped by their biological mother. → Read More

Alabama State Rep. David Wheeler dies at 72

Alabama State Representative David Wheeler (R-47) died Wednesday. He was 72. → Read More

Gadsden grandmother charged with abusing infant

The child was then taken to the hospital for evaluation and later placed in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Human Resources. → Read More

WATCH: Gov. Ivey showcases Alabama grown food products

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — Gov. Kay Ivey is working with Buy Alabama’s Best to help raise awareness for state-made food products. The governor spoke at an event from the Alabama State Capitol Wednesday in an attempt to also raise money for designated charities partnered with the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries and the Alabama […] → Read More

Alabama House approves permitless carry bill, heads to Senate

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — The Alabama House of Representatives has approved a bill that would allow residents to carry concealed handguns without a permit. The bill passed 65-37 Tuesday. The proposal now heads to the Alabama Senate for final approval before being sent to Gov. Kay Ivey’s desk to be signed into law. Officially known […] → Read More

Birmingham’s Got Talent? Performer needed for World Games 2022

The World Games 2022 is looking for performers across the city to entertain thousands of attendees for the sporting event this summer. → Read More

Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith resigns

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith resigned from his position Friday, according to the city of Birmingham. Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin appointed BPD Captain Scott Thurmond as the acting chief of police. “I am grateful for the service of former Chief Smith,” Woodfin said. “Under his leadership, former Chief Smith led the […] → Read More

Bryce Young wins Manning Award, second straight Tide QB to receive honor

Alabama quarterback Bryce Young was named the 2021 Manning Award winner on Tuesday. → Read More

Former Saints player Glenn Foster dies while in police custody in Pickens County

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has begun an investigation into Foster’s death. → Read More

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill visits Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago to discuss ‘election integrity’

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill recently visited former President Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida to discuss a handful of topics. → Read More

WATCH: Attorney for family of UA student found dead in Tuscaloosa holds press conference

A lawyer for the family of Garrett Walker, the University of Alabama student whose body was recovered in Tuscaloosa on Tuesday, will be holding a press conference this afternoon. → Read More

UA to lift mask requirement for vaccinated individuals Nov. 5

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — The University of Alabama announced it will be lifting its face covering requirement on Nov. 5 for only vaccinated individuals on campus. Masks will still be required for the following groups: Those who remain unvaccinated against COVID-19 while indoors, in crowded outdoor settings or during outdoor activities that involves being in […] → Read More

Suspect dead after allegedly shooting woman, several hour standoff with police

Police say that a man who had a multiple-hour standoff with officers after shooting a woman took his own life Wednesday night. → Read More

WATCH: State health officer gives COVID-19 update 1 week after Gov. Ivey issues state of emergency

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris will be addressing the media Friday to discuss the latest updates and mitigation efforts on COVID-19 in Alabama. This press conference comes one week after Gov. Kay Ivey issued a state of emergency declaration in efforts to help healthcare facilities handle the recent rise of […] → Read More

WATCH: UAB offers new way of looking at COVID-19 vaccine by examining past shots for diseases

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UAB Medicine hosted a discussion looking into past vaccine-preventable diseases and how public health played a role in them. Dr. Paul Erwin, the dean of UAB’s School of Public Health, led the briefing, focusing on how past vaccine campaigns were successful in hopes to improve vaccination rates for COVID-19. Dr. Erwin […] → Read More

WATCH: Alabama Department of Public Health provides COVID-19 vaccination update

Dr. Harris will be providing an update on COVID-19 mitigation efforts in the state. → Read More