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Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman on COVID-19 pandemic, prisons, and politics

Birmingham, Ala. (WIAT) — Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman wants to change the United States criminal justice system. That he’s doing the media release of his new book, “Stealing Our Democracy: How the political assassination of a governor threatens our nation”, during a pandemic only underscores the urgency of his mission. The coronavirus is spreading […] → Read More

Central Alabama food banks face increased demand during coronavirus pandemic

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)– Metro West Ministries Food Bank has seen the number of families they serve at their small food bank in Fairfield increase dramatically. One of the organizers, Bob Sanders said the number has quadrupled. The economic fallout associated with the COVID-19 pandemic has meant more people relying on food banks to help make […] → Read More

COVID-19 zip code data still being sought in Jefferson County

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Despite repeated calls from Birmingham City Council President William Parker to release the number of COVID-19 cases in Jefferson County by zip code, the Jefferson County Department of Public Health has not released that information. “We are making an official request for them to turn over the information as it relates […] → Read More

COVID-19 by zipcode: Why not in Jefferson County?

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)– How close is COVID-19 to your home? It’s a question more people are asking as the Alabama Department of Public Health releases more demographic information about COVID-19 in the state. The more granular data, like zip codes of COVID-19 hot zones, has not been released in Alabama. Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Wesley […] → Read More

COVID-19 and Alabama prisons: How releasing non-violent offenders might help

Birmingham, Ala. (WIAT) –The Alabama Department of Corrections announced new measures to address COVID-19 at their facilities. Two employees with the ADOC have tested positive for COVID-19 since March 20. One case at Staton Correctional Facility was verified on March 30. The other case was in an employee at St. Clair Correctional Facility. According to […] → Read More

School’s out, now what? Tips to help parents with kid’s elongated break

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Parents are going to have to figure out childcare real quick now that schools across the state are closed for at least two and a half weeks. “Employers and parents are going to have to navigate this together,” said Childcare Resources Executive Director Joan Wright. “It creates a challenge from a […] → Read More

The Maddow question: Should commentators moderate debates?

NEW YORK (AP) — During her turn as moderator in last week’s Democratic primary debate, Rachel Maddow briefly scuffled with Bernie Sanders and, with Pete Buttigieg, induced the campaign rarity of a politician admitting to a failure. But she didn’t put to rest the issue of whether NBC News was wise to include the host […] → Read More

School resource officer helps paralyzed student get wheelchair ramp

School Resource Officer Ronald Brown goes above and beyond the traditional job when a graduating student became paralyzed from a drive-by shooting one month before graduation. → Read More

A virtual place to remember victims of gun violence

The National Gun Memorial has a talk feature that allows the loved ones of those lost to gun violence to share ways of coping with the sudden loss of a loved on to gun violence. → Read More

Birmingham mayor introduces new employee leave policy for organ donors

City of Birmingham becomes first in the state to offer four weeks paid leave to employees who become organ donors. . For the latest stories in breaking news, videos, and the latest top stories in world news, business, politics, health and pop culture. → Read More

Family huddles in closet to survive Lee County tornado

Five minutes is all the time Brenda Hugley says she and her family had to run for their lives into a closet for protection from a tornado. A huge tree crashed into the roof a wall away from.... For the latest stories in breaking news, videos, and the latest top stories in world news, business, politics, health and pop culture. → Read More

Sephira Bailey Shuttlesworth weighs in on BCRI controversy

Sephira Bailey Shuttlesworth started her reaction with a long post alert. . For the latest stories in breaking news, videos, and the latest top stories in world news, business, politics, health and pop culture. → Read More

Former Birmingham Mayor William Bell remembers Larry Langford

Birmingham, Ala. (WIAT)--Former Birmingham Mayor William Bell joins people from all over the Birmingham and Jefferson County area in reflecting on the life of Larry Langford. . For the latest stories in breaking news, videos, and the latest top stories in world news, business, politics, health and pop culture. → Read More

Hoover Protests and Prayers

The Hoover City Council chambers was packed Monday night for a tense meeting. Residents and protesters filled the room to hear an explanation of why the city decided not to release video.... For the latest stories in breaking news, videos, and the latest top stories in world news, business, politics, health and pop culture. → Read More

Reverend Jesse Jackson to eulogize Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr.

Reverend Jesse Jackson will deliver the eulogy for Emantic "E.J." Bradford Jr. in Birmingham Saturday, December 1. . For the latest stories in breaking news, videos, and the latest top stories in world news, business, politics, health and pop culture. → Read More

Local War on Breast Cancer: Special Report

The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Breast Health Center is the first in Alabama to be certified by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. In our special half hour report we are.... For the latest stories in breaking news, videos, and the latest top stories in world news, business, politics, health and pop culture. → Read More

Allies for Allyson: GoFundMe page to help Auburn Ocular Melanoma patient

Friends of Allyson Allred have set up a go fund me page to help her family as she undergoes treatment for Ocular Melanoma. . For the latest stories in breaking news, videos, and the latest top stories in world news, business, politics, health and pop culture. → Read More

Jefferson County experiencing 5 year high in Chlamydia

Birmingham, Ala. (WIAT)-- Chlamydia cases at the Jefferson County Department of Public Health are at a 5 year high. . For the latest stories in breaking news, videos, and the latest top stories in world news, business, politics, health and pop culture. → Read More

New historic marker calls attention to "The Barber of Birmingham" who desegregated schools

This weekend marks the 53rd Anniversary celebration of the Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee. A group unveiled a historic marker in Birmingham on Friday that pays tribute to a.... For the latest stories in breaking news, videos, and the latest top stories in world news, business, politics, health and pop culture. → Read More

High school students plan March for Our Lives sister march in Birmingham

Birmingham-area students are organizing to planning a sister march to the "March for Our Lives" rally in Washington, D.C. on March 24th are organizing. . For the latest stories in breaking news, videos, and the latest top stories in world news, business, politics, health and pop culture. → Read More