Cory McGinnis, WRBL News 3

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WRBL News 3

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Past articles by Cory:

ADPH: Walker County now at ‘high risk’ for COVID-19

Walker County, Ala., (WIAT) — As the state continues to grapple with sharp spikes in the number of confirmed cases, Walker County is now one of two counties in the state considered “Very High Risk” under The Alabama Department of Public Health guidelines. The skepticism for Walker County Commissioner Jeff Burroughs is deep and sincere […] → Read More

Walker County: Leila Cavett’s family searching for answers

Jasper, Ala., (WIAT) — Gina Lewis and her two sisters drove from Jasper, Ala. to South Florida to reunite with their 2-year-old nephew, who was found days earlier wandering alone in the parking lot of an apartment complex. They met on Tuesday with detectives at the Miramar Police Department in hopes of learning why little Kamdyn Cavett was alone […] → Read More

Birmingham decides against renaming 16th Street to Black Lives Matter Blvd.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (6/22): The city of Birmingham announced that the resolution to rename a portion of 16th Street N to Black Lives Matter Blvd. has been withdrawn. City Council President William Parker said he made the withdrawal following discussions with local activists, business owners and residents. “I’ve had many conversations over the […] → Read More

‘Black Lives Matter’ Mural will be painted in Birmingham

Birmingham, Ala., (WIAT) — First Avenue South between 16th and 17th streets South near Railroad Park will be blocked off June 17 – 19 as “Black Lives Matter’’ is painted on the block. The project developed after two people, who did not know each other, contacted the Mayor’s Office with the same idea. Cara McClure of […] → Read More

Saluting veterans and frontline workers on Memorial Day

FULTONDALE, Ala. (WIAT) — The City of Fultondale honored those who died while fighting for our freedom. A ceremony this morning honored members of each branch of service. There were a few veterans in attendance at the Memorial Day ceremony. They saluted the stars and stripes being lowered to half staff. Fultondale Mayor, Jim Lowery, […] → Read More

Uber laying off 14% of full-time staff due to economic impact of coronavirus

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Uber is laying off thousands of staffers. The company said it is cutting nearly 4,000 full-time positions, representing 14% of its staff. Uber’s customer support and recruiting teams will be affected. The layoffs are in response to the reduced volume of ride requests and the company’s hiring freeze. Uber’s CEO Dara […] → Read More

Celebrating Mother’s Day amid restrictions at nursing homes due to COVID-19

Birmingham, AL., (WIAT) — Despite the social guidelines in place and restrictions on nursing homes visitations, Longleaf Liberty Park Living Facility in Vestavia Hills is looking to make the day special. The facility is equipped with state approved Plexiglass wall that was put up last month. Longleaf Executive Director Leslie Carter sa reidsidents are able […] → Read More

Mother of 1-year-old shooting victim speaks out

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Katheraine Hall says her 1-year-old daughter, Liberty, is recovering well after she was shot Sunday night in Fountain Heights. Hall said she was on her way to a friend’s house to pick up money and was driving home when gunfire erupted. She said her daughter was in her car seat in the […] → Read More

More mobile testing for coronavirus open Thursday in Jefferson County

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UAB Medicine revealed that it will deploy new COVID-19 mobile testing sites to communities within Jefferson County beginning Thursday. The mobile testing will begin on Thursday at Central Park Christian School, also known as Rock City, in Birmingham, and move to Cathedral of the Cross, in Center Point, on Friday, May 1. The […] → Read More

Lawmakers react to Gov. Ivey’s decision to stay-at-home order

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said she wants to see an increase in COVID-19 testing before she reopens the state’s economy. At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Ivey said less than 1% of Alabamians have been tested for the virus, but she said that’s not enough. “All my decisions I’m going to […] → Read More

Is there enough COVID-19 testing to safely reopen states? Lawmakers weigh in

As the U.S. moves past 44,000 coronavirus deaths, our team in Washington, D.C. is examining the issues that likely won’t be featured tonight during primetime cable news — including what federal lawmakers are saying about states reopening and the racial data currently available pertaining to coronavirus. You can watch their original reporting in the video […] → Read More

Jefferson County Health Officer Dr. Mark Wilson on COVID-19 recommendations

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Jefferson County Health Officer Dr. Mark Wilson discusses COVID-19 recommendations as the state of Alabama may reopen within the next few weeks. LATEST POSTS → Read More

More deaths, no benefit from malaria drug in VA virus study

(AP) — A malaria drug widely touted by President Donald Trump for treating the new coronavirus showed no benefit in a large analysis of its use in U.S. veterans hospitals. There were more deaths among those given hydroxychloroquine versus standard care, researchers reported. The nationwide study was not a rigorous experiment. But with 368 patients, […] → Read More

New guidance issued for nursing homes battling COVID-19 crisis

Birmingham, Ala. (WIAT) — The Trump administration has issued new guidance for nursing homes to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Nursing homes will now be required to report coronavirus cases directly to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as to patients and their families. The directive from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid […] → Read More

Birmingham-based corporation offering help for small businesses affected by COVID-19 pandemic

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., (WIAT) — Harbert Management Corporation is committing $1 million to help local small businesses across Birmingham affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the related economic disruption. Through its internal foundation, Harbert Employees Reaching Out, or “HERO” for short, HMC is launching and funding the HERO Small Business Relief Fund. The fund will help […] → Read More

Birmingham Zoo asking for donations amid coronavirus outbreak

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Birmingham Zoo is looking for donations to continue operations during the coronavirus outbreak. It takes approximately $30,000 per day to run the zoo. In a statement provided by the Birmingham Zoo “Our greatest priority at the Birmingham Zoo, is to continue providing exceptional and vital care to our animals 24 […] → Read More

The coronavirus impact on Jefferson County’s court system

Jefferson County, Ala. (WIAT) — COVID-19 has impacted every part of our lives. For some, it’s an inconvenience, but for many others it’s been very dramatic, especially for families in the court system. This comes after Gov. Kay Ivey and the Jefferson County Commission issued a State of Emergency in Alabama, which has left The […] → Read More

Road conditions in Walker County deteriorate following Sunday storms

WALKER COUNTY, Ala., (WIAT) — Road conditions across Walker County deteriorated quickly following severe storms Sunday night. A large portion of Mandy Williams Road is washed out. Walker County Engineer Mike Short said there is no timetable for when the road will reopen and that his team is working to open a temporary road, which […] → Read More

Greensboro church preparing for severe weather

GREENSBORO, Ala. (WIAT) — First responders in west Alabama are getting ready for the severe weather threat this weekend. In Hale County, one church in Greensboro is working to keep people safe. Anytime there is a threat for tornadoes, Pastor Dee Mcguire opens the doors to his storm shelter in the basement of the […] → Read More

ALEA crews take extra precaution rescuing injured hiker at Oak Mountain due to COVID-19 outbreak

PELHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Alabama Law Enforcement Aviation crew rescued an injured hiker in Oak Mountain State Park. According to ALEA’s Facebook post, this crew conducted rescues at Peavine Falls in Shelby County and Little River Canyon in Cherokee County before this rescue. This all happened last Friday. ALEA took extra precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “​Or […] → Read More