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Past articles by Erica:

LIVE: Birmingham City Schools to provide back-to-school update

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Remote teaching and learning for students in Birmingham City Schools will start Sept. 8. On Friday, Superintendent Mark Sullivan will give an update on electronic device distribution, meals for scholars, and other topics related to the start of school.  LATEST POSTS → Read More

LIVE: Jefferson County Commission to hold budget hearings

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – The Jefferson County Commission will reconvene its budget hearings Thursday morning. The hearings will take place at 10 a.m. in Room 200 (pre-commission meeting room) of the Jefferson County Courthouse, located at 716 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. For more information, visit the Jefferson County website. Tune in right here at 10 […] → Read More

WATCH LIVE: UAB Dr. Marrazzo to provide updates on the current state of COVID-19

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — On Thursday, UAB will host an update on the current state of COVID-19 with Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo, director of UAB’s Division of Infectious Diseases. Marrazzo will be discussing concerns about the upcoming Labor Day weekend and how people in our community can keep healthy and safe, as well as can comment […] → Read More

LIVE: UA doctor to provide updates on campus COVID-19 response

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — Dr. Richard Friend, dean of the College of Community Health Sciences at the University of Alabama, will hold a press conference to provide updates on UA’s COVID-19 testing. Friend will also provide information on isolation capacity, and protocols for notifications, quarantine, and isolation. LATEST POSTS → Read More

2 suspects arrested in deadly Messer Airport Highway shooting

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (9/3): The Birmingham Police Department has made two arrested in connection to a deadly shooting on Messer Airport Highway last month. 37-year-old Gary Jones and 36-year-old Reginald Jones have been charged with murder and attempted murder for the Aug. 24 shooting. Gary Jones has also been charged with discharging a […] → Read More

WATCH LIVE: UAB to provide updates regarding the re-entry plan

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)— The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Provost Pam Benoit, Ph.D., and School of Medicine Dean Selwyn Vickers, M.D., will hold a question and answer session Friday afternoon to provide an update on the university’s re-entry plan. Students began moving in on Wednesday, Aug. 19, and classes begin on Monday, Aug. 24. For more information […] → Read More

LIVE: Woodfin to give update on Birmingham Promise

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — On Tuesday, Mayor Randall Woodfin will hold a news conference to give an update on the Birmingham Promise and to remind parents and students about a Birmingham Promise virtual town hall meeting that will take place at 6 p.m. Birmingham City Schools seniors are the only ones eligible to take part in the […] → Read More

LIVE: Calhoun County Unified Command to provide COVID-19 updates

CALHOUN COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) The Calhoun County Unified Command will hold a press conference giving a county wide update as well as experiences discussed by members of the community that have been affected by COVID-19. The press conference will take place in the main lobby of the Regional Medical Center in Anniston. Speakers will include: […] → Read More

LIVE: Calhoun County Unified Command to provide COVID-19 updates

CALHOUN CO. (WIAT) Members of the Calhoun County Unified Command will provide a press conference giving a county-wide update as well as an update on the hospital capacity in the county. The press conference will be held in the main lobby of the Regional Medical Center in Anniston. Today’s speakers:-Co-Incident Commander- Michael Barton, Director, Calhoun […] → Read More

LIVE: UAB, ADPH announce launch of COVID-19 testing tool GuideSafe

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — On Monday, representatives from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, The University of Alabama System, and Alabama Department of Public Health will a hold news conference to announce the launch of GuideSafe, a multi-tool platform encompassing the formerly announced Stay Safe Together and Testing for Alabama initiatives. GuideSafe is the uniting platform/brand […] → Read More

LIVE: UAB hosts Q & A session with Comprehensive Diabetes Center Director about groundbreaking research

UAB will host a Q&A session with Anath Shalev, M.D., director of UAB’s Comprehensive Diabetes Center about her groundbreaking diabetes research published in journal Cell Metabolism this week that has promise as a future treatment for type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Shalev and her research team at UAB and Southern Research discovered a new drug candidate that offers […] → Read More

LIVE: UAB to provide details regarding ‘GuideSmart’, statewide college student COVID-19 testing

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) Many colleges and universities around the state are expected have many students on campus for the fall season in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic even though cases are continuing to rise. Friday afternoon, UAB will provide details regarding the GuideSafeTM (formerly Stay Safe Together) Student Entry Pilot Testing that will begin this […] → Read More

LIVE: City of Anniston announces new Police Chief

ANNISTON, Ala. (WIAT) The City of Anniston will make a major announcement Friday morning regarding a new Police Chief. Officials say that they were fortunate to have such a qualified group of individuals from which to make our selection, and they are truly optimistic as to the department’s future. The press conference will take place […] → Read More

LIVE: Governor Ivey to Proclaim ‘Sweet Grown Alabama Day’

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday will attend the Sweet Grown Alabama Kickoff, where she will proclaim ‘Sweet Grown Alabama Day.’ Joining the governor will be Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries Commissioner Rick Pate, ALFA President Jimmy Parnell, among others. A farmers market will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. […] → Read More

WATCH: BCS provide updates on the start of the school year; engagement forums for parents, faculty and staff

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Dr. Mark Sullivan, Interim Superintendent of Birmingham City Schools, held a press conference Friday afternoon to provide an update on options for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. The presentation also included information on school registration and engagement forums for parents, faculty, and staff. “School systems are facing an unprecedented […] → Read More

WATCH: 3 suspects in Ahmaud Arbery shooting death appear in court; victim’s mother speaks

GLYNN COUNTY, GA (WIAT & CNN ) The three suspects in the death of Ahmaud Arbery are scheduled to appear before a judge in Georgia on Friday. Greg McMichael, Travis McMichael, and William “Roddie” Bryan were indicted in June by a Grand Jury on several charges, including malice and murder. They were arrested more than […] → Read More

WATCH: C Spire announces ultra-fast fiber broadband in 2 Alabama markets

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Exciting news for two Alabama markets in the world of internet and broadband services was announced by C Spire Thursday. The internet company unveiled the start of consumer pre-orders for C Spire’s ultra-fast, fiber-based Gigabit speed internet and related services in its first two Alabama markets. The first two Alabama markets […] → Read More

Montgomery Public Schools to require masks for fall classes

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A public school district in Alabama will require students to wear masks for in-person classes when the school year kicks off in August. Montgomery Public Schools said in their academic plan released last week students will initially receive masks from the school district. Montgomery is among the many cities in Alabama […] → Read More

LIVE: Jeff Sessions to hold a press conference on his campaign

Jeff Sessions will hold a press conference on his campaign Wednesday afternoon. Sessions will answer questions and address a number of topics, including the recent New York Times report on Tommy Tuberville’s major fraud scheme. The press conference will take place at the Fish Market Restaurant (Downtown) which is located on 612 22nd Street South, Birmingham, AL 35233. […] → Read More

LIVE: UAB, Jefferson Co. leaders and other community leaders provide COVID-19 updates

Wednesday morning, there will be a two-part news briefing and question and answer session with experts from UAB, Jefferson County and other community leaders. The first 10-15 minutes will cover new information about a special unit for COVID positive nursing home patients in Jefferson County. The second part of the briefing will include a broader […] → Read More