Author: Alabama News Network Staff

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Providing 100% Coverage for COVID-19 Vaccines

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is providing 100% coverage for the administration of COVID-19 vaccines during the government’s phased-in vaccine distribution. Blue Cross is recommending the COVID-19 vaccine for those currently eligible. Blue Cross members on individual, Medicare and almost all employer health plans will be able to receive a FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine without having to pay any…

Tuskegee Man Arrested in Auburn Burglary Investigation

On February 28, Auburn police arrested Langston Le’Roy Whatley, 25, of Tuskegee, on felony warrants. They charged him with burglary second degree and theft of property third degree. The arrest stems from Auburn police officers receiving a report of a residential burglary on January 23. A victim reported that unlawful entry was made into a residence in the 100 block…

Tensions Over Vaccine Equity Pit Rural Against Urban America

 (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Questions about how a limited supply of vaccines should be distributed have now found a new focus in rural America. As the unprecedented campaign to inoculate the most vulnerable Americans continues, those in some rural areas say they are getting slighted in favor of urban centers. At the same time, city dwellers in…

Wahl elected chairman of Alabama Republican Party

Courtesy of ALGOP Facebook MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — John Wahl, a butterfly farmer and state GOP officer, has been elected as the new chairman of the Alabama Republican Party. Wahl replaces longtime chairwoman Terry Lathan who did not seek a fourth term. Wahl previously served as the ALGOP senior vice chairman. He was a member of  Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s transition…

Man Killed in Confrontation with Alabama Police Identified

DORA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama police have identified a 27-year-old man who was shot to death during a confrontation with officers, one day after another man was killed by law enforcement in a separate shooting. The Walker County coroner says Roger Dale Gibson was pronounced dead Saturday at a hospital. The Dora police chief says officers responded to a neighborhood…

Hospital Group Supports Mask Order Extension in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama hospitals are supporting an extension of a statewide face mask order until more people become vaccinated against COVID-19. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is expected to announce this week whether she will extend the face-covering mandate and other health orders that are set to expire Friday. Dr. Don Williamson is the former state health officer who…

Carver-Montgomery Lady Wolverines Advance to the 6A Championship Game

Carver-Montgomery High School’s Wolverines fell Chelsea behind 10-8 after one quarter Monday at Bartow Arena in the AHSAA Class 6A girls’ state tournament semifinals, but the team didn’t panic. The Wolverines (16-4) turned up the defensive pressure and steadily took control forcing the game to be played at their faster pace and Carver advanced to Wednesday’s state finals with a…

Gadsden Career Center Hosting Job Fair to Fill Hundreds of Jobs

The Gadsden Career Center is hosting a Spring Job Fair Thursday, March 11 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at The Venue at Coosa Landing located at 201 George Wallace Drive in Gadsden. The fair will host 50 employers representing hundreds of jobs. To date, the employers registered are:   ADPH/Etowah Home Health Alatrade America’s Thrift Stores Army Medical Recruiting BAE Systems Belflex Staffing Buffalo Rock Company Choice Fabricators Cintas Clean Earth Inc Color Masters LLC Elwood Staffing Etowah County Commission Sherriff’s Office Exchange Bank Fehrer Automotive…

President Biden: Workers in Alabama Have Right to Unionize without Fear

President Joe Biden said workers in Alabama and across the country have the right to join a union without intimidation from their companies. His comments come as Amazon workers in the state are voting on whether they should unionize. Workers in Alabama – and all across America – are voting on whether to organize a union in their workplace. It’s…

Suspects Wanted in Burglary, Theft of Property Investigation at Montgomery Storage Unit

1/4Female Suspect_002 (1) Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Female Suspect (1) Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Male Suspect_002 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Male Suspect (1) Show Caption Hide Caption The Montgomery Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying suspects. Surveillance cameras captured suspects in the commission of Burglary and Theft of Property at a storage unit. The storage unit…