Author: Jerome Jones

Dr. Fauchi: “U.S. May See Coronavirus Surge in Coming Weeks.”

The nations leading infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauchi says the U.S. may see “surge upon a surge” of coronavirus cases after the Thanksgiving holiday. Fauci says its not too late for people traveling back home after Thanksgiving to help stop the spread by physical distancing, wearing mask, and avoiding large crowds. On Saturday 138 thousand new cases were recorded…

Will Nick Saban’s Positive Test Affect the Iron Bowl?

The headline from this years Iron Bowl is Nick Saban missing from the sidelines after testing positive for coronavirus. An underdog Auburn team is looking to pull off an upset against the number one ranked tide. The 85th edition of the Iron Bowl will be played fun Tuscaloosa with no tailgating, and only 20 thousand masked fans allowed into Bryant-Denny…

“We’re Going to Put Your Ass in Jail,” MPD Working New Initiatives to Reduce Gun Violence

MPD Chief Ernest Finley had strong words Tuesday for violent criminals and gun-slingers in Montgomery. Finley says  that Mayor Steven Reed approached him last month about finding new ways to reduce violent crime and gun violence in Montgomery. Reed and Finley would not go into detail about the new initiatives, but insist they will “make criminals uncomfortable.” Officials say the…

State Health Officials Warn Against Traditional Thanksgiving Gatherings

State Health officials are concerned that lack of personal responsibility will increase COVID-19 cases in Alabama. The state is already seeing a surge in cases much like the rest of the country. Alabama has reported the most new cases and most current cases in the state since the pandemic began in March. Hospitalizations due to coronavirus  are also at an…

Meet the Senate District 26 Run-Off Candidates

Former State Representative John Knight, and current State Representative Kirk Hatcher will meet in a run-off for the Senate District 26 seat. John Knight received 20% of the vote Tuesday. Knight says his experience in the state house is what Montgomery needs to get things done in the Senate. “Montgomery needs experienced leadership in the Senate to be able to…

Ingram State Technical College Offers Career Training to Inmates

Inmates in Alabama can look forward to a productive life after release thanks to the programs offered at Ingram State Technical College. Ingram State is the only college in the state that caters exclusively to the incarcerated population. Each year the programs at Ingram State help around 2,500 students with skilled career training and job placement. The college offers 18…

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed Looks Back at His First Year in Office

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed took time to sit down with Alabama News Network for a one-on-one interview as he celebrates one year in office. What a year it has been. The mayor has had to cope with the COVID-19 outbreak and its effects on the local economy and the uptick in shootings across the city this year. But there have…

Experts Predict Gas Prices to Remain Stable

Gas prices in Montgomery have been trending downward lately and experts predict they will stay that way. The people over at the popular app and website Gasbuddy say coronavirus is directly responsible for the stable prices. “Prices have been remarkably a quite period of time due to the coronavirus, which has reduced gasoline demand,” said Patrick Dehaan, head of petroleum…

What Does Pfizer’s Vaccine Announcement Mean for Alabama?

The company announced Monday that their vaccine is 90% effective in preventing coronavirus transmission.

On Monday, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced that their vaccine was 90% effective in preventing coronavirus transmission. To view the original article on the Pfizer vaccine, CLICK HERE. Alabama officials say the vaccine will be free because the federal government has pledged to buy $2 billon dollars worth of vaccine from Pfizer. Pfizer is awaiting authorization from the FDA, which can come…

Rep. Kirk Hatcher Announces Bid for Senate District 26

Saturday morning second year State Representative Kirk Hatcher formally announced his bid for the vacant Senate seat. Dozens of supporters were on hand to back Hatcher as the made the announcement. Kirk Hatcher is a native of Montgomery and is best known for authoring and carrying the Montgomery Co. Ad Valorem Tax though the legislature this year. Seven candidates have…