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Ivey, 19 Other GOP Governors Oppose Supreme Court Expansion

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and 19 other Republican governors on Tuesday sent a letter opposing any expansion of the number of justices on the U.S. Supreme Court, a longshot idea pushed by some congressional Democrats. The Republican Governors Association said the letter was sent to the Biden administration. “Historically, cases before the Supreme Court have served…

The Wellness Coalition Holds a Free Drive-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic with Adams Drugs – June 28

Montgomery, Ala. – The Wellness Coalition is hosting a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Resurrection Catholic Missions (RCM) health fair on Monday, June 28 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. As part of a partnership with The Wellness Coalition, the Moderna vaccine will be provided free of charge by Adams Drugs to anyone who is 18 years and older. Reservations for a…

Rooster Bridge a Unique Part of Demopolis History

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The Rooster Bridge near Demopolis was originally built 102 years ago. It’s construction closed the only gap in a highway that stretched from coast to coast. Hundreds of people use the bridge every day now — without much of a thought. But the Rooster Bridge has an interesting history. “It’s just such a neat story,”…

I-Team: Where’s Our Radar?

A radar gap in West Alabama is complicating severe weather coverage. Alabama News Network Chief Meteorologist Shane Butler compares the National Weather Service radar gap to forecasting through a blurry lens. “All those beams, they come to an intersection out there, but they’re not where they need to be as far as the beam height,” Butler explained, “they are a…

COVID In Alabama: One Year Later

March 13, 2020 was a day that changed everything as Alabama’s first coronavirus case was confirmed in Montgomery County.  Things like social distancing and face masks quickly became a big part of everyday life. “We had a pandemic plan, just no one thought they’d ever have to use it,” shared Montgomery City/County EMA Director Christina Thornton. The Emergency Operation Center…

EXTRA: Plans to Expand Montgomery Riverfront

Alabama News Network is getting a first look at plans to expand Montgomery’s Riverfront. The Riverfront Greenway Trail will connect the Riverfront to parts of North Montgomery.  Lois Cortell with the City of Montgomery shared the plans to build close to a mile long walking and biking trail starting at Riverfront Park. The project would not be possible without a $35,000…

Governor Ivey Offers Help to Fultondale After Killer Tornado

James Scott, 19, pauses while picking through the remains of his home(AP Photo/Jay Reeves) FULTONDALE, Ala. (AP) – Gov. Kay Ivey is promising help to families and businesses impacted by the tornado that tore up some of Birmingham’s suburbs. She said the people of Alabama are praying for them and will help them rebuild. The terrifying tornado trapped entire families…

Medical Officials Urging People to Not Participate in Christmas Parties and Other Large Gatherings

Medical officials are pleading with people to forgo Christmas parties and large gatherings as the state faces a surge in COVID-19 cases that looks to only get worse. Dr. Mark Wilson delivered the plea in a Friday press conference with doctors from UAB Hospital. Wilson is the health officer for Jefferson County. He said holiday parties are not a good…

I-Team: Pending Salvation Army Sale Impacts Montgomery Whitewater Project

This week marks one year since Montgomery’s Whitewater Project was announced.  The 120-acre outdoor complex will be centered around an Olympic standard whitewater rafting course.  You won’t see many changes at the project site off Maxwell Boulevard right now, but county leaders say the project is full steam ahead. Project Catalyst (Source: Montgomery County Commission) One component of the project…

Alabama Department of Labor Introduces New Appointment Process

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama Department of Labor has created an appointment process for people to get in-person help with employment claims after people were sleeping overnight in a parking lot in the hopes of seeing someone. The department announced that beginning on July 6 it will take 300 appointments per day in Montgomery. The Labor Department had been…