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Unemployment Claims Rising in Alabama

The Alabama Department of Labor has released the official count for initial unemployment claims filed during the week of March 15 – March 21. There were 10,982 initial claims filed either online or by telephone during this time period. Click  County…

Update: U.S. House to Vote Friday on Senate-Approved Aid Package

The U.S. House is scheduled to vote Friday on a $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic relief bill that the Senate approved unanimously Wednesday night. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi predicted the bill will pass the House with “strong bipartisan support.” The bill…

Gov. Ivey Releases Statement on First Covid-19 Related Death

Governor Kay Ivey released a statement addressing the first confirmed death related to the Coronavirus outbreak: "It is with profound sadness that I confirm that one of our citizens has passed away from the COVID-19 virus. I extend my prayers…

ALSDE Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

An Alabama State Department of Education employee has tested positive for COVID-19. Director of Communications Dr. Michael Sibley confirmed to Alabama News Network that they were notified Monday night about the case. While the employee worked on the 5th floor…

Tokyo Olympics officially postponed until 2021

TOKYO (AP) - The Tokyo Olympics have been officially postponed until 2021. The International Olympic Committee along with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and local organizers have decided that the Tokyo Games cannot go ahead as scheduled this year because…

CVS Announces Plans to Hire 50,000 More Workers

CVS Health has announced plans to immediately fill 50,000 full-time, part-time and temporary roles across the country. In a news release, CVS says jobs include store associates, home delivery drivers, distribution center employees and member/customer service professionals. The company says…

Dollar General Announces Plans to Hire 50,000 New Workers

Dollar General has announced plans to nearly double its normal hiring rate and add up to 50,000 employees by the end of April.  This is response to the public's needs during the coronavirus pandemic. "We believe our customers are relying…

LIVE: Interactive Map of Alabama's Coronavirus Cases

The Alabama Department of Public Health is providing a live, interactive map of coronavirus cases across the state. You can use this map to track testing and confirmed cases. There is also a way to see how the virus is…

Montgomery Police Investigate Early Morning Shooting

Montgomery Police is investigating an early morning shooting on West South Boulevard. MPD Spokesperson Lt. Jarrett Williams says police and fire medics responded to the 1100 block around 7 A.M. after receiving a report of a person shot. An adult…

Victoryland Closes Due to Coronavirus Restrictions

  Victoryland in Shorter has been ordered to close effective immediately due to coronavirus restrictions. Macon County Sheriff Andre' Brunson closed Macon County Greyhound Park dba Victoryland and Quincy's 777 on Saturday. Brunson says the decision to close is in…

Macon County EMA Issues Coronavirus Scam Warning

The Macon County Emergency Management Agency has issued a warning about a coronavirus-related scam. The EMA says it has been made aware of people going door-to-door in some areas saying they are authorized to do coronavirus/COVID-19 home testing. The EMA…

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