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"Women in Blue" Join the Fight Against Colon Cancer

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, which is the 2nd leading cause of cancer for men and women. Alabama News Network's Ellis Eskew is one of 18 women from various industries who is taking part in the "Women in Blue"…

CVS Offering COVID-19 Vaccines at Some Local Stores

CVS Health has added some of its Alabama pharmacies to the list of stores offering the COVID-19 vaccine to those in the groups eligible to receive it. This includes several locations in our area: Camden Evergreen Greensboro Jackson Lanett Tuskegee…

AUM To Offer COVID-19 Vaccine to Those Who Qualify

Auburn University at Montgomery says it will offer an allotment of the COVID-19 vaccine starting this week. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will be offered to any community members who meets ADPH's Phase 1A and 1B guidelines. The clinic will be…

Vaccination of Black People Lagging Behind Whites in Alabama

New statistics indicate a disproportionately small number of Black people are getting vaccinations against the new coronavirus in Alabama, a trend the state's top health official says shows the need to increase immunization efforts in the minority community. Demographic data…

Walmart to Start Distributing Vaccines Across Alabama on Friday

Vaccines against COVID-19 will soon be available at more than 70 Walmart and Sam's Club stores across Alabama. Walmart and  Alabama say people who meet the state's eligibility requirements can begin signing up now. The immunizations begin Friday. A statement…

Lottery, casino bill introduced in Alabama Legislature

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama lawmaker has filed a proposal to start a lottery and allow casinos in the state. Republican Sen. Del Marsh of Anniston introduced the much-anticipated gambling bill Tuesday. Marsh says his bill proposes a state…

Alabama News Network Launches All-New News App

Alabama News Network has launched a new news app, which is now available for Android and iPhone devices in your Google Play Store or Apple App Store. We hope you'll be excited to use it. To get the new app,…

Ivey Q&A: Governor discusses gambling, prisons and COVID

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says she will not negotiate a compact with a federal Native American tribe unless voters approve expanded gambling. Ivey sat down with reporters Wednesday and said that state voters should have the…

Gambling, virus bills before lawmakers in 2021

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama lawmakers are beginning the 2021 regular session. Republican Sen. Del Marsh said Tuesday that he hopes to introduce his planned lottery and gambling bill as soon as possible. Marsh said he believes voters are "ready…

Alabama News Network Launches "3 Degree Guarantee"

  The Alabama News Network Weather Authority team is launching a new project, called 3 Degree Guarantee. It will allow you to track the accuracy of our high temperature forecasts for Montgomery while also raising money for local charities. It…

Biden signs burst of virus orders, requires masks for travel

President Joe Biden signs executive orders after speaking about the coronavirus, accompanied by Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, right, in the State…

Greenville PD Training To Include Small Explosive Device

Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn says his department's Special Response Team will be conducting a training Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Fort Dale Road near Gardner Eye Care. Luvvorn says the training will include small explosive device…

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