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Virus Infections and Deaths Continue to Rise in Alabama

COVID-19 infections continue to climb in Alabama as residents are now under an emergency order to stay home as much as possible. Health officials say more than 40 deaths have been reported as of Sunday among more than 1,600 cases…

Alabama's Statewide Stay-at-Home Order Now in Effect

In a news conference from the Alabama Capitol that was aired live on Alabama News Network Friday afternoon, Gov. Kay Ivey issued a statewide stay-at-home order. The order takes effect at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 and will run…

Alabama Unemployment: 80,984 Initial Claims Filed Last Week

The Alabama Department of Labor has released the list of unemployment claims filed during the week of March 22 through March 28, 2020. It shows 80,984 initial claims were filed either online or by telephone during the time period. 74,844 of…

Update: Five Tornadoes Hit Our Area Tuesday

The National Weather Service has updated its damage survey from the line of storms that moved through our area on Tuesday, March 31. It has added two EF-0 tornadoes to the list, one in Montgomery County and one in Pike…

WARNING: Alabama Lake/River Activity Increasing; ALEA Patrolling

According to the Alabama Department of Public Health: "Due to schools, businesses and churches closing indefinitely in response to the Coronavirus, more people are spending free time on Alabama waterways. Activity on Alabama’s lakes, rivers and other bodies of water…

Alabama's Covid-19 Cases Nearing 700

As of 3:40 p.m. Saturday, the Alabama Department of Public Health is reporting 696 confirmed Coronavirus cases. 4,755 people have been tested, and three people have died due to the virus.

Lowe's Looking to Hire 30,000 New Workers

Lowe's has announced that it hopes to hire for 30,000 positions in stores across the U.S. The announcement was made by Lowe's President and CEO Marvin Ellison. Lowe's is offering full-time, part-time, seasonal and overnight jobs for displaced workers who are seeking short-term opportunities.  It…

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…

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…

City of Troy Announces Closures

The city of Troy has announced several coronavirus-related closures. City Hall will remain open, but residents are urged to use online or phone services first. Pay utility bills online at www.troyal.gov Pay over the phone using an automated system (866)…

Alabama ABC Board Closing Some Stores Due to Coronavirus

The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board will be temporarily closing some ABC stores statewide as a way to protect customers and employees from the coronavirus. Stores that are scheduled to close will be closing at the end of business Tuesday,…

ADPH: New Coronavirus Guidelines for Hardest Hit Area of State

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH ) has issued updated guidelines to help stop the spread of coronavirus. For Jefferson and surrounding counties --Tuscaloosa, Walker, Blount, St. Clair and Shelby -- ADPH recommends against gatherings of 25 persons or…

UPDATED: Closings & Cancellations Due to Coronavirus

  Alabama News Network has been getting a lot of closings and cancellations due to the coronavirus. We will be updating this list, so please keep checking it. The following days/hours on this list are subject to change. Check out…

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