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Medical Breakthroughs: Covid & contact tracing + Kidney failure + Sleep schedules

Contact tracing is effective in preventing the spread of the Coronavirus, but the process needs to be fast. A new mathematical modeling study in the ‘Lancet Public Health’ finds more access to testing and getting the results back quickly are critical. Researchers also found using mobile apps can speed up the process of tracking down people who have been exposed,…

Medical Breakthroughs: Blood test for Rheumatoid Arthritis + Obesity & COVID + Balancing work and personal life

Researchers at Rockefeller University say they’ve developed a blood test that could help predict when flare ups occur in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. The test identifies certain cells in the blood that accumulate a week before the flare but disappear during the episode. A new study suggests people with any grade of obesity may be at greater risk of severe…

Three New Faces Expected in Tallassee Education This Fall

TALLASSEE, AL. (ALABAMA NEWS NETWORK)– Chet Stewart has been named as Tallassee High School’s principal. Mr. Stewart has been in public education for 24 years and has served in the Tallassee City Schools System for 13 years as the Assistant Principal of Tallassee High School. He is a 1991 graduate of Jefferson Davis High School in Montgomery, AL and a…

Woman Found Dead on Joy Street in Tallassee

Tallassee police are conducting a death investigation. According to police Chief Matthew Higgins, a 22-year-old woman was found dead on Joy Street around 11:15 Tuesday morning. Police are now awaiting autopsy results to determine the cause of death. Stay with Alabama News Network for the latest. Categories: Crime, News Tags: Alabama News Network, Chief Matthew Higgins, Joy Street

22-Year-Old Charged in Deadly Shooting at Riverchase Galleria

HOOVER, Ala. — In a Sunday evening press conference, the Hoover Police Department announced 22-year-old Montez Moses Coleman of Birmingham was arrested as a suspect in the July 3rd Riverchase Galleria mall shooting. Coleman is at the Jefferson County Jail charged with Capital Murder and 3 counts of Assault 2nd degree in the shooting death of 8-year-old Royta De’Marco Giles….

Deadly Car Crash in Butler County

A single-vehicle crash has claimed the life of a Butler County man. Cleveon Walker, 52, of McKenzie, was killed when the 2015 Ford Fusion he was driving left the roadway and hit a tree. It happened at approximately 8:55 p.m. on July 4. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency officials tell us Mr. Walker was not using a seat belt and was…

Midnight Shooting in Auburn Leaves One Victim in Critical Condition

Four individuals are currently recovering from gunshot wounds which were a result of a midnight shooting in Auburn. At around 12:12 Sunday morning, police responded to a complaint of gunshots at a residence located in the 600 block of Railroad Avenue. Upon arrival to the scene, officers located four individuals who appeared to have gunshot wounds. One victim was treated and…

Selma Hosts Police and Prayers Vigil Sunday Afternoon

Sunday afternoon many gathered in Selma for a prayer vigil in honor of racial healing in the community as well as the country. A racially diverse crowd gathered at Bloch Park where they reflected and prayed for racial healing. Ministers from churches in the area offered prayers for unity, equality, and peace. The group also prayed for a better relationship…

Dadeville Restaurant Manager Arrested on Drug Related Charges

A 33-year-old Dadeville man has been arrested and charged with six counts of Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance, three counts of Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana 1st degree, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana 2 nd degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Several Alabama law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant at a residence on…

Protests Force Target, CVS, and Walmart to Close Select Stores

U.S. retailers large and small have closed some of their stores across the country because of disruptions caused by the widespread street protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Target, CVS, Apple, and Walmart all said Sunday that they had temporarily closed or limited hours at some locations for safety reasons. In some places, their stores have…