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Car Accident Leaves Juvenile With Life-Threatening Injuries

At 6:15 Friday night,  The Montgomery Police Department responded to a single-vehicle collision involving three pedestrians in the 2800 block of Lagoon Park Drive. The three pedestrians were transported to a local hospital, two adults with non-life-threatening injuries and a juvenile with life-threatening injuries. The driver received no injuries. There is no further information at this time. Categories: Montgomery Metro,…

Town of Goshen Fire Chief Dies After Serving More Than 30 Years

According to the Town of Goshen’s Facebook page, Mark Miley, chief of the Goshen Fire Department passed away this morning at home with his wife Rhonda by his side. Chief Miley served with the department for more than 30 years. The Town of Goshen said, “this loss will leave a major void in our community due to his selfless nature…

The Number of Coronavirus Cases in Alabama Now Topping 3,000

There are now more than 3,000 COVID-19 cases reported in Alabama. Health officials said there have been 80 reported deaths in the state, but as of right now, they have only confirmed that 58 people have died from the virus. The rest are likely under investigation. More than 350 people have been hospitalized since March 13th. Most of these numbers…

Over 450 Healthcare Workers Have Been Infected With Covid-19

More than 450 health care workers in Alabama have been infected with COVID-19 as the total cases in the state neared 3,000. The Alabama Department of Public Health said that 464 employees in hospitals and doctors’ offices have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began in Alabama. Infections in health care workers accounted for more than 15% of all…

Tornado or Virus? Pandemic Means Tough Sheltering Decisions

Each day brings the United States closer to peak severe weather season, and especially with severe weather potentially hitting our area this Sunday those are faced with a question: Is it better to take on severe weather outside a community shelter or to face the possibility of contracting the coronavirus inside one? Tornado-prone states including Alabama are recommending that people…

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Debt Management Center Suspends Veteran Debts

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Debt Management Center is suspending all actions on veteran debts under the jurisdiction of the Treasury Department for 60 days.  The USDVA said it will continue to evaluate an extension of this timeline during the COVID-19 crisis. If the suspension is extended, the USDVA will update its website at…

Huntsville Synagogue vandalized with swastikas

A Huntsville synagogue has been vandalized with swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti at the start of Passover. News outlets report that Huntsville police are investigating after the Etz Chayim temple was desecrated Wednesday night. Photos show at least two Nazi symbols on the exterior of the building along with religious slurs. A statement from another Jewish congregation in the city,…

How to Safely Grocery Shop During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Everyday tasks that were deemed as simple are now turning into a hassle all because of the coronavirus pandemic. While grocery shopping we now have to take certain precautions that we never had to think of before. Mirjam-Colette Kempf, Ph.D., MPH, an infectious diseases expert and a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing, gave a few tips…

Gov. Ivey Awards Grant for Auburn Training Connection Program

Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded an $80,000 grant to assist in the development of a program that assists startup entrepreneurs. The Auburn Training Connection is using grant funds to help with business guidance as well as aiding in developing prototypes for Alabama entrepreneurs. The ATC will review applications from Alabama entrepreneurs for the program and select those who meet the…

The Town of Fort Deposit Implements New Laws Amid The Coronavirus Outbreak

The Town Of Fort Deposit has issued an “Order of The State Health Officer Suspending Certain Public Gatherings Due to the Risk of the Infection by COVID-19” and, also passed a resolution “Declaring The Town of Fort Deposit State of Emergency.” A curfew from 10 p.m-5 a.m has also been issued.  Anyone violating this curfew will face the following fines:  1….