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State Health Officer Talks Surging COVID Cases and Upcoming Vaccines

Coronavirus cases continue to surge in Alabama. The last three days have all seen record high case numbers and hospitalizations. Senator Doug Jones and State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris addressed the situation today. Dr. Harris and Senator Jones talked for more than an hour Friday morning about everything from those record high numbers to vaccine developments. Dr. Harris said…

Montgomery DA’s Office Introducing Initiative to Lower Homicides & Counsel Youth

Several Montgomery agencies are coming together to lower the homicide rate in Montgomery and help at-risk youth. So far, Montgomery has recorded 59 homicides this year, a number much higher than past years. The Helping Montgomery Families Initiative, or H.M.F.I, was established in 2008, working to help students get back on track who continuously are suspended from school. Now that…

Warming Shelters Open in Montgomery

As temperatures are expected to fall below freezing, the City of Montgomery and EMA are opening a warming shelter for those who need a place to stay safe. Therapeutic Recreation Center located off of Augusta Avenue in Montgomery opened its doors at 3 Monday for anyone needing a place to sleep and stay warm as temperatures continue to drop. Masks,…

Salvation Army Thanksgiving Lunch Still Underway

A Thanksgiving tradition of giving back is still happening Thursday in Montgomery despite the pandemic. The Salvation Army’s annual Thanksgiving lunch will look a little different this year, though. Montgomery’s Salvation Army is still serving roughly 350 meals, but they have changed the way they’re doing to make sure people stay safe. Lt. Bryan Farrington said community members can pick…

Remembering State Rep. Alvin Holmes

Alvin Holmes, 81 years old when he died Saturday, leaves a legacy to remember — from marching beside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr to advocating for more jobs for Black Alabamians. Secretary of State John Merrill served with Holmes in the Alabama House of Representatives from 2010 to 2014, saying his dedication and spirit is one Alabama will miss. “No…

Alabama News Network’s “Magical Christmas Toy Drive” Underway at Eastdale Mall

Alabama News Network’s Magical Christmas Toy Drive has become a holiday tradition for everyone in our area. This is our 7th annual event to collect toys for the Salvation Army of Montgomery to deliver to children in need. This year, the Magical Christmas Toy Vault is at Eastdale Mall, between the Ice Palace and At Home. We invite you to…

Overturned Log Truck Causes Traffic Delays in Crenshaw County

Credit: Crenshaw County Facebook Credit: Crenshaw County Facebook Credit: Crenshaw County Facebook Credit: Crenshaw County Facebook An overturned log truck is causing delays in Crenshaw County Monday morning. According to Crenshaw County Office’s Facebook page, the accident is on North Glenwood Drive. The wreck does involve entrapment and downed powerlines. There are no injuries reported from the accident. Officials say…

Botox for Breast Cancer Awareness

The River Region Facial Plastics teamed with the American Cancer Society Saturday to help in the fight against breast cancer. The River Region Facial Plastics at Jackson Clinic held a Botox for Breast Cancer event to benefit the American Cancer Society and its mission to help women and men battling breast cancer. The event was held at the Jackson Hospital…

One Dead Following Shooting in Lee County

The Lee County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 8000 block of US Hwy 29 North at about 8:30 Friday night in reference to shots fired. When deputies and EMS arrived, they discovered of Valley dead. Authorities say it appears that Schwarz was shot and sustained other injuries. There was a gathering at the home Schwarz was at when an argument…