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Montgomery Chamber Projects Major Losses in Tourism Industry

The Montgomery Chamber’s Convention and Visitors Bureau is projecting millions of dollars in lost revenue. Chamber officials say 20 large conferences or events have already cancelled, adding up to at least $3 million in lost revenue for the city and county. Hotel occupancy numbers have also dropped.  Usually this time of year, it would be around 70%.  Meg Lewis with…

One Dead, One Injured in Sunday Night Shooting

Montgomery Police are investigating a deadly shooting. They say a man was shot in the 4000 block of Norman Bridge Road Sunday night. He died at the scene. Police say a second victim was found at a local hospital, that person has serious injuries. No arrests have been made, if you have any information call Crimestoppers at 215-stop. Categories: News…

ALEA: Three Wrecks Under Investigation on 85 Near Mile Marker 34

State Troopers are on scene of three Friday morning wrecks on Interstate 85 southbound near mile marker 34. Trooper Benjamin Carswell tells Alabama News Network that one wreck involves a fatality.  Another wreck involves a vehicle fire and Trooper Carswell says a volunteer fire department truck is also involved in a wreck in the area.  He says a firefighter has…

1 Killed by Suspected Tornado as Storms Rake South

HEADLAND, Ala. (AP) – One person is dead after a night of severe weather blasted the Deep South. A south Alabama coroner says 61-year-old Jerry Oliver Williams of Henry County was killed when a suspected tornado hit a mobile home Sunday night. Rescuers found the man’s body under the wreckage, but his wife and child weren’t hurt. The death came…

Meeting Montgomery’s Healthcare Heroes

Thursday marks one month since Baptist Health opened its Coronavirus Care Clinic in Montgomery and later added a clinic in Prattville.  In that time, they’ve seen close to 2,000 patients and have confirmed more than 100 positive cases. Now we’re meeting the people working around the clock to keep our community safe. “I don’t know what a hero is really…

Montgomery Man Killed While Riding Bike Near Wetumpka

A single-vehicle crash at 5:53 a.m. Thursday, April 9, has claimed the life of a bicyclist. John F. Jenkins, 49, of Montgomery was struck by a 2016 Jeep Compass while he was cycling in the roadway. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred on Alabama 170 near mile marker 3, approximately one mile north of Wetumpka. The…

Nursing Homes Facing Testing, Supply Needs

The number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Alabama nursing homes continues to climb.  The Alabama Nursing Home Association says 31 nursing homes in 17 counties have at least one case. Chapman Healthcare Center in Alexander City has six COVID-19 cases in residents.  Five residents at Capitol Hill Healthcare in Montgomery have also tested positive.  Hillview Terrace in Montgomery has one…

ADPH Prepares for Increase of COVID-19 Patients

The number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Alabama has surpassed 1,000. State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris says that between 120 and 130 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients are in hospitals currently and half of those patients are in intensive care units. “We have very large number of patients who are on ventilators, much more than we would expect for…

Storm Shelters Impacted by COVID-19

The Coronavirus outbreak will impact storm shelters in our area. Autauga County EMA Director Ernie Baggett tells Alabama News Network that fewer people will be allowed into the county’s shelters because of social distancing.  The county has two FEMA rated shelters at Boone’s Chapel and Posey’s Crossroads Baptist Church, but as of now Baggett says they will not be open…

Macon County EMA Director Concerned by Lack of Testing

A major concern with Coronavirus testing in Alabama is access in the rural areas.  These areas are already medically under-served and present challenges for state health leaders. Macon County EMA Director Frank Lee says the lack of testing is a big issue in the county.  At this point, he is not aware of any public testing sites in Macon County. …