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  The city of Montgomery announced Tuesday that first responders and front-line workers will soon see a hefty bump in the size of their paychecks thanks to a realignment of the city’s pay plans.

Now, it’s explaining how much money that decision will cost taxpayers and where the money will come from.

ALDI opens second Montgomery grocery store location

Jun 10, 2021
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  Montgomery residents now have another option for grocery shopping. A grand opening ceremony was held Thursday morning for the area’s newest ALDI store.

Balloons and a ceremonial ribbon-cutting event greeted those waiting outside the new store, located in the former Earth Fare building on Eastchase Parkway.

 

The new store is part of ALDI’s multi-billion dollar national expansion plan to become the third-largest U.S. grocery retailer by store count by the end of 2022, the company said.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announces reelection bid

Jun 3, 2021

Gov. Kay Ivey has announced she will seek a second full term in office as governor.

The announcement came Wednesday through her reelection campaign team.

Ivey, 76, says that while her first term was marked with historic economic growth, record-low unemployment, and critical improvements in education and to the state’s infrastructure, more work remains.

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City Councillor, Oronde Mitchell is bringing a new type of basketball league to the city of Montgomery. He says the purpose of this league is to allow students to have something to do outside of school that can help the youth in the community.

The Montgomery Basketball League will consist of 8 teams with students ages 14 to 18.  The expectation is to bring about mentor-ship as well as competition to the youth in the community. The league will even consist of a NBA style draft so that students get the opportunity to get picked for different teams and compete for top spots.

ADPH opens 10 no appointment, walk-in vaccine clinics

Jun 1, 2021
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  The Alabama Department of Public Health is opening a number of free walk-in vaccine clinics around the state where no appointment is necessary.

ADPH has been pushing for more people in this state to get vaccinated, looking for ways to reach more people and make it easier and more accessible. These walk-in clinics will serve as just one of the ways the department can work towards that goal.

Anyone 18 and older will be eligible for the Moderna vaccine at 10 different sites in the East Central District. Here are the locations, days and hours for the walk-in clinics:

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ATLANTA — Tropical Depression Claudette claimed 12 lives in Alabama as the storm swept across the southeastern U.S., causing flash flooding and spurring tornadoes that destroyed dozens of homes.

Ten people, including nine children, were killed Saturday in a 15-vehicle crash about 35 miles (55 kilometers) south of Montgomery on Interstate 65, according to Butler County Coroner Wayne Garlock.

Updated June 20, 2021 at 9:09 AM ET

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Forecasters warned of life-threatening flash flooding in parts of the Deep South, particularly across central Alabama, as Tropical Depression Claudette traveled over coastal states early Sunday.

Heavy rain led to high water late Saturday into early Sunday in the Birmingham and Tuscaloosa metropolitan areas.

Let's face it. If you are a mushroom scientist, you are hopelessly outnumbered.

By one estimate, there are between 2.2 million and 3.8 million species of fungi — and more than 90% of them aren't cataloged.

A Juneteenth celebration in Cape May, N.J., yesterday doubled as the grand opening day of the new Harriet Tubman Museum.

About 200 people gathered in Rotary Park for the city's first significant Juneteenth celebration, organized by the museum. The event of African drumming and speeches by town leaders drew some for their first taste of Juneteenth as it becomes a national holiday.

WILTON MANORS, Fla. — A driver slammed into spectators Saturday evening at the start of a Pride parade in South Florida, killing one man and seriously injuring another, authorities said.

Some witnesses said the crash appeared to be an intentional act, but Fort Lauderdale Police Detective Ali Adamson told reporters that authorities were investigating all possibilities.

The collision happened during the Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Parade. Wilton Manors is just north of Fort Lauderdale.

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