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ALDI opens second Montgomery grocery store location

Jun 10, 2021
WSFA News 12

  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
WSFA News 12

  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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  Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is weighing whether to delay next year’s high-stakes requirement to hold back third-graders who aren’t reading on grade level. Ivey has through Thursday to sign legislation by Democratic Sen. Rodger Smitherman of Birmingham that would push back the promotion requirement from the 2021-22 school year to the 2023-24 school year.

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President Biden said he's not focused on whether he can "trust" the Russian President ahead of their sit-down later this week, but he's hoping that he will be able to find some areas where he can work with Vladimir Putin — while laying out "red lines" for other areas.

Biden spoke with reporters after a day of meetings with NATO allies in Brussels. He said he discussed the upcoming U.S.-Russia summit with members of the alliance and that leaders were supportive of his outreach to Putin.

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Benjamin Netanyahu ends the longest term for any Israeli prime minister, 12 years, with a history of alliance with U.S. Republicans.

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that some crack cocaine offenders sentenced to harsh prison terms more than a decade ago cannot get their sentences reduced under a federal law adopted with the purpose of doing just that.

The U.S. is banning the importation of dogs from more than 100 countries for at least a year because of a sharp increase in the number of puppies imported into the country with fraudulent rabies vaccination certificates.

The Israeli government has banned the sale of fur in the fashion industry, becoming the first country to outlaw the controversial clothing material that opponents say leads to the slaughter of millions of animals each year.

The first time actor Antony Ramos saw In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway production about a Latinx community in New York City's Washington Heights neighborhood, he was floored.

"The pulse of this musical, it feels close to me," he says. "I hadn't felt that watching a musical ever. ... Watching In the Heights, it just gave me this hope, like, wow, this is what a Broadway show can be."