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As of Tuesday morning, the Alabama Department of Public Health has confirmed 13 people have died from the coronavirus.

According to the data map from ADPH, there are over 950 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state.

Over 6,500 people have been tested and 13 people have been confirmed to have died from COVID-19.

ADPH says there have been 18 deaths reported but not all have been confirmed to have been related to the virus.

A breakdown of the deaths by county according to ADPH:

Alabama COVID-19 Cases Update

Mar 26, 2020

The number of COVID-19 cases across Alabama has jumped to almost 400.

According to The Alabama Department of Public Health there are 386 cases in 39 counties as of Wednesday at 4:30pm. However, there was a jump of 103 new cases as it was 283 confirmed cases as of 10:30 am Wednesday.

ADPH has also confirmed Alabama’s first death from the coronavirus.

A breakdown of cases in our area has…
Autauga County – 4 cases

Butler County – 1 case

Dallas County – 2 cases

Elmore County – 9 cases

Lee County – 40 cases

Don't Fall For The Scam

Mar 20, 2020

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is warning its customers about national Coronavirus scams. 

Scam Warning Signs: 

Multiple school systems around Alabama are setting up times for drive-through lunch pickups. The programs are designed to support children who depend on schools for breakfast or lunch, even as schools are closed due to coronavirus.

Montgomery Public Schools - The following locations will provide the meals:

"You Killed My Brother"

Mar 13, 2020

The sister of a man recently executed in Alabama, whose case drew national scrutiny because he was not the gunman, has confronted the state's governor.  

WSFA reported that the sister of executed inmate Nathaniel Woods approached Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey as she spoke at a news conference Thursday.

Woods received a lethal injection last week for his capital murder conviction in the 2004 slayings of three Birmingham police officers.

Authorities acknowledged Nathaniel Woods was not the triggerman in the slayings, but prosecutors maintained he was a culpable accomplice.

WVAS Clip of the Day

Mar 10, 2020

Check out the WVAS clip of the Day: Vincent Ingala's "Caught Me By Surprise"

WVAS, the Voice of Alabama State University received a best in broadcasting award at the 2020 ABBY awards dinner; which was held at The Club Inc. in Birmingham, Alabama on Saturday, March 7. News reporter and talk show host Robb Taylor and news director Melanie Hogan received an ABBY award for Best Medium Market Talk Show. This is the seventh consecutive year that the weekly talk show 90.7 Perspectives has received recognition for being one of Alabama's best in broadcasting.

Ida B. Wells' Battle to Uncover the Truth is a one hour program produced by the independent public radio and podcast group Humankind. The program examines the life of Wells who emerged as a powerful investigative journalist after the civil war. She was one of the firsts to publish documented accounts of lynhcings across the country. Guest commentary is provided by N.Y.

Local School Closings & Delays

Feb 6, 2020

The threat for severe weather on Thursday has prompted some local school systems to delay the start of classes or to close.

Here is the latest list:

Montgomery Public Schools – open at 10 AM

*MPS buses are scheduled to be at bus pickup locations at 8:30 AM

Alabama State University – open at 11AM

Tallapoosa County Schools – open at 10 AM

Lowndes Academy – open at 10 AM

Valiant Cross Academy – open at 10 AM

LEAD Academy – open at 10 AM

Hooper Academy – open at 10 AM

Prattville Christian Academy – open at 10AM

WVAS welcomes Alternative Radio

Feb 3, 2020

Alternative Radio, a weekly one hour public affairs program, has been added to the program lineup at WVAS and debuts tonight at 6 p.m. The program is hosted by award-winning journalist David Barsamian and covers issues that are rarely discussed on the corporate media stage. Tonight's guest will be Rev. William Barber, a political activist and member of the national board of the National Associaiton of the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).  Find out more about Alternative Radio at www.alternativeradio.org

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