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Alabama governor signs bill to ban curbside voting

May 27, 2021
WSFA News 12

  Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed legislation to ban curbside voting in the state.

Ivey’s office announced Wednesday that she had signed the bill by Republican Rep. Wes Allen of Troy.

It would forbid election workers from setting up curbside areas for people to vote as well as forbid the setting up of voting machines outside a polling place.

The action codifies the view held by Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill who argued in a court case last year that existing state law did not allow curbside voting.

The Wonder Years (ABC/Erika Doss)

ABC has announced that it will reboot its hit series “The Wonder Years” this fall. It will feature a Black family living in Montgomery during the late 1960s.

Just like the original series that ran from 1988-1993, the show will look at life through the point of view of a boy who is coming of age. This time, it will be 12-year-old Dean, who is growing up with his middle-class family.

WSFA News 12

  The Alabama Department of Public Health is reporting 10,978 deaths related to COVID-19 in Alabama. The state says 8,648 of those deaths are confirmed to be from coronavirus, while 2,330 are probable.

The ADPH reports there have been 531,094 total cases of coronavirus in Alabama - 410,483 being confirmed and 120,611 being probable. There have been 2,531,623 diagnostic tests conducted and 135,849 antibody tests. These numbers are as of May 11.

In the last 14 days, 111,198 people have been tested and 3,327 positive cases have been reported.

  The Alabama Department of Public Health is reporting 10,913 deaths related to COVID-19 in Alabama. The state says 8,602 of those deaths are confirmed to be from coronavirus, while 2,311 are probable.

The ADPH reports there have been 528,784 total cases of coronavirus in Alabama - 409,028 being confirmed and 119,756 being probable. There have been 2,510,134 diagnostic tests conducted and 134,324 antibody tests. These numbers are as of May 3.

In the last 14 days, 118,822 people have been tested and 3,771 positive cases have been reported.

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 Restaurant owners are seeing customers return in waves now that more people are vaccinated and feel more comfortable about going out, but many are having trouble meeting the demands of crowds.

The owner of Tostadas in Homewood says staff have a lot more mouths to feed these days

“In the last 6 weeks, our business has picked up and we’re seeing volume we haven’t seen in a long time,” said Hal Craig, Owner.

But, even after a busy weekend rush – the restaurant was forced to close Monday.

Alabama News Network

Governor Kay Ivey has signed SB 352 to waive interest on late payments on individual 2020 income taxes. Earlier this year, the U.S. Treasury Department and IRS extended the federal filing and payment date from April 15 to May 17.

A new mural celebrating Alabama’s children was unveiled in downtown Montgomery Wednesday.

Embrace Alabama Kids staff, board of directors and supporters joined Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed, city officials and local artists to unveil the new mural located at 420 Clay Street, adjacent to the Nat King Cole mural.

The agency says the mural is dedicated to shine a light on critical issues facing Alabama’s vulnerable children. Gov. Kay Ivey has proclaimed April 11-17 as Embrace Alabama Kids Week.

Alabama News Network

The sweet potato could soon be the official state vegetable of Alabama.

The Alabama Legislature on Tuesday gave final approval to a bill to name the sweet potato as the official state vegetable.

The House of Representatives voted 94-4 for the bill, sending it on to Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey for her signature.

Alabama has a long list of official state emblems, including an official state fruit, bird and amphibian.

Like others, the bill to elevate the tuber started as a classroom idea. A Harvest home school class submitted the idea.

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