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According to the latest risk map from the state, there are more “very high risk” counties for COVID-19 in Alabama.

The Alabama Department of Public Health map shows six counties are in red. Most of them are in north Alabama.

Dr. Ellen Eaton with UAB Infectious Diseases Division believes it reflects the fatigue of dealing with COVID-19. She says everyone is tired wearing face coverings and staying at home, but it’s something Eaton tells us we will have to continue to do at least for the foreseeable future.

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An estimated 60 teachers with the Montgomery Public Schools system led a protest at the MPS Central Office Tuesday.

About 300 teachers were expected to call out of work for the day.

The protest came as many students returned to the classroom for the first time this semester despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Residents in multiple cities around Alabama are heading to the polls again to pick the winners in some municipal runoff elections.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. in a number of cities. In the WVAS listening area, there are 32 races to be decided for either mayor or city council seats.

UAB creating program to teach children about guns

Oct 1, 2020

Researchers in the University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Arts and Sciences are creating a gun training program for children.

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  A federal judge says older Alabama voters at risk for contracting COVID-19 shouldn’t have to comply with all the state’s requirements for casting absentee ballots in November.

U.S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon ruled Wednesday that being forced to follow some provisions could wrongly endanger their lives. The decision came in a lawsuit filed on behalf of voters with health problems.

Dallas County Schools is outfitting 30 buses in it’s fleet — with Wi-Fi technology.

“It’s our plan to eventually have all 72 of our buses outfitted, but this first 30 will be placed strategically,” said Superintendent Hattie Shelton.

  “We still have some students that are still not getting internet well. And so, hopefully, this will help.”

Shelton says the buses will be placed in rural areas of the county where there is spotty or no internet service available for students.

The school bus hot spots provide internet access within a 300 feet radius of the bus.

Hurricane Sally: Closings & Cancellations

Sep 16, 2020

  Hurricane Sally is prompting closings and cancellations in our area. This is the latest list from Alabama News Network. We will be updating this list, so check back often.

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Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall is warning Alabamians of price gauging during the State of Emergency. The price gauging law is in effect ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Sally.

Alabama’s price gouging law comes into effect when the Governor declares a State of Emergency and it prohibits the ‘unconscionable pricing’ of items for sale or rent.

Cash reward offered for info in ASU student’s death

Sep 15, 2020

  A $1,000 cash reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest of those involved in the death of Alabama State University student Adam Dowdell, Jr.

Alabama reports 659 COVID cases, no deaths Monday

Sep 8, 2020

Alabama added 659 new cases of COVID-19 Monday, according to data from the Alabama Department of Public Health, with another 11,499 probable cases.

The state now reports a total of 132,973 cases.

The state didn’t confirm any new fatalities Monday as the death toll stands at 2,276, including 124 probable cases.

The seven-day average for new cases stands at 617 per day, well below highs seen in mid-July when Alabama reached an average of 1,850 per day.

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