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UAB Hospital Ready To Vaccinate More People, Waiting On More Vaccine

Alabama's biggest hospital says it could establish a mass vaccination site this week if it had more doses.

Alabama Young Voters On Capitol Attacks: ‘We Can’t Unsee Those Images’

Young voters of both parties look toward the future as a new administration takes over.

Woodfin Looks Toward A Better 2021 In State Of The Community Address

The mayor discussed continued neighborhood revitalization, the rise in homicides, and encouraging economic development projects on the horizon.

Scales Announces Bid For Mayor

The county commissioner would be the first elected female mayor of the city.

The History In ‘Angel Of Greenwood’ Could Not Be More Timely

Birmingham's Randi Pink's new book 'Angel of Greenwood' is reviewed by Caitlyn Paxson, a regular reviewer for NPR Books.

Union Election At Amazon Warehouse Set For February 8

About 6,000 Amazon workers from the fulfillment center in Bessemer will begin voting next month on whether to unionize.

Justice Department Knew 2018 Border Policy Would Separate Children From Families

Alabama’s Jeff Sessions is facing criticism for his role as former U.S. Attorney General in a new report by the Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General.

High Demand For COVID-19 Vaccine Strains Health Departments In South

An uneven vaccine rollout across Southern states is causing frustration. Health departments are overwhelmed with people seeking shots as phone lines and websites are unable to keep up with the demand.

Huntsville Picked For Headquarters Of New U.S. Space Command

The Air Force said Huntsville is the “preferred and reasonable’’ site pending a required environmental impact study.

Alabama Man Faces 17 Indictments After Riots At The U.S. Capitol

An Alabama man who was arrested last week following riots at the U.S. Capitol now faces additional federal weapons charges.

What You Need To Know About The COVID Vaccine Rollout In Alabama

Answers to your questions about the coronavirus vaccine rollout in Alabama. Who is eligible? How can you sign up to get a vaccine?

Next Phase of COVID-19 Vaccinations In Jefferson County Could Start Next Week

The state authorized all counties to begin vaccinating first responders and people 75 years and older. But health officials say it will likely be next week before they can start doing that.

Democrats Gearing Up for Effort to Oust Mo Brooks in 2022

U.S. Representative Mo Brooks is facing backlash after his comments last week surrounding the pro-Trump riots at the U.S. Capitol.

Partly Numb, A UAB ICU Nurse Finds Ways To Carry On

Caring for record numbers of coronavirus patients in the hospital takes a heavy toll on health care workers like Kelsey Jacks.

Bernard Lockhart’s Work Ethic Fueled His Passion For Jazz And Community-Building

Bernard Lockhart, founder of Avondale's Jazz in the Park, died last month from complications related to COVID-19.

Alabama Man Faces Federal Charges Following Riots At The U.S. Capitol

Lonnie Leroy Coffman, a 70-year-old from Falkville, Alabama, faces federal charges after being arrested this week during riots at the U.S. Capitol.

Turning Red Line Green: Virtual Conference Brings Attention To Underserved Areas

In the past, certain areas of Birmingham that were up for redevelopment faced discriminatory practices by banks and insurance companies. Some bankers, regulators, developers and entrepreneurs want to change that.

Birmingham Pastor Calls For A State Of Emergency Over Murder Rate

The number of homicides rose in the city in 2020. Birmingham started 2021 with three murders over three days.

One Alabamian Dies During Siege At U.S. Capitol

One person from Alabama is dead after yesterday’s riots at the U.S. Capitol.

Alabama Republicans Condemn Pro-Trump Mob As Many Vow To Continue The Fight

Alabama lawmakers in Congress ranged in their reactions to Wednesday's Capitol breach by a mob of Trump supporters.

Hotels, Recovery Rooms And Waiting Rooms Pressed Into Service As UAB’s Patient Load Rises

UAB Hospital is daily caring for a record number of new COVID-19 patients. These patients have been hospitalized because they are very sick or may be unable to survive without intensive medical care, according to UAB.

Overwhelmed With COVID Patients, Alabama Hospitals Near Crisis Level

With more than 3000 people hospitalized with COVID-19, Alabama's hospitals are transferring patients out of state and cutting services.

Birmingham Council Goes Virtual, Mayor Still Hospitalized

Jefferson County's recent spike in COVID-19 cases — along with Mayor Randall Woodfin’s recent COVID diagnosis and hospitalization — finally pushed the city council's weekly meeting fully online.

Woodfin Hospitalized With COVID

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin was hospitalized Monday for symptoms related to COVID-19.

‘Oh My God!’ Alabama Running Out Of ICU Beds, And The Christmas Rush Hasn’t Even Begun

Alabama's ICU beds are filling up and the state has not yet seen the rush of new cases from holiday gatherings, according to the president of the Alabama Hospital Association.

Birmingham Police Need The Public’s Help In Solving Homicides, Woodfin Says

The overall crime rate in Birmingham went down compared to last year, but the city’s murder rate increased 13 percent in 2020, according to data from the Birmingham Police Department.

Here’s What Kids Yearn For In A Post-Pandemic World

As we welcome a new year, we asked kids what they're most looking forward to after the pandemic.

UAB’s Marrazzo Concerned About Rising COVID Numbers, But Hopeful About Vaccines

Alabama ranks third in the nation in per capita hospitalizations for COVID-19.

Birmingham Council OKs Incentives For Project At Old Carraway Hospital

The Birmingham City Council approved an economic incentives package this week for the long-awaited redevelopment of the former Carraway Hospital property.

Two Birmingham Water Board Leaders Reappointed, Two New Members Named

The Birmingham City Council approved four appointments to the Birmingham Water Works Board on Tuesday.

Jeffco Health Department To Roll Out Moderna Vaccine

The health department will soon begin its vaccine rollout as UAB drafts a timeline for making the vaccine available to more employees.

Bored Kids Stuck At Home? One Teen Finds A Captive Audience For Coding

Hoover High School sophomore Shaams Nur launched Hoover Codes earlier this year. It's a virtual computer programming camp for kids ages 8-12.