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1 dead in east Birmingham; homicide investigation underway

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation in after finding a victim suffering a gunshot wound near an isolated road. Sunday afternoon, Birmingham police responded to the 8800 block of 14th Street North on [...]

2020-04-19T21:48:00+00:00April 19, 2020|Alabama|

Suspect captured in Auburn murder may be connected to murder of Dadeville couple

AUBURN, Ala. (WRBL) — A dangerous and frightening manhunt for a suspected killer is over in Birmingham. Auburn Police have secured Capital Murder warrants for a Columbus, Georgia man in the shooting death of Phenix City woman at a landscaping [...]

2020-04-19T19:08:01+00:00April 19, 2020|Alabama|

Watch: Thunderbirds salute essential workers with Colorado flyover

by: Phil Rankin and FOX31 Denver Posted: Apr 19, 2020 / 06:02 AM CDT / Updated: Apr 18, 2020 / 02:21 PM CDT DENVER (KDVR) — The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds honored essential front line workers in the COVID-19 pandemic [...]

2020-04-19T17:05:21+00:00April 19, 2020|Alabama|

Dr. Patrick Quirk talks COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts on mental health

Have a question about COVID-19? Email the question, your name, and your city to our doctors at coronaquestions@nexstar.tv to have it answered on “Coronavirus House Calls.” Watch the next episode RIGHT HERE on Sunday, April 19 at 3 p.m. CT! BIRMINGHAM, Ala. [...]

2020-04-19T16:04:31+00:00April 19, 2020|Alabama|

Coronavirus testing needs to go up by 350,000 per day for the US to reopen, Harvard researchers say

(CNN) — If the United States wants the economy to open back up — and stay that way — coronavirus testing must go up to at least 500,000 per day, Harvard researchers said. Testing nationwide is currently at 150,000 per day, they said, adding [...]

2020-04-19T15:01:52+00:00April 19, 2020|Alabama|

Huntsville restaurant giving away free, hot meals to those in need

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Copper Top Bar and Grill owners see a need in the community and are trying to meet it. It’s the restaurant’s fourth week giving away free hot meals on Saturdays. Yesterday’s menu included pork loin, green beans, [...]

2020-04-19T14:00:13+00:00April 19, 2020|Alabama|

John Krasinski hosted a virtual senior prom and it was epic

(CNN) — Not only did John Krasinski host a virtual senior prom, he was the DJ too. “The Office” star announced on his “Some Good News” YouTube show that he had plans to host an online prom Friday for high school seniors [...]

2020-04-19T10:57:41+00:00April 19, 2020|Alabama|

Birmingham police arrest suspect in officer-involved shooting

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Update (5 p.m): The Birmingham Police Department has confirmed that the suspect was arrested earlier today. The police also have another person of interest in their custody. Birmingham police believe that the suspect is responsible for a homicide [...]

2020-04-19T09:55:22+00:00April 19, 2020|Alabama|

N95 masks lost in tractor-trailer fire in Smith County, Tennessee

SMITH COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — EMS and EMA on the scene in Smith County told News 2 that N95 masks and special hospital gowns are lost after a tractor-trailer fire. The fire happened on Saturday near mile marker 262 on [...]

2020-04-19T07:51:53+00:00April 19, 2020|Alabama|

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issues Endangered Child Alert

NEW JOHNSONVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Bureau of Investigation needs your help in finding a missing child who might be endangered. Riley Moore, 15, is missing from New Johnsonville. This missing endangered child alert said she is 5’5” and 175 lbs, [...]

2020-04-19T05:46:43+00:00April 19, 2020|Alabama|

Alabamians split on reopening non-essential businesses before stay-at-home order ends

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Many currently shuttered businesses in Alabama could reopen over the next few weeks under new recommendations from a committee led by Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth. Some establishments like restaurants, hair salons, child care centers and small retail [...]

2020-04-19T04:46:08+00:00April 19, 2020|Alabama|

Raising Men Lawn Care founder delivers pizzas to essential workers

Posted: Apr 18, 2020 / 09:32 PM CDT / Updated: Apr 18, 2020 / 09:32 PM CDT HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – To thank essential workers for their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic, a Huntsville man delivered them dinner Saturday night. [...]

2020-04-19T03:45:29+00:00April 19, 2020|Alabama|

Walmart employees will be required to wear face coverings

(CNN) — America’s largest retailer will require all workers to wear face coverings starting Monday as the coronavirus pandemic ravages communities nationwide. The CEOs of Walmart and its Sam’s Club wholesale stores made the announcement in a statement Friday. “We will begin requiring that [...]

2020-04-19T02:44:14+00:00April 19, 2020|Alabama|

Birmingham Fire and Rescue investigating house fire on Pike Road

CULLMAN, Ala. (WIAT) — Saturday, the Cullman Police Department and Cullman Fire Rescue helped celebrate a very special little girl’s last chemo treatment by participating in a drive-thru parade. McKenna has been at St. Jude’s Hospital in Memphis since June 2019 undergoing [...]

2020-04-19T01:42:56+00:00April 19, 2020|Alabama|

No more chemo! Cullman authorities throw drive-by parade for child battling cancer

CULLMAN, Ala. (WIAT) — Saturday, the Cullman Police Department and Cullman Fire Rescue helped celebrate a very special little girl’s last chemo treatment by participating in a drive-thru parade. McKenna has been at St. Jude’s Hospital in Memphis since June 2019 undergoing [...]

2020-04-19T00:41:37+00:00April 19, 2020|Alabama|

Birmingham police search for suspect after officer involved shooting

by: Charisse McDaniel, Updated by Shannon Robinson Posted: Apr 18, 2020 / 07:41 AM CDT / Updated: Apr 18, 2020 / 05:37 PM CDT BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Update (5 p.m): The Birmingham Police Department has confirmed that the suspect [...]

2020-04-18T23:40:14+00:00April 18, 2020|Alabama|

Watch Live: White House coronavirus task force to hold Saturday briefing

WASHINGTON (AP/WCMH) — President Donald Trump and the White House coronavirus task force will hold a briefing Saturday to discuss latest efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. The briefing is tentatively scheduled for 5 p.m. Eastern and can be [...]

2020-04-18T22:38:49+00:00April 18, 2020|Alabama|

Mountain Brook PD searching for suspect vehicle in fatal hit-and-run accident

BROOKSIDE, Ala. (WIAT) — Brookside police are actively searching for a man who fled a traffic stop Saturday night. Brookside officers attempted a traffic stop around 8 p.m. on a vehicle on Cherry Avenue when the driver, identified as 21-year-old [...]

2020-04-18T21:37:03+00:00April 18, 2020|Alabama|

Brookside PD make arrest in attempted robbery at Dollar General

BROOKSIDE, Ala. (WIAT) — Brookside police are actively searching for a man who fled a traffic stop Saturday night. Brookside officers attempted a traffic stop around 8 p.m. on a vehicle on Cherry Avenue when the driver, identified as 21-year-old [...]

2020-04-18T20:35:02+00:00April 18, 2020|Alabama|

Officer-involved wreck ties up traffic at University Drive and Memorial Parkway

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Traffic was backed up at the intersection of University Drive and Memorial Parkway Saturday afternoon. A WHNT News 19 employee saw the wreck happen and said a driver failed to yield to an officer who was driving [...]

2020-04-18T19:30:18+00:00April 18, 2020|Alabama|

Huntsville Utilities forgiving late fees, creating fund to help unemployed, shelters

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Officials gave an update on Madison County’s response to COVID-19 Saturday. Crestwood Medical Center CEO Dr. Pam Hudson said the number of patients testing positive or being investigated for COVID-19 remains stable, hospitals remain open and safe, [...]

2020-04-18T18:28:22+00:00April 18, 2020|Alabama|

Birmingham businesses and charities helping others during COVID-19 pandemic

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – A lot of tragic stories have come out of the coronavirus pandemic. But there are plenty of positive things happening, as well. SoHo Social is a great example. The Homewood restaurant is offering deals to help [...]

2020-04-18T15:21:51+00:00April 18, 2020|Alabama|

Birmingham Museuem of Art offering virtual tours due to coronavirus-related social distancing

BIRMINHGAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- A tech startup called Satterfield Technologies has developed a new 3-D printed mask already being worn by some healthcare workers in Birmingham during the COVID-19 pandemic. The masks are made to have changeable, but also reusable [...]

2020-04-18T14:20:58+00:00April 18, 2020|Alabama|

Birmingham police search for suspect after officer involved shooting

BIRMINHGAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- A tech startup called Satterfield Technologies has developed a new 3-D printed mask already being worn by some healthcare workers in Birmingham during the COVID-19 pandemic. The masks are made to have changeable, but also reusable [...]

2020-04-18T13:19:41+00:00April 18, 2020|Alabama|

WATCH: Stocks rise worldwide, lifted by hopes for virus progress

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks around the world rose on Friday as investors latched onto strands of hope about progress in the fight against the coronavirus. The S&P 500 was up 1.3% in midday trading, though the gains faded a [...]

2020-04-18T12:18:10+00:00April 18, 2020|Alabama|

WATCH: Calhoun Co. EMA provide updates regarding COVID-19 pandemic

CALHOUN COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) Members of the Calhoun County Unified Command provide updates regarding the COVID-19 situation. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, Calhoun County has 63 confirmed cases and 1 coronavirus-related death. Health officials say so far [...]

2020-04-18T11:16:41+00:00April 18, 2020|Alabama|

Central AL Forecast: Light Showers Tonight, More Strong Storms for Sunday

TONIGHT: A weak cold front bringing with it some light showers.  Not expecting anything heavy as the showers begin forming after midnight, lasting into early Saturday.  Temperatures staying mild tonight with lows in the upper 50s.  Chance of rain 40%. [...]

2020-04-18T10:15:51+00:00April 18, 2020|Alabama|

Alabama National Guard assisting in nursing homes

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — Under the leadership of Governor Kay Ivey, the Alabama National Guard will assist nursing homes in response to COVID-19 as part of its “disinfection mission.” The National Guard teams will disinfect nursing homes that have positive [...]

2020-04-18T09:13:33+00:00April 18, 2020|Alabama|

Man dies after getting into physical altercation at Marino’s Market

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Birmingham Police Department is investigating the death of a man who was involved in a physical altercation with a security guard at Marino’s Market Thursday afternoon. BPD says the 50-year-old man went to the grocery [...]

2020-04-18T07:09:13+00:00April 18, 2020|Alabama|

Central AL Forecast: Light Showers Tonight, More Strong Storms for Sunday

TONIGHT: A weak cold front bringing with it some light showers.  Not expecting anything heavy as the showers begin forming after midnight, lasting into early Saturday.  Temperatures staying mild tonight with lows in the upper 50s.  Chance of rain 40%. [...]

2020-04-18T06:08:33+00:00April 18, 2020|Alabama|

Kenya governor puts Hennessy bottles in COVID-19 care packages

KENYA (CNN/WIAT) — According to CNN, Kenya governor Mike Sinko of the Kenyan capital city Nairobi, is facing scrutiny for reportedly giving out COVID-19 care packages with a surprise item: Hennessy. Sonko confirmed in a media briefing on Tuesday that [...]

2020-04-18T05:07:41+00:00April 18, 2020|Alabama|

Birmingham tech startup creates 3-D printed masks for healthcare workers

BIRMINHGAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A tech startup called Satterfield Technologies has developed a new 3-D printed mask already being worn by some healthcare workers in Birmingham during the COVID-19 pandemic. The masks are made to have changeable, but also reusable [...]

2020-04-18T04:06:56+00:00April 18, 2020|Alabama|

University of Montevallo to give students affected by COVID-19 financial support

MONTEVALLO, Ala. (WIAT) — The University of Montevallo has begun taking steps to provide financial support to students who have bee affected by the global coronavirus pandemic. The university announced earlier this month that they had planned to reimburse students [...]

2020-04-18T03:06:19+00:00April 18, 2020|Alabama|

ADOC: 3 Alabama inmates test positive for COVID-19, 1 potential death from virus

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Alabama Department of Corrections has announced that three inmates across the state prison system have tested positive for coronavirus and one has possibly died from the virus. One case has been confirmed at the Bullock [...]

2020-04-18T02:05:13+00:00April 18, 2020|Alabama|

Dean of UAB School of Medicine Dr. Selwyn Vickers on COVID-19 pandemic

(KCRG/CNN) --- Officials say that workers at the Tyson meat processing plant are coming to work sick with COVID-19 but they cannot shut down without state help. According to CNN, the meat processing plant in Iowa is still operating, despite [...]

2020-04-17T22:58:06+00:00April 17, 2020|Alabama|

WATCH LIVE: ‘LIBERATE!’: Trump tweets at Democratic governors of three states to lift coronavirus restrictions

WASHINGTON (AP) — One day after laying out a roadmap for gradually reviving economic activity, President Donald Trump urged his supporters to “LIBERATE” three states led by Democratic governors Friday, in effect encouraging protests against the stay-at-home restrictions against the [...]

2020-04-17T20:55:27+00:00April 17, 2020|Alabama|

Doctors answer your questions on ‘Coronavirus House Calls’

Have a question about COVID-19? Email the question, your name, and your city to our doctors at coronaquestions@nexstar.tv to have it answered on “Coronavirus House Calls.” Watch the next episode RIGHT HERE on Saturday, April 18 at 3 p.m. CT! CBS 42’s [...]

2020-04-17T19:52:11+00:00April 17, 2020|Alabama|

Actor Jack Black virtually visits patients at Children’s of Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — On Thursday, patients at Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham were treated to a visit by a special guest, a la computer screen. Jack Black, an actor and musician best known for movies like “School of Rock” [...]

2020-04-17T18:50:56+00:00April 17, 2020|Alabama|
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