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An Oxford man killed a woman and shot her 4-year-old son in her home north of Weaver Saturday before shooting himself, according to Weaver police.
Legislation to create a new state agency to oversee the expansion and availability of high-speed broadband internet services throughout the state is close to final passage in the State House.
House Bill 93 as amended would let newer teachers in the state rollover each year their sick leave and get paid for unused days when they retire. Current Tier II teachers lose unused days each year.
The Alabama Senate on Tuesday voted to delay by two years the holdback requirement in the Alabama Literacy Act, despite opposition from some chamber leaders.
“This is nothing like what we had a few weeks ago,” said a National Weather Service forecaster. But there is still some chance of tornadoes Thursday and Saturday.
The state’s mask mandate expires Friday at 5 p.m., and the new public health order, in place until May 5, contains mostly suggestions for residents and businesses, not mandates.
Legislation in the Alabama State House would increase the allowable tax credit for individuals and corporations that donate to private school scholarships through the Alabama Accountability Act.
The Pfizer vaccine will be available to those 16 and up, while the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be made available to ages 18 and up.
The Alabama Legislature on Thursday approved a bill that would allow churches and small businesses to remain open during states of emergency. It now goes to the governor.
Meteorologists from the National Weather Service have been busy forecasting storms, but in between issuing warnings they’ve been driving across Alabama, gathering data like forensic detectives.
Alabama’s daily COVID 19 statistics continue to improve, with hospitalizations, deaths and new cases trending downward to look like they did at almost a year ago when the pandemic was first starting.
While K-12 schools, colleges and universities are expected to get more than $4 billion total between three rounds of federal COVID-19 relief, the Advancement and Technology Fund can be spent in ways the federal money can’t and is still critical to schools.
The NWS has moved up the timing on its forecast of severe weather today, with storms now expected in the Calhoun County area between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Storms are expected to arrive in Calhoun County between 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. “This is not going to be anything like we had on Thursday. It won’t be as widespread," NWS spokesman said.
Five people died in Calhoun County Thursday after a wave of spring storms brought a tornado to communities already far too familiar with the damage a twister can do.