Archives: April 2021

Kentuck Hosting Art Night Tonight

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Nayeli Pineda TUSCALOOSA – The Kentuck Art Center is hosting a socially distanced in-person Art Night on April 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is free and meant to celebrate art and artists around the community. Specifically, this Art Night features Folkstream by Jerry Coker, an artist well

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Senior Transportation Company Looking for Contractors

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Nayeli Pineda TUSCALOOSA – Senior transportation provider Envoy America is actively looking to hire people in Tuscaloosa. The specialized senior transportation service also offers companionship and assistance for their clients. Envoy offers assistance for people enduring chemotherapy, dialysis and other treatments or appointments. The company’s mission is “to help seniors,

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FAA Grants Alabama Millions for Airport Infrastructure Upgrades

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Harrison Holland On March 31, U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby announced a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration of more than $11 million to Alabama airports. The U.S. Department of Transportation approved the grants and the money will be used for various improvements of infrastructure, including construction, safety advancements, and equipment

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Alabama Looking at Implementing Statewide Storm Alerts

In response to Alabama’s ongoing severe weather, lawmakers say they want to establish a statewide emergency notification system. A bill for the creation of the system got passed in 2020, so all the state needs now is funding. Alabama Sen. Jabo Wagoner said he expects lawmakers to look at the issue as they debate approval

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Alabama Researchers Get National Weather Service Grant

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Josh Ragsdale A University of Alabama researcher is leading a study examining how people use tornado-related weather information. College of Communication and Information Sciences Journalism and Creative Media Department Chair Cory Armstrong received a $15,000 grant from the National Weather Service so she and her team can survey how in

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Pfizer: Vaccine Effective up to 6 Months Later

By The Associated Press NEW YORK – Pfizer says its vaccine continues to be effective against COVID-19 up to six months later. Pfizer and its German partner, BioNTech, announced updated results Thursday from their ongoing late-stage study of more than 44,000 volunteers. The companies said the vaccine was 91% effective against symptomatic disease and was

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Heavy Rains Shut Down Bridge, Cause Road Damage in Alabama

JASPER, Ala. (AP) – Several roads and bridges were shut down in north Alabama after days of heavy rain, and it could take weeks to repair some of the damage. In Walker County, more than a dozen roads had to be closed because of flooding. One road collapsed completely after high water eroded the ground

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