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Lawmakers advance bill on permitless carry

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama lawmakers have advanced a Republican-sponsored bill that would do away with the requirement to get a permit to carry a concealed handgun. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 6-4 for the legislation. The bill now moves…

How could new omicron variant impact West Alabama?

Although hospital numbers around the country continue decreasing, state health officials think staying on guard and prepared is imperative, especially considering the rise of the . "Just because you've had positive movement one day or over a couple of days,…

What we learned as No.1 Auburn defeats Alabama basketball

By: WVUA 23 Digital Reporter AJ Holliday Alabama basketball traveled to the Plains to take on the No.1 Auburn Tigers on Tuesday, the Tigers defeated the Crimson Tide 100-81. The Tigers won their 18th consecutive game to improve to…

Testimony concludes in dueling Roy Moore defamation cases

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Testimony has concluded in the dueling defamation lawsuits brought by former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore and the woman who accused him of sexual misconduct when she was a teen. Circuit Judge John Rochester told jurors…

DCH reports decrease in COVID-19 hospitalizations

In many parts of the country, COVID-19 hospitalizations are trending downward, and that's in line with what's happening here in West Alabama. DCH Health System Marketing and Communications Vice President…

Tom Brady retires after 22 seasons, 7 Super Bowl titles

By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Tom Brady has retired after winning seven Super Bowls and setting numerous passing records in an unprecedented 22-year career. He made the announcement in a long post on Instagram.…

COVID-19 hospitalizations decline 5% across Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 has decreased about 5% in Alabama since last week, a potential sign of improvement in the fight against the pandemic. Statistics from the Alabama Department of Public Health showed…

Alabama proposes alcohol sales at Coleman Coliseum

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Joseph King University of Alabama fans who attend basketball games and gymnastics meets in Coleman Coliseum may soon be able to enjoy an ice-cold beer or glass of wine while they cheer on the Crimson…

Tuscaloosa debating new city district maps Wednesday

https://youtu.be/5Jee4XtacMk After a decade of use, Tuscaloosa is once again redrawing its district map. New maps are required after any major Census, like the one in 2020, because the city's goal is to ensure its population is represented as equally…

Alabama appeals to Supreme Court in redistricting fight

Alabama is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court in the fight over congressional district lines. The state filed an emergency request Friday that asks justices to stay a decision from a three-judge panel requiring the state to draw new districts.…

It's getting cold, so stay warm to ward off hypothermia!

The Alabama Department of Public Health is encouraging residents to take precautions and stay warm during the weekend's cold spell. Prolonged exposure to the cold can cause hypothermia, which can be deadly or result in permanent damage to digits, limbs…

Tuscaloosa City Schools extending mask mandate another 2 weeks

Tuscaloosa City Schools is staying masks-on for at least another two weeks, the system announced today. As of Jan. 28, TCS is reporting a two-week average COVID-19 positive rate of 2.92%. The system's threshold for removing the masking requirement is…

Judges maintain order for Alabama to draw new districts

BY KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A three-judge panel has refused to stay its decision that orders Alabama to draw new congressional districts before the 2022 elections. The panel on Thursday denied Alabama's request to put the…

Ivey honors state’s first Black poet laureate

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama’s governor is honoring the state’s first Black poet laureate, a creative writing teacher from Birmingham who delves into the pain and difficulty of being Black in America. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey presented a commendation Wednesday…