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Your Personal Best: Healthy snacking

Most snack foods come packaged and processed, loaded with sodium, fats and sugar and contain little to no nutritional value. But there are healthy snacks out there, especially if you learn…

Alabama News

Police: Suspect in I-85 shootings had 2,000 rounds of ammo

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Police are trying to determine a motive in three seemingly random shootings along an interstate highway in Alabama and Georgia that left a motorist critically wounded. A suspect was arrested without incident with more than 2,000…

ADPH: Schools should follow CDC guidance on COVID

The Alabama Department of Public Health is following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new COVID-19 recommendations for schools and updated quarantine and isolation guidance for adults. The CDC has relaxed its COVID-19 guidance for people who are exposed…

Regional and U.S. News

Backyard mosquito spraying booms, but may be too deadly

By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - It's an increasingly familiar sight in U.S. cities and suburbs: workers in gloves and masks, spraying yards for mosquitoes. As climate change widens the insect's range and lengthens its…

GM recalling nearly 500K SUVs over seat belt issue

General Motors is recalling hundreds of thousands of SUVs over a seat belt issue. The recall applies to 2021 and 2022 Cadillac Escalades, Chevrolet Suburbans and Tahoes and GMC Yukons. More than 485,000 vehicles are part of the recall, which…

Post-Roe differences surface in GOP over new abortion rules

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The debate over a limited set of circumstances in which abortion could be legal is causing divisions among Republican lawmakers in some states. The spark is the U.S. Supreme Court decision rejecting a right to abortion…

Crime

7 arrested on federal gun charges around Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives teamed up and arrested seven people on federal gun charges recently. Three of those arrests involve defendants who participated in straw purchase schemes, meaning a firearm was illegally purchased…

Tuscaloosa's Most Wanted: Aug. 17, 2022

The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office needs your help locating some of Tuscaloosa’s Most Wanted. Amanda Marie Frederiksen, 25, is last known to be living in the area of 12th Street…

Man pleads guilty to animal cruelty charges from 2020

A 23-year-old man accused of animal cruelty in 2020 pleaded guilty last week. Blane Colburn pleaded guilty to first-degree animal cruelty after a video widely shared on social media showed Colburn dumping three young dogs from a crate and throwing…

COVID-19 Coverage

ADPH: Schools should follow CDC guidance on COVID

The Alabama Department of Public Health is following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new COVID-19 recommendations for schools and updated quarantine and isolation guidance for adults. The CDC has relaxed its COVID-19 guidance for people who are exposed…

WHO: COVID-19 deaths fall overall by 9%, infections stable

LONDON (AP) - The World Health Organization says in its latest weekly pandemic report that the number of coronavirus deaths fell by 9% in the last week while new cases remained relatively stable. The U.N. health agency said Wednesday there…

Elections

Flowers takes Democratic nomination for governor

Yolanda Flowers has won the Democratic nomination for the 2022 gubernatorial race. Flowers worked in education for 20 years, influencing much of her platform. She wants reform in education, focusing on bettering public schools with better-trained teachers and desegregating schools.…

Powell beats out Hall for Pickens County Sheriff

Jordan Powell barely beat out incumbent Todd Hall in the Republican Pickens County Sheriff primary election. Powell won by 59 votes. There is no Democratic candidate on the ballot in the Nov. 8 General Election. Voter turnout in Pickens County…

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