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Tuscaloosa Public Library brings back summer reading program

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Mason Smith After two years off because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tuscaloosa Public Library is bringing back its in-person summer reading program. Beginning Monday, June 6, the program is taking place every Monday through…

Stories of Success

Gulf Coast shrimping season to open June 1

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick June 1 will begin like any other day for Alabama's shrimp, until the boats start chugging and the nets start dropping. On that day, all bets are off if you're a shrimp. The…

Cooke, Sorrell to compete in GOP runoff for state auditor

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - State Rep. Andrew Sorrell of Muscle Shoals and Kimberly pastor Stan Cooke were the top two vote-getters in the GOP primary for state auditor and will compete in a runoff. Sorrell led balloting on Tuesday. He…

Alabama congressional races to feature one runoff in June

By The Associated Press Control of Alabama’s seven-member congressional delegation likely will remain in Republican hands, but not without a contest. Two GOP candidates are in a runoff for the open District 5 seat in north Alabama. And three Republican…

Yes We're Local

15 dead after shooting in Texas elementary school

Fourteen children and one teacher are dead following a shooting at a Texas elementary school. Police in Uvalde identified the shooter as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos. Ramos is also dead. The shooting happened around noon at Robb Elementary School, about 80…

Mississippi teen facing murder charge hours after graduation

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - Just hours after graduating high school, a Mississippi teenager was arrested in what has been described as a domestic dispute that left one person dead. News outlets report Lowndes County Sheriff Eddie Hawkins said 18-year-old Justin…

Disaster Relief

Tuscaloosa's Most Wanted: May 25, 2022

The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office needs your help locating some of Tuscaloosa’s Most Wanted. Jerry Allen Holt, 44, is last known to be living in the area of Star Dust…

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COVID booster approved for children as young as 5

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending children between ages 5 and 11 get a COVID-19 booster shot. That recommendation comes after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved…

New US hospitals face fiscal crisis over COVID relief money

By JAY REEVES Associated Press THOMASVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A handful of U.S. hospitals are facing a financial crisis that officials say was caused by the federal government's rules for pandemic relief money. A trio of hospitals in Alabama, Kansas…

A million empty spaces: Chronicling COVID's cruel US toll

By ADAM GELLER, CARLA K. JOHNSON and HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH Associated Press The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus will soon surpass 1 million. Through wave after wave, the virus has compiled a merciless chronology of loss -- one by one…

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