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Nick Saban already back to work, 2 days after hip replacement surgery

Even hip replacement surgery can’t get Nick Saban to miss more than one day of work. Alabama’s head coach returned to work Wednesday morning, arriving at the Crimson Tide team building less than 48 hours after undergoing the hip replacement surgery that was performed by Dr. Benton Emblom, Dr. Lyle C


Alabama congressional delegation hails agency’s proposal to tweak Medicare reimbursement formula

Members of Alabama’s congressional delegation are applauding a federal agency’s proposal to tweak the formula used for Medicare reimbursement to hospitals in a move that could increase payments to rural hospitals in the state.


Stanhope, Holtville sweep competition at softball tournament

The Stanhope Elmore softball team snapped a three-game losing streak by going undefeated at the Holtville tournament Saturday. The Mustangs defeated Marbury and Bibb County in one-run games before capping the day off with 15 unanswered runs in a 15-4 win against Jeff Davis.


Bullying a ‘public crisis’ for LGBTQ students, advocates say after teen’s suicide

As a community mourns over a Huntsville teen who took his own life, LGBTQ advocates are highlighting the lack of safe spaces for LGBTQ youth in Alabama schools. Huntsville High School freshman Nigel Shelby, 15, died by suicide on Thursday according to law enforcement. Shelby’s family has received a


Shoplifting suspect arrested after allegedly using pepper spray to escape store manager

WOODSTOCK, Ala. (WIAT) -- A woman is in custody for allegedly pepper-spraying the manager at a local truck stop after she was caught shoplifting. On April 17, Woodstock police responded to reports of a shoplifting at the Love's Travel Stop off of Exit 100 on I-59/20.


Council says city is ‘open for business’ during work session

During its Monday work session, the Selma City Council heard from City Attorney Woodruff Jones and Selma and Dallas County Economic Development Authority Executive Director Wayne Vardaman regarding a new operation looking to set up shop in the Queen City.


Shelby Co. students show off STEM projects

CALERA, AL (WBRC) - Students at Calera High School showcased their engineering talent today. Their teacher Chelsea Rutledge attended the Shelby County STEM Academy. Now her students are learning how to take everyday household items and turn them into just about anything.


Marsh won’t enter 2020 US Senate race

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh will not run for U.S. Senate next year. Marsh had considered joining what is expected to be a crowded Republican field vying to recapture the seat held by Sen. Doug Jones. Marsh said Tuesday that he will not join the race.


Congresswoman Sewell Hosts Town Hall Meeting in Perry County

From the West Alabama Newsroom– — Congresswoman Terri Sewell was in Perry County Monday where she hosted a town hall meeting in Marion. It was part of her annual “Congress in Your Community” tour.


Thompson’s Akin and Freeman sign to colleges

ALABASTER – Usually taking the spotlight in their respective sport, friends Nick Freeman and Chandler Akin got to share the spotlight on Monday, April 22, when each signed to play sports at the collegiate level.


Alabaster holding first ‘Miss CityFest’ pageant

ALABASTER – The night before Shelby County’s largest free musical festival, locals will have a chance to compete for the crown in the inaugural Miss CityFest pageant at the new Thompson High School.


Billboard slams Doug Jones’ pledge to support ‘socialist’ Dem candidates against Trump

Alabama’s 2020 U.S. Senate election is off and running. On Monday, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) put up the first billboard in the Yellowhammer State during this important cycle, as they look to oust the incumbent from Mountain Brook, Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL).


Bill would put charter funding on par with traditional schools

MONTGOMERY — Legislation in the Alabama Senate would prevent local school systems from limiting the flow of per-student tax dollars to public charter schools. Senate Bill 311 is sponsored by Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston, who said it clarifies that money for a child’s education stay


Cardiovascular group seeks approval for $445K outpatient surgery lab — 3 highlights

Alabaster, Ala.-based Heart South Cardiovascular Group requested state approval to open an outpatient surgery lab. 1. The lab would provide peripheral and endovascular procedures, including iliac, femoral/popliteal and tibial/peroneal interventions.


New VFW Post dedicated in Alabaster

ALABASTER – More than 50 veterans convened in Alabaster on Saturday to establish the Lance Cpl. Thomas Rivers Memorial VFW Post. The meeting was held at the Siluria Brewing Company.


Mold in city hall costing Pelham more than $1 million to correct

PELHAM, AL (WBRC) - It’s going to cost the city of Pelham more than $1 million to correct the issues causing mold inside city hall. That hefty price tag doesn’t even include the cost it will take to clean out the mold.


67-County Alabama Garden Party: Shelby County

The Cullman Tribune is celebrating the Alabama Bicentennial (1819-2019) with statewide field reporting by Alabama Master Gardener/Botanical Artist Ben Johnson South. This year-long feature, “The 67-County Alabama Garden Party,” will spotlight different counties each week. Each county will get its ow


PREP ROUNDUP: Area baseball teams advance in playoffs

Four high school baseball teams from the West Alabama area advanced to the second round of the AHSAA playoffs on Monday. The best-of-three second round starts with doubleheaders on Friday and an if-necessary game Saturday.


Alabama Power Company bike riders raise money for MS Society

For the fourth year, Alabama Power Company bike riders took to the streets for the annual Dam Ride. The group, called the Power Pedalers, biked 78 miles Friday and Saturday from Alabama Power headquarters in downtown Birmingham to Lay Dam near Clanton and back.


UM students present walkability audit results to City Council

MONTEVALLO – Students from the University of Montevallo presented the results of walkability audits they conducted throughout the city in groups at a Montevallo City Council meeting on April 8.