Hostages safe after standoff inside synagogue; captor dead

It wasn’t clear why the attacker chose the synagogue. Continue Reading at WVTM13.com here Top Featured Tags: – Alabama NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Tennis star Novak Djokovic leaves Australia after court rejects visa challenge

In a statement, Djokovic said he was “extremely disappointed” by the decision and would cooperate with authorities in relation to his departure from the country. Continue Reading at WVTM13.com here Top Featured Tags: – Alabama NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Family in shock, hoping for answers after pregnant mother of 7 shot and killed

Much of the grief Bawili’s husband is feeling is coupled with confusion wondering why his wife and their unborn child’s American Dream was cut short. Continue Reading at WVTM13.com here Top Featured Tags: – Alabama NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Former Alabama sheriff indicted on ethics, campaign charges

A former southwest Alabama sheriff has been indicted on ethics and campaign finance charges Continue Reading at WVTM13.com here Top Featured Tags: – Alabama NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Undersea volcano erupts near Tonga, sending islanders rushing to escape tsunami

The Matangi Tonga news site reported that satellite images show a plume of ash 3 miles wide, along with steam and gas rising up into the air to about 12 miles. Continue Reading at WVTM13.com here Top Featured Tags: – Alabama NewsPress Release Distribution Service

3-year-old shot in Jefferson County

Officials say a child found a gun and accidentally shot himself. Continue Reading at WVTM13.com here Top Featured Tags: – Alabama NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Alabama winter weather links, forecast, closings, live cams and more

This is a one-stop shop for resources you may need during potential winter weather in Alabama this weekend. Continue Reading at WVTM13.com here Top Featured Tags: – Alabama NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Supreme Court blocks COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandate for US businesses

The Supreme Court has stopped the Biden administration from enforcing a requirement that employees at large businesses be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing. Continue Reading at WVTM13.com here Top Featured Tags: – Alabama NewsPress Release Distribution Service

As COVID-19 surges, many health care facilities halt non-urgent procedures, rely on National Guard

“Our health care providers are beyond exhausted. We simply do not have enough staff to care for all those who are ill,” said Lisa Greenwood, the associate dean of nursing at Madison College, which is training National Guard members. Continue Reading at WVTM13.com here Top Featured Tags: – Alabama NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Winter weather possible for central Alabama this weekend

Dry weather forecast for central Alabama the rest of the week with the threat for winter weather late in the weekend. Continue Reading at WVTM13.com here Top Featured Tags: – Alabama NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Four states have fewer than 10% of ICU beds available as staffing shortages complicate care

Five other states are very close to just 10% of ICU capacity remaining, according to the latest numbers. Continue Reading at WVTM13.com here Top Featured Tags: – Alabama NewsPress Release Distribution Service

UAB expert weighs in on accuracy of at-home COVID-19 tests

Dr. Sixto Leal, Director of Clinical Microbiology at UAB, said at-home COVID-19 tests are accurate detectors of the virus when they’re taken correctly and at the right time. Continue Reading at WVTM13.com here Top Featured Tags: – Alabama NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Former Senate leader Harry Reid to lie in state at Capitol

President Joe Biden called Reid a “great American,” one who “looked at the challenges of the world and believed it was within our capacity to do good, to do right.” Continue Reading at WVTM13.com here Top Featured Tags: – Alabama NewsPress Release Distribution Service

What are the symptoms of omicron and when should you go to the hospital?

A doctor outlines the symptoms of the latest coronavirus variant and answers the question of when you should go to the hospital. Continue Reading at WVTM13.com here Top Featured Tags: – Alabama NewsPress Release Distribution Service

What you should know about booking a cruise during COVID-19

The number of COVID-19 cases on cruise ships is spiking. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there’s been a 30-fold increase in cases over the last two weeks. Continue Reading at WVTM13.com here Top Featured Tags: – Alabama NewsPress Release Distribution Service

COVID-19 hospitalizations have reached levels not seen since last winter’s surge in the US

“If it spreads at the rate we are seeing, it is certainly going to fill up our hospitals,” one governor said. Continue Reading at WVTM13.com here Top Featured Tags: – Alabama NewsPress Release Distribution Service

10-year-old uses Christmas money to buy blankets, snacks for homeless

A 10-year-old girl is giving back to her community in a big way in the new year. Continue Reading at WVTM13.com here Top Featured Tags: – Alabama NewsPress Release Distribution Service

WATCH: 18-year-old tosses newborn into trash dumpster in New Mexico

It is a miracle one baby boy is alive. Prosecutors say hours after he was born, his 18-year-old mother tossed the newborn into a trash dumpster. Continue Reading at WVTM13.com here Top Featured Tags: – Alabama NewsPress Release Distribution Service

‘It was so horrific’: Tales of escape after fire hits NYC building

“I just ran down the steps as much as I could but people [were] falling all over me, screaming.” Continue Reading at WVTM13.com here Top Featured Tags: – Alabama NewsPress Release Distribution Service

UAB’s Live HealthSmart intiative continues to grow and transform neighborhoods

UAB continues to transform neighborhoods in Birmingham with its Live HealthSmart Alabama initiative. Continue Reading at WVTM13.com here Top Featured Tags: – Alabama NewsPress Release Distribution Service

At least 34 people rescued after they became stranded on a floating chunk of ice

The floating ice chunk was about a mile from shore by the end of the rescue and had floated about three quarters of a mile during the rescue, officials said. Continue Reading at WVTM13.com here Top Featured Tags: – Alabama NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Doctors share advice to keep newborns safe from COVID-19

“This is a highly contagious virus. Omicron has shown us that it moves through families very rapidly.” Continue Reading at WVTM13.com here Top Featured Tags: – Alabama NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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