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ALEA Troopers Investigate Five Fatalities on Roadways, Four Fatalities on Waterways During Memorial Day Weekend 2020

May 30, 2020

MONTGOMERY – Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency investigated 375 traffic crashes with five fatalities, as well as 10 boat crashes and four non-boating fatalities (drownings) during this year’s official Memorial Day holiday travel period, which was from 12:01 a.m. Friday, May 22, to midnight Monday, May 25. In May 2019, during the same […]

Tennessee Valley Museum of Art Reopens With COVID Safety Guidelines In Place

May 30, 2020

TUSCUMBIA-Tennessee Valley Museum of Art will reopen to the public Tuesday, June 2, 2020 with COVID19 safety restrictions in place. The museum will reopen with three exhibitions available for viewing: Central Elementary School Student Artwork, The Helen Keller Artshow of Alabama, and the self-titled exhibition from Birmingham artist, Mary Grace Wolnski.  Guests are welcome back […]

Intitial Unemployment Claims For Week Ending 5/23/20

May 30, 2020

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Labor released the official count for initial claims filed during the week of May 17 – May 23, 2020. 27,920 initial claims were filed either online or by telephone during this period. 16,926 of those claims are COVID-19 related.   Click County Breakdown for a breakdown by county. Click Industry Breakdown for a breakdown by industry. *Be sure to click […]

Updated: States Hit Most by Unemployment Claims – WalletHub Study

May 29, 2020

With 2.1 million more unemployment claims filed this week despite all U.S. states starting to reopen, WalletHub today released updated rankings for the States Hit Most by Unemployment Claims.  Alabama was ranked 22 in the list. To identify which states’ workforces have been hurt the most by COVID-19, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District […]

MSNHA opens new grants round

May 29, 2020

FLORENCE—The Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area is accepting applications for grants from Monday, June 1, through Wednesday, July 15. “We are opening a new grant round now to help communities deal with the impacts of COVID-19 on their organizations,” said Carrie Crawford, MSNHA director. “We will prioritize projects that allow for social distancing and focus […]

Alabama Public Lakes Free Fishing Day is June 13

May 28, 2020

MONTGOMERY-On Saturday, June 13, 2020, Alabamians and out-of-state visitors alike will have the opportunity to fish for free in most public waters including both freshwater and saltwater. Free Fishing Day is part of National Fishing and Boating Week, which runs June 6-14. The event allows residents and non-residents to enjoy the outstanding fishing Alabama has […]

Alligator Hunt Registration Opens June 2

May 27, 2020

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) will open online registration for the state’s regulated alligator hunts on June 2, at 8 a.m. Registration must be completed by 8 a.m., July 8. A total of 260 Alligator Possession Tags will be distributed among five hunting zones. The administrative fee to apply for an […]

When You Can be Around Others After You Had or Likely Had COVID-19

May 27, 2020

ATLANTA,  GA-If you have or think you might have COVID-19, it is important to stay home and away from other people. Staying away from others helps stop the spread of COVID-19. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), get emergency medical care immediately. When you can be around others (end home isolation) depends on different […]

Registered Nurses and Retail Salespersons Were the Most Sought-After Employees in April According to HWOL (Help Wanted Online) Data

May 27, 2020

MONTGOMERY – Data collected and analyzed by the Alabama Department of Labor’s Labor Market Information (LMI) Division shows that the five occupations with the most online wanted ads were for registered nurses, retail salespersons, sales representatives (wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products), customer service representatives, and software developers with more than 9,000 ads placed for those occupations in April. Total ads are down by 21.1% […]

ADPH investigates and works to reduce COVID-19 spread

May 27, 2020

UPDATE:  As of 4:30 PM on Tuesday, May 26 there are 15,396 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 4,946 cases reported in the last 14 days. 193,759 total tests given to date with 73,741 people tested in the last 14 days.  575 COVID-19 deaths in Alabama with 1,671 in hospital.  7,951 people are presumed recovered from […]

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