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8-Year-old killed in Alabama mall shooting

HOOVER, Al. (WDEF)- The Hoover Police Department says that an 8-year-old boy has died after being shot at the Riverchase Galleria Friday afternoon. Three others...

Funds to provide tests for 265,000 Alabama college students

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — As many as 265,000 students entering Alabama colleges this fall will be tested for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 under...

Tennessee reports biggest daily jump in positive virus tests

Comparing numbers with Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and Hamilton County.

Alabama breaks its one-day coronavirus case record

Thursday reported more than 1,100 new confirmed cases in one day

NASCAR explains “noose” investigation & releases photo

“As you can see from the photo, the noose was real."

Alabama adds 954 virus cases in one day as COVID-19 spreads

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has reported its second-highest number of new COVID-19 cases in a single day as medical officials continued to express...

Travelers from Alabama and 8 Other States to NY, New Jersey, Connecticut are told to isolate

Officials say New York, Connecticut and New Jersey will require visitors from states with high infection rates to quarantine for 14 days.

No charges in NASCAR noose incident involving Black driver

Rope found hanging in Wallace's garage was coincidence TALLADEGA, Alabama (AP) - The rope found hanging in Bubba Wallace's garage at Talladega Superspeedway was not a...

Officials express concern: Alabama virus cases top 30,000

See where DeKalb & Jackson Counties rate.

Fort Payne man charged with child sexual abuse

FORT PAYNE, Alabama (WDEF) - 51 year old Paul Larue Edwards has been arrested on child sexual abuse charges. The victim is under 12 years...

Alabama virus cases surge, prompting new health warnings

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama health officials are issuing renewed warnings after a surge of coronavirus cases.  The Alabama Department of Public Health urged people...

4th person drowns in Little River on Lookout Mountain

FORT PAYNE, Alabama (WDEF) - There have already been four fatal drowning incidents at the Little River Canyon this summer. The most recent one was...


Wolff leads pack after second-straight 64

DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Wolff had a roller-coaster round that went well enough Saturday to give him a three-shot lead in the Rocket Mortgage...

Two Hixson businesses intentionally set on fire Saturday afternoon

HIXSON, Tenn. (WDEF)- The Chattanooga Fire Department says that debris on fire behind two Hixson businesses Saturday afternoon is not a coincidence. Investigators are now...

Weather Update: Sunday’s Forecast – July 5th, 2020

Tennessee Valley (WDEF): Hot & Humid for Sunday with More Rain in the Forecast! Waking up Sunday morning in most areas between 67 & 73,...

Braves star Freeman, 3 others test positive for virus

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves four-time All-Star Freddie Freeman, premier reliever Will Smith and two teammates have tested positive for the coronavirus. Manager Brian...