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Bill adds $76 million in federal funding to UAB biomedical research facility

The federal omnibus appropriation bill that was signed into law by President Joe Biden on Dec. 29, 2022, includes $76 million championed by former...

UAB Neurosurgery launches STEM initiative in elementary schools

The Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is lending its expertise to promote STEM fields in area elementary schools. STEM consists of the disciplines...

Innovate Alabama opens second round of grant funding

Innovate Alabama will open a second round of its supplemental grant program next week. The program, which awarded more $4.5 million in supplemental funding to...

Ivey announces road, bridge project awards

More than two dozen cities and five counties will share more than $40 million in state transportation funding for road and bridge projects, Gov....

Tobacco giant eyes Alabama smoke-free alternative market

Philip Morris International is expanding plans as it shifts to smoke-free alternatives to cigarettes. The company is separate from Philip Morris USA and has not...

CollegeCounts scholarships available

CollegeCounts, Alabama’s 529 college savings fund, will be awarding scholarships in the amount of $4,000 for four years to students who attend a four-year...

Perry County Commission chair indicted for voter fraud

Perry County Commission Chairman Albert Turner Jr. has been indicted of felony and misdemeanor counts of voter fraud. The charges emanate from May 24 primary...

Workshops to provide resources to veterans, active military

Alabama’s active-duty military, veterans, and their families will now have access to 30 resource workshops across the state, thanks to the Alabama Association of...

Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force holding summit

It happens in airports and stores. It happens with seemingly innocent text messages or emails. It happens in any neighborhood. And, it happens frequently here in Alabama. We're...

Calhoun County family named Young Farm Family of the Year

Daniel and Carla Trantham were named the nation’s top young farm family Tuesday at the American Farm Bureau Federal Convention in San Juan, Puerto...

ISIS bride from Hoover seeks re-entry into the U.S.

Hoda Muthana left the United States to join the Islamic State (ISIS) in 2014. Now, she wants to come back home. Muthana, of Yemeni descent, was...

UAB rated among Best Hospitals for Maternity Care by U.S. News

UAB Hospital was rated as “high-performing” — the highest level possible — in the 2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for Maternity Care...

Shoals, Black Belt Heritage Area bills signed into law

A pair of bills authored by U.S. Sens. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) and Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) were signed into law today as a part of...

Maynard Cooper & Gale merger creates national firm

A pair of major Southeast law firms will form a practice that stretches coast-to-coast and employs more than 550 attorneys. Birmingham-based Maynard Cooper & Gale...

Honore to speak at ‘Realizing the Dream’ banquet

The annual 2023 Realizing the Dream and activities at the University of Alabama are approaching. This year’s theme, “Realizing the Dream Through Commitment and Sacrifice,"...

Census Bureau reclassifies some Alabama towns to rural areas

Last week, 24 towns in Alabama, which had been classified as urban areas, are now rural areas, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The change...

No permit needed for concealed carry in Alabama

Alabamians can now carry a concealed firearm without a permit. The act is being referred to throughout the state as the “constitutional carry” bill. Under...

November landfill fire still burning

A fire that has been burning for more than a month at a landfill close to Moody, has caused the St. Clair County Commission...

Tuberville: Hamlin injury reminder of how ‘brutal this sport is’

Last night, during the Monday Night Football game, Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed with 5:58 remaining in the first quarter. The game with...

Birmingham has highest homicide count since 1933

Birmingham, already the murder capital of Alabama, has joined a list of cities throughout the U.S. that have the highest homicide rate per capita....

Grants to aid Alabama aquatic species, watersheds

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has announced $1.1 million in grants to restore and enhance aquatic habitats and improve populations of imperiled native freshwater...

2022 Year in Review

As this year comes to a close, the team at Yellowhammer News takes a look at the stories that led the news cycle in...

Community funding opportunities in Appalachian Alabama

Recent funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has served to enhance the quality of life in several Alabama communities and create value for...

Barstool Sports founder: Madison pizzeria mural ‘beautiful’

Valentina’s Pizzeria and Wine Bar in Madison has already set itself apart by having a pizza that was recently crowned the “Best Traditional Pizza...