ON YOUR SIDE: Coronavirus information & impact

Updates on schools, businesses and events

Intel chiefs brief congressional leaders on Russia bounties

The U.S. intelligence chiefs conducted classified briefings Thursday for congressional leaders who have demanded more answers about intelligence assessments that Russia offered bounties for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
  • Coronavirus

  Hollowed out public health system faces more cuts amid virus

The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources to confront the worst health crisis in a century.


COVID-19 in Alabama: State sees 1,162 new cases in 24 hours

  U.S Army parachute team makes special jump to honor healthcare workers

  Gov. Kay Ivey: This is Our Time, Alabama

  Limestone County School District announces major technology investment

AU Professor: Pandemic could offer advantage for start-up businesses

An Auburn University professor of management says the coronavirus pandemic may actually be a good time to start a business.
  • National

  US unemployment falls to 11%, but new shutdowns are underway

U.S. employers added a substantial 4.8 million jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 11.1%, as the job market improved for a second straight month yet still remained far short of regaining the colossal losses it suffered this spring.

AU Professor: Pandemic could offer advantage for start-up businesses

  Heat, humidity, and afternoon storms expected today, but drier for the Fourth!

  Goose Pond Colony Resort preparing for fireworks celebration with COVID-19 safety measures

Dog in Ga. tests positive for virus that causes COVID-19

  Madison County Health Board proposes mask requirement

  Tuberville campaign vehicle catches fire in DeKalb County

  What COVID-19 trends are doctors focusing on?

  More younger people testing positive for COVID-19

  • Coronavirus

Trump plans huge July 4 fireworks show despite DC’s concerns

The Trump administration is promising one of the largest fireworks displays in recent memory in Washington on July Fourth.


  Trash Pandas inaugural season officially canceled

  Huntsville High School basketball faces new challenges

Huntsville High's basketball team and their Head Coach Christian Schweers understands the brave reality of the new normal, and what that could be heading into a new basketball season.


  ALEA Marine Troopers warn of boat safety ahead of holiday weekend

EarlyWorks Children’s Museum reopening with new safety procedures

  Health officials warn of COVID-19 spike following Fourth

  Couple raises $2,500 for Huntsville Utilities customers

  Nursing home resident describes life during COVID-19 pandemic

Nursing home residents describe life during COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Coronavirus

  Bandana is least effective form of face mask, study says

Scientists at Florida Atlantic University are experimenting with different non-medical masks to find the most effective face covering to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

  Nursing home resident describes life during COVID-19 pandemic

  Doctor says there is no medical condition to prevent wearing a mask

  Cullman Regional spokesperson says she’s ‘not surprised’ by Cullman County COVID-19 Risk Indicator data

  Some Alabama school districts are reopening in early August despite state superintendent’s plea to start later


Una the Lion passes away at 17

  UNA unveils reopening plan

  ICU beds filling up quick due to COVID-19