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COMBATING COVID-19: How a Birmingham company is keeping funds flowing to nonprofits

Mar 30, 2020, 11:56am CDT EDITOR’S NOTE: While COVID-19 is causing severe challenges for many Birmingham businesses, there are some companies that are seeing a surge of interest as they help other companies and organizations navigate the crisis. This week, we’ll be profiling those companies and their efforts. Today’s installment look at Swell Fundraising. With […]

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Man dead from possible fall off east Birmingham overpass

Authorities are investigating the death of a man found on east Birmingham roadway over the weekend. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the man as Samson Tramine Giddens. He was 34 and lived in Birmingham. Chief Deputy Coroner Bill Yates said Giddens was found at 9:50 a.m. Saturday at Georgia Road and Oporto Madrid Boulevard. […]

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ADPH: 6 dead in Alabama due to coronavirus, 831 cases confirmed

© Provided by Bowling Green WBKO Source: MGN BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – The Alabama Department of Public Health confirms there are now 831 cases of coronavirus and four virus-related deaths in Alabama. There are new reports of additional coronavirus related deaths in the state, but the ADPH has yet to confirm. Jefferson County has the […]

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Landscaping company hiring dozens in Alabama, Tennessee

© Provided by Birmingham WBRC Now hiring dozens of employees BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – Landscape Workshop, one of the country’s largest landscaping companies, is now hiring in the Southeast including Alabama. The hiring will be ongoing throughout the spring and summer. A spokeswoman says Landscape Workshop is hiring for the crew member positions in Birmingham, […]

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Shooting Claims Life Of 25-Year-Old Birmingham Man

BIRMINGHAM, AL — A shooting in west Birmingham Sunday claimed the life of a 25-year-old man. The shooting occurred around noon in the 100 block of 2nd Court West, police said. Sgt. Rod Mauldin said officers were called to Princeton Hospital after 25-year-old Lamorn Wilkerson-Hubbard arrived there with gunshot wounds. Shortly after his arrival, Wilkerson-Hubbard […]

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Alabama Department of Public Health reports its first known employee with COVID-19

EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Michigan State University is 3D-printing personal protective equipment for local health professionals. “This all stems from the Office of Environmental Health and Safety effort to bring together any and all PPE supplies that were unused in our labs to help out local hospitals,” said Nathan Tykocki, assistant professor of pharmacology […]

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Grandmother’s boyfriend arrested after Birmingham boy, 3, dies from ingesting drugs

A Birmingham mother is grieving the loss of her young son after authorities say he ingested a controlled substance at a relative’s home. Carter Thomas, 3, was found unresponsive at 3:32 p.m. March 6 at a family member’s home on 15th Place S.W. He as taken to Children’s of Alabama by Birmingham Fire and Rescue […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Updates: J&J Identifies Lead Candidate, IMV Eyes Clinical Testing In Summer, Altimmune Partners With University Of Alabama

Two coronavirus vaccine candidates are in the clinics and 42 more are in preclinical studies, according to updated data provided by the World Health Organization on March 20. Three biopharma companies issued updates Monday on their developmental efforts for vaccines to combat the deadly virus, which has so far killed more than 35,000 people and infected […]

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