Flu situation in the state, particularly Birmingham area is serious

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Flu season is upon us. Via- www.netdoctor.com.

Wednesday evening the Jefferson County Health department and doctors from UAB held a press conference to explain and warn the public that the entire country, and particularly our area is in the middle of a major seasonal flu situation.

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Birmingham area native ROTC Cadet is surprise guest of President Trump at National Championship

President Trump, National Championship, University of Alabama
Left to right – Austin Griswold, President Trump and Ben Klein

This past Monday, University of Alabama ROTC Cadet and Birmingham area native Ben Klein was not expecting to attend the National Championship game in Atlanta. In fact, he planned to cheer for the Tide with some friends at home in Tuscaloosa.

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Sharks swam in Alabama’s inland seas; now one is named for Bear Bryant.

Bryant shark tooth Via- McWane Center

Imagine a time when Alabama was at least partially covered by a sea and huge woolly mammoths and mastodons roamed the land…and a shark now named after legend Paul “Bear”Bryant swam in the waters. Meet Cretalamna bryanti.

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From Birmingham to New Orleans on the Crescent Amtrak

Birmingham, trains
Photo by Lynn Terry.

There is something exciting about trains. The monotonous clickity clack. The alarmingly loud, yet inviting, bellow of the whistle. A conductor that hollers out, “All aboard the…” Wait. Birmingham has a passenger train? The answer to this question is yes, the Magic City does have a passenger train, and it’s called the Crescent. Continue reading “From Birmingham to New Orleans on the Crescent Amtrak”

Birmingham bicyclists unite! Help create a network of safe roads and streets

Photo via Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now

Ok Birmingham bicyclists! Are you tired of risking your life when you ride your bike on the streets of Birmingham and the metro area? If your answer is yes, now is your chance to advocate and provide input on the new draft Regional Bicycle Network.

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Birmingham warming stations top 400 people in need of shelter

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Mayor Randall Woodfin greets a visitor at the BJCC warming station on Christmas Day

According to a Facebook post by Don Lupo, director of the city of Birmingham’s Office of Citizen Assistance, more than 400 people used the city’s warming station at the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center last night.

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