Alabama’s mask order officially ends

Although face coverings are no longer required in certain parts of the state, Governor kay Ivey mandated social distancing.

Andrew: Philip’s death has left ‘huge void’ in queen’s life

Prince Andrew, the third of the couple’s four children, attended church at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor along with other members of the royal family, two days after the 99-year-old Philip died at Windsor Castle.
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Philip, defined by role of husband to British queen, dies

Philip spent a month in hospital earlier this year before being released on March 16 to return to Windsor Castle.

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  Columbus small businesses looking to return to normal amid pandemic

  Man shot during possible robbery attempt in Columbus

Former Alabama State Bar director ordered to pay $100K in fines

EXCLUSIVE: Actor Rob Mayes speaks about shooting “Neon Highway” in Columbus with Beau Bridges

  American Red Cross launches virtual fire safety campaign

With the increase of house and apartment fires in the Chattahoochee Valley, people may need to think twice about what to do if they come face-to face with a fire.
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Semi-truck driver crashes into murder suspect’s car to end police chase

The hours-long police chase through multiple California counties included near collisions, the running of red lights, wrong-way driving and driving on sidewalks.

  Columbus police, family searching for runaway teen

Disabled woman, pet attacked by vicious dogs

  Auburn woman escapes burning car on Lee Rd. 191 near Macon County

  Georgia Gov. lifts COVID-19 restrictions: Columbus community weighs in

  West Point preparing for huge economic developments

  Seale home destroyed, couple safe after house fire on Lato Rd.

Some Georgia COVID-19 restrictions rolled back

  Circumstances surrounding Phenix City infant’s death under investigation

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Charles: Royal family ‘deeply grateful’ for world’s support

Batteries of cannons in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast and other cities were set to fire 41 rounds at one-minute intervals starting at midday.

SPORTS

  Massey throws no-hitter as Brookstone blanks Pacelli

  Central tops Smiths Station in series opener

Will Cannon and Cole Kehoe combined on a four-hitter as the Central Red Devils beat the Smiths Station Panthers on Wednesday night at Darnell-Nelson Field in the opening game of their three-game AHSAA 7A-Area 4 series.

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  Auburn man arrested, charged with rape and sodomy

  Auburn police arrest attempted kidnapping suspect

  Data identifies four zip codes in Columbus as the city’s most dangerous

  Second teen arrested in deadly shooting on South Andrews Circle in Columbus

  Community reacts to Alabama governor’s new Safer Apart order

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announced Wednesday that the state’s current mask mandate will end Friday, April 9. The state will then transition into a new Safer Apart order.
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  Medical examiner blames police pressure for Floyd’s death

Derek Chauvin, 45, is charged with murder and manslaughter in George Floyd’s death May 25.

Alabama secretary of state reportedly admits affair, won’t run for office in 2022

  Russell Co. ranks last statewide for percentage of people vaccinated, according to ADPH dashboard

Alabama medical marijuana bill passes another legislative hurdle

  Car fire on J.R. Allen Pkwy. and River Rd. in Columbus leaves lane blocked