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Virus keeps Black Friday crowds thin, shoppers shift online

In normal times, Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year, drawing millions of shoppers eager to get started on their holiday spending.
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Couple finds walls of whisky in new home

They found bottles of Scotch whisky hidden in the walls and floorboards during renovations of their New York home.

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  Foggy start to your Friday morning

  Suspect in custody following Madison County chase

  Local groups working to combat food insecurity from COVID-19

  Scottsboro restaurant serves free Thanksgiving meals to families

  Woman arrested after shooting near Huntsville hotel

Captain Michael Johnson confirmed to WAFF that police are still investigating the incident near Bridge Street on Governors West.
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  US colleges mull new virus protocols for students’ return

The coronavirus presented huge challenges for the fall semester for U.S. colleges that opened the academic year with in-person learning, including some that took a battering from outbreaks.

  Woman arrested after shooting near Huntsville hotel

  LifeSouth gears up for “Joy of Giving” blood donation event

  Head Start nonprofit hosts Holiday Toy Drive

  Plenty of sunshine in store for a beautiful Thanksgiving Day

  North Alabama housing boom keeps up pace during pandemic

  Harris Home seeks COVID-19 relief funds to pay off new facility

  Lawrence County inmate recaptured; 2 others arrested on facilitating escape charge

  Retired physician part of COVID vaccine trial says it’s worth it

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade takes flight in virus times

Instead of the usual path through Manhattan, this year’s parade was kept to the area in front of Macy’s flagship store and aimed at a television audience instead of live crowds.

SPORTS

  Man will attend his 61st Iron Bowl

  UAB football to play final game at Legion Field Friday

Before the Blazers start anew, Feely said the team planned to close the chapter at the “Old Gray Lady” on top.

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  Nursing home residents, families urged to take extra precautions if gathering for Thanksgiving

  Huntsville attorney weighs in on jury trial suspension

  Black Friday 2020 could be more online than ever

  Health officials say negative COVID-19 test results can give false sense of security

Local agencies receive $13 million to assist low-income families

The grants, which are funded by the CARES act, will allow community service agencies to provide emergency funding to keep the lights on this winter.
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Holiday nostalgia could boost mental health amid COVID-19

Celebrating the holidays this year could be a much-needed mental health boost, even if they don't look much like the celebrations of the past.

Local agencies receive $13 million to assist low-income families

  Protests continue in Albertville for the removal of Confederate monument and flag

  Jackson County man arrested for Rossville, GA murder

  Two men arrested for meth manufacturing in Madison County

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  Local groups working to combat food insecurity from COVID-19

  Woman arrested after shooting near Huntsville hotel

  LifeSouth gears up for “Joy of Giving” blood donation event

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Child shot himself in the leg in Publix parking lot

  Decatur COVID-19 unit opens at half-capacity

SHOALS

  Alabama’s very own Miracle Santa

Shops in the Shoals are preparing for Black Friday

Tuscumbia man dies in car crash following police chase