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UPDATED: Officials confirm first case of COVID-19 in Alabama

UPDATED: 12:05 p.m. MARCH 13, 2020 – adds additional information from the Alabama Department of Public Health press conference.

Scott YoungNews Editor

The Alabama Department of Public Health announced on Friday, March 13 that the first case of COVID-19 has been identified in Montgomery County, Alabama.

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Biden wins Alabama, claims Super Tuesday victory

Scott Young, News Editor

On Tuesday, March 3, the state of Alabama voted overwhelmingly for former Vice President Joe Biden to be the Democratic nominee for president. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Biden captured 63.2 percent of the vote, with Senator Bernie Sanders coming in a distant second at 16.6 percent.

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Medical marijuana bill passes Alabama Senate committee

Ashleigh Crouch, Correspondent

The Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee voted 8-1, with one member abstaining, to advance the ‘Compassion Act’ to the Senate, a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in Alabama.

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Cold front to arrive in Alabama on Monday

Scott YoungNews Editor

To those who dread the long and hot Alabama summers, relief may be on the way next week.

“If you’re tired of these hot temperatures, there may be some light at the end of the tunnel,” said the National Weather Service in Birmingham on Facebook. “Not a sure thing, but computer models starting to hint of a possible wx pattern change by week’s end.”

The National Weather Service said earlier this week that their computer models are indicating a cold front is set to pass through Alabama on Monday of next week, bringing with it much cooler air and a chance of showers.

“Cranky? Tired of the heat? Your time is coming; afternoon temperatures will be 20 degrees cooler next week,” said James Spann, an ABC 33/40 meterologist familiar to many Alabamians.

However, the high in Jacksonville is expected to remain in the upper 90’s for the remainder of the week, with temperatures dipping down in the 80’s over the weekend.

After the cold front passes, highs in Jacksonville next week are expected to be in the upper 70’s and low 80’s.

The cold front follows a week of record highs in the upper 90’s across the state of Alabama. Anniston reached a record high of 98 degrees on Monday, with the prior record being 94 degrees set in 1904.