Firefighters support cancer research foundation with charity fundraiser

Good News Notes: “Whether battling a fire, giving emergency medical assistance, or helping support a worthy cause, firefighters in North Alabama are there to help. Regina Bodine and Jason Veres are among North Alabama volunteer firefighters who put their lives on the line to help their neighbors when 911 calls get made. Their respective fire…

Marlon Humphrey, Kevin Greene playing ‘Celebrity Family Feud’ on Sunday night

Good News Notes: “Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey and Pro Football Hall of Fame member Kevin Greenewill square off on “Celebrity Family Feud” on Sunday night when past and present NFL stars appear on the ABC game show. A Hoover High School and Alabama alumnus, Humphrey will play with Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones, Indianapolis Colts linebacker…

Alabama Girl with Special Needs Surprised with Disney Trip!

 Good News Notes: “Magic Moments, an organization that grants wishes to special needs children and their families, has surprised Alabama native, Princess Paisley, with a trip to Walt Disney World Resort.” “Paisley and her family were given the trip at one of Magic Moments’ annual fundraisers in Alabama. The little girl’s mother, Lynn Box, told…

Clothes shed during Mercedes Marathon donated to charity

Good News Notes: “If you took part in the Mercedes Marathon weekend, you probably saw a few clothes along the course. All that clothing doesn’t go in the trash but to a good cause. A handful of volunteers picked up clothing shed along the race route. This year, the non-profit Grace Klein Community filled up…

Local charity hands out donations to homeless

Good News Notes: “ For the past four years, volunteers hand out collected donations of hygiene items, clothing, and food to homeless citizens in downtown Birmingham. The charity hands the donations out one Saturday every month. Erica Robbins started the group, Be A Blessing Birmingham, after moving to the Magic City. She said there was…

Ancient sea turtle fossil found in Alabama named new genus, species

Good News Notes: “A study from researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have revealed that fossils found in west Alabama belonged to a turtle who swam the seas 75 million years ago. The discovery of the new genus and species of sea turtle may fill a gap in the animal’s evolution, according to…

Muscle Shoals businessman donates pet rescue kits to fire department

Good News Notes: Every year, about 40,000 pets die in house fires. Human oxygen masks don’t fit properly and, even when used well, may not help a struggling cat or dog. Pet resuscitation kits are specially designed for the faces of cats or dogs. In Muscle Shoals, a local businessman learned about the kits and,…