1) Dry conditions continue to be the catalyst for wildfires across Alabama 23 were fought yesterday, 28 today, all are being called contained by Alabama Forestry. The only one currently in West Alabama is a 200-acre wildfire on National Forest Road in East Perry County. 

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2) Thanks to a cold front, there could be some brief relief on the way tomorrow. ABC 3340 Chief Meteorologist James Spann tells us the Storm Prediction Center has extended a Marginal, 1 out of 5, risk for line of strong to severe thunderstorms across all of West Alabama Wednesday. Rainfall of a half inch or so is possible. 

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3) Tuscaloosa City Schools is looking for persons from birth to 21 years old who have disabilities or are suspected of having a disability and are in need of special education services. The search is part of the state’s Child Find program to identify those in need and to provide them the assistance. Parents can call 1-800-548-2547 for more information. 

4) A lot of area activities that have been on hiatus since the pandemic began are returning in person. The eighth-annual Worlds of Work Career Expo returns in-person for the 1st time since 2019 and will bring numerous industry leaders and education partners, drawing over 4,000 students from West Alabama to Shelton State Community College this week, October 13-14. 

The native American Festival is upcoming this week at Mound State Park. The festival begins tomorrow. 

The nationally recognized Kentuck Festival of the Arts runs Saturday and Sunday this weekend in Northport. The event attracts artisans from across the nation each October at Kentuck Park.

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