BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) - You've seen the impact the government shutdown has had on national parks, military pay, and food inspections, but there are plenty of other areas that are also hurting.
The GOP and Democratic staffers have come up with a possible deal to end the shutdown and raise the countries debt ceiling to avoid a default, but for right now, all we're seeing are "sorry we're closed" signs at national parks and voice messages at dozens of government agencies.
You'd expect things like the CDC and the FDA to be impacted by the shutdown but, not the craft beer industry.
While the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is still accepting tax payments, approval for new breweries, new recipes and labels are on hold.
Other odd things happening as a result of the government shutdown, 24 U.S.. military cemeteries outside of the United States are closed.
While the Smithsonian is closed, other museums in Washington that usually see smaller crowds are reporting an increase in business.
In August, the world watched as, the National Zoo's giant panda May Jong gave birth to a cute little panda cub, but panda cam went black on the first day of the shutdown. The feed was shut-off and so was the happiness of thousands who've been glued to their computers screens.
When the housing marketing is taking a hit, closings for new home buyers are at a crawl because tax verifications aren't being processed.
The memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela on Tuesday is poised to be one of the largest such gatherings in generations with tens of thousands of local mourners and dozens of foreign leaders expected.
The Birmingham Police Department is investigating a homicide that happened early Sunday morning on the 2000 block of Pearson Avenue Southwest.
In death, Nelson Mandela unified South Africans of all races and backgrounds Sunday on a day of prayer for the global statesman — from a vaulted cathedral with hymns and incense to a rural, hilltop church with goat-skin drums and barefoot dancing.
Auburn wins the SEC Championship beating Missouri 59-42. Here's the full post-game press conference with Head Coach Gus Malzahn and MVP running back Tre Mason.
Stores like Academy Sports in Hoover have unleashed their 2013 Auburn Tigers SEC Champions gear.
The Auburn mascot couldn't help but show off some of his moves after Auburn's big victory!
Melissa Kim catches up with both Auburn and Missouri fans as they make their way into the SEC Championship.
Auburn amasses close to 700 total yards of offense on their way to winning the 2013 SEC Championship.