Bibb Co. BOE

December 14, 2010 - 10:20pm
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Bibb County has a brand new Board of Education building. Residents gathered there Tuesday night to get a first look at the brand new facility. Educators are pleased with the work, but they told us the journey to this point has been difficult.

Posted by WVUA's Matt McCoy

December 14, 2010 10:16 p.m.

The Landing

December 14, 2010 - 6:31pm

There's an update on the proposed apartment complex in the area of Highway 43 and Tom Montgomery Road. For now, it will not be built. Monday night, Northport City Council members denied a first reading of the proposal to annex land into the city for Section 43 Housing. According to City Council President William Tunnell, that denial essentially stopped the building of "The Landing."  There is a still a civil suit filed against the city from the developers. According to Michael Smith, who represents the developer, there might be some amendments to the law suit f ...Read more

TCT Meeting

December 14, 2010 - 6:11pm

Members of the community are weighing in on where to build the new Tuscaloosa Center for Technology. School leaders heard from the public during a moderated discussion at Central High School Monday night.  The new TCT will cost about $25 million. The money is coming from an extension of Tuscaloosa County's one-cent sales tax.  Some people say they feel the school could help Tuscaloosa's West End, but others feel education should be the priority. The school board plans to make a decision in January.
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School Reopens

December 14, 2010 - 5:51pm

Tuscaloosa Head Start plans to reopen Wednesday. Officials with Community Service Programs of West Alabama say the Head Start closed because of a gas leak. They say when workers entered the building Monday morning, they could smell gas. CSP officials say the leak has been repaired. If you have questions, you can call Community Service Programs of West Alabama. Their number is (205) 752-5429.
December 14, 2010
5:45 p.m.

Train Derailed

December 14, 2010 - 5:44pm

Nine train cars derailed in Bibb County Tuesday. It happened near the Brierfield Post office, off Highway 25. They were part of a Norfolk Southern Train. Officials tell WVUA there were no chemicals involved , and no one was hurt. Special machinery will be brought in to remove the cars overturned on the track. For now, it is shut down.
December 14, 2010
5:30 p.m.

Pipe Protection

December 13, 2010 - 5:46pm

Your pipes inside your home can fall victim to the freezing temperatures. Experts say if you turn on a faucet and nothing comes out, don't take any chances, call a plumber.  Greg Hicks with Hicks Plumbing and Heating told WVUA, there are some simple steps you can take to help prevent problems. Hicks said, "All I can say is, like, on your freezing pipes, is to just leave your water running. ...Read more

Staying Safe

December 13, 2010 - 5:38pm

These freezing temperatures can turn deadly if you don't protect yourself properly. If you are not dressed for the cold, Health experts say hypothermia and frost bite can pose serious threats, especially for the elderly and infants.  Tuscaloosa Doctor Philip Bobo said, "There's a lot of common sense things that people need to do. ...Read more

Shootings and Rape

December 12, 2010 - 11:11pm
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Authorities in Tuscaloosa County are investigating two shootings and a rape that happened during the second weekend of December.


Madoff Suicide

December 12, 2010 - 6:29pm

Madoff son's death in NYC apartment ruled suicide
Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The hanging death of jailed financier Bernard Madoff's eldest son in New York City has formally been ruled a suicide. The cause of death for Mark Madoff was released Sunday by the city's medical examiner's office. The body of Mark Madoff was found Saturday morning hanging in his loft apartment while his 2-year-old son slept nearby. It was the second anniversary of the day his father was arrested in the worst investment fraud in American history. ...Read more

Christmas Afloat

December 12, 2010 - 4:10pm
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Christmas in is the air. And on the water, too. Hundreds lined the Black Warrior River Saturday night to watch Christmas Afloat in Tuscaloosa County. WVUA News had a great vantage point on the top deck of a house boat named Size Matters. Organizers told WVUA News the number of boats in the parade is down from years past – thirteen entries this year. This is the 20th year for Christmas Afloat. The committee does its own fundraising, mostly through sponsors. The boats are piloted by people from all over Alabama who are eager to spread the Christmas spirit.  ...Read more

Santa Breakfast

December 12, 2010 - 3:58pm
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Dozens of children enjoyed breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus Saturday morning. The Tuscaloosa Civinettes and Ruby Tuesday in Tuscaloosa hosted the 2nd Annual Breakfast with Santa. There were carriage rides, animals to pet, and children decorated their own cookies. Santa got comfortable in his chair and patiently listened to the Christmas wishes of all the boys and girls at the event. ...Read more

Remains Found

December 11, 2010 - 6:37pm

Police: Remains found believed to be missing girl

CITRONELLE, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say they have found human remains believed to be the daughter of an Alabama man already charged with murder in the girl's death. Mobile Police Maj. Kara Rose says search teams found the remains at 9 a.m. Saturday in Alabama, just half an hour after authorities began searching the woods along six miles of a rural county road.
 Twenty-seven-year-old John DeBlase is charged with two counts of felony murder and two counts of corpse abuse. ...Read more

Edwards Funeral

December 11, 2010 - 6:21pm

Family, friends celebrities mourn Elizabeth Edwards ...Read more

Mark Madoff Dead

December 11, 2010 - 6:11pm

Madoff son found dead on 2nd anniversary of father's arrest ...Read more

Holt Shooting

December 10, 2010 - 4:52pm

A shooting in Holt sent one man to the hospital and authorities searching for the gunman. It happened about 7:45 p.m. ...Read more

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