The Tuscaloosa Police Athletic League is opening a new building in Alberta City, but until they can raise enough money Alberta Baptist Church has agreed to open their gym once a week. Friday afternoon there was a "preview party" at Alberta Baptist Church so kids could check out their new temporary gym. This semester a group from the University Of Alabama School of Social Work has been working to get th ...Read more
Area businesses are hoping to cash in on the fan in Tuscaloosa this weekend. Even though it's just a spring scrimmage Tide fans are still committed to wearing their finest Gameday garb. Stores like Bama Fever have stocked up on merchandise and ready for the Bama nation to pour in and open up their wallets. Bama Fever manager, Tom Canterbury, says "It'll probably be this quarter's bigg ...Read more
Sherry Sellers had been missing since January 2009. That is until this past Monday when a locksmith discovered the Northport woman's body in the trunk of her car. One relative, Betty Farley, describes her as a very sweet person who had endured some hard times just prior to her disappearance. Farley is the mother of Sellers' brother's wife, and over the years she spent holidays and family gatherings getting to know th ...Read more
Governor Bob Riley signed an executive order on Friday to create a new system called The Blue Alert System that will help apprehend criminals who kill or seriously injure law enforcement officers. ...Read more
A mother and father are charged with capital murder in Tuscaloosa County. Miguel Juan and Moria Lopez are being held in the Tuscaloosa County Jail without bond. The Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Unit says the four month old baby died last weekend at Green Village Trailer Park in Northport. Originally it appeared to have died from breathing problems. Now a homicide spokesperson says an autopsy shows the cause of death ...Read more
With A-Day right around the corner, people are starting to get ready for the big crowd. Robert Ratiliff with the Tuscaloosa Convention and Visitors Bureau is hoping people coming into town for the big spring game will make a weekend out of their trip and spend time at local restraunts and stores. But Ratliff remembers A-Day hasn't always been this hyped up. ...Read more
Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Investigators say two suspects are charged in the death of a four-month-old baby in Northport. Capt. ...Read more
Residents in Moundville are happy to have their water back. Around 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, a water pipe busted. For nearly seven hours, 200 residents were without water and 2,000 experienced low water pressure. Moundville resident Daniel Stokes was upset.
"It's just frustrating. It's Wednesday night, church night, and here we can't take a bath or nothing, it's frustrating,” Stokes said. ...Read more
One new Tuscaloosa business is certainly hoping to cash in on the A-Day crowd. Bama Dogs is a new restaurant opening Thursday night.
The new business sits right off the strip on 13th Avenue and will feature anything from loaded hot dogs, Philly cheese steaks and grilled sandwiches. Bama Dogs will cater to late-night college students but also offers ice cream for the little ones during the day. ...Read more
Cancer touches so many lives and Thursday night you can help "kick out" cancer. The Young Professionals of Tuscaloosa are teaming up with the American Cancer Society to get "In the Zone to Cure Cancer." The event will be in The Zone at Bryant-Denny Stadium. It's from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $30; $50 per couple. For more information visit www.yptuscaloosa.com
Gang specialist say drug cartels are making their way into Southern states. These gang specialists from across the country were hosted by the Tuscaloosa Police Department and the International Latino Gang Investigators Association three days this week at the Tuscaloosa Fire Department on MacFarland Boulevard. Specialists say the gangs are now showing up in rural areas, which is causing a lot of problems because law enforcement is unaware. Specialists also say many street gang organizations work for these drug cartels.
Gang specialist say drug cartels are making their way into Southern states. These gang specialists from across the country were hosted by the Tuscaloosa Police Department and the International Latino Gang Investigators Association three days this week at the Tuscaloosa Fire Department on MacFarland Boulevard.
Specialists say the gangs are now showing up in rural areas, which is causing a lot of problems because law enforcement is unaware. Specialists also say many street gang organizations work for these drug cartels....Read more
It's A-Day week at the University of Alabama. Saturday, the football team holds its annual spring scrimmage at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
At the Paul W. Bryant Museum in Tuscaloosa on Wednesday, workers were preparing for an estimated 2,500 game day fans.
Museum Director, Ken Gaddy, tells us this is a different kind of crown than your usual game day crowd. They're people who don't go to home game usually show up for the A-Day game.
One of the biggest attractions for this year's crowd, the new national championship trophy. ...Read more
A bill to provide $1 billion, over 10 years, for road and bridge construction in Alabama is headed to a legislative conference committee to try to work out differences between the House and Senate.
The bill sponsored by Democratic Sen. Lowell Barron of Fyffe passed the House Tuesday night, with amendments adding many projects. Wednesday, the Senate voted 26-1 not to go along with changes and to have a conference committee of six legislators try to find a compromise. The House later voted 95-4 to have a conference committee. ...Read more
The Alabama Legislature has given final approval to a bill that would restrict the public's access to 911 calls and require a court order for their release.
The Alabama House voted 93-0 Wednesday to go along with Senate changes to the bill by Republican Rep. Ron Johnson of Sylacauga.
The bill now goes to Gov. Bob Riley for his signature. ...Read more
A former American Idol runner-up is going to be in Tuscaloosa ahead of Saturday's A-Day game. Bo Bice will play at Rounder's on the Strip Thursday at 10 p.m. It's a benefit concert designed to raise money for juvenile diabetes. Tickets are $15. However, you can attend a cookout before and tickets for the cookout and concert are $10 each. The cookout and concert are sponsored by the Delta Kappa Epsilo ...Read more