Alcohol Sales

March 1, 2011 - 6:06pm

One week after residents approved Sunday alcohol sales in Tuscaloosa, city officials are taking more steps toward making it official.  Tuesday, Tuscaloosa City Council members opened provisional ballots, and accepted five of those votes.  All five were a "yes" for Sunday alcohol sales.  According to the act approved by voters, any business holding a liquor license to sell during the week is eligible to sell from Noon to 9:30 p.m. ...Read more

Northport Finances

February 28, 2011 - 9:59pm

State lawmakers are not the only ones facing a tough financial future.  Northport Mayor Bobby Herndon discussed the city's finances with the Northport advisory board Monday night. “This past year we had to lay off 19 employees," Herndon said. "I would never think we would have to do anything like that.  We're not doing any agency funding like PARA, libraries, and Black Warrior Baseball.” ...Read more

Dog Abuse Arrest

February 28, 2011 - 7:17pm
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Tuscaloosa County man arrested for dog abuse.

Jaime Kaufman - Web Producer
February 28, 2011
7:00 p.m.


February 28, 2011 - 6:40pm
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WVUA First at Four Adopt-A-School Interview

Danny Salter, WVUA News
February 28, 2011
6:45 p.m.

WVUA Week In Review 2/27/11

February 28, 2011 - 3:42pm
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WVUA Week In Review

Janie Wallace, WVUA Web Producer
February 27, 2011

Friday 6:00 p.m. Newscast

February 28, 2011 - 3:34pm
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Friday, February 25, 2011, 6 p.m. Newscast

Janie Wallace, WVUA Web Producer
February 25, 2011

Saturday 10:00 PM Newscast

February 27, 2011 - 4:39pm
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Saturday  2/26/11 10PM Newscast

Posted by WVUA's Matt McCoy

February 27, 2011 4:38 p.m.


February 25, 2011 - 5:36pm
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Budget reductions and layoffs have put the Alabama Forestry Commission at a disadvantage fighting wildfires across the state.


Statehouse Visitors

February 25, 2011 - 5:29pm

Visitors to the Alabama Statehouse during the upcoming legislative session won't have to make an appointment to see legislators, but they will have to sign in with security and wear a visitor badge while in the building.  House Speaker Mike Hubbard announced the changes Friday and said they should make the often-crowded Statehouse more orderly and accommodating for visitors. He said a help desk will be available on the sixth floor to help visitors find legislators' offices. ...Read more

Feature Teacher

February 25, 2011 - 10:54am
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WVUA Feature Teacher

February 24, 2011

Janie Wallace, WVUA News

Kitchens Tour

February 24, 2011 - 10:06am
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The Kitchens of Consequence Tour is a big fund raiser for WUAL Radio in Tuscaloosa.


Cason Award

February 24, 2011 - 10:03am
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The University of Alabama plans to honor a prolific non-fiction writer, Clyde Bolton of the Birmingham News.


Alcohol and Business

February 23, 2011 - 6:23pm
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Tuscaloosa's referendum on Seven Day Sales passed with an overwhelming majority. Almost 80 percent of voters were in favor of the referendum. Now local bars and restaurants are deciding whether or not to take advantage of the extra hours.

Posted by Reporter Bethany Andrews

February 23, 2011 6:35pm

Business Owners React

February 22, 2011 - 10:17pm

Some local businesses are seeing dollar signs now that Tuscaloosa residents have passed seven day alcohol sales.  Officials have touted approving seven day alcohol sales would bring more visitors to the Druid City, which would in turn create more tax dollars for area schools and road projects. ...Read more

Bath Salts

February 22, 2011 - 7:29pm

A drug called "Bath Salts" is now illegal. The drug was available in some "head shops" and online.  But now if you're caught with them in Alabama, it's a felony. Today Alabama health and law enforcement officials added "Bath Salts" to the list of illegal controlled substances. These "Bath Salts" contain mind-altering chemicals, similar to cocaine or ecstasy. They're called names such as "ivory wave, red dove, bliss, purple wave and vanilla sky". Officials say "Bath Salts" can cause hallucinations and other dangerous reactions. It is now a felony to possess ...Read more

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