The West Alabama Christmas parade is just around the corner, and this year's parade will have two Grand Marshals. The Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority announced Theo Danzy, former Stillman College Head Football Coach, and Alvin DuPont, former Tuscaloosa Mayor, will be the Grand Marshals of the parade. The 35th Annual West Alabama Christmas Parade is set for December 6, 2010, in Downtown Tuscaloosa. Festivities start at 5:15 p.m. ...Read more
This year in Tuscaloosa, the day-after-Thanksgiving shopping rush and the Iron Bowl are on the same day. That's why so-called Black Friday is getting an new name in Tuscaloosa. This year, Tuscaloosa retail, business and hospitality officials are calling it "Crimson Friday, Black Saturday." University Mall and Midtown Village will open their doors even earlier than usual on the morning after Thanksgiving, and the early hours and discounts will continue throughout the weekend. Officials say if you'll be in Tuscaloosa Iron Bowl weekend, plan ahead for football ...Read more
A Phenix City police officer says the Iraq War veteran on trial for killing an Auburn University freshman from Georgia apologized when he was arrested after a high speed chase. Officer Darryl Williams testified Monday that Courtney Lockhart told police he had "tried to get help" after returning home from Iraq. Lockhart is on trial for capital murder in the abduction and killing of 18-year-old Lauren Burk of Marietta, Ga. ...Read more
A former state trooper has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor manslaughter charge in the 1965 slaying of a black man in Alabama that triggered a key march of the civil rights era. James Bonard Fowler, who is white, entered the plea Monday at Marion. That is where the shooting death of Jimmie Lee Jackson inspired a Selma march that became known as "Bloody Sunday" when it was turned back by club-swinging troopers. The march helped lead to passage of the Voting Rights Act. ...Read more
The Alabama Crimson Tide will play Georgia State University in football on Thursday, November 18 at 6:30 p.m. The game is in Tuscaloosa. Due to the Thursday game, the Tuscaloosa City Schools will dismiss early on this day.
11:30 a.m. High Schools Will dismiss (including Oak Hill)
Noon Tuscaloosa Middle Magnet Will Dismiss
12:10 p.m. All Middle Schools Will Dismiss
12:40 p.m. Tuscaloosa Elementary Magnet Will Dismiss
12:50 p.m. All Elementary Schools Will Dismiss
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Hundreds of players gathered on the University of Alabama's quad to take part in the first annual "Quidditch on the Quad" over the weekend. It was full of fun and magic, but it was also to raise awareness of illiteracy in the state of Alabama. WVUA's Matt McCoy was there and has more on the Quidditch World Cup.
Posted by WVUA's Matt McCoy
November 14, 2010 10:23
Former Alabama players who have served during World War II are being honored this weekend for their service to their country, as well as their devotion to Alabama Football. WVUA's Matt McCoy sat down with some of those veterans to talk about their stories, as well as get reaction about being featured in the book, "When Winning Was Everything."
Posted by WVUA's Matt McCoy
November 12, 2010 10:19 p.m.
6 months ago, University of Alabama student, Chris Koerner, saw a great opportunity in his broken i-Phone. Koerner taught himself to fix his broken phone. This ability quickly turned in to a business idea for this entrepreneur student. Koerner’s friend, Andrew Batteen got on board and Phone Restore became a reality. ...Read more
Tuscaloosa Police are on the case of a robbery at Tuscaloosa Teachers Credit Union on Highway 69 South. It happened at 1:37 p.m. Friday. TPD says two males armed with handguns entered the credit union and demanded money. Police say the men took money and left, but investigators are not sure which way they were traveling. None of the employees were injured, and no customers were inside at the time of the robbery. ...Read more
A grand jury in Itawamba County, Miss., has indicted an Alabama high-school football coach on charges accusing him of sexual involvement with three minors in Mississippi. The Itawamba County Times reports that 55-year-old Dwight Bowling of Smithville, Miss., is charged with one count of fondling and two each of sexual battery and exploiting a child. Defense attorney Christy McCoy could not be reached Thursday night. Until he was arrested Sept. 17 on federal charges accusing him of sex with boys, Bowling coached in Sulligent, Ala., 40 minutes from Smithville. ...Read more