WVUA has several programming changes for Thursday, November 18. Due to the Thursday Alabama football game, we will air Crimson Tide Kickoff Live from the University of Alabama campus at 4 p.m. Join us for WVUA News at 10 for a full look at the day's news and a wrap-up of the football festivities. WVUA News First at Four, Five & Six will not air Thursday. WVUA will return to its regular newscast schedule Friday, November 19.
November 17, 2010 4:00 p.m.
A new aviation plant headed to the state will not make its home in West Alabama. GE Aviation announced Tuesday it has selected Auburn for the site of its new facility. The plant will be an environmental coatings facility for advanced military jet engine components. Officials say they expect to have 300 to 400 employees at full production. The 200,000 square foot plant will be built at the Auburn Technology park. Construciton will begin next year. It's expected to open in 2012.
November 16, 2010
Dutch forensic experts say they are testing a piece of bone found on the Caribbean island of Aruba to see if it comes from missing Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway. Netherlands Forensic Institute spokeswoman Inge Oevering says experts are first establishing whether the bone is human before comparing its DNA to that of Holloway. ...Read more
A library can open a whole new world for someone, and the books can teach and inspire young minds to reach for their dreams. ...Read more
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