The Principal at Central High School is stepping down. After seven years as leader of the school, Major Herb Ragsdale has resigned from the position. Ragsdale will not be leaving the school system, however. He will be relocated to an administrative position. Details of the work that Ragsdale will be doing will be revealed at a later time, but Superintendent Dr. Joyce Levey says he will continue to be able to serve the educational needs of children throughout the city. ...Read more
The Tuscaloosa City School System is considering changing its dress code to a uniform requirement for all schools. Currently, there are a few schools with their own uniform requirements, but officials are looking to make uniforms a requirement for every student in grades K through 12. ...Read more
After the Governor's Anti-Gambling Task Force raided the Greenetrack Bingo hall Tuesday, employees were left to wonder what they were going to do about money or food. WVUA's Matt McCoy got their reaction to finding out they might not have a job much longer.
By WVUA's Matt McCoy
June 30th, 2010 7:38 p.m.
The Tuscaloosa City Board of Education accepted Major Herb Ragsdale's request to be released from his contract as principal of Central High School on Tuesday night. He will leave the position effective July 1, 2010. The school system credits Ragsdale with many accomplishments during his tenure at Central High School. The school system says under h ...Read more
The Alabama Supreme Court has once again cleared the way for the governor's gambling task force to raid the Greenetrack electronic bingo casino in Eutaw. The court's ruling at about 5 p.m. ...Read more
There's a new development Wednesday in the case of missing Alabama teen Natalee Holloway. Joran Van der Sloot, the man long connected to the case, has been indicted on charges of wire fraud and extortion in Alabama. A federal grand jury indicted Van der Sloot for soliciting money from Holloway's mother, Beth. Authorities say he asked for $ ...Read more
Things continue to heat up in the primary runoff between Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Bradley Byrne and Robert Bentley. Bentley spoke out about his military record Wednesday. Bentley says he did not distort his military record regarding Vietnam. He says while serving as Interim Commander at a hospital on an Air Force Base in North Carol ...Read more
Greenetrack sits closed after Governor Riley's Anti-gambling Task Force raided the facility Tuesday. According to a press release from the Governor's Office, they cited a lawsuit that District Attorney Greg Griggers filed back on June 4th as the authority to raid the facility. ...Read more
The United States is accepting help from 12 countries and international organizations in dealing with the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The State Department said in a statement Tuesday that the U.S. ...Read more
Vice President Joe Biden says the federal government has reached an agreement with Gulf Coast states to set safety levels for seafood coming out of the Gulf of Mexico. ...Read more
Who will try the case against Greenetrack? Greene County District Attorney Greg Griggers started the case to investigate whether Greenetrack is operating illegal gaming machines. Monday, Governor Bob Riley's task force was in court, asking a judge to require Greene County District Attorney Greg Griggers to step aside, so the task force can take over the investigation. ...Read more
The dispute continues in Greene County over Governor Bob Riley's appointment of an interim sheriff. Riley has appointed George Cook, a former police and beverage control officer, as Greene County Sheriff. Greene County commissioners are asking a court to overturn the appointment, claiming Cook does not meet the proper requirements to be ...Read more
The Tuscaloosa Police Department Accident Reconstruction Unit is investigating a crash that that happened Monday around 11:15 a.m. in the 5700 Block of Northridge Road. The accident involved a 2002 Ford Explorer and a 2005 Buick Lacrosse. ...Read more
A man was shot in the neck this weekend. Captain Loyd Baker with the Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Unit told us the shooting occurred Friday evening on thirty-ninth avenue in Holt. According to Captain Baker, forty- seven year-old Johnny Sherman got into an argument with a twenty -four year- old male and shot him in the neck. Then Sherman shot at the victim as he ran away.
Sherman turned himself in, made bond, and was released. He is charged with attempted murder.
By: Racquel Walker, WVUA News
06/27/10 11:23 PM
Gulf Shore officials who flew over the Gulf say oil has come ashore at least three places in Baldwin County.
The Press-Register reported that the officials spotted heavy bands of orange streamers coming ashore on Romar Beach. Oil was also spotted coming ashore at the Perdido Beach Resort and between Lagoon Pass and The Hangout.
Heavy bands of oil could be spotted near the Phoenix West condominiums near Perdido Pass.
Posted at 10:41 PM on 06/27/2010