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Super Bowl Parties

February 6, 2011 - 10:52pm

The Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers went head to head tonight in Super Bowl XLV. As the most watched sports event in the world, Super Bowl Sunday is a time for friends and fans to come together and cheer on their favorite team. Some people enjoyed Super Bowl XLV by watching the game at local sports bars and grills. We talked to some fans to see what they think makes Super Bowl Sunday such an American tradition. ...Read more

Bridging the Gap

February 5, 2011 - 11:02pm
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Tuscaloosa City Schools leaders, along with other leaders in the city, came together Saturday to have a public forum on the issues they face in the current education system. WVUA's Victoria Sheehan has more.


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February 5, 2011

Public Forum

February 4, 2011 - 5:07pm

Voters head to the polls in just a few more days to decide if there will be Sunday alcohol sales in Tuscaloosa.  But you don't have to wait that long to let your voice be heard.  The League of Women Voters of Tuscaloosa is sponsoring a public forum. Organizers say they do not have a position on this referendum. The purpose is to educate voters on the issues so they can make an informed decision. The forum will be Monday at the Tuscaloosa Public Library from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ...Read more

Cut-A-Thon

February 4, 2011 - 4:57pm

You can save money on a hair cut this weekend, and help out a good cause at the same time. Tuscaloosa's Tera Lane is hosting its 6th annual "Love is in the Hair Cut-A-Thon" Saturday, February 5.  All Salon services at both locations will be half prices. The money raised will help people living with Autism and Cancer, and  local charities. Organizers say walk-ins are fine, but you can also make an appointment. The "Cut-A-Thon" runs from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. ...Read more

Bobby Herndon

February 3, 2011 - 5:54pm
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Mayor Bobby Herndon discusses the new city hall, proclamations, and the effect Tuscaloosa's alcohol vote may have on Northport.


02/03/2011

Gambling Case

February 3, 2011 - 4:04pm

A second defendant in Alabama's gambling corruption investigation is seeking a separate trial.  State Sen. Harri Anne Smith of Slocomb filed a request for a separate trial Wednesday. She and the other nine defendants are scheduled for trial April 4 in Montgomery. But her attorney, Jim Parkman, says most of the charges against the other defendants don't involve Smith and she could be damaged by information on their cases spilling over on her.  VictoryLand casino owner Milton McGregor was the first to seek a separate trial. ...Read more

Court Shooting

February 3, 2011 - 4:02pm

Some witnesses are disputing the police account of the shooting of a man in a courtroom today in Alabama.  Police say an officer shot and wounded the man -- who was in court on a harassment charge -- after he attacked a judge and tried to grab a gun from a spectator.  But people who were in the courtroom say they didn't see the man hit or threaten the judge or try to grab a weapon.  A woman who knows the man and was sitting in the front row says he got agitated after the judge fined him $800. She says the man, who had a cast on his leg, waved one of his crutches in the air. ...Read more

UA & Egypt

January 31, 2011 - 10:14pm

Some Alabamians are feeling the effects of the protests currently taking place in Egypt. The University of Alabama Capstone International Program was planning a study abroad trip to Egypt, but that was before the conflict started.  The trip is scheduled for twelve days this summer.  Angela Channell from Capstone International said UA officials are monitoring the situation and have not made any concrete plans regarding the trip. ...Read more

Ted Sexton

January 31, 2011 - 5:46pm

Longtime Tuscaloosa County Sheriff Ted Sexton is switching from the Democratic to the Republican Party.  Sexton made the annoucement Monday at Wintzell's in Northport, alongside family, friends and local Republicans.  Sexton said he still wants to serve all citizens of Tuscaloosa County in his role as sheriff, no matter what their party affiliation.  Sexton said this is a decision he has been considering for awhile.  "There have been persons for quite sometime that have asked me, quite frankly, over the last two election cylce ...Read more

Tree Stand Deaths

January 31, 2011 - 3:29pm

Alabama authorities say the state has recorded its highest number of deaths from hunters falling from tree stands.  Ray Metzler, hunter education program coordinator for the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, said there have been 14 tree stand accidents so far during this deer hunting season. ...Read more

Pixelcon

January 30, 2011 - 11:23pm
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Hundreds of self-described geeks converged on the University of Alabama this weekend for Pixelcon 2011.


01/30/2011

Calvary Baptist

January 30, 2011 - 11:22pm
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Calvary Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa celebrated their 100th anniversary during a special ceremony this weekend.


01/30/2011

TCHS Sock Hop

January 30, 2011 - 11:19pm
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Members of the Tuscaloosa Co. High School Alumni Association dressed up and boogied down at a sock hop in Northport.


01/29/2011

UA Cheerleaders

January 30, 2011 - 11:17pm
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They're officially the best cheerleading squad in the country, but the University of Alabama's cheerleaders will not get championship rings.


01/29/2011

Budget Cuts?

January 27, 2011 - 4:12pm

Governor Robert Bentley is asking education officials how their schools and colleges would be affected by a 3% budget cut this year and 10% drop in funding next year.  Alabama's superintendent of education, Joe Morton, and the two-year college chancellor, Freida Hill, said Thursday they have received letters from Bentley's administration seeking the information. Morton said a 10% reduction for the 2011-2012 school year would be devastating.  Bentley said Thursday he is considering whether to order across-the-board cuts in this year's education budget. ...Read more

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