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Fans for Heat

July 26, 2010 - 3:00pm

Tuscaloosa's Temporary Emergency Services says they have around 30 fans for people needing help right now. Officials say they are giving priority to people 65 years old and older and those with infants in their home. For more information, call Temporary Emergency Services at (205) 758-5535. If you would like to make a donation of fans to T.E.S. you can drop them off at their office located at 1705 15th Street.


Janie Wallace, WVUA News


July 26, 3:55 p.m.

Neighborhood Watch

July 26, 2010 - 2:30pm

Tuscaloosa Police say crime prevention includes strategies to reduce crime, such as creating partnerships and problem-solving efforts tailored to eliminate specific problems.  It also includes "target hardening," which involves actions to make buildings and streets safer. ...Read more

Teen Killed

July 26, 2010 - 2:22pm

lightningOfficials say a 15-year-old girl was pronounced dead at Huntsville Hospital after being struck by lightning while swimming in Lake Guntersville.  Marshall County Coroner Marlon Killion says the girl died Sunday afternoon. He says she had been swimming with family at the Honeycomb Campground.  The girl's mother and sister were also hurt in the strike. Both were taken to Huntsville Hospital. ...Read more

Corridor X

July 26, 2010 - 2:17pm

INTERSTATEConstruction is expected to begin around August 1st on the most expensive highway contract ever awarded by the Alabama Department of Transportation.  The nearly $169 million project will provide for one-and-a-half miles of ramps and bridges that will connect Corridor X with
Interstate 65 at Birmingham. ...Read more

BP CEO Out?

July 25, 2010 - 3:16pm

BP CEO Tony Hayward


By HARRY R. WEBER


Associated Press Writer ...Read more

Burglary Arrests

July 24, 2010 - 10:05pm
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Tuscaloosa Police arrest and charge 4 suspects after a series of robberies at the Links.


Posted by Danny Salter at 11:01 pm on July 24, 2010.

Ships Return

July 24, 2010 - 9:56pm

By DAVID DISHNEAU and HARRY R. WEBER


Associated Press Writers ...Read more

Bait House

July 24, 2010 - 8:33pm

Tuscaloosa police used a bait house to nab another suspect on Saturday morning.  The police said it happened on the 1200 block of 13th Street. According to police, a white Ford Escort was leaving the house.  They pulled the car over and arrested Carlos Rodriquez Thomas, then connected him to another burglary. He was charged with two counts of burglary in the third.


 


By: Racquel Walker, WVUA News


Saturday July 24, 2010  9:33 PM

Elephant Stolen

July 23, 2010 - 3:38pm

A Tuscaloosa man's piece of crimson pride was stolen right from his front yard.  72 year old Leon Clay has been a life-long Alabama fan.  A few years ago, his wife gave him a concrete elephant. He painted it crimson and put it on display in their front yard.  Last weekend, it was stolen. Clay is offering a $150 reward for the return of the elephant.  If you have any information, call (205) 292-1374.



Janie Wallace, WVUA News



Friday, July 23rd, 2010 4:31 p.m.

Hot Weather Safety Tips

July 23, 2010 - 2:38pm

Staying safe during extreme heat is very important.  Health experts say heat-related illnesses happen when the body can not properly cool itself.  They say it's important to make sure you drink more fluids and avoid alcohol or caffeine.  If you have to be outside, wear a hat and light clothes when possible.  You should also remember to check on the elderly and your pets.


Janie Wallace, WVUA News


Friday, July 23rd, 2010, 3:35 p.m.

Storm Hampers Oil Efforts

July 23, 2010 - 1:03pm

Weather is having an impact on the efforts to clean up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  Tropical Storm Bonnie has forced officials to evacuate ships near the site.  That is causing work to be delayed at the well.  Engineers have left the cap on the well and say they're confident in the strength of the cap.  B.P. says the storm could delay work by another twelve days.


 Associated Press, July 23rd, 2010 1:57 p.m.

Downtown Tuscaloosa Redevelopment Update

July 23, 2010 - 12:59pm

We have an update on the Downtown Redevelopment going on in Tuscaloosa.  City officials say final surface paving is starting today on all the streets and avenues in downtown.  It will involve lane closures and may block access to some on-street parking for a short time. Officials say the parking deck on 7th Street between 22nd and 23rd Avenues will be accessible at all times.
The paving should take about a week.


Janie Wallace, WVUA News


July 23rd, 2010 1:54 p.m.

AEA-Backed Ads

July 22, 2010 - 7:38pm

The longtime head of the Alabama state teachers organization says it played a role in the secretive group that ran ads attacking Bradley Byrne in the Republican runoff for governor.  Paul Hubbert, executive secretary of the Alabama Education Association, said AEA had an interest in the group called the Conservative Coalition for Alabama. ...Read more

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