The Tuscaloosa Circuit Judge who presided over the case of two former Alabama football coaches has written a book about the 2000 - 2001 investigation of the UA football program. Ronnie Cottrell and Ivy Williams sued the NCAA and Tom Clupepper, alleging they conspired to destroy the two coaches' careers. That came after the NCAA imposed numerous sanctions on the UA football program. Cottrell was awarded 30 million dollars in damages, but Judge Steve Wilson dismissed the verdict in 2005, as being the result of prejudice, passion or emotion.  ...Read more
Five months ago Monday, BP's oil well, Deepwater Horizon, exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. On Sunday, it was declared dead. Workers spent the weekend pulling out the pipe used to pump in cement to seal the well shut. That explosion killed 11 workers and dumped millions of oil into the waters. But even though the well is finally dead, it's still unknown what the effects of the oil in the Gulf will be. WVUA spoke with oil expert Dr. ...Read more
Alabama held on to its #1 ranking after they rolled over Duke Saturday. Now, they prepare to take on Arkansas. ...Read more
WVUA is proud to bring you a special presentation, giving you a look at the Alabama Governor's race, through the eyes of young voters. Join WVUA Tuesday at 7 p.m. ...Read more
Investigators are still looking for information in the case of a Duncanville man killed in a lawn mower crash. Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Captain Loyd Baker said 69-year-old Oscar Alexander died Monday morning. Baker said it appears his lawn mower went into a pond. It happened in the Duncanville area. Baker said family members found the lawn mower upside down in the pond, and it appears he may have been trapped underneath for a short time. Alexander died at the scene.
September 20, 2010
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is headed to Tuscaloosa. Holder will be the keynote speaker at an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of Harper Lee's Book "To Kill a Mockingbird." It will take place at the University of Alabama School of Law on Tuesday. Lee attended the law school during the late 1940s. A new national book award called The Harper Lee Prize for Legal Literature will be announced at the event. It will be given annually to a work of fiction that best exemplifies the role of lawyers in society. ...Read more
Governor Bob Riley is recognizing 170 educators who have become National Board Certified Teachers. The teachers are being commended Monday night at the Governor's Mansion in Montgomery. ...Read more
Authorities in Tuscaloosa County are investigating a pair of rapes reported this weekend. Captain Loyd Baker of Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide told WVUA News the first rape happened Saturday morning on the 4500 block of 18th Avenue East in Tuscaloosa. Captain Baker said the 27-year-old victim met the 26-year-old suspect online at www.facebook.com and spent the night with him on Friday night. When she returned this morning to get some things she left behind, Baker said the suspect got angry, punuched her, and then raped her. ...Read more
A Tuscaloosa man has been charged with torture and willfull abuse of a child and has also been accused of raping the child's mother.
Terry Glen Davis, 19, was arrested in August after his infant was taken to DCH Regional Medical Center for "failure to thrive." The infant had a broken leg, arm and five broken ribs. ...Read more
Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6022 are remembering their commorades who counldn't be with them either because they're a Prisoner Of War or Missing In Action. "Hopefully a ceremony like this will let familes know that they are not forgotten and everybody is thinking about them and hoping one day for them to be returned to their families," says Walter Turner, the POW-MIA Program coordinator, "When I got choked up at the end of that thing, it was just the thought of the POW's and what they may still be experiencing." ...Read more
There's a new twist in the case of missing Alabama teen Natalee Holloway. Holloway's mother, Beth, went to Peru and met with Joran Van der Sloot, where he is currently behind bars. Holloway's attorneys say she did not break any laws or regulations. Her attorney said she wants Van der Sloot to know she is not going away and she w ...Read more
Two of Alabama's top leaders are in a heated battle of words, even though they are supposedly no longer speaking to each other. Attorney General Troy King fired back at Governor Bob Riley Friday after the Governor blamed King for the latest proration cuts. Riley declared an additional 2% proration for schools and blamed King's Lawsuit against BP. King said Riley is being manipulated by BP. He also said the two no longer speak about the oil spill or anything else. Riley's office released a statement that said the state can get more than the $148 million claim th ...Read more