Thousands gather in DC in support of Dems agenda
By PHILIP ELLIOTT
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The Alabama-Florida weekend means fun for football fans, but for local law enforcement, game weekends are a busy time. Tuscaloosa Police tell us there will be extra police presence along the Strip for the game weekend, and police will be enforcing Tuscaloosa's new teen curfew. ...Read more
Tuscaloosa Police say 13-year-old Christen Harper of Tuscaloosa called her mother from a Hoover restaurant Thursday night. Harper had been missing since Sunday. Harper's mother, Elena, says Christen walked to the Birmingham area. TPD described Christen Harper as in good health and unharmed. ...Read more
Another chunk of the Gulf of Mexico has been opened to fishing after seafood tests and surveys found no oil contamination threat. The 5,628-square-mile area is just west of the Mississippi River delta and about 75 miles south of the BP well that spewed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf. ...Read more
Four people were killed in a tragic car crash in Tuscaloosa County. Two of the victims were children, two others were a teacher and a retired teacher from Aliceville High School. According to State Troopers it happened Wednesday around 9 p.m. ...Read more
Snapper season opens Friday, October 1, on the Gulf Coast. According to the Alabama State Tourism Department Web site, Snapper fishermen can expect the largest number of Red Snapper in Orange Beach ever seen. They also say other fish are plentiful, too. That includes 30 to 40 pound Amberjack and garbage can lid-sized Triggerfish. State officials say scientists have been checking the fish and say they are safe to eat. The season is strictly for weekends and runs through November 21.
September 30, 2010
Four people were killed in a tragic car crash in Tuscaloosa County Wednesday night. Two victims were children, and two others were a teacher and a retired teacher from Aliceville High School. According to Alabama State Troopers, it happened Wednesday around 9:00 p.m. ...Read more
Two West Alabama teenagers were arrested in connection with several vehicle break-ins. Tuscaloosa Police say they were investigating several break-ins in Lakepoint and El Dorado East in the past weeks. After further investigation, they were led to a 17-year-old male teenager from Northport. Police say they recovered multiple electronics including GPS devices, cell phones, and purses from his vehicle and residence. He was placed in the Tuscaloosa County Juvenile Detention center and charged with unlawful breaking and entering. ...Read more
A recent poll shows many Americans believe President Obama is a Muslim. But Mr. Obama says he is a Christian. The President said he is a Christian by choice. He made the comments while speaking in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Tuesday. He said part of what makes America strong is its acceptance of people of many faiths and no faith. The President said he believes salvation is by God's grace and that he prays daily. The President said, "I am a Christian by choice. My family didn't, ah...frankly weren't folks who went to church every week. ...Read more
Republican Attorney General Nominee Luther Strange stopped in Tuscaloosa Wednesday. He spoke at the Associated Builders and Contractors luncheon. WVUA asked Strange about one of the hot issues facing Alabama: the battle over bingo. Strange said if elected, he will work with the new governor to enforce the law on gambling. Strange said, "Illegal gambling has been a huge problem in the state ,as you know. There won't be a need for a task force, if I'm elected Attorney General. ...Read more
A proposed property tax increase in Orange Beach has been voted down. It was to help offset falling revenue due to a drop in tourism since the oil disaster. In May, the Orange Beach City Council passed a one year 1-Mil increase to help their budget gap of about $750,000 dollars. On Tuesday, the Mayor said he would not be in favor of another increase.
September 29, 2010
She went from the courtroom to the pageant stage, and now she may hit the runway. We're talking about Tuscaloosa's own Julie Love Templeton. Templeton is a lawyer, a former Mrs. ...Read more
Hundreds of students at a Tuscaloosa County school were evacuated after a gas leak. Parents say they are grateful their children are safe. It started around 10 a.m. Tuesday at Walker Elementary. School officials say a gas valve played a part in the leak. ...Read more
Tuscaloosa Police need your help finding a missing teenager. 13-year-old Christen Harper was last seen Sunday around 9 p.m. Police say she was at her home in the 4100 block of Ridgewood Road. Harper is 5 feet, 7 inches tall, and weighs around 145 pounds. She was last seen wearing a gray sweater and sweat pants. If you have any information, you can call Tuscaloosa Police at (205) 349-2121.
September 28, 2010