President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle will visit Tuscaloosa on Friday, according to the White House. Thursday, the President said the damage in tornado-stricken states in the Southeast is "nothing short of catastrophic." Speaking at the White House, Obama says the loss of life has been heartbreaking, especially in Alabama, the state hit hardest. At least 250 people have been killed in six states in the deadliest tornado outbreak in 40 years. Obama says the federal government will do everything it can to help the states recover and rebuild. ...Read more
City of Tuscaloosa Special Election Results, Seven-Day Alcohol Sales (***Results are Preliminary and Uncertified. )
District One (3 of 4 Boxes Reporting)
Yes - 865
No - 162
District Two (3 of 4 Boxes Reporting)
Yes - 930
No - 175
District Three (3 of 4 Boxes Reporting)
Yes - 2,464
No - 635
District Four (3 of 4 Boxes Reporting)
Yes - 1,282
No - 72
District Five (3 of 4 Boxes Reporting)
Yes - 968
No- 418 ...Read more
2010 Alabama Election Results from the Associated Press
***Results are uncertified. ...Read more
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress has passed legislation to reopen the partially-shuttered federal government and avert a potentially disastrous default on U.S. obligations, clearing the measure for President Barack Obama's promised signature.
Passage of the bill late Wednesday in the House and Senate ended a Washington-created crisis that closed much of government for 16 days. It came on the eve of the date the Treasury Department warned it would no longer be able to borrow to pay the government's bills. ...Read more
The government shutdown is impacting many citizens across the United States, including some ROTC cadets at the University of Alabama.
While they continue working, the payments have stopped, some are meeting hardship in their daily lives.
This is the creditor's letter that was provided to scholarship cadets in the University of Alabama ROTC program in light of the government shutdown. And as I learned today, the shutdown is having a profound effect on some local cadets. ...Read more
"It's an enormous catastrophe, in Humanitarian terms. A part of me when I see footage like this, I want to say no, we have to go do this, we have to go do it right now, this is terrible. That urge, the urge to say that is powerful," says Dr. Daniel Levine.
Levine has been teaching Middle Eastern politics at the University of Alabama for two years. And even with a knowledge of the Syrian government and the regime, the images, for him, are sometimes unbelievable. ...Read more
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WVUA News at 10:00
Airdate: July 23, 2013
Katie Malone, Reporter
"My question is why? Why should I have to be satisfied? Why can't we strive to be the best?"
Mayor Bobby Herndon of Northport wants to be the best when it comes to education. And he says the education system involves a lot more than just students. ...Read more
June 25, 2013
Katie Malone, Reporter
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court overturned Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This decision directly impacts the State of Alabama, and other areas throughout the country, sparking interest and opinions of many.
Associate Professor of Political Science, Joe Smith said, "The legal description of what parts of the country are covered by that pre-clearance requirement is gone. And so, essentially the Justice Department can no longer enforce the pre-clearance requirement." ...Read more
The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office has annouced the departure of Sheriff Ted Sexton, who has accepted the position of Division Chief for Homeland Security with the Los Angeles (California) County Sheriff’s Department. Sexton's last day as Tuscaloosa County Sheriff will be March 17, 2013. Sexton has served in various law enforcement roles for the past 35 years. ...Read more
TUSCALOOSA (WVUA) - A state representative from the Tuscaloosa area is announcing his plans to go after another office.
Republican state representative John Merrill announced he is running for Alabama Secretary of State. Merrill made the announcement Tuesday morning in Tuscaloosa. ...Read more