Alabama's primary election is far from over, when it comes to the Republican Governor's race. Tuscaloosa doctor and state representative Robert Bentley could be in a runoff in the Governor's race, but he will not know if that's the case for more than a week. Tuesday's numbers show Bentley earned his spot in the runoff by a slim margin of 140 votes. The next step is to count the provisional ballots, then all County Republican Executive Committees will report their results to the state on June 8th. Voting results will be certified on June 9th, and declare them official ...Read more
Governor Dem - Primary
2,596 of 2,843 precincts - 91 percent
x-Ron Sparks 190,484 - 63 percent
Artur Davis 113,576 - 37 percent
Governor GOP - Primary
2,453 of 2,843 precincts - 86 percent
Bradley Byrne 111,055 - 27 percent
Robert Bentley 106,733 - 26 percent
Tim James 105,818 - 25 percent ...Read more
British Petroleum is trying something else to stop the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Crews are using robot submarines to put a cap-like containment valve over the blown-out well. The company says if successful, the cap could contain the majority of the gushing oil and bring it to the surface. BP could know as early as Wednesday if this process is working.
Across West Alabama, local veterans and others came out to celebrate our country's history, and the men and women who helped to shape it. Memorial Day started in Tuscaloosa with a service at Veterans Memorial Park on McFarland Boulevard. Veterans dating all the way back to World War II came to honor their comrades who lost their lives on the battlefield. Former soldiers say Memorial Day is an extremely personal experience where they remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. "Combat is a very unique experience that most Ame ...Read more
Alabama voters will go to the polls Tuesday, June 1, to cast their votes in Alabama's primary election. U.S., state and local races are on the ballot, including Governor and Lieutenant Govenor. Parties will elect their nominees for these offices in the primary. ...Read more
Robot submarines are carrying equipment and cutting small pipes at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, preparing to place a cap-like containment valve over the blown-out oil well. Video feeds Monday showed the robots using a circular-saw-like device to cut small pipes. ...Read more
A woman who wants to represent Alabama's 7th Congressional District in Washington was in Tuscaloosa on Friday night.
Terry Sewell was at Hotel Capstone Friday evening for a Democratic party function.
She told WVUA News, if elected, she plans to fight for education reform. ...Read more
Monday is Memorial Day. On Friday, several veterans handed out Buddy Poppy flowers to people in West Alabama.
The volunteers, from the Cottondale, Ala. VFW Post 6022, distributed then Friday morning and afternoon at the Winn-Dixie Store at McFarland Blvd. and Watermelon Rd. in Northport and at the Winn-Dixie at 5-Points on Tuscaloosa's east side. They will be back out there Saturday, too. Money raised from giving out these flowers helps disabled veterans. ...Read more