TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WVUA) - When the temperatures begin to rise, so do the cases of drowning. So what can be done to prevent these fatal emergencies? I caught up with PARA's Aquatic Director, Mark Harrison to find out what the largest threat to safety is at the pool.
Harrison says, "the kids during the summer not obeying the rules. And it's little things like that, that if you don't stay on top of the little things like that, they turn into bigger things." ...Read more
BIRMINGHAM (WVUA) - Former Birmingham Baron, Larry Colton says in 1964, there were no black police officers in the city.
But it was that year that the Barons broke color barriers in Alabama.
Colton wrote about the experience in a new book, "Southern Leagues", which is officially on bookstore shelves.
It was a time for baseball stories and catching up.
After all, it was each other that made them the first integrated baseball team in the South. ...Read more
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WVUA) - Lesser populated Central Alabama counties are ready to pave the way on millions of dollars in state funded road projects, where there are more than happy to receive this state funding.
And one of the main reasons is because with a small tax base, and many miles of roads, it’s very hard for some of these counties to find the money for these much needed projects.
Fayette County Engineer Bobby McCraw said, “Our revenue base is very low, our annual budget for our road department is right at 2 million dollars per year.” ...Read more
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WVUA) - More than a dozen people were arrested in Tuscaloosa for violating the Sex Offenders Act. Police say 114 sex offenders were checked and 22 people were found with violations, 17 of those have been arrested. Most have been charged with failure to register as a sex offender. One of the suspects: is not a sex offender herself but, was arrested for failing to register a juvenile as a sex offender.
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