West Alabama

  Falling radio tower splits family’s west AL mobile home

During Thursday’s severe storms, part of a radio tower behind his family’s mobile home broke off as storms passed through Tuscaloosa County.

  Cleanup continues in Tuscaloosa Co as area braces for more severe weather

  Taxes for some Tuscaloosa County residents may go up after city votes to raise them

  West AL Works College Career Day answers questions for students

  22-year-old woman fatally stabbed at housing complex in Brent

  Northport to consider sales tax increase

  New Tuscaloosa Police Officers started this week

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  Students look for jobs at West Alabama Works Event

City of Northport considers changing hours for Sunday alcohol sales

UA & UWA begin study on microgreens with USDA grant

  Tuscaloosa County working with faith-based organizations to help community

  Firefighters on scene of house fire in Moundville

University of Alabama A-Day game preps

Former Bama player arrested early Thursday morning

The Tuscaloosa Police Department confirms two people, including a former Alabama football player, were arrested early Thursday morning on different charges.

  Concern about rural hospitals discussed at rural health care conference

Alabama is in bad shape when it comes to the number of doctors in the state. We're 200 to 400 doctors short of the number the federal government suggests we need.

  Community Soup Bowl Day in honor of fallen student

Four months after the accidental death of Hudson Fife, the Tuscaloosa County community is once again honoring his memory.

Tuscaloosa City Council approves sales tax increase

The Tuscaloosa city council voted Tuesday 5-2 to approve a one-cent sales tax increase for the city.

  Signing day held for students enrolling in Mercedes Benz auto program

  Tuscaloosa City Schools fair shows parents summer programs available to kids

  Tuscaloosa road improvement projects frustrate some drivers

Walker Co. child made honorary sheriff’s deputy

  University of Alabama students could be penalized for not staying until the end of football games

  Tuscaloosa judge sentences convicted killer to death

  Walker Co. Sheriff’s Office cracking down on e-bingo halls

Walker County Sheriff Nick Smith is putting electronic bingo halls on notice saying he's not picking and choosing what laws to enforce. Smith says if you are operating illegally, you will be shut down.

  Tuscaloosa City Council considers pulling bar’s business license

A double shooting is just one of several incidents city leaders will consider when deciding if Sideline Bar and Grill should stay in business.

Tuscaloosa Co. removes Collins-Riverside Middle School principal

The Tuscaloosa County School Board on Tuesday removed Collins-Riverside Middle School Principal Craig Henson.

  Tuscaloosa road improvement project moves forward

Tuscaloosa road improvement plan moves ahead with funding agreement between Road Improvement Commission and ALDOT.

  Teen killed in Tuscaloosa Co. Crash identified

The victim in a deadly Tuscaloosa County crash has been identified

Tuscaloosa teenager killed in car wreck Friday

The crash is still under investigation, but authorities say they believe speed is a factor.

Read Bama Read donates books and money at Brookwood Elementary School

University of Alabama athletes encouraged a group of Tuscaloosa County school students to read and then gave them tools to do it.

  Tuscaloosa County eighth graders celebrate career tech day

Eighth graders in Tuscaloosa County Schools participated in career day exercises to see which one they may take in high school.

  Federal government pumps millions into west Alabama traffic management upgrades

The federal government is putting $8 million behind a $16 million project to upgrade traffic operations in west Alabama.

  WATCH: Nate Oats introduced as new Alabama men’s basketball coach

One day after being named the new head coach of the Crimson Tide men’s basketball team, Nate Oats spoke with the media at his introductory press conference in Tuscaloosa.

  Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue safety issues reminder after trash fires burn two homes

Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue warns about trash fires after they lead to fires at two homes

  UA looking to help with math teacher turnover in Tuscaloosa

Right now, the University of Alabama is looking to recruit math teachers in the Tuscaloosa area to participate in a new grant project.

  Lockdown lifted at Collins-Riverside Middle School

The school will remain under lockdown as an investigation continues.

  Veterans and community organization seek food donations for homeless vets

Tuscaloosa groups collect food for homeless veterans.

  ALDOT starts Tuscaloosa road safety project Tuesday

ALDOT will begin working Tuesday to extend the left turn lane on Skyland Boulevard onto Old Greensboro Road. A spokesman believes it will improve safety and traffic at that intersection.

  Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies request equipment to expand emergency medical services

Tuscaloosa County commissioners approved a request from the Sheriff's Department to buy emergency equipment for paramedic deputies.

  Investigators rule out possible causes of Tuscaloosa church fire

Fire investigators still don't know how Thursday's fire at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church started, but they've ruled out criminal activity or that it was intentionally set.

  Create Tuscaloosa hosts business seminar for artists Thursday

If you're an artist in the Tuscaloosa area, looking to use your talents to build a business, there's a special meeting you'll want to check out Thursday.

  No injuries reported in Tuscaloosa church fire

A daycare was in session, but everyone was able to safely get out.

  Tuscaloosa Co. commissioners pick company to rebuild burned bridge

The Tuscaloosa County Commission has chosen a company to rebuild a bridge that burned in 2017

  What does Northport plan to do about its feral cat problem?

The Northport City Council voted earlier in the week to give its animal control officers more authority to use catch and release cages to control feral cat populations.

Three men arrested, charged with capital murder after Tuscaloosa shooting

Police in Tuscaloosa have arrested three people in connection to the murder of a man last Thursday and the shooting of another unidentified victim.

Tuscaloosa County jury recommends death penalty in capital murder case

A Tuscaloosa County jury has recommended the Death Penalty for Michael Belcher.

  March is Brain Injury Awareness month

In case you didn't know, the month of March is brain injury awareness month. And the Alabama head injury foundation is looking to get the word out on how you can keep your head safe this severe weather season.

  Tuscaloosa County neighborhood still fighting for internet access

Hundreds of people in West Alabama are still without internet access months after the state announced a grant to bring them high-speed service.

Tuscaloosa Co. man arrested on animal cruelty charges also suspected in robbery and shooting

Warrants were obtained for four counts of first-degree cruelty to a dog or cat.

  Tuscaloosa girl is using her voice to change the world

Isabel Hope is a 16 year old activist from Tuscaloosa. She believes in the First Amendment and that she can make a difference in the world.

  Tuscaloosa kids use their imagination to create during spring break at Lego Engineering Camp

Lego's have been around since the 1930's and are still a relevant, useful and fun toy for kids to stimulate creativity and the imagination.

  Tuscaloosa Co. capital murder suspect appears in court

The fifth and final capital murder suspect in the death of Samantha Payne appeared in court Wednesday.

  Tuscaloosa area E911 operators trained to help people with dementia

The Area Agency on Aging of West Alabama offered free dementia and Alzheimer's training to Emergency 911 operators with Tuscaloosa County

  New touch video screen highlights Paul W. Bryant Museum Upgrades

The Paul W. Bryant Museum reopens after being closed for the month of February for upgrades that include the installation of a touch screen video board

  Cost overrun not slowing down Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter upgrades

Upgrades that will expand services at the Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter are continuing despite cost overruns

  Tuscaloosa City Councilwoman wants more security after business shooting

Tuscaloosa City Councilwoman Sonya McKinstry wants businesses where shootings happen to upgrade security

  United Way of West Alabama needs supplies for flooded neighborhoods

The Young Leaders Society of the United Way of West Alabama and Alabama host a donation drive for cleaning supplies to help flooding victims in Pickensville in Pickens County

  Severe weather threatens Hamilton, AL

Families rush to storm shelters during severe weather threat in Marion County.

  New details emerge on shooting of West Alabama District Attorney

Greg Griggers, the district attorney shot outside of his office by a former state trooper addresses what authorities think led to a man to shoot him

  Police arrest fake Uber driver accused of photographing unconscious women in Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa-area investigators said they found pictures of unconscious girls after looking at Tommy Wayne Beard’s phone,

  Tuscaloosa County Commission moves to replace burned bridge

Tuscaloosa County Commission reopens the bid process to replace a burned bridge.

  More than 1,000 pounds of marijuana part of I-59/20 drug bust

Alabama State Troopers stop 18 wheeler with marijuana and THC cartridgesAuthorities found more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana and more than 11,000 THC vapor cartridges.

  Hale Co. residents concerned after road washes out again from flooding

The Riverview Beach neighborhood in Hale County has flooded twice in less than three months.

  Tuscaloosa sales tax fails council vote

A one percent sales tax was voted down Tuesday by a vote of 4-3.

  Tuscaloosa car dealership hosting Tide for Tigers relief drive after Lee Co. tornadoes

Townsquare media Tuscaloosa is partnering with Julio Jones Kia Mazda to take donations to help those impacted by the tornado in Lee County .

  Greensboro Police catch Tuscaloosa County robbery suspect

Law enforcement credited the partnership that exists between different departments that allowed Hale County authorities to catch the suspect in a Tuscaloosa County armed robbery Saturday.

  Tuscaloosa Police: Man pretending to be Uber driver had photos of unconscious college-aged girls

Tuscaloosa authorities have arrested a man they say pretended to be an Uber driver.

  Tuscaloosa carpentry students get hands-on experience

Carpentry students gain hands on experience working on the a construction of a Habitat For Humanity home.

Tuscaloosa church hopes fundraiser feeds hundreds of families

Grace Presbyterian Church hosted a fundraiser to buy items for it's pantry to feed hungry people in Tuscaloosa.

  Alabama AG calls 2019 a terrible year for law enforcement after officer deaths

Alabama's Attorney General calls 2019 a terrible year for law enforcement because of the deaths of two officers in the line of duty.

  Drop in flu cases doesn’t mean the threat is over, according to Tuscaloosa hospital

DCH experiences a drop in flu cases and people with flu-like symptoms.

Crash on I-59 SB in Tuscaloosa Co. involving 2 commercial vehicles; one carrying livestock

The southbound traffic is being diverted at exit 62.

  A 1979 University of Alabama graduate has a need for speed in auto racing

A University of Alabama graduate is racing professionally in the Pirelli World Challenge, and teaming up with the University to represent the Crimson Tide for the 2019 season.

  Learn to build a startup business in Tuscaloosa this weekend

If you're thinking of starting up a new business, Startup weekend in Tuscaloosa kicks off Friday night but the deadline to sign up is today.

  Tuscaloosa authorities investigating the city’s first homicide of 2019

Tuscaloosa police responded to a shooting on Kaulton Road around 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

Obesity-related cancers up among millennials

The spike in obesity-related cancers has increased over a 30-year span between people ages 25-49, according to the report.

  Flood waters still rising in Pickensville

This week people living in places like Clearlake Cove in Pickensville saw the dark side that comes with living along a river.

  West Alabama human trafficking task force to host community classes

The West Alabama Human trafficking task force is trying a new approach to get the community engaged in fighting human trafficking in the area.

  Lockdown lifted at Hillcrest High and Middle Schools

The lockdown at both Hillcrest High and Middle Schools has been lifted.

  Intense flooding traps some Pickens Co people in their homes

Intense flooding traps some Pickensville residents inside their homes and frustrates others

  Summer learning academy registration opens in Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa city schools is now taking applications for their summer learning academy.