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Tuscaloosa plans for the city’s bicentennial

It’s never too early to start thinking about a party. The city of Tuscaloosa has plenty planned for its 200th birthday.

  New Northport shopping center development forcing businesses out

Northport woman killed in vehicle accident, two others injured

Human trafficking task force combines efforts of 4 Tuscaloosa police agencies

Tuscaloosa Co. authorities locate body of missing Sipsey Valley HS student

Search on for suspect in Demopolis double homicide

DCH Regional Medical Center offers new 3D mammography

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Demopolis police investigating double homicide

Tuscaloosa police looking for man accused of rape, sodomy and kidnapping

Man accused of stealing child’s wheelchair in Tuscaloosa arrested

Beulah Baptist Church to feed hundreds in Tuscaloosa

Paint splattered on multiple cars in Jasper, police investigating

2 convicted in 2015 murder, kidnapping of woman in Tuscaloosa Co.

  More reward money offered in Kate Ragsdale murder case

Kate Ragsdale was employed by the University of Alabama for more than 25 years and worked for most of those years as a librarian.

Alabama DA targeted in ‘ambush shooting’ speaks out

West Alabama District Attorney Greg Griggers will hold a press conference Friday afternoon

  Tuscaloosa Alzheimer’s Awareness event Sunday

As Alzheimer's awareness month wraps up soon, a local business owner in Tuscaloosa is hosting a program this weekend to help educate the community about the disease.

Former State Trooper dead after shooting west Alabama DA Greg Griggers

A former Alabama State Trooper was shot dead by police after officials say he shot west Alabama District Attorney Greg Griggers in the face Thursday afternoon.

  Tuscaloosa City Council approves construction of new apartments near campus

City Councilor reacts to hotel owner surrendering business license before public hearing

Behind the Front: Nighttime Tornadoes

UA vs. Auburn blood drive competition

1 arrested, others wanted in Tuscaloosa attempted murder and robbery

New Holt High School opens in Tuscaloosa Co.

  Several stolen Native American artifacts returned to Moundville Archeological Park

Some Native American artifacts stolen from Moundville Archeological Park nearly 40 years ago have been recovered

City of Tuscaloosa hosts Veteran’s Day program

Tuscaloosa hosted it's annual Veteran's Day ceremony

5 Oakman HS football players injured in locker room wall collapse

One of the injured students was unable to walk and was taken to the hospital. All of them were conscious and alert. Two football players suffered lacerations and were taken to the hospital.

Stillman College and McDonald’s partner for Founder’s celebration

McDonald's is teaming up with Stillman College for the school's 142nd Founder’s week celebration and one lucky student won a scholarship thanks to the partnership.

Tuscaloosa Central High School students make mats for the homeless from plastic bags

A Tuscaloosa teacher teaches students how to turn plastic bags into mats that the homeless can use.

How to protect yourself in a road rage incident

Law enforcement offers tips to protect yourself after a shootout during a road rage incident

Man charged with 2 counts of attempted murder in Tuscaloosa

48-year-old Marcus Jones is under arrest after Tuscaloosa police say he shot into a vehicle with two people inside and then assaulted another person.

Tuscaloosa city council takes action on neighborhood flooding concerns

Tuscaloosa City Council gives the mayor authority to authorize an engineering firm to look into flood problems in The Downs subdivision

Maddox and supporters address his loss in Alabama’s gubernatorial election

Walt Maddox and one of his supporters address his loss in the Alabama gubernatorial race

Tuscaloosa teacher under investigation

The actions of a Tuscaloosa City school teacher are under investigation.

ALDOT approves temporary lane closures on McFarland Blvd in Tuscaloosa

Several lanes on McFarland Boulevard (U-S Highway 82) will close over the next few days for a major road improvement project in Tuscaloosa.

Tuscaloosa chefs prepare for major cooking competition

Two Tuscaloosa area chefs will compete against chefs from around the world during the World Food Championships next week in Orange Beach, Alabama.

Toddler safe after walking away from Jasper daycare

A Jasper family is grateful that their 22-month old son is okay after he somehow walked away from his daycare Monday.

Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies now also transporting dead bodies

Tuscaloosa County Commissioners agreed to increase funding to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office to hire deputies tasked with a new responsibility.

Stillman College senior found dead in dorm room

Denzel Davis was pronounced dead by emergency medical personnel. No foul play is suspected.

Tuscaloosa city schools and police host school safety meeting

Tuscaloosa city schools is teaming up with Tuscaloosa police to host a school safety meeting Monday.

Man wanted in Tuscaloosa shooting turns himself in

Authorities with the Tuscaloosa Police Department are investigating a shooting that happened Thursday afternoon.

University of Alabama students helping with Hurricane Michael cleanup

Nearly 40 University of Alabama students who are members of Beyond Bama left for Panama City, Florida to help in Hurricane Michael cleanup.

Mercedes supplier hosting hiring fair Tuesday

Moller Tech is looking to hire more people to work in its Woodstock plant. The company, along with West Alabama Works and others, have organized a hiring event.

Habitat for Humanity homes built to withstand storms

The Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity in Tuscaloosa says they’ve been building their homes more weather resilient than most homes because of higher building standards and a need to make storm victims more comfortable.

Groundbreaking ceremony held for Sipsey Valley Middle School

Construction for Sipsey Valley Middle School in Tuscaloosa County started several months ago, but a ceremonial groundbreaking took place Thursday.

Maddox demands Gov. Ivey produce documents ahead of Nov. 6 election

Walt Maddox says Governor Kay Ivey can disprove allegations that a member of her security detail while Lieutenant Governor was demoted because he confirmed she had a health problem to one of his superiors.

  Sumiton PD: One in custody, another wanted in triple shooting

Authorities have confirmed that a shooting in Sumiton has left two people wounded and one person dead Tuesday afternoon.

Tuscaloosa Co. DA supports moratorium on early parole for violent offenders

Tuscaloosa County District Attorney Hays Webb supports Governor Kay Ivey stopping the practice of early parole for some violent offenders until a corrective action plan could be implemented to restore public confidence in the state’s parole system.

Greyhound Opens New Bus Route Connecting West and South Alabama

Greyhound opens a new bus route that connects West and South Alabama. The new route goes from Mobile to Tuscaloosa with stops in small cities in between.

University of Alabama students cheer the return of Dixieland Delight

Dixieland Delight played again at Alabama football game for the first time in nearly four years

Eutaw area residents welcome a new business to the community

Elected officials and dozens of Greene County residents attending a ground breaking for a Love's Travel Center and County Store coming to Eutaw

Registered sex offender accused of using social media app to meet, assault teen

Pickens County Sheriff David Abston is warning parents after arresting 40 year-old Adam Naramore on two counts of sodomy.

Tuscaloosa family asks hit and run driver to come forward

A Tuscaloosa family is desperate to find the person responsible for hitting their loved one on the interstate and leaving him for dead.

Northport group asks for help to send kids to an Alabama football game

Representatives from the Brown House ask for help sending a group of kids to an Alabama home football game

Tuscaloosa Co authorites to crack down on businesses selling CBD Oil based Products

Law enforcement in Tuscaloosa County started warning business that sell CBD Oil in Tuscaloosa County that they're breaking the law.

UA engineers create device that could stop hot car deaths

UA engineers have created a patent-pending device that can be placed in your car to detect if a child or pet has been left in a parked car that is too hot.

Free bus rides in Tuscaloosa this week for new bus route

Bus rides are free all week in Tuscaloosa in honor of new Skyland Blvd. route

City of Kimberly moving forward with tornado safe house

Since the 2014 tornado demolished the fire station and caused damage elsewhere, city councilmembers have been planning to build a safe place for residents to evacuate to.

Tuscaloosa PD will temporarily relocate during HVAC replacement

Tuscaloosa police will move out of headquarters to start 2019 so the building's HVAC heating and cooling system can be replaced

Tech company to host job fair in Tuscaloosa

A new tech company expanding in Tuscaloosa is not wasting anytime recruiting workers.

UPDATE: Tuscaloosa authorities find body of missing 92-year-old man

Tuscaloosa authorities have found the body of a missing 92-year-old man.

Clothing drive for homeless veterans in west Alabama

Members of VFW Post 6022 and Moose Lodge #804 held a sorting party to go through clothes donated for clothing drive to help homeless veterans in the Tuscaloosa area.

  New anti-gun violence campaign to launch in Tuscaloosa

More details were shared in a meeting Tuesday night about a new anti-gun violence campaign that will be centered around influencing behavioral change.

Tuscaloosa agrees to pay for more school resource officers

For the first time ever all Tuscaloosa city elementary schools will have a police presence, in the past they did not.

Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Department issues scam alert

Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's deputies post a warning on their Facebook page about a scam where someone claims they work for the Sheriff's Office and asks the caller for money. Deputies explain how people can protect themselves from being scammed.

Tuscaloosa County DA launches new DUI policy

The Tuscaloosa county district attorney's office has launched a new policy to help reduce the amount of drunk drivers that get on the road.

University of Alabama students provide free vision screenings to preschoolers

Statistics show that millions of kids from across the country suffer from poor vision, including many here in Alabama.

No-show metal detector workers slowed entry into stadium for Bama fans

Weather and fewer operators for metal detectors slowed down fans entering Bryant-Denny Stadium before the kickoff of Alabama’s football game against Texas A&M, according to some folks - including Alabama Athletic Director Greg Byrne.

Two charged with capital murder in Hale Co. death

A man was found beaten to death at a scrap yard in Hale County.

Tuscaloosa Co. man arrested for rape and sodomy

Robert Causey is charged with second-degree rape and second-degree sodomy.

Hale Co. homicide victim identified

A man was found beaten to death at a scrap yard in Hale County.

Jasper police officer identified as victim in Walker Co. double death investigation

The Walker County Coroner’s Office confirms two victims of apparent gunshot wounds were found on Sharon Blvd. under the I-22 Dora-Sumiton exit.

Minor killed in accident in Jasper

juvenile passed this morning due to injuries sustained in an accident on Saturday.

University of Alabama releases new human trafficking stats

The University of Alabama school of social work department shared some new alarming data on human trafficking in the state this week.

Maxwell Elementary launches Rock Your School campaign

A Tuscaloosa county school, Maxwell Elementary school is one of thousands of schools across the country participating in Rock Your School Day Thursday.