West Alabama

  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.

  No injuries reported in Tuscaloosa church fire

  Tuscaloosa Co. commissioners pick company to rebuild burned bridge

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

Three men arrested, charged with capital murder after Tuscaloosa shooting

Tuscaloosa County jury recommends death penalty in capital murder case

  March is Brain Injury Awareness month

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  Tuscaloosa County neighborhood still fighting for internet access

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

  Tuscaloosa girl is using her voice to change the world

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

  Tuscaloosa Co. capital murder suspect appears in court

  Tuscaloosa area E911 operators trained to help people with dementia

  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

  New details emerge on shooting of West Alabama District Attorney

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

  Tuscaloosa County Commission moves to replace burned bridge

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

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

  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.

Bibb Co. Jail official charged for allegedly tasing inmate excessively

Bibb County Sheriff Jody Wade says Miree is no longer employeed at Bibb Co. Jail.

  Northport Fire Rescue supports idea of free storm spotter class

The Northport Fire Department supports the National Weather Service is hosting free online storm spotter classes starting February 28th.

  Parents concerned after gun found at Tuscaloosa County school

Parents of students at Collins Riverside Middle School are upset they learned after school ended that there were several searches for a gun on campus that was found later that night.

  Several Tuscaloosa-area legislators support gas tax increase

Several Tuscaloosa area state legislators support the idea of raising for raising taxes on gas and using that increase pay for road and bridge improvement

  Brookwood High School students learn how to prevent ‘rural crimes’

Brookwood High School is hosting several events related to Future Farmers of America Week.

  Recent flood victims in Hale Co. prepare for heavy rain

Flood-prone Hale County neighborhood prepares for potential flooding again.

  Demopolis family of 9-year-old who took her own life pushing for changes in bullying policy

McKenzie Adams' family wants to know why a state bullying policy passed a year ago wasn't in the school district's handbook.

  UAPD, Tuscaloosa PD team up with UA’s Center for Public Television to create police training video for deaf, hard of hearing citizens

UAPD and Tuscaloosa police teamed up with the UA's Center for Public Television to help create a police training video for the deaf and hard of hearing.

  Tuscaloosa hospitals see spike in flu-like symptoms last week

Last week, 937 people visited the DCH Regional Medical Center’s emergency rooms in Tuscaloosa and Northport with flu like symptoms.

Two Alabama state troopers injured in separate crashes in Tuscaloosa area

Alabama state troopers say one mangled police cruiser and a side-swiped SUV are the result of drivers not paying attention and obeying Alabama’s Move Over Law.

THC vape cartridges seized in Greene County

Agents with the 17th Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force recently recovered 3,000 THC vape cartridges packaged in small boxes that look like kids cereals.

  State grant helps Turning Point expand services to domestic violence victims

Turning Point is now better equipped to help victims of domestic violence in rural west Alabama communities and areas like Pickens County.

  Northport PD recognized for dementia, Alzheimer’s training

Glenn and others in the department are being called the first in west Alabama to get mandatory training when it comes to dealing with people with dementia and/or Alzheimer’s.

Man charged with sexually abusing 2 young children

Matthew Tyler Miller is charged with several counts related to the abuse of two children, according to police.

  Federal grant helps lure German company to Tuscaloosa

A German engineering and management company is building it's headquarters in Tuscaloosa

  Tuscaloosa woman charged in death of her child

Lakendra Yashekia Williams is in the Tuscaloosa County Jail.

  State approves charter school in Tuscaloosa

We’re learning more about a new charter school that could be coming to Tuscaloosa. The Alabama State Department of Education gave the school the go ahead to open in the fall of 2020.

  UA student athletes visit veterans during Salute to Veterans Week

Student athletes at the University of Alabama left campus Thursday to spend time with veterans in the Tuscaloosa area.

  Veterans being honored by providing them good healthcare

Tuscaloosa's Veterans Affairs Medical Center wants to honor veterans by providing good healthcare.

Tuscaloosa authorities: No charges in investigation into gun at Hillcrest HS

No threats were made to the school,

  GEMS program encourages girls to take STEM courses

The STEM program at Matthews Elementary School in Northport focuses on encouraging girls who are interested in applying math and science to everyday life.

  West Alabama Regional Autism Network hosts first community outreach event

The West Alabama Regional Autism Network hosted its first community outreach event of the year this week.

  I-20/59 NB in Tuscaloosa reopens following major wreck with several injuries

A trooper told WBRC that the crash involves nine vehicles.

High tech, high paying jobs coming to Tuscaloosa’s Alberta community

More than 80 jobs are coming to Tuscaloosa after SWJ Technology announces new headquarters in Alberta community.

  Tuscaloosa man pleads guilty to 2017 Strip shooting

A man accused of shooting another man in the back on the Strip in Tuscaloosa will now spend over 20 years in prison, but he’s now out of jail.

  Family continues search for missing Tuscaloosa Co. woman on her birthday

Janet Hamner has been missing for six months. On Tuesday, the search for her was renewed.

  New partnership between Lawson State and Mercedes Benz

Mercedes Benz, which already sells cars driven by voice commands, is looking for students driven by auto technology.

  Tuscaloosa Salvation Army hosts Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Tuscaloosa's Salvation Army hosted a fundraiser to raise money for two of it's feeding programs for the hungry in the Tuscaloosa area.

  Turn lanes returning to Highway 69, according to Tuscaloosa County Commissioner

Turn lanes are returning to several intersections along Highway 69 South in Tuscaloosa County.

  Tuscaloosa County authorities investigate discovery of human skull

Investigators return to the scene where a hunter found a human skull in northern Tuscaloosa County

Tuscaloosa police chief talks crime statistics and solutions

Tuscaloosa police chief Steve Anderson broke down what decreases and increases they saw in specific crimes.

Hunter finds human skull in Tuscaloosa Co. woods

A search for more skeletal remains will continue today.

Controlled burn to take place Saturday at Talladega National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service will be burning 1,556 acres today as part of a controlled burn.

  Proposed bill would give city of Tuscaloosa’s ability to raise taxes to voters instead

State Senator Gerald Allen files bill that would take away the Tuscaloosa city council's ability to raise taxes and give it to voters.

  State grant could help Tuscaloosa County subdivision get internet access

Charter Communications awarded a $29,000 state grant to bring high speed internet to a Tuscaloosa County neighborhood.

  Tuscaloosa Mayor holds open house on “Elevate Tuscaloosa” plan

Mayor Maddox says "Elevate Tuscaloosa" is a citywide project about opportunity, jobs and the future.

  The Edge, an expanded business incubator, opened in Tuscaloosa

When Tuscaloosa political, business, and education leaders cut the ribbon of The Edge on Wednesday, that also signified breaking down obstacles that could be stopping start-up companies from succeeding in west Alabama.

  Changes made to dangerous intersection in Tuscaloosa

ALDOT changes traffic signals at intersection where several crashes have happened in Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa city schools superintendent talks failing schools list

There were some big improvements made last year in Tuscaloosa city schools that took two high schools off of this year’s failing schools list.

  Stillman College training veterans to teach

Stillman College is offering a program to retrain former military personnel to become teachers.