Drivers hit 10-foot gator in Tuscaloosa and authorities announce new plan to fight crime

Drivers hit 10-foot gator in Tuscaloosa and authorities announce new plan to fight crime

Greetings from the FOX6 Newsroom! This is Jonathan Hardison with a look at some of the stories we're working on for you tonight.

Time to pay up

You got it, now you gotta pay for it. That's the reality facing UAB students tonight, who volunteered to pay more each semester in student fees if the university brought back the football, bowling, and rifle teams. Our Sherea Harris has been hanging out at the UAB Alumni House tonight where students and alums have been partying tonight to celebrate the return and talk about what they still need to do to make Blazer football a success, she'll share their roadmap with us tonight on FOX6 News at 9.

Gator crossing

Also tonight Josh Gauntt is talking to one of the two drivers who struck a 10-foot alligator near the Tuscaloosa toll bridge Monday night. What happened next? How shocked were they to see a gator in the road? I'm looking forward to getting those answers.

Authorities announce new crime-fighting plan

And we're all working our sources to try and figure out what in the world is big enough to get Birmingham's mayor and police chief, the Jefferson County District Attorney, and U.S. Attorney to a press conference at 8 p.m. on a Tuesday night? They're just saying it's a "new violence reduction strategy," and our Christy Hutchings is in the room now waiting for that press conference to start. She'll be tweeting @Fox6Christy and will boil down the important stuff for us all new on FOX6 News at 10.

Those stories and more beginning at 9 on FOX6 News. I hope you'll watch us on air, online at or in the WBRC News app by clicking "Live Newscasts." 

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