Tuscaloosa News

  UA student accused of making bomb threat at LSU Stadium waives extradition to Louisiana

University of Alabama student accused of making bomb threat against LSU's Tiger Stadium waives extradition to Louisiana according to court documents released Tuesday

  Bouncer shot at High Tide Bar in Tuscaloosa, 1 arrested

  Teen shot Sunday night at Tuscaloosa apartment complex

‘Pick Your Passion’ Community Day hosted at Huntington Elementary

Tuscaloosa Fire & Rescue chosen for fire risk assessment program

  UA researcher studies sleep impact on obesity and chronic diseases

Tuscaloosa PD identifies mother of child found wandering street

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  Worlds of Work career expo underway at Shelton State Community College

Tuscaloosa PD releases photos of accused sporting good store thieves

  Woodstock Music Festival kicks off Saturday

  UA researcher finds early warning system for forest drought

  Low voter turnout at start of Tuscaloosa special election

Longtime Vance mayor resigns; New mayor sworn in

  Drought conditions continue brush fire threat despite rain

Two recent rains have not lessened drought conditions in West Alabama

  UA students will visit homeowners during severe weather for study

University of Alabama students to study how people learn there's severe weather in their area and how they react to that news

  Special Election on Tuesday for Tuscaloosa City Council seat

A special election is Tuesday in Tuscaloosa to fill an open city council seat

  Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue expo to be held Monday

This year’s theme is not every hero wears a cape which means although the firefighters put out the fire, families can do a lot to prevent the fires from happening.

  Tuscaloosa City Council supports building new helicopter hangar

  Greek organizations at the University of Alabama donate to fallen officer’s fund

  1 person dies in fire at Tuscaloosa apartment complex

Tuscaloosa police investigating armed robbery in Dollar General parking lot

  Tuscaloosa City Council approves engineering contracts to extend Riverwalk

  Road project on Tuscaloosa’s Highway 69 South suffers setback

  Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center goes smoke free

Tuscaloosa’s VA Medical Center went smoke free Tuesday morning. That goes for outside as well as inside nearly all buildings.

  Beat Auburn Beat Hunger food drive starts in Tuscaloosa

The Beat Auburn Beat Hunger Food Drive starts in Tuscaloosa ahead of the Iron Bowl.

  Tuscaloosa community policing events dedicated to fallen officer

Councilwoman Raevan Howard said Officer Dornell Cousette was very big on community policing not only within in the schools but by participating in different community programs, it's one of the many reasons she said the different community policing events planned are dedicated to him reminding other

  Tuscaloosa County School Board sells school building

The Tuscaloosa County School Board has agreed to sell a school building that's closed and the lot it sits on for $800,000

  Fewer fans suffer heat problems at Alabama home football game

Fewer football fans had heat related illnesses Saturday compared to the previous home game according to Tuscaloosa officials

  Central HS offering African-American studies class

One Tuscaloosa high school has a new African-American studies class.

  Roads intersecting Lurleen Wallace Blvd. to re-open Friday

Good news for drivers in downtown Tuscaloosa. Some roads that have been closed, are back open Friday.

  Mind Changers launches lunch table mentoring program in Tuscaloosa

The Tuscaloosa-based mentoring group called Mind Changers believes in connecting qualified mentors with students, who could use more positive role models in their life.

Tuscaloosa police: Missing 16-year-old boy found safe

Jkerion Cornell Williams, 16, was found safe on Sept. 24.

  City of Tuscaloosa looks to switch to LED streetlights

Mayor Walt Maddox said over time when you switch to LED there's actually a cost savings in the long run for taxpayers.

  New E-Bike sharing service running at University of Alabama

New E-Bike sharing service Gotcha now running at the university of Alabama

  Tuscaloosa School Board to issue resolution in honor of fallen police officer

The Tuscaloosa City School will read aloud a resolution regarding fallen Tuscaloosa Police officer Dornell Cousette and later present it to his family

  Three people under 21 arrested in recent Tuscaloosa homicides

Three people under 21 years-old charged with capital murder in Tuscaloosa last week

  Tuscaloosa mayor calls for action during fallen officer’s funeral

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox addresses a call to action he made during services for a police officer killed in the line of duty

  Miners’ Memorial to be held Monday in Brookwood

Pre-service music begins at 4 p.m. but the actual memorial service for the miners begin at 5 p.m.

  Tuscaloosa police investigating apartment complex shooting

Authorities were called to Redpoint Apartments on Hargrove Road East and discovered one person shot.

  Alabama holds moment of silence for fallen officer Dornell Cousette before game

The Alabama Crimson Tide held a moment of silence Saturday morning before their game

Alabama’s Million Dollar Band to perform in 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The University of Alabama Million Dollar Band will perform in the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Officers from across country will attend Officer Cousette’s funeral

Officers with the non-profit organization Brotherhood For the Fallen will be in Tuscaloosa this Sunday.

  Motorcyclists invited to event Sunday in memory of Officer Dornell Cousette

On Sunday a motorcycle ride will be held for officer Dornell Cousette in Tuscaloosa.

  Bryant-Denny Stadium goes blue to remember fallen TPD Officer

For an an hour Wednesday night, the home of the Crimson Tide was lit up in blue to remember fallen Tuscaloosa Police officer Dornell Cousette.

Teenagers charged with murder at Tuscaloosa apartment complex Wednesday

One person was found deceased with multiple gunshot wounds.

  Boy runs mile in honor of Officer Cousette

More than 500 miles away in Orlando, a 10-year-old boy has wrapped up running a mile in honor of fallen Tuscaloosa Police Investigator Dornell Cousette.

City of Tuscaloosa holding candlelight vigil Thursday for fallen officer

The vigil will be held at Government Plaza starting at 8 p.m.

  Man charged with capital murder in shooting death of Tuscaloosa police officer

20-year-old Luther Bernard Watkins has been arrested and charged with capital murder. He is currently being medically treated for injuries he received during the incident.

  Fallen Tuscaloosa police officer remembered by his former chief

Recently retired Tuscaloosa Police Chief Steve Anderson talks about an officer being killed in the line of duty.

  Police officer dead, suspect in custody after shooting in Tuscaloosa

Authorities confirm an officer with the Tuscaloosa Police Department shot Monday in the western part of the city has died from his injuries.

UA partners with community through Parent Teacher Leadership Academy

PTLA helps parents focus on supporting student achievement at home. The program provides skills that parents can use by learning from teachers, principals and staff.

  Arrest made in Tuscaloosa homicide Monday

The victim has been identified as Quintin Benson. He was 42.

UPDATE: Missing Tuscaloosa teen found safe

Dasia Shamaria Jefferson, 16, was found safe by Northport police Friday night.

Highway 43 and McFarland Blvd. in Northport reopen after serious crash

The intersection of Highway 43 and McFarland Boulevard is shut down.

Woman killed while crossing street in Tuscaloosa

Police say around 4 a.m. Thursday the driver was traveling southbound on McFarland Boulevard when a female pedestrian ran out in traffic in front of him.

  Northport police issue warning about fake officer scam call

Police stress that these phone calls are a scam to get your information, money and access to your bank account.

Heat during Alabama home opener overwhelms some fans

Heat during Alabama's home football opener overwhelms more people than first responders expected

  Defense contractor quizzes U of Alabama students for job opportunities

Defense contractor Lockheed Martin came to the University of Alabama with it's Challenge Box to quiz students for job recruiting possibiities

  Teen charged with attempted murder for shooting in Tuscaloosa Co.

Keron Jackson, 19, is charged by the Northport Police Department with first-degree robbery and attempted murder.

Burger King hiring for numerous positions at 4 Tuscaloosa locations

The September 12 job fair hopes to recruit 2,500 new employees throughout its restaurants nationwide.

  Tuscaloosa group to talk to parents about trends when it comes to drugs and dangers to teens

A Tuscaloosa group that tries to get kids to stay away from drugs, alcohol and cigarettes now wants to work with parents.

  Tuscaloosa man charged with attempted murder, accused of running over someone with car

Tuscaloosa police were called out to Skyland super wash just after midnight Saturday about a brawl that broke out.

  UA program offers free computer job skill classes

A group of UA students from the Culverhouse school of accountancy is kicking off their series of free computer, I-phone, and I-pad tutoring classes at the Tuscaloosa VA medical center today.

University of Alabama’s Dean of Students resigns

The University confirms Dr. Jamie Riley resigned from his position by mutual agreement

Montgomery company ready to start Bryant-Denny renovations

Caddell Construction has projects all over the world, but it’s time to focus on something closer to home: Nick’s house.

Person shot in head following attempted robbery at Tuscaloosa Co. apartment complex

the shooting happened at Treetop Apartments in the 5100 block of 36th Street around 9 p.m.

Governor’s office offering reward in Tuscaloosa Co. homicide

Bibbs, a 25-year-old mother, died on July 5 around 11 p.m. when someone shot and killed her on I-59 NB during a suspected road rage incident.

  Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue using a newer, better truck at Tuscaloosa National Airport

Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue show off a new fire truck stationed at Tuscaloosa National Airport

  New spot for family friendly tailgating among pregame changes at Alabama

A few changes are planned for parking and tailgating at the University of Alabama for the home opener

  Tuscaloosa author to host strike out suicide prevention event

September is suicide prevention month and one young author in Tuscaloosa is hosting an event to raise awareness.

Northport PD investigating two business burglaries, man charged

Anders Hardware was burglarized Tuesday morning and Bill Lunsford Construction/ARR Restoration and Remediation was burglarized over the weekend,

  State grant money enables more cops to patrol on Labor Day holiday in West Alabama

More money for Labor Day holiday patrols

  Tuscaloosa extends hours some businesses can sell alcohol on Sundays

The City of Tuscaloosa extends the hours some businesses can sell alcohol on Sunday now

  Family of man shot in officer-involved shooting to host community meeting in Gordo

The family of 62 -year old Wallace Wilder is hosting their community town hall meeting at 6 p.m. at the Acks Chapel CME Church in Gordo.

  DCH introduces new cancer treatment device

A cancer treatment center in Tuscaloosa is getting the word out about a new device that will help treat cancer more effectively.

Tuscaloosa PD has located missing 11-year-old

Tuscaloosa police are asking for your help locating a missing 11-year-old.

  UAPD hosts first community day for students Friday

UAPD officers will have two sessions at their police center on Jackson Avenue giving students a chance to see what they do.

Tuscaloosa Builds hosts first ever women in business conference

More than 130 women signed up for this year's women in business conference.

Man killed after collision with tanker truck in Tuscaloosa identified

A car accident that happened early Sunday morning left one person dead.

City of Tuscaloosa wants to buy the Tuscaloosa News building

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox wants buy the Tuscaloosa News building to house the Tuscaloosa Public Library and the Children's Hands On Museum

  Tuscaloosa Co. Commission approves first road paving projects with gas tax money

Tuscaloosa County Commissioners choose the county's first road improvement projects that will be paid with gas tax money