West Alabama

  Alabama National Guard hosts COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Greensboro

  Small church-based school still recovering from Hale County tornado

Shaun Alexander presents Freshman of the Year Award to Will Anderson

  Monthly art boxes helping kids get through 2nd summer of the pandemic

  COVID-19 will still impact Alabama A-Day game fan activities Saturday

Half Shell Oyster House raises minimum wage for non-tipped employees

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  City of Tuscaloosa gets more money to fight homelessness because of COVID-19

Two new names for Tuscaloosa City Council after runoff races

Alabama’s National Championship team to be honored after A-Day game

  Warrior Met Coal miners vote NO on tentative agreement; strike continues

  Tentative labor agreement not ratified, strike continues at Warrior Met Coal

  DCH Regional Medical Center still requires mask wearing after state requirement ends

Tuscaloosa County Schools encourages, but won’t require, mask wearing

Students or staff will be allowed to wear masks on Tuscaloosa county school property if they choose.

  Suspect in custody after man seriously injured in Tuscaloosa hit and run

A man has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a hit-and-run at Temerson Square in Tuscaloosa.

  Tuscaloosa city school teachers will get an extra $400 in May

Alabama Education Association representative for Tuscaloosa-area teachers says ongoing discussions with the school system superintendent paid off this week.

  Tuscaloosa businesses decide whether or not mask wearing is required on the property

The decision whether people will be required to wear masks in Tuscaloosa will be up to each individual business.

  Tuscaloosa Mayor to meet with business owners Friday after weekend bar shooting

  It’s not real, but it’s close. 7-ton elephant statue is new addition at Bryant-Denny Stadium

Lumber truck spill causing major delays in Tuscaloosa

  Travelling mural coming to Birmingham, Tuscaloosa Saturday

  City Tuscaloosa will not extend mask ordinance after Friday

  Tuscaloosa County Schools hires more social workers due to anxiety and suicidal thoughts related to pandemic

  Tuscaloosa City Council rescinds the mayor’s emergency powers for the pandemic

As coronavirus cases began rising last year, the city council gave Mayor Walt Maddox authority to make decisions related to the pandemic quickly and without approval of the city council.

Man sentenced to life in prison for trying to shoot Aliceville asst. police chief

John Robert Taylor, 65, was sentenced Monday for convictions of attempted murder, public intoxication and resisting arrest.

AG Marshall, others pay tribute to fallen Tuscaloosa Officer Dornell Cousette

Attorney General Marshall presented Investigator Cousette’s family with a commemoration in recognition of his service and sacrifice.

  Tuscaloosa Co. EMA hosting last COVID vaccine sign up sites

It’s designed to be a one-stop shop to help people get a vaccine appointment.

  Greene Co. Schools returned to in-person learning Monday

Over 50% of their employees have been vaccinated, thanks to the Greene County Health Department.

Monitoring COVID-19 cases across UA system

The UA System released the new COVID-19 data dashboard Friday, April 2.

1-year-old and two others killed in Tuscaloosa car crash

A 1-year-old child and two women were killed in a head on collision Saturday morning in Tuscaloosa.

  Doctor uses extra supply of COVID-19 vaccine to host clinic in West Alabama

The clinic got an additional 100 doses of vaccine.

White House commemorative Easter eggs coming to Centreville

Instead of the traditional White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn this year, the White House is sending the official wooden Easter eggs to community health centers across the country including Centreville.

Woman killed in early morning crash in Tuscaloosa

The accident happened on Highway 11 and University Boulevard East near Wildwood Trace just after 3 a.m.

  New TPD deputy chief to take part at church cookout Saturday

Tuscaloosa police new deputy police chief Sebo Sandars and a few officers will be coming to Christ Baptist church of Tuscaloosa’s Easter community cook out Saturday at 1 p.m.

Tuscaloosa Co. Jail offering new email system for inmates

There is no charge to use the inmate email system.

  COVID19 vaccinations now available in Tuscaloosa-area urgent care clinic

After the challenges COVID-19 created for people and healthcare providers, Dr. Peramsetty says he’s more upbeat now that more clinics like his are able to vaccinate people.

  Mercedes parts supplier granted tax break for Tuscaloosa County plant expansion

The executive director for the Tuscaloosa County Economic Development Authority said it made good business sense to give Mercedes parts supplier SMP several hundred thousand dollars in tax breaks over time.

Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic

The walk-in clinic is taking place from 8am-11:30am. The clinic will be in the existing COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Building 137 Sports Atrium.

Tuscaloosa man sentenced to 10 years in federal prison

Antonio Montez Denson, 33, pleaded guilty to unlawful transport of firearms by a convicted felon on Jan. 28.

  Hale County residents ask for help to build storm shelters following several tornadoes

No lives were lost after three tornadoes touched down in Hale County recently, but many people are fearful that they may not be so lucky during the next storm.

  Fewer people getting COVID-19 vaccinations after Hale County tornadoes

This week, the Hale County Hospital is encouraging people to get protected against COVID-19 because the vaccine is available now.

  Dozens of dogs rescued, ASPCA helps Hamilton Police in animal cruelty investigation

The nearly 30 dogs, including puppies, were found on the property. ASPCA investigators said some of the dogs were found in a home, some in a garage, and some were in cages covered in mud and feces. Deceased animal remains were also found on the property.

Tuscaloosa tornado drive held for Hale and Bibb counties

Alabama One, United way of West Alabama, Capitol Park Title, and Two men and a truck are working together to gather supplies for those most impacted by last week’s tornado.

Black Warrior Electric employee dies while working in Hale Co.

Paige designated the death as blunt force trauma because Cork fell 20-30 feet from a power pole.

Crimson Care becomes newest place in Tuscaloosa to offer COVID vaccine

Crimson Care is the newest healthcare provider that is offering the Moderna vaccine for those eligible to receive it in Tuscaloosa.

  More tornado-relief aid pouring into west Alabama

Crews unloaded pallets with 900 BStrong Global Empowerment Mission Family Necessities Kits in Sawyerville on Monday.

  Storm cleanup volunteers extending stay in west Alabama after second tornado strike

Volunteers working with Samaritan’s Purse have been helping families in west Alabama remove storm debris for more than week.

Perry County hit hard by tornado

The tornado that hit Perry County was part of the long track tornado that caused destruction for 50 miles.

  Hale Co. continues storm clean up and donation drive

Call 205-371-7000 ext. 4 if you need the donation items picked up.

2 teens killed in weekend car wrecks in Tuscaloosa

Two teens lost their lives in separate car accidents over the weekend in Tuscaloosa.

Red Cross: Damage assessments show nearly 400 homes destroyed or heavily damaged

Red Cross crews set up mobile food and emergency supply distribution in Bibb, Calhoun, Cherokee, Chilton, Clay, Hale Jefferson, Perry, Pickens, Randolph, Shelby, St. Clair and Tuscaloosa counties.

  Hale County EMA Director explains how many homes were damaged or destroyed by a storm Thursday

At least 40 homes in the county were destroyed and more than 100 homes were damaged in places like Sawyerville off Highway 14 and in areas north of Greensboro.

  Hale County storm victim loses his home, but not hope

Eric Wiggins says he is happy about what he has, not what he has lost.

COVID-19 cases fluctuate across UA system

The UA System released the new COVID-19 data dashboard Friday, March 26.

ALEA releases road closures and conditions across Alabama

Trees and debris blocked roads across east, west and north central Alabama Thursday night.

  Tuscaloosa Incident Command activated ahead of Thursday’s First Alert Weather Day

Tuscaloosa Incident Command plays a key role in how city resources can be used to address any problems caused by severe weather Thursday.

Peco Foods partners with West Alabama Food Bank to help feed families

Peco Foods donated 40,000 pounds of chicken to West Alabama Food Bank to help feed those in need. This is part of Peco’s long-term partnership with WAFB, with plans for another donation in the fall.

  Know where to get information about Tuscaloosa-area shelters

All 27 community storm shelters in the county are listed at tuscaloosacountyema.org

  2 killed, 2 injured in late-night shooting at Pickens Co. home

Police Chief Tonnie Jones confirms the shooting happened at a home on 1st Street SW at 15th Street just after 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Open COVID vaccine slots available at Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center

Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center Director John Merkle said they want every eligible veteran in our area that wants a vaccine to receive the shot.

UPDATE: Missing Person Alert canceled for 30-year-old woman in Hackleburg

The Missing & Endangered Person Alert for Courtney Beard has been canceled.

Tuscaloosa woman killed in vehicle accident

Alabama State Troopers said Serrita Monte Turner was struck by a vehicle driven by a teenager before 1:00 p.m. on Joe Mallisham Parkway, approximately two miles west of Tuscaloosa city limits.

Northport Intermediate School principal talks school environment pros

Northport Intermediate School is scheduled to open to new students and staff, in time for the new 2021-2022 school year.

  Moundville church congregation dealing with tornado damage for the second time since 2011

The congregation of Greater Faith and Victory Worship Center has been affected by storms before.

  Volunteers help Moundville church that suffered tornado damage clean up

Even though some businesses are making repairs for a fee, there were volunteers also helping for free.

  Clean up continues from Tuscaloosa County storms

A downed tree ripped one manufactured home in half. Luckily the family who lives there wasn’t home during the storm.

  ‘Jesus help me’: Tuscaloosa Co. woman says holding on to tree saved her life during storm

As little as that tree was, she is convinced God made it a mighty one.

Moundville post office damaged during severe weather; building temporarily closed

Delivery of mail and packages will continue for Moundville, residential and business customers, provided it is safe to do so.

  Storm damage in Tuscaloosa County

Several homes were damaged by storms Wednesday afternoon in the southern part of Tuscaloosa County.

  NWS: EF-2 tornado damage confirmed in Chilton County, EF-1 damage in Moundville

There is tornado damage across the Moundville area.

Huge hail stones spotted in West Alabama

Significant sized hail has been spotted in West Alabama as severe weather continues to move through the state.

5,000 graduates expected for UA Spring Commencement

Graduation will be held over three days at Coleman Coliseum on the UA campus.

2 killed in murder-suicide at Dixie Pulp & Paper in Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa police say around shift change, 27-year-old Demorius Mondreal Polke shot 33-year-old Sean Michael Barrett multiple times before turning the gun on himself.

Volunteers work together in search for missing Reform man

The search continues Friday morning for a missing man from Pickens County.

Tuscaloosa VA eliminates age requirement for COVID-19 vaccine

The VA wants to vaccinate every eligible Veteran who wants to be vaccinated. That’s why the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center has eliminated age requirements to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

30-year-old man missing from Pickens County

Investigators said Preston Chase Peeks was last seen in Reform on February 15, 2021.

PARA offering spring break and summer camps in Tuscaloosa

PARA will be bringing back their spring break and summer camps this year with one of the programs ramping up next week.

UA places new social distancing chairs around campus

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UA had the chair designed to strategically place them in certain areas

Pickens Co. husband sets house on fire with family inside

Brain Jordan, 35, is charged with three counts of attempted murder and one count of arson.

Have a seat: University of Alabama students get really nice chairs

Each chair is custom-made by UA staff from raw materials and includes the script “A” burned in the back.

Tuscaloosa man killed in two-vehicle crash on U.S. 11

Authorities say Robert Early Austin died after his car struck a truck on U.S. 11 at approximately 2 p.m. Monday.