West Alabama

  Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, city council declare new state of emergency

Mayor Maddox listed one of the reasons for the state of emergency is the increase in patients at DCH Health System.

Man accused of firing into vehicle after dispute; charged with attempted murder

  Fayette Medical Center recognized on 2020 best hospital list

  Tuscaloosa fitness center owner says everyone has a hand in cleaning

Additional testing sites for Alabama college students set up; rapid testing could be expanded to all Alabamians

  Students at the University of Alabama face new requirements due to coronavirus

  PARA providing active classrooms for remote learning

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  Tuscaloosa Flower Shoppe hopeful UA graduation means business in town increase

  Tuscaloosa business happy there will be a 2020 college football season

  University of Alabama hosts series or graduation ceremonies over the weekend

Full time virtual learning deadline for Tuscaloosa City Schools is Friday

  West Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force given $17,000 donation

  Hudson Poole Fine Jewelers recognizes unsung heroes in the Tuscaloosa-area

  People can now file some police reports online in Tuscaloosa

Some of the crimes that can be filed online include vandalism, traffic complaints and harassing phone calls among others.

DCH preparing for COVID-19 case spike when UA students return

DCH is already in the triple digits when it comes to hospitalized Covid-19 patients. And they are expecting numbers to rise even more, when UA students return to campus in less than three weeks.

  Tuscaloosa man wrongfully accused of a crime gives back

Hinton was acquitted for murder last October in Tuscaloosa county. Now he’s getting back to what he knows best and that’s trying to help his community.

  Tuscaloosa-area football coach discusses COVID-19 precautions happening in practice

Tuscaloosa’s Central High School Falcons new head football coach. says his players are asked a series of questions about their health and who they’ve been around before they’re allowed to take the field.

  Tuscaloosa County Commission gives $5000 to local Meals on Wheels program

Tuscaloosa Co. toddler dies after weekend assault; suspect charges upgraded to capital murder

  Deadline to apply for Tuscaloosa portion of small business relief fund approaching soon

  Man arrested for capital murder of 19-month-old girl in Tuscaloosa Co.

A.M.E. Zion Church hosts free mask give away

Northport police charged 2 men in human trafficking investigation

  DCH and Tuscaloosa city leaders provide updates on coronavirus in the area

A spokesman for DCH Regional Medical Center and officials with the city of Tuscaloosa offered an update on how both are handling ongoing problems dealing with coronavirus.

  Veterans recognize Tuscaloosa soldier who died in 2019 from breast cancer

Capt. Tamara Tomlinson passed away from breast cancer in 2019 and Her family became emotional today as her memory was honored.

Two charged with physical and sexual abuse in Hale County

Matthew and Kersey Hinton are in the Hale County Jail.

  DCH reaches triple digits in COVID-19 patients hospitalized

DCH Regional Medical Center is treating their highest number of Covid-19 patients yet, 100 total as of Thursday.

  18-year-old arrested weeks after 7 people are shot at a party in Hale Co.

A teenager has been arrested and charged with seven counts of capital murder.

Tuscaloosa police arrest man after brief chase

Police said Chad Gaylord Nall, 37, led officers on a vehicle pursuit around 10 a.m. Wednesday, bailing out of his car after he crashed into an unoccupied house in the 500 block of 19th Street.

  Tuscaloosa City and County School leaders share plans for Fall classes

Tuscaloosa City Schools Superintendent Mike Daria said just under 1,900 students are currently signed up to be in virtual learning all year long.

  More than two dozen Tuscaloosa fire fighters off work for coronavirus-related issues

More than two dozen people who work for Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue have been on administrative leave because of coronavirus.

Operation Backpack Drive to support traditional and at home learning

Although students won’t be starting in-person schooling anytime soon, the Operation Backpack drive still needs community support.

  Tuscaloosa city leaders discuss student-based housing plan

For years now, the city has been trying to get a handle on the growth of those mega student apartment complexes. For the past several weeks, city leaders have been talking about ways to try to do that.

Tuscaloosa PD: Suspect charged after video shows dogs thrown against a wall

Investigators say at some point in the video a man was seen throwing dogs up against a wall.

What will school lunchtime look like during a pandemic?

We're on your side finding out how school districts in our state are handling lunch time and social distancing.

  University of Alabama coronavirus hotline now up and running

Dr. Lea Yerby is on the phone more often since the University of Alabama started a hotline to answer questions from faculty, staff and students about COVID-19.

  Habitat For Humanity of Tuscaloosa roof repair program underway

More homeowners are sleeping easier because of an ongoing roof repair program happening in West Alabama.

  Suspect in Tuscaloosa apartment homicide taken into custody in Miss.

Police say a warrant for 23-year-old Eric Markett Hayward has been issued after a fatal shooting Sunday afternoon at Rum Creek Apartments.

Tuscaloosa police arrest man on 28 outstanding warrants

Police say Kendal Peoples was taken into custody at Brookhaven Apartments, where he was seen standing at the top of a breezeway before he ran into an unlocked, unoccupied apartment.

  University of Alabama now testing faculty and staff for coronavirus

Monday was the first day of mandatory coronavirus testing for faculty and staff at the University of Alabama.

  Tuscaloosa now two weeks into mandatory face covering ordinance

Tuscaloosa is now two weeks into a mandatory face mask ordinance in the city. City councilors hoped it would have an impact on rising COVID-19 cases in this community.

  DCH treating their highest number of COVID-19 patients

As of Sunday 92 patients total are being treated for COVID-19 at DCH Regional Medical Center.

Woman’s body found in Tuscaloosa apartment

Tuscaloosa Police are investigating after a woman’s body was discovered inside an apartment building.

Teenager shot in the torso in Northport

The Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes unit is investigating a shooting that took place at an unknown location in Northport.

Tuscaloosa teen arrested for drugs and weapons following police chase; 2nd suspect still at large

Police found loaded weapons, including a loaded AR-15, and drugs after attempting to stop a 17-year-old for speeding.

  Teens involved in several recent Tuscaloosa-area shootings

There were three shootings this week in Tuscaloosa where teenagers were charged or injured.

Classes at University of Alabama going remote after Nov. 20

The Fall 2020 academic calendar is being updated to provide instruction and testing remotely after Nov. 20.

Tuscaloosa to temporarily suspend curbside recycling service

Crew members will be diverted from recycling routes to trash routes to help with the extra trash.

  Tuscaloosa PD: Suspect in custody, 15-year-old girl shot outside University Mall was innocent bystander

A 24-year-old man was also shot outside the mall. Investigators say the man was involved.

3 teens arrested after 2 a.m. shooting sends bullets flying into homes and cars in Tuscaloosa

Police say multiple males were involved.

16-year-old shot in Tuscaloosa late Thursday night

The shooting happened near 41st Avenue and 21st Street.

  Greene County Schools plan to reopen includes a phased approach

Greene County schools want to reopen this fall by overcoming challenges coronavirus presentsb in rural town.

Two men die in separate accidents in Fayette County

A 48-year-old man and a 21-year-old man were killed in separate accidents in Fayette County.

  YMCA Benjamin Barnes virtual community meeting to address concerns

Community questions can be submitted in advance before noon today. The petition sights the Benjamin Barnes YMCA has had issues involving the roof, outdated equipment and more.

  Reward money up to $20,000 for information about killer in Demopolis cold case

Demopolis Police and the District Attorney for the 17th Judicial Circuit announced Wednesday they are adding money to a reward in hopes of encouraging people with information about Shannon Steele’s unsolved murder to come forward and share what they know.

$20,000 reward offered in young mother’s 2017 cold case

The reward for information related to the cold case death of a young Demopolis mother has been increased.

Bibb Co. Sheriff’s Office: ‘Be aware of predators lurking on the internet’

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office posted a warning on Facebook about information they have received about solicitation of minors.

  University of Alabama holds drive thru COVID-19 clinic in Aliceville

People with the University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences tested people for COVID-19 free of charge.v

  Tuscaloosa PD: Search for suspect, 15-year-old girl shot outside University Mall was innocent bystander

A 24-year-old man was also shot outside the mall. Investigators say the man was involved.

  DCH sees a spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations

As of yesterday, there are 71 total Covid-19 patients being treated at the hospital.

Company set to invest $95M in west Alabama wood pellet plant

State officials announced Tuesday a company has announced plans to invest $95 million on a wood pellet plant in Alabama.

  Pop up farmers markets start in Tuscaloosa

The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded the city of Tuscaloosa a grant to run the Pop Up Market program. The market will support 70 vendors and will be anchored around three local farms.

  Summer virtual learning program in Tuscaloosa kicks off Monday

Tuscaloosa city’s schools’ summer virtual learning program is geared towards serving students in K through 5.

TPD Marine Police boat sinks off in Lake Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa Police Department, Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Service, and Tuscaloosa County EMA were called to Lake Tuscaloosa after a TPD Marine Police boat sunk early Sunday morning.

  Tuscaloosa City School Board approves buying 2200 Chrome books

Friday, the Tuscaloosa City School Board voted in favor of buying 2200 chromebooks for $750,000.

  Tuscaloosa Mayor uses virtual town hall for COVID-19 update

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox expressed concern about the number of COVID-19 cases in Tuscaloosa County rising, during a virtual town hall Friday.

What will Alabama, Auburn sorority rush look like?

Sorority rush will look different this fall on the campuses of Alabama and Auburn.

  City of Tuscaloosa hosts third mask giveaway in three days

The city of Tuscaloosa gave out more than 3,300 masks at two previous giveaways according to Smith.

  Community garden in Tuscaloosa damaged by flood waters

The community garden harvests about 100-125 pounds of vegetables per day. The vegetables are given to several entities including the food bank to help feed those in need.

Free drive thru COVID-19 testing offered in Hale County Thursday

Cahaba Medical Care provided free testing for people with or without insurance Thursday in Hale Co.

  Law firm donates 500 KN95 masks to Pickens Co. nursing home

A Birmingham law firm is giving back to a small nursing home in Pickens County in need of personal protective equipment.

  Tuscaloosa businesses clean up from severe flooding

The water that lifted cars from their parking spaces was long gone Wednesday, but there’s plenty of damage left behind.

  Popsicles with Police program brings youth closer to police officers

Officers wanted another way to interact with the city’s youth to show them that police can be nice, too.

Walker Co. Deputy charged in fatal accident with 14-year-old on ATV last August

Blake Hudson is being held on a $30,000 bond.

Tuscaloosa battling severe flooding

A major flood in the south of Tuscaloosa, Alabama was reported around 10:19 p.m.

Alabama Offensive Coordinator Steve Sarkisian recovering from heart procedure

"Coach Sarkisian underwent a successful procedure this past Thursday (July 2) in Birmingham. He is back home in Tuscaloosa and is expected to make a full recovery.”

Tuscaloosa PD to hold ‘Popsicles with Police’ event each Wednesday in July, part of August

This idea was a suggestion from Tuscaloosa City Councilwoman Raevan Howard as a way for kids to interact and meet with police officers in a friendly environment.

UA Athletics announces transition to mobile-only tickets

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UA Athletics has announced mobile-only ticketing and parking, enabling contactless entry into all venues, beginning with the 2020 football season.

  Celebration of life blood drive in Northport Tuesday

This blood drive will help people dealing with Neuroblastoma. It’s being held to create awareness of the disease in memory of Jaden Elijah Smith.

City of Tuscaloosa to distribute free face coverings July 7

To help the community meet the requirements of the face coverings ordinance in Tuscaloosa, the City will be distributing free face coverings Tuesday, July 7, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.

1 person killed, 1 injured in overnight shooting at Tuscaloosa apartment complex

Authorities have identified the victim as 28-year-old as Kevin Mathews.