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Woman arrested for attempted murder in Tuscaloosa

  UA mistakenly sends 7,500 COVID-negative email notifications

  87-year-old man killed, 2 injured in Tuscaloosa Co. wreck

Mac Jones wins the Manning Award

  Residents at Tuscaloosa assisted living center vaccinated for COVID-19

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18-year-old charged with attempted murder after 2 people shot in Tuscaloosa

  DCH clarify why they won’t vaccinate teachers now

  West Alabama hospitals details coronavirus struggles

Contractor to remove arch on I-20/59 in Tuscaloosa Sunday

  The part we don’t see in the fight against COVID-19

DCH expanding coronavirus treatment efforts and offering more time for vaccinations

  Residents organize Tuscaloosa Co. Jail mask drive

Organizers are asking for donations of disposable masks to be dropped off at the office of Grace Presbyterian Church at 113 Hargrove Road in Tuscaloosa during business hours.

  City of Tuscaloosa discussing partnership with ADPH

The city of Tuscaloosa could be helping the state in the fight against COVID-19.

  Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center vaccinating a new group of veterans this week

The Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center has moved to the second phase of vaccinating people in West Alabama.

  14 arrested as National Championship celebration draws massive crowd to The Strip

The crowd meant big business for bars in the area but it also causes concerns over coronavirus with positive cases rising in Alabama.

  Gallery: Viewers share photos from snow day in West Ala.

  Northport mayor released from hospital after testing positive for COVID-19

  University of Alabama begins COVID-19 vaccinations

  No block parties in Tuscaloosa if Alabama wins the national championship

Arrests made in several reported robberies near UA campus

COVID-19 vaccine available for outpatient veterans at Tuscaloosa VA Jan. 12

Tuscaloosa County inmate escapes, was on medical furlough program

Alabama Department of Corrections officers said Tommy Jordon Mims was not at his assigned residence or with his assigned sponsor while serving sentence on the medical furlough program in Tuscaloosa County.

Alabama women’s basketball player wins $20,000 CFP/Dr. Pepper tuition grant

Ariyah Copeland, an Alabama basketball player, was one of five grand prize winners presented with $20,000 tuition grants, while more than 60 student athletes received $2,500 each in tuition awards.

Former Holt High School teacher, coach charged with rape of former student

In February 2020 a victim filed a report with the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office alleging that she had been sexually assaulted when she was a student in the Tuscaloosa County School System during the late 1990′s.

Alabama Offensive Line wins the 2020 Joe Moore Award

The Joe Moore Foundation for Teamwork presented the Alabama offensive line with the 2020 Joe Moore Award during a surprise virtual presentation in the Mal M. Moore Athletic Facility Monday.

  UA releases Path Forward Diversity Report

The path forward diversity report sets out to increase the number or retaining and graduating historically underrepresented students.

  DCH Regional Medical Center limiting patient visits

The hospital announced patients can only have one visitor per day.

  Tuscaloosa city employed first responders begin coronavirus vaccinations

As of Tuesday morning, at least 30 people in the department had been vaccinated for COVID-19.

  Tuscaloosa County EMA urges people to register for TuscALERT ahead of severe weather system

Tuscaloosa County EMA Director Nick Lolley wants county residents to join the TuscALERT warning system before severe weather comes to the area.

2 killed in crash Wednesday on U.S. 82 in Tuscaloosa Co.

Authorities say 64-year-old Bob White and 22-year-old Shamar Dontay English were killed when their vehicle collided head-on.

City of Tuscaloosa closes Holidays on the River due to recent coronavirus spread

Tuesday, the city announced the temporary closure that started on December 3 will now run through the entire season, effectively shutting it down.

  Hale County Hospital limiting patient visitation because of COVID-19

Hale County Probate Judge Arthur Crawford agrees with the hospital being more careful with who can enter the building because of coronavirus spread.

Tuscaloosa PD searching for Christmas Day robbery and attempted murder suspect

The Tuscaloosa Police Department is searching for a man wanted for robbery and attempted murder in Tuscaloosa.

UPDATE: 6-month-old baby dies, caretaker charged with murder

The baby girl was found in a home in the 3000 block of 35th Avenue at approximately 2:30 p.m. on December 28. Investigators said Washington told them she found the child unresponsive and began performing CPR.

Uptick in catalytic converter theft in Tuscaloosa Co.

Northport police said they’re seeing a big uptick in one very specific crime, people stealing catalytic converters on vehicles.

Students make thank you cards for DCH frontline workers

Frontline healthcare workers at DCH in Tuscaloosa recently received some special thank you letters from possible future health professionals.

Altoona man arrested, charged for killing girlfriend on Christmas Eve

Ace Antonio Pierre Belcher told police he and his girlfriend had had an argument that became physical and led to her death.

Man arrested on attempted murder of a Tuscaloosa Police Officer

When officers got there they said the man ran off and then fired a gun at the officers. Thankfully, no officers were hit.

  Tuscaloosa County road project will support growth at MBUSI operations

Commissioners voted to pay $64,000 for engineering work on Will Walker Road. This will support a sequencing facility Mercedes Benz will use in the construction of electric cars that will be built at the plant.

  University of Alabama moves forward with diversity plan

A presidential advisory committee released the plan recently in hopes the strategy will improve the school’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

  Diva’s Day of Giving helps families who may be struggling during the holidays

The effort that Diva Hall started as a college student has continued and only gotten bigger as she has grown older. She now uses Diva’s Day of Giving as a way more people in her community can get help.

Northport man facing multiple charges of child porn possession

A Northport man has been charged with possession of child pornography after investigators executed a search warrant Wednesday.

  18-year-old Holt High School senior killed in car crash

A family friend called 18-year-old Ha’keem Goodman well-known and well-liked. People who knew him best can’t believe he’s gone.

  Ministry passes out gift bags to the elderly for Christmas in Northport

A local ministry wanted elderly folks in Northport to know that they have not been forgotten this time of year.

Holt High School student killed in Northport crash

The victim has been identified as Ha’Keem Malik Tucker-Goodman

Tuscaloosa public libraries temporarily close to prevent Covid-19 spread

In order to help prevent the spread of (COVID-19), all Tuscaloosa Public Library locations will be closed today until January 5th 2021.

  Bibb County law enforcement take kids on Christmas With A Cop shopping spree

Members of the Bibb County Fraternal Order of Police raised money and partnered with Walmart and others to make it happen.

Full time employees for Tuscaloosa County Schools earn coronavirus pay bonus

The Tuscaloosa County School Board voted in favor of a one-time bonus for full-time employees Thursday.

University of Alabama to help in roll out of coronavirus vaccinations

The University of Alabama will play a big role in the national effort to ensure the coronavirus vaccine roll out goes smoothly.

  Protest planned over failure to release info about COVID19 in the Tuscaloosa County Jail

Some are concerned the department is not being transparent when it comes to coronavirus in the Tuscaloosa County Jail.

  Good Samaritans help Habitat For Humanity Tuscaloosa after theft

The Tuscaloosa community stepped up to help a local charity still reeling after vandals damaged one of their vehicles.

Man arrested after Tuscaloosa car break-in

Tuscaloosa Police arrested a man today after a woman’s boyfriend caught him breaking into her vehicle.

Man charged with breaking into Tuscaloosa middle school twice over Thanksgiving break

Ronnie Earl Melton, 60, is charged with two counts of third-degree burglary.

  DCH administered its first COVID-19 vaccine

DCH Regional Medical Center has received nearly 3,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

Officer-involved shooting investigation underway in Marion County

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened Wednesday in Winfield.

  DCH Regional Medical Center on Alabama COVID19 vaccination process

We’re now one day away from coronavirus vaccine shots being available in Tuscaloosa.

Mac Jones wins Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award

Mac Jones joins AJ McCarron (2013) and Jay Barker (1994) as the only Alabama players to capture the award.

  20th Anniversary of deadly tornado outbreak in Alabama

Twenty years ago today, on December 16, 2000, there was a deadly tornado outbreak in Alabama.

Overnight apartment fire in Cottondale leaves 1 injured

Officials with Tuscaloosa Fire & Rescue say they responded to structure fire at Cottondale Efficiency Apartments around 11 p.m. Tuesday.

  COVID-19 vaccinations begin Thursday at DCH for frontline workers and first responders

The hospital received nearly 3,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

Tuscaloosa City Schools release winter break student COVID reporting form

This form helps the school system keep track of Covid numbers, so they know what to expect in order to plan for absences

  Part of McFarland Mall property demolished Tuesday

There have been talks for years between Tuscaloosa developer Stan Pate and the city about the revitalization of the Old McFarland Mall.

  Coronavirus testing continues in Greene County after county moves into high risk category

On Friday, the Alabama Department of Public Health said there was high risk for coronavirus in two counties in west Alabama.

UA details return to campus plan for Spring semester

There are plans to increase sentinel testing during the first few weeks of the semester.

  Tuscaloosa County Alternative Sentencing Program starts non-profit resiliency fund

Charities can apply for the grant money if they can show how they’ve been negatively impacted by coronavirus.

  Nick’s Kids Foundation celebrates teachers

The Nick’s Kids Foundation honored 47 Tuscaloosa City and County School teachers during the 9th annual Teacher Excellence Awards

University of Alabama graduation safety plan for Saturday

Sanitation stations will be placed throughout the facility and attendance will not exceed 2,500 for any ceremony.

  Hospitals get creative to create more bed space for COVID positive patients

More than 4,000 people in Alabama were diagnosed with coronavirus Thursday.

  University of Alabama bridge over railroad tracks nears completion in 2021

The train traffic that’s made it harder to go to and from parts of the University of Alabama campus will have less impact once this bridge is finished.

Some Thursday recycling routes in Tuscaloosa will change temporarily

Some recycling routes in Tuscaloosa will temporarily move from Thursday to Friday.

  Three arrests in Tuscaloosa hotel car break-ins, carjackings

Tuscaloosa Police had a busy week where officers said three arrests closed several open cases including two carjackings and nearly two dozen car break-ins.

  Tuscaloosa-area schools announce changes during last week of classes before Christmas Break

Tuscaloosa-area school systems announce COVID19-related changes that will go into effect before students are out for holidays.

  ‘I’m gonna give my blood plasma’: Coach Nick Saban said he’ll donate as soon as he’s able

Saban said he had the blood plasma treatment after he was diagnosed with the virus and he said it worked wonders, it was very effective and he recommends it to others.

  Thieves strike at Habitat For Humanity Tuscaloosa for a second time

Continued thefts are impacting Habitat for Humanity's ability to serve the community

  UPDATE: Authorities arrest 2 men for breaking into vehicles at hotels across Alabama

Police said both men are accused of stealing firearms out of vehicles parked at hotels across Alabama.

Northport city leaders record COVID-19 public service announcements

Northport city leaders took their message about the dangers of coronavirus and personal responsibility directly to the people Tuesday. They now hope people will pay attention.

  Tuscaloosa closes some city-owned buildings to the public due to coronavirus

Any necessary transactions can be conducted online, over the phone, through the mail, or through an on-site drop box located in the City Hall drive-through.

Tuscaloosa PD investigating 3 unrelated weekend shootings, 2 arrests

Tuscaloosa police responded to three unrelated shootings over the weekend.

  Northport business owner to host community drives

A Boutique owner in Northport is having a canned good drive for those who are hungry and putting Christmas gift baskets together for foster families.