West Alabama

  A cafè in Tuscaloosa is serving those impacted by Alzheimer’s

Crimson Community Cafè in Tuscaloosa provides a place for people with Alzheimer’s to come and support one another.

  More charges against Tuscaloosa teacher

  Tuscaloosa Co. teacher arrested again, faces new charges

  Officials say road projects needed in Tuscaloosa

  Fayette County deputy and commissioner arrested

  Tuscaloosa city council approves citywide short-term rentals

  “Run for the Wall” makes stop in Tuscaloosa

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  Tuscaloosa PD investigating three shootings over two days

  Tuscaloosa bar destroyed in fire late Sunday night

Man arrested for sexually extorting 3 UA students

Tuscaloosa PD to increase summer patrols

  Preparing Drivers for Skyland Blvd closure

  City of Tuscaloosa helping businesses mitigate new construction

  University of Alabama softball hosts NCAA tournament

The number 8 seed University of Alabama hosts the Tuscaloosa Regional for NCAA Softball Regional action.

  UA system tuition freeze expected for 2019-20 school year

The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees will vote in June on freezing tuition for in-state students for at least one year for all three campuses.

  Navigating Tuscaloosa road improvements

Road crews pulled out detour signs to alert drivers that they’ll need to find another way to get around the area of Skyland Boulevard at I-59/20.

  Northport Police mistakenly arrest woman after traffic accident

A woman was forced to spend time in the Tuscaloosa County jail last year due to a mistake made by Northport police.

Tuscaloosa police charge 10 teens after altercation at bowling alley

  Mayor creates council to move forward with ‘Elevate Tuscaloosa’ plan

Tuscaloosa Children’s Center awarded grant to help victims of abuse

  Mercedes Benz plant using temporary lots to store new vehicles

  Tuscaloosa police chief talks about solutions to violence

  Tuscaloosa group hosts foster care awareness month meeting

  Brookwood Career Tech adds new equipment, provides job training

Students huddled around one of the newest pieces of equipment available to them at the Brookwood Career Tech Annex.

Car crashes into Jasper Arby’s

On Monday, a vehicle crashed through the Jasper Arby’s.

  New Anti-gun violence campaign launches in Tuscaloosa

City leaders say this is just one way they're trying to combat gun violence.

UPDATE: Parents of 2-year-old found in the street in Tuscaloosa have been located

The 2-year-old boy was found in the middle of the street near 39th Ave and 29th St.

  Alabama couple wants to give special needs children a home

Two Tuscaloosa County parents are turning their heartbreak into a blessing after losing their 3-year-old son to a rare genetic condition in 2016.

  Two teens arrested after Tuscaloosa carjacking

A student arrested for bringing a gun to a Hale County school is one of two teens charged in a carjacking case that started in Tuscaloosa.

  Ceremony honors officers killed in the line of duty

Relatives of fallen officers shared stories and helped honor their memories in Tuscaloosa Thursday.

  TAPS Academy graduation in Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa police officers worked with kids to improve the relationship between officers and the public.

  Tuscaloosa business suing city after business license revoked

Sideline Bar and Grill hopes arguments it made before the Tuscaloosa City Council go over better in front of a judge.

  Nick Saban feeling ‘great’ after hip replacement surgery

Saban had hip replacement surgery two weeks ago, and he’s already back on the golf course.

Man, 56, killed in Pickens Co. crash

The victim has been identified as Tony Anthony Hood from Ethelsville. He was 56.

  Hale Co. EMA gets new rescue boat

The boat will help them save lives and better respond to emergencies.

  Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue shows off new drone program

A new drone program is just getting off the ground for Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue.

  Northridge Middle lockdown after bullet found on school grounds

Tuscaloosa City School officials confirmed in an e-mail, the school went on closed status shortly before noon

  Tuscaloosa Career Tech celebrates first year

The $4 million facility offers training in welding, automotive, modern manufacturing and other trades.

Northport woman charged with negligent homicide following car crash

This comes after a three-year-old boy was hit by a van and killed in the University mall parking lot in Tuscaloosa last fall.

Northport church launches secure church training conference

One West Alabama church is on a mission to make sure churches across the state are as safe as they can be.

  Tuscaloosa County school system approves new anti-bullying app

One school system has a new anti-bullying app that parents and students will both be able to use.

  Autherine Lucy Foster receives honorary doctorate from UA

In 1956, Foster attended classes for only three days at Alabama until she was removed due to threats against her life and riots.

  Tuscaloosa students ready to work

Adult hood is coming quickly for some Tuscaloosa area students.This week dozens of them signed on the dotted line for full-time jobs before they even graduate from high school.

Woman killed in crash near DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa

The victim’s name has not yet been released.

  Tuscaloosa councilor wants to end gun violence

Councilwoman Howard said Monday she’s starting a stop the gun violence campaign.

  Big roadway project about to begin in west Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox believes the city is now just a year away from starting work on the biggest investment Tuscaloosa has ever made on the city’s west side.

Bryant High Junior ROTC program held Thursday

A group of Tuscaloosa students showed off their discipline and training in a special ceremony Thursday.

  Bryant High celebrates at college, career commitment ceremony

The school's annual College and Career Commitment Ceremony is a highlight for many of these graduating seniors.

  Arrest made in deadly Bibb Co. stabbing

A woman has been arrested for a deadly stabbing that happened in Bibb County last month.

  Human Trafficking Awareness meeting held in Northport

The second Human Trafficking Awareness meeting in a week's time happens Tuesday night in Northport.

  Pickens Co. authorities arrest man in child’s death

Markevius Forte is in the Pickens County Jail.

  Tuscaloosa Co. adopts new bullying policy

Tuscaloosa County is one of many school systems around the state adopting ideas

  Holt Senior Center offering new feeding program

The Holt Senior Center is offering a new feeding program that benefits people 60 years-old and older.

  State NAACP to speak out on viral Tuscaloosa arrest

The NAACP will speak out about the arrest of Jhasmynn Sheppard in Tuscaloosa last weekend.

  Tuscaloosa bridge replacement project will cause traffic headache

ALDOT will close both lanes of McFarland Boulevard running under the I-20/59 bridge.

  PREP creates pipeline for West AL companies to find employees released from prison

The program creates a new pipeline for West Alabama companies to find employees after they’ve been released from state prison.

  Tuscaloosa Co. authorities search for suspects after guns stolen from home

Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s warned homeowners and thieves Thursday after releasing video showing people captured in security video who could be involved in the theft of several guns.

  Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center honors volunteers

Tuscaloosa’s VA Medical Center is honoring volunteers who spend their time caring for our country’s veterans.

  Tuscaloosa gas tax money for road projects

rivers had mixed reactions to news from the governor’s office that Tuscaloosa’s McFarland Boulevard will be upgraded using money raised from Alabama’s gas tax hike.

  Woman seen in viral Tuscaloosa police arrest video reacts to release of body camera video

Tuscaloosa Police Chief Steven Anderson said Wednesday that he was disgusted while watching body camera footage of two officers arresting a 22-year-old woman.

  Tuscaloosa PD release bodycam video of woman’s arrest circulating on social media

Jhasmynn Sheppard was pulled over for leaving the scene of an accident that had happened earlier that day.

  Expect major lane closures in Tuscaloosa this weekend

The Alabama Department of Transportation is demolishing the eastbound bridge on Interstate 20/59 at Exit 73.

Eight graduate from UA CrossingPoints program

Eight men and women graduated from the CrossingPoints program Tuesday night at the University of Alabama.

Parent appreciation picnic for Taylorville Primary School

Hundreds of parents were treated to hotdogs, hamburgers and all the fixings from Taylorville Primary School for its first ever Parent Appreciation Picnic.

  Terri Sewell hosts Tuscaloosa Town Hall Meeting

Democratic Congresswoman Terri Sewell believes she and other lawmakers want to spend more time helping Americans than trying to impeach the president.

  West Alabama Law Enforcement holding public meetings on human trafficking

West Alabama Law enforcement wants to bring more attention to human trafficking by hosting two public awareness meetings in April.

West Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force hosts class for parents

Parents, educators and guardians will learn from task agents about who is at risk and more vulnerable to human trafficking.

Right to vote seminar happening in Tuscaloosa on Tuesday

If you've lost your voting rights or know someone who has, you could have a chance to get them back before next year's election.

  Tuscaloosa woman in viral arrest video shares her story

"My head is in the concrete. And like, I can't breathe. And so, I'm grabbing trying to protect myself," said Jhasmynn Sheppard.

Ten people arrested in drug sweep in Walker Co.

The Walker County Sheriff’s Department arrested 10 people for drug offenses on Monday.

Tuscaloosa woman attacked by pack of pit bulls

A Tuscaloosa woman suffered injuries after being attacked by four pit bulls on Monday.

  What to do if your vehicle catches fire

The problem of vehicle fires hasn’t slowed down since firefighters issued a warning Friday. They put out three more vehicle fires over this past weekend.

  Tuscaloosa Co. Commission agrees to bus survey

The Tuscaloosa County Commission agreed to pay for a survey to determine how much of a need is there for more public transportation outside of urban areas in Tuscaloosa County.

  AL dad designs truck to raise awareness for autism

A local dad in Tuscaloosa is using a truck to raise awareness about autism. And the timing is just right because April is World autism awareness month.

Officers give out Easter baskets at Jasper hospital

Two local officers gave some local assistance to the Easter Bunny on Saturday.

  Falling radio tower splits family’s west AL mobile home

During Thursday’s severe storms, part of a radio tower behind his family’s mobile home broke off as storms passed through Tuscaloosa County.

  WATCH: Tower crashes into AL home while storms move through southeast

A west Alabama homeowner captures the terrifying moment of seeing her home destroyed by a falling tower.

  Schools dismiss early to avoid severe weather threat

Schools dismiss early Thursday so kids and staff can avoid s severe weather threat

  Cleanup continues in Tuscaloosa Co as area braces for more severe weather

Some people who were victims of a recent tornado that hit Tuscaloosa County are trying clean up before severe weather returns to the area

  Taxes for some Tuscaloosa County residents may go up after city votes to raise them

Tuscaloosa County Commissioners said Wednesday there may be little they can do to stop sales taxes from also rising in the county when it came to a recent sales tax rise in Tuscaloosa City limits.

  West AL Works College Career Day answers questions for students

Wednesday’s college career day wrapped a two-day event designed to ensure teens from nine different west Alabama counties are career ready.