West Alabama

  Tuscaloosa City Schools creates way for students to get help anonymously

The Tuscaloosa City School system now has a way for the community to support students who may be hurting in the classroom or struggling at home.

A 20-year-old Bibb County man is charged with raping a minor

Tuscaloosa Co. woman convicted of nearly killing puppy serving jail time

  Flooding washes part of Hale County Road 36

First African American female pilot in the Alabama National Guard will be honored again

  Stillman College homecoming week continues

  Mercedes supplier Lear Corporation hosting hiring event Saturday

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  WBC Heavyweight Champ Deontay Wilder talks the good talk before Fury rematch

  New Tuscaloosa County mine expected to create 350 jobs

Records seized from Lakeview Fire Protection District

  Mind Changers CEO talks about Tuscaloosa man killed

  Tuscaloosa County seeks money to fix flood damaged roads

  Flooding forces some Demopolis residents from their homes

  Teen charged with murder in connection to Tuscaloosa’s first homicide of 2020

Tuesday's homicide was the city's first of the year

Tuscaloosa man charged with capital murder in ex-wife’s death

Travis Terell Williams is charged with capital murder in the death of Maronda Parker Williams in January of 2020.

  Tuscaloosa Mayor Maddox to host 2020 town hall meetings

In an effort to create more city transparency with taxpayers, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox is planning several town hall meetings for the year.The sessions will give the public a chance to share ideas and concerns in person.

  Flood victim hopes to get help after state of emergency

Nancy Taylor made a tearful plea to Alabama Governor Kay Ivey to declare a state of emergency Tuesday morning

  Tow Truck Driver’s Plea: ‘Move over so I don’t die’

  One man killed in shooting in Tuscaloosa

  Does your family have a severe weather plan?

  Mayor names Tuscaloosa’s new police chief

17-year-old charged in Tuscaloosa shooting

Weapon found at Tuscaloosa Elementary school

  Ropes and pulleys used to get water to family after Hale County flood

First responders used something simple to get fresh water to people cut off from their rest of their community this week.

  Neighbors depending on each other in flooded neighborhood

People living along Lackey Lane in Fosters felt forgotten following record flooding around west Alabama recently.

  Man claims he was fired for taking too much bereavement time

The start of 2020 has been horrible for Kevin Barnett. His parents died in the Pickens County tornado that hit just outside Carrollton in January.

  5 people rescued by boat from Moundville neighborhood

First responders showed up to rescue one person, but by the time they arrived on scene they found five people who needed help.

  UA professor weighs in on fake retail websites

UA professor weighs in on fake retail websites

  UA research team returns from Iowa Caucus

A team of researchers from the University of Alabama witnessed the problems that came from Monday’s Iowa caucus first hand.

  Cyber security conference draws educators to the University of Alabama

Educators from around the state learned how they can better protect themselves from cyber attacks

  Rain flooded streets and closed roads in Tuscaloosa Thursday

Tuscaloosa experienced flash flooding in areas prone to flooding as well as new areas.

  Severe weather threat leads to cancellations, early school dismissals

The potential for severe weather caused several school systems to dismiss early and or cancel after school programs.

A 2nd Bibb County school is under fire watch

The fire investigator says West Blocton Middle School is on fire watch for a fire alarm system that isn’t functioning properly.

West Alabama Works hopes to find jobs for workers after plants close

More than 250 workers will be laid off at Tuscaloosa-area auto parts suppliers over the next few months.

Northport sales tax increase helps new developments in the works

City leaders in Northport are sharing the big plans they have for new developments and improvements in the works. Some of that, will be made possible thanks to 1 cent sales tax increase that went into effect last fall.

  Tuscaloosa Co EMA wants people to prepare for possible severe weather Wednesday

Tuscaloosa County residents can sign up for TuscAlert and get severe weather alerts sent to their phone.

  Tuscaloosa County Schools work to prevent flu from spreading

Tuscaloosa County Schools are doing several things to prevent the flu from spreading among students

UPDATE: 13-year-old girl missing in Tuscaloosa returns home

Mikiah’s family reported her missing on January 29, 2020.

  Nearly half of recent house fires in Northport involve space heaters

Six recent house fires in Northport involved space heaters or heating lamps according to an investigator

  DCH Health System host hiring fair Tuesday in Brookwood

DCH Health System hosts a hiring fair with West Alabama Works Tuesday to fill several positions.

  Attorney General responds to family’s complaint in officer involved shooting

The Attorney General responds to complaints from the family of a man shot and killed by Pickens County Sheriff's deputies

Former Ala correctional officer accused of sexual misconduct involving inmates

A complaint filed Friday in U.S. District Court accuses Adrian L. Stargell of subjecting the two women to sexual contact without their consent at Federal Correctional Institution, Aliceville.

Tuscaloosa police need help finding a woman who stole a package

Officers responded to a theft of a package in the 2800 block of E 2nd Ave.

Man killed in wreck in Tuscaloosa

Officers found the car upside down with the male driver partially ejected. The man was killed.

  Verner Elementary School is a learning lab for students with dyslexia

Verner has been a Dyslexia Learning Lab school since the Fall. The school’s principal feels it’s made a difference for the students.

  UA research team heading to Iowa caucus

University of Alabama researchers going to the Iowa caucus

  ALDOT confirms downtown Tuscaloosa road project is behind schedule

ALDOT admitted the ongoing road improvement project in downtown Tuscaloosa is behind schedule after a providing an update on roadwork there

  Lamar County Schools closed due to flu concerns

Lamar County Schools are closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday due to the flu and students being absent from class

  Tuscaloosa Co. Sheriff’s Office partnering with teen safety program

The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is teaming up with a non-profit group to help promote teen safety. The program highlights tough issues that include sexual abuse.

  Tuscaloosa VA hosts drive-thru flu clinic

Tuscaloosa's VA Medical Center hosted its first drive through flu clinic of 2020

  ALDOT to crackdown on litter problem in Tuscaloosa

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is teaming up with local law enforcement to crack down on litter bugs.

  Member of the Exonerated Five shares story of his life after wrongful arrest

Member of the Exonerated Five, formerly known as the Central Park Five, speaks at the University of Alabama

  Tuscaloosa Mayor addresses weekend shooting at teen party

No arrests at teen party in Tuscaloosa that sent two people to the hospital

Two injured in shooting at Tuscaloosa party

Two people were injured in a shooting that took place at a party in Tuscaloosa.

Missing Tuscaloosa girl shows up at school

Rochelle Denae Dearman showed up at school Monday morning

Tuscaloosa man charged with sexually abusing a child for years

Randall is charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree sodomy.

  Suicide prevention training offered this weekend in Tuscaloosa

A special prevention training program for a very difficult subject will be held in Tuscaloosa on Saturday.

  Eutaw woman has working heat after calling WBRC FOX6 News for help

A woman living in Eutaw Elderly Village got her heater fixed after calling WBRC Fox6 News for help

  Tuscaloosa County now has a mental health clerk

Tuscaloosa County gets a mental health clerk to better track the progress people with mental health problems get in the Tuscaloosa County Jail and after they're released

VOTE NOW: Tuscaloosa student is a finalist in a NASA contest to name next Mars rover

Vaneeza Rupani, a junior at Tuscaloosa County High School, is one of nine finalists in a NASA contest to name the next Mars rover.

Tuscaloosa investigators want to reunite owners with stolen items discovered in investigation

An investigation and search warrant led to the recovery of construction equipment and power tools.

  Walker Co. asking for help from Crime Stoppers

Investigators from the Walker County Sheriff’s Office came to Birmingham on Tuesday looking for information.

  Crimson Arch Bridge on schedule for completion in 2020

Nearly 60,000 drivers use this I-20/59 bridge over McFarland Blvd daily, that’s the same amount of people who’ve seen the giant arch there in the works.

  Alabama State Senator wants tougher penalties in stolen gun cases

A state legislator from Tuscaloosa wants stiffer penalties in cases involving stolen guns

  City of Tuscaloosa hosts Alabama League of Municipalities meetings

City of Tuscaloosa expands its annual meeting with state legislators to include several West Alabama cities

  Some students can now apply for scholarships through Mercedes Benz US International

The registration window has opened for students to apply for $2000 scholarships from Mercedes

Realizing the the dream MLK events kick off Friday

The events planned for Friday and Sunday are aimed at continuing King’s fight for equality.

Woman convicted of almost killing her puppy “Lucky” sentenced

A Tuscaloosa County woman convicted of nearly killing her puppy will face some jail time.

‘I want to commend the victim in this case that had the courage to stand up to this man’: Gordo man sentenced in strangulation case

Vickers was convicted by a jury in October 2019.

Prosecutors to seek death penalty against the man charged with killing Tuscaloosa officer Cousette

The suspect, Luther Watkins, has also now asked for a judge to grant him youthful offender status in the case.

Accused Tuscaloosa cop killer appears in court

New details emerge about the killing of officer Dornell Cousette

Funeral arrangements, memorial service announced for Pickens Co. tornado victims

Funeral arrangements have been announced for one of the three tornado victims in Pickens County.

Tuscaloosa Co. EMA adds storm shelter registration feature to website

Tuscaloosa County’s Emergency Management Team has some new changes to their alert website and it involves storm shelters .

Police: Exterminator stole/pawned rings from West Alabama home

Officers say they got a report on Christmas Eve that the rings were stolen after an exterminator serviced the home.

Tuscaloosa authorities investigating after video of a sexual assault found

Eric Matthew Stewart, 31, faces rape and voyeurism charges.

  Students sign up to become census takers at Shelton State Community College

Shelton State Community College hosted a recruitment event for census takers

  Registration for free Pre-k lottery opened at Shelton State Community College Wednesday

Lottery for a free Pre-K program held at Shelton State Community College opened Wednesday

  Investigator hired to investigate sex crimes in three West Alabama counties

Andy Hamlin, the District Attorney for those counties, recently announced that he hired an investigator to help solve crimes involving sexual abuse and assault within those counties.

For those of us who lived there in the 90’s we’re jealous, take a look at the new Tutwiler Hall at UA

The new 365,000 square foot dorm will replace the existing Tutwiler Residence Hall, which is located adjacent to this site.

Tuscaloosa man struck and killed on JVC Road

Tuscaloosa police have released the identity of a man who was struck and killed on JVC Road Monday night.

Cleanup from deadly tornado continues in Pickens County

Three days later, Heard felt inspired by the help that poured in to help her and her neighbors.