West Alabama

  Coronavirus vaccinations resume in Hale County

Two hundred doses of Moderna vaccine arrived at the clinic Thursday from the ADPH.

  Tuscaloosa City Council candidate eligibility to serve in question

University of Alabama nursing students give COVID19 vaccinations at Good Samaritan Clinic

  Tuscaloosa Co. Schools approves substitute teacher pay raise

  Tuscaloosa residents donate items for victims of Texas snow storm

  Northport Mayor helps woman hurt during a domestic incident Wednesday

  Northport mayor helps woman after she was thrown to ground, suspect arrested

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  West Alabama Works organizing drive-thru job fair in Demopolis Thursday

  Water crisis continues in Reform following a winter freeze

  UPDATE: Water back on for Hamilton residents after winter havoc

  DCH not renewing Pinnacle Physician group contract

  Tuscaloosa mayoral virtual debate set for Monday night

Tuscaloosa man killed in crash

  Tuscaloosa City Schools considering return to 5 days of on-campus teaching

Tuscaloosa City Schools has always planned to return to in person teaching five days a week. Now it says it may safe it enough to do it.

  Hale County Hospital loosens visitation restrictions after COVID19 cases drop

Weeden believes allowing some visitors will especially benefit older patients.

Tuscaloosa rapper sentenced on federal gun and drug charges

A Tuscaloosa man known as rapper G. Weedy, has been sentenced to five and a half years in federal prison after pleading guilty to drugs and firearm charges.

  Tuscaloosa police investigating late-night shooting death of teenager

Police say they have talked to two males who said they were involved in the shooting but acted in self-defense.

  Temporary COVID-19 vaccination site opens in Tuscaloosa

  Reform faces new water problems after freeze bursts pipes

Crews working to get power back for thousands in western part of state

Jalen Hurts poised for starting QB after Eagles trade Wentz

Burglar overpowered by roommates after attacking man with piece of wood in Tuscaloosa

  Tuscaloosa County EMA Director updates county commissioners on COVID19 vaccination efforts

  Tuscaloosa-area first responders remain on standby for winter weather

Tuscaloosa County EMA and Incident Command remain on standby during this winter weather system.

PHOTOS: Scenes around Alabama after Tuesday’s surprise snow

Alabama didn’t look Tuesday morning how many expected.

PHOTOS: Surprise snow day across Alabama

Surprise! While Alabama prepared for dangerously icy conditions, we were fortunate to instead receive a morning snow.

  Many roads closed during First Alert Weather event in west Alabama

It rained heavily in Tuscaloosa and other parts of West Alabama. Freezing temperatures and rain made driving conditions dangerous in those areas.

Husband accused of intentionally hitting pregnant wife with car

The victim was taken to the hospital where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries. No word on the unborn child’s condition.

  ALEA, ALDOT: Ice reported on bridges, overpasses, some roads impassable

In Pickens County, Highway 17 north of Reform, US-82 west of Reform and Highway 14 from Aliceville to the Mississippi state line are now deemed impassable.

  ALEA: Ice reported on bridges, overpasses in Marion Co.

Marion County is in an Ice Storm Warning through 9 p.m. Monday, meaning the dominant form of precipitation will be freezing rain.

9-year-old child killed in house fire in Bibb County

Brent Police Chief Terry Nichols said his officers responded to a house fire on Huff Street around 10:45p.m.

  Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center operating walk in clinic for veteran COVID19 vaccinations this weekend

The VA expanded the group of veterans eligible for coronavirus vaccine up to veterans 55 and older. Plus the Tuscaloosa VA started a walk-in clinic for eligible veterans to get the shot without registering ahead of time.

COVID-19 vaccines at walk-in clinic at Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center

Tuscaloosa VA is also expanding the age requirements to include Veterans 55 and older.

  Bottled water drive organized for people in Reform

Northport City Councilman Woodrow Washington felt compelled to do something after learning the trouble people in Reform were having with their water.

Teen killed, 3 others hurt after crash in Hale Co.

The teen was a passenger and was not wearing his seatbelt, according to Troopers.

  Residents want more masks distributed at Tuscaloosa Co. Jail

Mike Altman said when they talk to people inside prison walls, they report that they are still only being given masks about once a week, when the jail should have enough masks to give everyone a new mask every day.

  State grant helps Tuscaloosa Co. support Mercedes’ plan to build electric vehicles

Schnellecke intends to hire 162 workers once its 530,000-square-foot logistics warehouse is completed.

UPDATE: 32-year-old woman missing in Greene County located

Greene County Sheriff’s Office deputies confirmed a 32-year-old missing woman has been located.

4 people face felony charges, Tuscaloosa officer forced off road before chase

Tuscaloosa Police said the chases happened in the area of Rice Mine and Watermelon Roads Monday, February 8.

Gov. Ivey announces grant that could create 162 jobs in Tuscaloosa Co.

The company will play a role in Mercedes-Benz’s plan to begin producing electric vehicles.

  COVID-19 hospitalizations down at DCH affiliated hospitals

The stress and pace of treating a record number of COVID-19 positive patients is much less now than several weeks ago for the DCH Health System.

7 in custody, including 6 juveniles in vehicle break-in investigation

The caller reported hearing gunshots and seeing a suspicious Honda Accord parked on the road. One witness heard gunfire and reported seeing a black Infiniti leave the area. Officers discovered the abandoned Honda had been reported stolen and had it towed.

  Alabama lawmaker files bill requiring national anthem to be played at schools

Senator Gerald Allen said requiring schools in the state to play the national anthem, is about American history and patriotism.

Man who left troubling letters ID’d in Tuscaloosa, so far no criminal charges

Investigators with Tuscaloosa Police Department’s Behavioral Health Unit were assigned to investigate after the department received several reports of disturbing letters left at the locations around the city.

UA System releases new COVID-19 data

The University of Alabama had 191 positive student cases from Jan. 29-Feb. 4.

  ALDOT expands motorist assistance program in West Alabama

The Alabama Department of Transportation is offering more help to people who run into car problems on the Interstate in Tuscaloosa County.

  Alabama Wing of the Civil Air Patrol fights coronavirus spread through the air

Coronavirus testing kits are being distributed much faster around Alabama through the efforts of the Alabama wing of CAP.

‘Helping others is a tenet of my faith’: Tua announces Tua Foundation

The Tua Foundation will primarily focus on charitable endeavors in South Florida, Alabama and Hawai`i.

  Northport synthetic drug seminar scheduled for Thursday

The Concept 5 teamed up with Northport councilman Woodrow Washington and police in Tuscaloosa and Northport to organize a drug seminar that will focus on how to better know the signs of synthetic drugs and how it can destroy lives.

  Teacher COVID-19 vaccination clinic planned for Tuscaloosa this weekend

“We know from some internal research that was done, about 58% of our employees expressed an interest in getting the vaccine.”

  Water problems force students in Reform to return to remote learning

The town of Reform is facing a water emergency according to the city engineer. It’s forced schools there to switch students to remote learning.

UA higher education professor named one of top 15 U.S. emerging scholars under the age of 40

University of Alabama Assistant Professor of Higher Education Dr. Krystal L. Williams was chosen by “Diverse: Issues in Higher Education” magazine as one of the nation’s top 15 emerging scholars under the age of 40.

Man free on bond arrested for Christmas Day robbery and attempted murder in Tuscaloosa

At the time of the crimes on December 25, Williams was free on bond in a case pending in Sumter County that involves charges of murder, two of attempted murder and one second-degree criminal mischief charge.

  Whatley Health Services to host Tuscaloosa COVID-19 vaccine clinic Saturday

Whatley Health Services got its first coronavirus vaccine shipment last week. It will begin vaccinating people Saturday in Tuscaloosa.

Prizes offered for completing Tuscaloosa transit survey

Those who complete Tuscaloosa’s transit survey, can be entered to win either two Tuscaloosa Amphitheater concert tickets or a $100 Visa gift card.

  Tuscaloosa County Probate Judge explains audit of License Commissioner’s Office

On Friday, Tuscaloosa County Probate Judge Rob Robertson said changes are now in place to protect taxpayer money after thousands of dollars disappeared according to a state audit.

COVID-19 cases increase slightly at University of Alabama

The UA System released the new COVID-19 data dashboard Friday, January 29.

  Tuscaloosa-area groups collect donations for Jefferson County tornado victims

The EF-3 tornado that touched down in Fultondale also touched hearts around the Tuscaloosa-area, and people eager to help in any way they can.

  City of Tuscaloosa buys abandoned buildings to clean up neighborhood

“The true intent is to revitalize the area. Taking these buildings down is the first step.”

Cottondale man charged in car dealership thefts

A Cottondale man is facing several charges related to thefts from multiple auto dealerships along Skyland Blvd earlier this month.

Auburn, Alabama 2021 football schedules announced

The season will start on Sept. 4.

‘Lock your car’: Blanket Bandit breaking into cars in Tuscaloosa

The individual wearing a blanket has been breaking into vehicles parked in student housing areas during the early morning hours.

Tuscaloosa election absentee ballot information released

The Tuscaloosa city clerk said she wants to make sure every citizen in Tuscaloosa who can vote is able to.

2 JeffCo men charged in Tuscaloosa pharmacy robbery and long chase

Terrance Cordale Walker of Ensley and Pattrius Marquis Allen face charges of first-degree robbery, tampering with evidence, possession of a controlled substance, trafficking a controlled substance and attempting to elude.

  Suspect identified, charged with attempted murder after Tuscaloosa police officer shot in bulletproof vest

A man is in custody in Tuscaloosa after he is accused of shooting at two Tuscaloosa Police Department officers Monday afternoon.

Northport man facing charges of distributing child porn

A Northport man was arrested and is facing charges for distributing child porn after authorities searched his home early Tuesday morning.

  University of Alabama Nursing School doubles in size to accommodate more nursing students

The $14 million dollar expansion added another 32,000 square feet to the building.

Alabama football adds another former NFL coach

Doug Marrone is the new offensive line coach for the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Man charged with attempted murder after shooting in Tuscaloosa Co.

Authorities say 34-year-old Joseph Baskins has been charged with attempted murder and discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle.

Community asked to fill out Tuscaloosa parks survey

The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and your feedback will be used to help figure out where possible improvements to our parks are needed.

University of Alabama System COVID data analysis

System-wide, entry testing positivity is around 1%.

  Fayette County experiencing high COVID-19 activity

You can’t walk into the Fayette County courthouse these days without seeing signs asking you to wear a mask or getting your temperature checked after coming into the building.

  Tuscaloosa Police Department sees “rapid rise” in mental health calls, launches new behavioral health unit

After receiving double the amount of mental health calls in one year, The Tuscaloosa Police department is now launching a behavioral health unit.

Bill O’Brien named Alabama offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach

O’Brien spent six-plus years as the head coach of the NFL’s Houston Texans.

  COVID-19 vaccination now available at the Tuscaloosa County Health Department

The amount of vaccine given to a health department can depend on the size of the county and how people work at that health department

  DCH sets record high number of coronavirus patients Tuesday

After Tuesday’s all-time high of 199 COVID positive patients spread out across several facilities, the DCH system is beginning to see a decrease.

Woman arrested for attempted murder in Tuscaloosa

On Friday around 10 p.m.

  UA mistakenly sends 7,500 COVID-negative email notifications

The technical problem was quickly identified and corrected.

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

Authorities say Frederick Carr died when his vehicle was struck on Alabama 69 near mile marker 134.

Mac Jones wins the Manning Award

Jones is the first Crimson Tide signal-caller to earn the award after leading the Crimson Tide to a perfect 13-0 record and its 18th national championship in program history.

  Residents at Tuscaloosa assisted living center vaccinated for COVID-19

Pharmacists from CVS held a coronavirus vaccination clinic at the assisted living facility Monday, January 18.