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UA System: COVID-19 numbers increase at UA, UAH

The University of Alabama System reported the schools' COVID-19 numbers for this week.

  Tuscaloosa man says parking attendants yelled racial slurs at him

West Alabama Works donates $380,000+ to Tuscaloosa Co. Schools

Police: Suspect in custody after shooting at law enforcement in West Ala.

  Street in Aliceville renamed for fallen Tuscaloosa police officer

  Tuscaloosa County goes forward to buy new AED devices

  Some TCS students not logging on for online learning

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Body found at Tuscaloosa apartment complex; foul play is suspected

  Residents at Tuscaloosa apartment complex awakened by burglary suspect

  Tuscaloosa firefighter returns home to recover from coronavirus

IAC’s $55.9 million in expansion projects will create 182 jobs in Alabama

Tuscaloosa PD investigating two weekend shootings

  'Case solved’: Rama Jama’s famous A is back

Tuscaloosa firefighter battling COVID-19 returns home

Chais Billings' wife told WBRC last week that his condition worsened quickly after got tested when he wasn’t feeling well earlier this month.

ESPN’s Rece Davis discusses impact of Saban COVID positive test

This season coronavirus has impacted more than just the fanfare, it’s affecting the availability of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban.

  More training for Tuscaloosa area mental health officers

The number of calls involving individuals with mental health concerns has more than doubled between 2019 and 2020

UPDATE: 19-year-old man shot near downtown Tuscaloosa dies; suspect charged with murder

The victim has been identified as Schuyler Bradley. He passed away Saturday morning at DCH.

  Saban positive coronavirus result reminds folks the illness has not gone away

  New clinical trial for COVID-19 antibodies gets underway in Walker County

  VIDEO: Brookwood police investigate home burglary

Man killed in motorcycle accident near Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa man charged with sexual extortion against multiple victims

  Superintendent for Tuscaloosa City Schools tests positive for COVID-19

  Mentor group hosting Tuscaloosa job fair Thursday

The Mind Changers will have the job fair at the Benjamin Barnes YMCA Branch in West Tuscaloosa between 6-8 p.m. Thursday, October 15.

  Northport Police starting 'Teens and Traffic Stops’ driving program

He hopes the department’s new “Teens and Traffic Stops” program shows young drivers how to react if they’re pulled over.

  PARA plans ‘Boo in the Park’ Halloween event in Tuscaloosa area

There’s a trick or treat trail in small groups from 4pm to 6pm and in inflatable screen will be blown up so people can safely watch movies from their cars starting at 6:30pm.

Tuscaloosa PD reviews unsolved murder of man who taught line dancing, karaoke

Police say Joseph Jowers was shot while leaving the now-closed Classics Lounge on 37th Street on October 13, 1996.

West Alabama Works job mobile unit to visit underserved communities

Career development services will be brought to communities in the region that are most underserved and the first stop is Hale County.

  DCH hosting free breast cancer events in English and Spanish

The two free educational and breast cancer screening events at DCH’s cancer branch kick off next week, but the deadline to pre-register is Wednesday, Oct. 14.

  Tuscaloosa Police investigate at least 20 car break-ins

Officers said cars from four different hotels were broken into over the weekend.

  Family, others gather at Tuscaloosa PD to demand information in man’s death

Watkins' supporters are upset the officers involved in the incident are back on duty even though the investigation is not yet completed.

  Feeding program for students learning remotely extended

Students enrolled in Tuscaloosa County Schools who are learning remotely can get food from any one of the six high schools in the system. Food is available on Mondays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to get five breakfast meals and five lunch meals for the week.

  Tuscaloosa County Commissioners agree to buy equipment for volunteer fire departments

Abernathy’s office worked with volunteer fire departments to convince county commissioners the devices were needed. He said there are more than 20 volunteer fire departments in Tuscaloosa County.

  Family’s SUV shot at multiple times on I-20 in Tuscaloosa County; driver seriously injured

The shots were fired from another vehicle that pulled alongside. One member of the family was shot and has serious injuries.

TCSS pushes BRAVE initiative for bullying prevention month

Sticking together, six feet apart is the anti-bullying message Tuscaloosa county schools wants to get across to not just students but everyone.

Terry Saban elected to Stillman College board of Trustees

Saban and the other members, James D Anderson and Katie Boyd Britt were announced Thursday and are set to began a three year term on the school’s board.

16-year-old charged with attempted murder in Tuscaloosa shooting

A man suffered serious injuries when he was shot in the 3200 block of 44th Place East around 10 p.m.

  Number of COVID-19 cases rise recently at DCH Regional Medical Center

The number of COVID positive patients has increased by about 20 in the two weeks ago.

  Missing diamond found inside Bryant-Denny Stadium

When a fan lost the diamond in her engagement ring, A stadium employee said she was prepared to search every row until she found it.

TCS football game schedule changes due to severe weather

Three Tuscaloosa city school varsity football high school games have been moved from Friday to tomorrow night due to possible severe weather.

  Northport runoff elections for mayor, city council seat

Two positions are up for grabs in Northport’s runoff election. The mayor’s and city council seat District Four will be decided after the polls close.

  Mercedes-Benz granted tax abatement to build logistics facility near Vance plant

The logistics facility si expected to be up and running in 2022.

Tuscaloosa mother accused of beating, burning her one-year-old son

A Tuscaloosa mother is charged with child abuse. She is accused of beating and burning her one-year-old son.

  TCS offers virtual calming rooms for families, students and staff

When you think of relaxing ,you think of meditating and having calm moments, and that’s the atmosphere Tuscaloosa City Schools is trying to create for parents, families and employees virtually.

  UA law professor proposes program to reduce gun suicides

A survey of 200 patients receiving psychiatric care in Alabama found that 46% of people said they would register for a do-not-sell list if it were available.

3 people killed in crash in West Alabama Saturday

Troopers said a truck driven by Rickey Earl Coley, 60, of Bay Minette, struck a car driven by 33-year-old Tyrhonda Deniece Thomas, of Livingston. Thomas and her passenger 67-year-old Lillie Williams Thomas, also of Livingston, were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Fayette Co. DA: Argument at party led to shooting

Investigators said the shooting happened at a party during the early morning hours of Sept. 26 where an argument escalated to an exchange of gunfire just after midnight.

Police: 16-year-old faces multiple charges after crashing stolen SUV into patrol car following pursuit

A 16-year-old crashed into a patrol car following a police pursuit early Sunday morning, according to Tuscaloosa police.

  University of Alabama students excited for first home game of the season

It is the first home game of the season for University of Alabama students, and it’s going to look different for fans.

  Tuscaloosa bars prep for a busy game day

Only 20% of fans will be allowed in the game, and one bar owner says the bar crowd could be even busier.

  Beat Auburn Beat Hunger food drive begins

The food drive is an annual competition between the University of Alabama and Auburn, but this year, because of coronavirus, the cause is even more important.

Northport police looking for missing 15-year-old girl

Francisco was last seen September 30, 2020 at 11:30 p.m. around the 2300 Block of 26th Ave in Northport.

20-year-old man died from crash in Marengo County

ALEA state troopers say Coleman Reed Huckabee of Pine Hill, was driving at 9:45 Thursday night when his car left the road and hit a tree. Troopers believe Huckabee may have been speeding.

  Expect traffic changes for Alabama home games in 2020

Fans will need to know about getting to and from the game.

Tuscaloosa man sentenced to 600 years for sexual exploitation of children

A search warrant was obtained for the defendant’s electronic devices. The forensic examination of those devices revealed 102 pornographic images that the defendant had produced of the children. Miller pled guilty to these charges in October 2019.

  Shelton State Community College starts Modern Manufacturing program

Candidates who enroll in the program can learn various skills including machine and production line operations, systems analysis, logistics and more.

  VIDEO: New spaces and renovations at Bryant-Denny Stadium

Alabama head football coach Nick Saban called the new locker room, recruitment room and tunnel some of the finest spaces in the country.

  UA cancels Spring Break, extends Winter Break

Classes will start Wednesday, Jan. 13, a week later than previously scheduled, extending Winter Break to provide 12 days between New Year’s Day and initial classroom meetings.

  Tuscaloosa Mayor hopes football fans will still come to town

Mayor Maddox is encouraging fans to turn to local businesses to for their game day experience.

Tennessee woman killed in Tuscaloosa Co. crash; 6 others injured

A Tennessee woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Tuscaloosa on Tuesday.

  500 mental health backpacks donated to Tuscaloosa high school

Kristen Amerson Youth Foundation founder Jacquan Winters is giving away nearly 500 mental health backpacks to students at Paul W. Bryant High School.

  Tuscaloosa Mayor promises stiff penalties to bars that violate occupancy ordinances

"The first time you get cited, the second time we shut you down, and you could come before the city council and you could lose your business license."

Tuscaloosa mayor reacts to viral photos of large bar crowds

The photos were taken inside Rhythm and Brews during The Velcro Pygmies' live performance. They were originally posted on Facebook but were deleted after going viral.

Tuscaloosa County Schools remote learner survey deadline is Monday

Parents with virtual learners at home in the Tuscaloosa County Schools System have until today to change their current school plan to in-person classroom instruction.

Tuscaloosa City Schools launches COVID-19 case tracker

Community members can now learn more about how COVID-19 is impacting Tuscaloosa City Schools students and faculty.

  SCLC protests alongside workers at Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center

Dozens gathered outside the VA Medical center Sunday, demanding fair treatment for black employees and transparency when it comes to hiring.

  SCLC plans protest march at Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center Sunday

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is planning to protest unfair hiring practices at the VA Medical Center

UA System: COVID-19 cases continue to drop

Big drops in the total number of positive coronavirus cases in the UA system,

Coker man killed in crash Thursday night

A 59-year-old man from Coker was killed in a crash Thursday night.

Weekend lane closures for Crimson Tide themed bridge work in Tuscaloosa

This work is all a part of the lane expansion and bridge replacement project near Exit 73 to Exit 77 that is designed to improve safety, and traffic flow there.

  Tuscaloosa County elementary school recognized with national education award

Big Sandy Elementary School is now recognized nationally as a professional learning community school for their distinct model program.

Free virtual training offered Friday for suicide prevention

You can help prevent stop suicide by taking part in a virtual gatekeeper training course tomorrow Friday Sept. 25th from noon to 2 p.m.

Saban proud of Alabama football program for COVID-19 response

The Alabama Football Program has no plans for any players to be sidelined this weekend due to COVID-19 after implementing a rigorous testing policy.

Alabama predicted to win the 2020 SEC Championship

Alabama received 77 votes while Georgia and LSU tied for second with seven votes each.

Food giveaway happening Wednesday in Pickens County

A lot of families have been hit hard financially due to the COVID-19 health pandemic, which is why Harvest Outreach Ministries is hosting a food giveaway today in Pickens County.

New expanded outdoor dining for Tuscaloosa restaurants

The Temporary Expanded Dining program will allow local restaurants to increase dining capacity while following the guidelines for social distancing.

  Robotic pets used to help prevent social isolation for senior citizens in West Alabama

With a grant funded by the Alabama Department of Senior Services, the West Alabama Area Agency on Aging (AAA) has purchased 40 robotic pets to help reduce risks of social isolation.

UPDATE: Body of missing 66-year-old Tuscaloosa Co. woman found

Nancy Holloway's body was found Monday afternoon in a wooded area about a half-mile from her home.

Construction begins Tuesday for new Tuscaloosa inclusive playground

Construction on a brand new all-inclusive playground in Tuscaloosa begins Tuesday at Sokol Park.

All-inclusive playground coming to Tuscaloosa

The playground, will allow people of all ages and abilities to play together.

Tuscaloosa City Schools start in person classes Monday

When Tuscaloosa city school students walk into their school buildings today they will notice social distancing stickers and signs everywhere and they will notice school staff wearing masks.