West Alabama

Tuscaloosa Co. EMA launches Mitigate Hunger drive

Tuscaloosa City Schools has 23 bus driver openings

Tuscaloosa bars prepare for Iron Bowl weekend

  Man will attend his 61st Iron Bowl

Crews getting Bryant-Denny ready for Iron Bowl

  Alabama Head Football Coach Nick Saban tests positive for COVID-19, will probably miss Iron Bowl

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Alabama tops the College Football Playoff rankings

Tuscaloosa native and White Sox shortstop donates 205 turkeys

UPDATE: Authorities locate Tuscaloosa rape and kidnapping suspect

Driver killed when SUV crashed, burned near Hamilton

Tuscaloosa and Auburn mayors continue Iron Bowl wager tradition

3 adults, 1 juveniles arrested after Tuscaloosa pursuit ends in multi-vehicle crash

Teen arrested on 2 counts of attempted murder in Northport shooting

An 18-year-old has been arrested and charged with two counts of attempted murder after a shooting in Northport earlier this year.

UA System: COVID-19 numbers increase for 2nd week at UA

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

20-year-old Tuscaloosa man charged with numerous crimes, including sexual extortion

Authorities say Aden Yeager is facing several charges, including possessing and distributing obscene material of someone under the age of 17.

  Tuscaloosa County EMA hosting weekly meetings about COVID19 with first responders

Information from DCH helps first responders better understand what they may come into contact in the surrounding area.

  Coronavirus forces changes to Chuck’s Fish Thanksgiving Feast in Tuscaloosa

  Getting ready for the Tinsel Trail in Tuscaloosa

  New free UA early intervention program offered to families

  Tuscaloosa City Schools bus driver shortage worsened by COVID-19

  Tuscaloosa City Councilors respond to criticism over approving license for sorority party

Republican Bedsole wins HD49 race

  Tuscaloosa City Schools dealing with “unprecedented” bus driver shortage

"Parents are encouraged to take their children to school for the remainder of this week if they can. We hope to have most of our employees back to work once we return from Thanksgiving break.”

  Hotel Indigo and Zeta Phi Beta raise prematurity awareness in Tuscaloosa

This state received an “F” with a 12.5 % preterm birth rate. Minority babies are at the highest risk. In Alabama, the preterm birth rate among black women is 51% higher than the rate among all other women.

14 people arrested in West Alabama as part of human trafficking investigation

Officers arrested 14 people on a total of 19 charges. Seven of the 19 charges were Class A and Class B felonies.

The Guests Behind The Fence

It’s the story of a group who referred to themselves as The Guests Behind The Fence because for a period during World War II 6,000 Germans were held at a Pickens county POW camp. It’s a little known but integral part of the history of that day and time.

Iron Bowl step up challenge raises sexual assault awareness

Although the challenge is to be a fun physical activity, the purpose behind it is very serious taking on sexual assault and the real effects surrounding it. The Tuscaloosa safe center serves as what’s supposed to be a safe haven for survivors.

Tuscaloosa Co. Schools in need of more substitutes

The Tuscaloosa County School System has opportunities for substitutes not just for teaching, but they need custodial, child nutrition, para-educators, and nursing help too.

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

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

  Tuscaloosa to accept toy donations for overtime parking tickets

Starting November 18, a donated toy valued $10 or more will satisfy an $18 ticket. Toys valued at $20 of more will be accepted in place of two $18 parking tickets.

BIG in Science to host STEM event for young girls

A science teacher, working to get her PHD, is on a mission to not only help solve the science teacher shortage in Alabama, but also to expose young girls in undeserved communities to the world of Science, tech, engineering and math.

  Tuscaloosa’s Incident Command team monitoring rises in COVID-19 cases

The recent jump in the number of people requiring care for coronavirus at DCH Regional Medical Center did not go unnoticed at Tuscaloosa Incident Command this week.

  West Alabama Veterans host food drive on Veterans Day

The members of Cottondale’s VFW Post 6022 hosted an event on Veterans Day that supported hundreds of people in the Tuscaloosa area who could be hurting because of coronavirus.

  PARA hosts drive in Veterans Day ceremony in Tuscaloosa

Veterans are a huge part of the Tuscaloosa community, so it was important to show them respect even during this pandemic.

Harvest Outreach Ministry hosts Veterans Day food giveaway

Harvest Outreach Ministry is hosting the Veterans food distribution event at the VFW post 6022 building in Cottondale, where they plan to give away 300 food boxes.

PARA hosts pandemic friendly day camps for kids

PARA is really trying to help kids get hands on and get out of the house especially now where there’s not a ton of fun safe things to do, because of the pandemic.

  DCH Regional Medical Center sees increase in COVID-19 positive patients

Many of the COVID-19 positive patients at DCH are 65 or older. Although the cases have not been linked to one particular event, the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the DCH Health System said they believe most of them have experienced common behaviors.

DCH sees COVID-19 patient spike and implements safety changes

As of Monday, DCH reported that 71 covid-19 patients are in their care.

  Attorney weighs in on Tuscaloosa Co. absentee ballot handling

“She needs to decide if she’s going to do this again. If she’s going to serve as the absentee ballot manager again. This is Alabama we understand the price that’s been paid for all of our citizens to have the right to vote. Blood has literally been shed. Lives have literally been lost," said Glassco

Operations temporarily suspended at Fosters, AL post office due to unsafe conditions

Mail delivery is not impacted by this temporary suspension.

Deputies: Boyfriend arrested after woman found dead in Tuscaloosa Co.

Deputies say they were called to the 1900 block of Ridgehaven Drive just after midnight on Monday.

Two Pickens Co. Schools closed due to Covid-19 exposure

Schools in West Alabama are feeling the impact of the virus as two Pickens County schools are immediately moving to remote learning because of Covid-19.

USA Today: Alabama new No. 1 in Amway Coaches Poll

The Tide had a bye week Saturday as former No. 1 Clemson lost in double-overtime to Notre Dame 47-40.

Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center hosting drive thru flu clinic

Tuscaloosa’s VA Medical Center is currently operating a drive-thru flu clinic in an effort to address veterans' in need of flu shots and also get them safely during the coronavirus pandemic.

Tuscaloosa pizza delivery driver robbed

Investigators said the driver got to the location and learned the address didn’t exist before he was approached by an armed suspect who took a small amount of cash and the driver’s phone.

  Tuscaloosa PD: Person in serious condition following shooting at tattoo shop

The shooting happened at Neveah Tattoos on 3915 Palisades Drive.

UA System: COVID-19 numbers decrease at UA, UAB

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

Cullman man sentenced to life in prison for Fayette Co. murder

Blue Berry Hill, 19, was charged with murder in the shooting death of Joshua Devin Bush who was found dead in the intersection of Sand Springs and Bly roads.

  Greene County tax payers approve property tax hike to support hospital

Voters agreed on a $4 million property tax increase that provides more than $600,000 a year for the Greene County Health System.

  West Alabama Works hosts regional tour in Carrollton

West Alabama Works hopes an ongoing regional tour helps people outside the Tuscaloosa area also find jobs.

Aliceville man indicted for 2019 crash that killed 3 family members

Richard Lee Armstrong, 32, was arrested October 28.

Tuscaloosa PD: Man captured, charged after he chased 8-year-old girl from bus stop

A search for McIntosh began at 7:11 a.m. Tuesday when a mother called 911 to report that an unknown man had said “Come here” to her 8-year-old daughter before chasing her from the bus stop at Forrester Gardens.

  Tuscaloosa Co. prepared for record-high turnout on Election Day

Tuscaloosa County voters can expect a possible record-high turnout on Election Day.

  Tuscaloosa County Schools requesting more social workers for students

Tuscaloosa County School district leaders said they are grateful for their 42 school counselors and eight social workers, but that’s just simply not enough to take care of their entire school system.

  Safety improvements coming to Northport intersection

The Alabama Department of Transportation cited too many accidents and complaints from drivers as reasons to make safety upgrades at the intersection of Highway 43 North and Mitt Lary Road in Northport.

  Family hosts organ donor fishing tournament to honor son

21- year old Ryan O’Neal Parker passed away at 21 years old in a boating accident, and it changed his family’s life forever.

16 people arrested on drug-related charges in Fayette County

Agents seized more than $10,000 in cash, multiple vehicles and numerous firearms during the operation. Investigators also found drugs including methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana.

  More than 100 trees downed in Bibb County after Zeta

A huge tree hit the side of Roger Kinard’s Centreville home around two o’clock when the remains of Zeta blew through Bibb County.

Guilty verdict for man who pulled a gun on an Aliceville officer

John Robert Taylor was initially charged with attempted murder, felon in possession of a firearm, public intoxication and resisting arrest.

Tuscaloosa County voting location changes

Probate judge Rob Robertson wants to give voters another heads up that voting locations have changed this year so they can prepare.

Tuscaloosa City Schools students can get free flu shots

Kids are prone to be flu carriers if they haven’t been vaccinated and they could expose adults who are more vulnerable than others.

  Tuscaloosa Mayor to impose health safety order if state restrictions are not extended

Mayor Maddox warned city leaders and business owners what they can expect if Gov. Ivey’s State Health order expires November 9th.

  Milo’s hosts Civics program for Tuscaloosa Co. Schools

The Tuscaloosa community is also encouraged to vote in the “Milo’s election” on their website. If you select their favorite new menu item, you’ll get a free Sweet Tea Milkshake.

  Students host drive-thru breast cancer event in Greensboro

On Tuesday, students in Hale County found a way to recognize people affected by the disease and also remain mindful of coronavirus.

  Warrants issued for 2 men accused of breaking into vehicles at hotels across Alabama

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

14-year-old Tuscaloosa girl missing

Zoe Butler was reported missing early Tuesday morning and was last seen wearing a black hoodie and leggings.

  UA gymnast talks ‘Hands in Health’ at Tuesday event

UA gymnast Jensie Givens will share her personal story about her mom having a stroke nearly a decade ago.

  Two schools closed in Pickens County because of positive COVID-19 tests and exposures

All students at Gordo Elementary and Gordo High School will transition to virtual/remote learning immediately.

Tuscaloosa City Schools still in need of substitute teachers

No teaching experience is necessary, Tuscaloosa city schools has the company they work with train people to become a substitute teacher.

  Investigation underway after house fire kills 1 person in Tuscaloosa

A house fire in Tuscaloosa is under investigation after one person was found dead inside.

Northport man charged with rape and incest after newborn dies

Investigators with the West Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force arrested Pedro Castro Castro October 1.

Woman charged with murder after death of a Tuscaloosa man

30-year-old Kathy Dean was taken into custody Thursday, after she was named a person of interest in the murder earlier this week.

  Tuscaloosa man says parking attendants yelled racial slurs at him

Tuscaloosa police confirm they are investigating this and will see if there’s any surveillance footage in the area.

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

This huge donation was made possible by West Alabama Works' POWER

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

There have not been many details released, but no authorities were injured.

  Street in Aliceville renamed for fallen Tuscaloosa police officer

The memory of Dornell Cousette is no longer just in the minds of friends and family who knew and loved him. It’s now on the street that bears his name.

  Tuscaloosa County goes forward to buy new AED devices

The more of these devices that we can have close proximity, the better are our citizens chance of survival

  Some TCS students not logging on for online learning

Administrators are working to address the problem of students, who in nine weeks of remote learning, have not even bothered to log on to do their schoolwork from home.

Body found at Tuscaloosa apartment complex; foul play is suspected

The body was found at Roseann Apartments on 25th Street.

  Residents at Tuscaloosa apartment complex awakened by burglary suspect

Corey Rashadi Ruffins, 27, faces a charge of resisting arrest in addition to multiple burglary charges.