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Pickens County authorities track dogs that many have consumed 96-year-old man - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

Authorities in Pickens County are trying to track a pack of wild dogs that they believe may have killed a 96-year-old man or consumed his remains. 2549
June 30th, 2009
Second post office to open soon in Northport - By Patrick Rupinski Staff Writer

The U.S. Postal Service will open a new branch post office soon in the Fred's Super Dollar Store at 400 McFarland Blvd., Northport. 2548
June 30th, 2009
Minnesota court rules for Franken in Senate fight - Brian Bakst Associated Press Writer

The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered that Democrat Al Franken be certified as the winner of the state's long-running Senate race, paving the way for a resolution in the seven-month fight over the seat. 2547
June 30th, 2009
Siegelman files motion asking for new trial -

Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman has asked for a new trial on bribery and other government corruption charges. 2546
June 30th, 2009
Queen City Ave. to be closed -

TUSCALOOSA | The city Department of Transportation will close Queen City Avenue between 12th and 13th streets from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. today for tree maintenance. 2545
June 30th, 2009
Mercedes-Benz Institute to be renamed for Bill Taylor -

VANCE | The Mercedes-Benz Institute will become the Bill Taylor Institute today. 2544
June 30th, 2009
Iraqis celebrate as U.S. troops leave -

Iraqi forces assumed formal control of Baghdad and other cities today after American troops handed over security in urban areas in a defining step toward ending the U.S. combat role in the country. 2543
June 30th, 2009
Man reported missing is found dead in Holt lot -

Investigators have recovered the body of a man found dead Monday morning in an overgrown lot in Holt. They do not suspect foul play. The family of Jerry Allen Grantham Sr., 67, had reported him missing Sunday, said Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit Capt. Joe Pearson. 2542
June 30th, 2009
Madoff gets maximum 150 years in prison - By Tom Hays and Larry Neumeister The Associated Press

Two weeks after Norma Hill and her husband invested their life savings with Bernard Madoff, she came to the then-trusted money manager with news her spouse suddenly died. 2541
June 30th, 2009
Scrushy asks judge to recuse self from motion for new trial - By Bob Johnson The Associated Press

Former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy has asked U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller to recuse himself from considering Scrushy's motion for a new trial in his bribery case. 2540
June 30th, 2009
New laws take effect Wednesday - The Associated Press

New laws taking effect Wednesday in Alabama will provide more care for women with cancer, coordinate services for Alabamians with autism, and use state buildings to honor American military missing in action. 2539
June 30th, 2009
Plane with 153 crashes off Comoros, child rescued - Ahmed Al-Haj and Tom Maliti Associated Press Writers

A Yemenia jet with 153 people on board crashed into the Indian Ocean on Tuesday as it tried to land during strong winds on the island nation of Comoros. Officials said one child was plucked alive from the sea. 2538
June 30th, 2009
Man was cleaning up after daughter's wedding when he was hit by vehicle - By Brian Reynolds Staff Writer

Willard Forward walked his daughter down the aisle at her wedding Saturday at the Battle-Friedman House. He shared a father-daughter dance with her at the reception. 2537
June 30th, 2009
Hearing held for woman convicted in child porn case - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

BIRMINGHAM | A sentencing hearing was held Monday afternoon in federal court for a woman convicted of producing child pornography. 2536
June 30th, 2009
Discrimination ruling shapes debate over Sonia Sotomayor - By Julie Hirschfeld Davis The Associated Press

The Supreme Court's reversal Monday of a racial discrimination decision endorsed by Sonia Sotomayor as a federal appeals judge provided fresh ammunition for her critics two weeks before her Senate confirmation hearing, but it's unlikely to sink her nomination. 2535
June 30th, 2009
Best Buy eyes Circuit City space in Midtown - By Patrick Rupinski Staff Writer

Best Buy, one of the country's leading consumer electronics retailers, plans to open its first West Alabama store in October at Midtown Village. 2534
June 30th, 2009
Alabama legislators wary of energy bill - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

Citing the potential harm to the state's economy, Alabama's seven congressmen, including the three Democrats, voted against President Barack Obama's energy bill. 2533
June 30th, 2009
Shelton State to host ACCC basketball tournaments - By Tommy Deas Executive Sports Editor

Shelton State Community College will host the Alabama Community College Conference men’s and women’s basketball tournaments next spring after winning a bid made in association with the Tuscaloosa Sports Foundation. 2532
June 30th, 2009
Bernard Madoff gets maximum 150 years in prison - Larry Neumeister and Tom Hays Associated Press Writers

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge rejected Bernard Madoff's plea for leniency Monday, sentencing the 71-year-old swindler to spend the rest of his life in prison for an "extraordinarily evil" fraud that took a "staggering toll" on thousands of victims. 2531
June 29th, 2009
At Westminster Farms, horse riding is a family affair - By Becky Hopf Special to The Tuscaloosa News

Nestled along Watermelon Road, Westminster Farms is heaven on earth for the horse lover. 2530
June 29th, 2009
White firefighters win Supreme Court appeal - MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were unfairly denied promotions because of their race, reversing a decision that high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor endorsed as an appeals court judge. 2529
June 29th, 2009
Man gets hit by car after daughter's wedding - By Brian Reynolds Staff Writer

Willard Forward walked his daughter down the aisle at her wedding Saturday at the Battle-Friedman House. He shared a father-daughter dance with her at the reception. And then the wedding celebration took an unexpected turn. 2528
June 29th, 2009
Body found in Holt, foul play not suspected -

Investigators have recovered the body of a man found dead Monday morning in an overgrown lot in Holt. They do not suspect foul play. The man’s family had reported him missing Sunday, said Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Andy Norris. 2527
June 29th, 2009
Military ousts Honduran leader ahead of vote - By Will Weissert and Freddy Cuevas The Associated Press

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras | Soldiers ousted the democratically elected president of Honduras on Sunday and Congress named a successor, but the leftist ally of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez denounced what he called an illegal coup and vowed to stay in power. 2526
June 29th, 2009
U.S. leaving Iraq despite violence - By Kim Gamel The Associated Press

BAGHDAD | Death squads roamed the streets, slaughtering members of the rival Muslim sect. Bombs rocked Baghdad daily - until thousands of U.S. troops poured in two years ago, establishing neighborhood bases and taking control of the Iraqi capital and other cities. 2525
June 29th, 2009
Davis seeks ideas, but marijuana legalization not welcome - By Phillip Rawls The Associated Press

MONTGOMERY | Legalizing marijuana turned out to be the top single vote-getter when U.S Rep. Artur Davis used his gubernatorial campaign Web site to solicit ideas for moving Alabama forward. 2524
June 29th, 2009
3 Alabama Democrats eye attorney general race - By Phillip Rawls The Associated Press

MONTGOMERY | A veteran district attorney and two prominent lawyers are considering running as Democrats for attorney general - a race that already features the Republican incumbent fighting an experienced candidate in the GOP primary. 2523
June 29th, 2009
Celebrating life at 103 - By Wayne Grayson Staff Writer

Near the door of Louise Goodwyn Mustin Faircloth's room at Pine Village Retirement Community lies a rug roughly 20 feet square. A jumble of yellow and red designs, the rug is firmly kept in place by Faircloth's bed in the corner of the room, facing a lone window. 2522
June 29th, 2009
Jubilee organizers prepare for big crowd - By Mark Hughes Cobb Staff Writer

Success almost overwhelmed the July Jubilee last year. Traffic was jammed on Watermelon Road. Game booths ran out of prizes, and patrons complained of 30-minute waits for ice cream. 2521
June 29th, 2009
Sipsey Valley schools nearly complete - By Jamon Smith Staff Writer

The Tuscaloosa County School System's new Sipsey Valley Middle and High schools won't officially open until the 2010-11 school year, but the building, which will house both schools, is nearly complete. 2520
June 29th, 2009
Military News -

n Justin Larry Knight , son of Larry Knight and Greg and Patti Tucker of Northport, enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve and completed recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, S.C., and graduated on June 10. Knight is a graduate of Northside High School. n Army National Guard Pfc. Quentin L. Hillman 2519
June 28th, 2009
AROUND TOWN: June 28 -

SUNDAY ARTS 'The Sound of Music': 2 p.m. in the Bean-Brown Theatre at Shelton State Community College, 9500 Old Greensboro Road. Tickets are $22 for adults, $17 for seniors and $10 for students. Discount prices for groups of 10 or more. Call 205-391-2277 or visit theatretusc.com. 2518
June 28th, 2009
Fire hydrants to be tested this week -

The city of Northport will test fire hydrants this week in the area north of McFarland Boulevard, west of Watermelon Road and south of McFarland Boulevard west of Main Avenue beginning Monday. 2517
June 28th, 2009
Authorities: Men recruited homeless to cash checks -

MOBILE | Federal authorities say two men in South Carolina recruited homeless men to cash thousands of dollars in checks stolen from Alabama and Mississippi companies. A federal judge ruled Friday that the case against cousins Born King, 31, and Fahiym Hussain Pearson, 27, be turned over to a grand jury. 2516
June 28th, 2009
State solves problems at U.S. 98 construction site -

MOBILE | State officials say environmental problems at a U.S. 98 construction site in west Mobile are a thing of the past. 2515
June 28th, 2009
Community Service Programs works to improve lives of needy - By Wayne Grayson Staff Writer

Since 1967, Community Services Programs of West Alabama has worked to improve the overall quality of life in the Tuscaloosa community by bettering the lives of those with low incomes or special needs. 2514
June 28th, 2009
Birmingham Zoo's gorilla dies during examination -

BIRMINGHAM | The Birmingham Zoo says its only gorilla died during a routine heart examination Wednesday. 2513
June 28th, 2009
SOUTHERN LIGHTS: The trials and tribulations of growing tomatoes -

'Papa didn't raise no cotton, no corn, 'Very few potatoes, 'String beans or lima beans - 'But Lord, God, tomatoes!' - Bahamian singer Blind Blake (Alphonso Higgs), early 1950s I 2512
June 28th, 2009
City leaders, churches hold community event at Rosedale Court - By Ashley Boyd Staff Writer

Tuscaloosa community leaders and area churches joined forces for a community outreach event Saturday to support the residents of Rosedale Court. 2511
June 28th, 2009
PACT program could play campaign role - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

The state college tuition program may prove to be an issue in the gubernatorial campaign of State Treasurer Kay Ivey, who oversees the program, but also for her competitors. 2510
June 28th, 2009
River Road Park East to be renamed in honor of donors - By Mark Hughes Cobb Staff Writer

Though by admission not a great student, Lewis Manderson has given millions to his beloved University of Alabama so others can learn what he didn't. 2509
June 28th, 2009
Model airplane event -

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June 28th, 2009
Jackson family wants second, private autopsy - By Nekesa Mumbi Moody The Associated Press

Michael Jackson's family wants a private autopsy of the pop icon because of unanswered questions about how he died and the doctor who was with him, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Saturday. 2507
June 28th, 2009
Winners and losers emerge in climate bill - By Chris Kahn The Associated Press

In addition to raising energy prices, the climate legislation that's winding through Congress would create a parallel financial system with a carbon-based currency. 2506
June 28th, 2009
Cancer research slow and costly - By Gina Kolata N.Y. Times News Service

Among the recent research grants awarded by the National Cancer Institute is one for a study asking whether people who are especially responsive to good-tasting food have the most difficulty staying on a diet. 2505
June 28th, 2009
An estimated 3.9 million tons of coal ash destined for Perry County landfill - By Jason Morton Staff Writer

When more than 5 million cubic yards of coal ash breached the earthen dikes of a Tennessee power plant holding pond in December, the outcry over the environmental devastation reverberated around the country. 2504
June 28th, 2009
State school board: Chancellor must have a doctoral degree - By Desiree Hunter The Associated Press

MONTGOMERY | The State Board of Education voted Thursday to require candidates for Alabama's vacant 2-year college chancellor post to have earned a doctorate from an accredited college or university, ending weeks of debate on the issue. 2503
June 27th, 2009
First 9 are buried at new Ala. national cemetery -

MONTEVALLO | The first burial services for veterans and spouses have been held at the new Alabama National Cemetery at Montevallo. The cremated remains of six veterans and three spouses were placed in the first of 1,000 available in-ground cremation spaces Thursday. 2502
June 27th, 2009
Scrushy asks judge for new trial in bribery case -

MONTGOMERY | Former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy asked a judge to grant him a new trial Friday, saying he was a victim of selective prosecution when he was convicted of bribery in 2006. 2501
June 27th, 2009
Four firefighters earn heroism award -

TUSCALOOSA | Four firefighters with the Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Service were honored in the internationally -circulated 'Firehouse' magazine. The firefighters received a 'Top Unit' citation as part of the magazine's Heroism and Community Awards program. 2500
June 27th, 2009
Johnson enters crowded GOP governor's field - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

The director of the state's economic development agency on Friday entered a growing field of Republican candidates seeking to replace Gov. Bob Riley in next year's election. 2499
June 27th, 2009
PALMER'S ALMANAC: Mormon prophet Joseph Smith met with violent end -

On the evening of June 27, 1844, an armed lynch mob descended upon the Carthage, Ill., jail. The mob, their faces disguised with a mixture of mud and gunpowder, was bent on killing Joseph Smith, the powerful Mormon prophet and founding father of the Church of Latter Day Saints. 2498
June 27th, 2009
Moon bounce team awaits certificate - By Amelia Webber Special to the Tuscaloosa News

What began as a Bible school challenge led to breaking a world record, and now Will Scogin is expecting something else big. 2497
June 27th, 2009
Catfish farm featured on TV - By Mary Cypress Howell Special to the Tuscaloosa News

Fried catfish is well known in Southern cuisine, but the process of getting the fish from the pond to a plate isn't familiar to everyone. 2496
June 27th, 2009
Tuscaloosa Academy names headmaster - By Jamon Smith Staff Writer

Tuscaloosa Academy announced Thursday that the school will start the 2009-10 school year with a new headmaster. 2495
June 27th, 2009
Exact details of Jackson's death remain unclear - By John Rogers The Associated Press

he final act of Michael Jackson's life came into clearer focus Friday, a picture of a fallen superstar working out with TV's 'Incredible Hulk' and under the care of his private cardiologist as he tried to get his 50-year-old body in shape for a grueling bid to reclaim his glory. 2494
June 27th, 2009
Leaders pressing to end unrest in Iran - By Nazila Fathi and Michael Slackman N.Y. Times News Service

TEHRAN, Iran | The direct confrontation over Iran's presidential election was effectively silenced Friday when the main opposition leader said he would seek permits for any future protests, an influential cleric suggested that leaders of the demonstrations could be executed, and the council responsible for validating the election repeated its... 2493
June 27th, 2009
Climate bill may be great for landowners - By Mary Clare Jalonick The Associated Press

For years, landowners have gotten paid for not farming. Now they may get paid for not cutting down trees. 2492
June 27th, 2009
Leaving faith behind sometimes calls for support - By Helen T. Gray McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Julie Price has left the Catholic Church, Christianity and God. 2491
June 27th, 2009
Rapid enrollment growth exceeds primary school's space - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

Enrollment at Taylorville Primary School is expected to increase so much next year that the school system has moved five trailers there to accommodate students. 2490
June 27th, 2009
Tilapia competes with U.S. catfish, bypasses new laws - By Timothy R. Brown The Associated Press

With imports of tilapia up 50 percent since 2003, the foreign fish has become a challenger to a U.S. catfish industry battling higher feed costs and decreasing demand, officials say. 2489
June 27th, 2009
Police tow car, seek clues in Jackson death - JAKE COYLE Associated Press Writers

Police investigating Michael Jackson's death looked into his medical treatment Friday, seeking to interview one of the pop king's doctors and seizing a car that they said may contain drugs or other evidence. 2488
June 26th, 2009
Taylorville Primary to use portable classrooms - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

Enrollment at Taylorville Primary School is expected to increase so much next year that the school system has moved five trailers there to accommodate students. 2487
June 26th, 2009
AROUND TOWN: June 26 -

FRIDAY ARTS 'The Sound of Music': 7:30 p.m. in the Bean-Brown Theatre at Shelton State Community College, 9500 Old Greensboro Road. Tickets are $22 for adults, $17 for seniors and $10 for students. Discount prices for groups of 10 or more. Call 205-391-2277 or visit theatretusc.com. 2486
June 26th, 2009
Judge Main seeks full term -

MONTGOMERY | Judge Jim Main has started campaigning for a full-term on the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals. 2485
June 26th, 2009
Special education records to be destroyed -

TUSCALOOSA | Special education records for Tuscaloosa City Schools students who were born in 1983 are scheduled to be destroyed. Former students, or their parents, who want to preserve their records must pick them up or notify the director of special education within 10 days. 2484
June 26th, 2009
Exchange Club honors pair for community service -

TUSCALOOSA | The Exchange Club presented its Book of Golden Deeds Award to Robert Prince and Bill DeLoach on Thursday for their contributions to the Tuscaloosa Police Department's Police Athletic League. The award recognizes citizens for their charitable contributions and community service. 2483
June 26th, 2009
Interviews of MMI candidates scheduled -

MARION | Marion Military Institute could have a new president next month. 2482
June 26th, 2009
Recusals delay ex-secretary of state's case - The Associated Press

The criminal case against former Secretary of State Nancy Worley has been delayed by the recusals of three judges on the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, which is to determine if felony charges against her were properly struck down. 2481
June 26th, 2009
Summit to address local problems - By Jamon Smith Staff Writer

In the late 1970s, Jerry Carter dropped out of high school because he couldn't read. 2480
June 26th, 2009
Vigil set for victim of unsolved slaying - By Mary Cypress Howell Special to the Tuscaloosa News

Teresa Mayfield's family believes that justice will be served. 2479
June 26th, 2009
State board OKs Shelton layoff plans - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

The state Board of Education on Thursday approved Shelton State Community College's reduction-in-force policy. 2478
June 26th, 2009
Strip search of Ariz. student ruled illegal - By Jesse J. Holland The Associated Press

WASHINGTON | The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that school officials violated an Arizona teenager's rights by strip-searching her for prescription-strength ibuprofen, declaring that U.S. educators cannot force children to remove their clothing unless student safety is at risk. 2477
June 26th, 2009
Fans mourn 'King of Pop' - The Associated Press

Across the country, people reacted in stunned disbelief Thursday as word spread that Michael Jackson had collapsed and died. 2476
June 26th, 2009
Bert Bank remembered as ‘great American' - By Robert DeWitt Senior Writer

Family and friends paid tribute to Bert Bank with patriotism, humor and a solemn Jewish service as the 94-year-old broadcasting pioneer and Tuscaloosa legend was laid to rest in Evergreen Cemetery on Thursday with full military honors. 2475
June 26th, 2009
Town Hall with Eli Gold -

Eli Gold, long-time Alabama football announcer, talks about the late Bert Bank, who he says greatly helped him become accepted into the Crimson Tide family despite those who did not like his hiring in the late 1980s. 2474
June 25th, 2009
LA Times: Michael Jackson hospitalized - The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A fire department official tells the Los Angeles Times that Michael Jackson has been rushed to the hospital. Steve Ruda (ROO'-dah) told the newspaper Thursday that Jackson was not breathing when Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to a call at his Los Angeles home about 12:30 p.m. 2473
June 25th, 2009
University to appeal all vacated wins - By Tommy Deas Executive Sports Editor

The University of Alabama has filed formal notice with the NCAA that it intends to appeal the vacation of 21 football victories, as well as a tennis win and individual records in track and field, The Tuscaloosa News has learned. 2472
June 25th, 2009
About 200 people attend memorial for Bank - By Tommy Stevenson Associate Editor

Bert Bank, World War II hero, state legislator, radio pioneer and creator of the Alabama Football Network, was laid to rest today in Evergreen City Cemetery across the street from Bryant-Denny Stadium. 2471
June 25th, 2009
Traffic backed up on I-20/59 after accident -

Traffic is backed up on Interstate 20/59 after an accident near the 73-mile marker at about 8:45 a.m. this morning. One person was injured in the single-vehicle accident, said Emily Hodges, with the Alabama State Troopers. Hodges did not know how far traffic was backed up, or when the accident is expected to be cleared. 2470
June 25th, 2009
Two lawsuits blame hotel for disease -

OXFORD | Two Jefferson County employees have filed lawsuits claiming they became seriously ill with Legionnaires' disease as a result of using a hot tub at an Oxford hotel. 2469
June 25th, 2009
School board names new assistant principals -

TUSCALOOSA | The Tuscaloosa County Board of Education hired three new assistant principals at its meeting Tuesday morning. 2468
June 25th, 2009
Bail set at $1M for Alabama suspect -

DICKINSON, N.D. | Bail has been set at $1 million for a man suspected of robbing a Dickinson movie store and shooting at an officer after escaping from an Alabama prison. 2467
June 25th, 2009
Ivey throws in bid in governor's race -

MONTGOMERY | State Treasurer Kay Ivey on Wednesday jumped into a crowded Republican race for governor in which other candidates have already tried to recruit the party's two main bases: business interests and religious conservatives. 2466
June 25th, 2009
Maintenance to close Interstate 59 lane -

The Alabama Department of Transportation will conduct routine maintenance on Interstate 59 southbound between mileposts 68 and 66 from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. today and Friday. The right lane will be closed for this work. 2465
June 25th, 2009
Judge dismisses suit against designers of bridge -

HUNTSVILLE | A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the designers and builders of the Interstate 565 bridge that was the site of a fatal Lee High School bus crash in 2006 that killed four students and injured 25. 2464
June 25th, 2009
Three arrested in Moundville robbery -

Three men were charged with robbery Tuesday night after allegedly stealing cash and a phone from a man. 2463
June 25th, 2009
Demopolis man dies in one-vehicle accident -

A Demopolis man was killed Monday night in a one-vehicle accident 3 miles east of Livingston. Jerry Marlin Long Jr., 33, died in the 8:55 p.m. accident near the 14-mile marker on Alabama Highway 28, according to Alabama State Troopers. Long was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle, troopers said. 2462
June 25th, 2009
Forum held to educate potential voters - By Jamon Smith Staff Writer

The Tuscaloosa Education Network, in conjunction with the University of Alabama's Educational Policy Center, will hold an education forum today at the Tuscaloosa Department of Transportation. 2461
June 25th, 2009
Court: no settling in case of Hale judge - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

The Court of the Judiciary has rejected a proposed settlement of ethics charges against Hale County Circuit Judge Marvin Wiggins. 2460
June 25th, 2009
Authors help kick off literacy project - By Mary Cypress Howell Special to The Tuscaloosa News

Tales from the days of Paul W. 'Bear' Bryant and Wallace Wade. A 117-year legacy that includes 23 SEC titles and 12 national championships. Tradition rivaled by few programs in the annals of college football. 2459
June 25th, 2009
Benches' mosaics will tell story of Gordo - By Mary Cypress Howell Special to The Tuscaloosa News

Walking through downtown Gordo, an outsider might not know about the town's local artists, its high school athletes or the annual Mule Day festival that draws hundreds each year. 2458
June 25th, 2009
Part of University Boulevard to close - By Robert DeWitt Senior Writer

Part of University Boulevard will be closed for up to three weeks as part of the city's 21st Avenue improvement project. 2457
June 25th, 2009
S.C. governor admits affair with woman in Argentina - The Associated Press

After going AWOL for seven days, Gov. Mark Sanford admitted Wednesday that he had secretly flown to Argentina to visit a woman with whom he was having an affair. Wiping away tears, he apologized to his family and gave up a national Republican Party post but was silent on whether he would resign. 2456
June 25th, 2009
Iran police swiftly crush protest - By Brian Murphy The Associated Press

A flood of security forces using tear gas and clubs quickly overwhelmed a small group of rock-throwing protesters near Iran's parliament Wednesday, and the country's supreme leader said the outcome of the disputed presidential election will stand - the latest signs of the government's growing confidence in quelling unrest on the streets. 2455
June 25th, 2009
Health officials warn of Ala. heat - By Desiree Hunter The Associated Press

Health officials are urging Alabamians to take precautions during an earlier-than-usual heat wave that has brought record-setting temperatures to the southeastern part of the state, where it is linked to at least one death. 2454
June 25th, 2009
Home rule session heats up - By Jason Morton Staff Writer

Concerned residents packed the County Commission chambers on Wednesday to voice their opinions on the possibility of home rule regulations in unincorporated areas. 2453
June 25th, 2009
Study: Holt has high risk of cancer from air pollution - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

Holt has one of the highest cancer risks from air pollution in the country, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 2452
June 25th, 2009
Literacy event brings together football authors - By Mary Cypress Howell Special to The Tuscaloosa News

Tales from the days of Bear Bryant and Wallace Wade. A 117-year legacy that includes 23 SEC titles and 12 national championships. Tradition rivaled by few programs in the annals of college football. 2451
June 24th, 2009
University Boulevard will be closed for up to three weeks - By Robert DeWitt Senior Writer

The city’s 21st Avenue improvement project will soon reach a critical stage that will close University Boulevard for up to three weeks. 2450
June 24th, 2009
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