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Two men charged with sexual assault on minors - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

TUSCALOOSA | Tuscaloosa Police investigators arrested a man at Oakdale Primary School Tuesday and charged him with first-degree rape of a child younger than 14. 3799
September 30th, 2009
Cottondale man dies in Tuesday afternoon car wreck -

TUSCALOOSA | A Cottondale man was killed Tuesday afternoon after a one-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 11. Mark Bass, 56, died after the running off the road and hitting a utility pole near the 74 mile marker of Highway 11, about a mile south of Tuscaloosa, according to Alabama State Troopers. Troopers said that Bass was not wearing a seat belt. 3798
September 30th, 2009
Ala. physicians ordering swine flu vaccine - AMANDA THOMAS, Associated Press Writer

The Alabama Department of Public Health opened up Internet portals for physicians to place orders Wednesday for the first 45,000 doses of the swine flu vaccine. 3797
September 30th, 2009
Verner elementary students take part in E-cycling Day - By Mary Cypress Howell Special to the Tuscaloosa News

Third, fourth and fifth graders at Verner Elementary are making their impact on the environment. 3796
September 30th, 2009
AROUND TOWN: September 30 -

September 30th, 2009
Grant to enhance state's 911 system -

The state has been awarded a $950,000 grant to help pay for a transition to an Internet-based 911 system. 3794
September 30th, 2009
Friends start environmental products company - By Mary Cypress Howell Special to the Tuscaloosa News

Tana Collins and Stephanie Collins grew up in Carbon Hill and attended the University of Alabama together. 3793
September 30th, 2009
Suspect to testify in downtown robberies - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

A man accused of robbing five patrons at a downtown Tuscaloosa bar more than three years ago is expected to testify against the accused getaway driver in court today. 3792
September 30th, 2009
UA blends programs into one department - By Adam Jones Staff Writer

The African-American Studies program at the University of Alabama has been combined with the Women's Studies department in an effort to strengthen both. 3791
September 30th, 2009
Family center celebrates 10 years - By Mary Cypress Howell Special to the Tuscaloosa News

Ten years ago, a family resource center opened in Tuscaloosa to provide service programs to adults and children in the community. 3790
September 30th, 2009
Local performer to produce, star in comedy show - By Mark Hughes Cobb Staff Writer

Comedian Steve Brown tours around the country, appears on HBO, Showtime and elsewhere, but hasn't forgotten his home. Born in Detroit, he moved to Tuscaloosa at 12, starting his stand-up career as a freshman at Stillman College. 3789
September 30th, 2009
Iran says it built nuclear site to be shielded from air attack - By Ali Akbar Dareini and George Jahn The Associated Press

In an unusually frank disclosure, Iran's nuclear chief said Tuesday the country's new uranium enrichment site was built for maximum protection from aerial attack: carved into a mountain and near a military compound of the powerful Revolutionary Guard. 3788
September 30th, 2009
Senate rejects gov't health option - By David Espo The Associated Press

WASHINGTON | In a long-anticipated showdown, liberal Democrats twice failed on Tuesday to inject a government-run insurance option into sweeping health-care legislation taking shape in the Senate, despite bipartisan agreement that private insurers must change their ways. 3787
September 30th, 2009
Riley warns against slot machines - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

A federal judge's ruling in a Madison County bingo case does not jeopardize other bingo operations in the state, attorneys and bingo promoters said Tuesday. 3786
September 30th, 2009
City budget restores some cuts - By Robert DeWitt Senior Writer

The Tuscaloosa City Council on Tuesday night formally enacted its $107 million general fund and $35 million water and sewer budgets for the 2010 fiscal year. 3785
September 30th, 2009
Suspect already charged with murder of convenience store owner in 2008 - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

A man already in jail for killing a Northport convenience store owner in 2007 has been charged with robbing and killing a woman just a few months earlier. 3784
September 30th, 2009
NYC terror suspect pleads not guilty, kept in jail - Tom Hays, Associated Press Writer

An Afghan immigrant pleaded not guilty Tuesday to planning a New York City terrorist attack with bombs made from beauty-supply chemicals - an alleged plot authorities say was helped by at least three accomplices whose whereabouts and level of involvement haven't been revealed. 3783
September 29th, 2009
Suspect charged with December 2007 murder - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

A grand jury indicted Jack Lee Jones, 22, with killing Connie Johnson, 44, on Dec. 24, 2007, and leaving her body in a vacant lot behind a retail block near the intersection of Greensboro Avenue and 17th Street, said Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit Commander Capt. Loyd Baker. 3782
September 29th, 2009
George Wallace Jr. running for Alabama treasurer - Phillip Rawls, Associated Press Writer

Former State Treasurer George Wallace Jr. wants his old job back and wants to save Alabama's financially troubled prepaid college tuition plan. 3781
September 29th, 2009
Alabama grads' company focuses on being green - By Mary Cypress Howell Special to the Tuscaloosa News

Tana Collins and Stephanie Collins said they dreamed of starting a business together. This summer, that dream came true when they launched their own environmental products company, Envicorp Products LLC. 3780
September 29th, 2009
AROUND TOWN: September 29 -

TUESDAY ARTS Terrific Tuesday Concert: 1:15 p.m. with Stephen Cary, tenor, music faculty at the University of Alabama, in the Alabama Power Recital Hall at Shelton State Community College, 9500 Old Greensboro Road. Free. Call 205-391-2277. COMMUNITY 3779
September 29th, 2009
TDOT traffic advisories -

TUSCALOOSA | The city Department of Transportation has issued these traffic advisories: n 3778
September 29th, 2009
Woman's car struck by gunfire outside club -

TUSCALOOSA | A woman who was leaving a club on Greensboro Avenue early Sunday morning said that someone fired shots into her vehicle. 3777
September 29th, 2009
Two kidnappings reported over weekend -

TUSCALOOSA | Authorities are investigating two kidnappings that were reported over the weekend. In the first case, a 17-year-old female told officers that her 19-year-old boyfriend assaulted her and held her against her will for several hours Saturday, said Capt. Loyd Baker, commander of the Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit. 3776
September 29th, 2009
Woman says employee tried to fondle her -

TUSCALOOSA | A hotel employee could face sexual assault charges after being accused of attempting to touch a guest on Sept. 25. 3775
September 29th, 2009
Emergency preparedness demonstrated for students - By Felipe da Silva Special to The Tuscaloosa News

University of Alabama students learned Monday about the state's capability to respond in case of natural disasters like tornadoes or hurricanes. 3774
September 29th, 2009
State school board to interview 12 for chancellor's job - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

The state Board of Education has pared the list of candidates for chancellor of the two-year college system to 12 and will interview them Thursday and Friday. 3773
September 29th, 2009
Cool, drier weather coming to Alabama - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

Cooler and drier weather is on tap for Alabama after a rain-filled week. But a cold front later in the week could bring more rain to the state and affect Saturday's out-of-state Alabama and Auburn football games. 3772
September 29th, 2009
Bryant High broke 30-game losing streak Friday - By Brian Reynolds Staff Writer

When the Paul W. Bryant Stampede won its first football game in three seasons Friday night, the high school's students stormed the field to celebrate. 3771
September 29th, 2009
Event provides safe electronics disposal - By Whitney Hobson Special to the Tuscaloosa News

The cities of Tuscaloosa and Northport and the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama are partnering for the third time in two years to provide a safe way to dispose of unwanted electronics equipment. 3770
September 29th, 2009
County schools reorganize to save $167,000 - By Lydia Seabol Avant Staff Writer

TUSCALOOSA | The Tuscaloosa County School Board approved a reorganization of its central office Monday, eliminating three assistant superintendent positions and the director of community relations in attempts to buffer the possibility of an 8.5 percent proration next fiscal year. 3769
September 29th, 2009
School News -

Tuscaloosa Academy On Sept. 25 Tuscaloosa Academy welcomed 19 exchange students from Austria. They will be in the U.S. until Saturday. During that time, they haved stayed with host families and partipate in a number of planned activities, including a day trip to Huntsville and a multi-day trip to New Orleans. n 3768
September 29th, 2009
City halts work on new subdivision - By Jason Morton Staff Writer

The city has halted work on a housing development off Crescent Ridge Road because of alleged erosion control violations. 3767
September 29th, 2009
Ruling jeopardizes bingo statewide - By Jay Reeves The Associated Press

A federal judge ruled Monday that electronic bingo machines at a Madison County hall really are illegal slot machines, a decision that Gov. Bob Riley said means similar machines across the state are illegal, too. 3766
September 29th, 2009
Schools strengthen ties - By Jamon Smith Staff Writer

The Tuscaloosa City School System's western cluster community meeting held Monday at Central High School was designed to showcase of what the system has to offer, said Tuscaloosa City Schools Superintendent Joyce Levey. 3765
September 29th, 2009
Bryant High students enjoy first win in three years - By Brian Reynolds Staff Writer

When the Bryant football team won their first game in three seasons Friday night, the high school’s students stormed the field to celebrate. But Stampede Stadium could contain the excitement of students after ending the 30-game losing streak. 3764
September 28th, 2009
Shots fired into vehicle at Southern Gentlemen's Club - Stephanie Taylor, Staff Writer

TUSCALOOSA | A woman who was leaving a club on Greensboro Avenue early Sunday morning said that someone fired shots into her vehicle. 3763
September 28th, 2009
Authorities investigating two kidnappings - Stephanie Taylor, Staff Writer

TUSCALOOSA | Authorities are investigating two kidnappings that were reported over the weekend. In the first case, a 17-year-old female told officers that her 19-year-old boyfriend assaulted her and held her against her will for several hours Saturday, said Capt. Loyd Baker, commander of the Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit. 3762
September 28th, 2009
Williamson: Alabama to get adequate supply of vaccine - Bob Johnson, Associated Press Writer

The first doses of swine flu vaccine should begin arriving in Alabama by the end of this week and adequate supplies are expected to be available by the end of October, state Health Officer Don Williamson said Monday. 3761
September 28th, 2009
It’s not a good time for city employee raises -

We would like Tuscaloosa city employees to get a cost-of-living raise in the fiscal year that starts next week. Even in this soft economy, it seems to get more expensive each year to run a household. But as the City Council balances its budget, it also needs to balance its priorities. 3760
September 28th, 2009
School urges students to volunteer - By Pat Ammons Newcomb The Huntsville Times

HUNTSVILLE | Schools focus so much on academics, they sometimes forget there’s more to life than good grades and standardized test scores. At Challenger Middle School this year, however, students are getting a chance to develop another side of themselves by helping others. 3759
September 28th, 2009
University of Alabama Dean’s list -

A total of 352 students enrolled during the 2009 summer term at The University of Alabama made the Dean’s List with an academic record of 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale) or the President’s List with an academic record of 4.0 (all As). 3758
September 28th, 2009
T-Talk -

Whether you like to celebrate Halloween with a good fright or a nonthreatening harvest theme, “Country Living Happy Halloween” can help you scare up a memorable holiday. 3757
September 28th, 2009

Demopolis came into its game with Hillcrest on Friday night still sore from a loss the week before to Class 5A, Region 3 rival Carver-Montgomery. Junior running back Demarcus James made sure the Tigers didn’t lose two in a row. 3756
September 28th, 2009
Preparing to garden in cool weather - By Mary Jo Modica

The change of seasons has people thinking about and preparing for cool weather gardening. Here is a sample of the questions I’ve received in the past few weeks. 3755
September 28th, 2009
Gadsden library takes cover off banned literature - By Katherine Poythress The Gadsden Times

GADSDEN | The Gadsden Public Library is recognizing the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week this year by encouraging readers to judge books not by their covers, but without them. 3754
September 28th, 2009
Census workers ‘shocked’ by death - By Tommy Stevenson Associate Editor

TUSCALOOSA | The death of a census worker under suspicious circumstances in Kentucky earlier this month has sent a chill through the U.S. Census Bureau and those who depend on it for accurate demographic information about the country. 3753
September 28th, 2009
Leaving addiction behind - By Patrick Rupinski Staff Writer

People ate hamburgers and sipped soft drinks at Sunday’s celebration at the Northport Community Center as they listened to the music of the Second Chance Band. Perhaps it was a coincidence the band’s name reflected what the celebration was about - a second chance to live life right. 3752
September 28th, 2009
NPD plans to build local shooting range - By Lydia Seabol Avant Staff Writer

NORTHPORT | For almost a decade, Northport police officers have driven 50 miles round-trip every week to practice shooting targets. Now, the Northport Police Department hopes to build a firing range closer. 3751
September 28th, 2009
Job losses, early retirements hurt Social Security - By Stephen Ohlemacher The Associated Press

WASHINGTON | Big job losses and a spike in early retirement claims from laid-off seniors will force Social Security to pay out more in benefits than it collects in taxes the next two years, the first time that’s happened since the 1980s. 3750
September 28th, 2009
Study: Meth use down 60 percent - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

For years, methamphetamine use was the fastest-growing drug abuse problem in the United States. It now appears to be slowing down. A national study released earlier this month indicates methamphetamine use in the country decreased by 60 percent between 2006 and 2008. 3749
September 28th, 2009
Iran test fires missiles to ‘show muscle’ - By Nasser Karimi The Associated Press

TEHRAN | Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard said it successfully test fired short-range missiles Sunday in drills meant to show Tehran is prepared to crush any military threat from another country. The display of force comes days after the U.S. and its allies warned Iran over a newly revealed nuclear facility it was secretly constructing. 3748
September 28th, 2009
Renowned artist to begin work on courthouse murals this week - By Ashley Boyd Staff Writer

Caleb O’Connor, an internationally acclaimed artist, is ready to immerse himself in the history of Tuscaloosa, beginning today. The 29-year-old artist will move into his new studio space inside Toumey Hall on the University of Alabama campus to paint murals for Tuscaloosa’s new federal courthouse. 3747
September 28th, 2009
Festivals, football offer many opportunities for volunteers - By Emily Johnson, Special to The Tuscaloosa News

Two festivals and a football championship will bring tens of thousands of visitors into the Tuscaloosa area and volunteers are being called upon to help showcase the community. 3746
September 27th, 2009
School System works on public relations - By Jamon Smith Staff Writer

TUSCALOOSA | The Tuscaloosa City School System will hold three meetings throughout the 2009-10 school year in an attempt to improve the relationship between the system and the public. 3745
September 27th, 2009
Money woes continue for school leaders - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

The new state budgets will become law Thursday, and already, both general government and education budgets face cuts due to the continuing recession. 3744
September 27th, 2009
Witt says Bryce acquisition is critical for UA - By Adam Jones Staff Writer

The silence from the University of Alabama about buying the Bryce Hospital campus should not be construed as a lack of interest, according to UA President Robert Witt. 3743
September 27th, 2009
Residents: Rival bingo hall in Eutaw is welcome - By Jason Morton Staff Writer

Just more than a year ago, more than 400 people filled the Greene County Courthouse to voice their support for Greenetrack. 3742
September 27th, 2009
Ticket selling laws unclear to some - By Wayne Grayson Staff Writer

Phillip Jackson had four tickets to sell before the Crimson Tide’s football game against Florida International on Sept. 12. Instead, he left campus with one more ticket - a police citation. 3741
September 27th, 2009
Number 3 Tide rolls past Arkansas 35-7 - JOHN ZENOR,AP Sports Writer

Greg McElroy passed for a career-high 291 yards and three touchdowns and No. 3 Alabama opened Southeastern Conference play with a 35-7 win over Arkansas on Saturday. 3740
September 26th, 2009
Bryant snaps state’s longest losing streak -

Paul W. Bryant went into it matchup with Central holding the distinction of of the state's longest losing streak. But that 30-game streak came to an end tonight with a 19-13 overtime victory over the Falcons. 3739
September 26th, 2009
T-TOWN: Selma jury convicts man of 2004 murder -

SELMA | A jury in Selma has sentenced a Georgia man to life without parole in a 2004 case. The jury convicted Quante Rice of capital murder on Thursday in the shooting death of 37-year-old Morris Hatcher after deliberating for an hour. It could have recommended the death penalty in Friday’s sentencing. 3738
September 26th, 2009
Prosecutor: 9/11 focus of N.Y. terror plot - By Ivan Moreno and P. Solomon Banda The Associated Press

DENVER | An Afghan immigrant was on the verge of unleashing a terrorist attack on New York City on the Sept. 11 anniversary but was scared off after drawing suspicion from police, prosecutors said Friday as they provided new details about how far along the plot was. 3737
September 26th, 2009
Bank employees sue for lost savings - By Bob Johnson The Associated Press

Lawsuits filed by Colonial Bank employees accuse bank founder Robert Lowder and other officials of investing most of the employees’ retirement fund contributions in Colonial stock, causing the fund to lose $50 million when the bank collapsed. 3736
September 26th, 2009
Charity walk along river to help Easter Seals - By Wayne Grayson Staff Writer

Area residents who enjoy the occasional leisurely stroll along the banks of the Black Warrior River will be able to walk the same path while helping Easter Seals next week. 3735
September 26th, 2009
PALMER'S ALMANAC: Real razorbacks first came to state in 1540 with Hernando de Soto - By Michael Palmer Staff Photographer

Today marks the 20th coin toss between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Alabama Crimson Tide since the football teams first met in the 1962 Sugar Bowl. Alabama won that game and leads the series 11-8. 3734
September 26th, 2009
Police link woman to 26 Tuscaloosa-area burglaries - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

A woman arrested in Shelby County earlier this month is suspected of committing at least 26 burglaries in Tuscaloosa County. Heather Moore Hudson, 31, and a male accomplice were arrested in Pelham on Sept. 8 and charged with burglarizing a home there, said Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Andy Norris. 3733
September 26th, 2009
Seven students named National Merit semifinalist - By Jamon Smith, Staff Writer

Seven Tuscaloosa County students have earned recognition in an academic competition that gives students an opportunity to qualify for scholarships 3732
September 26th, 2009
Nineteen Austrian students visit to soak up Southern culture - By Felipe da Silva Special to The Tuscaloosa News

Nineteen Austrian students arrived in Tuscaloosa Friday afternoon as part of an annual exchange program organized by Tuscaloosa Academy. 3731
September 26th, 2009
Entrepreneurs hope trail increases agri-tourism - By Ashley Boyd Staff Writer

The Agri-Tourism Trail, developed through the Alabama Agri-Tourism Partnership, includes more than 120 agriculture-related businesses throughout the state. 3730
September 26th, 2009
Suspect in Tuscaloosa burglaries arrested in Shelby County - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

A woman arrested in Shelby County earlier this month is suspected of committing at least 26 burglaries in Tuscaloosa County. 3729
September 25th, 2009
Biden visits Georgia storm victims; more rain expected - Errin Haines, Associated Press Writer

Vice President Joe Biden on Friday pledged the federal government would help Georgia recover from the severe weather that swept through the Southeast, even as rain and the threat of more flooding was forecast for the weekend. 3728
September 25th, 2009
G-20 leaders declare summit a success - MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer

Major world leaders formed themselves into a new board of directors for the global economy Friday, vowing to overhaul lax financial regulations and work harder to control dangerous imbalances that contributed to a financial meltdown. 3727
September 25th, 2009
In a first, an AIDS vaccine shows some success - MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Medical Writer

Scientists and government leaders have already started mapping out how to try to improve the world's first successful AIDS vaccine, which protected one in three people from getting HIV in a large study in Thailand. 3726
September 25th, 2009
AROUND TOWN: September 25 -

September 25th, 2009
1,000 parking spaces for UA game lost due to rain -

TUSCALOOSA | Vehicles will not be allowed to park in the grass lots on the east side of the University of Alabama campus Saturday because the ground is still saturated from this week's rain, UA officials said. 3724
September 25th, 2009
Speaker to discuss church, state limits -

The Tuscaloosa Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State will host the Rev. Barry W. Lynn at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham. 3723
September 25th, 2009
Dale County woman's death attributed to swine flu -

MONTGOMERY | State health officials say a woman in her 50s in Dale County in southeast Alabama has died as a result of swine flu. Alabama Department of Public Health officials said Thursday there have been eight deaths in Alabama attributed to the virus. 3722
September 25th, 2009
Director, performers help unify disjointed material - By Mark Hughes Cobb Staff Writer

It's amusing from Pinocchio to Mork to Spock, the alien observer, befuddled among us, trying to 'get' us. Martian (or whatever) anthropologists frame and narrate 'Tales of the Lost Formicans,' a hit-and-miss observational piece by Constance Congdon that attacks social and personal disintegration by probing into the dark and hidden recesses of the... 3721
September 25th, 2009
School employees' health costs skyrocket - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

Escalating costs from the K-12 system employees' health insurance program will add to pressure on an already tight budget, state school superintendent Joe Morton said Thursday. 3720
September 25th, 2009
SBOE to consider chancellor applications - No recommended candidates work in state The Associated Press

The state school board is looking well beyond Alabama's borders as it seeks a new chancellor to keep the two-year college system on track after a corruption and nepotism scandal. 3719
September 25th, 2009
Kentuck moves forward in search for director - By Mark Hughes Cobb Staff Writer

The hunt is officially on for a new executive director for the Kentuck Museum Association. 3718
September 25th, 2009
Dog Splash to get pets, owners into the pool - By Whitney Hobson Special to the Tuscaloosa News

The third annual Dog Splash will separate the big dogs from the little dogs this year. 3717
September 25th, 2009
Hybrid car plant to go up near Mobile - The Associated Press

A group of Chinese investors plans to construct a large-scale plant to manufacture hybrid automobiles in northern Baldwin County near Mobile. 3716
September 25th, 2009
Feds: Suspect hit beauty stores for bomb supplies - By Tom Hays and Devlin Barrett The Associated Press

NEW YORK | An Afghan immigrant who received explosives training from al-Qaida went from one beauty supply store to another, buying up large quantities of hydrogen peroxide and nail-polish remover, in a chilling plot to build bombs for attacks on U.S. soil, authorities charged Thursday. 3715
September 25th, 2009
Huge hoard of Anglo-Saxon treasure found - By Raphael G. Satter The Associated Press

It's an unprecedented find that could revolutionize ideas about medieval England's Germanic rulers: An amateur treasure-hunter searching a farmer's field with a metal detector unearthed a huge collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver artifacts. 3714
September 25th, 2009
Proposed lodging tax brings protest from motel and hotel operators - By Robert DeWitt Staff Writer

Some hotel and motel operators feel they're being unfairly singled out during difficult times by the city of Tuscaloosa's proposal to increase its lodging tax. 3713
September 25th, 2009
Lawsuit aims to halt opening of new bingo parlor - By Jason Morton Staff Writer

The Greene County Commission, Greenetrack and the current bingo facility’s owner, Luther W. “Nat” Winn Jr., filed suit against Sidetrack LLC and its representatives claiming construction has caused ‘irreparable’ damage to roads, waterways 3712
September 24th, 2009
Kentuck begins search for new executive director - By Mark Hughes Cobb Staff Writer

The search is officially on for the Kentuck Museum Association’s executive director position. Kentuck’s board of directors approved a job description and search committee at its monthly meeting Tuesday. 3711
September 24th, 2009
Northport man honored for work with senior citizens - By Mary Cypress Howell Special to the Tuscaloosa News

It all started when Bob Green tried to help his Aunt Agnes get a handle on her declining finances. 3710
September 24th, 2009
Tigers’ Porter earns SIAC honor -

With a break-out performance by senior tailback Quinn Porter, the Stillman Tigers snapped a five-game losing streak Saturday with a 41-26 victory over Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. 3709
September 24th, 2009
Man with gunshot linked to Birmingham incident - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

TUSCALOOSA | A man using an alias who showed up Tuesday at DCH Regional Medical Center with a gunshot wound was involved in a shooting that happened in Birmingham earlier that day, authorities said Wednesday. 3708
September 24th, 2009
Man who threatened to jump won’t be charged -

TUSCALOOSA | A man who stopped traffic on McFarland Boulevard and Interstate 20/59 for nearly two hours Tuesday afternoon while threatening to kill himself will not be charged with a crime, a police spokesman said. 3707
September 24th, 2009
Drug seizure money to benefit Tuscaloosa -

The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and the Alabama Department of Public Safety will divide more than $1 million seized during a traffic stop in 2008. U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance presented $979,717 to the Department of Public Safety and $65,314 to the Sheriff’s Office in Birmingham on Tuesday. 3706
September 24th, 2009
Northport to honor Citizen of the Year -

NORTHPORT | The Northport Citizen of the Year banquet will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Northport Civic Center. 3705
September 24th, 2009
Remembering the 13 lives lost at Mine No. 5 - By Wayne Grayson Staff Writer

Brookwood The walls of West Brookwood Church and the tops of the large tents sitting in the grass shone bright white Wednesday, bathed in the late afternoon sunshine. Beneath one of those tents sat 13 pictures. The pictures were of miners, who despite making their living in the dark lit up numerous lives. 3704
September 24th, 2009
Study shows Ala. health-care costs nearly doubled - By Lydia Seabol Avant Staff Writer

The annual cost of health insurance for Alabama employers and workers has nearly doubled over the past decade, according to a study by Families USA. Between 2000 and 2009, the average combined health insurance premium for employers and workers in Alabama increased by 88.7 percent, from $6,262 to $11,819, the study found. 3703
September 24th, 2009
Around town 9/24 -

THURSDAY ARTS 'Tales Of The Lost Formicans:' 7:30 p.m. at the Allen Bales Theatre in Rowand-Johnson Hall on the University of Alabama campus. The Constance Congdon play is about a troubled family being studied by space aliens. All tickets are $10. Visit theatre.ua.edu or call 205-348-3782. 3702
September 24th, 2009
Restaurant to fill intermodal facility space - By Robert DeWitt Staff Writer

The retail space in Tuscaloosa’s new intermodal facility is expected to be filled with restaurants, but exactly what kind or how many has not been determined. 3701
September 24th, 2009
Mercedes C-Class production may come to Vance - By Patrick Rupinski Staff Writer

A German newspaper reported Wednesday that Mercedes-Benz top management is considering moving some of its C-Class production to Vance, adding to growing speculation that Mercedes' popular sedan might be made in Tuscaloosa County. 3700
September 23rd, 2009
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