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County BOE narrows superintendent search - The Tuscaloosa County Board of Education narrowed the five candidates for the system's vacant superintendent position down to three finalists Thursday in a called board meeting. 17097
May 31st, 2012
Former TPD officer faces federal charges stemming from 2011 rape - A former Tuscaloosa police sergeant was indicted Thursday on federal civil rights violations in connection with the 2011 sexual assault of a Tuscaloosa woman, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney's office in Birmingham. 17096
May 31st, 2012
New cold case unit investigating county's unsolved crimes - The Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit's cold case division officially began work Monday. It consists of Sgt. Dale Phillips and investigators Marty Sellers and Billy Sharp. They will review dozens of cases that have gone unsolved since the homicide unit's creation in 1976, including the one of the unidentified murder victim. Baker said that they are searching for stored DNA evidence and could exhume her body for samples to submit to a national missing persons database that didn't exist 30 years ago. 17095
May 31st, 2012
Bentley announces road projects totaling $138M - Gov. Robert Bentley says 105 road and bridge projects worth about $138 million are being planned across Alabama to improve the state's infrastructure. 17094
May 31st, 2012
Gotye to play Tuscaloosa Amphitheater October 4 - Gotye with special guests Missy Higgins and Jonti will perform at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on October 4, the venue announced today. Tickets will go on sale at June 8 at 10 a.m. 17093
May 31st, 2012
University of Alabama social work students headed to China - For the first time, the University of Alabama’s School of Social Work will send a group of students to China to learn from their counterparts. A group of six UA students enrolled in bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs will fly to Hong Kong on Sunday. They will stay at Hong Kong Shue Yan University and will examine the roles of different social work agencies there for two weeks. 17092
May 31st, 2012
Dawson Christian left mark on Northport - Former chairman of the Tuscaloosa County Board of Education and former Northport City Councilman Albert Dawson Christian Sr. has died. He was 95. 17091
May 31st, 2012
Alabama has begun using national grad rate formula - TUSCALOOSA | A new graduation rate formula that will be used in all states means Alabama will now be able to compare its public high schools graduation rates and dropout rates to high schools in other states. 17090
May 31st, 2012
United Cerebral Palsy hosting spring carnival at Sokol Park - The scent of Polish sausage, swirls of pink cotton candy and the squeals of delight from young children, mean one thing: The carnival is back in town. Starting Thursday at noon and running through Sunday night, Sokol Park will be home to United Cerebral Palsy of West Alabama's first spring carnival. 17089
May 30th, 2012
Chicago, Kool & The Gang to play Tuscaloosa Amphitheater - Chicago and Kool and the Gang will play the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater August 31. Tickets go on sale June 8 at 10 a.m. for $31, $51.50 and $65.50. All seats are reserved. 17088
May 30th, 2012
Council OKs downtown retail, apartment project - TUSCALOOSA | An apartment and retail development for University Boulevard was approved unanimously Tuesday night by the Tuscaloosa City Council. 17087
May 30th, 2012
City reaches $28.5M settlement with insurance provider - TUSCALOOSA | An insurance settlement agreement has been reached between City Hall and the Alabama Municipal Insurance Corp. for costs associated with replacing the Richard A. Curry Municipal Services Facility, officials said. 17086
May 30th, 2012
City has options for school calendar - TUSCALOOSA | Tuscaloosa City School System officials on Tuesday presented the City Board of Education with two calendar options for the 2012-13 school year. 17085
May 30th, 2012
Alabama won't renew Postal Service's Ferguson Center lease - The U.S. Postal Service post office at the University of Alabama's Ferguson Center will close at the end of the next school year. The USPS has operated an on-campus post office, leasing the space in the Ferguson Center from UA. 17084
May 29th, 2012
Alabama, Shelton team wins NASA Lunabotics competition - A team of University of Alabama and Shelton State Community College students has won the NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition. The team, which designed and built a remote controlled lunar soil excavator called a lunabot, outsmarted more than 50 other teams from universities around the world during the week-long contest at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. 17083
May 29th, 2012
Settlement reached on FEMA trailers - NEW ORLEANS | A class-action settlement agreement has been reached to resolve nearly all the remaining court claims over allegations that government-issued trailers exposed Gulf Coast residents to hazardous fumes after Hurricane Katrina, a lead plaintiffs’ attorney said Monday. 17082
May 29th, 2012
Alabama schools use different tactics - MONTGOMERY | A new law requiring Alabama schools to start later in the year has some districts cutting holidays while others have students attending longer class days fewer times throughout the year. 17081
May 29th, 2012
Voters to decide on selling bonds - MONTGOMERY | Alabama voters will decide in November whether to allow Gov. Robert Bentley to increase the state’s borrowing to provide more money to entice industries to locate and expand in the state. 17080
May 29th, 2012
Moundville man, 32, charged with killing uncle - A 32-year-old Moundville man has been charged with capital murder in the killing of his uncle, Ben L. McDougle, of 121 Sam Davis Court, Gordo. 17079
May 29th, 2012
Chinese restaurant moves from Strip to north of the river - A family-owned restaurant that had been on the Strip for more than a decade is heading north of the river. Lai Lai Chinese Restaurant, which closed a year ago, plans to reopen in August in the former Benkei Japanese Steak House and Seafood restaurant location at 1223 McFarland Blvd. NE. 17078
May 29th, 2012
Tuscaloosa pays tribute to fallen service members - TUSCALOOSA | It’s not hard for Tuscaloosa native John Caldwell, retired lieutenant general and featured speaker at the Memorial Day Program at Veterans Memorial Park on Monday, to understand what Memorial Day is about. 17077
May 29th, 2012
Tuscaloosa houses on Places in Peril - TUSCALOOSA | The two Tuscaloosa dwellings on this year's Places in Peril list have little in common, other than a tendency to survive. 17076
May 28th, 2012
Looking Back 5/28 - 17075
May 28th, 2012
Missing flag, Purple Heart thought lost in tornado found - HOLT | In the weeks after the April 27, 2011, tornado, Margaret Krallman prayed for a miracle. Her mother-in-law, Thelma Bennett Krallman, died in the storm at age 89, her house blown off its foundation and scattered over a block-wide area off Crescent Ridge Road in Holt. The only thing remaining that told the Krallman family where the house had once stood were the front steps, which are still there a year later. 17074
May 28th, 2012
Lawsuit filed in crash that killed teacher - A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against the Tuscaloosa City Schools system in connection with a 2010 car crash that killed a 43-year-old woman. 17073
May 27th, 2012
Confederates outnumber Union troops at Tannehill - As a small group of Union soldiers sweating beneath navy blue wool in 91-degree heat, rehearsed their formation, one broke the silence. “Sir,” he said, chin high, “I think we’re outnumbered, sir.” 17072
May 27th, 2012
Linden, Hartselle armories to close - MONTGOMERY | Alabama’s National Guard plans to close armories across the state, including some in the Black Belt, citing smaller military forces, changing military needs and budget constraints. The National Guard announced Nov. 1 that it would close 13 armories, many of them aging and substandard. Some were built in the 1950s. 17071
May 27th, 2012
First phase of City Walk in sight - TUSCALOOSA | A partnership between City Hall and a church damaged in the April 27, 2011, storm may lead to the construction of the first stage of the Tuscaloosa City Walk. 17070
May 27th, 2012
A tribute to the troops - 17069
May 26th, 2012
Panel ousts primary winner - The candidate who earned the most votes in the Hale County probate judge Democratic primary is out of the running for the seat. 17068
May 26th, 2012
Tuscaloosa mayor says disaster grant should fund 8 projects - TUSCALOOSA | The Tuscaloosa City Council plans to use much of $16.6 million in federal disaster relief money for eight infrastructure improvement and housing projects. 17067
May 26th, 2012
GIGAPAN: NCAA Super Regional Softball - View high definition images from Alabama's first super regional matchup against Michigan on Thursday. 17066
May 25th, 2012
Alabama wins women's golf national championship - Alabama won its first women's golf title Friday, holding off two-time champ Southern California by a stroke at the NCAA Division I championship on the 72nd hole. Chirapat Jao-Javanil of Oklahoma won the individual title by four strokes. 17065
May 25th, 2012
Tickets for Merle Haggard at Amp go on sale, Blues and Brews Music Festival scheduled - 17064
May 25th, 2012
City schools face lawsuit over death of Susan Kines Langston - A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against the Tuscaloosa City Schools system in connection with a 2010 car crash that killed Susan Kines Langston. Langston, 43, was driving on Northridge Road around 11:15 a.m. when her car was hit head-on by a student who police said was enrolled in summer school at Northridge High. 17063
May 25th, 2012
Nine names added to fallen soldier memorial - MONTGOMERY | Gov. Robert Bentley on Thursday laid a wreath at the Alabama Fallen Soldier Memorial, which added the names of nine state military members. 17062
May 25th, 2012
Confident fans cheer on Tide softball players - TUSCALOOSA | University of Alabama softball fans have had a lot to cheer for in recent years as talented teams have racked up a massive number of victories. And though Southeastern Conference and regional championships have become the expectation among fans, UA has not yet cracked the code of the NCAA Women’s World Series. 17061
May 25th, 2012
Cahaba festival celebrates lilys status as icon of biodiversity - The delicate white bloom, perched atop a three-foot stalk as free-flowing water swirls around it, has captured the imagination of nature lovers for years. The rare Cahaba lily will be the focus of attention Saturday during West Blocton’s annual Cahaba Lily Festival. 17060
May 25th, 2012
Tuscaloosa gas prices falling as Memorial Day approaches - Those heading to the beach for Memorial Day weekend are in luck. It will be warm and sunny, and the cost to get to the Gulf Coast should be little less. Gasoline prices have been falling for the last several weeks, reversing the usual trend that sees them climb as summer vacation and driving season starts. 17059
May 24th, 2012
Northport expanding Police Athletic League city-wide - For the last three years, Northport’s Police Athletic League has focused solely on helping children at the Northport Housing Authority. But that’s changing. The program, which aims to curb crime among youth by getting children and teens involved in sports, is expanding city-wide. 17058
May 24th, 2012
Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile newspapers cut publication to 3 days - BIRMINGHAM | Three major Alabama daily newspapers will switch to publishing three days a week as part of a new focus on online news, in line with their new Orleans sister publication, The Times-Picayune. 17057
May 24th, 2012
Alabama Legislature passes redistricting plans - The Alabama Legislature approved plans that redraw House and Senate districts during an all-night session that saw Democrats claim Republican leaders used strong-arm tactics to gavel the plans, which could give the GOP greater control of the Legislature. 17056
May 24th, 2012
Tuberville business partner indicted on fraud charges - MONTGOMERY | A business partner of former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville will go on trial Oct. 1 on charges he sold financial products without a license and misused millions of dollars of his clients’ money. 17055
May 24th, 2012
Killer's appeal rejected by court - MONTGOMERY | The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied relief to the man convicted of capital murder in the 1991 robbery and death of Fayette County Church of Christ minister Bill Lynn. 17054
May 24th, 2012
Crime Stoppers low on reward money for tipsters - “There's around $6,000 there right now,” said Tuscaloosa County Crime Stoppers coordinator Sgt. Brent Blankley, spokesman for the Tuscaloosa Police Department. “That's the lowest it's been since the program's inception. It's important for us to raise more and have that money available. If we have a murder and receive a good tip, we want to be sure that we have the funds in there to give them.” 17053
May 24th, 2012
Project BETHEL graduates reach goal - TUSCALOOSA | In the eyes of many, students expelled from school are doomed to become a negative statistic. But there are those who have faith that students who have been expelled can succeed. The retired teachers who teach at Project BETHEL — a program that helps expelled students catch up academically and improve their behavior — saw their labor come to fruition Wednesday. 17052
May 24th, 2012
Big Lots set for July grand opening - The new Big Lots store that will be on McFarland Boulevard in Northport has tentatively scheduled a ribbon cutting and grand opening for July 20, a Friday. The store is expected to open to customers a few days earlier. 17051
May 24th, 2012
Caring Days new facility expected to open in August - Construction on Caring Days new, larger facility in the 900 block of 31st Street East is on schedule and the Mal and Charlotte Moore Center is projected to open its doors by the end of August. 17050
May 23rd, 2012
Maddox, Taylor elected to groups leadership - TUSCALOOSA | Mayor Walt Maddox and Council President Harrison Taylor were elected to positions within the Alabama League of Municipalities during the organization’s annual meeting this weekend. 17049
May 23rd, 2012
Northport may hold two tax holidays - NORTHPORT | Northport could offer two sales tax holidays this summer. 17048
May 23rd, 2012
County school board mulls five superintendent finalists - The county school board reviewed the five finalists that the Alabama Association of School Boards selected as candidates for the system’s vacant superintendent position. 17047
May 23rd, 2012
One year later, Joplin remembers deadly tornado - JOPLIN, Mo. | Carrying small American flags and wearing T-shirts bearing the names of friends and loved ones who died when a massive tornado tore through Joplin one year ago, thousands of people made a somber march Tuesday through some of the town’s hardest-hit neighborhoods. 17046
May 23rd, 2012
Gulf seafood chain to open restaurant on McFarland - TUSCALOOSA | A privately owned seafood restaurant chain with operations along the Gulf Coast from the Florida Panhandle to Gulfport, Miss., is making a push inland. 17045
May 23rd, 2012
Code changes approved for storm-torn areas - TUSCALOOSA | In what Mayor Walt Maddox described as a historic day for Tuscaloosa, the City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the final element of a comprehensive overhaul of building and zoning codes for areas in the path of the April 27, 2011, tornado. 17044
May 23rd, 2012
Countys calendar includes class on Labor Day - TUSCALOOSA | Students at county schools will have classes on Labor Day under a new 2012-13 calendar approved Tuesday by the Tuscaloosa County Board of Education. 17043
May 23rd, 2012
New Senate districts approved - MONTGOMERY | The Alabama Senate approved new Senate districts Tuesday night that Republicans and Democrats predict will strengthen the GOP’s control in the next legislative elections in 2014. 17042
May 23rd, 2012
Hundreds of motorcycles roar into Tuscaloosa for Run For The Wall - Nearly 700 bikers roared their way to the VA Medical Center Tuesday morning for the annual Run For The Wall motorcycle ride. The trek, which starts in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. and takes riders to Washington D.C., has made pit stops in Tuscaloosa for 12 straight years, where other veterans and military supporters stop to great those served by the hospital. 17041
May 22nd, 2012
Two charged in 2011 capital murder case - Police have charged two men who they say robbed and beat a Tuscaloosa woman who was found dead by firefighters in her burned house last year. Christin Nicole Robertson, 29, was killed April 2, 2011 at her home on 34th Avenue East in Alberta. Firefighters who responded to the early morning fire found her body. 17040
May 22nd, 2012
Senate stalled after request to read full reapportionment bill - Alabama Legislators complained today of wasting taxpayer money because the special session on redistricting will now last at least a sixth day because of a senator's request to read a Senate bill at length. 17039
May 22nd, 2012
Grand jury indicts parents of teen in fatal shooting - HUNTSVILLE | A Madison County grand jury has indicted the parents of a 16-year-old boy charged in a fatal shooting at his middle school 17038
May 22nd, 2012
Three arrested after tip about meth lab - Three people on Greenwood Circle were arrested Monday and charged with manufacturing and trafficking methamphetamine. 17037
May 22nd, 2012
Motorcyclists to stop at VA during cross-country trip - A motorcade of motorcyclists traveling from California to Washington will stop at the Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Tuesday as part of their annual cross-country trip to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. 17036
May 22nd, 2012
Pedestrian struck by vehicle at McFarland Boulevard - TUSCALOOSA | A pedestrian suffered possibly life-threatening injuries Monday night when he was struck by a vehicle at McFarland Boulevard and 37th Street, near OK Tire Service. 17035
May 22nd, 2012
Free removal of tornado debris to end - TUSCALOOSA | In the past year, the city of Tuscaloosa has removed about 1.5 million cubic yards of tornado debris at no cost to private property owners. That will end June 1. 17034
May 22nd, 2012
UA fan pleads not guilty in Louisiana - A University of Alabama fan who was seen on a video apparently committing sexual battery on an unconscious LSU fan after the BCS championship football game earlier this year, pleaded not guilty Monday at a hearing in Orleans Parish Criminal Court in New Orleans. 17033
May 22nd, 2012
Democrats vow court fight as GOP moves Alabama redistricting plan - MONTGOMERY | The House on Monday approved a Republican-drawn House redistricting plan and sent it to the Senate for consideration, but the Senate was bogged down by Democratic stalling tactics and didn't immediately approve its plan despite clearly having the votes. 17032
May 22nd, 2012
First Street East reopens - TUSCALOOSA | The City of Tuscaloosa Department of Transportation has re-opened First Street East between Crescent Ridge Road and Crescent East Apartments. 17031
May 22nd, 2012
University faculty delaying retirement - New research indicates that more and more university faculty across the country are choosing to continue walking the halls of academia rather than the beaches and home gardens of retirement. In fact, between 2000 and 2011, the number of faculty members 65 and older more than doubled nationally. 17030
May 21st, 2012
Firefighters 'blitz build' home for family displaced by tornado - Around 30 Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are working with Habitat For Humanity Tuscaloosa to “blitz build” the home for Patrice Johnson and her four children, whose home on Juanita Drive was destroyed in the April 27, 2011 tornado. 17029
May 21st, 2012
Meth lab found at transient encampment - Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two people who they say were making methamphetamine at a transient encampment near Interstate 20/59. 17028
May 21st, 2012
Century-old news items stir interest - Some Tuscaloosa news items from 100 years ago this week caught my attention. 17027
May 21st, 2012
Success of legislative session depends on September vote - MONTGOMERY | Although the books were closed on the 2012 regular legislative session on May 16, the success or failure of the 2012-13 General Fund passed that night won’t be known until Sept. 18. That’s when voters go to the polls to consider shifting $197 million into general government spending. A constitutional amendment asks voters to approve the transfer of $145 million from the Alabama Trust Fund and $52 million from the state’s use tax to the General Fund. The transferred money will be used to prop up appropriations made in the regular session. 17026
May 21st, 2012
University of Alabama hosts research conference - TUSCALOOSA | A symposium this week at the University of Alabama will bring researchers from around the world who study materials at the most basic level in the quickly expanding field of microscopy to the Capstone. 17025
May 21st, 2012
Race for Northport mayor looks like 2008 - The race for Northport mayor this year is shaping up to be a reprise of 2008, with four of the five mayoral candidates in 2008 deciding to run again in August. 17024
May 21st, 2012
Shelton State Community College spring 2012 graduates - Shelton State Community College President Mark A. Heinrich presided over the spring 2012 commencement ceremony held May 8. 17023
May 20th, 2012
SCHOOL NEWS: May 20 - The Northside High School 2012 valedictorian is Melea Suzanne Beasley and the salutatorian is Mary Kaitlyn Kuykendall. 17022
May 20th, 2012
Council to vote on zoning codes - TUSCALOOSA | After months of debate, revision and community input, the Tuscaloosa City Council is poised Tuesday night to vote on approving a sweeping overhaul to its residential zoning codes. 17021
May 20th, 2012
Security beefed up near bars - TUSCALOOSA | The Tuscaloosa Police Department is increasing its presence on the Strip after recent fights that led to gunfire. 17020
May 20th, 2012
Hundreds of untamed cats roam downtown - TUSCALOOSA | Winslow the gallery cat won't be greeting visitors at Jim Harrison's downtown Tuscaloosa art gallery, sitting in at fundraisers, enjoying music or sprawling nonchalantly on the hardwood floor as hundreds step lightly around the buff tabby. The body of Winslow, a cat Harrison rescued from an alley behind the gallery, was found in downtown Northport on Thursday, having been missing for a week 17019
May 20th, 2012
Jobless rate falls for 9th month - Alabama’s unemployment rate has declined for the ninth consecutive month to 7.2 percent for April. But in Tuscaloosa County, the jobless rate rose 0.2 percent last month to 6.8 percent. 17018
May 19th, 2012
County has nearly $60M in reserves - MONTGOMERY | An audit of the Tuscaloosa County Commission for the year ending Sept. 30, 2010, showed a cash reserve of $57.4 million. 17017
May 19th, 2012
Grant sought to fund fire station - TUSCALOOSA | City officials are looking toward a federal grant to help fund the construction of a new public safety campus in east Tuscaloosa. The tentative plans for a new Fire Station No. 4 include a multi-bay fire house, a fire administration building and a classroom facility that could also serve as community meeting room. 17016
May 19th, 2012
Shelton State headed to World Series - Shelton State defeated Wallace State 4-1 Friday in the championship game of the Alabama Community College Conference/Region 22 tournament, earning a berth in the Junior College World Series in Grand Junction, Colo., next week. 17015
May 19th, 2012
Appeals court upholds key voting rights provision - A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, rejecting a challenge by Shelby County to the landmark civil rights law. 17014
May 19th, 2012
Plan may cut one county lawmaker - MONTGOMERY | Tuscaloosa County would lose a member in the state House of Representatives if the legislative reapportionment plan becomes law. 17013
May 19th, 2012
Alabama officials outline reductions to Medicaid - MONTGOMERY | Alabama officials have outlined cuts to Medicaid that have come as a result of lower than expected state revenue. 17012
May 19th, 2012
Facebook goes public in historic IPO - The stock opened at $42.05 on Friday morning. It later settled at $39. CEO Mark Zuckerberg smiled as rang the opening bell from Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Surrounded by cheering Facebook employees and wearing his signature hoodie, the 28-year-old pushed the button that signals the opening of the stock market in New York. 17011
May 18th, 2012
Bentley signs immigration law changes - Gov. Robert Bentley has signed legislation making revisions in Alabama's immigration law, even though he didn't like all of it. 17010
May 18th, 2012
Alabama hosting nation science education conference - The University of Alabama will be hosting a national conference on college level science education this week. On Monday and Tuesday, “Research Based Undergraduate Science Teaching: Investigating Reform in Classrooms,” will be held at the Bryant Conference Center. The conference is sponsored by the National Study of Education in Undergraduate Science, a project funded by the National Science Foundation and The University of Alabama Office of Research on Teaching in the Disciplines. 17009
May 18th, 2012
People voice hopes for new Alberta Elementary - TUSCALOOSA | Though it was destroyed by the April 27, 2011, tornado, Alberta Elementary School will be rebuilt, and the Tuscaloosa City School System is seeking community input on what the school should be like. 17008
May 18th, 2012
UA System fund nears $977 million in value - BIRMINGHAM | With a portfolio focused on high-quality, reliable investments, the climb toward recovery of the University of Alabama System's endowment slowed this year, but it continues on a steady pace within a volatile global market. 17007
May 18th, 2012
Tuscaloosa County man accused of drug trafficking - A Tuscaloosa County man has been accused of trafficking Oxycontin pills in Pickens and Tuscaloosa counties. 17006
May 18th, 2012
Tuscaloosa mail center will close by Sept. 1 - The U.S. Postal Service announced Thursday that it plans to close several mail processing centers around the country, including the center in Tuscaloosa. 17005
May 18th, 2012
Volunteer fair Saturday offers chance to serve - For people who want to help those who need assistance in the community but aren’t sure how to go about it, the Volunteer Service Fair at the Tuscaloosa Public Library on Saturday will be the ideal place to find out exactly where and how to help. 17004
May 18th, 2012
School calendars still evolving in wake of legislation - The Tuscaloosa County Board of Education was set to approve a new 2012-2013 school year calendar Thursday afternoon, but the plans had to be abandoned due to new information the system received from State Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice Thursday morning. 17003
May 17th, 2012
Bentley wants immigration law revisions in special session - Alabama's governor wants the Legislature to make more changes in the state's tough immigration law, including eliminating one provision he considers unfair to children and another he calls a public relations problem for the state. 17002
May 17th, 2012
County BOE announces finalists for superintendent post - Five finalists in the Tuscaloosa County School System’s superintendent search were presented to the Board of Education at a meeting Thursday afternoon. 17001
May 17th, 2012
Donna Summer, Queen of Disco, dies at 63 - Disco queen Donna Summer, whose pulsing anthems such as "Last Dance," ''Love to Love You Baby" and "Bad Girls" became the soundtrack for a glittery age of sex, drugs, dance and flashy clothes, has died. She was 63. 17000
May 17th, 2012
Firefighters respond to Duncanville house fire - Firefighters from the Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Service and the Duncanville Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire on Constitution Drive near Bear Creek Road in Duncanville this afternoon. 16999
May 17th, 2012
McClain sentenced to 180 days in jail - Former Alabama linebacker and current Oakland Raider Rolando McClain has been found guilty on all charges stemming from his December 2011 arrest on assault, firearms and other charges after a fight in Decatur, his hometown. 16998
May 17th, 2012
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