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Demopolis man wanted for alleged weekend shooting surrenders to police - The second of two Demopolis men wanted in connection with separate shootings this weekend have surrendered to authorities. Christopher Banks, the 27-year-old who was wanted on charges of first-degree assault, turned himself in at the Demopolis Police Department about 10:30 a.m.Thursday. 21919
October 31st, 2013
School board election challenge: Kelly Horwitz's attorney gives reason to question truthfulness of student affidavits - Only one of the 200 students who were required to return affidavits for Kelly Horwitz's Tuscaloosa City Board of Education District 4 elections results challenge said that they were pressured to vote. 21918
October 31st, 2013
Demopolis murder suspect surrenders to police - The man wanted in connection with the first Demopolis homicide in four years is now in police custody. Travis Wesley, 29, who is suspected of the Saturday night shooting death of Lequinton Lomax, turned himself over to authorities at about 4:30 a.m. Thursday, said Demopolis Police Chief Tommie Reese. 21917
October 31st, 2013
Sex offenders to attend meeting on Halloween - Authorities are requiring the nearly 300 sex offenders who live in Tuscaloosa County to attend a mandatory program Thursday night. 21916
October 31st, 2013
Northport Baptist Church to celebrate its 175th anniversary - More than 175 years ago, Northport, or the riverbank settlement known as Kentuck that would be incorporated as the city of Northport in 1871, was a churchless den of gamblers and alcoholics. 21915
October 31st, 2013
Tuscaloosa student housing task force wraps up its duties - The final meeting of the mayor’s student rental housing task force ended Wednesday with recommendations that could be added to the group’s final report. 21914
October 31st, 2013
Alabama student gets Microsoft certification - DECATUR | Bryan Keenum might be the most modest student at Decatur High. He's also one of the smartest. The 15-year-old sophomore is the first student in the state to achieve master certification through a curriculum called “Microsoft IT Academy.” 21913
October 31st, 2013
Campaigns begin 1 year from Tenn. abortion referendum - NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Anti-abortion rights activists are planning a high-dollar fundraiser next week to kick off their campaign for a constitutional amendment next fall that would give lawmakers more power to restrict access to abortions. 21912
October 31st, 2013
Latest episode of "Alabama Ghostbusters" available on Halloween - The creators of “Alabama Ghostbusters: A Web Series” plan to release the latest episode of the fan series shot in Tuscaloosa on Thursday, for Halloween. 21911
October 31st, 2013
Tears flow during hearing in Alabama prison beating - MONTGOMERY | Tears flowed in a Montgomery courtroom Wednesday when the family of an Alabama inmate who was beaten to death told stories about the victim during a sentencing hearing for four former prison employees who participated in the beating or helped cover it up. 21910
October 31st, 2013
K9 Camp owner denies animal cruelty charges - Heather Litz doesn’t deny conditions were less than ideal at Tuscaloosa K9 Camp in Berry. 21909
October 31st, 2013
Blackface costumes revive controversy at Halloween - Is donning blackface to dress up as a favorite TV character ever OK for Halloween? How about a bloody hoodie and blackface for a costume riff on the slain teen Trayvon Martin, or full-on minstrel at a splashy Africa-themed party for the fashion elite in Milan? Each of those costumes made headlines this Halloween season. And the answer to each, African studies and culture experts said, is never. 21908
October 30th, 2013
Mississippi man charged with sexual abuse of 5-year-old in Tuscaloosa - Tuscaloosa Police have accused a Mississippi man of sexually abusing a 5-year-old. 21907
October 30th, 2013
Dog fighting charges brought against four men - Four people were charged with dog fighting Tuesday night after Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's deputies received a tip about a dog fight on property off Maxwell Loop Road North, said department spokesman Lt. Andy Norris. 21906
October 30th, 2013
Singing Halloween house lights up neighborhood - The music coming from the house on Waterfall Lane this Halloween night won't be coming from speakers on the porch. Instead, a jack-o'-lantern made of lights will "sing" to all the trick-or-treaters. Rodger Champion's house is known throughout Tuscaloosa for its extravagant Christmas light shows, which annually draw crowds, but this is the first year he has created a light show for Halloween. 21905
October 30th, 2013
Mother of four is found dead in car; police suspect foul play - Amanda Ressler's mother was filing a missing persons report in Hoover Tuesday afternoon just as workers in McCalla discovered her daughter's body. 21904
October 30th, 2013
Woman found dead in car at bottom of McCalla gravel pit - As relatives of Amanda Ressler, 31, were filing a missing persons report with Hoover Police, workers in McCalla discovered her dead inside her vehicle, according to Tuscaloosa County Homicide Unit spokesman Lt. Kip Hart. 21903
October 30th, 2013
McKendrick gets good evaluation from city school board - The results are in. Paul McKendrick has done an exceptional job as superintendent of the Tuscaloosa City Schools since his start date of July 18, 2011, according to the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education's evaluation of him, which was released at Tuesday's board meeting. 21902
October 30th, 2013
A dark and stormy night looms for Halloween - Parents may want to consider adding a poncho, rain boots or an umbrella to their children’s Halloween costumes as the weather forecast calls for a wet Thursday evening. 21901
October 30th, 2013
City bids farewell to outgoing councilmen - In a brief but emotional reception inside the office of Mayor Walt Maddox, current and former city officials gathered Tuesday to bid farewell to the four outgoing Tuscaloosa City Council members. 21900
October 30th, 2013
Five will plead guilty to child abduction - JACKSON, Miss. | Five people intend to plead guilty in a scheme to kidnap a 6-year-old girl from an east Mississippi elementary school as part of a plot to pressure her mother in a land deal, according to a court filing Tuesday. 21899
October 30th, 2013
Tuscaloosa City Council Action: 10/30 - 21898
October 30th, 2013
Tuscaloosa City Council OKs trimmed recreation plan for PARA - Following repeated rejections from county leaders on a massive upgrade plan for Bowers and Munny Sokol parks, the Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority is now asking for lesser upgrades to enhance recreational fields and amenities at both sites. 21897
October 30th, 2013
Benefit in honor of local teenager who died in January from rare disease - On Saturday, people will gather at Central High School in Tuscaloosa to honor the memory of Breanna Leatherwood and raise money to fight the disease that took the 16-year-old’s life. 21896
October 30th, 2013
Attorney amends motion in city election case - The attorney who filed paperwork to represent three University of Alabama sororities and two fraternities in the Tuscaloosa city school board election case filed documents Tuesday dropping the sororities from the suit. 21895
October 30th, 2013
Northport firefighters to pass out candy Thursday - Northport Fire Rescue will give Halloween candy to trick-or-treaters from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at all fire stations in the city. 21894
October 30th, 2013
Tuscaloosa City Board of Education action: 10/30 - The Tuscaloosa City Board of Education took the following action at its meeting Tuesday. 21893
October 30th, 2013
University of Alabama to host symposium on racial issues - The University of Alabama will host a symposium about historical and contemporary race relations on campus at Gorgas Library next month. 21892
October 30th, 2013
UWA to start program for nursing assistants - The University of West Alabama will launch a Career Pathways for Youth certified nursing assistant program in Camden beginning in mid-November. 21891
October 30th, 2013
Turkey restocking is called national success story - MONTGOMERY | Once almost removed from their native territory, the restocking of the wild turkey to its former and new ranges has been an American conservation success story. 21890
October 30th, 2013
University of Alabama studying whether butterflies can improve air travel - TUSCALOOSA | A University of Alabama study is looking at whether butterfly wings might hold a key for improving flight for aircraft. 21889
October 30th, 2013
14th arrest made in federal dog fighting probe - MONTGOMERY | A Dothan man is the 14th person arrested in a federal dog fighting investigation that stretches across four states. 21888
October 30th, 2013
Bentley shares descriptions of 71 Alabama State University candidates - MONTGOMERY | Gov. Robert Bentley has released descriptions of the 71 candidates for president of Alabama State University but has not formally identified them. 21887
October 30th, 2013
Settlement ends suits over Alabama immigration law - BIRMINGHAM | The state of Alabama agreed Tuesday to settle the remaining challenges over its toughest-in-the-nation crackdown against illegal immigration, which has mostly been gutted by federal court decisions. 21886
October 30th, 2013
Police say Demopolis murder suspect armed and dangerous - Demopolis Police say two male suspects wanted for unrelated weekend shootings should be considered armed and dangerous. 21885
October 29th, 2013
Last Tuscaloosa City Council meeting for four members will be tonight - For the past eight years, the current City Council members worked to renovate downtown, address flooding issues and find a way to rebuild the city after the April 2011 storms. Tonight, four members will cast their last votes on the Tuscaloosa City Council. 21884
October 29th, 2013
Art back home at Kentuck as gallery reopens - A bat infestation in March caused Kentuck to relocate temporarily. 21883
October 29th, 2013
City schools dismiss early for teacher training - Tuscaloosa City Schools will dismiss students early on Tuesday to conduct professional development training for teachers. 21882
October 29th, 2013
Fire stations will open for trick-or-treaters - The Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Service will give Halloween candy to trick-or-treaters from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at all fire stations in the city. 21881
October 29th, 2013
Governor pleased with give and take at ASU meeting - MONTGOMERY | Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said he was pleased with the give and take during his meeting Monday with the Alabama State University board of trustees. 21880
October 29th, 2013
Halloween Events: 10/29 - Haunting at the Museum: 6-8 tonight at Alabama Museum of Natural History, 427 Sixth Ave. NE, on the University of Alabama campus. Free. 21879
October 29th, 2013
Interim principal named at Northside - The Tuscaloosa County Board of Education on Monday approved hiring an interim principal at Northside High School. 21878
October 29th, 2013
Man shot in arm on 17th Street - A 54-year-old man was shot in the arm Monday around 7 p.m. in the 2800 block of 17th Street in Tuscaloosa. 21877
October 29th, 2013
Public can provide feedback for University of Alabama police - The public is invited to offer feedback on UAPD during a public information session on Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. in the Bryant-Denny Stadium recruiting room, according to a release from UA. 21876
October 29th, 2013
Seats available for bus trip to Alabama-Mississippi State University football game - Seats are still available for the Tuscaloosa County University of Alabama alumni chapter’s charter bus trip to the Alabama-Mississippi State University football game on Nov. 16 in Starkville. 21875
October 29th, 2013
Two weekend fires being investigated - Investigators are still working to determine the cause of two weekend fires. 21874
October 29th, 2013
Connect Church of Opelika starts fund to buy van for teen - OPELIKA | Sharon Henderson carries her 14-year-old son, Dallas, many places in her arms. For Henderson, it is a necessity. Her son, who has Neurofibromatosis type 1 and an unknown skeletal dysplasia, cannot walk on his own and requires a wheelchair to get around. 21873
October 29th, 2013
THEATER REVIEW: 'Little Shop' comes out on top - Multiple layers of nostalgia roll out in Theatre Tuscaloosa's “Little Shop of Horrors,” of the finest kind, where the waves simultaneously acknowledge, mock and celebrate the past. The first wave of warmth rolls in for those who fondly recall the hit 1986 film, directed by Frank Oz, based on the long-running off-Broadway musical. 21872
October 29th, 2013
Tuscaloosa County City Board of Education action: 10/29 - The Tuscaloosa County Board of Education took the following action at its meeting Monday. 21871
October 28th, 2013
Water line break shuts down traffic in front of Piggly Wiggly - NORTHPORT | A large water line break in front of the Piggly Wiggly on Lurleen Wallace Boulevard has forced the shutdown of two lanes of traffic. 21870
October 28th, 2013
Kelly Horwitz election challenge: Several University of Alabama Greek Organizations hire attorney to represent members - Several University of Alabama Greek organizations have hired Tuscaloosa attorney Robert Prince to represent their members whose votes are being contested by Kelly Horwitz in her District 4 Tuscaloosa City Board of Education election challenge. 21869
October 28th, 2013
Looking Back: 10-28 - The Hale County Hospital in Greensboro held its grand opening, with U.S. Sen. Lister Hill speaking. 21868
October 28th, 2013
Runners brave the undead in first Zombie Dash 5K at Kentuck Park - As more than 100 people ran through Kentuck Park on Sunday evening, the sounds of shrieks and screams reverberated through the woods as “zombies” jumped out at runners. The run was part of the first Zombie Dash 5K, sponsored by Townsquare Media. 21867
October 28th, 2013
Tuscaloosa City Board of Education eyeing soccer league - The Tuscaloosa City Board of Education is considering starting a soccer league for students in third through fifth grades. 21866
October 28th, 2013
Katie Farms' owners to speak at Miss. State - The owners of a farm in Coker that raises registered Scottish Highland cattle will be among the guest speakers at this week's annual Nestle Purina Human Animal Bond Week activities at Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. 21865
October 28th, 2013
Tuscaloosa K9 Training Academy owners face animal cruelty charges - Four people associated with Tuscaloosa K9 Training Academy in Berry have been charged with 20 counts of animal cruelty. 21864
October 28th, 2013
Business Events Calendar: 10/27 - Tuesday: NorthRiver chapter of Business Network International: 7:30 a.m. at 5 restaurant, 2324 Sixth St. For information, call Tricia Gray at 205-799-9610. 21863
October 27th, 2013
MICHELLE SINGLETARY: Obamacare prescription: Patience - WASHINGTON | There’s no sugarcoating it,” President Barack Obama said of the problems with registering online for the Affordable Care Act. “The website has been too slow, people have been getting stuck during the application process. ... And there’s no excuse for the problems, and these problems are getting fixed.” 21862
October 27th, 2013
Amateurs critical for Galaxy Zoo 2 - Galaxy Zoo 2 is an astronomy project founded on the ability of the human brain to spot patterns and the willingness of thousands of online volunteers to lend their brainpower to the categorization of hundreds of thousands of galaxies by their physical features. The crowd-sourcing allowed researchers to process an immense volume of data, too great for one person, with the added benefit of consistent results based on 50-60 reviews of each image. 21861
October 27th, 2013
College News: 10/27 - University of Mississippi: The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi announced that Lisa Schalk of Tuscaloosa was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Schalk is pursuing a degree in accounting at the University of Mississippi. 21860
October 27th, 2013
HALLOWEEN EVENTS 10/27 - Tuscaloosa Belles “Sunday in the Park”: 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Capitol Park. Tickets cost $10 for families with four children and $2 for each additional child. Tickets can be purchased by calling 205-758-2238. 21859
October 27th, 2013
MILITARY NEWS 10/27 - Army National Guard Pvt. Quinton R. Lewis has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. Lewis is the son of Jaquis Lewis of Tuscaloosa. He is a 2008 graduate of Tuscaloosa County High School. 21858
October 27th, 2013
No ocean too wide for former swim teammates at University of Alabama - Few things bring Alabama alumni and fans together the way a home football game does. For two friends, Saturday's Tennessee game marked the first time they'd been at the university together since they were teammates on the women's swim team nearly four decades ago. “We decided last year that we really should make an effort to come back, and come back together,” said Christine Jarvis Ilman, who swam for UA in the 1970s along with Betsy Saunders Matheney. 21857
October 27th, 2013
Part of 13th Street will be closed this week - Thirteenth Street East between Seventh and 18th avenues east will be closed 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m.-noon Tuesday, according to a news release from the Tuscaloosa Department of Transportation. The section of the street will be closed for sewer repair. Detour signs will be posted. 21856
October 27th, 2013
School News: 10/27 - North River Christian Academy: The all-A's honor roll for the first nine weeks: Destiny Adedayo, Jalin Alexander, Rhyan Black, Audrey Burkhalter, Katelyn Burkhalter, Daniel Cobia, Gracie Corbin, LJ Cormier, Mary Rose Cummings, Maura Dent, Alayna Gates, Justin Guerra, Dakota Hall, Austin Harmon, Hayden Hensel, Haley Jones, Gus Kilgore, Jack Kilgore, Brandon McCollum, Emma Powell, Luke Ramos, Lydia Richardson, Scott Rinehart, Joey Rogers, Joseph Seale, Karley Sexton, Brandon Smith, Kylie Smith, Xander Smith, Sage Sutton, Emily Wallace, Kathleen Watkins and Ella Wiseman. 21855
October 27th, 2013
Southview SGA officers to be sworn in Tuesday - Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice and current Tuscaloosa County District Court Judge John England will swear in Southview Middle School’s new student government association’s officers Tuesday at the school’s second annual Leadership and Inauguration Breakfast. 21854
October 27th, 2013
Tuscaloosa red-light cameras await final OK - Tuscaloosa's red-light camera system is in the process of clearing the final obstacle to its widespread activation. An updated set of plans for the system was delivered to the Alabama Department of Transportation Friday. 21853
October 27th, 2013
Uniontown faces major issues in wastewater treatment - Eighteen years ago, Donnie and Kathy Wilson purchased 40 acres in Perry County. The Uniontown natives said they wanted to get away from the town, live a quiet life in the country and farm catfish. But now, Uniontown is constructing a “spray field,” a method of disposing of treated wastewater by spraying it on a land surface, on 49 acres next to the Wilsons’ catfish farm. 21852
October 27th, 2013
Tuscaloosa holds off on 'Shoppes at Legacy Park' incentive package - Tuscaloosa City Council members say they want more information about possible new retailers before agreeing to $18 million in tax rebates for a proposed shopping center. The Anniston-based developer behind “The Shoppes at Legacy Park,” a proposed $62 million shopping center on a 16.25-acre tract in the former Cedar Crest neighborhood, is seeking a tax split with City Hall to help offset the costs associated with its completion. 21851
October 27th, 2013
Ground broken for 2 history museums in Mississippi - JACKSON, Miss. | Side-by-side museums opening in 2017 will tell an unflinching and thorough story of Mississippi, including its complex history of race relations and its roles in the Civil War and the civil rights movement, leaders said during a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday. Under a clear blue sky, a diverse crowd of more than 500 people gathered on a ridge overlooking the state fairgrounds to mark the start of construction for the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. 21850
October 27th, 2013
Alabama allows first legal moonshine - UNION SPRINGS | Alabama’s first legal distillery since Prohibition has opened in a county famous for producing illegal whiskey. High Ridge Spirits operates in a former horse barn. Its shiny metal tanks and spotless concrete floor look like any food processing facility. The relaxed pace of its employees indicate there are no worries about a raid by state liquor agents. “It’s a little different from the way they do it in the woods,” founder and head distiller Jamie Ray said. 21849
October 27th, 2013
LEND A HAND: Freaky Friday Run to benefit State Trooper Association - This Halloween weekend, grab some running shoes and get a little freaky for a worthy cause: the Freaky Friday Run at 9 p.m. Friday benefiting the Alabama State Trooper Association. 21848
October 27th, 2013
4 drop-off sites in Tuscaloosa County for Prescription Drug Take-Back Day - Four Tuscaloosa-area sites will serve as drop-off locations Saturday for Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 21847
October 26th, 2013
Holt cemetery is site of University of Alabama service project - The University of Alabama’s Community Service Center is sponsoring a volunteer service project Sunday at Holt Cemetery as part of the yearlong commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the university’s successful desegregation. 21846
October 26th, 2013
Kids hear Holocaust survivor's life story - Today’s young people are among the last who will have the opportunity to learn about the Holocaust directly from someone who lived through it. Students from The Capitol School and community residents of all ages were given such an opportunity Friday afternoon as Max Herzel, a Holocaust survivor who now lives in Birmingham, shared his memories from that time. 21845
October 26th, 2013
Michigan researcher to discuss suicides among black men - A University of Michigan associate professor is scheduled to present a free public lecture at the University of Alabama on Nov. 11 about suicidal behavior among black males. 21844
October 26th, 2013
Environmental group sues over planned Birmingham beltline - BIRMINGHAM | Environmental groups filed suit Friday to block a 52-mile highway that would complete a perimeter road around metro Birmingham, saying the government ignored clean water rules in approving a permit for initial construction. 21843
October 26th, 2013
University of Alabama suspends some block seating for Tennessee game - The Student Government Association at the University of Alabama has suspended block seating for about 20 student organizations during today's home football game against Tennessee for excessive early departures during last week's trouncing of Arkansas. 21842
October 26th, 2013
Campers 'experience' Helen Keller - TUSCUMBIA | A small group of students with hearing or vision impairments are attending the inaugural Camp Courage on the grounds of Ivy Green, Helen Keller’s Tuscumbia birthplace. 21841
October 26th, 2013
Wal-Mart makes pharmacy pitch to state panel - MONTGOMERY | A Wal-Mart Stores Inc. representative offered a proposal to a state Medicaid reform panel that would make the chain Alabama’s main provider of drugs through Medicaid. 21840
October 26th, 2013
Tuscaloosa man's execution delayed in Texas slayings - A Tuscaloosa man who was scheduled to die by lethal injection on Tuesday hopes his life will be spared because of a new Texas law. 21839
October 26th, 2013
Halloween in Oz fundraiser features Oz characters, games, prizes - Dorothy and her friends will follow the yellow brick road Sunday to the Moody Music Building for the fourth annual Halloween in Oz, hosted by the University of Alabama’s Community Music School. 21838
October 26th, 2013
Man charged in Shrimp Basket robbery - Police have charged a man who they say tried to rob the Shrimp Basket restaurant last weekend. 21837
October 26th, 2013
Alabama One Credit Union robbed; police searching for three suspects - Police are searching for three suspects in the area of Jack Warner Parkway after the Alabama One Credit Union main branch was robbed Friday morning. 21836
October 25th, 2013
Drug agents raid Tuscaloosa K9 Camp, make four arrests (3:45 p.m. UPDATE) - Law enforcement officials are at Tuscaloosa K9 camp in Berry, where they say they found illegal drugs and arrested the owners Wednesday. 21835
October 25th, 2013
Tuscaloosa police arrest, charge man for burglarizing 17 local businesses - A Tuscaloosa Police officer working the overnight shift busted a man who was later charged with burglarizing 17 businesses downtown and on the University of Alabama Strip. 21834
October 25th, 2013
Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard play at the Amp - Country legends Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, the cornbread and gravy of country music, returned to the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Thursday night, and a virtually sold-out show proved Tuscaloosa was hungry for a home-cooked meal. 21833
October 25th, 2013
German business partners with Shelton State - Andreas Lapp visited Tuscaloosa for the first time about 20 years ago. He liked what he saw and where the city was heading in manufacturing. 21832
October 25th, 2013
Study suggests topography can affect tornadoes - CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. | The Georgia town of Trenton seems to fit the model. Two people died there about a block from each other. Ringgold, Ga., does, too. Death toll there: 8. 21831
October 25th, 2013
Halloween events, fall festivals on tap in Tuscaloosa area - -Tuscaloosa Belles “Sunday in the Park”: 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Capitol Park. Tickets cost $10 for families with four children and $2 for each additional child. Tickets can be purchased by calling 205-758-2238. -Halloween in Oz: 2-4 p.m. at Moody Music Building on UA campus. Presented by the UA Community Music School. Games and prizes, costume parade, meet Oz characters, inflatable slide and more. Entrance is $5 per person with children under 2 admitted free. Proceeds benefit Community Music School Scholarship Fund. Call 205-348-6741 or email jweigel@music.ua.edu. 21830
October 25th, 2013
Residents urged to dispose of expired drugs - Four Tuscaloosa-area sites will serve as drop-off locations for Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The nationwide event, organized locally by the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, allows the public to get rid of potentially dangerous expired or unused prescription drugs. The event is free, anonymous and no questions will be asked. 21829
October 25th, 2013
UA researcher's Antarctica expedition is back on track - A University of Alabama researcher’s plan to travel to Antarctica and collect data on earthquakes is back on schedule now that the government shutdown has ended. 21828
October 25th, 2013
UA team part of breakthrough research on Parkinson's disease - A team of scientists including researchers at the University of Alabama has identified a chemical compound that helps enhance a brain cell’s ability to combat the effects of blocks formed by a protein linked to Parkinson’s Disease. The collaborative research was led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology biology professor Susan Lindquist, along with researchers at UA, Harvard University, Purdue University and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 21827
October 25th, 2013
Veterans Day events combined - Rather than have two separate Veterans Day events, as has been the case for the last six years, the Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center will join forces with the Veterans Memorial Park Association for a single ceremony on Nov. 11. In previous years, ceremonies were held at Veterans Memorial Park in front of University Mall on McFarland Boulevard and at the VA medical center on Loop Road. The ceremonies were held a couple of hours apart to allow people to attend both events. 21826
October 25th, 2013
United Cerebral Palsy of West Alabama to hold fundraiser - A fundraiser benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of West Alabama will be held from 10 p.m. Friday until 2 a.m. Saturday at Gnemi's Top Shelf Tavern, 407 23rd Ave. in downtown Tuscaloosa. 21825
October 25th, 2013
Bama Brew and Que set for Nov. 1-2 - The inaugural Bama Brew and Que will be held Nov. 1-2 at the old farmers market site at end of Greensboro Avenue between the former Chevrolet lot and the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. 21824
October 25th, 2013
CBS Tailgate event to shutdown parts of streets around City Hall through weekend - Part of 6th Street between the Tuscaloosa City Hall parking deck entrance and 21st Avenue will be closed from 5 p.m. Friday through 2 a.m. Sunday for Saturday's CBS-42 T-Town Tailgate event. Access to the City Hall parking deck will be maintained during the closure. 21823
October 25th, 2013
'Ghostbusters' to scare up laughs at Friday's outdoor movie series - "Ghostbusters," a 1984 Bill Murray comedy, will scare up some laughs at Friday's outdoor movie at the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum, 1901 Jack Warner Parkway in Tuscaloosa. 21822
October 25th, 2013
Global education rankings show disparities in U.S. - WASHINGTON | So how do U.S. eighth-graders do in math and science when compared to their peers around the globe? Turns out it matters which state they live in, according to a study released Thursday. Massachusetts was the top performing state, but it still lagged behind some Asian countries in terms of its students’ overall score on exams and the number of high achievers. Mississippi, Alabama and District of Columbia students scored below the international average on both exams, meaning their scores were on par with Kazakhstan and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 21821
October 25th, 2013
Wetumpka hotel, casino will be Alabama's largest - MONTGOMERY | Alabama’s largest casino project, the 17-story Wind Creek Atmore, will soon be eclipsed by the 20-story Wind Creek Wetumpka. Both are owned by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, and the tribe’s gambling operations have thrived as the attorney general has put non-tribal casinos out of business. 21820
October 25th, 2013
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