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LEND A HAND: Donations needed for second annual Operation Toy Drop - The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office is participating in the second annual Operation Toy Drop. 22332
November 30th, 2013
Shopping stretches to two days; Black Friday less rushed with stores opening Thursday night - 22331
November 30th, 2013
Tuscaloosa city attorney to retire at year's end - Tuscaloosa City Attorney Tim Nunnally did not hold his current title for very long. But the career municipal counselor said he tried to make every day count. Nunnally, 53, will retire on Dec. 30. It will mark 25 years since he first came to work in the city's legal department in 1988. 22330
November 30th, 2013
Iron Bowl tickets won't come cheap; prices range from $300 to $1,000 a seat - Tickets are still available for today's football game between Alabama and Auburn, but they're not cheap. 22329
November 30th, 2013
Seasonal jobs provide much-needed income - DOTHAN | Austin Luginbill saw the holidays approaching and knew he needed to find a job. With bills and shopping costs sure to mount, time was of the essence. “I definitely needed something when I left (my previous job), because in today’s economy, you can’t afford to be unemployed for any length of time,” said Luginbill, 26, a Slocomb resident. 22328
November 30th, 2013
Ex-KKK leader indicted in 2009 cross burning in Ozark - MONTGOMERY | A onetime Ku Klux Klan leader is charged with burning a cross in a mostly black neighborhood in southeast Alabama, federal prosecutors said Friday. Steven Joshua Dinkle, 28, was indicted on charges of conspiring to violate housing rights, criminally interfering with housing rights, using a fire to commit a felony and obstruction of justice, the Justice Department said in a statement from Washington. 22327
November 30th, 2013
New technology allows for aggressive tracking of your shopping habits - WASHINGTON | Advances in technology have never made finding deals this holiday season so easy — or so creepy. 22326
November 29th, 2013
CIA art displayed in Birmingham museum - BIRMINGHAM | There are only two places to see a gallery of artwork depicting key events in the history of U.S. intelligence service: The headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency and an out-of-the way museum in Alabama. 22325
November 29th, 2013
Turning Point benefit to feature ornament signed by Nick Saban - A local Christmas tree will be decorated with a Nick Saban-autographed ornament this year, thanks to the local charity Turning Point. Turning Point’s first “It’s Ornamental” Christmas party and silent auction will be held Dec. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion at 1305 Greensboro Ave. 22324
November 29th, 2013
Man shoots, kills roving Alzheimer's patient - CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. | Authorities in northwest Georgia said a man shot and killed a 72-year-old who he thought might be an intruder but turned out to be a wandering Alzheimer’s patient. 22323
November 29th, 2013
Lecturer to explore faith after Galileo, Gettysburg - Theologian Joseph Scrivner will deliver a lecture titled “The Bible After Galileo and Gettysburg” at Stillman College's Stinson Auditorium from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday as part of the Stillman College Lecture Series. 22322
November 29th, 2013
For Thanksgiving, Salvation Army sets up rolling kitchen on tornado-ravaged site - It was a drive-through Thanksgiving for many, from the Salvation Army setting up its new rolling kitchen on the locale of its headquarters in Rosedale, blown away by the April 27, 2011, storms, all the way downtown to Chuck’s Fish, where the fourth annual Charity Thanksgiving Feast served food both to dine in and to go. 22321
November 29th, 2013
Jackson Furniture to open 2 plants in northeast Mssissippi - JACKSON, Miss. | A Tennessee furniture maker is opening two plants in northeast Mississippi, hiring 250. Jackson Furniture, based in Cleveland, Tenn., announced this week that it will add a plant in Myrtle to one it opened in Mantachie in September, investing $2 million overall. 22320
November 29th, 2013
Thomasville mayor on recruiting companies: 'It's about relationships' - THOMASVILLE | Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day fumbled through a mass of drawing boards, looking for the right preliminary plan. He shuffled past plans for the proposed retail development, the five-screen movie theater, the regional airport and the new hospital. He finally came to the board that displayed the big patch of land seven miles north of Thomasville just inside neighboring Wilcox County. 22319
November 29th, 2013
Former Clay County jail administrator accused of sexually abusing inmates - BIRMINGHAM | A former jail administrator from rural east Alabama is accused of sexually abusing inmates in a county lockup, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. 22318
November 29th, 2013
Gus Malzahn's Waffle House ritual endures - AUBURN | Before closing the evening on Auburn's 43-38 victory over Georgia on Nov. 16, head coach Gus Malzahn had one thing to tell media at the post-game press conference. “This is definitely a Waffle House night,” Malzahn said. Malzahn's ritual of going to Waffle House after home games is a tradition that reportedly started when he was an Arkansas high school football coach. 22317
November 29th, 2013
Shopping without going broke - It might be OK to shop until you drop, but it is not OK to shop until you’re broke. 22316
November 28th, 2013
Tuscaloosa County Courthouse seeks 40-foot Christmas tree - The Tuscaloosa County Courthouse is seeking a tree at least 40 feet tall to be used for the annual community Christmas tree on the courthouse's front lawn. If you would like to donate a tree, call 205-464-8218. 22315
November 28th, 2013
Sunday home tour highlights holidays - The Tuscaloosa Preservation Society will usher in the spirit of Christmas by opening its doors to the public from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday for its annual Holiday Open House in five historic buildings. 22314
November 28th, 2013
Some seats are still available on Iron Bowl bus - The Tuscaloosa County University of Alabama alumni chapter’s charter bus to Auburn for Saturday’s Iron Bowl football game still has a few seats available. 22313
November 28th, 2013
Holiday meals available for needy residents in Tuscaloosa area - Here is a list of places where Tuscaloosa area residents can get a holiday meal on Thanksgiving Day: ** The Salvation Army will distribute to-go Thanksgiving plates at 2902 Greensboro Ave. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 22312
November 28th, 2013
Giving thanks: Schoolchildren share what makes them thankful - Around this time each year, many people start remembering what they are thankful for, whether it's the home they live in, their family or time with friends. In honor of Thanksgiving, we asked local elementary school students what they are thankful for. While some answers are surprising — including dinosaurs and motorcycles — their responses show that children are often thankful for the same things as adults. Here are their answers. 22311
November 28th, 2013
Christmas at the Park to offer bigger, brighter displays - Visitors at this year’s Christmas at the Park display in Fayette won’t be disappointed. The $15,000 collected at the event last year was used to buy new, bigger, brighter displays that are sure to please, said organizer Doris Brasher. 22310
November 28th, 2013
Bob's Victory Grille in Midtown Village to offer breakfast with Santa - Children will have an opportunity to have breakfast with Santa Claus from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Dec. 14 and Dec. 21 at Bob’s Victory Grille in Midtown Village. 22309
November 28th, 2013
Victim pleased that attacker will be re-sentenced - BIRMINGHAM | A woman who spoke out after a man who was convicted of sexually assaulting her avoided prison time said Wednesday she was pleased but still wary over a new sentencing hearing being ordered. 22308
November 28th, 2013
12 more salt caverns with thin walls discovered near La. sinkhole - BATON ROUGE, La. | At least 12 salt-dome caverns in Louisiana are as close to the edge of their supporting underground formations as the one that collapsed last year and caused a huge sinkhole in Assumption Parish. 22307
November 28th, 2013
Song Birds of Dalton sing on - DALTON, Ga. | Deed Robbs was diagnosed with prostate cancer and was told he only had weeks to live. That was eight years ago. “I'm still here,” Robbs said. The gospel song “Nobody But You, Lord” has become his personal testimony, one he sings proudly as a member of the Gospel Song Birds of Dalton. 22306
November 28th, 2013
Obama pardons turkeys as part of annual rite - WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has spared two turkeys from the brine and the oven, fulfilling the annual tradition of a presidential pardon for a couple of lucky birds ahead of Thanksgiving Day. 22305
November 27th, 2013
Four suspects who led Police on Interstate pursuit apprehended, charged with breaking-in to vehicles - Three adults and a teenager suspected of breaking into cars in McCalla were arrested early Wednesday after a short pursuit on Interstate 20/59. Deputies with the Tuscaloosa and Jefferson County sheriff's offices were called to the 22000 block of Rimred Circle at 4 a.m., said Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Andy Norris. 22304
November 27th, 2013
Three new retailers come to Midtown - Selphi, a women's apparel boutique, has opened at Midtown Village on McFarland Boulevard. 22303
November 27th, 2013
Officials, residents look to future of Highway 69 South Corridor - 22302
November 27th, 2013
Student task force suggestions get committee clearance - After a second week of discussion, the City Council’s Public Projects Committee voted to accept the final four recommendations made by the mayor’s Student Rental Housing Task Force. 22301
November 27th, 2013
Student apartments coming to 15th Street - A rezoning request that will allow for the construction of a new student housing project off 15th Street was approved unanimously Tuesday by the City Council. 22300
November 27th, 2013
Two new townhouses get council approval - Approval was granted Tuesday by the City Council for the construction of two new townhouses on the former site of Dairy Queen in downtown Tuscaloosa. 22299
November 27th, 2013
Local groups plan Thanksgiving meals - While millions of people gather around the dinner table this week, there are thousands of homeless and hungry who will be going without this Thanksgiving. To help meet the need locally, several organizations will be offering turkey and dressing to the less fortunate this week. 22298
November 27th, 2013
Northport to vote on budget Monday; no major increases expected - The Northport City Council is expected to approve a 2014 budget Monday that anticipates no major increases. 22297
November 27th, 2013
Council still plans sale of Focus despite protests by neighborhood groups - Despite repeated protests by neighborhood advocacy and historic preservation groups, the Tuscaloosa City Council is poised to move forward with selling the downtown facility of Focus on Senior Citizens to the only company bidding for it. 22296
November 27th, 2013
University of Alabama tops Auburn in annual food drive - The University of Alabama beat Auburn University in the 20th annual food drive leading up to the Iron Bowl by collecting 299,398 pounds of food to Auburn’s 167,702 pounds. 22295
November 27th, 2013
Rain pummels S.C. pecan harvest - ORANGEBURG, S.C. | If you haven't gotten pecans for the holidays, you had best get cracking. Heavy rains earlier this year have put a big dent in South Carolina's pecan crop, and, as demand increases, including from China, prices for the prized holiday nuts are likely to rise. 22294
November 27th, 2013
Judge agrees to re-sentence serial rapist who preyed on neighbor - ATHENS | A north Alabama judge, whose sentence for a man convicted of three counts of rape didn't include prison time, filed an order Tuesday agreeing to re-sentence the man. 22293
November 27th, 2013
Beats Electronics backing Muscle Shoals upgrades - NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Jimmy Iovine and Luke Wood were so moved by the "Muscle Shoals" documentary, they're putting up money to make sure the unique spirit of the Alabama music haven lives on. 22292
November 27th, 2013
Tuscaloosa, Auburn mayors wager on Iron Bowl's outcome - While the on-the-field stakes for this year’s Iron Bowl are at an unprecedented level, governments and agencies for Tuscaloosa and Auburn have agreed to make the pot a little bit sweeter. Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox and Auburn Mayor Bill Ham have put a $100 wager on the outcome of the game. 22291
November 27th, 2013
Tuscaloosa man points gun at Sheriff's deputy, charged with attempted murder - A Tuscaloosa County man is facing serious criminal charges after pointing his gun at a Sheriff's deputy, authorities said Tuesday. Investigators assigned to a holiday burglary suppression detail received word that Charles Sanchase White, 33, planned to commit an armed burglary of a house on Cherry Wood Circle late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. 22290
November 26th, 2013
Holiday travelers brace for sleet, ice - Thanksgiving travel could be made difficult this week with frigid weather threatening sleet and ice for areas north of Interstate 20/59. 22289
November 26th, 2013
Construction begins on new facility for women's rowing team at University of Alabama - The University of Alabama has begun construction on a new one-story building at Manderson Landing for the women's rowing team. The new building will allow the 8-year-old program to move from temporary structures to a state-of-the-art facility. 22288
November 26th, 2013
Teenager killed in crash in Bibb County - BRENT | Authorities have identified a motorist killed in a highway crash in Bibb County as 16-year-old Desmine Phillips. 22287
November 26th, 2013
Police: Northport woman stabbed her boyfriend - A Northport woman has been accused of stabbing her longtime boyfriend in the stomach. 22286
November 26th, 2013
Neal Guy to return to Sprayberry Center - The Tuscaloosa County Board of Education on Monday unanimously approved the superintendent’s recommendation to appoint Holt High School Principal Neal Guy as the new principal of the Sprayberry Education Center. 22285
November 26th, 2013
Meeting to discuss Highway 69's future set Tuesday at Bobby Miller Center - A community meeting to discuss the future development of Alabama Highway 69 South will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bobby Miller Center, 300 Bobby Miller Parkway. 22284
November 26th, 2013
Grad student Will Guin wins 3MT competition at University of Alabama - An engineering graduate student has claimed the top prize in the University of Alabama’s inaugural 3 Minute Thesis competition, a program designed to help students present their complex work in compelling and accessible ways. 22283
November 26th, 2013
Ex-postal worker gets 10-year sentence for shooting at co-workers - MONTGOMERY | A former postal worker from Alabama was sentenced to a decade in prison for shooting at two co-workers in December 2011. 22282
November 26th, 2013
Chilly weather closes ice rink until Thursday - Tuscaloosa's Holidays on the River is closed until Thanksgiving because of the threat of extremely cold and wet weather. Deidre Stalnaker, communications director for Tuscaloosa City Hall, said the event closed Monday and will remain shuttered Tuesday and Wednesday. 22281
November 26th, 2013
Bond set for 7 suspects in Louisiana plantation fire - ARABI, La. | A state district judge has set bond for seven suspects accused of setting fire to the historic LeBeau Plantation in St. Bernard Parish. 22280
November 26th, 2013
Gov. Robert Bentley: Education funding a priority - MONTGOMERY | Gov. Robert Bentley said funding for pre-kindergarten programs and pay raises for teachers will be among his highest priorities during the next legislative session. 22279
November 26th, 2013
LEND A HAND: Stillman students organize holiday bazaar at retirement home - Stillman College students in April Kendrick’s psychology of aging course are making new friends. The class explores physical, mental and social changes related to the aging process, and students are required to venture off campus and interact with the elderly. 22278
November 25th, 2013
Bar owner who shot Wayne Mills claims self-defense, police say - Spike TV pulls episode of Bar Rescue featuring the establishment owned by Chris Farrell while Nashville Police are still investigating whether he acted in self-defense when he shot and killed country musician Wayne Mills on Saturday. 22277
November 25th, 2013
Kelly Horwitz appeals school board election challenge to Alabama Supreme Court - Kelly Horwitz is asking the Alabama Supreme Court to consider her contest of the August Tuscaloosa City Board of Education election results. Horwitz claimed massive voter fraud by members of the University of Alabama's Greek system that led to opponent Cason Kirby's 416-329 victory. 22276
November 25th, 2013
Northport couple named 2013 Farmer of the Year - Having grown up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin, Alice Parker always told her husband, Charles, they would have a farm. 22275
November 25th, 2013
Looking Back 11/25 - 50 years ago this week: There was little activity on the streets of Tuscaloosa, and stores closed their doors toward the noon hour when President John F. Kennedy was to be buried. 22274
November 25th, 2013
University of Alabama researchers seek clues about heavens using Antarctic ice - The work by a team of international scientists including researchers from the University of Alabama to observe signs of subatomic particles from the farthest reaches of the Milky Way and beyond could provide clues about black holes, supernovas and other phenomena. 22273
November 25th, 2013
Downtown businesses can compete for best holiday window displays - The new Downtown T-town Winter Window Competition encourages holiday decor, built around the theme “Candy Canes and Christmas Carols.” It's free to enter, and the only qualification is that the displays be finished by noon on Dec. 9, the day of the West Alabama Christmas Parade. 22272
November 25th, 2013
Fitness sustained Alabama melanoma survivor - MONTGOMERY | There were days Holly Shoemaker could not even walk out the door. Although the word "only" is not in her vocabulary, the stage 3 melanoma cancer survivor says to accept what you are given, celebrate small victories and accept your abilities as they come. 22271
November 25th, 2013
Economic development new focus in Jefferson County - BIRMINGHAM | State and local officials say they're hoping Jefferson County can begin attracting corporate investment and development after exiting its historic bankruptcy. 22270
November 25th, 2013
CLUB NEWS: 11/24 - Club news for the week of Nov. 24. Includes the Tuscaloosa Music Club. 22269
November 24th, 2013
Hungry for the best deal: With doors busting Thursday morning, Black Friday earlier than ever - Most major retail chains this year are starting their Black Friday holiday sales well before the Friday after Thanksgiving — the day that traditionally marked the start of the holiday shopping season. It's a trend that has been going on for the last few years. 22268
November 24th, 2013
Wayne Mills, singer with Tuscaloosa ties, dies after Nashville altercation - A country music singer with strong Tuscaloosa ties was shot and killed by the owner of a Nashville bar. Wayne Mills, 44, was shot in the head by the owner of Pit and Barrel bar in downtown Nashville, according to media reports. The Tennessean newspaper reported that Mills and bar owner Chris Michael Ferrell, 44, began to fight after Mills lit a cigarette in a non-smoking area of the bar around 5 a.m. Saturday. Other people in the bar went outside, and said they heard gunshots from the parking lot, according to the newspaper report. 22267
November 24th, 2013
Army veteran starts nonprofit mentoring program for middle-schoolers in Tuscaloosa - Upon his retirement, U.S. Army Sgt. Rodney Pelt returned home from Iraq to his wife and four sons in Tuscaloosa where he became more hands-on with his sons’ education. Pelt decided to create his own mentoring nonprofit organization called MindChangers, aimed at helping middle-school-age teens. 22266
November 24th, 2013
University of Alabama study: Christmastime traffic worse than other holidays - A recent study of Alabama traffic data by the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Public Safety predicts the days near Christmas this year will likely be more dangerous on the roadways than similar periods around Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. 22265
November 24th, 2013
Secret U.S.-Iran talks set stage for nuke deal - The United States and Iran secretly engaged in a series of high-level, face-to-face talks over the past year, in a high-stakes diplomatic gamble by the Obama administration that paved the way for the historic deal sealed early Sunday in Geneva aimed at slowing Tehran's nuclear program, The Associated Press has learned. 22264
November 24th, 2013
Downtown Tuscaloosa has been through many business changes - For 35 years, Charles Spurlin has been a mainstay among downtown retailers. When he started his business, The Shirt Shop, in the summer of 1979, downtown Tuscaloosa was the shopping mecca for people from throughout West Alabama. “When I opened, there were eight places where you could buy men's shirts downtown,” he said. That might seem like a lot of competition, but Spurlin said it drew shoppers like a magnet to downtown. Shoppers filled the streets, knowing if one store did not have the item they wanted, another would, he said. The merchants fed off each other, knowing each would get a share of the crowd's dollars. 22263
November 24th, 2013
Panhellenic sorority gets first black president - Roughly three weeks ago, Hannah Patterson was elected president of the University of Alabama's Sigma Delta Tau sorority, making her the chapter's first black president. The Nov. 6 election also made the senior majoring in chemical engineering the first black president of a Panhellenic Council sorority, the collection of historically white sororities on campus, according to UA's Media Relations Director Cathy Andreen. 22262
November 24th, 2013
Alexius Foster pleads not guilty to 2 murders - The man accused of stabbing his uncle more than 60 times and later shooting his friend who witnessed it said in court Friday that he’s not guilty. 22261
November 23rd, 2013
Tuscaloosa County's jobless rate holds steady at 5.5% - Tuscaloosa County’s unemployment rate was unchanged from September to October, staying at 5.5 percent, according to the employment report released Friday. 22260
November 23rd, 2013
Send us information about holiday events - The Tuscaloosa News and Tusk can help you get word out about your holiday events. Just send in the relevant details, including a brief description, times, dates and places, along with contact information, to Mark Hughes Cobb at mark.cobb@tuscaloosanews.com, by Monday afternoon Nov. 25. 22259
November 23rd, 2013
Northridge to compete in state robotics meet - Students from the Tuscaloosa Career and Technology Academy, Northridge High School and University Place Middle School won awards in this year’s Boosting Engineering Science & Technology robotics competition. 22258
November 23rd, 2013
La. civil rights leader the Rev. T.J. Jemison to be laid to rest Saturday - BATON ROUGE, La. | Funeral services will be held today for civil rights leader the Rev. T.J. Jemison. 22257
November 23rd, 2013
Doug Taylor took city of Tuscaloosa from punch cards to smartphones - The advancements in computer technology in the past three decades are almost impossible to fathom. Information processing capacity that once took up entire rooms now fits into a briefcase. The computer power that once launched space rockets can now fit in a pants pocket. And at the end of this month, Tuscaloosa's City Hall is losing the man who guided it through each computerized bound and technological leap. 22256
November 23rd, 2013
Alabama State University ordered to pay $1.1 million in legal fees - MONTGOMERY | A federal judge has ordered Alabama State University to pay $1.1 million in attorneys' fees and court costs following a sexual harassment lawsuit. 22255
November 23rd, 2013
Alabama attorney general warns about black farmers scam - MONTGOMERY | Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange is warning about a possible scam in a case by black farmers who sued over discrimination claims. 22254
November 23rd, 2013
Perry Center is home to only 30 inmates - UNIONTOWN | Large portions of the Perry County Correctional Center are sitting dark and empty as the state continues to grapple with overcrowding of its prison system, according to a report Friday by The Anniston Star. 22253
November 23rd, 2013
2nd high school refers to Trail of Tears in sign at football game - DYERSBURG, Tenn. | Students at a Tennessee high school held up a sign that referred to the Trail of Tears at a recent football game against a team nicknamed the Indians, officials said. The incident occurred on the same night that an Alabama high school made a similar reference in a football game banner. 22252
November 23rd, 2013
Family: Adoption shows love for children - DOTHAN | When she was a child, a family took Charla Beauchamp in, adopting her as one of their own. Now Charla has adopted three children of her own. Charla and Larry Beauchamp's 12-year-old daughter, Lauren, says one day she hopes to adopt a child too, carrying on the family tradition. 22251
November 23rd, 2013
Yuengling sisters pleased with brewery's steady growth - Two members of the family that owns the oldest American brewery said the company plans to continue its path to steady growth. “We’re in 14 states right now and D.C.,” Jennifer Yuengling, plant coordinator for D.G. Yuengling & Son Inc., said in Tuscaloosa on Thursday during a lecture and beer-tasting event sponsored by the University of Alabama Human and Environmental Science department. 22250
November 23rd, 2013
Former Memphis Police officer who killed teenager charged with sexual assault on woman at Alabama A&M - HUNTSVILLE (AP) — A former Tennessee police officer who resigned after fatally shooting a teenager is charged with rape and sodomy in Alabama. 22249
November 23rd, 2013
Convicted of kidnapping, Jesse Pollard wants out of jail until sentencing - JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A woman convicted of kidnapping a 6-year-old relative to pressure the girl's mother in a dispute over a piece of land and a portable storage shed in east Mississippi asked a judge on Friday to let her out of jail pending sentencing. 22248
November 22nd, 2013
Nick's Kids, Habitat for Humanity dedicate 15th new home - Habitat for Humanity has completed 35 homes in Tuscaloosa since the devastation of the April 27, 2011, tornado. Fifteen of those Habitat homes were built with the help Nick’s Kids, the charity operated by University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and his wife, Terry. 22247
November 22nd, 2013
West Alabama Narcotics agents seize $32,000 in drugs and cash during Thursday bust - 22246
November 22nd, 2013
West Blocton man killed in car crash - A West Blocton man was killed Thursday afternoon in a crash in Bibb County. 22245
November 22nd, 2013
Send us information about holidays events - The Tuscaloosa News and Tusk can help you get the word out about your holiday events. Just send in the relevant details. 22244
November 22nd, 2013
Rhino dies at Montgomery zoo - MONTGOMERY | A Greater Indian rhinoceros has died at the Montgomery Zoo just a month after the death of her baby. 22243
November 22nd, 2013
Northport residents invited to Thanksgiving meal - Northport residents will enjoy a free citywide Thanksgiving meal this weekend. The meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Valley Hills Family Center, 1 Valley Hills Drive. 22242
November 22nd, 2013
Meeting set Tuesday to discuss future of Ala. Highway 69 - A community meeting to discuss the future development of Alabama Highway 69 South will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bobby Miller Center, 300 Bobby Miller Parkway. 22241
November 22nd, 2013
Event to raise money for Tuscaloosa Police Athletic League - T-Burger is partnering with the Tuscaloosa Police Department to raise money for the department's Police Athletic League. Ten percent of sales between 5 and 10 p.m. today will support PAL. 22240
November 22nd, 2013
Alabama parole board OKs pardons for Scottsboro Boys - MONTGOMERY | Alabama's parole board wrote a new ending for the infamous "Scottsboro Boys" rape case Thursday by approving posthumous pardons more than 80 years after the arrests. 22239
November 22nd, 2013
Mississippi woman convicted of kidnapping girl, 6 - JACKSON, Miss. | A federal jury took less than an hour Thursday to convict a former teacher and basketball coach of kidnapping a 6-year-old relative to pressure the girl's mother in a dispute over a piece of land and a portable storage shed in east Mississippi. 22238
November 22nd, 2013
Jury finds Alabama trooper not guilty in fatal crash that killed couple - ATHENS | Jurors say an Alabama state trooper is innocent of criminally negligent homicide in a crash that killed two people in April 2011. 22237
November 22nd, 2013
$1.8 million in grants awarded to help Alabama agencies aid the homeless - MONTGOMERY | Governor Robert Bentley has announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is providing Alabama with $1.8 million in grants help fund emergency housing initiatives. 22236
November 22nd, 2013
Former Alabama Gov. Bob Riley helping GOP legislators - HUNTSVILLE | Former Gov. Bob Riley will be a major player in the 2014 elections in Alabama even though his name is not on the ballot. Riley has raised more than $1 million for his political action committee, Alabama 2014, and he's using it to help Republicans keep their seats in the Legislature. 22235
November 22nd, 2013
'Monster' cosmic blast zipped harmlessly by Earth - Orbiting telescopes got the fireworks show of a lifetime when they spotted what is known as a gamma ray burst in a far-off galaxy. The only bigger display astronomers know of was the Big Bang — and no one, of course, was around to witness that. 22234
November 22nd, 2013
Alabama judge approves Jefferson County's bankruptcy exit plan - BIRMINGHAM | A federal judge on Thursday approved a plan by Jefferson County, Ala., to cut and refinance its debt and exit the second-largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. 22233
November 22nd, 2013
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