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DCH goes smoke-free Jan. 1 - Starting Wednesday, tobacco use will be banned at all DCH Health System properties, including DCH Regional Medical Center, Northport Medical Center, Fayette Medical Center and Pickens County Medical Center. 22722
December 31st, 2013
Few state residents getting STAR identification card - MONTGOMERY | Few Alabamians have obtained a new form of identification that many will need in less than a year if they want to take a domestic flight without carrying a passport. 22721
December 31st, 2013
Tuscaloosa County upgrades dispatch system while mulling consolidated E-911 center - The Tuscaloosa County E-911 board of directors is moving ahead with upgrades to dispatching equipment at its current facilities while it mulls a decision on whether to go forward with the construction of a consolidated E-911 center. 22720
December 31st, 2013
Former Alabama Gov. Bob RIley leads scholarship group in wake of new law - BIRMINGHAM | Former Gov. Bob Riley said he's serving as the unpaid chairman of a scholarship organization because he believes in a new Alabama law that provides help to families that move their children from failing public schools. The new Alabama Accountability Act provides for individuals and businesses to donate to scholarship funds to help families make the transfer to participating private schools or non-failing public schools. 22719
December 31st, 2013
Tuscaloosa street-sweeping schedule: 12/31 - The Tuscaloosa Department of Transportation will sweep the following general areas this week. Residents in these areas are asked not to park on the street. 22718
December 31st, 2013
Tuscaloosa police say 'check-washing' scam not uncommon in area - A Tuscaloosa couple recently learned that someone had stolen an outgoing utility bill from their mailbox and used their check to make purchases at a local electronics store. A spokesman for Tuscsaloosa Police says "check-washing" is not an uncommon crime locally. 22717
December 31st, 2013
Montgomery man arrested in killings of Doe B. and student - MONTGOMERY | A man has been arrested on two capital murder charges in the fatal shooting of rapper Doe B. and a woman at an Alabama bar, police said Monday. 22716
December 31st, 2013
University of Alabama chancellor, Opelika mayor remember former UA trustee - Yetta Samford Jr., a University of Alabama trustee emeritus and an Opelika attorney, is being remembered for his contributions to the UA System and the state. Samford died Saturday at Bethany House in Auburn at age 90. 22715
December 31st, 2013
Nick Saban gets impromptu manicure from 12-year-old girl during Children's Hospital visit in New Orleans - NEW ORLEANS | New Orleans Children's Hospital patient Gabrielle Nave, 12, gives Alabama Coach Nick Saban an impromptu manicure during a visit by members of the Alabama football team on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. 22714
December 30th, 2013
Northport man arrested, charged with raping teenager - A Northport man has been accused of sexually assaulting a teenager. 22713
December 30th, 2013
New Orleans native gives tips on places to eat, drink for Sugar Bowl - There is no denying that Alabama fans would much rather be spending the first week of 2014 in the Los Angeles area with their Crimson Tide preparing to play in yet another BCS national championship. That was the dream. The reality, while a bit sour, is still plenty sweet, though. Alabama fans get to ring in the New Year in New Orleans as the team readies for the school’s 14th Sugar Bowl appearance. 22712
December 30th, 2013
State of creation: Tuscaloosa plays part in growing beer industry in Alabama - BIRMINGHAM | A beer revolution is brewing in Alabama. Drinkers thirsty for something other than Budweiser or Miller didn’t have many choices in the state just a few years ago, but a series of laws passed since 2009 has opened up Alabama to the world of high-alcohol specialty beers, neighborhood brew pubs and microbreweries, including Druid City Brewing Co. and Black Warrior Brewing Co. in Tuscaloosa. 22711
December 30th, 2013
Alabama agencies adopting active shooter training for police officers - ANNISTON | Prospective Alabama police officers will face new training requirements in 2014, as courses on dealing with mass shootings are added to certification requirements. The program is designed to teach first responders how to isolate, distract and subdue active shooters. 22710
December 30th, 2013
Truck carrying chocolate milk overturns on Interstate 20/59 in Fairfield, spills fuel - FAIRFIELD | Fairfield police were diverting traffic along a stretch of Interstate 20/59 after an 18-wheeler overturned in the eastbound lanes and caused a fuel spill. 22709
December 30th, 2013
2 Alabama police departments mulling wearable cameras - PIEDMONT | Two police departments in eastern Alabama are considering outfitting officers with wearable cameras in 2014. Officials in Jacksonville and Piedmont say they're considering buying miniature cameras and clipping them to officers' clothing or accessories. 22708
December 30th, 2013
Rise of Spice popularity in Dothan has police busy - DOTHAN | The popularity of synthetic marijuana, otherwise known as potpourri or Spice, has reached epidemic proportions across the city of Dothan. During 2013, 85 percent of the city's call-outs for narcotic investigators from the patrol division of the Dothan Police Department involved synthetic marijuana. 22707
December 30th, 2013
Montgomery restaurant won't reopen after shooting that killed rapper, student - MONTGOMERY | The owner of a Montgomery bar that was the scene of a fatal shooting over the weekend says she doesn't plan to reopen the business. City officials closed the Centennial Bar and Grill after rapper Glenn Thomas, 22, known as Doe B., and Kimberle Johnson, a 22-year-old Troy University student, were fatally shot early Saturday. 22706
December 30th, 2013
Demopolis police: Body found Sunday in Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway - A body was found around 12:30 p.m. Sunday in the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway near the Demopolis Yacht Basin, according to the Demopolis Police Department. 22705
December 29th, 2013
Local scholars give their predictions for 2014 - As 2013 winds down, the University of Alabama faculty have offered their annual list of “educated guesses” about what the new year will hold, including prognostications on topics such as social media, concussions in sports, Alabama’s financial outlook, trendy diets and NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden’s effect on cellphone security. 22704
December 29th, 2013
State GOP faces little opposition in 2014 - MONTGOMERY | Alabama’s 2014 election is shaping up to be much different than 2010, when statewide races were crowded with candidates and Republicans were fighting to end 136 years of Democratic control of the Legislature. 22703
December 29th, 2013
Bond exceeds $10 million for accused child molester - NEW ORLEANS | A 47-year-old New Orleans man faces 1,365 felony counts — and a bond of more than $10 million — after being rebooked on suspicion of filming himself molesting at least two girls numerous times. 22702
December 29th, 2013
Gulf seafood tough to find this holiday season - GULFPORT, Miss. | For many Gulf Coast residents, seafood is the highlight of a holiday table. Oyster dressing, marinated crab claws, boiled shrimp, crab cakes, oysters on the half shell, stuffed shrimp, fried everything. ... This year, though, prices may be at an all-time high for local bounty. 22701
December 29th, 2013
Atlanta robbery linked to fatal shooting of Tupelo officer - TUPELO, Miss. | FBI officials believe the shooting of two Tupelo police officers is linked to an attempted bank robbery in Atlanta earlier the same day. The Tupelo robbery of a BancorpSouth Bank about 3:15 p.m. Monday was followed by the shooting of Sgt. Gale Stauffer and Officer Joseph Maher. 22700
December 29th, 2013
LEND A HAND: 12/29 - Time to Give and Wish List for Dec. 29. 22699
December 28th, 2013
Bunker standoff named top Alabama news story of 2013 - BIRMINGHAM | It was an unimaginable nightmare: A gunman boarded a school bus full of children, killed the driver and dragged a 5-year-old boy into an underground bunker, where the child remained a hostage for days. That tense drama focused the nation's attention on tiny Midland City and has been selected as the No. 1 Alabama news story of 2013 by The Associated Press. 22698
December 28th, 2013
Tuscaloosa County sees 17 homicides in 2013 - Authorities investigated 17 homicides in Tuscaloosa County during 2013, the most in the last four years. The county had 16 homicides in 2012 and 14 each in 2010 and 2011. 22697
December 28th, 2013
Rapper Doe B. among 2 killed in Montgomery shooting - MONTGOMERY | Police in Alabama are investigating the killings of rapper Doe B. and another person in a shooting Saturday that also wounded six others inside a bar and grill. 22696
December 28th, 2013
Top local stories of 2013 - Football, elections, the proliferation of student housing complexes and the deaths of notable community members were among West Alabama’s top stories of 2013, as chosen by readers and The Tuscaloosa News. 22695
December 28th, 2013
Train tracks open again - Trains began running again at about 9 a.m. Saturday morning after a Norfolk Southern train derailed at 17th Street and 15th Avenue in Tuscaloosa Friday evening. 22694
December 28th, 2013
Widespread flu reported in state - Alabama is one of 10 states reported to have geographically widespread influenza activity last week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 22693
December 28th, 2013
Shots fired into crowd; Tuscaloosa man killed - One person is dead and another was treated for injuries at DCH Regional Medical Center following a shooting that occurred Friday afternoon. 22692
December 28th, 2013
Targets in BP settlement inquiry assail findings - NEW ORLEANS | Nearly six months after a federal judge appointed former FBI director Louis Freeh to investigate alleged misconduct inside the settlement program for compensating victims of BP's 2010 Gulf oil spill, the targets of his inquiry are questioning his independence and trying to rebut his findings. 22691
December 28th, 2013
Part of Greensboro Avenue to be closed today - Greensboro Avenue between University Boulevard and Fourth Street will be closed from 6 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday. 22690
December 28th, 2013
Federal judge rules NSA phone surveillance is legal - NEW YORK | The heated debate over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records fell squarely into the courts Friday, when a federal judge in Manhattan upheld the legality of the program and cited its need in the fight against terrorism just days after another federal judge concluded it was likely not constitutional. 22689
December 28th, 2013
State HIV diagnosis rate on decline - MONTGOMERY | A new study found improvement with Alabama's diagnosis rate for AIDS and the virus that causes it. 22688
December 28th, 2013
4 dead, 3 hurt after Louisiana shootings - LOCKPORT, La. | A nurse embroiled in a custody fight with his ex-wife killed his current wife before shooting his former in-laws and his onetime boss in a rampage that spanned two parishes in Louisiana, leaving three people dead and three wounded. He then fatally shot himself in the head, authorities said. 22687
December 28th, 2013
Holiday trash drop-off locations - The Tuscaloosa Environmental Services Department has set up eight drop-off locations where residents can dispose of Christmas garbage from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. 22686
December 28th, 2013
Power outages plague states in wake of ice storm - EAST LANSING, Mich. | Staring at a sixth day without power in a house as cold as a refrigerator, a frustrated John Johnson finally was able to borrow a generator from a neighbor Friday. He "never in a million years" thought his tree-lined city neighborhood near Michigan State University would be without electricity this long. But it could be Sunday or even the middle of next week before the power is back after a weekend ice storm that tore off tree limbs and snuffed out lights from Michigan to Maine and into Canada over the Christmas holiday. 22685
December 28th, 2013
Alabama state geologist named head of national organization - The American Geosciences Institute has named Alabama State Geologist Nick Tew Jr. as its president. “I am extremely honored to be allowed to serve in this way,” Tew said. “You get to the point in your career where you want to give something back to your profession.” 22684
December 28th, 2013
2 charged in Christmas burglary of liquor store - Two burglars stole multiple bottles of alcohol during a Christmas Day burglary at the ABC Beverage Store, 4701 University Blvd. E., according to a news release from the Tuscaloosa Police Department. 22683
December 27th, 2013
2 charged in robbery on Hargrove Road - A criminal investigator working the holiday burglary detail caught two suspects in a burglary that occurred overnight on Christmas. 22682
December 27th, 2013
Four teenagers arrested in Christmas burglary - Physical evidence at the scene of a Christmas Day burglary led to the arrest of four suspects not long after the incident. 22681
December 27th, 2013
Friday is last day to vote for top story - Another year is coming to a close, and we want you to decide what were top news events in West Alabama this year. 22680
December 27th, 2013
Man arrested, accused of robbery, harrassment - A suspect is in custody after allegedly robbing an elderly man in Gordo on Christmas Eve, Police Chief Todd Hall said. 22679
December 27th, 2013
Youths to be charged in CVS robberies - Tuscaloosa Police criminal investigators have obtained warrants for two juveniles accused of robbing two CVS pharmacies in Tuscaloosa Sunday, said Sgt. Brent Blankley, public information officer for TPD. 22678
December 27th, 2013
Post-Christmas sales lure bargain hunters - Although most of the season’s gifts were given on Wednesday, shoppers in Tuscaloosa and around the country headed to popular retailers on Thursday for after-Christmas shopping. 22677
December 27th, 2013
Kwanzaa celebrates heritage with 7 principles - Thursday marked the beginning of the seven-day African-American holiday known as Kwanzaa. 22676
December 27th, 2013
Some Alabama jobless benefits may end - MONTGOMERY | Some jobless benefits are set to expire for about 11,400 Alabama residents. 22675
December 27th, 2013
Massive Thyssenkrupp steel plant in Calvert being sold for an estimated $1.55 billion - CALVERT | When German steel manufacturer ThyssenKrupp began construction of its $5 billion plant just down the road from Webbs Cafe in 2007, business boomed as construction crews poured into the area to build the most modern steel production factory in the Americas. 22674
December 27th, 2013
Cleanup continues seven weeks after Aliceville train wreck - ALICEVILLE | Environmental workers are still cleaning up the site where a train carrying crude oil derailed and burned in West Alabama, and it's still unclear how petroleum escaped into surrounding waters seven weeks later, a regulatory agency said. 22673
December 27th, 2013
Mom of slain Selma teen recalls daughter - SELMA | Joann Hunter’s life changed forever Saturday night. 22672
December 27th, 2013
Alabama lawmaker to file resolution - SYLACAUGA | An Alabama state Senator says he plans to introduce a resolution during the upcoming legislative session to show support for “Duck Dynasty” star, Phil Robertson. 22671
December 27th, 2013
City offers Christmas tree recycling program - What was once a piece of decoration in your home can become community decoration thanks to the Tuscaloosa Environmental Services Department’s Christmas tree recycling event. 22670
December 27th, 2013
University of Alabama grad wins top writing award - Monroeville native and University of Alabama graduate Mark Childress has been named the recipient of the 2014 Harper Lee Award for Alabama’s Distinguished Writer of the Year. 22669
December 27th, 2013
City to study possible deer overpopulation in north Tuscaloosa - Citing a rise in complaints about the possible overpopulation of deer in north Tuscaloosa, the City Council is funding a study to determine whether there is a health risk. 22668
December 26th, 2013
Capitols historic dome set for 2-year renovation - WASHINGTON | A world-famous symbol of democracy is going under cover, as workers start a two-year, $60 million renovation of the U.S. Capitol dome. 22667
December 26th, 2013
Breast cancer survivors are making an IMPACT - In 1992, Vicki May, a nurse practitioner at DCH Regional Medical Center, noticed that women diagnosed with breast cancer often struggled to find adequate information and support. Hoping to meet their needs, May created the IMPACT program, an acronym for Identifying Many Positives After Cancer Treatment. 22666
December 26th, 2013
Three Ala.children die in La. mobile home fire - HOUMA, La.| A mobile home fire in Louisiana killed three children and injured seven others early on Christmas Day, fire officials said. Two brothers, ages 12 and 11, and their 13-year-old sister died at the Whispering Oaks Trailer Park in Houma, said District Chief Lance LaMarca of the state Fire Marshal's office. 22665
December 26th, 2013
Ala. medical marijuana debate rages on - MONTGOMERY | At some point during last spring's legislative session, the Medical Association of the State of Alabama conducted a survey of physicians on their attitudes toward medical marijuana, apparently at the request of the House Health Committee. 22664
December 26th, 2013
Convicted rapist may request new trial - ATHENS | A lawyer said he's considering asking for a new trial for an Alabama man who was convicted of raping his neighbor but has avoided prison time despite the objections of prosecutors and jurors. 22663
December 26th, 2013
One officer dies, one hurt in shootout with suspected bank robbers - TUPELO, Miss. | A Tupelo police officer was killed and a second was in critical condition Tuesday after a shootout with suspected bank robbers. 22662
December 26th, 2013
Choctaws planning $145M casino renovation, expansion - PHILADELPHIA, Miss. | The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will borrow up to $145 million to renovate the Silver Star Hotel and Casino, reopen the Golden Moon Casino fulltime and possibly build a casino in the Red Water community. 22661
December 26th, 2013
Prosecutors to seek death penalty in slaying of Selma teen - SELMA | Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for one of two teenagers charged in the slaying of a Selma High School student who was killed in what authorities described as a holdup over a cellphone. 22660
December 26th, 2013
Hearty gumbo is a great project for family to make, enjoy together - This time of year, when families and friends get together, is a great time to cook together. Cooking together changes what can sometimes be a lonely endeavor into a party. Even guests who do not regularly cook can chop and measure and read the recipe. 22659
December 24th, 2013
International students enjoy Christmas with hosts in Tuscaloosa - On the Sunday before Christmas, a brick home on Ninth Street in Tuscaloosa was a hive of activity in a warren of student housing along one-way streets left mostly silent by the holiday break for the University of Alabama. 22658
December 24th, 2013
Judge dismisses casino raid lawsuit - SHORTER | A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Alabama elected officials of violating the voting rights of Macon County residents when state agents raided Victoryland, the electronic gambling facility in Shorter. Authorities seized more than 1,600 gaming machines and more than $223,000 in cash during a raid in February and shut down the casino. 22657
December 24th, 2013
Education group lauds Gary Bonner - Tuscaloosa County Board of Education member Gary Bonner was named one of five 2013 All-State School Board winners this month by the Alabama Association of School Boards. According to a news release, all-state school board members are selected for exhibiting exemplary “boardmanship” and leadership skills. 22656
December 24th, 2013
WVUA signal fully restored after storm - Full service for WVUA/WUOA TV was restored late Monday in central Alabama, after repairs to equipment damaged by a weekend thunderstorm that partially interrupted transmission of the station based at the University of Alabama to some cable providers. 22655
December 24th, 2013
Tuscaloosa police investigating stabbing incident - A 46-year-old man was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at the DCH Regional Medical Center after a stabbing, said Sgt. Dale Phillips, Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit commander. 22654
December 24th, 2013
Holiday garbage schedule includes 8 drop-off sites - The Tuscaloosa Environmental Services Department will not collect garbage, trash or recycling Wednesday in observance of the Christmas holiday. 22653
December 24th, 2013
In south Louisiana, holiday bonfires are a family tradition - LUTCHER, La. | Mahlon Poché has been helping build Christmas Eve bonfires along the Mississippi River levee since he was a child in the 1940s. In those days, bonfires could be built out of anything that would create a sensational fire. 22652
December 24th, 2013
Prosecutors seek death penalty in teen's slaying - SELMA | Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for one of two teenagers charged in the slaying of a Selma High School student who was killed in what authorities described as a holdup over a cellphone. 22651
December 24th, 2013
James Brown's grandson, nephew working on film - NATCHEZ, Miss. | Two family members of James Brown have been helping “Get On Up” movie officials throughout filming in Natchez to ensure “The Godfather of Soul” properly shines on the big screen. Jason Brown, James Brown’s grandson, is working as a production assistant for the biopic being directed by Mississippian Tate Taylor. 22650
December 24th, 2013
Tinsel Trail bringing holiday cheer to Tuscaloosa's River Walk - Some of the 100 Christmas trees on the Tuscaloosa River Walk are decorated in typical holiday fashion with ornaments and ribbons, others take on different themes such as hair or real estate, and a few are completely transformed. 22649
December 24th, 2013
Tuscaloosa panel picks CDBG fund recipients for 2014 - Christmas came early for a select group of nonprofit agencies that were expected to receive federal funding through the city of Tuscaloosa. The funds are from the city’s annual appropriation of Community Development Block Grant funds, administered through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 22648
December 24th, 2013
Police: Birmingham gunman was aiming at party crashers - BIRMINGHAM | The man arrested in a fatal shooting at a birthday party was aiming for two uninvited guests but accidentally shot his uncle instead, Jefferson County sheriff’s officials said Monday. 22647
December 24th, 2013
Northport police officer fights dismissal - A Northport police officer claims that he was fired after writing a ticket to another officer who had parked in a handicap spot. Former officer Terry Zilke is appealing the Dec. 17 decision by the Northport Civil Service Board. 22646
December 24th, 2013
Holiday garbage schedule set - The Tuscaloosa Environmental Services Department will not collect garbage, trash or recycling today and Wednesday in observance of the Christmas holiday. 22645
December 24th, 2013
Hearing set in girl's running death - GADSDEN | A judge will consider dismissing charges against an Alabama woman accused of making her 9-year-old granddaughter run until the child collapsed and died. Etowah County Circuit Judge William Ogletree has set a hearing for Jan. 10 for Joyce Hardin Garrard. 22644
December 24th, 2013
Alabama man again avoids prison for series of rapes - ATHENS (AP) — A judge who was ordered to resentence a man convicted of rape after initially imposing a penalty that didn't require prison again ruled that the defendant could avoid serving time in a decision released Monday. 22643
December 23rd, 2013
Battling Ewing's sarcoma, Angel's long road ahead leads home for the holiday - Sixteen-year-old Angel Eaton is like any other teenage girl. A sophomore at Hillcrest High School, she plays flute in the marching band, and also plays the piano and ukulele. She enjoys writing poetry and during her freshman year, she served on the homecoming court. But unlike most teens her age, Angel is faced with a battle: she is fighting Ewing's sarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer. 22642
December 23rd, 2013
WVUA working to restore partial singal loss following weekend thunderstorm - Engineers are working to restore the WVUA/WUOA TV digital signal, currently off the air on some cable and satellite providers in Central Alabama, after a power outage during a weekend thunderstorm damaged some components necessary for transmission. 22641
December 23rd, 2013
AK-47 designer Mikhail Kalashnikov dead at 94 - MOSCOW (AP) — Mikhail Kalashnikov started out wanting to make farm equipment, but the harvest he reaped was one of blood as the designer of the AK-47 assault rifle, the world's most popular firearm. 22640
December 23rd, 2013
GOP leaders claim $1.1 billion in Alabama government savings - MONTGOMERY (AP) — Gov. Robert Bentley and other Republican leaders say they've saved Alabama taxpayers about $1.1 billion in total spending. 22639
December 23rd, 2013
Tuscaloosa native aware of real-life role while a star in Miami ballet - Jennifer Lauren continues to soar for the Miami City Ballet. Now in her sixth season there, after nine with the Alabama Ballet and having begun her training in Tuscaloosa, she's been promoted to the role of Sugar Plum Fairy in the MCB's production of “The Nutcracker.” In case that sounds familiar, it's possibly because she just returned to her hometown a few weeks back, to dance that role as guest artist for the Tuscaloosa Community Dancer's version of the Tchaikovsky ballet. 22638
December 23rd, 2013
Tuscaloosa police seek men after robberies reported at CVS stores - Tuscaloosa Police are investigating robberies at two CVS pharmacies and are seeking help identifying the suspects. 22637
December 23rd, 2013
A new Northport school system would take 10 of countys 34 schools - With a feasibility study complete, it appears that the birth of a Northport city school system is a real possibility. But what would that mean for the Tuscaloosa County School System? 22636
December 23rd, 2013
Should Northport break away from Tuscaloosa County school system? Residents take sides - The city of Northport may create its own school system, but some area residents have mixed opinions about whether a new school system would be a good idea. 22635
December 23rd, 2013
University of Alabama startup company gets $150,000 grant for petrochemical work - The National Science Foundation has awarded a University of Alabama startup company a $150,000 grant to further develop a new catalyst for the petrochemical industry. ThruPore Technologies was one of three UA startup companies advancing to the finals of the spring 2013 Alabama Launchpad Start-Up Competition. 22634
December 23rd, 2013
LOOKING BACK: 12/23 - Fifty years ago this week, University of Alabama football players began workouts in Mobile to prepare for their Jan. 1 Sugar Bowl date with the University of Mississippi; 25 years ago this week, Janeil Miller and Gene Warren were married in Tuscaloosa, but there would have been no ceremony if the couple had been successful in securing seats on the ill-fated Pan Am Flight 103; 10 years ago this week, the body of DePalma’s Italian Café owner Gregg Davis was found in his burning home. 22633
December 23rd, 2013
Storms kill 2 in Southeast; thousands lose power - MONROE, La. | A storm system swept across the central and southern U.S. on Saturday, bringing tornadoes and wind gusts that ripped roofs from barns and hurled trees into power lines, officials said. At least two people were killed. 22632
December 23rd, 2013
Namaths daughter reunited with dog lost years ago - ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A small dog that wandered away from its owner in South Florida five years ago is finally back home. 22631
December 23rd, 2013
Man surrenders in fatal shooting at birthday party in Birmingham - BIRMINGHAM | Jefferson County sheriff's officials say the man accused in a fatal shooting at a birthday party over the weekend is free on bond. 22630
December 22nd, 2013
Woman fatally shot, 2 arrested in armed robbery in Selma - SELMA | Selma police say two men have been arrested on capital murder charges after a woman was shot during an armed robbery. 22629
December 22nd, 2013
Drug agents: Foreign-made meth popular in Alabama - DOTHAN | Drug agents in northern Alabama say despite the state curbing sales of meth ingredients, authorities are seizing large quantities of the drug being imported from Mexico. 22628
December 22nd, 2013
COMMUNITY CALENDAR: 12/22 - Community meetings and events for the week of Dec. 22. 22627
December 22nd, 2013
Moundville farm one of first in new organic Black Belt effort - MOUNDVILLE | When Randy and Debbie Brown sold Magnolia Restaurant in Greensboro several years ago, they began looking for another entrepreneurial opportunity. The couple, who also own a hardware store in Moundville, found a new venture this year — a small farm that will grow organic vegetables year-round in tunnel hothouses. 22626
December 22nd, 2013
Investigators in Kate Ragsdale murder say they're confident they'll find her killer - Sgt. Dale Phillips knows almost everything there is to know about the house at 118 The Highlands and the woman who lived there. It's the house on the affluent residential street where Kate Ragsdale was found brutally murdered on the afternoon of Feb. 24. Phillips knows where every drop of blood fell, the way her body was positioned and the placement of the murder weapon. He knows everyone Ragsdale called, every penny she spent and everywhere she went in the days leading up to her death. 22625
December 22nd, 2013
University of West Alabama's president criticizes external evaluation - The University of West Alabama president is criticizing the findings of an outside consultant hired by the UWA board of trustees to conduct the annual presidential evaluation, calling the report vague and largely hearsay. President Richard Holland alleged the evaluation — which typically precedes consideration of the renewal of the president’s contract — was “skewed” by “certain parties” who interfered by including hand-selected biased respondents to provide negative feedback for the 10-page evaluation, which the board voted to accept at its Dec. 2 meeting. 22624
December 21st, 2013
Tuscaloosa Public LIbrary offering resources for smartphones, e-readers and more - For anyone who receives a smartphone, e-reader or tablet this holiday season, the Tuscaloosa Public Library offers resources to help fill those new devices with books, music and other media. Among the resources offered are OverDrive, which offers downloadable e-books and audiobooks; Freegal, which offers free music downloads; and Tumblebooks, an online resource for children’s e-books and videos. 22623
December 21st, 2013
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