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Rock Quarry elementary student uses father's cancer battle as inspiration, wins Doodle 4 Google contest in Alabama - Ansley Grider was 12 years old when her father was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Two years later, with her father now healthy, Grider used his battle against the disease as inspiration for the 2014 Doodle 4 Google contest. 24445
April 30th, 2014
Aid, cleanup begins in areas most affected by Monday's tornado - Kent Savoie was watching the news Monday night in his Golden Acres home when the deluge of rain beating down on the tin roof of his mobile home suddenly stopped. Wondering why the rain stopped so abruptly, he ventured onto his front porch to take a look. Everything was calm. And that's what worried him. 24444
April 30th, 2014
After 20 years of effort, homeowner able to 'Burn the Mortgage' - Maxine Latham became a homeowner on Jan.7, 1994. She has been working to pay off her mortgage for 20 years. On Jan.31, Latham wrote out the last payment on her home. Latham and Martha Collier were honored Wednesday at the Community Service Programs of West Alabama's "Burn the Mortgage" ceremony. 24443
April 30th, 2014
Kelly Horwitz appeals election loss to Alabama Supreme Court - The outcome of a hotly contested Tuscaloosa Board of Education race is now in the hands of the Alabama Supreme Court. The city's District 4 race dominated headlines and even made national news after the incumbent board member made allegations of widespread voter fraud by members of the University of Alabama's Greek community. 24442
April 30th, 2014
Sheriff's Office investigators searching Tuscaloosa teenager last seen Sunday with older man - Authorities are searching for a Tuscaloosa teenager who was reported missing on Sunday. Jovana Hill, 13, was last seen at her home in the Sahama Village Trailer Park, said Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Ron Abernathy. 24441
April 30th, 2014
Authorities capture Birmingham fugitive accused of selling heroin to University of Alabama student who overdosed - A Birmingham fugitive who evaded federal authorities for seven months has been captured and charged with selling heroin to a University of Alabama student who died from a drug overdose last year. 24440
April 30th, 2014
Friends, family to hold vigil for John Servati on Thursday - Family and friends of John Servati, the University of Alabama swimmer who died Monday evening from injuries he sustained when a retaining wall in the basement of his home collapsed, have organized a celebration of his life. 24439
April 30th, 2014
Area gets rain but no tornado-like activity in second day of threatening weather - Despite the threat of severe and potentially dangerous weather, West Alabama saw nothing Tuesday night that resembled the treacherous conditions that had been predicted. 24438
April 30th, 2014
Voter ID law takes effect with June primary - The Voter Photo Identification Act, approved during the 2011 legislative session, will go into effect in all 67 Alabama counties beginning with the June 3, 2014, statewide primary election. Voters who do not have proper photo identification must obtain a free voter photo ID card or will not be allowed to vote, but there are some exceptions. 24437
April 29th, 2014
Belk spring charity to be held Saturday - Belk's Spring Charity Sale will be from 6-10 a.m. Saturday. The sale provides money for local charities while giving shoppers discounts of 20 to 70 percent on purchases. 24436
April 29th, 2014
Northport police could have firing range by end of next year - The Northport Police Department could have its own firing range by the end of next year. 24435
April 29th, 2014
Alabama Attorney General alerts residents, contractors to price gouging laws - With the home repairs that are expected to follow this latest round of damaging storms, the Alabama Attorney General's Office is reminding residents and contractors alike that the state's price gouging law is in effect. 24434
April 29th, 2014
At least 35 dead as South braces for more twisters - LOUISVILLE, Miss. | Ruth Bennett died clutching the last child left at her day care center as a tornado wiped the building off its foundation. A firefighter who came upon the body gently pulled the toddler from her arms. 24433
April 29th, 2014
West Alabama preparing to open shelters as area braces for possible repeat of Monday night (3:30 PM UPDATE) - The latest update from the National Weather Service indicates the Tuscaloosa area could face a repeat tonight of the storms that swept through Monday. 24432
April 29th, 2014
Tuscaloosa city, county schools largely unaffected by storm; officials to determine Wednesday operations after second round of weather passes - Four schools in the Tuscaloosa city and county school systems were affected by the severe weather and tornado that hit Tuscaloosa County late Monday. But the one school that was damaged and the four that lost power are nearly already back to full operation. 24431
April 29th, 2014
Mary J. Blige coming to Tuscaloosa Amphitheater in July - Grammy-award winning sing Mary J. Blige will be in concert July 3 at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. 24430
April 29th, 2014
Aspen Village resident shot an killed intruder who police say was acting mentally unstable - An Aspen Village apartment resident shot and killed a neighbor who broke through his back patio door Monday night. 24429
April 29th, 2014
Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's deputies survey tornado damage (FLYOVER VIDEO) - Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's deputies flew over the areas struck by a tornado say that storm damage stretches from the Hale-Tuscaloosa county line to just past Golden Acres Mobile Home Park off Hargrove Road East. 24428
April 29th, 2014
Rural counties emerge from Monday's storm relatively unscathed - Most rural counties in West Alabama received some down trees and minor damage, but no reports of injuries or deaths as a result of Monday night's storm. 24427
April 29th, 2014
West Alabama universities monitoring second round of inclement weather - Some West Alabama universities have closed Tuesday while others continue to monitor the weather before making any decisions. 24426
April 29th, 2014
Second round of bad weather expected in West Alabama Tuesday afternoon - Much of Alabama is bracing for a second round of storms that could arrive in West Alabama as early as 2 p.m. Temperatures are expected to warm back to around 80 degrees today. Severe weather is expected to develop as a slow-moving cold front approaches from the west, National Weather Service meteorologist Aaron Gleason said in a daily weather briefing posted on the NWS website. 24425
April 29th, 2014
University of Alabama swimmer John Servati killed during Monday's storm; community, teammates react on social media (NOON UPDATE) - A man killed during Monday night's severe weather outbreak in Tuscaloosa was University of Alabama swimmer John Servati, a junior from Tupelo, Miss. UA officials confirmed Servati's death Tuesday morning. 24424
April 29th, 2014
Storm survivors tell their stories: 'We are safe here' - A powerful storm system was menacing a large swath of the South early Tuesday, killing more than two dozen people from Arkansas to Alabama over more than two days of destruction. Here are the some stories from people in Mississippi and Alabama that made it through the frightening chaos. 24423
April 29th, 2014
Storm claims life of Tuscaloosa man; flooding, damage reported after tornado - A Tuscaloosa man died Monday night as severe storms, including a tornado, lashed the city and surrounding areas. The severe weather occurred three years and a day after a tornado claimed more than 50 lives in Tuscaloosa. 24422
April 29th, 2014
Deadline extended for University of Alabama's summer program for gifted students - The deadline has been extended until May 15 for enrolling kinder-gartners through eighth-graders in a summer enrichment workshop offered by the University of Alabama for gifted students. 24421
April 29th, 2014
'To Kill a Mockingbird' en route to digital format - Harper Lee has signed on for Scout, Boo Radley and Atticus Finch to enter the electronic age. Filling one of the biggest gaps in the e-library, “To Kill a Mockingbird” will become available as an e-book and digital audiobook on July 8, HarperCollins Publishers announced Monday. 24420
April 29th, 2014
Deaths reported in Alabama, Mississippi as severe weather moves through - ATHENS | At least three deaths are being reported from severe storms blowing through the South, but the toll could rise. 24419
April 28th, 2014
Guilty pleas entered in Alabama dog fighting case - MONTGOMERY | A four-year dog fighting investigation that stretched from Texas to Georgia began to yield results Monday when four people entered the first guilty pleas in the case. 24418
April 28th, 2014
Police apprehend man who caused partial closure of Paul Bryant Bridge after threatening to jump - A man who caused a partial closure of the northbound lanes of the Paul Bryant Bridge on Monday afternoon by threatening to jump into the Black Warrior River is being evaluated, according to the Tuscaloosa Police Department. 24417
April 28th, 2014
Thousands of University of Alabama students to receive degrees during this weekend's spring commencement ceremonies - More than 4,411 undergraduates and graduate students are scheduled to receive degrees Friday and Saturday during spring commencement ceremonies on the University of Alabama campus. 24416
April 28th, 2014
6 official FEMA-rated storm shelters open Tuscaloosa County - Six official Federal Emergency Management Agency-rated storm shelters have opened their doors to all Tuscaloosa County residents who need a place to safely weather the storm. 24415
April 28th, 2014
Supreme Court considers whistleblower free speech rights, hears case of ex-Alabama community college official - WASHINGTON | When Edward Lane testified about corruption at a community college program he headed in Alabama, he was fired. The Supreme Court on Monday considered whether the First Amendment protects Lane and millions of other public employees from job retaliation when they offer testimony about government misconduct in court. 24414
April 28th, 2014
Tuscaloosa prepares for severe weather expected Monday evening - Authorities are taking precautions as severe weather is expected to move through West Alabama Monday. 24413
April 28th, 2014
Ex-University of Alabama president Guy Bailey could soon be named president at Universtiy of Texas Rio Grande Valley, per report - Guy Bailey, who served as the University of Alabama’s president for 57 days before resigning in 2012, could soon be named president of the newly formed University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, according to the San Antonio Express-News. 24412
April 28th, 2014
Tuscaloosa City, School Board partner to make two safe rooms available - The Tuscaloosa City School Board has partnered with the city to make two safe rooms available to the public Monday evening as severe weather moves through the area. 24411
April 28th, 2014
Severe weather forecast prompts park closures around West Alabama - All Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority parks, activity centers and facilities will close at 4pm today. All rentals, games, practices, classes and activities are canceled. 24410
April 28th, 2014
Live stream of severe weather updates, photos from authorities, statewide media - Follow all the latest news about the severe weather that's expected to move through Alabama on Monday. This is the place for news, updates, photos and more from The Tuscaloosa News team, authorities and other news agencies in Alabama. 24409
April 28th, 2014
American Red Cross Alabama Region tips for responding to threat of severe weather - The American Red Cross Alabama Region has provided these tips for responding to the threat of severe weather: 24408
April 28th, 2014
Tuscaloosa city, county school systems to dismiss early Monday as severe weather expected in West Alabama - Tuscaloosa city and county schools will dismiss students early Monday because of severe weather expected to arrive in West Alabama as early as mid-afternoon. 24407
April 28th, 2014
Flag football team to aid Arts 'N Autism - The Tuscaloosa Police Department will play the Tuscaloosa Fire Department in a flag football game at 3 p.m. May 17 at the football field at American Christian Academy, 2300 Veterans Memorial Parkway. 24406
April 28th, 2014
Some question penalty for Georgia technician who falsified mammograms - PERRY, Ga. | Sharon Holmes found a lump in her left breast quite by accident. At work as a high school custodian, her hand brushed against her chest and she felt a knot. She was perplexed. After all, just three months earlier, she had been given an all-clear sign from her doctor after a mammogram. 24405
April 28th, 2014
Exchange student follows turmoil in Ukraine from afar; 16-year-old lives in Northport, attends Tuscaloosa County High School - When Yuliya Tverdohlib left her home in Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine, to come to the United States last August, everything was fine. A few months later, she opened her Twitter account and saw that her country had erupted in violence. 24404
April 28th, 2014
TUSCALOOSA CITY COUNCIL AGENDA: April 29 - The Tuscaloosa City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the council chambers on the second floor of City Hall, 2201 University Blvd. The following items will be on the agenda: Authorizing utility account credits; total: $2,850.13. Authorizing request for street lighting system modifications. 24403
April 28th, 2014
Road maintenance to slow traffic this week - The Alabama Department of Transportation will perform routine maintenance Tuesday through Friday on Alabama Highway 69/Lurleen Wallace Boulevard North near the Hugh Thomas Bridge. Work will take place in the right and center lanes in the northbound direction. Stationary and slow-moving vehicles will be in work zones between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. 24402
April 28th, 2014
Free medications available for seniors - The Alabama SenioRx program through the West Alabama Area Agency on Aging can help some people obtain free medications. 24401
April 28th, 2014
Severe weather expected Monday in Tuscaloosa - A storm system brings the threat of severe weather to Alabama Monday for much of the central and northern part of the state. There is the chance of tornadoes, straight-line winds, hail and flooding because of a storm system that is expected to hit West Alabama late in the afternoon to early evening, the National Weather Service said. 24400
April 28th, 2014
NORTHPORT CITY COUNCIL AGENDA: April 28 - The Northport City Council will consider the following items during its regular meeting Monday at 6 p.m. at the Northport City Hall: Second reading, resolution ordering the vacation of right of way for a portion of Colburn Road. First reading, rezoning of property located at 1403 Third St. 24399
April 28th, 2014
State attorney general's office takes over Alabama State University probe - MONTGOMERY | The state Attorney General's office will take over an investigation into claims of questionable financial practices at Alabama State University. 24398
April 28th, 2014
LOOKING BACK: April 28 - 50 years ago this week: Black leaders announced plans to intensify a “non-buying” campaign in downtown Tuscaloosa and to step up a voter registration drive. Featured in the “People of Note” column were Frank “Swede” Kendall, principal of Tuscaloosa Junior High School and former football coach; Bill Daffron for his work with the Boy Scouts; and Joe G. Morrison, state probations and parole supervisor of the Tuscaloosa district. 24397
April 28th, 2014
WVUA broadcasts from its new media center on Monday - WVUA is set to begin is first broadcast from the new Digital Media Center in the University of Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium on Monday. 24396
April 28th, 2014
Strong storms take aim at Midwest, Southern states on third anniversary of deadly tornado - OKLAHOMA CITY | Strong storms swept through parts of the Midwest on Sunday, spawning damaging winds, large hail and at least one tornado. 24395
April 27th, 2014
Police find woman's body in man's car after chase in Tennessee - WINCHESTER, Tenn. | Investigators have found a body of a woman inside a car after a police chase in southern Tennessee. 24394
April 27th, 2014
LEND A HAND: Girl Scouts honor 13 women for service to community - The Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama recognized 13 women at the Women of Distinction luncheon on April 25 at Hotel Capstone in Tuscaloosa. Women recognized at the event represent Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Hamilton, Lamar, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Sumter and Tuscaloosa counties. 24393
April 27th, 2014
Tuscaloosa street-sweeping schedule: April 27 - Tuscaloosa streets to be swept the week of April 27. 24392
April 27th, 2014
Vendors needed for Palmetto Gospel Bluegrass festival near Reform - Vendors are needed for June 14 Palmetto Gospel Bluegrass Festival near Reform. Call 205-375-2902 or 205-491-9532 for more information. 24391
April 27th, 2014
Cancer support group to meet Tuesday - The Inflammatory Breast Cancer Network Foundation will hold a meet-and-greet event from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at T-Town Cafe, 500 14th St. 24390
April 27th, 2014
Northport market will be open May 4 - Fifth Street Vintage Market in Northport will host its third market of the spring season from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. May 4. 24389
April 27th, 2014
Store to mark Free Comic Book Day - Sho'Nuff Comics, 618 15th St., plans to be part of the Free Comic Book Day celebration on from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. May 3. 24388
April 27th, 2014
SCHOOL NEWS: April 27 - School news for the week of April 27. 24387
April 26th, 2014
COLLEGE NEWS: April 27 - College news for the week of April 27 24386
April 26th, 2014
Residents remember tornado at Mayor's Cup - Dana Gilliland huddled with her family in her brother’s basement listening to the loud rumble of what sounded like a train rattling across railroad tracks, not knowing if she would survive the April 27, 2011, EF4 tornado. 24385
April 26th, 2014
Mayor: tornado recovery over 3 years has been slow, smart, steady - Mayor Walt Maddox said there have been successes as well as missteps in the recovery from the powerful tornado that tore across Tuscaloosa three years ago today. 24384
April 26th, 2014
MILITARY NEWS: April 27 - Military news for the week of April 27. 24383
April 26th, 2014
New $3.9M Northport fire station to be under construction soon - A new $3.9 million fire station should be under construction in Northport in a matter of weeks. 24382
April 26th, 2014
Brookwood High logistics training program to expand with addition of two area schools - A program started last year at Brookwood High School to train students for jobs in logistics will be expanded this fall to include students at two additional area high schools — Paul W. Bryant and Bessemer. It’s all being done to get more skilled workers into the growing field of logistics — the orderly and efficient movement of goods and components. 24381
April 26th, 2014
'72 Iron Bowl star David Langner dies - AUBURN | Former Auburn football player David Langner, who starred in the "Punt, Bama, Punt" Iron Bowl, one of the most memorable games in the Tigers' rivalry with Alabama, has died. He was 62. Auburn teammate Mac Lorendo said Langner died early Saturday morning after battling cancer. 24380
April 26th, 2014
Greene County bingo supporters rally at the University of Alabama - Hundreds of bingo supporters gathered Saturday on the University of Alabama campus to protest the March 31 raid by the state attorney general that seized bingo machines and cash from four gaming operations in Greene County. But the organizers of the rally said the Rally for Justice was not just about the elimination of approximately 1,000 jobs and loss of millions of dollars for Greene County charities. 24379
April 26th, 2014
Incumbent Kay Ivey has endorsements in Alabama lieutenant governor's race - MONTGOMERY | Incumbent Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey has more campaign money and endorsements than her challenger, but he hopes to close the gap in the final weeks of the Republican primary by attacking her performance as the presiding officer of the Senate. "I don't like the job the lieutenant governor is doing," Stan Cooke said. 24378
April 26th, 2014
Tuscaloosa business Sam Jackson Co. now 100 years old - Sam Jackson turned 93 this month, walks with a cane and says his vision is failing, but he still runs the store his father acquired a century ago, trying to come in for at least a few hours most days. 24377
April 26th, 2014
Officials sponsor 'Prescription Drug Take-Back Day' - 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. 24376
April 26th, 2014
Spring cleanup Saturday in Tuscaloosa County - The Tuscaloosa County Commission and the Waste Management Inc. are sponsoring a spring cleanup from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday. 24375
April 26th, 2014
Livingston event targets young entrepreneurs - A conference focusing on getting young people interested in having their own business and giving them tips on how to do it successfully will be held Tuesday in Livingston. 24374
April 26th, 2014
Some Tuscaloosa streets to be closed for Mayor's Cup 5K - Several streets and intersections will be closed from 6 to 10 a.m. Saturday because of the Mayor's Cup 5K, according to a news release from the Tuscaloosa Department of Transportation. 24373
April 26th, 2014
Alabama among 16 schools picked for Camaro competition - The University of Alabama is among 16 universities selected nationwide for a four-year contest co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors to redesign a Chevrolet Camaro into a high-performance hybrid-electric car, with goals of reducing its environmental impact while maintaining its muscle-car performance. 24372
April 26th, 2014
Covenant Presbyterian rededicates grounds, sanctuary - Part of the sanctuary wall of Covenant Presbyterian was ripped off during the April 27, 2011, tornado, exposing a lone cross hanging inside. Three years after the storm tore across Tuscaloosa and heavily damaged the church, Covenant will celebrate Sunday with a rededication of the sanctuary and its grounds. 24371
April 26th, 2014
Bingo rally in front of Fosters Auditorium to go on as planned Saturday - Saturday's Rally for Justice by the Greene County Committee for Civil Rights will go on as planned, organizers say, despite their failure to receive permission from the University of Alabama to hold the event in front of Foster Auditorium. 24370
April 25th, 2014
Damaged by tornado, Covenant Presbyterian Church to rededicate sanctuary Sunday - Part of the sanctuary wall of Covenant Presbyterian was ripped off during the April 27, 2011 tornado, exposing a lone cross hanging inside. Three years after the storm tore across Tuscaloosa and heavily damaged the church, Covenant will celebrate Sunday with a rededication of the sanctuary and its grounds. 24369
April 25th, 2014
John Essex High closing at end of school year as enrollment numbers too low - At the end of the school year, John Essex High School in Demopolis will close its doors permanently. The pre-segregation era-founded school has been a mainstay in its community for decades, but because of the dwindling population in that part of Marengo County, the school doesn't have enough students to remain in operation. 24368
April 25th, 2014
Supporters flock to Central High for the Tuscaloosa Area Special Olympics - Reginald Whitfield cheered along Friday morning as his classmates carried the Olympic torch around the track field at Central High School, signaling the beginning of the Tuscaloosa Area Special Olympics. 24367
April 25th, 2014
Federal loans approved for flood victims in Alabama - MONTGOMERY | The U.S. Small Business Administration will offer low-cost loans for people hit by flooding in central Alabama earlier this month. 24366
April 25th, 2014
Alabama State revamps senior staff; state Rep. John Knight out as a vice president - MONTGOMERY | The new president of Alabama State University is shaking up the school's senior management. 24365
April 25th, 2014
Linden issues boil water notice - City officials and the Alabama Department of Public Heath are advising Linden residents to boil water prior to consumption through the weekend. 24364
April 25th, 2014
Alabama 6th Congressional District candidate Will Brooke lives outside district by a few hundred feet but plans to move - MONTGOMERY | Will Brooke, a prominent contender for Alabama's 6th Congressional District seat, does not live in the district he's seeking to represent after a 2011 line shift moved the boundary just a few hundred feet south of his house. 24363
April 25th, 2014
Law affecting AEA fundraising to be enforced - MONTGOMERY | The Alabama Department of Education is telling school systems to start enforcing a state law aimed at the main source of fundraising for the state teachers' organization. 24362
April 25th, 2014
C.J. Harris voted off 'American Idol' - Thursday night was a rough night for the two remaining Alabama contestants on season 13 of “American Idol.” C.J. Harris of Jasper and Jessica Meuse of Slapout finished in the bottom two. Harris was eliminated, leaving Meuse as the lone Alabama contestant as the competition was narrowed to five performers. 24361
April 25th, 2014
Alabama Blues Project to hold yard sale Saturday - The Alabama Blues Project will hold a spring yard sale from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the project's office, 712 25th Ave. in downtown Northport. 24360
April 25th, 2014
Tuscaloosa High School Class of 1964 to hold 50-year reunion - The Tuscaloosa High School class of 1964 celebrates its 50-year reunion from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the University Club, 421 Queen City Ave., and 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Tuscaloosa River Market, 1900 Jack Warner Parkway. Call 205-454-7919. 24359
April 25th, 2014
Dragon boat races scheduled Saturday - The Junior League of Tuscaloosa will be hosting its third annual Dragon Boat Races Saturday at the Cypress Inn, located on Rice Mine Road. 24358
April 25th, 2014
Driver license offices to be closed - MONTGOMERY | The Alabama Revenue Department said license plate transactions will continue while the Department of Public Safety shuts down the issuance of driver licenses for a few days. 24357
April 25th, 2014
Tuscaloosa City Schools get AdvancED nod - The Tuscaloosa City School System was recommended for systemwide accreditation Thursday by AdvancED, a global leader in advancing education excellence through accreditation and school improvement. 24356
April 25th, 2014
Retrospective show for local artist Evan Wilson opens Friday - “Drawn to the Light — The Paintings of Evan Wilson,” Tuscaloosa native Evan Wilson’s first retrospective, features 60 paintings dating from 1974 to 2013, drawn from private and public collections and the artist’s own holdings, and opens with a reception Friday in the Tuscaloosa Museum of Art. 24355
April 24th, 2014
New downtown Tuscaloosa Embassy Suites Hotel names general manager - Jon Crisp has been named the general manager for the Embassy Suites Hotel under construction at 2410 University Blvd. in downtown Tuscaloosa. The hotel is expected to open in... 24354
April 24th, 2014
Alabama Public Radio wins five regional broadcasting awards - The University of Alabama-housed Alabama Public Radio won five regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, which are presented by the Radio Television Digital News Association to recognize the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations. 24353
April 24th, 2014
Tuscaloosa Police charge man with attempted murder in McKenzie Courts shooting - Jarvis Horton, 18, of Tuscaloosa was arrested Thursday almost a week after allegedly firing a gun at an occupied vehicle near McKenzie Courts apartments on April 18, according to an email from Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit commander Sgt. Dale Phillips. 24352
April 24th, 2014
Zelpha Wells Piano Competition comes to Stillman this weekend - Stillman College will host its annual Zelpha Wells Piano Competition Friday and Saturday in the Cordell Wynn Humanities and Fine Arts Center in campus. 24351
April 24th, 2014
Tuscaloosa Mayor's Cup 5k set for Saturday - Registration is still open for Saturday's "Tuscaloosa Mayor's Cup," the eighth annual 5K run and fundraiser for the Tuscaloosa Pre-K program. Race packets will be available today for pick-up at Government Plaza, the site of the race's start and finish lines for the past two years. 24350
April 24th, 2014
Alabama lawmaker arrested on felony perjury charges - MONTGOMERY | Republican Rep. Barry Moore of Enterprise was arrested Thursday on charges of perjury and giving false statements to law enforcement, making him the second legislator to face criminal charges in an ongoing investigation of state government. 24349
April 24th, 2014
Alabama district attorney wants offensive Instagram accounts taken down - OCEONTA | An Alabama district attorney says Instagram accounts posting photos of teenage girls in her county should be taken down. 24348
April 24th, 2014
Emmert supports more efficient, effective NCAA - INDIANAPOLIS | Mark Emmert wants the NCAA to fast-track upgrades for college athletes — regardless of whether a player union is pushing for them. 24347
April 24th, 2014
Amedisys, home health company with several operations in West Alabama, to pay $150 million to resolve Medicare billing allegations - NEW ORLEANS | Amedisys Inc., a Baton Rouge-based home health company, will pay $150 million to resolve allegations that it inflated Medicare billings and had improper financial relationships with referring physicians, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday. 24346
April 23rd, 2014
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