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Full day of activities planned for A-Day - University of Alabama football fans will once again be able to take the field at Bryant-Denny Stadium at the conclusion of this year’s annual A-Day Game, which will take place April 16. 33212
March 31st, 2016
Severe weather possible Thursday night - Much of central Alabama remains under the threat of possible severe weather this evening as warm temperatures, humidity and thunderstorms moving east combine to fuel instability in the atmosphere. 33211
March 31st, 2016
Jewish Food Festival set for Sunday - All week the Sisterhood of Temple Emanu-El has been busy preparing and cooking traditional Jewish dishes like thinly rolled cheese filled crepes called blintzes or fried potato pancakes calked latkes. Come Sunday, the hard work will pay off when the Sisterhood doors its open for the community. 33210
March 31st, 2016
Campus leader hopes to leave legacy - Elliot Spillers ends his term as the University of Alabama Student Government Association president hopeful that he has laid the groundwork for a more united and diverse campus. 33209
March 31st, 2016
Easter Vigil Mass - 33208
March 31st, 2016
University of Alabama lecture series focuses on Civil War history - People can learn more about the history of the Civil War during a lecture series this weekend on the University of Alabama campus. 33207
March 31st, 2016
Law enforcement reform will be subject of University of Alabama symposium - Calls for law enforcement reform have proliferated since the death of Michael Brown on Aug. 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, along with other subsequent allegations of police brutality. 33206
March 31st, 2016
SEC honors University of Alabama theater professor Seth Panitch - Seth Panitch, a theater professor at the University of Alabama, was chosen Wednesday as the 2016 SEC Faculty Achievement Award winner for UA. 33205
March 31st, 2016
Demopolis man charged in shooting - A Demopolis man was arrested Tuesday after witnesses told police he shot into a residence on North Cherry Avenue. 33204
March 31st, 2016
Mayor's Night Out postponed - The Mayor's Night Out, scheduled for tonight, has been rescheduled for 5 p.m. April 14 at Buffalo Wild Wings on McFarland Boulevard. 33203
March 31st, 2016
What happens when dryer lint ignites? Northport firefighters demonstrate - Northport Fire and Rescue demonstrates what happens when dryer lint ignites Wednesday. 33202
March 31st, 2016
Stillman president to step down in 2017 - Stillman College President Peter Millet announced plans on Wednesday to step down at the end of June 2017 once his current three-year contract expires. 33201
March 30th, 2016
2nd teacher at Pickens Academy charged with felony - A husband and wife who teach and coach at Pickens Academy in Carrolton are both facing charges of engaging in sex with a student. 33200
March 30th, 2016
DCH official: Medicaid funding causes concern - Luke Standeffer points to the successes of the DCH Health System as being a direct result of the support of the community. 33199
March 30th, 2016
Former secretary of state to be speaker at Stillman College - Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is scheduled to be the keynote speaker for Stillman College’s 140th anniversary celebration. 33198
March 30th, 2016
University of Alabama camps offer kids wide variety - Summer doesn't have to be an inactive, boring time for kids on vacation from school. Tuscaloosa has a wide range of summer camps and child care programs that provide opportunities to develop children's abilities. 33197
March 30th, 2016
Early registration discount for Mayor's Cup ends today - Early registration discounts for the April 23 Mayor's Cup ends today. Registrations for 5- and 10-k races promises to make this year's Mayor’s Cup the largest in its 10-year history ends. 33196
March 30th, 2016
Motorcyclists will 'Ride for Autism' - Tuscaloosa's roads will be dominated by motorcycles Saturday as hundreds of bikers ride to raise awareness of autism. 33195
March 30th, 2016
Broadway Pizzeria opens second pizza restaurant - Broadway Pizzeria will hold a grand opening Friday for its second Tuscaloosa restaurant, Broadway South, at 5400 McFarland Blvd E. 33194
March 30th, 2016
Rebekah Mason resigns as governor's aide - A top political aide to Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is resigning, a week after he apologized for making inappropriate remarks to her. 33193
March 30th, 2016
Justin Coleman, Michael Kessens to transfer from Alabama - University of Alabama basketball sophomore point guard Justin Coleman announced via his Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon that he plans to transfer from the program. 33192
March 30th, 2016
Wreck snarls Interstate traffic - A wrecker driver fell asleep at the wheel early Wednesday, causing an accident that halted interstate traffic in Cottondale for hours. 33191
March 30th, 2016
Deputy: Hunter accidentally shot himself during fall down ravine - ANDALUSIA — Authorities believe that a turkey hunter accidentally shot and killed himself after he fell down a ravine in southern Alabama. 33190
March 30th, 2016
Falkville High School aide accused of sex with student - HARTSELLE — A Huntsville man who worked as a teacher’s aide at Falkville High School is accused of having sex with a 17-year-old student. 33189
March 30th, 2016
Judge won't dismiss Hubbard's ethics case - MONTGOMERY — A judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss ethics charges against House Speaker Mike Hubbard and said Hubbard should be ready to go to trial in mid-May. 33188
March 30th, 2016
MTV show 'The Real World' to hold Tuscaloosa auditions - MTV reality show "Real World" will be seeking its next Pucks, Cohuttas, Jacindas, Nanys and Adams on April 6 at the Ferguson Center on the University of Alabama campus. 33187
March 30th, 2016
One arrested after car chase in Tuscaloosa - Alabama State Troopers investigated the scene after a car chase ended Tuesday afternoon in a parking lot . 33186
March 30th, 2016
Tuscaloosa City Council Action from March 29 - The Tuscaloosa City Council took the following action at its Tuesday meeting. 33185
March 30th, 2016
Retired city engineer David Griffin, whose work changed Tuscaloosa, dies - Whether it's in a riverside walk or a citywide drive, it's not hard to spot the imprints left by David Reid Griffin III on the Tuscaloosa landscape. 33184
March 30th, 2016
Local VA honors those who fought in unpopular war - The words “welcome home” echoed through a crowd of around 200 people in the sports atrium at the Tuscaloosa Veterans AdministrationMedical Center Tuesday as family members, medical center staff and guests raised their voices to honor the Vietnam War veterans that surrounded them. 33183
March 30th, 2016
Sewell seeks donations to help Sapps community in Pickens County - U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Birmingham, called on West Alabama Monday to lend its hand to the Sapps community in Pickens County after an EF2 tornado devastated the area in early February. 33182
March 30th, 2016
Class-action suit filed against Greene County Hospital CEO - A lawsuit filed in Greene County last week claims that Greene County Hospital's administrator took money from employee paychecks to pay hospital bills and to inflate wages and bonuses to upper management. 33181
March 29th, 2016
Six-story building proposed for University Boulevard - Tuscaloosa city leaders want an extra week to consider an estimated $8 million retail and apartment building for downtown Tuscaloosa. 33180
March 29th, 2016
Tuscaloosa City school teachers can apply to art program - Teachers working in the Tuscaloosa City school system have an opportunity to expose their students to expose their students to the finer points of art through a partnership with the University of Alabama. 33179
March 29th, 2016
Bridge repairs will affect I-359 - Repairs to the 35th Street bridge over Interstate 359 in Tuscaloosa will take two months to complete, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation. 33178
March 29th, 2016
Heavy rainfall predicted Thursday - Weather forecasters say the Tuscaloosa area could get 2 inches of rain or more Thursday as a storm front moves through the state. 33177
March 29th, 2016
Mayor's Night Out set for Thursday - Tuscaloosa residents can speak to Mayor Walter Maddox from 5-7 p.m. Thursday during the "Mayor's Night Out" at Buffalo Wild Wings, 2710 McFarland Blvd. E. 33176
March 29th, 2016
Pickens teacher accused of having sex with student - A Pickens Academy teacher has been accused of engaging in sexual activity with a student. 33175
March 29th, 2016
Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke dies at 69 - NEW YORK — Patty Duke, who as a teen won an Oscar for playing Helen Keller in “The Miracle Worker” and maintained a long and successful career throughout her life while battling personal demons, has died at the age of 69. 33174
March 29th, 2016
Lake View man charged with capital murder - A fight between two men who were sitting in their vehicles near Interstate 20/59 Monday night led to a fatal shooting. 33173
March 29th, 2016
Deep South storms could bring flooding, hail, tornadoes - ATLANTA — Forecasters say severe storms could bring flash flooding, large hail and tornadoes to parts of the deep South. 33172
March 28th, 2016
Supreme Court rejects Alabama death row inmate's appeal in bridge deaths - WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is refusing to intervene in the case of an Alabama man who is facing execution for throwing four children off a bridge to their deaths. 33171
March 28th, 2016
Alabama Wildflower Society to hold plant sale Saturday - The local chapter of the Alabama Wildflower Society will holding its 37th annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kentuck courtyard downtown Northport. 33170
March 28th, 2016
Bama Art House film series continues with 'Embrace of the Serpent' - Bama Art House Mini-Series will continue tonight at the Bama Theatre, 600 Greensboro Ave. 33169
March 28th, 2016
Police seek suspect in assault on Red Drew Avenue - Tuscaloosa police are asking the public to help identify the suspect in an assault that took place nearly two months ago. 33168
March 28th, 2016
Victims identified in Walker County wreck - JASPER | State troopers have identified the four people who died in a crash in Walker County. 33167
March 28th, 2016
Alexis de Tocqueville Society names Corks Family of the Year - Susan and Brad Cork have been named the recipients of the United Way of West Alabama’s Alexis de Tocqueville Society’s annual Family of the Year honor. 33166
March 28th, 2016
Northport mayor wants board to pursue middle school project - A new middle school in Northport has been a potential capital project for the Tuscaloosa County Schools System for several years. 33165
March 28th, 2016
Tuscaloosa County school board approves new member - A longtime Tuscaloosa engineer will fill the remainder of Mark Nelson's term on the Tuscaloosa County Board of Education. 33164
March 28th, 2016
Three considered for judgeship in Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley will consider three local attorneys to fill the Circuit Court Judge position left vacant when Chuck Malone retired last month. 33163
March 28th, 2016
Effort renewed to make Bible official book of Tennessee - NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The state Senate sponsor of a proposal to designate the Holy Bible the official book of Tennessee is trying to persuade colleagues to revive the effort. 33162
March 28th, 2016
Contest honors memories of late doctors - Two hundred runners are expected to take to Munny Sokol Park in Northport on Saturday for a 10k and one-mile fun run that will raise money for Tuscaloosa schools and organizations. 33161
March 28th, 2016
Award honors community service - Susan and Brad Cork have been named the recipients of the United Way of West Alabama’s Alexis de Tocqueville Society’s annual Family of the Year honor. 33160
March 28th, 2016
Shooting reported off Interstate 20/59 - One person has been hospitalized after a shooting on Interstate 20/59 near the Jefferson County line. 33159
March 28th, 2016
Bentley faces questions in Centreville - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley traveled to Centreville on Monday morning to take an inside look at rural health care, but he faced more questions about his admission that he made inappropriate comments to a top-level staffer. 33158
March 28th, 2016
PARA holds the Grand Reopening of Bowers Sports Complex - Sunny skies and temperatures around 70 degrees made Monday a perfect day for ball players to break in the new fields at Bowers Park. 33157
March 28th, 2016
Georgia governor vetoes bill: We don't need to discriminate to protect faith - ATLANTA — Georgia’s term-limited Gov. Nathan Deal took a stand against his own party and averted threatened boycotts by major corporations on Monday by announcing his veto of a “religious freedom” bill. 33156
March 28th, 2016
Southern hometowns celebrate 'American Idol' finalists - McCOMB, Miss. — In made-for-TV events, two “American Idol” finalists are being celebrated in their Mississippi and Louisiana hometowns. 33155
March 28th, 2016
Tuscaloosa City Council agenda for March 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. 33154
March 28th, 2016
LOOKING BACK: March 28 - 50 years ago this week: Air Force Sgt. Ralph L. Wilson, a Palmetto native, was presented the country’s highest honor, the Medal of Honor, for voluntary participation in off-base patrols and search operations in Vietnam. 33153
March 28th, 2016
Annual Lake Tuscaloosa cleanup is April 9 - The yearly caretaking event for the county’s primary source of drinking water returns next month when the city of Tuscaloosa hosts the eighth annual Lake Tuscaloosa-North River Waterfest and Lake Clean Up. 33152
March 28th, 2016
University of Alabama study looks at coping with a child's cancer - Sherwood Burns-Nader, an assistant professor in the University of Alabama's College of Human Environmental Sciences’ department of human development and family studies, is studying what day-to-day life is like for parents of children who have been diagnosed with cancer within the past six months. 33151
March 28th, 2016
Victims identified in fatal helicopter crash in Alabama - GOODMAN — The Alabama Emergency Management Agency has identified the four people who were killed in a helicopter crash in southeast Alabama. 33150
March 28th, 2016
Global Catholic network founder Mother Angelica dies at 92 - HANCEVILLE — Mother Mary Angelica, a folksy Roman Catholic nun who used a monastery garage to begin a television ministry that grew into a global religious media empire, has died. She was 92. 33149
March 27th, 2016
Stone Mountain Easter service draws thousands - STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — Thousands of worshippers took route to the top of Stone Mountain for the annual Easter Sunrise service. 33148
March 27th, 2016
Longtime softball umpire retires after 60 years - James Gunter sat on his crimson couch with 60 years worth of scrapbooked memories in his lap. With a large grin, he looked through photos of his youth, his achievements and his fondest memories. A former Army and National Guard corpsman, Gunter wouldn’t change a thing now that he’s retiring from his one true passion: umpiring softball. 33147
March 27th, 2016
Spring events will boost economy - Football season may be the most-talked about season in Tuscaloosa, but the next six weeks hold a multitude of sporting events in the city and nearby area. From the University of Alabama’s annual A-Day Game to the Tour de Tuscaloosa cycling event, West Alabama will be home to many major athletic activities and collegiate events. 33146
March 27th, 2016
After rocky start to career, Anderson has turned into a leader - Put God first and let the rest fall into place. 33145
March 27th, 2016
German festival Volkfest will be Saturday - After a decade-long drought with no German cultural festival in downtown Tuscaloosa, Volksfest will make its inaugural appearance in Government Plaza Saturday. 33144
March 26th, 2016
LEND A HAND: Day of Giving scheduled to fund programs for youth - The Benjamin Barnes YMCA is hoping a little Sunday magic will help its annual fundraising campaign. 33143
March 26th, 2016
SCHOOL NEWS: March 27 - Tuscaloosa Academy Third Quarter Outstanding Student Award recipients were ... 33142
March 26th, 2016
COLLEGE NEWS: March 27 - April Morgan of Tuscaloosa has received the Western Governors University Continuing Graduates Scholarship from Salt Lake City-based online university. 33141
March 26th, 2016
Free ag training offered - Alabama educators can apply for the free Ag in the Classroom Summer Institute to be held June 1-3 in Prattville. 33140
March 26th, 2016
Streets to be swept week of March 27 - Tuscaloosa street crews will be sweeping the following general areas this week ... 33139
March 26th, 2016
Greene County sheriff criticizes move for gaming commission - Greene County Sheriff Jonathan M. “Joe” Benison has written an open letter to Alabama lawmakers decrying a proposed state constitutional amendment to overhaul bingo operations in Greene County. 33138
March 26th, 2016
Greene County Debutantes - The Greene County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated will be having their 31st Debutante Ball on Saturday, April 2 at 8 p.m. at the Eutaw Activity Center in Eutaw. 33137
March 26th, 2016
Kids scramble to gather more than 27,000 eggs at park - The weather was perfect for First Wesleyan Church’s annual Easter egg hunt Saturday at Snow Hinton Park in Tuscaloosa. More than 27,000 eggs were spread out for children of all ages to grab during the church's eighth annual event. 33136
March 26th, 2016
Group forms neighborhood registry to let residents know of projects - Tuscaloosa Neighbors Together is compiling a notification database to ensure residents know when a new project is planned for their area. 33135
March 26th, 2016
UA center to eliminate in-school autistic service program - Brewer-Porch Children's Center will no longer provide services to autistic students enrolled in the Tuscaloosa city and county school systems, as part of a restructuring plan announced Friday that also includes 65 job cuts. 33134
March 26th, 2016
Alabama tops Tennessee after shaky start - The powerful top of the Tennessee lineup delivered a heavy blow against the University of Alabama in the first inning on Friday night. The Crimson Tide used the rest of the night to retake control. 33133
March 26th, 2016
City of Tuscaloosa, Nucor Steel team up for hazardous waste recycling event - The city of Tuscaloosa and Nucor Steel are again teaming up this summer to host hazardous waste recycling day for all Tuscaloosa County residents. 33132
March 25th, 2016
Workforce Unit van will help reach rural workers - Members of the business and education sectors have joined forces on two initiatives to improve the workforce of West Alabama, community leaders said Friday morning. 33131
March 25th, 2016
Tuscaloosa VA ceremony to honor Vietnam veterans - Jeff Brown remembers maneuvering helicopters through the jungle-like terrain of Vietnam to drop Marines off at battle, replenish them with food, water and ammunition and pick up killed and wounded men from the battlefield. 33130
March 25th, 2016
Police release suspect's photo - Tuscaloosa Police have released security video of a man using a stolen credit card last month. 33129
March 25th, 2016
State unemployment rate at 6.2% - Alabama’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February was 6.2 percent, unchanged from January, according to figures released Friday. 33128
March 25th, 2016
Bentley to visit Centerville on Monday - Gov. Robert Bentley will be in Centreville Monday to visit the office of Dr. John Waits and tour his rural medical practice.at 10:30 a.m 33127
March 25th, 2016
Gospel Extravaganza concert set for tonight - Hunter Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church and Stillman College will join in celebrating their anniversaries with a Gospel Extravaganza concert tonight featuring Grammy award-winning artist Le’Andria Johnson. 33126
March 25th, 2016
New playground will accommodate all - Shaun Castle enjoys spending time with his 4-year-old niece Mia Grace. But when he takes her to a playground, he said he doesn’t get to play with her. 33125
March 24th, 2016
Craft breweries see boon in beer bill - The owners of Tuscaloosa's three craft breweries say that a new bill allowing off-premise beer sales won't just benefit their businesses. They say that relaxed regulations will also benefit Tuscaloosa's restaurant and tourism industries. 33124
March 24th, 2016
Experts disagree on fallout for Bentley - Two political science experts at the University of Alabama disagree on the likely ramifications for Gov. Robert Bentley after he admitted making inappropriate remarks to a top-level staffer. 33123
March 24th, 2016
Cypress Inn founder to open new riverfront restaurant in May - The restaurateur who brought The Cypress Inn to Tuscaloosa is bringing another dining establishment to the city. 33122
March 24th, 2016
County approves bids for road repairs - Portions of some roads in Tuscaloosa County will be closed in the coming weeks as repairs are made. 33121
March 24th, 2016
Students, symphony to perform - On Friday, more than 120 students from Southview Middle, Tuscaloosa Magnet Elementary, Verner Elementary and the Alberta School of Performing Arts will hold a concert at noon at Alberta where students will play recorders alongside Huxford Symphony instrumentalists. 33120
March 24th, 2016
Police say house used for gambling - Two men were arrested Wednesday after Tuscaloosa police raided what they say was a drive-through gambling house. 33119
March 24th, 2016
Radio-comedy personality Bobby Bones bringing Funny and Alone tour to Bama Theatre - Bobby Bones has performed live shows, mostly charity gigs, with the Raging Idiots, which began as a joke band opening for his stand-up with Bones as the sole idiot. He's also done a little bit of acting, appearing on the TV show "Nashville," and in the 2009 movie "Bandslam," and co-hosted with Kelly Ripa on "Regis and Kelly." So he's comfortable in a studio or a stage and with millions of listeners on around 100 stations and he knows something about audiences. 33118
March 23rd, 2016
Bentley denies affair allegations - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is admitting that he made inappropriate remarks to a female staffer two years ago but says he never had a physical relationship with the woman. 33117
March 23rd, 2016
Boating accident victim identified - State troopers have identified the woman killed in a boating accident as a Kimberly Delois Sergeant. 33116
March 23rd, 2016
Severe weather expected Thursday - Weather forecasters are predicting possibly severe storms across most of Alabama on Thursday. 33115
March 23rd, 2016
NAACP protests for a new school - As cars drove past Tuscaloosa City Schools Central Office Tuesday morning, Edward Bester waved a sign containing four words: “Where is our school?” 33114
March 23rd, 2016
4 interviewed for Tuscaloosa County Board of Education vacancy - On Tuesday night, four people told the Tuscaloosa County Board of Education why they would be the ideal candidate to join the board. 33113
March 23rd, 2016
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