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Police: Dothan teen set turtle afire on live video stream - DOTHAN — Alabama police say they've arrested a teenager who allegedly set fire to a live turtle during a live video stream on social media. 35046
August 31st, 2016
High Tide bar loses business license - It took two hours for each side to present their case, but in the end it was final call for a Tuscaloosa bar. 35045
August 31st, 2016
Extra security slows Alabama income tax refunds - Around 35,000 Alabama residents are waiting for state tax refunds that have been slowed down by new safeguards to detect fraud and identity theft. 35044
August 31st, 2016
Brookwood council race decided by three votes - A race for a seat on the Brookwood Town Council was decided by three votes when voters went to the polls last week, according to the results canvassed by the council Tuesday afternoon. 35043
August 31st, 2016
Mold removed from Englewood Elementary School - The staff at Englewood Elementary School is preparing its cafeteria for use next week following reports that mold was effectively removed. 35042
August 31st, 2016
Panel continues Bentley impeachment probe, seeks documents - MONTGOMERY — An impeachment investigation against Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley will continue after the committee on Wednesday rejected the governor’s request to halt proceedings until lawmakers clarify what they think he did wrong. 35041
August 31st, 2016
Derrick Dearman, accused of killing 5 in Alabama, pleads not guilty - MOBILE — A Mississippi man accused of killing five people in a south Alabama home with blows from an ax and gunshots pleaded not guilty Wednesday, and the father of one victim said he hopes the case goes to trial because he wants to see what prompted the attack. 35040
August 31st, 2016
Calvin Ridley pulls double duty as receiver, punt returner - Although he knows other players are charging at him full speed, Calvin Ridley blocks out the sound of the footsteps as they thump louder and louder, closer and closer. 35039
August 31st, 2016
Former Sumter sheriff arrested - Former Sumter County Sheriff Tyrone Clark has been arrested on 10 criminal charges, a month after the Alabama Supreme Court removed him from office for corruption and neglect of duty. 35038
August 31st, 2016
Walmart Neighborhood Market opens in Northport - Walmart Neighborhood Market opened its doors for the first time Wednesday morning in Northport. 35037
August 31st, 2016
Parole denied for convicted killer Teko Snow - Convicted killer Terry Ray "Teko" Snow will spend at least five more years in prison for the 1987 murder of a Tuscaloosa County man. 35036
August 31st, 2016
Former judge agrees to plead guilty in obstruction case - A former judge could face prison time after accusations that he had sex with a woman who sought Social Security benefits and tried to cover it up during the subsequent criminal investigation. 35035
August 31st, 2016
Former Southern Cal walk-on has special memory thanks to Alabama's Lane Kiffin - The image of Lane Kiffin being fired at the airport during the 2013 season is what most of the college football world remembers of the coach’s time at Southern Cal. The lasting memory Eric Childs has of his college coach isn’t like that at all. 35034
August 31st, 2016
Alabama officials testing 540 Hyundai workers for TB - MONTGOMERY — An Alabama public health official says 540 workers are being tested for possible tuberculosis infection at the Hyundai automobile plant outside Montgomery. 35033
August 31st, 2016
Work continues on U.S. Highway 82 - The Alabama Department of Transportation will be performing patching work on U.S. Highway 82 from 13th Street to the Woolsey Finnell Bridge through Friday. 35032
August 31st, 2016
Bentley appeals refugee lawsuit dismissal - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley on Tuesday appealed the dismissal of the state’s lawsuit against the federal government over refugee placement. 35031
August 31st, 2016
Rama Jama's: One more season on the grill - When patrons step inside Rama Jama's, they see the history of a nation -- the Crimson Tide nation. 35030
August 31st, 2016
Tuscaloosa City Council Action from August 30 - The Tuscaloosa City Council took the following action at its Tuesday meeting: 35029
August 31st, 2016
Board OK's land sublease for new school - Tuscaloosa City Schools took a step forward with an upcoming middle school north of the river by agreeing to sublease 36 acres of land from the Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority. 35028
August 31st, 2016
ACLU: Christian forced to remove headscarf - A Christian woman in Alabama was forced to remove her headscarf for a driver's license photo after being told only Muslim women could wear them in photos, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama on her behalf. 35027
August 31st, 2016
Theatre Tuscaloosa's Earle Johnson Awards honor actors, volunteers - Theatre Tuscaloosa held its T. Earle Awards ceremony Sunday, honoring volunteers from on and off stage, in the company's Bean-Brown Theatre at Shelton State Community College. The awards were named for T. Earle Johnson, a longtime arts patron and performer as well as an University of Alabama theater and speech professor. 35026
August 31st, 2016
University of Alabama not in Princeton Review's top 20 party schools - CHICAGO -- In the Big Ten Conference, where college rivalries are huge, the University of Illinois just lost a title. 35025
August 31st, 2016
Alcohol-free tailgating area to open University of Alabama game days - The University of Alabama is opening the southwest corner of Bryce lawn as a family-friendly, alcohol-free tailgating zone starting with the first home football game on Sept. 10. 35024
August 31st, 2016
Garbage fees, water rate hikes proposed - Tuscaloosa Mayor Walter Maddox is proposing a combined $197.5 million budget for fiscal 2017, which includes step raises for all city employees and rate hikes for water and garbage customers. 35023
August 31st, 2016
Group helps flood victims - On Tuesday, University of Alabama gymnastics coach Dana Duckworth, through her nonprofit ReadBamaRead, aided in getting supplies to help with relief efforts for victims of the flooding that hit Louisiana earlier this month. The nonprofit, along with Two Men and a Truck, assisted with the donations at the parking lot next to Winn Dixie at the interception of Watermelon Road and McFarland Boulevard in Northport. 35022
August 31st, 2016
New course for Alabama coal country; grant to help Tuscaloosa - A research institute is developing a strategic plan aimed at spurring employment and new business activity in 19 Alabama counties hard-hit by the decline of the coal industry. 35021
August 31st, 2016
Spiller Furniture locations taking donations for Louisiana flood victims - All 13 locations of Spiller Furniture and Mattress will collect supplies for Louisiana flood victims through Sept. 9. 35020
August 31st, 2016
Police: Daughter stabbed mother in Walmart lot in Bessemer - BESSEMER — Alabama authorities Monday arrested a 29-year-old woman on murder charges in the slaying of her mother, who died over the weekend after being stabbed in a Walmart parking lot. 35019
August 30th, 2016
Alphonse Taylor found not guilty - Alabama offensive lineman Alphonse Taylor has been found not guilty of a DUI. 35018
August 30th, 2016
Alabama QB race between Bateman and Barnett - Nick Saban covered his eyes whenever Rohan Davey would throw passes during practice, but when game time rolled around the former LSU coach had full confidence in his quarterback. 35017
August 30th, 2016
Mobile home fire investigated in Tuscaloosa - Firefighters are investigating the cause of a fire that consumed a single-wide mobile home in west Tuscaloosa on Sunday night. 35016
August 30th, 2016
Mobile Wi-Fi hotspots available - The main branch of the Tuscaloosa Public Library is now circulating 20 mobile Wi-Fi hotspot devices to TPL cardholders, 21 years of age or older, that will allow internet access anywhere there is cell service. 35015
August 30th, 2016
Learn more about neighborhood watch groups - The Tuscaloosa Police Department will hold an informational meeting for people interested in forming neighborhood watch groups. 35014
August 30th, 2016
Boy nearly drowns in pool - A boy who nearly drowned at the Bowers Park pool is still being treated at Children's of Alabama hospital in Birmingham. 35013
August 30th, 2016
Kathryn Tucker Windham's website debuts - Kathryn Tucker Windham became a public figure almost despite herself, through storytelling, writing, photography and journalism; in print, on radio waves, and in the air at festivals. 35012
August 30th, 2016
Natalee Holloway's mom wants justice - Natalee Holloway's mother says justice hasn't been served 11 years after her daughter's death while on a high school graduation trip to Aruba. 35011
August 30th, 2016
Crossbow bolt hits UPS driver in chest - Authorities in Alabama say a man was practicing with his crossbow in his front yard when he accidentally shot a United Parcel Service driver in the chest. 35010
August 30th, 2016
Woman falls out of canoe, drowns - Authorities say a 55-year-old woman drowned after falling out of a canoe on Lake Harding. 35009
August 30th, 2016
3 dead after wreck in north Alabama - Authorities say three people are dead after a wreck in north Alabama. 35008
August 30th, 2016
Patching work will affect U.S. Highway 82 - The Alabama Department of Transportation will perform patching work on U.S. Highway 82 from 13th Street to the Woolsey Finnell Bridge today through Friday. 35007
August 30th, 2016
Parents hear more about Tuscaloosa city schools' strategic plan - Speaking before a packed theater at the Alberta School of Performing Arts on Monday night, Mike Daria said the building represented Tuscaloosa City Schools in more ways than one. 35006
August 30th, 2016
Alabama officials to test Hyundai workers for tuberculosis - State health officials say they plan to test some employees of Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama for tuberculosis after a identifying an infected worker at the automaker's plant outside Montgomery. 35005
August 30th, 2016
Mayor Walt Maddox won't reveal plans for re-election - Is Tuscaloosa Mayor Walter Maddox gearing up for a re-election bid? 35004
August 30th, 2016
Facing virtual reality: Matthews Elementary students work on 3D modeling - Students at Matthews Elementary in Northport got a look at virtual reality on Monday. 35003
August 30th, 2016
George Curry influenced family and the famous - Charlotte Purvis remembers June 11, 1963, when she and the rest of the family sat in front of the TV in their McKenzie Court home. 35002
August 29th, 2016
Actor Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83 - LOS ANGELES — Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in "The Producers" and the mad scientist of "Young Frankenstein," has died. He was 83. 35001
August 29th, 2016
Near drowning reported at Bowers Park pool - A boy who nearly drowned at the Bowers Park pool is still being treated at Children's of Alabama hospital in Birmingham. 35000
August 29th, 2016
Firefighters investigating suspicious fire - Firefighters say that a fire at a bail bonding company Sunday appears to have been set intentionally. 34999
August 29th, 2016
Fewer bus drivers in city, county schools - As thousands of students are transported to school each day by bus, both Tuscaloosa city and county schools have been having issues hiring drivers. 34998
August 28th, 2016
Borgers USA: A celebration of family - More than 50 families gathered Sunday in Vance to mark the 150th anniversary of Borgers, a German textile auto-parts supplier that has a Tuscaloosa County plant. 34997
August 28th, 2016
Man arrested after girlfriend's death - Authorities say a man accused of killing his girlfriend at a Georgia hotel has been arrested in northern Alabama. 34996
August 28th, 2016
Bobby Bowden plans speech in Dothan - Legendary Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden plans to speak at an educational event in southeast Alabama. 34995
August 28th, 2016
Escaped inmate recaptured in Decatur - Authorities say an escaped work-release inmate from the Decatur Work Release Center was captured in central Alabama. 34994
August 28th, 2016
Things to know if going to Dallas for Alabama's season opener - Fans can expect no major differences in their experience getting into AT&T Stadium on Sept. 3 for the season opener between the University of Alabama and the University of Southern California, according to officials with the stadium and the matchup. 34993
August 28th, 2016
Tuscaloosa City Council agenda for August 30 - 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: 34992
August 28th, 2016
Leading black journalist eulogized - The funeral of Tuscaloosa native and nationally known journalist George Edward Curry drew reporters, dignitaries and hundreds of others from around the nation to Weeping Mary Baptist Church Saturday, where tributes and testimonies from Curry’s colleagues and family were capped off by a eulogy from the Rev. Al Sharpton. 34991
August 27th, 2016
Transfer receiver adds depth to already talented group for Alabama - The first thing you notice about Gehrig Dieter, the talented graduate transfer wide receiver from Bowling Green, aside from his hair, is his size. 34990
August 27th, 2016
LEND A HAND: Survivor warns of disease's subtle signs - Tuscaloosan Sandra Reed was diagnosed with Stage 2 fallopian cancer -- a rare form of gynecologic cancer -- in 2010. She relapsed in 2012. 34989
August 27th, 2016
SCHOOL NEWS: Aug. 28 - The Tuscaloosa County High School cheerleaders are sponsoring a food drive for the Little Closet Community Food Pantry, Neighbors Helping Neighbors in Samantha. They are collecting non-perishable items. 34988
August 27th, 2016
COLLEGE NEWS: Aug. 28 - Area students listed below completed the requirements for certificates or degrees at the conclusion of the summer 2016 semester at Shelton State Community College. 34987
August 27th, 2016
Samantha teen killed in crash mourned - In small communities like Samantha in northern Tuscaloosa County, tragedies hit hard beyond immediate family. 34986
August 27th, 2016
City Hall restructuring creates 5 new positions - Mayor Walter Maddox’s shakeup of City Hall’s internal operations has led to five new administrative positions. 34985
August 27th, 2016
Secretary of State John Merrill ordered to add amendment to ballot - Alabamians will vote in November on a proposal aimed at protecting up to 600 local laws — from sales taxes to annexations to draft beer regulations — from being invalidated because of a legal dispute over legislative procedure. 34984
August 27th, 2016
Alabama Veterans Reunion - 34983
August 27th, 2016
Sheriff: Man confesses in killings of 2 Mississippi nuns - A man suspected in the slayings of two nuns found dead in their Mississippi home confessed to the killings, a sheriff said Saturday, in the latest twist to a crime that has horrified people in the small communities where the women served. 34982
August 27th, 2016
Tuscaloosa Arts Council offers grants - Applications are being accepted for The Arts Council grant programs with the deadline being at 5 p.m. on Oct. 3. Individual artists, teachers, schools and non-profit organizations from Tuscaloosa County can apply for arts related projects. Visit tuscarts.org/smallgrants for guidelines and applications. 34981
August 27th, 2016
Fugitive involved in fatal crash arrested - A Tuscaloosa man who was being sought for murder has been arrested and was booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail on Saturday. 34980
August 27th, 2016
Endowed scholarship created by Community Foundation of West Alabama - The Community Foundation of West Alabama has established a permanently endowed scholarship in memory of Elois Zeanah. 34979
August 27th, 2016
Alabama defensive line may have lost depth, but not size - On Wednesday night, Raekwon Davis sent out a picture on social media that told a story no amount of words strung together could possibly match. 34978
August 26th, 2016
1st step for new radio tower approved by Tuscaloosa County Commission - The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office plans to build a new radio tower. 34977
August 26th, 2016
6 wards change voting locations in Tuscaloosa County - Six Tuscaloosa County polling locations will change for the Nov. 8 general election. 34976
August 26th, 2016
Police search for 2 robbery suspects - Tuscaloosa police are searching for two men who robbed a woman at gunpoint at a hotel earlier this month. 34975
August 26th, 2016
Donations needed for drive that will help Louisiana flood victims - Local residents will have an opportunity to help Louisiana flood victims during a donation drive that begins today. 34974
August 26th, 2016
Electrical program will train recent Tuscaloosa City Schools grads - Tuscaloosa City Schools and the Construction Education Foundation of Alabama have reached an agreement to begin an apprenticeship program this year. 34973
August 26th, 2016
Tuscaloosa Sister Cities International promotes peace through friendship - The words came in a flurries. Some people spoke in Japanese, some in German and some in Ghanaian English. And because they were in Tuscaloosa, local people added a few Southern "y'alls" to the mix of international languages. 34972
August 26th, 2016
Killing of 2 nuns leaves hole in poor community - In the poverty-stricken Mississippi county where two nuns were slain, forgiveness for their killer is hard to find, even if forgiveness is what the victims would have wanted. 34971
August 26th, 2016
Funerals begin for massacre victims in Citronelle - Funerals are beginning for the five people killed in a weekend massacre in southwest Alabama. 34970
August 26th, 2016
Tuscaloosa County High vandalized - Tuscaloosa County High was vandalized around 10 p.m. Thursday, according to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Department. 34969
August 26th, 2016
Tickets available for Pink Floyd tribute, set for Saturday - All remaining tickets for Australian Pink Floyd show, set for Saturday night at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, are now priced at $15 and $20, booking agent Red Mountain Entertainment announced. 34968
August 26th, 2016
Alabama House narrowly approves governor's proposed lottery - MONTGOMERY — The Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday night narrowly approved Gov. Robert Bentley’s proposed state lottery after 10 hours of contentious debate and two vote attempts. 34967
August 26th, 2016
Public invited to see Saturn, Mars Friday night - The public is invited to look at the stars in a series of free telescope viewings held by the University of Alabama’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. 34966
August 26th, 2016
Helper of veterans to be honored at Alabama Veterans Reunion - Retired Army Col. William Loyd Webb III of Huntsville will receive the Leroy McAbee Distinguished Service Award at the third annual Alabama Veterans Reunion dinner on Saturday at the NorthRiver Yacht Club. 34965
August 26th, 2016
Job fair: Helping veterans find employment (with photo gallery) - Veterans and others interested in job opportunities filled the Community Living Center at the Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center during a Veterans Job Fair Thursday. 34964
August 25th, 2016
Convicted killer dies in Birmingham hospital - BIRMINGHAM — A man who had been convicted in a deadly shooting and was serving a life sentence has died. 34963
August 25th, 2016
Man rescued after 40-foot fall on ship at Alabama State Docks - MOBILE — Officials in Alabama say a man was rescued after falling roughly 40 feet into a hold of a ship out of Norway. 34962
August 25th, 2016
Ex-UA player's design will be on fundraiser's T-shirt - Creating artwork is one of the ways Caring Days keeps its clients engaged. 34961
August 25th, 2016
Stillman College graduate Thomas Davis Jr. plans free concerts - Stillman College graduate Thomas Davis, Jr., who has gained fame for placing first three times at Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, N.Y., is planning two concerts in West Alabama in September. 34960
August 25th, 2016
Englewood Elementary mold cleanup finishes this week - School officials believe that by next week, Englewood Elementary School will be mold-free. 34959
August 25th, 2016
Alabama House refuses to end lottery debate - MONTGOMERY— The Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday night refused to stop debate on a proposed state lottery. 34958
August 25th, 2016
Alabama lands seven first-team All-SEC selections - The University of Alabama football team landed seven student-athletes on the first-team Preseason Coaches All-SEC and a total of 13 overall, the conference released Thursday morning. 34957
August 25th, 2016
Photos released of theft suspects - Tuscaloosa Police are searching for two people who stole money from a woman's purse at Walmart on Saturday. 34956
August 25th, 2016
Former UA player accused of mail theft - A U.S. Postal Service employee has been accused of stealing gift cards from the mail. 34955
August 25th, 2016
Lottery bill heads for critical vote - Gov. Robert Bentley’s lottery bill heads to a critical vote Thursday in the Alabama House of Representatives as the Republican governor tries to break through opposition to gambling as a revenue source in the Deep South state. 34954
August 25th, 2016
Fundraiser will bring feature sights and sounds of 1966 - The Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society is boldly going back to the year of its birth, the same year “Star Trek,” Halle Berry and Patrick Dempsey were born. 34953
August 25th, 2016
Failing fuel pumps apparent cause of Tuscaloosa plane crash - The pilot who was flying a small plane that crashed in Tuscaloosa on Aug. 14 had reported a fuel pump failure just before the crash that killed all six people on board, according to a preliminary report completed by an investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board. 34952
August 25th, 2016
Lots of schools, especially in the South, want to keep paddling - Two licks with a wooden paddle in the principal’s office was the price 11-year-old Kaley Zacher, of Dexter, Georgia, paid for ignoring warnings about falling behind in her school work. 34951
August 25th, 2016
Alabama lottery bill advances to full House for vote - MONTGOMERY — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley’s proposed lottery faces an uncertain future amid disagreements about gambling and whether there is still time to get the measure before voters in November. 34950
August 25th, 2016
West Alabama election wrap-up: Calhoun elected Lake View mayor - Lake View voters on Tuesday elected Paul A. Calhoun to a full four-year term as mayor. 34949
August 25th, 2016
Northport election turnout lower than in previous elections - Despite 20 people filling the ballot for Northport's municipal election Tuesday, the turnout was less than previous years. 34948
August 25th, 2016
Jonathan Allen has chance increase draft stock with big 2016 season - Earlier this week, espn.com draft analyst Todd McShay named Jonathan Allen his No. 1 defensive end prospect for the NFL class of 2017. 34947
August 24th, 2016
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