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Teen sought on capital murder charge in deadly Tuscaloosa shooting

A search is underway for a teen suspect in the fatal shooting of a man at a Tuscaloosa gas station. Lorenzo Maurice Polke, 19, is charged with capital murder in the Monday-night killing, said Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Capt. Kip Hart. Polke is accused in the slaying of 37-year-old Bobby Lee He

AL.COM - 2017-09-20 15:49:21

Mercedes-Benz to build electric SUVs at Tuscaloosa plant

Mercedes-Benz on Thursday announced plans to produce SUV models at its Vance plant for the company's electric vehicle EQ brand, a new battery plant at the site, and expansion of its logistics activity as part of a $1 billion investment that is expected to create an additional 600 jobs. This story w

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-21 17:02:24

Wilhagan's sports bar gets new owner

After 16 years in Tuscaloosa, Wilhagan's Grille and Tap Room is now under new ownership, although the new staff say they plan to keep the spirit of the restaurant alive. The sports bar is now under the ownership of Robert Wildman, who has managed different bars and restaurants over the years. The sa

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-21 02:00:00

Tim Tebow talks about the other time Alabama made him cry

Tim Tebow came to Alabama Wednesday night, speaking to a packed high school football stadium in Albertville a life of faith in sports. He also brought a familiar story - how, as a high school senior, Tebow picked the University of Florida over the University of Alabama. "I had to tell the world wher

AL.COM - 2017-09-21 11:33:29

Chattanooga's not that far away, and it's getting lots of national attention

Chattanooga is roughly a two-hour drive from Calhoun County, which puts it in the ballpark with the drives to Tuscaloosa, Auburn, Montgomery and Huntsville. It's close enough for northeast Alabamians to easily enjoy. And its rise to national acclaim doesn't seem to be waning. Hang with me here. This

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-21 16:00:00

Friends and family recall former principal Killough

Former Tuscaloosa High School and Druid High School Principal Charles Douglas Killough, 77, died Sept. 8 in Lewisville, Texas. A memorial ceremony was held there Sept. 12, attended by about 1,200 people, including former students, colleagues, family and friends. Though there's been talk of a Tuscalo

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-22 01:06:14

Phillip Tutor: Is Calhoun County better than its ancestors?

Six months ago, on a spring Saturday in LaGrange, Ga., a white Methodist preacher went to his knees on the floor of a black church and sought absolution. "On behalf of the priests and the Levites," the Rev. Brian Germano began, "who did nothing and said nothing, I want to ask forgiveness to the fami

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-21 22:35:00

Mercedes-Benz creates 600 jobs that can impact rural and state economies

600 more jobs were announced at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Vance as part of a 1,000,000 expansion plan. Since Mercedes came to Alabama in 1997 it has transformed Eastern Tuscaloosa county and put thousands of people to work. The automotive growth announced on Thursday will also benefit some of the m

ABC 33/40 NEWS - 2017-09-21 19:22:43

UA part of German engineering exchange program

Engineering students from the University of Alabama and four peer institutions in the state will have an opportunity to study engineering in Germany as part of a new exchange program. "This is big business for us," said Bharat Balasubramanian, an engineering professor and executive director of UA's

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-21 14:00:00

Five things to do this weekend in Tuscaloosa

No. 1: The Garden Party, featuring cuisine from 14 of Tuscaloosa's most popular restaurants, is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Sunday. The event, held at the Tuscaloosa River Market, 1900 Jack Warner Parkway, is organized by the nonprofit group Schoolyard Roots, formerly known as the Druid City Garden Pro

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-22 00:45:29

Tuscaloosa authorities searching for 19-year-old in connection with homicide

Tuscaloosa authorities confirm capital murder warrants have been issued for 19-year-old Lorenzo Polke. Polke is a suspect in the shooting death of 37-year-old Bobby Lee Herrod Tuesday night. Tuscaloosa Police say Herrod was shot on the 2500 block of MLK Boulevard around 9:30 p.m. Polke may be armed

ABC 33/40 NEWS - 2017-09-20 10:44:03

Tuscaloosa restaurant health inspection score doesn't show recent insect infestation

Conditions at a popular Tuscaloosa hotspot led to the Alabama Department of Public Health temporarily closing it down. Recently Kobe Steakhouse was shutdown for insect infestation. Now it's open again. While the restaurant may be up to code the, a score may be misleading. The Japanese steakhouse wa

ABC 33/40 NEWS - 2017-09-19 19:54:48

Man critical after shooting on MLK Boulevard

A man was shot several times in a gas station parking lot on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard late Tuesday. The victim, 37, was transported from Winston's Tobacco to DCH Regional Medical Center, where he remained in critical condition as of 10 p.m., said Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit assista

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-20 04:48:57

Tuscaloosa PD: Person shot outside store on MLK Jr. Boulevard; injuries life-threatening

Tuscaloosa PD say a 37-year-old person was shot in the 2500 block of MLK Boulevard around 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening. Captain Kip Hard with Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide confirms the victim has been transported to DCH with life-threatening injuries. The victim was shot several times, including in the

ABC 33/40 NEWS - 2017-09-19 21:45:45

School Board plans for new MLK school

Tuscaloosa City Schools will move forward construction of a new building for Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School. On Tuesday, the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education approved the school system's five-year capital plan, which includes $18.2 million to build a new MLK Elementary. The capital plan

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-20 03:48:50

Tuscaloosa City Council adopts fiscal 2018 operating budget

A unanimous Tuscaloosa City Council on Tuesday adopted the fiscal 2018 operating budget that, for the first time in the city's history, exceeds $200 million. The final version includes some additions to the proposed budget pitched by Mayor Walt Maddox on Aug. 22 to bring the separate totals to about

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-20 01:50:39

Business leader Tommy Wagner dies at 64

Tuscaloosa entrepreneur Tommy Wagner died Monday after battling pancreatic cancer for almost three years. He was 64. He was the son of Bill Wagner, who opened Wagner's Shoes in 1953 in downtown Tuscaloosa. Tommy Wagner took the reins of the business in the late 1980s and he began to reinvent and exp

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-20 01:26:27

Employees to pay more for health coverage

The Northport City Council has voted to increase the amount of money municipal employees contribute to their health care premiums. Joseph Rose, the city's director of human resources, said health care grows more expensive each year but that city employees have paid the same amount for their coverage

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-20 15:18:00

Car-sharing service, Zipcar, expanding to UAB

Zipcar is expanding its network to the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. UAB is partnering with the car-sharing network to provide vehicles to students, faculty and staff over the age of 18, and community members who are over the age of 21. Two vehicles will be available through Zip

AL.COM - 2017-09-20 18:55:41

Film series features 'The Ornithologist'

The Bama Art House fall film series continues Tuesday night with "The Ornithologist " at the Bama Theatre, 600 Greensboro Ave. The movie is about Fernando, a solitary ornithologist, who is looking for black storks when he is swept away by the rapids. Rescued by a couple of Chinese pilgrims, he plung

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-19 03:30:00