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U.S. Census jobs available in Tuscaloosa County

Workers in Tuscaloosa County can apply now for temporary jobs with the U.S. Census Bureau ahead of the 2020 census. “It’s a very important job, because it provides vital information for everyone in their community,” said Wendell Edwards, a Census Bureau recruiting assistant.


Tuscaloosa County man facing 25 charges of child rape and sodomy

A Tuscaloosa County man accused of producing pornographic images involving young children is now facing 25 felony charges of rape and sodomy. George Battles Jr., 38,, was charged in December with five counts of child pornography possession and three counts of producing pornography with a minor.


Severe Weather Awareness Day: Tuscaloosa County and the Dixie Alley

TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) -- One area of Central Alabama that's been hit the hardest by severe weather in the past is Tuscaloosa County. There are plenty of infamous and destructive tornadoes that have struck the region over the years, including in April of 1998, December of 2000, and of course


Alabama man gets 16 years for helping slaying suspect elude police

CENTREVILLE, Ala. – An Alabama man has pleaded guilty to helping his cousin elude police officers who were searching for him in the slaying of one woman and the kidnapping of another.


Alabama Power plant blaming shutdown on the federal government

WALKER COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — Alabama Power has confirmed they are shutting down a plant in Walker County and they blame the federal government. The company blames federally driven environmental mandates for handling coal ash and wastewater.


Investigation continues after skull found in Tuscaloosa County this week

Investigators have yet to determine whose skull was found in a remote area of northern Tuscaloosa County earlier this week. A hunter found the skull in the woods near the Walker County line Sunday. Officers spent each day since searching the woods for more human remains.


Two Arrested at Alabama Prisons on Promoting Prison Contraband Charges

Alabama Department of Corrections Investigations and Intelligence Division agents made multiple arrests following two separate incidents that occurred during visitation at two state correctional facilities. The incidents occurred on February 17.


Tuscaloosa County girls knocked out of Class 7A regional

JACKSONVILLE — A familiar postseason opponent ended Tuscaloosa County High School’s tournament run in the girls Class 7A Northeast Regional at Jacksonville State’s Pete Mathews Coliseum on Thursday afternoon.


Police: Alabama woman burglarized homes during funerals

PRICEVILLE, Ala. – An Alabama woman is accused of breaking into the homes of people who were attending relatives' funerals. A statement released Thursday by police in the north Alabama town of Priceville says they've arrested 43-year-old Jennifer Lynn Azizian on four counts of burglary.


Alabama judge OKs bond for men charged in heart attack death

GREENSBORO, Ala. (AP) — A judge in Alabama has approved bond for two men charged with murder after a business owner they confronted during a burglary died of a heart attack. Circuit Judge Marvin Wiggins set bail at $150,000 each for Darnell Coates, 34, and Lonze Byrd, 33, The Tuscaloosa News reporte


Hoover murder suspect killed by another inmate in Jefferson County Jail cell, authorities say

A 23-year-old man awaiting trial in the bludgeoning death of his roommate in Hoover died after he was found unresponsive in his cell at the Jefferson County Jail. The death of Ledarius Jaquad Peterson is being investigated as a homicide. According to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, the inmate


Gus’s Fried Chicken opens first Alabama location

An iconic Southern fried chicken restaurant opened its first Alabama location earlier this week in downtown Birmingham. Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, which began in the small town of Mason, Tenn., and is now based in Memphis, opened Monday in The Battery, a retail and office development in the f


A Dozen Inmates Escaped an Alabama County Jail Using Only Peanut Butter

A dozen inmates at Alabama’s Walker County Jail escaped after some of them used peanut butter to cover a door number. According to Walker County Sheriff James Underwood, that was enough to fool a corrections officer into believing the door, which led outside, was instead a cell door.


Tuscaloosa Police searching for woman who left store with shoes without paying

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) -- The Tuscaloosa Police Department is searching for a suspect who left a store with a pair of shoes without paying. On February 20, police responded to a theft call in the 2600 block of E. McFarland Boulevard. Officers were told that the suspect in the surveillance video put


Angry in Alabama? State ranks high in new “7 Deadly Sins” list

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Are you feeling a little bit wrathful this morning? Are you too slothful to do anything about it besides complain online?. A new study from WalletHub.com took at look at the 7 Deadly Sins - pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth. They then looked at data they bel


Tuscaloosa apartment complex sells for $20.7 million

An undisclosed buyer has purchased a 304-unit apartment complex in Tuscaloosa for $20.7 million. Castle Lanterra Properties announced the sale of Heights at Skyland. The complex, which was built in two phases in 1975 and 1991, was originally purchased back in 2015 for $11.95 million.


Mother of slain journalist James Foley says Alabama ISIS bride Hoda Muthana should ‘face justice’

The mother of slain American photojournalist James Foley said Alabama’s “ISIS bride” Hoda Muthana should be held responsible for her actions. Speaking on Fox News, Diana Foley said it was important that Muthana and “the many thousands of ISIS fighters who have promoted terrorism...be held accountabl


New tenants coming to Tuscaloosa’s Midtown Village

Tuscaloosa’s Midtown Village has seen new tenants added over the last few months, as well as more on the way. The 344,000-square-foot outdoor shopping center welcomed three new additions late last year, and will open the doors of three more over the coming months.


Alabama reportedly hiring pair of special team analysts, including a 'kicking whisperer'

The Crimson Tide have lost a few analysts this week to the National Football League but Nick Saban’s army of assistant coaches is never far from fully staffed as it is now being reported that two coaches are set to join the staff in Tuscaloosa for 2019.


Alabama Weather Update at 4:45 a.m.: Thunder, Heavy Rain Across the I-59 Corridor

Many of you are waking up to occasional thunder and heavy rain early this morning from a northeast-to-southwest oriented band of thunderstorms that is lifting slowly northward.