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University of Alabama expels student after video of racial slurs

A student at the University of Alabama was expelled after a video of the student using racist language was posted online. "We have learned of an offensive video involving racist language by a student who is no longer enrolled. We hold our students to a much higher standard than this," University pr

AL.COM - 2018-03-22 02:08:03

Tuscaloosa Police Department reports rise in car breaking, entering

The Tuscaloosa Police Department (TPD) reported a rise from last year in breaking and entering cases regarding motor vehicles in their 2017 annual crime report. The report discloses that unlawful breaking and entering of motor vehicle cases have increased from 824 cases in 2016 to 1,116 cases in 20

CRIMSON WHITE ONLINE - 2018-03-22 05:10:00

Hwy. 43 N work to start on Thursday

Work is set to begin Thursday for building turn lanes on U.S. Highway 43 North in Northport. The Alabama Department of Transportation is constructing northbound and southbound left turn lanes at the intersections of Bone Camp, Lary Lake and Paul Howell roads. The intersection with Hunters Pointe Dri

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2018-03-22 01:14:00

Police, city and school leaders release statements regarding unfounded gun threat

Tuscaloosa Police said they are assessing an threat made to an unspecified school Tuesday. A photo of a young man circulated on social media Tuesday, accompanied by a post claiming he had recently been released from a mental health care facility and had threatened to commit violence at a school. The

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2018-03-21 00:11:26

Saturday's March for Our Lives: what you need to know

Organizers are expecting more than 1,500 people to participate in Saturday's 2 p.m. March for Our Lives in Railroad Park in Birmingham. The Birmingham march is one of seven scheduled for Saturday in Alabama. More than 800 marches are being held across the world. The march has been spearheaded by the

AL.COM - 2018-03-22 11:00:00

Jury's verdict means no death penalty

A Tuscaloosa County jury took the death penalty off the table for a man they believe killed a disabled veteran who owed him money in 2012. The jury deliberated roughly six hours Monday before finding Jeffery "Jay-Zoo" Sanders guilty of two counts of felony murder, meaning he could receive between 20


Mississippi Walmart ousts 3 men with rifle, handgun, machete

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - The states of Georgia and Mississippi have open-carry laws, meaning licensed gun owners can go around in public displaying their weapons. But businesses still have the right to prohibit weapons on their property. That's what happened in a Mississippi Walmart Monday night after

VALLEYNEWSLIVE.COM - 2018-03-21 14:38:00

Board hears complaint of unfair hiring

The Tuscaloosa County Civil Service Board is deliberating whether cronyism or racism played a role in the November appointment of the county's deputy license commissioner. The three-member board met in the county courthouse Tuesday evening to hear the grievance of Christine Jackson, who has worked

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2018-03-21 12:00:00

Northport homeowners criticize dog rescue operation

Residents of a Northport subdivision say a potential tragedy is brewing at a dog rescue operation located at a home in their neighborhood. Five homeowners appeared before the Northport City Council on Wednesday afternoon to complain about Stacy Ritter Jordan, who runs a canine rescue operation at he

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2018-03-22 03:00:00

Girl dies after being shot by brother in video game dispute: police

ABERDEEN, Miss. -- A Mississippi girl has died after her brother allegedly shot her in the head because she wouldn't hand over the controller of a video game. WCBI-TV reported Sunday that Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell says the girl is dead. Cantrell told local news outlets that the 9-year-old


CPD officer suspended after unticketed DUI in Starkville

Columbus councilmen voted 4-2 Tuesday evening to suspend a city police officer for 30 days without pay after he was stopped earlier this month in Starkville for driving under the influence. Starkville police pulled over Louis Alexander, a part-time patrol officer with Columbus Police Department, o

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-03-21 02:41:53

Columbus city employee suspended for "unbecoming" conduct

City spokesman Joe Dillon would not reveal the name of the employee or go into specifics as to what led to the disciplinary action. He would only say the suspension was the result of "conduct unbecoming an officer." City spokesman Joe Dillon would not reveal the name of the employee or go into

WTVA.COM - 2018-03-21 03:32:00

Sheriff's Beagles' Training Pays Off

On Mar. 13, Pickens County Deputies responded to an assault at Oak Grove Road in Gordo. Pickens County Sheriff David Abston said, "The victim stated she had been knocked in the head with a pistol by suspect Keith Driver. The suspect left the scene walking and was picked up by his brother in a black

PCHERALD.COM - 2018-03-20 18:07:00

6 arrested for drug crimes, more charges likely

Investigators and deputies from the Walker County Sheriff's Office, along with members of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office's burglary unit, arrested six people Monday on a variety of drug ... This item is available in full to subscribers. Investigators and deputies from the Walker County Sherif


Live updates: Nick Saban talks about new coaching staff as Alabama opens spring practices

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - University of Alabama coach Nick Saban updated the team's status and talked about the challenges of having so many new faces on the staff as the Crimson Tide opened spring practices on Tuesday. Here are the highlights of what Saban had to say during his post-game press conference:

SECCOUNTRY.COM - 2018-03-20 22:50:27

Historic John Brown statue vandalized with swastikas, racial slurs

The statue has stood in that location since 1911, and was vandalized with hate speech over the weekend. (Source: KSHB/CNN) KANSAS CITY, KS (KSHB/CNN) - Crews are working to clean up an anti-slavery monument in Kansas City, KS. Over the weekend, someone drew swastikas and racial slurs on the statue o


Person of interest sought in Tuscaloosa stabbing

Anyone with information regarding Lewis' location is asked to contact Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office at (205) 464-8690. (Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's office) Tuscaloosa authorities are searching for a 27-year-old person of interest in connection with a stabbing. Investigators responded to Eastern

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It's that time again - experts predict active pollen season

With early warm temperatures, plants across West Alabama are covered in blooms and new foliage. But the colorful explosion has left the region covered in the yellow film of pollen, and the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service and allergy experts predict an active pollen season. "Right now the pine

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2018-03-20 22:02:44

Pedestrian hit on Land Road, hospitalized

A Hamilton man suffered life-threatening injuries Friday after he reportedly stepped in front of a moving vehicle on Land Road north of Columbus. Capt. Greg Wright with Lowndes County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to the scene just before 9 p.m. where the 62-year-old Clifton Verner had


Open Carry Debate Comes To Columbus Walmart

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) - Columbus police say three Georgia men were not arrested after bringing weapons inside Walmart. Officers were called to the Columbus store about 10pm on Tuesday. - Advertisement - Inside, three men were found carrying weapons. One had a handgun. The second man was carrying a

WCBI.COM - 2018-03-20 17:28:46