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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.


City, county schools take two days off

Tuscaloosa city and county schools will not hold classes Monday and Tuesday. The school systems will mark President's Day on Monday, while Tuesday will be a professional development day, so teachers will go back to work but students will have the day off.


Alabama’s Eight Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Begins Friday

Alabama’s eighth severe weather preparedness sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, and ends at midnight, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, allowing Alabama shoppers to stock up tax free on common supplies costing less than $60 that every home and business needs to prepare for a natural


Alabama man among five killed during Illinois warehouse shooting

An Alabama man was one of five people killed by a recently fired co-worker in an Aurora, Ill. warehouse shooting Friday. Aurora police say Gary Martin, 45, killed five Henry Pratt Company employees with a handgun and then shot five police officers as they swarmed the building. The shooting ended aft


Sunday Morning Quick Update on the Alabama Weather Situation

Lots to talk about in the video this morning, so expect it around 7:45 a.m. But a quick update as of 7 a.m. to start your day:. A few light showers are falling across North Alabama this morning. Temperatures up north are near 50Fs. Across the I-20 Corridor, they are in the 50s, having risen during t


Several local law enforcement agencies warn against wanted Alabama suspect believed to be armed and dangerous

SAMSON, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Law enforcement agencies in our area are sharing photos of a wanted suspect out of Alabama who is believed to be armed and dangerous. The Alabama State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) sent out a release Saturday after a woman died from what is believed to be a gunshot wound.


Alabama Supreme Court Grants Attorney General Steve Marshall's Request to Stay

Montgomery, AL - Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Friday that the Alabama Supreme Court has granted the State of Alabama’s motion to stay a recent Jefferson County Circuit Court judgment that declared the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017 to be unconstitutional.


Alabama woman who fatally stabbed boyfriend denied case review

Vegas Contorno, of Autauga, who was convicted of manslaughter in 2017 for fatally stabbing her boyfriend, was denied by the Alabama Supreme Court to review her conviction. Contorno’s attorneys have been fighting through appeals court since 2017.


This Week Is Severe Weather Awareness Week In Alabama

This week officially kicks off Alabama Severe Weather Awareness Week as declared by Alabama Governor, Kay Ivey. The Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency and other supporting organizations want to make sure you are prepared for severe weather. Advance planning and increased awareness will help


A Look At The Flooding Potential Ahead For Alabama

An extended period of unsettled weather is ahead for Alabama, with potential for flash flooding and longer term river flooding in the days ahead. The combination of high precipitable water values (very moist air), a deep upper trough to the west, and a surface front oscillating through the region wi


Tuscaloosa woman arrested after 1 year old child dies from severe head trauma

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) -- Lakendra Williams of Tuscaloosa, Alabama was indicted on Aggravated Child Abuse and Murder charges after the death of her one year old son. On March 28, 2018, the Tuscaloosa Police Department Juvenile Division and the Tuscaloosa County Department of Human Resources started


Alabama basketball: Tide suffers eighth straight home loss to Florida

TUSCALOOSA — Not even the return of its former freshman phenom was enough to end Alabama’s home losing streak to Florida. With Cleveland Cavaliers rookie point guard Collin Sexton among four former Crimson Tide standouts sitting courtside Saturday, an 0-for-7 start from the field proved too much to


Tuscaloosa free tree giveaway set for Saturday

The annual Arbor Week tree giveaway is set for Saturday at the Tuscaloosa River Market. Approximately 5,000 bare root tree seedlings will be available, for free, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.


Mother indicted in death of infant son

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A 25-year-old Alabama mother has been charged with murder in the death of her infant son last year. Al.com reports Lakendra Yashekia Williams, of Tuscaloosa, was booked Thursday into the Tuscaloosa County Jail after a grand jury indicted her on charges of murder and aggravate


State approves charter school in Tuscaloosa

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -The Alabama State Department of Education gave a charter school the go ahead to open in fall of 2020 in Tuscaloosa. The Capstone Charter School has been a project in the works since the 90′s but now since the recent approval from the state, those backing the school can finally


Mom charged in beating death of 8-week-old son

A 25-year-old Tuscaloosa mother is charged with murder in the death of her infant son. Lakendra Yashekia Williams was booked in Tuscaloosa County Jail Thursday following an indictment issued against her the day before. She was indicted on the charges of murder and aggravated assault, court records s


Up to 8 inches of rain possible in parts of Alabama next week

The forecast hasn't changed much: Parts of Alabama are in line to get a lot of rain. Possibly as much as 8 inches in spots through next week. The National Weather Service on Saturday continued to highlight the potential for flooding by next week -- both in urban areas and near rivers.


Federal grant helps lure German company to Tuscaloosa

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - SWJ Technology is moving to Tuscaloosa. The German engineering, planning and project management company was awarded a $200,000 federal grant to move its headquarters to west Alabama.


William Shatner, Alabama's Jeff Cook perform at Opry

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- William Shatner made his debut performance at the Grand Ole Opry alongside Jeff Cook of Alabama. Shatner and Cook performed the title track from their country album "Why Not Me"on Friday night.


Florida wins its eighth consecutive game

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Andrew Nembhard couldn't miss and for a while Alabama couldn't hit. Florida's freshman star Nembhard scored a career-high 21 points without missing a shot, and the Gators pounded the Crimson Tide 71-53 on Saturday in easily their most lopsided road win of the year.