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Northport man wanted on manslaughter charge
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) -- Authorities are currently searching for Oliver Douglas Taylor in connection to the death of Barry Deone Long. On Wednesday, December 12, Tuscaloosa police responded to a call at 2:50 p.m. about an unresponsive person lying in a yard along the 4100 block of 29th Street in T
Grand opening for new PARA facility Tuesday
The public is invited to tour the Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority’s new East Tuscaloosa Activity Center on Dec. 18 as part of a grand opening ceremony for the facility.
Northport woman arrested trying to cash fraudulent check
The Tuscaloosa Police Department was called to the Regions Bank on Skyland Boulevard Thursday morning on reports of fraud. When they arrived, officers found the suspect trying to cash a fraudulent check. Investigators from the Criminal Investigation Division were called in to follow up.
New Details Emerge On Nick Saban’s Controversial Coaching News
Nick Saban created a bit of a controversy at Alabama this week when the Crimson Tide brought in fired Maryland head coach D.J. Durkin. Durkin was reportedly brought in for a consulting role ahead of the College Football Playoff, though Saban clarified things on Friday night.
Nick Saban addresses presence of DJ Durkin at Alabama
Former Maryland coach DJ Durkin has spent a few days in Tuscaloosa observing Alabama’s football program and has not been hired in any capacity, according to Nick Saban. The school released a statement Friday evening from the Alabama head coach that aimed to explain Durkin’s presence on Alabama’s cam
OUTDOORS: Family heirloom will be treated with respect from now on
Moving, particularly when it involves moving some of your possessions a considerable distance, can be trying. And no matter how careful you are, some things get lost and some things get damaged.
On this day in Alabama history: Deadly tornado struck Tuscaloosa
A strong EF4 tornado hit communities south and east of Tuscaloosa on Dec. 16, 2000, claiming 11 lives and injuring more than 125 others. It was the strongest tornado to hit Alabama in December since 1950 and part of a tornado outbreak that took place across the Southeastern United States from Missis
Roads closing this week on University of Alabama campus
Sections of Paul W. Bryant Drive, University Boulevard and Seventh Avenue on the University of Alabama campus will close this week as work begins on construction projects during the winter break.
WATCH: Alabama students, fans give Jalen Hurts a thunderous ovation at graduation
Jalen Hurts is an absolute legend in Tuscaloosa, and the backup Alabama quarterback only added to his story with an incredible come-from-behind win in the SEC Championship Game earlier this month.
CBD stores may re-open in Alabama following new federal farm bill
NORTHPORT, Ala. — Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall issued guidance Wednesday in response to the new federal Farm Bill. Some CBD oils may now be legally produced, sold and possessed.
WATCH: 2019 QB Paul Tyson takes part in Alabama's Orange Bowl practice
Arguably the biggest legacy commitment in Alabama football history has landed in Tuscaloosa. Paul Tyson, the great-grandson of Bear Bryant, is already practicing with the Crimson Tide.
2 brothers shot 16-year-old in head after catching him driving their stolen vehicle, police say
Two brothers are behind bars after authorities say they shot a 16-year-old boy in the head who they found driving a stolen vehicle belonging to one of them. Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit investigators responded just before 9 p.m. Thursday to the shooting in the 1500 block of Skyland Boulevard East.
Alabama girl, 9, dies by suicide after racial bullying: report
The family of a Linden, Ala., 9-year-old said they believe she died by suicide after enduring racist taunts from classmates, The Tuscaloosa News reports. Fourth-grader McKenzie Adams hanged herself on Dec. 3 at home. Her grandmother discovered her body.
Roads will be closed in Northport on Monday
Work on pedestrian signals at the intersection of Fifth Street and Main Avenue will close part of Main Avenue beginning Monday in Northport. Stone and Sons will be installing a new traffic cabinet and pulling wire to restore operation of the pedestrian signals at the intersection. Work will begin at
Alabama 9-year-old dies in suicide after bullies tell her to kill herself, family says
McKenzie Adams wanted to be a scientist when she grew up. The 9-year-old excelled in math. But she also liked riding her bike, playing with dolls and PlayStation 4 and recording goofy home videos with her cousins, according to media reports in Alabama, where Adams attended elementary school in the c
Nick Saban Releases Statement On Controversial Coaching News
Alabama head coach Nick Saban has released a statement on the controversial coaching news surrounding the Crimson Tide’s program this week. Earlier in the week, AL.com reported that ex-Maryland head coach D.J. Durkin had been brought into the Alabama football program for a consulting role.
Brothers charged with attempted murder in Tuscaloosa shooting
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A pair of brothers are facing a charge of attempted murder following a shooting in Tuscaloosa Thursday night. Authorities say 21-year-old Dustin Madison and 33-year-old Larry Leon Bryant located Bryant's car, which was reported stolen, and confronted the driver on Skyland Blvd. Ea
Mistrial in Tuscaloosa murder case
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) -- After a Tuscaloosa County jury spent two days deliberating in a murder trial, the judge declared a mistrial. Jury members were not able to reach a verdict in the trial of Dillon Lee. He is accused of shooting and killing Alex Bedwell in February 2017. The shooting happened
Tuscaloosa couple renewing vows after wreck steals husband's memories
She was only 19 years old, but Sheila McWaters knew she wanted to spend the rest of her life with Glenn Milligan. On July 10, 1969, McWaters and Milligan had their first date at the Patio, a Tuscaloosa hangout where students from Tuscaloosa High School and Tuscaloosa County High would get together t
What we'll be looking for as Alabama begins playoff practice
No. 1 Alabama (13-0, 8-0 SEC) begins its on-field preparation for No. 4 Oklahoma (12-1, 7-1 Big 12) this afternoon in what will be its first of seven straight practices for the Orange Bowl semifinal.