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Tuscaloosa ready for cold, ice from winter storm

Tuscaloosa city officials are on stand-by and positioned to respond to any icy road conditions that Tuesday's weather is expected to bring. But Mayor Walt Maddox said the best thing residents can do is stay inside, pay attention to the changing weather conditions and travel only if necessary. "My be

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2018-01-16 17:26:51

Young and old take part in Unity Day march in Tuscaloosa

A year ago, Erik Johnson made the decision to take his three children to the Women's March in Washington, D.C. For Johnson, an assistant professor of economics at the University of Alabama, the choice to bring his children, ranging from 3 to 8 years old, was a deliberate one. "I don't want my kids t

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2018-01-16 02:12:48

Hundreds march in the MLK Unity March in Tuscaloosa

Tusaloosa Martin Luther King Jr. Unity march TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT)-Hundreds of people marched on the streets of Tuscaloosa Monday morning to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. The annual march started at noon at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary school. The marchers walked severa

WIAT TV - 2018-01-16 04:31:31

West Alabama neighborhoods shaken up by mysterious 'boom'

A loud boom was heard over much of west Alabama on January 15, 2017 (abc3340.com) People living in neighborhoods from Cottondale to Vance took to social media when they heard a powerful 'boom' that literally shook their homes overnight. Gary Youngblood Jr. and his family have lived in Coaling near t

ABC 33/40 NEWS - 2018-01-15 21:19:19

String of suicides shakes retirement home that welcomed adults with mental illness

Larry Pledger left a boot print on the nightstand before he jumped from his ninth-floor bedroom at Mount Royal Towers in September. The 61-year-old resident lived with a roommate in an apartment at the complex designed for seniors perched behind Brookwood Medical Center in the Birmingham suburbs. Mo

AL.COM - 2018-01-16 13:00:14

Baby race coming to Coleman Coliseum

Do you have the fastest baby in Tuscaloosa? Find out at the Alabama Women's basketball game against Vanderbilt Sunday, when 10 babies will race during the cutest halftime promotion at Coleman Coliseum this season. The winning baby will receive a one-month supply of diapers and Alabama baby bedding f

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2018-01-15 18:13:21

First United Methodist Church recreates 1818 event

When 24-year-old Ebenezer Hearn rode into town to spread the gospel, he sought a congregation, naturally enough, where the people already gathered: a tavern. In 1818 Tuscaloosa, or what would be incorporated Dec. 13, 1819, as Tuscaloosa, Joshua Halbert's tavern was one of two sturdy log cabins in t

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2018-01-15 12:00:00

ECOVIEWS: MLK Day offers opportunity for environmental lesson

A few years ago I asked the question "What does Martin Luther King Day have to do with environmental attitudes?" The answer seems especially pertinent this year. Martin Luther King Jr. was a great and special man, a teacher. Some of his teachings work for ecology as well as for race relations, such

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2018-01-14 23:00:00

Police: Man arrested after fatally shooting best friend

Birmingham Police confirm a 28-year-old man is dead after being shot inside a Birmingham home in the 3600 block of 45th Avenue North around 3 a.m. Monday morning. Eric Cotton was pronounced dead at the scene. Cotton was the suspect's best friend, police say. Officers arrested the suspect at a nearby

ABC 33/40 NEWS - 2018-01-15 21:47:33

61-year-old man fatally shot in possible confrontation over earlier hit-and-run

A man was shot to death Monday night in what police say appears to have been a confrontation over an earlier hit-and-run in southwest Birmingham. Birmingham police officers received a call about 6:20 p.m. from a man who said he was the victim of a hit-and-run, said Capt. Sean Edwards. Police respond

AL.COM - 2018-01-16 03:40:15

Center Point man wanted by Birmingham police

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports CENTER POINT - A Center Point man is wanted in Jefferson County, according to Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama. Roderick Mariachi Williams Roderick Mariachi Williams, 22, is wanted by the Birmingham Police Department on a felony warrant charging him with disc

TRUSSVILLETRIBUNE.COM - 2018-01-15 17:30:53

Homicide investigation underway after man found dead in Birmingham

Birmingham Police investigate a homicide on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- Birmingham Police are investigating a homicide after finding one man dead early Monday morning. Police are on the scene on 36th Place and 45th Avenue North. CBS 42 reporter Alex Finnie is live on the scen

WIAT TV - 2018-01-15 11:11:06

Man shot to death on Carver Road after reported hit-and-run incident

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- A Birmingham man is dead after a shooting on Monday night which reportedly occurred following an altercation over an earlier hit-and-run, according to Cpt. Edwards with Birmingham Police. Police received a call around 6:20 p.m. of a hit-and-run near the 4700 block of Carv

WIAT TV - 2018-01-16 03:55:03

Police: Hit-and-run victim becomes suspect in deadly shooting

Birmingham Police officers took a victim-turned-suspect into custody Monday evening after a hit-and-run led them to the scene of a deadly shooting. Birmingham Police officers took a victim-turned-suspect into custody after a hit-and-run call led them to the scene of a deadly shooting Monday night. D

ABC 33/40 NEWS - 2018-01-15 22:17:35

Suspect questioned, released in shooting death of 61-year-old man killed after hit-and-run

Authorities on Tuesday released the name of a 61-year-old man shot to death in southwest Birmingham, Birmingham police and the Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the victim as Gregory Walker. A suspect was taken into custody for questioning Monday night but has since been released without

AL.COM - 2018-01-16 20:50:44

Bessemer business owner ID'd as man killed in drive-by shooting at Fairfield hotel

A man killed when a stray bullet from a drive-by shooting entered his room at a Fairfield hotel has been identified as a Bessemer business owner. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office on Tuesday identified the victim as Bradley Neil Watkins. He was 50, and owned The Vintage Station, which was locate

AL.COM - 2018-01-16 16:14:11

BOE to seek $7M bond

Andalusia Superintendent of Education Ted Watson is expected to present the city council with a letter requesting the city secure a 25-year, $7 million bond issue for construction projects at Andalusia High School. Last week, the board approved a $9.3 million contract with Wyatt Sasser Construction

ANDALUSIA STAR NEWS - 2018-01-16 09:36:00

6-year-old girl attacked by pit bull still healing nearly a year later

The day was March 25, a Saturday, and Paige and Zoey had gone to a neighbor's home on Villacrest Drive in Crestview to learn how to care for two pit bulls Paige had agreed to watch. She and the neighbor were in the back yard of the home, and Zoey was inside. CRESTVIEW - On the living room floor of h

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2018-01-16 19:35:34

Andy, Opp, Covington County schools, and LBW announce closings

The superintendents of the Andalusia, Opp, and Covington County school systems have announced all three systems will be closed on Wed., Jan. 17, due to the possibility of inclement weather. LBW Community College will close today Tues., Jan. 16, at 4 p.m., and remain closed through normal business ho

ANDALUSIA STAR NEWS - 2018-01-16 22:32:00

Warming shelter to open across WSFA 12 News viewing area

Counties across the WSFA 12 News viewing area have announced the opening of warming shelters for those who need a place to get out of the cold. Montgomery: Beulah Baptist Church at 3703 Rosa Parks Avenue. Will be available starting at 5 p.m. The EMA is asking for volunteers to assist this location.

WSFA - 2018-01-15 23:53:45