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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Parts Of Hale And Tuscaloosa Counties Until 6:45PM

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a. Southwestern Tuscaloosa County in west central Alabama…. * At 544 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Carrollton to near Union to Thornhill, moving northeast at 40 mph.


Tuscaloosa Police seeking theft suspects

Tuscaloosa Police are looking for two women who stole items from University Mall earlier this month. The suspects were depicted on surveillance photos released Thursday. TPD Lt. Teena Richardson said the woman took several items from a store without paying on April 7. Anyone who can identify the wom


Tornado Watch Issued For Much Of The Western Half Of Central Alabama Until 11:00 PM

The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch for the west and southwestern parts of Central Alabama until 11:00 pm CDT tonight. Those counties in Central Alabama include Autauga, Bibb, Chilton, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, and Tuscaloosa.


Maddox remains optimistic grocery tax bill will pass

As a bill to allow cities the chance to waive sales taxes on groceries has stalled in the Alabama Legislature, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox said hope remains that the proposal — in some form — can still become law.


Northport leaders to discuss moratorium on some development

The Northport City Council has scheduled a special meeting on Friday to revisit a moratorium on development along the city’s eastern riverfront it approved on Monday. The meeting to discuss and reconsider the moratorium will be at noon Friday in the council chambers at Northport City Hall, 3500 McFa


We are on WEATHER ALERT: Overnight storms enter our Alabama counties 1AM CT

The forecast continues to show signs of a much stronger event on the latest runs. This will be stronger than tis past Sunday’s storm system, which brought the EF-0 & 1 tornadoes. These could be stronger…


James Spann: Threat of severe storms across Alabama tonight

WATCHING THE RADAR: A line of severe storms is along I-55 in Mississippi as I write this update; a few tornado warnings are in effect for line segments where storms are in rotation. But here in Alabama, all is calm; it is a warm, windy afternoon with a mix of sun and clouds and temperatures in the 7


Students concerned about local sales tax increase

The Tuscaloosa City Council approved a 1% sales tax increase at a meeting on April 9. The sales tax increase will not take effect until the city resolves some of the financial burden the sales tax increase will cause Tuscaloosa residents. Initially, the city planned to do away with the grocery tax;


Alabama’s Big Five meet in Montgomery, ask legislative leaders to oppose SB244

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Mayors from some of the biggest cities in the state are joining forces to focus on ways to solve common issues. Leaders from the Big Five, which is made up of mayors from Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, and Tuscaloosa, have been working together to focus on proble


Tornado Threat Extending Farther North Into The Northern Half Of Central Alabama

Strong storms are approaching the state line and NWS Birmingham has gone ahead and issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for all of Sumter County until 5:30 pm. A few tornado warnings continue for a few counties in the eastern parts of Mississippi that we’ll need to watch as they approach the state.


Severe storms moving into Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Severe storms will move into Alabama late this afternoon. A few tornadoes, damaging winds and hail are possible with these storms. Share and stay weather aware!


No changes among No. 1 teams in ASWA high school softball rankings

There were no changes among No. 1 teams in this week’s Alabama Sports Writers Association softball rankings as teams ready for postseason play. Class 7A Fairhope, Class 6A Buckhorn, Class 5A Hayden, Class 4A Alabama Christian, Class 3A Prattville Christian, Class 2A G.W. Long, Class 1A Brantley and


Alabama teen gets 2 years in brother’s slaying

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A judge sentenced an Alabama teenager to two years in jail after he pleaded guilty to killing his older brother during a fistfight last year. The News Courier of Athens reports 18-year-old Kobe Keshon Peoples shot 21-year-old Mikus Peoples about eight times with a pistol after th


300 law enforcement officers carry out predawn contraband raid at Alabama prison

Hundreds of law enforcement officers descended upon an Alabama prison Thursday morning in a joint operation targeting contraband. The Alabama Department of Corrections led the predawn raid at William C. Holman Correctional Facility beginning about 4:30 a.m. More than 300 officers took part in the ef


Alabama man dies in accidental shooting after gun discharges from diaper bag

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man has died days after he was accidentally shot outside a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant when a gun discharged inside a baby’s diaper bag.


Cleanup continues in Tuscaloosa Co as area braces for more severe weather

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Some people are still cleaning up from the severe weather event that struck West Alabama last weekend. One of several confirmed tornadoes that formed, hit Tuscaloosa County.


Tax rebates considered for Tuscaloosa businesses affected by Lurleen work

With the one-year anniversary of the Lurleen Wallace Boulevard construction approaching, Tuscaloosa city leaders are looking to give tax dollars to business owners affected by the disruption.


Search find multiple weapons, phones in Alabama prison

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A search of the prison where Alabama conducts executions has turned up multiple weapons and cellphones. The Department of Corrections says about 300 officers from state and local agencies began a security sweep before dawn Thursday at Holman prison near Atmore. The state's death


Bowlero announces Tuscaloosa opening date

A hi-tech bowling and entertainment concept franchise is opening its first Alabama location this month. Bowlero will hold its Tuscaloosa grand opening April 27. According to the website, Tennessee Titans and former Alabama runningback Derrick Henry will take part in the event. There are several open


Storm system intensifies in Mississippi, approaches Alabama

Officials in Butler County and across Alabama are watching as a storm system that is expected to hit our area tonight is intensifying as it moves from Louisiana into Mississippi.