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Tuscaloosa authorities searching for 19-year-old in connection with homicide

Tuscaloosa authorities confirm capital murder warrants have been issued for 19-year-old Lorenzo Polke. Polke is a suspect in the shooting death of 37-year-old Bobby Lee Herrod Tuesday night. Tuscaloosa Police say Herrod was shot on the 2500 block of MLK Boulevard around 9:30 p.m. Polke may be armed

ABC 33/40 NEWS - 2017-09-20 10:44:03

Teen sought on capital murder charge in deadly Tuscaloosa shooting

A search is underway for a teen suspect in the fatal shooting of a man at a Tuscaloosa gas station. Lorenzo Maurice Polke, 19, is charged with capital murder in the Monday-night killing, said Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Capt. Kip Hart. Polke is accused in the slaying of 37-year-old Bobby Lee He

AL.COM - 2017-09-20 15:49:21

Mercedes-Benz to build electric SUVs at Tuscaloosa plant

Mercedes-Benz on Thursday announced plans to produce SUV models at its Vance plant for the company's electric vehicle EQ brand, a new battery plant at the site, and expansion of its logistics activity as part of a $1 billion investment that is expected to create an additional 600 jobs. This story w

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-21 17:02:24

Tuscaloosa PD: Person shot outside store on MLK Jr. Boulevard; injuries life-threatening

Tuscaloosa PD say a 37-year-old person was shot in the 2500 block of MLK Boulevard around 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening. Captain Kip Hard with Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide confirms the victim has been transported to DCH with life-threatening injuries. The victim was shot several times, including in the

ABC 33/40 NEWS - 2017-09-19 21:45:45

Tuscaloosa restaurant health inspection score doesn't show recent insect infestation

Conditions at a popular Tuscaloosa hotspot led to the Alabama Department of Public Health temporarily closing it down. Recently Kobe Steakhouse was shutdown for insect infestation. Now it's open again. While the restaurant may be up to code the, a score may be misleading. The Japanese steakhouse wa

ABC 33/40 NEWS - 2017-09-19 19:54:48

Tuscaloosa City Council agenda for Sept. 19

The Tuscaloosa City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the council chambers on the second oor of City Hall, 2201 University Blvd. The following items will be on the agenda: Ordering demolition of the structure at 6 Bellview Circle. (Tabled Sept. 5) Authorizing the filing of a lien at 2515 Mart

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-18 20:49:00

Wilhagan's sports bar gets new owner

After 16 years in Tuscaloosa, Wilhagan's Grille and Tap Room is now under new ownership, although the new staff say they plan to keep the spirit of the restaurant alive. The sports bar is now under the ownership of Robert Wildman, who has managed different bars and restaurants over the years. The sa

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-21 02:00:00

UA part of German engineering exchange program

Engineering students from the University of Alabama and four peer institutions in the state will have an opportunity to study engineering in Germany as part of a new exchange program. "This is big business for us," said Bharat Balasubramanian, an engineering professor and executive director of UA's

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-21 14:00:00

Chattanooga's not that far away, and it's getting lots of national attention

Chattanooga is roughly a two-hour drive from Calhoun County, which puts it in the ballpark with the drives to Tuscaloosa, Auburn, Montgomery and Huntsville. It's close enough for northeast Alabamians to easily enjoy. And its rise to national acclaim doesn't seem to be waning. Hang with me here. This

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-21 16:00:00

Car-sharing service, Zipcar, expanding to UAB

Zipcar is expanding its network to the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. UAB is partnering with the car-sharing network to provide vehicles to students, faculty and staff over the age of 18, and community members who are over the age of 21. Two vehicles will be available through Zip

AL.COM - 2017-09-20 18:55:41

Man critical after shooting on MLK Boulevard

A man was shot several times in a gas station parking lot on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard late Tuesday. The victim, 37, was transported from Winston's Tobacco to DCH Regional Medical Center, where he remained in critical condition as of 10 p.m., said Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit assista

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-20 04:48:57

Panel rejects plan for Checkers

The Tuscaloosa Planning and Zoning Commission voted against a plan for a Checkers restaurant on Stillman Boulevard in the wake of residents complaints and issues about the restaurant's location. On Monday, the panel voted to deny a developer's proposal to rezone a 0.6 acre property at the corner of

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-19 04:18:28

Business leader Tommy Wagner dies at 64

Tuscaloosa entrepreneur Tommy Wagner died Monday after battling pancreatic cancer for almost three years. He was 64. He was the son of Bill Wagner, who opened Wagner's Shoes in 1953 in downtown Tuscaloosa. Tommy Wagner took the reins of the business in the late 1980s and he began to reinvent and exp

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-20 01:26:27

School Board plans for new MLK school

Tuscaloosa City Schools will move forward construction of a new building for Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School. On Tuesday, the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education approved the school system's five-year capital plan, which includes $18.2 million to build a new MLK Elementary. The capital plan

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-20 03:48:50

Official: New northern middle school under budget

Work on Tuscaloosa City Schools' new northern middle school is currently on schedule and under budget, construction officials say. For months, construction crews have worked on the new school, which will cover about 134,000 square feet and hold about 900 students from the Verner Elementary/Northridg

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-18 23:46:29

UAB breaks ground on new $39.5 million arts and sciences building

The University of Alabama at Birmingham broke ground on a new $39.5 million arts and sciences building on Tuesday morning. The 160,000-square-foot building is expected to open fall 2019. The project is located on the corner of 10th Avenue South and 14th Street South. "As a result of the rapid growth

AL.COM - 2017-09-19 15:38:35

JSU sees stagnant enrollment growth

JSU numbers released Monday show the university has 53 more students enrolled this year than last fall, a 0.62 percent gain. The stagnant growth is a far cry from the 451 students JSU gained last year, bucking a five-year decline, and comes as some other state universities are reporting record enrol

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-18 23:39:00

Risky move by Trump in Alabama perplexes supporters, pundits

In this March 15, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File) President Donald Trump has repeatedly said he likes "winners." But the president's support of an Alabama Senate candidate trailing in most polls has some political observe

AL.COM - 2017-09-18 20:22:44

THEN AND NOW: Williams-James House

Right: Williams-James House, also known as Ivy Towers, located at 907 17th Avenue, Tuscaloosa, Ala. Built c. 1835. seen on Tuesday, Mar. 30, 2011. One of the city's oldest structures, this home was the site where early government leaders mapped local and state political strategy. [File Photo] Left:

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-19 00:22:19

Film series features 'The Ornithologist'

The Bama Art House fall film series continues Tuesday night with "The Ornithologist " at the Bama Theatre, 600 Greensboro Ave. The movie is about Fernando, a solitary ornithologist, who is looking for black storks when he is swept away by the rapids. Rescued by a couple of Chinese pilgrims, he plung

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-19 03:30:00