Planning to begin for new technology in Tuscaloosa

March 31, 2015 - 12:00pm

Technology updates for Tuscaloosa could be planned within the next six months as a result of a grant received by the city last summer.

The city said it hopes the grant, which included $50,000 of federal money and $50,000 matched by the city, will encourage new development and update existing developments.

 “We do recognize that technology is the future of our city,” Robin Edgeworth, director of the city’s Recovery Operations division, said. ...Read more

University of Alabama walk raises mental health awareness

March 31, 2015 - 10:22am


Students walk on campus to bring attention to suicide prevention


University of Alabama students on Sunday walked to raise awareness for mental health issues including suicide, which is the 10th-leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Katie Turner, who participated in the walk, said the turnout proved people in Tuscaloosa were passionate about raising awareness of mental disorders ...Read more

Air Show Practice

March 27, 2015 - 9:10pm

Tuscaloosa Junior Belles to host 6th annual Easter Egg Hunt Sunday

March 26, 2015 - 1:34pm

By WVUA Staff

Spring means flowers, warm
weather and Easter egg hunting fun. The Easter Egg Hunt, hosted by the Junior
Belles, will take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Battle Friedman House. The hunt will include games, Easter activities, a petting zoo from the
Tuscaloosa Barnyard, and pictures with the Easter bunny. All proceeds will go
to the preservation society and the Tuscaloosa Belles. Following the hunt,
there will be a raffle for the adults. ...Read more

Homewood High School student tests positive for tuberculosis

March 26, 2015 - 1:24pm

By WVUA Staff

A Homewood High School freshman
tested positive for tuberculosis earlier this week. The Jefferson County Department of Health tested students and teachers at the high school for the disease
throughout the day on Wednesday. On Friday, the health department will return
to the school to read the results of the test before the students are let out
for spring break. ...Read more

New locations considered for Holt High School

March 26, 2015 - 10:00am

Tuscaloosa County school board now has six candidates

The Tuscaloosa County Board of Education has added three new sites to the list of possible locations for the new Holt High School.

The board on Tuesday discussed the three current options as well as three new areas in Holt near Crescent Ridge Road. The previously approved sites are the school’s current location on Alabama Avenue, a property along Jack Warner Parkway, and a site in Cottondale north of University Boulevard East that is owned by the Bunn family. ...Read more

Man Burned Inside Truck Update

March 25, 2015 - 5:11pm
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Hunters found the bodies and a man and dog inside a burning vehicle behind the old Empire School in Walker County. ...Read more

Trafficking Cocaine

March 25, 2015 - 12:41pm

The following is a media release from Tuscaloosa Police Department:

Two Suspects Arrested For Trafficking Cocaine ...Read more

Bill proposes closing Alabama ABC stores

March 24, 2015 - 10:30am


600 employees could lose jobs

Private retail liquor stores might become the only place to buy liquor in Alabama, if the Legislature passes a new bill.

State Sen. Arthur Orr of Decatur has proposed shutting down all of Alabama’s ABC stores within the next year, according to The Tuscaloosa News. The bill is in the Senate's Finance and Taxation General Fund Committee, of which Orr is the chairman.

Alabama has 176 ABC stores and 600 employees. Tuscaloosa County has four Alcoholic Beverage Control stores. ...Read more