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Pit Bull & Dachshund Mix "Rami"

January 31, 2015 - 10:52pm
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This isn't something you see every
day: an adorable pup has conquered social media, all because of his peculiar
body. Now, he needs to find a home.

One year old puppy “Rami” showed up in
a man's yard last week in Moultrie, Georgia.

Animal control confirmed Rami is, in
fact half pit bull, half dachshund.

The Humane Society went to social
media to find this guy a home.

But, Don Flowers says they want to
make sure Rami goes to the right home, avoiding adopters who may want to
exploit him based on his one-of-a-kind look. ...Read more

Pedestrian Killed

January 31, 2015 - 10:44pm
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State Trooper Reginal King tells WVUA law
enforcement officers are investigating a fatal car wreck in Duncanville in
Tuscaloosa County.

It happened Saturday evening on US
Highway 82 East.

King told WVUA a person walking was
struck and killed by a car. Sergeant Alex Miles with the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's
Office says the victim was 50 years old and died on the scene.

Our reporter was on the scene Saturday
night, and said he saw a small car being towed from the scene.

Stay with WVUA for the latest information on the crash. ...Read more

Fire Kills Young Girl

January 31, 2015 - 10:40pm
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Authorities are searching for answers
after a mobile home fire killed a 4-year-old girl early Saturday morning.

It happened on Old Marion Road in Duncanville
around 4:30 Saturday morning.

Officials with the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's
Office told WVUA when deputies, Duncanville Fire crews and Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue
crews arrived on the scene, the house was fully engulfed in flames.

The girl’s mother, father and 9-year-old
sibling were not injured.

The local Red Cross has stepped in to
help relocate the family into a hotel for now. ...Read more

CHOM Super Bowl Saturday

January 31, 2015 - 10:38pm
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Though it may not have quite been
Super Bowl Sunday, the Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa spent the day
helping children get involved with all the football fun with “Super Bowl
Saturday.”

Activities included football games,
movies and even designing Super Bowl uniforms.

The museum encourages curiosity,
creativity and discovery.

CHOM's Pre-K Public Program Coordinator, Kelly Adams,
says she hopes this event helped kids feel included in all the super bowl
excitement.  ...Read more

Tuscaloosa Farmers Market

January 31, 2015 - 10:18pm
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We've had some pretty up and down
weather here recently...

So, how does that affect local
farmers?

Our reporters asked that very question
to some vendors at the Tuscaloosa Farmers’ Market Saturday morning...

The vendors bring with them all kinds
of organic items such as homemade cheese, all natural honey and fresh
vegetables.

Some vendors told us colder weather
does affect their homegrown produce, but that doesn't stop them from producing. ...Read more

HS Senior Asks Celeb To Prom

January 31, 2015 - 4:46pm
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A high school senior from Enterprise
spent ten days making a video that has now gone viral on the internet, but
there's only one person he really wants to notice him: Selena Gomez.

Cole LaBrant and his friends are what
some may call "Vine Famous..." with more than 5 million followers on
the social media network. However, this past week, he posted this YouTube video
asking Selena Gomez to his senior prom. ...Read more

Local Mom to Compete on CMT Reality Show

January 30, 2015 - 10:22pm
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A local mother will be making her reality TV debut.
Anna Arsenault, is mother of four and a business owner.
She started her company MomStrong two years ago.
With her competitive nature, love for fitness and some persuasion from friends, she found herself taking on Stone Cold Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge on CMT.
Anna's episode will be featured on CMT February 15th, 2015 at 7/8PM Central.
If you'd like to contact Anna about training you can reach her at momstrong4@gmail.com 
She's also on Facebook as MomStrong and Instagram as momstrong4.

Gypsy Safe, but Injured

January 29, 2015 - 10:23pm
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Gyspy, the dog who's eluded rescue in Northport on numerous occasions, is in the care of people for the first time in years, but what got her there was a tragic accident that could have been much worse.She was struck by a car Thursday morning (1-29-15). Gypsy survived, but one of her legs in severely broken. She's been taken to Birmingham to undergo reconstructive surgery. ...Read more

McFarland Blvd./ US Hwy 82 Project

January 27, 2015 - 10:13pm
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Less congestion, and shorter travel times..that's the goal of a year-long project on McFarland Boulevard. 
With 30 to 50 thousand vehicles on highway 82 each day, drivers often hit stalled traffic and multiple stop lights.
That's why the Alabama Department of Transportation is studying the stretch of McFarland, from Rose Boulevard to Jug Factory Road.
One idea is to install "adaptive" traffic signals.
Construction is set to begin summer 2015 and crews will steer clear of rush hour and ballgame days.

Equality Rally

January 26, 2015 - 10:32pm
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Supporters of same-sex marriage gathered in Birmingham to celebrate Federal Judge Callie Grenade ruling the Alabama ban on gay marriage unconstitutional. 
Attorney General Luther Strange, filed notice that his office will challenge the judge who overturned the ban on gay marriage in Alabama.