Fifty three-year-old Tammie Kornegay faces two felony cruelty to animals by torture charges and 16 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty .Investigators say they found 18 cats and dogs with no air conditioning, food or water at Kornegay's mobile home in West Blocton. Two animals were dead. Fifteen had to be euthanized, leaving one survivor. Neighbors say it wasn't safe for their kids to play outside for fear of being attacked. Kornegay was in county jail for a DUI charge last weekend. Police say Kornegay told them the animals were fine and had plenty of food and water. ...Read more
Walter Energy says it plans to cut 68 salaried jobs in July, but more could be coming. As many as 370 positions may be eliminated within 60 days.
Employees received the news in a letter from Richard A. Donnelly, the president of Jim Walter Resources, Inc., on Friday.
According to the letter, Walter Energy will reduce positions at the No. 7 Mine, the No. 5 Mine Preperations Plant and the Central Shop.
Donnelly's letter said if market conditions do not improve, terminations will begin July 14. ...Read more
Family and friends of Eric Cates are finally laying him to rest. He's the man who was found dead inside a burning vehicle behind an old Walker County school in March of 2015. Also burned in that vehicle was Cates' bulldob Gypsy. If you have any information on Eric Cates death you are asked to contact the Walker County Sheriff's Department at (205) 384 - 7218. Eric and his dog Gypsy will be buried together at Cold Springs Baptist Church.
An early morning standoff at Brookstone Apartments in Tuscaloosa came to an end after nearly eight hours of negotiations.It all started around 1:15AM when police responded to a report of shots being fired into an upstairs apartment from the apartment beneath it.Officers were able to make contact with the suspect who was armed with a shotgun.The 67 year-old man refused to come out, barricading himself inside his home.Multiple shots were fired by the suspect while officers were on the scene, but no one was injured. After eight hours of negotiations, the suspect emerged ...Read more
Proposed statewide budget cuts have mental health advocates worried about the future of state-funded programs that benefit the mentally impaired.
The Arc of Tuscaloosa County Development Coordinator Greg Woods says the cuts that have been mentioned total 21% and would be devastating to mental health programs, the people they serve, their families and caregivers.
Fire destroyed an apartment home at Crescent Ridge East in Tuscaloosa and now, the family is trying to figure out what to do next. ...Read more
Proposed budget cuts in the state of Alabama have mental health advocates worried about the future of programs and facilities that benefit the mentally impaired.The Arc of Tuscaloosa County Development Coordinator Greg Woods tells me the cuts that have been mentioned total 21% and would be devastating to The Arc, the people they serve, their families and caregivers.Woods says an 11% cut would cost The Arc of Tuscaloosa County alone 182,000 annually and $346,000 if the entire 21% is cut. If the cuts come into place, The Arc's Hourly Services Program could be first on the chopping block. ...Read more