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High Socks for Hopes Helps Vets

November 20, 2014 - 10:41pm
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New York Yankee and Tuscaloosa native David Robertson and his wife Erin created their nonprofit High Socks for Hope to help those hurt by the tornadoes that swept across Alabama in 2011. However, their efforts have been stretched far beyond storm victims. High Socks for Hope is helping to furnish the apartments at Valor Grove. Located on the grounds of the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center, Valor Grove is a transitional housing complex for homeless veterans. Around $38,000 is still needed to complete the project. For information of how you can help visit www.highsocksforhope.com

Earthquake in Greene County

November 20, 2014 - 6:20pm
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If you live in Greene County, you may have woke early Thursday morning to your house shaking. Officials say the cause was an earthquake. Residents say they're glad no serious damage was done.

OAD: Thursday, November 20, 2014

 

UA student sends controversial tweet about FSU shooting

November 20, 2014 - 2:40pm

UA student and ESPNU volunteer receives bad press for tweet involving Jameis Winston

A University of Alabama student and ESPNU volunteer was feeling the heat on social media Thursday after a tweet she made about the Florida State University shooting that occurred Wednesday night in which three students were injured.

     A Twitter account owned by UA student Marisa Martin tweeted late Wednesday night the following tweet: ...Read more

FSU shooter identified

November 20, 2014 - 12:56pm

The Associated Press identifies the gunman who shot three people at a Florida State library.

The Associated Press has reported the gunman who shot three
people at Florida State University’s library early Thursday was a lawyer who
graduated from the university. ...Read more

Thanksgiving safety tips to protect your home and turkey

November 20, 2014 - 12:47pm

By WVUA Staff

Firefighters are urging citizens to take extra safety precautions this Thanksgiving.

The number of house fires triples on Thanksgiving Day due to the immense amount of
home cooking that takes place.

It is easy to get distracted or lose track of what is going on in the kitchen when busy or inexperienced cooks are trying to prepare several dishes, said fire officials. ...Read more

Proposal for lofts apartment passes committee

November 20, 2014 - 12:39pm

By WVUA Staff

A plan for a $3 million redevelopment in downtown Tuscaloosa was headed to the City Council yesterday. In a unanimous vote, the planning and
zoning commission recommended approval for Rock Point Estates Co.'s plans.

Rock Point Co. was proposing a three-story
building with loft apartments, retail shops, and a restaurant at the southeast
corner of the intersection of Lurleen Wallace Boulevard south and University Boulevard. ...Read more

Alabama Department of Revenue teams with database system to fight identify theft

November 20, 2014 - 11:10am

BY WVUA
STAFF 

TUSCALOOSA,
Ala. – The Alabama Department of Revenue has teamed up with a database system
as part of their efforts to protect citizens from fraudulent tax returns and
identity theft.

The revenue
department is sending out letters to thousands of Alabamians regarding their
tax returns, but the letter isn’t cause for panic: Alabama Commissioner of
Revenue Julie Magee said the letter is aimed at stopping tax returns filed with
stolen identities. ...Read more

Improvements coming to Juanita Drive

November 20, 2014 - 11:08am

street lamp

By WVUA Staff

The Tuscaloosa City Council unanimously
approved an amendment for the “infra-structure” project on Juanita Drive
Tuesday night.

The nearly $840,000 will go toward putting in
sewer improvements, new water lines, sidewalks and lighting on both sides of the
street. It will take place in two phases.

The project follows the destruction caused by
the April 27, 2011, tornado that destroyed approximately 60 percent of the
houses along Juanita Drive. ...Read more

Disinfecting robot heads to work in Florida

November 20, 2014 - 11:02am

Baptist Health South Florida introduced a disinfecting robot
called Xenex.

It will work at Doctor’s Hospital in Coral Gables, Florida. The robot
is also used by the U.S. Air Force.

It works by pulsing xenon ultraviolet light to destroy harmful
bacteria, viruses, fungi and bacterial spores.

Doctors said that the robot can clean a room in five minutes for
every possible and available virus known to mankind. 

Snow hits hard in New York

November 20, 2014 - 10:58am

By WVUA Staff

TUSCALOOSA- Alabama’s weather is warming up,
but that is not the case for cities like Buffalo, New York. After a devastating
snow storm, six are dead and many are left stranded in the icy conditions.

“It’s probably heavier than anything we’ve
seen in over 40 years,” said Mayor of Buffalo Byron Brown.

New York Governor Andrew
Cuomo has declared a state of emergency for towns near Buffalo, and snow crews
are being used to shovel snow out of the worst areas. ...Read more