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Paul W. Bryant Museum One Millionth Visitor!

April 17, 2015 - 9:14pm
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The Paul W. Bryant Museum has had their one millionth visitor!
The DuBose- Dixon family from Saraland, Alabama was informed of their honor when they entered the museum.
James and Pat DuBose tell WVUA they love bringing their twin sons, Michael and Matthew to the museum when they visit Tuscaloosa!
Needless to say, this will be a trip to "Title Town," they will never forget.

Rain predicted for A-Day game Saturday

April 16, 2015 - 1:45pm

By WVUA Staff

The countdown to Alabama football is officially on. The A-day game is this Saturday and there are a few things fans should keep in mind, authorities said: ...Read more

Changes To Tuscaloosa County School System

April 16, 2015 - 1:26pm

By WVUA Staff

 BIG CHANGES MAY BE ON THE WAY FOR  TUSCALOOSA CITY SCHOOLS

     BUT BEFORE THAT HAPPENS.. SCHOOL LEADERS ARE LOOKING TO THE PARENTS FOR their INPUT.

BIG CHANGES MAY BE ON THE WAY FOR  TUSCALOOSA CITY SCHOOLS ...Read more

Joey Pike's 30th birthday defies all odds

April 16, 2015 - 10:22am

Tuesday marked 27 years of living past life expectancy for Pike

 

When Joey Pike was born, doctors told his parents that he probably would not live past the age of 3. Pike, born with Marshall-Smith syndrome, celebrated his 30th birthday on Tuesday.

Pike’s mother, Sandra Pike, said it is likely that her son is the longest-living person with his condition. “I don’t know of any other,” she said. “All the doctors have searched and they haven’t been able to find anyone that lives past the age of 3.” ...Read more

Family of Tuscaloosa dog attack victim files lawsuit

April 16, 2015 - 10:10am

Dog’s owners face lawsuit for wounds inflicted on 9-year-old

The family of the 9-year-old boy who was attacked by a dog earlier this month filed a lawsuit against the owners of the dog. 

Titus Wilkerson was attacked on April 1 by a pit bull as he was getting off his school bus. He suffered multiple lacerations and puncture wounds to his face, head, abdomen and legs. ...Read more

Holt High School principal revokes resignation

April 16, 2015 - 9:57am

Current principal announces she will stay, set example

Holt High School will no longer be looking for a new principal. Current principal Rachael McDaniel has decided to stay at Holt, after announcing in March that she would resign at the end of the school year.

McDaniel had planned to return to Baldwin County to spend time with her family, but she has since changed her mind. ...Read more

$6 billion approved for pre-K and middle school teachers

April 16, 2015 - 9:45am

Additional 2,600 children expected to enroll in voluntary program

 

The Alabama Senate has approved a nearly $6 billion education budget that includes more money for prekindergarten programs and additional middle school teachers.

The budget, which does not include raises for teachers, now goes to the House of Representatives.   ...Read more

Tresvon Spencer Trial

April 15, 2015 - 4:47pm
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The Defendant hung his head as Angelica Golston's loved ones took the stand today. One witness testified that she now feels unsafe at her own home and is scared that if Spencer doesn't go to prison, he'll come back for the ones who survived his gunshots.
The Defense began it's case by calling Kendrell Johnson to the stand.
Johnson was there the night Spencer smoked marijuana he says was "Arab" meaning it was laced with "Spice."
Johnson said Spencer immediately began acting strange and his eyes rolled back in his head. ...Read more

Happy 30th Birthday, Joey Pike!!

April 14, 2015 - 5:21pm
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You may recognize Joey and his parents Jerry and Sandra Pike from Eagles' Wings, which provides day habilitation services for special needs adults. Doctors told the Pikes, with Marshall-Smith Syndrome, their son probably would not live past three-years-old.He's added a zero behind that three as he turned 30!Friends and family from all over gathered to celebrate his life at Eagles' Wings in Coker!The party was complete with cake, candles, singing and presents, of course! Joey's mother Sandra Pike tells WVUA, he very well could be the longest living person with his condition.

Tuscaloosa area tax reallocation would benefit schools, roads

April 14, 2015 - 2:38pm
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State representatives in the Tuscaloosa County area want to increase school and road funding, without increasing taxes.

Planned legislation would combine a one-cent temporary tax in place through June 2016 with an existing two-cent countywide sales tax to create a three-cent tax to fund education and transportation improvements. ...Read more