Nationally, Alabama's public schools linger at the bottom of the quality list. Most of our state's educational woes are attributed to a lack of funding. Today, the Tuscaloosa City School's Finance Board Committee met to talk about the budget and the impact the economy is having on it.
OAD: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Reports of shots fired at the West Alabama State Fair late Saturday, August 23, 2014, turned out to be rumors started after an unknown person threw fire crackers into a 55-gallon drum.
Thats according to the Tuscaloosa Police Department. According to Sgt. Brent Blankley with T.P.D., witnesses saw a firecaracker go off.
It happened around 10:30 p.m. The noise from the firecracker alarmed fair-goers and created panic.
But police reassure the noise was not due to a gun.
TUSCALOOSA -- Authorities gathered at the Easy Money Storefront on McFarland Boulevard to investigate a deadly shooting Saturday night. Witnesses say a suspect went inside the store and shot another man several times, later reports revealed that man has now died. Authorities say this incident was not a robbery.
"There's nothing to indicate this was a robbery," said Sgt. Dale Phillips with the Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Unit. "It appears that the suspect in this case came here with the intention to confront the victim." ...Read more
Hot and muggy conditions couldn't stop community members from rallying around Sgt. Randy Nash with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office who's been battling cancer. Hundreds came out to a bone marrow registration to support him.
OAD: Thursday, August 21, 2014