Tuscaloosa City Schools Budget

August 26, 2014 - 4:37pm
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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


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Housing for Homeless Vets

August 25, 2014 - 5:13pm
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According to recent studies, 12 percent of the adult homeless population in the United States are Veterans, the Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center is hoping to lower those numbers in West Alabama.

OAD: Monday, August 25, 2014


Jocks And Locks

August 24, 2014 - 9:51pm

Panic at West Alabama State Fair

August 24, 2014 - 9:50pm
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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.


Easy Money Shooting

August 23, 2014 - 10:56pm
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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

Rallying Around Sgt. Randy Nash

August 21, 2014 - 5:14pm
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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

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NTSB Investigation Underway

August 20, 2014 - 5:12pm
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An investigation into what caused the fatal helicopter crash in Tuscaloosa County is underway.

OAD: Wednesday, August 21, 2014



Tuscaloosa Co. Helicopter Crash

August 19, 2014 - 9:27pm
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Two people killed in a helicopter crash Tuesday in Tuscaloosa County have now been identified.
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Fatal Helicopter Crash

August 19, 2014 - 5:12pm
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Two people are dead after a helicopter crashed in Tuscaloosa County. Authorities say the aircraft went down about 20 miles northeast of Tuscaloosa, Tuesday Morning.

OAD: Tuesday, August 19, 2014