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September 29, 2014 - 5:15pm

"Gotcha" Ride

September 29, 2014 - 3:05pm
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Students at the Capstone have a new option to help them get around on campus. Pepsi's new "Gotcha" Ride offers students a free lift, and a free soda.

Stabbing Over Religion

September 29, 2014 - 9:33am

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On September 27, 2014. At approximately 5:00 am, the
Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s office and Homicide investigators responded to
11728 Holt-Peterson Rd on a stabbing. The victim, 24 yr. old male, had been
stabbed in the throat and cut several times on his upper torso. The injuries
were non-life threatening.

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Possible Arsonist Release

September 26, 2014 - 5:16pm
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Two men convicted of burning rural churches in West Alabama almost eight years ago could be released from state prison early. This comes after Bibb County Judge, Marvin Wiggins, reduced their sentences to time already served.

OAD: Friday, September 26, 2014


University of Alabama student arrested; police cite threatening messages

September 25, 2014 - 2:12pm

Campus police arrested a University of Alabama
student on Tuesday for allegedly sending alarming messages to fellow students.

UA officials say
20-year-old Dakota John Timm has been charged with obstructing governmental

Timm’s arrest is not connected with the original threatening posts on YouTube on Sunday or the incident
at Tutwiler Hall on Sunday night, school officials said.

UA Police Chief Tim Summerlin, in a joint
video message with President Judy Bonner, said any threats made on students are
treated seriously. ...Read more

Football is not just for boys

September 25, 2014 - 10:00am

By WVUA staff

 TEXAS—Paige Smith works hard as linebacker on her school’s football team. For a 13-year-old girl, this means a lot of work.

I asked if I could play football and they told me 'no,' Smith said, after she attempted to try out in sixth grade.

It took her two more years before she was let on the team, showing up to football camp in full pads. Her coach, Scott Clower, said that in 24 years he's never had a girl play. Smith proved herself that first game, tackling a boy who was twice her size. ...Read more

King Fire Burns On

September 25, 2014 - 9:57am

A firefighter douses flames in attempt to contain the King Fire in Northern California.

By WVUA staff

Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes as the King Fire in Northern California adds to the 93,000 acres it has destroyed in the last two weeks.

While some homes have been spared, at least a dozen have been reduced to rubble, and nearly 2,700 are still under threat. ...Read more

A Vance woman has been asked to taker her American flag off her porch

September 25, 2014 - 9:56am

A Vance woman walked outside to a strange request about the American flag flying outside her house.

Lisa Hudgins stated, "There was a note on the front door. And it stated that some people in this neighborhood may not feel the same way as we do about an American flag and to please not display it on a daily basis." The written request didn’t sit well with Hudgins.

"I was very upset about it. I mean if you don't like my American flag, why are you reaping the benefits of what America offers you? If you don't like it then that's your problem, not mine." ...Read more

Woman arrested for filing a false police report

September 25, 2014 - 9:50am

A Tuscaloosa woman is in jail after reporting a robbery that was actually a drug deal gone wrong.

According to police, Lakesha Bolding, 28, filed a report that she had been robbed in the city two weeks ago. On the report, Bolding said two people walked up to her, snatched her purse and ran away.

After further investigation, officers learned the meet up was a drug deal gone wrong.

Police said the two people allegedly stole the drugs and fled during the attempted sale.

Bolding has been charged with false reporting to law enforcement. ...Read more

United Way of West Alabama kicks off campaign

September 25, 2014 - 9:46am

University of Alabama Child Development Center


By WVUA staff

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The United Way of West Alabama kicked off its campaign with the University of Alabama at the Child Development and Research Center on Wednesday.

Dr. Milla Boschung, dean of the college of human environmental sciences, said she is proud to partner with an organization that does so much good for the community. ...Read more