Ninety-nine Habitat for Humanity homes have been built in Tuscaloosa since the non-profit was founded in 1987. That number will soon change to 100. Not only is this the one-hundredth Habitat house, but it's being completed in.. you guessed it...100 hours! The home, located at 25 Juanita Drive, is for Tiffany Walker and her 8-year-old son. Mayor Walt Maddox and members of his team at the City of Tuscaloosa have worked on the house. ...Read more
On April 19th, 2015
around 8:40 pm Tuscaloosa Police Dept. officers responded to the 2500 block of
Dupont Ave. (McKenzie Courts Apts.) on a fight between two subjects. When they arrived they located Kevin Lynn
Patrick, 44 YOA male, lying unresponsive on the ground. Patrick was transported to DCH where he was
pronounced deceased. Witnesses advised
officers that suspect, 24 year old Henry Patrick McGhee, was still in the
area. Contact with McGhee was made by
officers and he was taken into custody. ...Read more
The University of Alabama scrimmage game took place on April 18th, 2015. Many people braved the weather to come see the Crimson team take on the White team. The White defeated the Crimson team, 27-14. Over the past seven seasons, Alabama's averaged around 83 thousand fans at a-day. This year, 65,000 watched the game in Bryant-Denny stadium.
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.
By WVUA Staff
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
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
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
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