VANCE, Ala. (AP) - Mercedes-Benz is opening a new section at its plant in Tuscaloosa County. The German automaker is cutting the ribbon on a $70 million logistics center at its automotive factory in Vance on Wednesday afternoon. Gov. Robert Bentley is among the officials planning to attend the event. About 600 contractors and service providers will work in the 900,000-square-foot building. They will be responsible for handling almost 3 million parts a day. The facility will receive components and organize them into the proper order for the manufacturing process.
One person is dead after an explosion at an apartment complex in Birmingham. It happened just before 3 a.m. at Gate City Apartments. Seven other people suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The building collapsed after the explosion.
WVUA Reporter Jennifer Edwards and Chief Photographer Jerome Davis are on the scene and will bring you the latest on WVUA News at 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00.
Tuscaloosa City Schools will host its second annual Apple Awards ceremony on Monday, December 16th from 6-7pm. The event will be held at the Tuscaloosa Career and Technology Academy. 41 school-level winners will be recognized, and five system-wide winners will be presented. The public is invited.
The following teachers have been selected as school candidates for Alabama Teacher of the Year:
Georgette Mills Eatmon, Alberta Elementary
Angela McClinton, Arcadia Elementary
Gisela DeLoach, Paul W. Bryant High ...Read more