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100th Habitat Home

April 21, 2015 - 5:14pm
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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

Fist Fight Turned Fatal

April 20, 2015 - 4:42pm
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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

University of Alabama A-Day 2015

April 19, 2015 - 3:23pm
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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.

Paul W. Bryant Museum One Millionth Visitor!

April 17, 2015 - 9:14pm
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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.

Rain predicted for A-Day game Saturday

April 16, 2015 - 1:45pm

By WVUA Staff

The countdown to Alabama football is officially on. The A-day game is this Saturday and there are a few things fans should keep in mind, authorities said: ...Read more

Changes To Tuscaloosa County School System

April 16, 2015 - 1:26pm

By WVUA Staff

 BIG CHANGES MAY BE ON THE WAY FOR  TUSCALOOSA CITY SCHOOLS

     BUT BEFORE THAT HAPPENS.. SCHOOL LEADERS ARE LOOKING TO THE PARENTS FOR their INPUT.

BIG CHANGES MAY BE ON THE WAY FOR  TUSCALOOSA CITY SCHOOLS ...Read more

Joey Pike's 30th birthday defies all odds

April 16, 2015 - 10:22am

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

Family of Tuscaloosa dog attack victim files lawsuit

April 16, 2015 - 10:10am

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

Holt High School principal revokes resignation

April 16, 2015 - 9:57am

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

$6 billion approved for pre-K and middle school teachers

April 16, 2015 - 9:45am

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