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Fatal Wreck | McFarland Blvd. & Rose Blvd.

March 1, 2015 - 5:15pm

Northport Police Traffic Division is investigating a fatal wreck that happened Sunday, March 1, 2015 around 10:30 a.m. 

Northport Police Lt. Keith Carpenter told WVUA one person was killed and one person was sent to the hospital with injuries. 

According to Carpenter, the driver of a dark colored Acura was stopped at a red light heading east on McFarland Blvd. Carpenter says the orange Chevrolet Avalanche, also traveling east on McFarland, struck the Acura in the rear.  ...Read more

Pontoon Boat Show

February 28, 2015 - 10:33pm
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After a week of crazy weather, the sun was shining Saturday just in time for Smith's Marina to host its annual boat show. 

Smith's is the only full-service marina on Lake Tuscaloosa, offering pontoon sales, rentals, and storage. 

The boats on display are courtesy of Sanpan, Aquapatio, Sweetwater and Southbay and are being offered at the lowest prices of the year. If you'd like to check out a pontoon boat, the marina is in Northport off Highway 43 next to Lake Tuscaloosa. 

Original airdate: Saturday, February 28, 2015.


Krispy Kreme Challenge 2015

February 28, 2015 - 10:27pm
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The annual Krispy Kreme Challenge took place Saturday, February 28th in Tuscaloosa.

WVUA's very own Jenn Chapman participated in the challenge and won first place for the women!

The challenge originally started in North Carolina among ten friends, and has transformed into a national publicized race. 

Each competitor or team had to run a mile, eat a dozen doughnuts, then run another mile to the finish line.

The Krispy Kreme Challenge has been going strong for two years and will continue in 2016. ...Read more

Brunch For Boobs

February 28, 2015 - 10:18pm
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The Tuscaloosa Chapter of Soroptimist International hosted its annual Brunch for Boobs conference Saturday morning.

The event was held at the Bryant Conference Center. 

This year, over 550 seats were sold and more than $40,000 was raised. That money will be used to sponsor projects for women and young girls in Tuscaloosa. It will also help upgrade equipment used at the breast cancer center.

Saturday's brunch included a breakfast buffet and a spring fashion show preview. This marks the 40th year for the event. ...Read more

Saying Goodbye to Arnie

February 27, 2015 - 10:20pm
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Family and friends are preparing to say goodbye to Arnie Boyd.
He's the man who was killed in the one-vehicle wreck on Tuesday, February 24, 2015  that shut down part of the McFarland Boulevard Bridge.
Gary Youngblood has known Arnie Boyd for most of his life.
He says he'll never forget his friend's giving heart and humble spirit.
Visitation for Arnie Boyd will be held at 1:00pm on February 28, 2015 at Memory Chapel Funeral Home on Skyland Boulevard.
The funeral will also be held there shortly following.

Bama Wheelchair Basketball

February 26, 2015 - 4:18pm
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The Alabama Wheelchair Basketball teams wrap up thier regular season  with their annual games at Foster Auditorium...WVUA's Jenn Chapman spoke with the both the men's and women's teams as they prepare for their home tournament just before the national championship...

Money Talks

February 26, 2015 - 2:42pm

By Stacy Johnson


Everyone does dumb things.
After all, we're only human.

When it comes to money, it
is a good idea to keep dumb moves to a minimum. Here are five money mistakes many
people make, and ways to avoid them.


Mistake No. 1

  • Paying 20 percent on a credit card while you are earning 0.2
    percent on your savings.

Better Idea ...Read more

Wreck Victim Identified

February 26, 2015 - 2:22pm

Tuscaloosa examines its pellet gun laws

February 26, 2015 - 11:30am

City may tighten up on children’s uses

The City of Tuscaloosa could change its ordinance concerning pellet guns for the first time since the 1960s, potentially requiring parental supervision for children's use. ...Read more

Tuscaloosa Krispy Kreme hosts annual challenge

February 26, 2015 - 11:24am

Contestants race from downtown to Krispy Kreme, eat a dozen doughnuts, then race back

The McFarland Boulevard Krispy Kreme will host its annual 2-mile challenge this Saturday at 10 a.m.

Contestants start in downtown Tuscaloosa and run 1 mile to Krispy Kreme. Then they may eat a dozen doughnuts and run back. The contestants are not required to eat all of the doughnuts unless they want to win a prize. ...Read more