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FEMA Update

July 19, 2014 - 9:56pm
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Federal disaster aid given to the state after the tornado outbreak that began on April 28, 2014 has now topped 40 million dollars according to FEMA. 16.5 million dollars has been approved for housing assistance grants. 15.4 million has been approved by  the U.S. Small Business Administration for low-interest loans to eligible homeowners, renters and businesses.

4.4 million will be used for public assistance programs and of that amount - 1.4 million is set aside for debris removal alone. 

During this process 15,951 damaged homes and properties have been inspected.

New Movies & Hairspray

July 18, 2014 - 5:04pm
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WVUA's Danny Salter previews this weekend's new movies, and Theatre Tuscaloosa's production of "Hairspray"!


July 18, 2014 - 4:56pm
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The sneak-preview of Theatre Tuscaloosa's "Hairspray" was standing room only on Thursday night. Friday night's performance is sold out, but you can get tickets for Saturday, Sunday, and next weekend online at theatretusc.com .

Ocean Uranium Extraction

July 17, 2014 - 5:28pm

Random Drug Testing for HS Students

July 16, 2014 - 9:20pm
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The Tuscaloosa City Schools Board of Education is strongly considering a policy that will allow for the random drug testing of high school students. If the Board votes to implement the policy, students that drive on campus, or participate in school sponsored clubs and activities will be eligible for random drug testing.

New Arrest in Shooting

July 16, 2014 - 5:25pm
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A second man has been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting that left a four-year-old girl with gunshot wounds to her arm and head. 
Twenty-one year old, Joshua Raheem Long of Tuscaloosa is behind bars after authorities linked him to the crime through an unrelated case

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Arrest in Drive By

July 16, 2014 - 11:32am

Authorities have arrested Joshua Long in connection with a drive by shooting that happened one year ago. A 4 year old was asleep and received two gun shot wounds, one to the arm and one to the head. Long is facing attempted murder, assault, and shooting into an occupied dwelling charges. He's being held in the Tuscaloosa Co. Jail on $120,000 bond.

Fatal Fire in Greensboro

July 15, 2014 - 9:46pm
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Authorities say a fire took the life of a West Alabama woman after she helped her children to safety, new community members are rallying together to her children cope with their loss.

EXCLUSIVE: Jessie Patterson Jones on Sarah Patterson's Retirement

July 15, 2014 - 5:19pm
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After the news broke today of long-time UA Gymnastics Coach Sarah Patterson's retirement , WVUA'S Chelsea Barton sat down with the Patterson's oldest daughter Jessie to learn more about what her mom's retirement means for their family.

Clear Creek Colony Burglaries

July 14, 2014 - 10:25pm
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WVUA) -- A string of burglaries in the Clear Creek Colony has some residents taking extra security measures. Northport police say sunglasses, Ipads and other small items were taken out of two unlocked vehicles in the neighborhood and have yet to be recovered. Police are still investigating the incidents.