Local News

Shelton State takes precaution against Ebola

October 16, 2014 - 2:07pm

School seeks to heighten awareness, offers risk assessments

With concerns about the Ebola virus increasing in the United States, Shelton State Community College President Andrea Mayfield sent out a mass email yesterday morning advising the campus about Ebola awareness and safety.

In the email, Mayfield said students and employees who feel symptoms similar to those caused by Ebola should identify themselves to designated personnel, and a health care provider will do a risk assessment. ...Read more

West AL Teen Located

October 16, 2014 - 12:27pm


Elizabeth Hemming was located at a bus station unharmed in Charlotte N.C. by the Charlotte-Meklenburg Police Department. Hemming was taken into custody at approximately  3:15 eastern time. The investigation is still ongoing at this time.

Candidates' Forum

October 16, 2014 - 12:09pm

The League of Women Voters of Greater Tuscaloosa, Delta Sigma Theta sorority, Tuscaloosa Alumnae chapter; Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and The University of Alabama Retirees Association (TUARA) announce a Candidates’ Forum featuring candidates for Tuscaloosa County Sheriff, House District 16 and Senate District 24, the contested local races on the ballot.  ...Read more

All Saints' Day

October 16, 2014 - 12:01pm

Christ Episcopal Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, will present an All Saints’ Day choral offering Saturday, Nov. 1 at 6:00 p.m. The service will feature the Requiem by Gabriel Fauré in the Burial Rite service from the Book of Common Prayer. The Requiem asks for the repose and rest for all souls of the dead.  ...Read more

Criminal Activity at UAB Leads Students to Question Safety

October 16, 2014 - 11:50am

By WVUA Staff

Five University of Alabama at Birmingham students were attacked Monday during two
different robbery attempts. The first occurred outside the “University House”
student apartments, where a student was abducted and eventually released a few
blocks away.

The second incident occurred hours later in a garage on
campus as the suspect approached four students and took their wallets and

Jefferson County Sherriff Sgt. Brian Allison said
the suspect also sexual assaulted the victims. ...Read more

Unity Tuscaloosa puts on Mismatched Ball at Tuscaloosa River Market

October 16, 2014 - 11:37am

Unity Tuscaloosa is putting on a Mismatched Ball at the Tuscaloosa River Market.

TUSCALOOSA -- The Tuscaloosa River Market is hosting the Mismatched Ball on
Thursday night. The event does more than allow people to don odd or outlandish attire.

Unity Tuscaloosa is putting on the ball to bring different people together to
embrace diversity in their community. Another purpose is to allow people with different
backgrounds to meet. ...Read more

Texas government puts restrictions on pastors

October 16, 2014 - 10:04am

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By WVUA Staff

For The Rev. Hernan Costano, Bible classes are intimate
and sermons are sacred.

“For a city government to step into the churches and ask
pastors to turn in their sermons and all of their speeches, it’s gone too far,”
Costano said. ...Read more

Bomb found in North Carolina home

October 16, 2014 - 10:03am

By WVUA Staff

NORTH CAROLINA- Police in Surf City, North
Carolina, is investigating a bomb found in a home.


Marty Martin, a neighbor, came home
and was told to evacuate immediately.


“They evacuated everybody from around
this area... because they didn't know what it was" Martin said.


Police evacuated the two-block area
around the house to try and discharge the device.

  ...Read more

Ebola continues to cause widespread worry

October 16, 2014 - 9:49am

A woman with “Ebola-like” symptoms
caused a scare in Mobile on Tuesday night.

The woman was taken to the University of
South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile. After a thorough examination, it was
determined that the patient did not meet the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention’s screening criteria, and there was no risk for Ebola.

Governor Robert Bentley’s office said
all hospitals in Alabama have plans in place to deal with the deadly virus.

The brief worry in Mobile comes after another
confirmed case of Ebola in Dallas, Texas. ...Read more

Oklahoma teen admits to killing parents

October 16, 2014 - 9:41am


By WVUA Staff

An Oklahoma teenager confessed Wednesday to killing his

Police said 19-year-old Alan Hruby admitted to shooting
and killing his mother, father and 17-year-old sister.

Hruby killed his family hoping to inherit money according to Stephens County District Attorney Jason Hicks.

Hruby was having financial problems and was
being pursued by a local loan shark, Hicks said.

Hruby is a student at the University of Oklahoma.