JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Authorities are investigating the death of a Jefferson County jail inmate who died after being tased by a deputy.
Sheriff's spokesman Randy Christian says 47-year-old Ricky Deangelo Hinkle was being moved to a specialized cell after he threatened to committ suicide yesterday morning. Christian says Hinkle became combative, refused to enter the cell and started resisting deputies when a deputy used a taser on him. Once tased, Hinkle fell to the floor and was unresponsive. Medical personnel were called as well as paramedics to attempt to revive him. ...Read more
BESSEMER -- A Sunday morning assualt has left one man dead and a woman injured. It happened at the 1500 block of Bessemer Road. According to authorities the man and woman were found laying on the ground outside of their vehicles with gunshot wounds. Both victims were rushed to UAB Hospital where the man later died. The woman is in critical condition as of Sunday night. ...Read more
NORTHPORT -- The Humane Society of West Alabama held their 12th Annual Canine Classic 5K Saturday, September 13. More than 170 runners attended the event which the proceeds of benefited the humane society. Several lovable pups were on hand to show the runners what their participation meant to local animals looking to find forever homes. ...Read more
WVUA spoke with Birmingham Buddhist monk Tenzin Dechek about the upcoming visit on October 25th. Deshek is from Tibet and studied for 32 years at the same temple as his holiness. He lives and teaches Buddhism in Birminham for the last 12 years. He told WVUA that spreading Buddhism isnt as important to the Dalai Lama and other Buddhists as teaching the ideals behind the religion. As well as promotion general peace, no matter what religion people choose to follow. ...Read more
TUSCALOOSA -- Caitlin Brunell is a former University of Alabama student and member of the Phi Mu sorority. She currently holds the title of Miss Alabama and on Sunday night, she competed for the crown of Miss America.
Brunell made it to the top ten, but no matter her finishing spot, her sisters at Phi Mu wanted to make sure Caitlin knew she had support here in Tuscaloosa.
UPDATE: Miss New York was crowned Miss America. ...Read more
TUSCALOOSA -- The Druid City Garden Project's event, 'The Garden Party' sampled many elements of local Tuscaloosa cuisine by pairing eleven local restaurants and eleven local farmers together to create dishes with beer from three local brewries.
Lindsay Turner is the Executive Director of The Druid City Garden Project. She says she is excited to showcase a new Tuscaloosa movement.
Alamabama Power Company says scammers are sending text messages warning that a payment is due immediately.
The text message lists names of a bill payment company and a refrence number to use in paying the bill.
Alabama Power Spokesman Ike Pigott says the refrence number could belong to anyone and once the money is transfered it is almost impossible to trace.