TUSCALOOSA -- By two o'clock in the afternoon, Colonial Drive on the University of Alabama campus was relatively quiet. Several hours before, a stampede of more than two thousand women ran to their future sorority houses on a much anticipated bid day.
2,054 women accepted bids to greek organizations Saturday. Of that total, 190 were minorities, including 21 who self-identified as african american. ...Read more
TUSCALOOSA-- The Tuscaloosa county sheriff's office has been getting citizen complaints regarding calls about warrants. According to the sheriff's office the caller tells the person that they have active warrants on them and in order to clear these warrants they will need to send a certain amount of money through western union to avoid jail. The sheriff's office urges you to not send these callers any money and to just hang up the phone. Police also said that the caller has a spoofed phone number that is impossible to trace. ...Read more
The first "What Women Want" Expo was held on Saturday April 16, 2014 at the Bryant Conferance Center. The expo was put on by Town Square Media and featured over 65 vendors. Booths ranged from cosmetics and baby essentials to recliners and big screen TV's and even some locally grown fruit. The event was held to help raise money for Tuscaloosa One Place.
The organization Mind Changers hosted their first "Westside Community Day in the Park" on Saturday, April 16 2014, at Al Freeman Park. Local families were able to enjoy free games, food, health screening and music. Mind Changers is an organization that tried to mentor local youth. Theyve recently expanded to include Alberta, Central and other area elementary schools. For more information on the group and the schools and programs they're involved in, make sure to check out their Facebook page or www.mindchangers1.com
On 8/12/14 at approximately 5:25 pm the Tuscaloosa Police Department was the target of a Telephone Denial of Service Attack. The perpetrators (Foreign Hackers) of the attack launched numerous phone calls against the police department’s phone systems, tying up the system. The objective of these attacks is to prevent the agency from receiving legitimate calls and disrupt public safety operations. These attacks are ongoing with over 200 attacks documented across the United States.The Tuscaloosa Police Department has taken extra steps to protect our phone systems. ...Read more