Time is running out to apply for federal assistance to remove debris from properties in Tuscaloosa. The deadline is Monday, September 26. Tuscaloosa city officials say owners of about 200 properties have yet to contact city hall or FEMA for help removing the debris. Tuscaloosa Incident Commander Robin Edgeworth says if owners do not apply for assistance, they run the risk of having their property condemed by the city. ...Read more
Alabama's governor says the state will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to decide a dispute over Georgia's ability to use water from a reservoir that's the main source for roughly three million people in metro Atlanta. Gov. Robert Bentley's decision came after the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta rejected a request for a new hearing from Georgia's neighbors, Alabama and Florida. ...Read more
Farmers are asking legislators to make emergency changes to Alabama's new law against illegal immigration. Meeting with three lawmakers in rural Cullman County on Monday, farmers said valuable crops are at risk in coming weeks because of a sudden lack of hands for harvest. They say they rely on immigrant workers for help in the fields because Americans won't do the work, and many already have left the state because of the law. ...Read more
Morning Pointe Assisted Living brings the community together to hold a special tribute for the community's First Responders. The First Responders are the men and women who risk their lives to save others, and they are the first ones on the scene. For more information on this special event call (205) 345-1112 or visit online at www.morningpointe.com.
The Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Unit says Rickey Crooks is charged with capital murder, in the death of a University of Alabama graduate student, shot and killed Sunday, September 11. Crooks was already charged with attempted murder, accused of shooting several times from his vehicle at another individual, near the intersection of 10th Avenue and Hargrove Road. Investigators say these shots were fired at the same time 25-year-old James Harry "Trey" Johnson III was shot and killed. ...Read more