Graco is recalling about two million of its Quattro and Metro-Lite Strollers. The recall applies to Quattro Tour Strollers made before 2006 and Metro-Lite Strollers made before July 2007. Officials say four children died, and six other infants were injured. Graco says parents with these strollers should stop using them immediately and contact the compnay for a free repair kit. Graco's toll free number is (877) 828-4046. For more information, click on our numbers and links page.
October 21, 2010
Drought conditions are getting worse across Alabama. According to the Alabama Forestry Commission, more than 7,100 acres across the state have burned in the last 30 days. Nearly 1,400 acres went up in flames in the last week. Because of the danger, state officials are extending the statewide fire alert. Officials say the drought is getting worse by the week. Experts say virtually the entire state is experiencing drought conditions.
October 21, 2010
Plans call for a Hampton Inn to be built at the corner of Main Avenue and First Street in Historic Downtown Northport. Some area merchants have been concerned about the 73-foot-tall hotel blocking the riverfront view, and if the space would provide enough parking. The city allows buildings to be a maximum height of 60 feet. At Tuesday night's Northport Zoning Committee meeting, the committee passed a height variance, a setback variance and a parking variance. Mayor Bobby Herndon said the hotel would be a benefit to the city. ...Read more
Wednesday was "Spirit Day" at the University of Alabama. It was to honor the six teenagers who recently took their lives, after they were bullied. The message: Everyone rally together. It was part of a nationwide effort to honor the lives of these teens. Relatives say the boys committed suicide after of homophobic abuse in their homes or at school. To bring attention to the message, students were asked to wear purple. There will be another project in response to bullying Friday. ...Read more
A half million dollars could be on the way to Tuscaloosa City Schools for new textbooks. On Wednesday, the Tuscaloosa County Commission discussed a loan for a portion of the one-cent sales tax to go toward textbooks in the home. Commissioners tell WVUA the school would pay the money back starting in 2013. Commissioner Don Wallace says he's in favor of the loan. But some residents say they disagree. ...Read more
There's an update on a story WVUA has been following for you. The pedestrian hit by a car in Tuscaloosa Saturday has died. According to Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Captain Loyd Baker, 35-year-old Gregory Smith of Southaven, Mississippi, died around 10:00 p.m. Tuesday. The crash happened Saturday morning at University Boulevard and Fourth Avenue. ...Read more
Another hearing is set for the man accused of killing Auburn student Lauren Burk. 18-year-old Burk was killed in 2008. Courtney Lockhart is charged with capital murder for her death. He's accused of abducting and fatally shooting Burk. The judge in the case has ordered a closed-door hearing set for November 3 to discuss evidence in the case. Additional discussion with attorneys is planned prior to the November 8 trial.
October 20, 2010
Fall brings more than cooler temperatures; it can also bring severe weather. Wednesday, October 20, is Fall Severe Weather Awareness Day in Alabama. The National Weather Service says despite the recent tranquil weather, the potential for severe weather, including tornadoes, will increase as we head toward winter. The NWS wants to remind Alabamians to be aware of the threat and to make sure they are prepared.
October 20, 2010