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Tuesday at 5:00

September 13, 2011 - 5:04pm
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WVUA News at Five. Airdate: September 13, 2011.

Fatal Crashes

September 13, 2011 - 4:45pm

A nationwide study on young drivers and fatal crashes has left the study's lead author surprised.  Scott Masten of California's Department of Motor Vehicles says stricter driver's license laws have led to fewer fatal crashes among 16-year-olds. But there's been a disturbing side effect -- more fatal accidents among 18-year-olds.  Masten says the findings were "quite unexpected." ...Read more


September 13, 2011 - 4:39pm

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has sidestepped the U.S. Justice Department and asked a federal court in Washington D.C. to approve new lines for congressional districts and for the state school board.  The attorney general's office filed a complaint asking a three-judge panel to approve the new political boundaries drawn earlier this year by the Alabama Legislature. ...Read more

More Tar Balls

September 13, 2011 - 4:38pm

A coastal mayor says tests show the latest wave of tar balls to hit Alabama's beaches is from last year's BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon said Tuesday the connection was found in preliminary tests performed by Auburn University. Kennon says additional tests will be conducted to determine more details.  Tropical Storm Lee dumped tar balls on the coast. BP says post-storm assessments found light to moderate concentrations of tar balls in some areas. ...Read more

Monday, 6:00

September 12, 2011 - 5:57pm
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WVUA News at Six. Airdate: Monday, September 12, 2011.

Posted by Ben Rogers and Kristin O'Brien

"Art Speaks"

September 12, 2011 - 5:52pm
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The University of Alabama Honors College Assembly held its first Art Speaks Show. The show featured the work of three UA student artists. WVUA's Lyndsey Price has the story in this week's Capstone Correspondent Report.

Lyndsey Price, WVUA News


Monday, 5:00

September 12, 2011 - 5:29pm
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WVUA News at Five. Airdate: Monday, September 12, 2011.

Posted by Ben Rogers and Kristin O'Brien

The Year of Alabama Music

September 12, 2011 - 8:04am
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Oxford American Magazine claims the year 2011 as "The Year of Alabama Music". The Magazine is sponsoring a concert series that features Alabama music. For more information on the serie's final concert call (205) 758-5195 or visit online at www.oxfordamerican.org.

Alabama Football Game Two

September 12, 2011 - 7:35am
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WVUA Sport's Director Gary Harris talks game two of Alabama football and what fans should expect when the Tide plays in Happy Valley against Penn State.


Sunday, 10:00

September 11, 2011 - 11:09pm
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WVUA News at 10:00. Airdate: September 11, 2011