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Tornado Corn

July 19, 2011 - 9:38am

New life is taking root in a Tuscaloosa neighborhood destroyed by the tornado, and it's in the form of corn! A single stalk of corn has sprouted in the Cedar Crest neighborhood! That neighborhood took a direct hit April 27th and dozens of homes were destroyed but now, this single stalk has some people wondering...how did it get here? Former Tuscaloosa mayor Al Dupnt lives near Cedar Crest...he says the strange phenomenon can be attributed to the sheer strength of the storm.

Submitted by: Rick Grider

July 19, 2011 10:30 A.M.

Portrait of a Storm

July 19, 2011 - 9:19am
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Xavier Burgin is a filmmaker and University of Alabama student. His films "Portrait of a Storm" and "Bottom of a Glass" earned him awards and a scholarship at recent film festival in Hollywood.


Tuscaloosa Forward

July 19, 2011 - 9:09am
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The city of Tuscaloosa has finalized their plan to rebuild after the devestating tornado on April 27th. But, city leaders describe the plan as a "living document", and want the public's input.


UA Student Housing

July 18, 2011 - 9:31pm

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Officials say construction is set to begin soon on a new $41 million student housing complex in Tuscaloosa.  The complex will be built onthe former site of the Delaware Jackson public housing complex near DCH Regional Medical Center.  Work on the complex, known as The Lodge at East Edge, is scheduled to begin in the next two weeks.  Susan Jennings, spokeswoman for Education Realty Trust of Memphis, Tenn., said Monday that the 774-bed, 337-unit development is scheduled to open in early August 2012. ...Read more

Students Unite

July 18, 2011 - 3:07pm

Alabama and Auburn fans are known for their deep rivalry on the grid-iron. But this week, several students are laying down those feelings and picking up hammers to help rebuild Tuscaloosa. It's part of the "House United" through the Habitat for Humanity. Originally the group was scheduled to build a home in Baldwin County. After the April tornadoes hit Tuscaloosa, the students decided to move the build to the Druid City. Their goal is to build a complete home for one family in Tuscaloosa.
Janie Wallace, WVUA News
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Deadline Monday

July 18, 2011 - 3:00pm

Monday is the last day to apply for federal aid from the tornadoes that ravaged Alabama this past spring. Officials say about 86,000 tornado survivors already have registered for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the time to apply by phone or over the Internet runs out at the end of the day. Some people have complained about being denied aid after applying with the agency, but those initial denials can still be appealed. ...Read more

Sunday, 10:00

July 18, 2011 - 10:22am
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WVUA News at Ten. Airdate: July 17, 2011.

Saturday, 10:00

July 18, 2011 - 10:12am
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WVUA News at Ten. Airdate: July 16, 2011.

Cow Patty Plop

July 18, 2011 - 9:29am
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It's an unusual fundraiser, but Tuscaloosa Emergency Services hopes that a cow doing its "business" will help raise awareness and money for their tornado recovery efforts.


Back to School

July 18, 2011 - 9:27am
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School bells will be ringing very soon. Staples has some products they think will help your little student make the most of the upcoming school year.