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Man Faces Charges in Dog Attack

May 28, 2015 - 5:15pm
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A Grand Jury has charged Christopher Kesean Guyton with Assault 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree and Reckless Endangerement after his Pit Bull mauled Titus Wilkerson, who was nine years old at the time of the attack. The incident happened on April 1st in the 500 block of Garden Hill Drive. Guyton was arrested on these charges this morning at his home and booked in the Tuscaloosa County Jail pending a $51,000.00.

Free Month at Bobby Miller Activity Center

May 28, 2015 - 2:38pm
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TUSCALOOSA – Fitness buffs living in the Taylorville area can enjoy some of Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation’s newest fitness gear free during the month of June.

Officials with PARA unveiled a new, ten thousand square foot addition to the Bobby Miller Activity Center Thursday morning.  The $1.2 million renovation connects to the original building and features an indoor play unit and party room, two racquetball courts, a climbing wall, new fitness equipment and office and storage space. ...Read more

YMCA Breaks Ground on New Facility

May 28, 2015 - 2:27pm
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TUSCALOOSA – An old friend’s getting a new look and a new location in downtown Tuscaloosa.

The Tuscaloosa YMCA broke ground on their new facility Thursday afternoon. The new facility is located at 12th Street and 23rd Avenue behind the Tuscaloosa City Schools Board of Education. The new and improved YMCA will be constructed in phases. ...Read more

Man Indicted After Pit Bull Attack

May 28, 2015 - 9:22am

A Grand Jury has charged Christopher Kesean Guyton with Assault 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree and Reckless Endangerement after his Pit Bull mauled Titus Wilkerson, who was nine years old at the time of the attack. The incident happened on April 1st in the 500 block of Garden Hill Drive. Guyton was arrested on these charges this morning at his home and booked in the Tuscaloosa County Jail pending a $51,000.00.

 

 

Plowman Road Shooting

May 27, 2015 - 5:21pm
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A  Tuscaloosa County man is behind bars with a gunshot wound after a fight over a camper trailer. It happened Tuesday, May 26th around 5:30 PM when 61 year-old Charles Howard saw the camper being towed down Plowman Road by a 64 year-old man who's name isn't being formally released at this time. Howard then turned his vehicle around, blocking the road and causing a wreck.The two men then got into a fight and began firing guns at one another. Howard was hit in the shoulder, but the other gentleman was not injured. ...Read more

15 Animals Put Down After Neglect

May 21, 2015 - 9:14pm
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 Fifty three-year-old Tammie Kornegay faces two felony cruelty to animals by torture charges and 16 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty .Investigators say they found 18 cats and dogs with no air conditioning, food or water at Kornegay's mobile home in West Blocton. Two animals were dead. Fifteen had to be euthanized, leaving one survivor. Neighbors say it wasn't safe for their kids to play outside for fear of being attacked. Kornegay was in county jail for a DUI charge last weekend. Police say Kornegay told them the animals were fine and had plenty of food and water. ...Read more

Jim Walter Resources Job Cuts

May 18, 2015 - 5:08pm
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The demand for steel and coal is down. So is the price. That's forcing Walter Energy to make some significant cuts to their work force. Up to 370 jobs could be affected, including around 68 salaried jobs. The cuts will take place by or around July 14, 2015

Walter Energy Cutting 68 Jobs

May 18, 2015 - 10:13am

Walter Energy says it plans to cut 68 salaried jobs in July, but more could be coming. As many as 370 positions may be eliminated within 60 days.

Employees received the news in a letter from Richard A. Donnelly, the president of Jim Walter Resources, Inc., on Friday.

According to the letter, Walter Energy will reduce positions at the No. 7 Mine, the No. 5 Mine Preperations Plant and the Central Shop.

Donnelly's letter said if market conditions do not improve, terminations will begin July 14. ...Read more

Justice for Eric Cates

May 15, 2015 - 9:15pm
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Family and friends of Eric Cates are finally laying him to rest. He's  the man who was found dead inside a burning vehicle behind an old Walker County school in March of 2015. Also burned in that vehicle was Cates' bulldob Gypsy. If you have any information on Eric Cates death you are asked to contact the Walker County Sheriff's Department at (205) 384 - 7218. Eric and his dog Gypsy will be buried together at Cold Springs Baptist Church.

National Nursing Home Week

May 14, 2015 - 9:17pm
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It's National Nursing Home Week! This year, the celebration has a Mexican theme. Our Chelsea Barton takes us to Perry County Nursing Home for a fiesta!