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Alabama Teens

August 24, 2011 - 3:36pm

One of the sponsors of Alabama's new tough immigration law told a group of Hispanic young people that the tough law was not designed to hurt them.  Republican State Sen. Scott Beason was surrounded by the teenagers Wednesday during a break in a federal court hearing on
the new law which he sponsored in the Senate. A recent graduate of Pelham High School, 19-year-old Victor Palafox told Beason the teens were worried the law would prevent them from attending college or getting good jobs. ...Read more

Sunday Alcohol Sales

August 23, 2011 - 4:50pm


Results are unofficial and not yet certified.

City of Northport

11 of 12 Boxes Reporting

Yes - 1312 votes, 55%

No - 1054 votes, 44%

Tuscaloosa County

64 of 65 Boxes Reporting

Yes - 2058 votes, 39%

No - 3217 votes, 61%


Northport ...Read more

Monday, 10:00

August 23, 2011 - 10:29am
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WVUA News at Ten. Airdate: Monday, August 22, 2011.

Monday, 6:00

August 23, 2011 - 10:13am
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WVUA News at Six. Airdate: Monday, August 22, 2011.

Tuscaloosa Forward

August 23, 2011 - 10:07am

Residents and business leaders from Tuscaloosa met with the city's zoning board to discuss the Tuscaloosa Forward program before the board voted on it.  Many business leaders urged the committee to veto the proposal as it currently sits.  Those business leaders who oppose the new plan are upset they cannot rebuild what they had before the tornado hit.  Some business owners are also against the proposal because it forces them to build further from the street to accommodate mixed use areas, leaving less space for the building itself.  Many of the businesses broug ...Read more

Monday, 5:00

August 23, 2011 - 9:59am
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WVUA News at Five. Airdate: Monday, August 22, 2011.


Taco Casa Sign

August 23, 2011 - 9:58am

A Tuscaloosa sign ordinance is preventing Taco Casa from rebuilding its well-known cactus sign on 15th Street.  The sign limitation for 15th street puts a size restriction on pole advertisements, and any new sign must meet the requirements to be built.  On Monday, the restaurant argued their sign was both a monument and an advertisement.  Taco Casa received three of five votes, saying they were an exception to the ordinance.  They needed four out of five to rebuild the sign.  Taco Casa can appeal the decision to the zoning board. ...Read more

Polling Places

August 22, 2011 - 6:09pm

Here is a list of the polling places for the Tuscaloosa County and Northport Sunday Alcohol Sales vote:


Sprayberry Regional Education Center
Northport Community Center
Northport City Hall (Also Tuscaloosa County)
Faucett-Vestavia Elementary (Also Tuscaloosa County)
Flatwoods Elementary (Also Tuscaloosa County)

Tuscaloosa County: ...Read more

King Memorial

August 22, 2011 - 1:59pm

The memorial to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has opened to the public in Washington.  The site opened without fanfare Monday morning, kicking off a week of celebrations ahead of Sunday's official dedication. Dozens of people came for their first up-close look on a warm, sunny day in the nation's capital. ...Read more

Vote Tuesday

August 22, 2011 - 1:56pm

Voters in Northport and elsewhere in Tuscaloosa County will be holding separate elections on whether to permit alcohol sales on Sunday.  Voters in the city of Tuscaloosa won't be participating on Tuesday because the city decided to allow the Sunday sales in February.  Northport is holding its own election to decide whether alcohol can be sold on Sundays between noon and 9:30 p.m. County residents outside Northport and the city of Tuscaloosa will have a similar ballot issue. ...Read more