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Selling Gold

July 21, 2011 - 6:09pm
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Some say there's never been a better time to clean out your jewelry box. The price of gold is reaching record highs, which could mean money in your wallet. WVUA reporter Bradley Whittington explains.


Bradley Whittington, WVUA News

FEMA Changes

July 21, 2011 - 4:38pm

FEMA is announcing changes that will affect storm survivors in Tuscaloosa County.  Thursday is the last day for the Disaster Loan Outreach Center at the McDonald Hughes Center in Tuscaloosa.  Officials say the remaining assistance center at the American Legion Post in Alberta has been transferred to the Tuscaloosa City Hall Annex.  FEMA spokesman Tim Tyson says since April 27, the two centers have seen more than 5400 visitors.  Tyson says the reason the centers are closing is because the number of people seeking assistance has dropped. ...Read more

Alabama Law

July 21, 2011 - 3:25pm

A coalition of Alabama civil rights groups is asking a federal judge to block a tough new state law cracking down on illegal immigration from taking effect Sept. 1.  The motion was filed Thursday in federal court in Huntsville by the same groups that have already filed a suit challenging the law.  Opponents and supporters say the law is the toughest of its kind in the nation.  The latest motion calls the law blatantly unconstitutional and asks U.S. ...Read more

Storm Relief

July 21, 2011 - 3:23pm

Authorities say music artist Taylor Swift's charitable organization is giving $250,000 to aid tornado relief efforts in Alabama.  University of Alabama athletic officials say the money from Swift's "Speak Now...Help Now" fund is being donated to Nick's Kids, a fund established by Nick and Terry Saban.  Nick's Kids has partnered with Project Team Up and Habitat for Humanity to rebuild homes after the April 27 tornadoes.  Alabama head football coach Nick Saban said in a statement that Swift's gift will go a long way in helping the rebuilding efforts. ...Read more

Gambling Trial

July 21, 2011 - 3:19pm

A lobbyist who pleaded guilty in Alabama's gambling corruption trial says indicted Sen. Jim Preuitt never asked her for anything, but she offered him $2 million in campaign contributions to vote for pro-gambling legislation.  Under questioning by defense attorneys Thursday, Country Crossing lobbyist Jennifer Pouncy said Preuitt never said he wanted the $2 million. But she said others made additional offers to Preuitt and he asked her later if the commitment would stand if the legislation passed the Senate and died in the House. ...Read more

Wednesday, 5:00

July 21, 2011 - 10:45am
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WVUA News at Five


Airdate: July 20, 2011


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Women in Business

July 21, 2011 - 9:02am
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The Women in Business Council is gearing up for their big annual conference and awards presentation. If you know a woman who goes above and beyond the call of duty in her profession you might want to consider nominating her for one of the Council’s many awards.


07/20/2011

Scott Wimberly

July 21, 2011 - 8:58am
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Scott Wimberly's the author of "Aggie: A Story of Reconciliation, Hope, Encouragement". It's a book about an addict struggling with his addiction and how it effects the people around him.


07/20/2011

Tulutoma Snail

July 21, 2011 - 8:53am
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Scientific experts believe that vast majority of species that have ever lived are now extinct. However, a snail that conservationists feared was a part of history is now on the rebound in Alabama's waterways.


07/20/2011

Mercedes Unveiling

July 20, 2011 - 10:09pm
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Mercedes-Benz unveils its new M-Class SUV, announces an additional $2 Billion investment in Tuscaloosa County and a $100,000 donation to tornado relief.


Cameron West
July 20, 2011
11:06 p.m.