Members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals say Auburn University should end its pre-game tradition of bald eagle flights after it crashed into a stadium luxury box. Lindsay Pollard-Post of the PETA Foundation said screaming fans and other sounds of a football game can terrify animals. ...Read more
Alabama's largest county has approved the framework for a settlement with Wall Street over $3.1 billion in debt, avoiding the possibility of immediately filing the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Jefferson County Commissioners voted Friday in Birmingham to settle with Wall Street investors led by JPMorgan Chase & Co. State lawmakers now must get involved, and county commissioners say bankruptcy is still possible. ...Read more
The Alabama Supreme Court blocked litigation by a former electronic bingo hall operator in Mobile County who sought a ruling on the legality of machines seized by the governor's gambling task force. The task force raided Jesse Griffin's newly opened gambling hall in Chickasaw on Feb. 25, 2010, seized 25 machines and took them to a warehouse in Montgomery. Griffin went to Montgomery County Circuit Court seeking compensation for the machines and a ruling on their legality. ...Read more
The new superintendent of the Tuscaloosa City Schools, Dr. Paul McKendrick, is proposing changes to the curriculum. McKendrick revealed a list of curriculum and instruction challenges at Wednesday night's board meeting. Changes would include world languages, expanded art programs, accelerated elementary grades and content specialists in different subject areas. Those subject areas would include math, reading, science and social studies. The content specialists would work with teachers to develop strategies to improve classroom instruction. ...Read more
Qualitest Pharmaceuticals is recalling multiple lots of birth-control pills because of a packaging error that could lead to incorrect dosing and unintended pregnancies. The company says the error caused the weekly tablet orientation to be reversed and obscuring the lot number and expiration date on certain packages. The problem could lead to inadequate contraception if women don't get the proper daily regimen of the drug. ...Read more
An organization dedicated to helping kids is annoucing a major milestone. Former UA football star John Croyle is the founder of Big Oak Ranch, and for the first time in the history of the organization, the highest number of students from the Ranch will soon be in college. WVUA reporter Lyndsey Price introduces you to Croyle and a-soon-to-be college grad, who are sharing their stories.
Lyndsey Price, WVUA News