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Threat Reduced

July 12, 2011 - 5:07pm

Authorities say recent rains and higher humidity have reduced the threat of wildfires in most areas in Alabama.  The Alabama Forestry Commission officials said Tuesday that only Mobile, Monroe and Baldwin counties remain under a drought emergency declaration. ...Read more

Gambling Trial

July 12, 2011 - 12:36pm

A casino lobbyist who pleaded guilty to bribery says he directed campaign contributions to state Sen. Harri Anne Smith to secure her vote on pro-gambling legislation.  Country Crossing casino lobbyist Jarrod Massey testified Tuesday he directed more than $20,000 to her congressional campaign in 2008 and $25,000 to her Senate re-election campaign in December 2009 to gain her vote. ...Read more

Monday, 6:00

July 12, 2011 - 10:57am
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WVUA News at Six. Airdate: July 11, 2011.


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Monday, 5:00

July 12, 2011 - 10:12am
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WVUA News at Five. Airdate: July 11, 2011.


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Indian Summer

July 12, 2011 - 8:52am
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If you're looking for a way to get your kids out of the house and doing something productive the staff at Moundville Archaeological Park would like for you to consider their Indian Summer Day Camp.


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Pack the Bus

July 12, 2011 - 8:47am
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Summer's only just arrived, but school bells will ring again very soon. The Tuscaloosa County Schools and Chick-Fil-A are teaming up to help kids get ready to return to class.


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Storm Recovery Fund

July 12, 2011 - 8:34am
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West Alabama is trying to move forward after the devestating tornadoes in April. The City of Tuscaloosa's Storm Recovery Fund is accepting donations of all sorts to help fully restore public services and assist people in need.


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Billy LeGrone

July 11, 2011 - 5:18pm
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TUSCALOOSA (WVUA) -- The search is over for a missing Tuscaloosa man in the Gulf of Mexico. 54-year-old Billy LeGrone was spear fishing with friends about 40 miles off the coast of Orange Beach when he disappeared into the water. The Coast Guard has ended efforts to find LaGrone. ...Read more

Billy LeGrone

July 11, 2011 - 3:04pm

The U.S. Coast Guard has called off the search for a Tuscaloosa native, who went missing in the Gulf of Mexico.  Orange Beach Police say 54-year-old Billy LeGrone went under water around 9:30 a.m. Friday.  Police say witness reports show he came back up later, looking distressed, then disappeared back into the water.  LeGrone was spear fishing with friends, about 40 miles off the coast of Orange Beach.  LeGrone's son Kirk says it was the family's decision for the Coast Guard to suspend the search Saturday afternoon.  ...Read more

Gambling Trial

July 11, 2011 - 2:44pm

A lobbyist who has pleaded guilty to bribery says he offered bribes to two senators to secure their votes for pro-gambling legislation.  Country Crossing casino lobbyist Jarrod Massey testified Monday about Jim Preuitt and Larry Means in Alabama's gambling corruption
trial. ...Read more