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Gambling Trial

August 12, 2011 - 5:06pm

The federal judge who presided over Alabama's gambling trial will talk with defense and prosecution attorneys Monday about when to schedule the retrial for the seven defendants who remain.  U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson scheduled the conference call for 11 a.m. Monday.

The 10-week-long trial ended Thursday with the jury clearing two
of the defendants. The panel issued split verdicts on the other seven defendants. The jury couldn't reach a decision on some counts and returned not guilty verdicts on others. A total of 33 charges remain against the seven defendants. ...Read more

Tuscaloosa Deaths

August 12, 2011 - 5:03pm

The City of Tuscaloosa says three more deaths can be attributed to the April 27 tornado.  This brings the total number of fatalities in Tuscaloosa County to 50.  The City says the three latest names were added to the list after discussions with family members.

The additional victims, added Friday by the City of Tuscaloosa, are:
Mrs. Helen Wurm, age 98.  She died May 9, 2011. Mrs. Wurm was a resident of LaRocca Nursing Home at the time of the storm. ...Read more

Thursday, 6:00

August 12, 2011 - 10:02am
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WVUA News at Six. Air Date: Thursday, August 11, 2011.

Posted by Ben Rogers, WVUA-TV News

Thursday, 5:00

August 12, 2011 - 10:01am
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WVUA News at Five. Air Date: Thursday, August 11, 2011.

Posted by Ben Rogers, WVUA-TV News

Teddy Fulgham

August 12, 2011 - 9:56am

Longtime Tuscaloosa City Schools employee Teddy Fulgham passed away unexpectedly Tuesday.  There is now new information regarding times for his memorial.  The viewing will be Friday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. at Vanhoose and Steele Funeral Home.  The funeral will be Saturday at Elizabeth Baptist Church at 11 a.m.

Fulgham had been the head of security at Bryant High School since it opened in 2003.  Fulgham died after suffereing a blood clot in his heart.


Devin Grissom

August 12, 2011 - 9:39am

A University of Alabama student is putting Tuscaloosa's tornado damage in the national spotlight on CMT's television show "Sweet Home Alabama." Earlier this summer, Devin Grissom brought her city and country boys to Tuscaloosa to help with tornado cleanup efforts.  They met at the volunteer recovery center and then went to work.  They cleared away debris so a family could rebuild their home.  Devin says the experience gave her a chance to see the guys in a more serioius atmosphere.  Devin says none of the guys had seen tornado damage like this before, and feels this trip ...Read more


August 12, 2011 - 9:13am
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It's a comedy filled with music, dancing, and nuns. The Actors Charitable Theatre plans to donate portions of the proceeds from "Nunsense" to non-profit organizations in West Alabama.


Shake-Scenes 5

August 12, 2011 - 8:52am
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A troupe of actors intent on bringing the Bard to the masses are getting ready for their next theatrical endeavor, "Shake-Scenes 5". You can check out the Rude Mechanicals and selected bits and pieces from Shakespeare at Manderson Landing in Tuscaloosa.


Students Return

August 11, 2011 - 5:56pm
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With only two weeks left until fall classes start at the University of Alabama, students are starting to move back to their second home. WVUA reporter Bradley Whittington shows us what changes students can expect to see in Tuscaloosa, post-April 27.

Bradley Whittington, WVUA News


August 11, 2011 - 4:38pm

A judge is standing by his ruling to allow seized electronic bingo machines to return to Greenetrack.  Special Circuit Judge Houston Brown rejected Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange's request for a stay.  The Attorney General's Office got state police to seize the machines May 31, based on a search warrant issued by Brown.  Last week, Brown ruled the Attorney General lacked probable cause to seize the gaming machines.  Attorney General Strange is appealing the case to the Alabama Supreme Court.