Local News

Pet Adoption

August 10, 2011 - 8:44am
See video

Morning Pointe Assisted Living is gearing up for a big pet adoption event this weekend. Animals from the Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter, many of them tornado survivors, will join the seniors for a day of furry fun and refreshments.


08/09/2011

Tuscaloosa Arts Council

August 10, 2011 - 8:35am
See video

The Tuscaloosa Arts Council is gearing up for a very busy month. Art house movies, musicals, and live performances are all on their way to the Bama Theatre in August.


08/09/2011

Gambling Trial

August 9, 2011 - 4:41pm

The federal judge in Alabama's gambling corruption trial has asked jurors to keeping deliberating after they told him they had decided on some of the counts but are deadlocked on others.  Prosecutors and the attorney for accused casino owner Milton McGregor urged the judge Tuesday to tell them to keep talking.


Jurors are debating the case of nine people accused of buying and selling votes for pro-gambling legislation.  Charged include McGregor and four former or current state lawmakers.  The jury will return on Wednesday morning to keep talking. ...Read more

Nunsense

August 9, 2011 - 10:14am
See video

The Actors Charitable Theatre's production of "Nunsense" opens this week. Tickets and showtimes are available at their website, theactonline.com. Or, by calling (205) 393 - 2800.


08/08/2011

Monday, 6:00

August 9, 2011 - 10:14am
See video

WVUA News at Six.  Airdate: August 8, 2011.


Posted by Ben Rogers, WVUA-TV News

School Budget

August 9, 2011 - 10:13am

With a new school year beginning Wednesday, the Tuscaloosa County Board of Education is close to having a budget for the 2012 fiscal year, which starts October 1.  During Monday's meeting at Brookwood Middle School, Chief Financial Officer Patrick Conner proposed a $190 million budget.  It is about $25 million less than last year's budget.  This is due to a loss in state and federal funds.  Due to the cuts, the system will have 20 fewer teachers in classrooms this year, yet there has been an increase in student population.  Conner is very concerned about the lost re ...Read more

Monday, 5:00

August 9, 2011 - 9:46am
See video

WVUA News at Five. Airdate: August 8, 2011.


Posted by Ben Rogers, WVUA-TV News

UA Theatre & Dance

August 9, 2011 - 8:31am
See video

Students are returning to the Capstone for the fall semester. And they're bringing a lot of talent with them. Dr. Ed Williams from the University's Department of Theatre & Dance disscuses their lineup of shows for the fall, spring, and summer.


08/08/2011

Employer Fee

August 8, 2011 - 4:52pm

Alabama employers are facing a one-time assessment of $5.60 for a typical employee to help pay interest on money the state borrowed to cover unemployment benefits.  State Industrial Relations Director Tom Surtees said Monday his department will send letters to employers about the 0.07 percent assessment of the employer's 2010 taxable wages. The assessment applies to the first $8,000 of an employee's wages, or $5.60 for a typical employee. The assessment due Sept. 9 will repay interest due to the U.S. ...Read more

Pickens Schools

August 8, 2011 - 4:50pm

The federal government says it's settling a decades-old desegregation case involving public schools in Pickens County.  A Justice Department statement issued Monday says Pickens County officials will be required to develop policies to help eliminate the remnants of racial segregation. Those lingering problems include racial disparities in discipline, grade retention, graduation rates and scholarships. ...Read more