Department of Mental Health officials say they started a criminal investigation last month at the W.D. Partlow Developmental Center in Tuscaloosa after a known pedophile said he had sex with a boy at their Partlow home. Partlow employees interviewed for a facility recertification say the adult male should not have been living in the same building with the boy. ...Read more
More than 20 religious leaders and officials with church-operated charities say in affidavits filed in federal court in Birmingham that a new state immigration law would block them from providing food, shelter and transportation to the poor. The Episcopal Bishop of Alabama, Henry Parsley, said in an affidavit the law would force church members to break the law when they follow the Biblical mandate to "share God's love with others" regardless of immigration status. The affidavits were filed in support of a lawsuit filed by Parsley and two other church leaders seeking to block the ...Read more
Almost four months after a devestating tornado ripped through West Alabama the city of Tuscaloosa is still clearing debris and demolishing structures. If you need help demolishing a damaged structure on your property the city of Tuscaloosa may be able to provide you with assistance. Applications are available online at tuscaloosaforward.com.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 15% of children aged two to four in Alabama are obese. This means these children are battling obesity even before they start school. That's why the Tuscaloosa City Schools has a new weapon in the battle. WVUA reporter Jennifer Edwards has the story.
Air Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2011; WVUA News at 6