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Langford Appeal

August 5, 2011 - 2:50pm

Former Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford has lost an appeal of his conviction on bribery, conspiracy, money laundering and other charges.  The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday turned down Langford's appeal of his conviction on 60 counts concerning his activities when he was president of the Jefferson County Commission. ...Read more

UA Storm Deaths

August 5, 2011 - 2:48pm

Students at the University of Alabama whose May commencement was cancelled in the aftermath of the April 27 tornado are getting a chance to formally receive their degrees.

Three commencement ceremonies will be held Friday and Saturday in Tuscaloosa. University spokeswoman Cathy Andreen says degrees will be awarded to students whose commencement was cancelled and also students who graduated over the summer. ...Read more

Thursday, 6:00

August 5, 2011 - 10:28am
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WVUA News at Six. Air Date: Thursday, August 4, 2011.

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Thursday, 5:00

August 5, 2011 - 10:26am
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WVUA News at Five. Airdate: Thursday, August 4, 2011.

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August 5, 2011 - 9:55am

Greenetrack employees are counting down the days until electronic bingo machines are returned to the facility.  A judge has ruled the state must return Greenetrack's seized property within ten days.  On June 1, the state Attorney General's staff and police removed some gaming machines from Greenetrack because they said a court needed to determine the legality of the machines.  Greenetrack CEO Luther Winn, Jr., says the June 1 raid was a mistake and he hopes the machines will stay for good.  Winn says he plans to reopen as soon as possible.  He also hopes to re-hire ...Read more

Robbery Arrest

August 5, 2011 - 9:49am

Tuscaloosa Police have found the woman they say is responsible for two bank robberies in West Alabama.  44-year-old Sherry Simmons Etheridge is charged with first degree robbery and making a terrorist threat.  She's accused of dressing up like a man and robbing the Regions Bank in Brookwood and the Bank of Tuscaloosa in Cottondale.  On Thursday, Tuscaloosa Police, Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Deputies, and the FBI arrested Etheridge at her home in Adger, near Hueytown.  Etheridge is charged with making a terrorist threat because she said she had a bomb, which forced the B ...Read more

Youth Sports

August 5, 2011 - 9:38am
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The deadline to sign your kids up for youth sports isn't far away. You can register for flag football, pee wee football, cheerleading, and soccer through the Tuscaloosa County Parks and Recreation Authority.


Sales Tax Holiday

August 5, 2011 - 9:32am
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Retailers are rolling out the red carpet for back to school shoppers. And consumers are expected to head out in force to take advantage of Alabama's sales tax holiday.


Alabama Law

August 4, 2011 - 2:10pm

Three separate lawsuits seeking to stop Alabama's new law cracking down on illegal immigrants have been consolidated into one case.  U.S. District Judge Sharon Blackburn ruled Wednesday she would consider all three lawsuits together and will hear arguments made in all three suits seeking to block implementation of the law on Sept. 1. She has scheduled a hearing for 9 a.m. Aug. 24 in Birmingham to consider those motions. ...Read more

Wednesday, 6:00

August 4, 2011 - 11:05am
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WVUA News at Six.  Air Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2011.

Posted by Senthony Howard, WVUA-TV