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Dog Attack Victim Identified

April 2, 2015 - 9:12pm
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We do know now who the little boy is who was attacked by the Pit Bull. His family members tell us he's nine-year-old Titus Wilkerson. This all happened  on the 500 block of Garden Hill Drive. Investigators say the child underwent surgery and is currently listed in critical condition but is still expected to survive. He has severe injuries to his head, face, abdomen and legs.Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Captain, Gary Hood says the dog was running loose and the owner has been found. ...Read more

School board partners with Southview Elementary to fix Cypress Creek Road Bridge

April 2, 2015 - 1:40pm

By Jabaree Prewitt 

TUSCALOOSA -- Tuscaloosa City council members
call Cypress Creek Road extremely dangerous, and they are hoping to fix it with
a three phase plan.

The first phase will consist of
constructing a sidewalk and rails from the base of Cypress Creek Avenue that
leads onto the school campus. ...Read more

11-year-old boy wounded in neighborhood crossfire

April 2, 2015 - 1:31pm

By WVUA Staff

An 11-year-old boy remains in stable
condition after being wounded in a shooting in Center Point. 

Jefferson County
sheriff's spokesman Randy Christian said the child was shot in the stomach Monday
afternoon. Christian said a man was walking down the street when a dog charged
him, AL.com reported. ...Read more

Pit Bull Mauls 9-Year-Old Boy

April 2, 2015 - 1:15pm

By WVUA Staff

A walk home from school ended in a brutal attack Wednesday afternoon when a 9-year-old boy was mauled by a pit bull.

Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide officials said the victim suffered severe injuries to his head, face, stomach and legs in the attack and was airlifted to Children's hospital in Birmingham for further treatment. Lt. Gary Hood said the dog belongs to a neighbor.

The victim is expected to survive his injuries. The case remains under investigation.

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New Tuscaloosa YMCA approved to begin construction

April 2, 2015 - 10:22am

16,000-square-foot building to include wellness center, exercise rooms

After several years of planning, the new YMCA of Tuscaloosa can now begin construction on a facility with exercise and lockers rooms, as well as a wellness facility. City council members approved elevation and rezoning of the land, necessary for phase one of the project, on Tuesday. ...Read more

Hale County makes drug, weapons bust; 1 arrested

April 2, 2015 - 10:11am

Authorities say it's one of the largest such busts in county history ...Read more

Female Now Says Taylor Didn't Harm Her

April 1, 2015 - 5:17pm
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On March 28, 2015 a 24 year old female, whose name is not being released at this time originally told police she and former UA Football Player Jonathan Taylor got into a verbal argument that escalated and became physical. ...Read more

Gypsy is Healed

April 1, 2015 - 4:29pm
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Earlier this year, we introduced you to an infamous Northport dog called Gypsy, who has evaded rescue for years.
Shortly after her story ran, she was stuck by a vehicle.
but, rescuers were able to get her to a veterinary for help.
WVUA's Chelsea Barton has been following the dog's fateful journey. She shares with us the life that Gypsy is living today.

Hale Co. Drug-Weapons Bust

April 1, 2015 - 4:23pm
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Joshua Wyatt, 33, of Moundville is behind bars after authorities found 17 weapons, 2,750 rounds of ammunition and between 12 to 15 pounds of marijuana in his home.
This is not the former Mayor of Moundville, also named Joshua Wyatt.
Authorities told us Wyatt does have a criminal record prior to the bust.
He's charged with Unlawful Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Drug Trafficking.
Wyatt is being held in the Hale County Jail on a 3.3 million dollar bond. ...Read more

Planning to begin for new technology in Tuscaloosa

March 31, 2015 - 12:00pm

Technology updates for Tuscaloosa could be planned within the next six months as a result of a grant received by the city last summer.

The city said it hopes the grant, which included $50,000 of federal money and $50,000 matched by the city, will encourage new development and update existing developments.

 “We do recognize that technology is the future of our city,” Robin Edgeworth, director of the city’s Recovery Operations division, said. ...Read more