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TAMU Connection

October 15, 2014 - 4:12pm
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The Alabama Crimson Tide and Texas A&M Aggies share more than a budding rivalry in the SEC West. The two schools connected decades ago with a coach. That connection was renewed again in the early 1990s. Ken Gaddy with the Paul W. Bryant Museum explains the coaching connection between Alabama and Texas A&M.

Focus On Senior Citizens Building Update

October 14, 2014 - 9:57pm
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Tuscaloosa City Council agreed to finalize the surplus of the Focus On Senior Citizens building. This allowed Mayor Walt Maddox to enter contract negotiations with University Station Properties. The building is being renovated within the next two months into five office spaces and a banquet area. The main caterer for the banquet parcel will be Innisfree. 

Focus On Senior Citizens will be moving to a new location. The city council says this is more than what is necessary to provide proper amenities and service to the community's seniors.

Storms Turn Deadly

October 14, 2014 - 5:19pm
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Severe storms blew through Alabama, bringing down trees and power lines.The storms left many with damaged property, but a Walker County family suffered a much greater loss. A large tree fell onto a mobile home and struck and killed 75 year old, Shirley Hicks. Her husband Addie was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and was released shortly thereafter.The couple had been married 53 years.

Elizabeth Hemming

October 14, 2014 - 3:57pm

Elizabeth Hemming

The following is a release from Tuscaloosa Police Department: ...Read more

Fatal Hit & Run

October 14, 2014 - 11:00am

A single-vehicle crash at approximately 8:05 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, claimed the life of a Boligee man. Freddie L. Newell, 46, was killed as he walked along Alabama 39 10 miles west of Boligee. Alabama State Troopers say a vehicle struck the man and then left the scene.  Nothing further is available as Troopers continue to investigate.

Storm Victim Speaks

October 14, 2014 - 10:24am
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Addie Hicks Jr. is speaking out for the first time since losing his wife Shirley Hicks during last night's storms.The Dora couple was carrying groceries into their home to prepare for the anticipated severe weather when a large tree fell onto Shirley.

Former Mobile County commissioner released from jail

October 14, 2014 - 9:57am

Nodine relased from jail on perjury, harrassment charges in association with ex-girlfriend's death

By WVUA Staff

A former Mobile County commissioner has been released from jail after serving a two year sentence.

Stephen Nodine, 51, was charged in the death of his 45-year-old ex-girlfriend Angel Downs, who was found shot in the head in May 2010. The case originally appeared to be a suicide, but Nodine later became the main suspect for murder. ...Read more

Beat Auburn Beat Hunger returns

October 14, 2014 - 9:56am

UA faces Auburn in fight to end hunger

By WVUA Staff

TUSCALOOSA – During the weeks leading up to
the Iron Bowl on Nov. 29, Beat Auburn Beat Hunger and the University of Alabama
community are fighting hunger and poverty in West Alabama.

UA challenged Auburn University to see which school can
collect more nonperishable food to help thousands of needy families. ...Read more

Fewer Alabama prison inmates released for parole

October 14, 2014 - 9:55am

Alabama prisons release fewer inmates
for parole

By Phillip Coleman

TUSCALOOSA - According to the
American Legislative Exchange Council there are 32,574 prison inmates in the
state of Alabama and only 29 facilities to contain them. Recent studies have
shown that fewer Alabama prison inmates are being released on parole, even with
overcrowding in prisons. ...Read more

Viewers' Severe Weather Pictures

October 13, 2014 - 9:18pm
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Many of our viewers have
sent us photos of storm damage throughout the area. You can see trees snapped
in half, crazy storm clouds, and heavy rains moving through the area.

Take a look at these
pictures: a storm moving across the Black Warrior River and Holt Lake; a tree
that literally snapped in half in Riverside Cemetery in Demopolis; a Coin-Op
Laundromat sign almost completely blown off; and a tree that fell, damaging a
shed in Peterson. ...Read more