Local News

Bomb found in North Carolina home

October 16, 2014 - 10:03am

By WVUA Staff

NORTH CAROLINA- Police in Surf City, North
Carolina, is investigating a bomb found in a home.


Marty Martin, a neighbor, came home
and was told to evacuate immediately.


“They evacuated everybody from around
this area... because they didn't know what it was" Martin said.


Police evacuated the two-block area
around the house to try and discharge the device.

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Ebola continues to cause widespread worry

October 16, 2014 - 9:49am

A woman with “Ebola-like” symptoms
caused a scare in Mobile on Tuesday night.

The woman was taken to the University of
South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile. After a thorough examination, it was
determined that the patient did not meet the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention’s screening criteria, and there was no risk for Ebola.

Governor Robert Bentley’s office said
all hospitals in Alabama have plans in place to deal with the deadly virus.

The brief worry in Mobile comes after another
confirmed case of Ebola in Dallas, Texas. ...Read more

Oklahoma teen admits to killing parents

October 16, 2014 - 9:41am


By WVUA Staff

An Oklahoma teenager confessed Wednesday to killing his

Police said 19-year-old Alan Hruby admitted to shooting
and killing his mother, father and 17-year-old sister.

Hruby killed his family hoping to inherit money according to Stephens County District Attorney Jason Hicks.

Hruby was having financial problems and was
being pursued by a local loan shark, Hicks said.

Hruby is a student at the University of Oklahoma.

October a month for awareness

October 16, 2014 - 9:33am

By WVUA Staff

Gracefully Done, an interior design store located in Northport, is showing
their support for breast cancer awareness. During the month of October, they
will be donating their profits to Susan G. Comen, which is a charity that advocates
for finding a cure.  

Associate Leah Debell
says the comradery of women who come in the store is very special.

“We have a lot of
women come in and so it is a really good cause,” said Debell. ...Read more

Circle 8 Ranch & Rescue

October 15, 2014 - 9:44pm
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FOSTERS -- Circle 8 Ranch and Rescue is gearing up for the winter by raising money for the extra feed needed to take care of their animals during the colder months. 


OAD: Sunday Oct. 12 2014

Soles 4 Souls

October 15, 2014 - 9:41pm
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TUSCALOOSA -- In a place where you have to take off your shoes to enter, local martial arts enthusiasts are helping put shoes on others around the world. Three times a year Tiger Rocks Martial Arts holds black belt tests for students earning their belts, but along with the honor comes an expectation to give back. 

"They had to donate three pairs of shoes to souls for souls," said head instructor Justin Hubbard. "But it wasn't just our black belts who donated but everyone pitched in and we raised over 3 thousand pairs of shoes." ...Read more

Crooks Gets 30 Years

October 15, 2014 - 5:26pm

Hoops On the Quad

October 15, 2014 - 4:19pm
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Alabama's home games always bring massive amounts of traffic to Tuscaloosa, particularly if kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m.. Interstate 20/59 backed up approximately ten miles before the Florida game. Gina Johnson, head of UA Gameday Operations, advises fans to check UAGameday.com for alternative routes beyond the interstate on gameday.

Plus, don't miss a special event on the Quad prior to kickoff, and your chance to meet and get autographs from the stars of Alabama's basketball teams.

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.