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Holt High Principal to Resign

March 17, 2015 - 4:23pm
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Big changes for Holt High School: first, a new building, maybe even a new location and, now a new principal.Dr. Rachael McDaniel, who's only served as Holt High School's principal since the beginning of 2014, is set to step down. This will be effective June 30, 2015.Tuscaloosa County Schools Superintendent Dr. ...Read more

Bus Stop Brawl

March 16, 2015 - 5:18pm
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Kids leaving a school bus got into a violent brawl in Greene County.
Bats and a gun were used. The fight was caught on camera and uploaded to YouTube.
We know it took place in the Jena community along County Road 156 around 4:00pm as students were being dropped off by the school bus.
Authorities confirm that the people in the video are both minors and adults.
They say the brawl did not commence until the students were off of the bus. ...Read more

Delivery Driver Attacked

March 13, 2015 - 9:40pm
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A daughter is looking for justice after her father was attacked and robbed in Tuscaloosa.   It happened around 11:)0 PM at Aspen Village apartments. ...Read more

Remembering Keith Leverette

March 12, 2015 - 9:18pm
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The person killed in the Brent Industries explosions has been identified as Keith Leverette.
He leaves behind a large family, including two young children.
Those who knew Leverette reflect on the young man they say was always smiling.

Brent Industries Update

March 12, 2015 - 5:44pm
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One man is dead, and half a dozen more, injured in the aftermath of a massive explosion that happened in the town of Brent.
We were able to speak with several people who were there when the explosions occurred.
WVUA's Chelsea Barton has more, about what's happening there while residents pick up the pieces.

Teens Solicited, Suspect Charged

March 12, 2015 - 12:48pm

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

A Mural for a Miracle

March 11, 2015 - 9:29pm
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A local artist is making one special young man's bedroom walls come alive.
Through the Make a Wish Foundation, Tuscaloosa artist Jake Dimenna has traveled all over the country painting murals on children's walls. 
Dimenna is currently painting Fuller Goldsmith's bedroom right here at home.
Fuller has been fighting Leukemia or eight years and just underwent a bone marrow transplant last year. ...Read more

Community Meeting about Arrests

March 10, 2015 - 9:21pm
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Hundreds of Pickens County residents came together at Alliceville Elementary to let their voices be heard about alleged mistreatment within their legal system.WVUA's Chelsea Barton was at the meeting to hear those stories.In February, we brought you the news of a largest drug bust in Pickens County in over three decades.Many of those who were arrested on drug distribution charges are claiming they were falsely accused and that they were wrongfully treated while in custody.We spoke with Pickens County Sheriff David Abston who told us he is unaware of any complaints of this nature.He says if ...Read more

Selma Reaps Economic Benefits

March 9, 2015 - 9:20pm
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With thousands of people in Selma for the 50th Anniversary Bloody Sunday Commemoration, our Chelsea Barton found out how the festivities will benefit the city.Visitors spent their money at local restaurants, gas stations, lodging establishments and other local businesses. Executive Director of the Dallas County Chamber of Commerce Sheryl Smedley tells WVUA she expects to see the city's lodging tax and sales tax at least triple from the amount this event has generated in years past

Bloody Sunday 50th Anniversary

March 6, 2015 - 11:17pm
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President Obama and other notable leaders will travel to Selma, Alabama for the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday."On Bloody Sunday, state troopers attacked activists marching for civil rights.Many protesters were injured, but the shocking images helped build support across the country for the Civil Rights MovementWVUA's Chelsea Barton reports from Selma.