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Georgia attorney wants evidence in Ross Harris hot car death thrown out

November 13, 2014 - 1:14pm


By WVUA Staff     

The attorney representing Tuscaloosa native Justin Ross Harris on charges that he left his 22-month old son to die in a hot SUV wants much of the evidence thrown out.

     Harris’ attorney, Maddox Kilgore, filed 15 motions in court ahead of Monday’s deadline. Kilgore wants the judge to dismiss the murder indictment as well as throw out Harris’ statements to police, and electronic evidence seized from Harris’ computer, evidence he argues was obtained without probable cause. ...Read more

Police continue investigation of unsolved murder from 1987

November 13, 2014 - 12:26pm

Seventeen years after the murder of Chanda Fehler, the
police are still looking for her killer.

By WVUA Staff

TUSCALOOSA – Allison Sherrill last talked to her
sister Chanda Fehler on June 10, 1987. Seventeen years later, her murder is
still unsolved.

“They took away a vital member of our family,” Sherrill
said. “I’m like, ‘How dare you? What gave you the right to take away my sister?’” ...Read more

Get ready for The University of Alabama Homecoming Activities

November 13, 2014 - 11:02am

WVUA staff


The University of Alabama Homecoming
Activities kick off on Sunday Nov.16 with the annual Powder-Puff game starting
at 10 a.m. on the student recreation fields. Watch for the paint the town red
window competition, which begins Monday 17.


Homecoming Court will be selected
on Tuesday, followed by the “Choreography” Competition in the Coleman Coliseum
on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Thursday, the paint the town red judging will begin.

  ...Read more

Teddy dog causes stir

November 13, 2014 - 10:53am
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Jeanne Moos, CNN


A tiny dog dressed as
a bear, is causing big some laughs all over the internet.

Munchkin, an 8 pound
Shih Tzu, reached internet fame in her Halloween costume. Owner, Cindy Roth,
said the costume took only 15 minutes to make. It involves cutting the face off
of a teddy bear that is similarly colored as your dog.

“Leave the stuffing
in the arms,” Roth said. The front legs of the dog go in the bear’s feet and
the head slips over the animal’s face. The back is split so the pet is
comfortable. ...Read more

Couple arrested for selling fake Alabama tickets

November 13, 2014 - 10:52am

By WVUA staff

Two people are sitting in Tuscaloosa County
Jail after allegedly selling counterfeit tickets to the upcoming
Alabama-Mississippi State football game.

The arrest came after someone who bought
tickets through Craigslist noticed the tickets did not look real.

Police made a deal to purchase more tickets
form the same suspects, then arrested them.

Sixteen counterfeit tickets were found. ...Read more

Earthquake shakes Kansas

November 13, 2014 - 10:49am

By WVUA Staff

TUSCALOOSA- An earthquake hit part of Kansas
Wednesday afternoon.

In the city of Conway Springs, a 4.8-magnitude earthquake shook the town according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Information Center.

Local officials said that no reports of
serious damage were filed, and residents commented that they felt the
earthquake for about 10 to 20 seconds.

Public memorial at Denny Chimes honors former students

November 13, 2014 - 10:38am


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University
of Alabama held a public memorial at Denny Chimes to honor former students the
afternoon of Nov. 12.

Faculty, friends, family
and University President Judy Bonner attended the event.

Through the tears, loved
ones shared moments they would never forget with the young adults they lost at
such an early age.

Marcus Gibson, President
of the Theta Chi chapter at Alabama, said that he and his fraternity lost more
than a brother when they lost Parker Jordan, who died Oct. 9. ...Read more

Tuscaloosa paving project set for 2015

November 13, 2014 - 10:33am

WVUA staff

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walter Maddox
announced the city will begin road condition improvements with a paving project
set for 2015. The project includes a $3 million paving contract in May of 2015,
in non-recovery areas, and a $6 million contract in the fall of 2015, for
recovery areas.


City officials had delayed
planned improvements, including the road paving project, because of storm

  ...Read more

Car crash injures four

November 13, 2014 - 10:30am

By WVUA Staff

TUSCALOOSA- A head-on collision in Greene County that left four people seriously injured is being investigated, police said.

On Wednesday afternoon, two cars crashed into each other on Highway
11 just north of Eutaw.

Fire Chief Bennie Abrams said that
four people were seriously injured in the accident, two being airlifted to
hospitals nearby.

Authorities are investigating what
caused this accident to happen, but there is no word yet.