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Tuscaloosa councilman's wife seeks to finish term

February 10, 2015 - 11:31am

Phyllis Odom wants to replace late husband on council

Phyllis Odom, the widow of Tuscaloosa City Councilman Burrell Odom, will run for her husband’s unexpired term.    

On Saturday, Odom held a campaign kickoff and fundraiser at the McDonald Hughes Community Center. People in District 1, which Odom would represent, got a chance to ask questions and share ideas and concerns.    

Odom says she wants the people of her potential district to get to know her and she wants to get to know them. ...Read more

Bethel Baptist holds annual gospel concert

February 10, 2015 - 11:06am

Event in Tuscaloosa commemorates murder victim


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Same-Sex Marriages Begin in Alabama

February 9, 2015 - 10:21pm
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On February 9. 2015, same-sex couples went to courthouses around Alabama expecting to receive marriage licenses but were met with mixed responses. Counties including Madison, Jefferson and Montgomery issued marriage licenses, while others like Cullman and Tuscaloosa chose to follow Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's order to deny the licenses to same-sex couples.Judge Callie Grenade, the same judge who declared the state's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, ruled that Mobile County Probate Judge Don Davis could not be held in contempt for refusing to issue marriage licenses. ...Read more

AL Gay Marriages Start 02-09-15

February 6, 2015 - 10:23pm
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February 9, 2015  will go down in history for the state of Alabama as same sex couples are legally wed. U.S. District Judge Callie Granade's order will go into effect that day unless the Supreme Court grants a stay.  With the marriage license change, Alabama seems set to start same-sex marriages. Some judges across the state are resisting the change.  U.S. ...Read more

Boyfriend Charged With Rape, Sodomy, Strangulation

February 6, 2015 - 10:41am

TIMOTHY DEMETRIS HOPKINS JR

The following is a media release from Tuscaloosa Co. Metro Homicide: ...Read more

USC Murder/Suicide

February 5, 2015 - 10:30pm
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  The investigation continues into a murder suicide on the University of South Carolina campus. It happened on the afternoon of 2-05-15 at the university's new school of public health. State law enforcement division spokesman Thom Berry says authorities found two bodies in the public health building. WVUA has an exclusive interview with USC student Suzi Kutcher who recaps what happened once the university sent out the alert.

Teens Survive Car Crash

February 5, 2015 - 10:19pm
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We showed you disturbing images of the black truck involved in a horrific accident on Charlie Shirley Road on 2-04-15.We've learned the two young men involved are Devin Keller and Kane Smith.Kane Smith calls himself a walking miracle as he's able to recover from the wreck in the comfort of his own home.He describes his condition as being alright but shaken-up.Kane has regained full mobility in his injured leg,He also suffered a concussion along with numerous cuts and bruises. We were unable to get in touch with Devin Keller, but Kane tells us he spoke with him the morning after the cra ...Read more

FBI Director Visits Birmingham

February 4, 2015 - 10:27pm
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Isis, Isil, Al Qaeda ..are names we link generally to terrorism in the Middle East.
The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Comey says that terrorism can happen any where..and not just to the government or military, but ordinary citizens as well.
Comey revealed there are cases looking into people who may be related to Isis in many states.
There are some challenges when it comes to investigations.
Restrictions on information gathering is something that Comey believes could hurt more than help the nation. ...Read more

Stay Denied for Same Sex Marriage

February 3, 2015 - 10:28pm
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It's another historic day in the state of Alabama concerning marriage equality.You'll remember last month's Federal Court ruling by U.S. ...Read more

Warrants Issued for Numerous Robbery/Burglary Suspects

February 3, 2015 - 3:51pm

The following is a media release from Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide:

The Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit is currently working with the Birmingham Police Department concerning four individuals they have apprehended in connection to several Robbery / Burglaries that occurred in Birmingham on February 1st and 2nd. 

So far, Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Investigators have obtained warrants on five individuals in connection to three incidents that occurred in Northport and Tuscaloosa on January 31st and February 1st.  These incidents were:  ...Read more