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Nora's Wish is Coming True

December 26, 2014 - 10:25pm
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As you remember, all Nora Conn wanted for Christmas was to see the Crimson Tide roll in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. She is battling stage-four lung cancer. 
Conn's friend set up a Go Fund Me account in hopes of raising enough money to send Nora and her husband Tom to New Orleans 
Thanks to two of our viewers, the couple is well on their way to The Big Easy!

John Ed Belvin and his business partner Candice Carden have donated the couple two tickets to the big game! ...Read more

Garbage Pickup & Drop-Off

December 26, 2014 - 1:50pm

The City of Tuscaloosa Environmental Services Department will not collect garbage, trash and recycling on Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Thursday, Dec. 25. Wednesday and Thursday routes will be delayed two days.
* Regular Wednesday routes will be collected Friday, Dec. 26
* Regular Thursday routes will be collected Saturday, Dec. 27
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All I Want for Christmas is to See The Tide Roll!

December 23, 2014 - 10:54pm
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All one woman wants for Christmas is to see The Tide roll in News Orleans during the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
Nora Conn is battling stage four lung cancer.
Her friend Lora Kaasch, a University of Alabama alum is heading up the effort to get Conn to The Big Easy!
The goal is$2,500.
If you'd like to help send her to the Sugar Bowl you can donate through www.gofundme.com/noraswish
If you share her story on social media, you're asked to use the hashtag #NorasWish

Prewitt Habitat Home Dedication

December 20, 2014 - 10:26pm
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A Tuscaloosa family has a new home just
in time for the holidays. A dedication for the completion of the Prewitt family
Habitat home was held Friday, December 19th. The home was sponsored by the City
of Tuscaloosa and Mercedes-Benz US International, Incorporated. The homeowners say
it's the best Christmas gift they've ever received. The family was set to
receive the keys Saturday.  

Original airdate: Friday, December 19, 2014.

Northport Live Nativity

December 19, 2014 - 10:34pm
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A Tuscaloosa County woman is making room in her inn for the community while carrying on a family tradition.Judy True has an elaborate live nativity scene in her front yard on Princeton Place in Northport.The production will take place every night until December 26th at 7:00 and 7:45.True is still looking for some folks to fill parts for the nights of Christmas Eve and Christmas.If you think you've got what it takes, shoot her an email at howdyeverybody@gmail.com

Trooper Teddy Bears

December 19, 2014 - 6:12pm
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Alabama State Troopers spent their morning handing out teddy bears to children on the pediatrics floor of DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. It's all part of a two decade old tradition.

OAD: Friday, December 19, 2014


Wings of Grace Helps with Christmas

December 18, 2014 - 10:26pm
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Wings of Grace started as a disaster relief effort after the 2011 tornadoes. Today, the non-profit is still going strong and helping needy families this Christmas.Eligible families can go to the Wings of Grace location next to Forest Lake Baptist Church and receive clothing, toys , food and toiletries.This Holiday Season, local photographer Skip Baumhower took photos of Wings of Grace clients for them to have as a keepsakes.If you are interested in registering with Wings of Grace, donating or volunteering you are asked to call Forest Lake Baptist Church at 205 - 759 - 1569

Soldier Surprises Daughter

December 18, 2014 - 6:19pm
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It's a story that you'll see on WVUA News, after serving over seas, a mother and child are reunited just in time for Christmas. Natasha Rutledge has been serving in Kuwait for the past nine months, Thursday, she gave her daughter, Phoenix, the gift of a lifetime. 

OAD: Thursday, December 18, 2014

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Family Loses Pets and Home

December 18, 2014 - 2:34pm
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A local church is collecting funds to help a family who lost everything in a house fire last week. This isn't Vann and Heather McCullar's first time facing a hardship of this nature. The young couple also lost their home in the April 2011 tornado. Those at Forest Lake United Methodist Church are recognizing their need and stepping up this Christmas season
If you're interested in helping the McCullar's, you can drop off any donation at Forest Lake United Methodist Church or mail in donations to:
1711 4th Avenue 
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
They also have a Go Fund Me account.

Bama Carry Makes Family's Christmas

December 16, 2014 - 10:27pm
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The local chapter of Bama Carry spent their evening spreading some Christmas cheer. Gifts given include a variety of groceries, a pre-lit Christmas tree, free hair cuts, a Publix gift card and $1,680. Needless to say, this will be quite the Christmas for Meghan Palmer and her children Faith and Caleb. After the act, Palmer took to Facebook stating that she can't wait to bless someone else the way she's been blessed tonight.