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An Everlasting Love

February 13, 2015 - 10:53pm
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Two West Alabama couples are the epitome of "everlasting love!"The Peeples of Tuscaloosa, met in grade school, started dating when Mrs. Peeples was still in high school and have been married for 56 years.The Anderson's of Brent found their love for one another at church. 2015 makes 70 years of marriage for them!Both couples say the secret to their long-lasting love stories are God, trust and coping.They tell WVUA, they're just as in love now as they were over half a century ago!

Need Valentine's Plans?

February 12, 2015 - 10:21pm
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Good news for all of the happy couples out there....Valentine's Day falls on a Saturday this year, which gives couples more time to spend together!
There's plenty to do right here in Tuscaloosa!
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Cottondale Man Arrested for Several Drug Charges

February 12, 2015 - 2:23pm

By WVUA Staff

The West Alabama Narcotics Task Force found Morphine, anxiety and panic prescription drug Alprazolam and marijuana in a Cottondale man’s house on Ashborough Drive on Feb. 11. Fred Linkweiler, 65, now faces several felony drug charges after authorities executed a search warrant and found drugs, more than $1,000 and a handgun. He is being held in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on bonds totaling $215,000 and faces charges including possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

Council sets timeline for Tuscaloosa paving

February 12, 2015 - 11:27am

Bidding for extensive paving contracts will begin in May

The Tuscaloosa City Council’s finance committee decided to delay bidding on this year’s multi-million-dollar paving project until May.

The contract will rise by about $800,000, which Mayor Walt Maddox said is an increase of about 25 percent.

“We're ready to get back going again on this much-needed project across our city," he said.

The April 2011 tornado and new construction had delayed work.

The council will officially vote on the issue at next week's meeting.

Phyllis Odom becomes councilwoman

February 12, 2015 - 11:24am

She will complete late husband's term on Tuscaloosa City Council

The City of Tuscaloosa no longer has a vacant council seat. Phyllis Odom became the council member-elect for District 1 on Tuesday at 5:01 p.m.

The District 1 seat has been empty since Odom’s husband, Burrell Odom, died unexpectedly at the end of last year. In January, Phyllis Odom announced plans to seek the vacant position. ...Read more

Man charged with exposing himself to minors

February 12, 2015 - 11:19am

Incident took place at middle school, Tuscaloosa authorities allege

Adam Wayne Maddox, a 36-year-old resident of Ralph, is accused of exposing himself to several students at Collins-Riverside Middle School in November, Sgt. Alex Miles of the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Department said.

Maddox was spotted acting suspiciously at the school earlier this week, Miles said. Maddox was arrested and faces two charges of indecent exposure. He is currently out on bond.  ...Read more

Former UA professor faces ethics charge

February 12, 2015 - 10:57am

Prosecutors allege professor made $375,000 off of book sales to students

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Gas Price increase

February 11, 2015 - 10:37pm
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The national average at the pump rose fourteen cents in the last two weeks. In Alabama, the average is around 2 dollars and four cents a gallon so what does this trend say about the future of our gas prices? WVUA hit the streets to find out what consumers think about gas prices and what's driving the price.