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UA homecoming tradition continues with dance competition

November 20, 2014 - 10:34am

BY WVUA staff

TUSCALOOSA,
Ala. – The University of Alabama’s annual homecoming choreography competition
was held Wednesday night at 8 p.m. in Coleman Coliseum.

Different
groups competed to show off their rehearsed dance routines in hopes of being
crowned this year’s winner. The top three places receive points that go towards
their total homecoming standing.

WVUA talked
to dancer Ernest Philon, who said the event stands out from the rest of the
homecoming festivities each year. ...Read more

"Beat Auburn, Beat Hunger" helped out by barbecue

November 20, 2014 - 10:29am

By WVUA Staff

TUSCALOOSA- The
annual “Beat Auburn, Beat Hunger” food drive continues as Jim 'N Nick's barbecue
helps out the cause.

On Wednesday the restaurant held a benefit to fundraise for the drive. Festivities
ranged from a raffle for a catered event to an appearance from the university’s mascot Big AL.
 
“Beat Auburn, Beat Hunger” benefits the West Alabama Food Bank, which has
already received three million pounds of food from the competition. 

Center Point man charged with rape of 13-year-old girl

November 20, 2014 - 10:23am

By WVUA Staff

Deputies have charged a 28-year-old Center Point man with
first degree rape after catching him in a van with a naked 13-year-old girl.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies said officers stopped
to investigate a van in a vacant lot Tuesday night on 25th Avenue
North East.

Inside the van were a young girl and Melvin Acosta
Hernandez.

Deputies said the girl told officers she was 13, but
Hernandez lied and said he was 25, when he is actually 28. ...Read more

Mike Hubbard in Tuscaloosa

November 19, 2014 - 10:29pm
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Despite being known as an avid Auburn fan, Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives Mike Hubbard was spotted in Tuscaloosa wearing a red tie! It wasn't crimson... but "republican red." Speaker Hubbard spent the evening at Hotel Capstone as the key note speaker for a new group of conservatives, the Tuscaloosa County Young Republicans.

Cracking Down on Tax Fraud

November 19, 2014 - 6:20pm
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Identity thieves filing fraudulent tax returns has become a massive problem nationwide. With tax season just around the corner, the Alabama Department of Revenue is ramping up their efforts to protect citizens.

OAD: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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Cordova Piggly Wiggly

November 19, 2014 - 9:59am
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 SIGNS OF RECOVERY CONTINUE IN THE TORNADO RAVAGED COMMUNITY OF CORDOVA. 

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Shoppes at Legacy Park Groubreaking

November 18, 2014 - 6:24pm
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Tuscaloosa City leaders held the official groubreaking for the Shoppes at Legacy Park Tuesday morning, where the former Cedar Crest Neighborhood once stood. Developers say they're a fourth of the way through the project but there is much more work to be done.

OAD: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

 

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Bryant High School honors Marines

November 18, 2014 - 3:06pm

Seventy MJROTC members advance to their next rank

          Bryant High School honored current and aspiring Marines in a ceremony Tuesday, promoting 70 MJROTC members to their next rank.

          Parents and instructors looked on as rank insignias were pinned to the MJROTC members' chests and shoulders. ...Read more

Crimson Tide prepares for Western Carolina, homecoming week at UA

November 18, 2014 - 11:11am

The Crimson Tide is gearing up for the football game against the Catamounts, and UA has many events planned for homecoming week.

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Man stabbed in fight with brother-in-law

November 18, 2014 - 10:46am

21-year-old man is stabbed at McKenzie Court Apartments.

By WVUA Staff

One man is severely injured after being stabbed in the
stomach Saturday at an apartment off Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

When police arrived, medical personnel took the victim to
DCH Regional Medical Center for emergency surgery.

According to authorities, the victim’s wife told officers
that her brother, Joshua Thomas, stabbed the victim during a fight outside
their McKenzie Court apartment. Thomas fled on foot. ...Read more