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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.

Religious Officials Talk Gay Marriage

February 11, 2015 - 10:29pm
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Just as there are people who agree and disagree with same sex marriage, religious leaders have differing opinions as well. Universal Life Church Minister Alex Olkovsky says she was so eager to officiate Alabama same sex marriages, she listed her services on the Freedom to Marry website in preparation for the lifted stay.Local pastor Martin Houston says he won't be performing any same-sex marriages.Houston tells WVUA, as a Christian, it is also his duty to love.At this time, Tuscaloosa County is still not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Cottondale Senior Arrested for Trafficking

February 11, 2015 - 4:07pm

Fred David Linksweiler

The following is a media release from Tuscaloosa Police Department:

Agents with the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force arrested a suspect for multiple felony charges. Agents executed a search warrant at the suspect’s residence in the 14000 block of Ashborough Dr. in Cottondale this morning at 10:00 am. During the search warrant agents recovered Morphine, Methadone, Alprazolam, and Marijuana, $1,020.00 in US Currency, and a handgun. ...Read more

Heroin Trafficking Arrest

February 11, 2015 - 1:06pm

Diamond FloydMaurice Deshun Kirkland

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Widow Fills Late Husband's Council Seat

February 10, 2015 - 10:21pm
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As of Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 5:01 PM, the city of Tuscaloosa no longer has a vacant council seat.The District 1 seat has been empty since Councilman Burrell Odom passed away unexpectedly at the end of 2014.You'll remember in January, we brought you the story of his widow Phyllis Odom's plans to seek her late husband's position.By the deadline, there were no other qualifying candidates.This negated the need for an election.Phyllis Odom is now the Council Member-Elect for District 1.Odom tells WVUA, she'll have her late husband with her every step of the way as she serves out the remai ...Read more

Man Arrested for Exposing Himself to Children

February 10, 2015 - 2:34pm

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African Film Festival featured at Bama Theatre

February 10, 2015 - 11:40am

Nonprofits sponsor local diversity

TUSCALOOSA -- The Edward A.Ulzen Memorial Foundation and Afram South, along with other local groups, put on their annual evening of African film Friday at the Bama Theatre.

This is the event's third year. It featured four films from four African countries: Kenya, Uganda, South Africa and Nigeria.

Thad Ulzen, associate dean of the University of Alabama's medical school, said the African film
industry is on the rise and Tuscaloosa is the perfect place for these films to be seen. ...Read more

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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