Two men die in Muscle Shoals house fire

October 23, 2014 - 11:47am

TUSCALOOSA — State and local authorities are investigating the deaths of two men who died in a house fire in Muscle Shoals.

The fire started Monday night on Lafayette Street. Authorities say the fire started in a utility room and spread to the attic.

Fire fighters arrived on the scene just before 10 p.m. to find flames shooting through the roof of the house.

The two victims were John Jones and Arthur King, both 70. King was rescued from the fire but later died in the hospital. Jones was found dead in the bathtub.

Elderly Scam Indictment

October 21, 2014 - 12:37pm

(WVUA) In July of this year a local law firm contacted the Jefferson County District Attorney's office after discovering adiscrepancy in the firm's Guardianship Department. The District Attorney's Office in turn contacted the Sheriff'sOffice to investigate the matter.   The investigation revealed that 36 year old Janice Davis of Minor had been employed by the firm. ...Read more

Multiple lawsuits filed against Madison County Jail

October 21, 2014 - 10:01am

By WVUA Staff

Three lawsuits have been
filed against an Alabama jail for the deaths of three inmates, each claiming
that the prisoners died because of lack of treatment for their easily treatable
ailments. According to one of the suits, authorities allowed a teenager to die
of gangrene while in their care.

The lawsuit says workers at the Madison
County jail ignored Deundrez woods' infected foot, which became infected due to
lack of treatment.

Tanyatta Woods, the mother of 19-year-old,
filed the lawsuit Tuesday. ...Read more

Alabama gas prices falling

October 21, 2014 - 9:48am

The price of oil has dropped and led to sharp decreases in the average price of gas


By WVUA Staff

Average gas prices in Alabama have fallen 6.1 cents per gallon over the past week, according to GasBuddy's daily survey.

In Tuscaloosa, the price of gas currently ranges from $2.75 to $2.95 per gallon of regular unleaded.

The price of oil dropped over the past month, which led to drastic decreases in the prices of fuel. ...Read more

Tailgating Beyond The Quad

October 19, 2014 - 6:51pm
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Tailgating defines Saturdays in Tuscaloosa. The quad is the optimal place to be on game day. I went to find people who took tailgating beyond the quad. I caught up with Mel Bradford who tailgates just a few blocks from the UA quad and Bryant-Denny Stadium and Ken Dewitt who took tailgating to the waters...

UAB Suspect Robbery

October 19, 2014 - 3:34pm
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OAD: 10/18/2014 10:00 p.m.

UAB Robbery Update

October 18, 2014 - 6:27pm

Removed pastor returns to his church for sermon

October 16, 2014 - 2:04pm

Montgomery pastor who was ousted after admitting to improprieties returns; deacons go elsewhere

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Escaped Etowah inmate apprehended

October 16, 2014 - 1:34pm

Authorities say an Etowah County inmate accused of using a county truck to drive away from a work detail
assignment has been captured.

Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin said 41-year-old prisoner Robert Wesley James of Attalla, who was being detained for property crimes, burglary, theft and a misdemeanor drug crime, walked away from a judicial building about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. Officials claim he then drove off in a county maintenance truck. ...Read more


October 13, 2014 - 10:34am

Kickoff for Texas A&M vs. Alabama is set for 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 18th. CBS will televise the game.