AL GAMBLING BILL

May 14, 2015 - 9:40am

GAMBLING

 

Senate committee approves lottery, casino bill

Senate committee approves lottery, casino bill

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Rain predicted for A-Day game Saturday

April 16, 2015 - 1:45pm

By WVUA Staff

The countdown to Alabama football is officially on. The A-day game is this Saturday and there are a few things fans should keep in mind, authorities said: ...Read more

State troopers buckle down on texting while driving

April 9, 2015 - 9:50am

Special patrol emphasis planned beginning Friday

Alabama state troopers on Friday will begin a designated campaign to cite drivers who are texting. The special effort, which ends next Wednesday, is a part of a national campaign called "You Drive, You Text, You Pay." ...Read more

Bentley backs cigarette tax hike

April 7, 2015 - 10:42am

Governor continues plan to raise $541 million to close Alabama's budget deficit.

As Gov. Robert Bentley continues his campaign to reduce Alabama’s growing budget deficit, the governor who once ran on an anti-tax platform has backed a proposed new state tax on cigarettes. ...Read more

Alabama leaders commemorate 47th anniversary of MLK’s death

April 7, 2015 - 10:15am

Forum in Eutaw discusses current civil rights issues

Alabama leaders and community members from Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and Greene County came together Saturday to commemorate the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death.

Each April 4 since 1969, the city of Eutaw has held a civil rights forum to remember his works and legacy. This year, the public forum focused on civil rights issues still existing in the U.S. ...Read more

Homewood High School student tests positive for tuberculosis

March 26, 2015 - 1:24pm

By WVUA Staff

A Homewood High School freshman
tested positive for tuberculosis earlier this week. The Jefferson County Department of Health tested students and teachers at the high school for the disease
throughout the day on Wednesday. On Friday, the health department will return
to the school to read the results of the test before the students are let out
for spring break. ...Read more

Bill proposes closing Alabama ABC stores

March 24, 2015 - 10:30am

 

600 employees could lose jobs

Private retail liquor stores might become the only place to buy liquor in Alabama, if the Legislature passes a new bill.

State Sen. Arthur Orr of Decatur has proposed shutting down all of Alabama’s ABC stores within the next year, according to The Tuscaloosa News. The bill is in the Senate's Finance and Taxation General Fund Committee, of which Orr is the chairman.

Alabama has 176 ABC stores and 600 employees. Tuscaloosa County has four Alcoholic Beverage Control stores. ...Read more

Study: Smoking Bans Ineffective

March 5, 2015 - 10:54am

Universities, cafes and restaurants are among many places with "no smoking" signs posted on their property. But some researchers are asking if it's even worth the effort. Researchers in Canada did a study on the rise of smoking bans and their effectiveness. They found that many who are addicted still choose to smoke at home. And the government initiative to encourage people to kick the habit just means relocating. Researchers say greater inspiration to stop smoking comes from having friends or family who set an example or being around a non-smoker. ...Read more

3 Arrested in Massage Spa Prostitution Sting

February 25, 2015 - 12:03pm

MASSAGE SPA PROSTITUTION

The following is a media release from Tuscaloosa Police Department:

Tuscaloosa Police Code Enforcement Division has been investigating A1 Therapy & Spa (6570 Hwy 69 South) since October of last year for prostitution after seeing advertisements on Backpage.com. During the investigation three suspects were arrested. The Tuscaloosa City Council has set a public hearing on March 24th 2015 to consider the revocation of the business license. ...Read more

More Troopers, Marine Patrol on Highways

February 25, 2015 - 10:35am

ICY ROADS

The following is a media release from Alabama Law Enforcement Agency:

TUSCALOOSA – Winter storm forecasts for northern portions of Alabama may cause icy roads and hazardous driving conditions. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) strongly encourages all motorists to drive with extreme caution and to avoid roadways when weather conditions are prohibitive.  ...Read more