WVUA spoke with Birmingham Buddhist monk Tenzin Dechek about the upcoming visit on October 25th. Deshek is from Tibet and studied for 32 years at the same temple as his holiness. He lives and teaches Buddhism in Birminham for the last 12 years. He told WVUA that spreading Buddhism isnt as important to the Dalai Lama and other Buddhists as teaching the ideals behind the religion. As well as promotion general peace, no matter what religion people choose to follow. ...Read more
TUSCALOOSA -- Caitlin Brunell is a former University of Alabama student and member of the Phi Mu sorority. She currently holds the title of Miss Alabama and on Sunday night, she competed for the crown of Miss America.
Brunell made it to the top ten, but no matter her finishing spot, her sisters at Phi Mu wanted to make sure Caitlin knew she had support here in Tuscaloosa.
UPDATE: Miss New York was crowned Miss America. ...Read more
TUSCALOOSA -- The Druid City Garden Project's event, 'The Garden Party' sampled many elements of local Tuscaloosa cuisine by pairing eleven local restaurants and eleven local farmers together to create dishes with beer from three local brewries.
Lindsay Turner is the Executive Director of The Druid City Garden Project. She says she is excited to showcase a new Tuscaloosa movement.
Alamabama Power Company says scammers are sending text messages warning that a payment is due immediately.
The text message lists names of a bill payment company and a refrence number to use in paying the bill.
Alabama Power Spokesman Ike Pigott says the refrence number could belong to anyone and once the money is transfered it is almost impossible to trace.
Experts say cotton and peanut farmers in southeast Alabama need rain soon to improve fields after a dry summer. A statewide survey by the national agriculture statistical service shows 51% of Alabama cotton growers believe their crops are still in good condition. But only 36% of Alabama peanut farmers say their crops are faring that well and local farmers say the heat and blistering sun have affected crops like corn and tomatoes. WVUA visited Leavelle Farm to speak with farmer Russell Suchomelly about the current dry spell.
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