BIRMINGHAM (WVUA) - Former Birmingham Baron, Larry Colton says in 1964, there were no black police officers in the city.
But it was that year that the Barons broke color barriers in Alabama.
Colton wrote about the experience in a new book, "Southern Leagues", which is officially on bookstore shelves.
It was a time for baseball stories and catching up.
After all, it was each other that made them the first integrated baseball team in the South. ...Read more
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WVUA) - Lesser populated Central Alabama counties are ready to pave the way on millions of dollars in state funded road projects, where there are more than happy to receive this state funding.
And one of the main reasons is because with a small tax base, and many miles of roads, it’s very hard for some of these counties to find the money for these much needed projects.
Fayette County Engineer Bobby McCraw said, “Our revenue base is very low, our annual budget for our road department is right at 2 million dollars per year.” ...Read more
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WVUA) - The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Southeast Region has nominated WVUA for a 2013 EMMY Award. The nomination comes in the Television News Programming Excellence, Special Event Coverage – Live category. The nomination is for WVUA's live coverage of the 2012 University of Alabama Homecoming Parade. The coverage was hosted by WVUA's Lynn Brooks and Mrs. Terry Saban. The WVUA team is very excited and honored by the nomination. The awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2013 in Atlanta. ...Read more
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A third former state trooper has been convicted of using a state credit card to buy gasoline for personal use.
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange Thursday said Kenneth Grissett, of Tuscaloosa, was sentenced to three years of probation on theft charges. Grissett is also ordered to pay $1,225 in restitution.
Grissett was accused of using a state-issued credit card to buy more than $500 worth of gasoline for his personal vehicle between January 2010 and February 2011. ...Read more
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