WVUA Newscasts

Prewitt Habitat Home Dedication

December 20, 2014 - 10:26pm
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A Tuscaloosa family has a new home just
in time for the holidays. A dedication for the completion of the Prewitt family
Habitat home was held Friday, December 19th. The home was sponsored by the City
of Tuscaloosa and Mercedes-Benz US International, Incorporated. The homeowners say
it's the best Christmas gift they've ever received. The family was set to
receive the keys Saturday.  

Original airdate: Friday, December 19, 2014.

Jacob Browder Cut-a-Thon

November 16, 2014 - 10:25pm
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A Demopolis teen is continuing to
recover from a critical bull riding accident. Sunday, a local salon came
together with his family and friends to raise money for his therapy. New Creations
Salon in Tuscaloosa dedicated a day of haircuts to Jacob Browder, and WVUA’s
Emileigh Forrester got the chance to sit down with him and ask what all this
support means to him.

Browder told WVUA, his family and friends were there
"to raise money, for like my therapy and stuff for the Cut-a-Thon and
everything." ...Read more

Fire Extinguisher Safety

November 10, 2014 - 10:18pm
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According to the Alabama Fire Marshal
office, fires have killed 75 people in the state so far this year.

Billy Green with Tuscaloosa County EMA
says Thanksgiving is the leading time of the year for fire fatalities.

Northport Fire Rescue hopes to help
city employees learn to use fire extinguishers, so they're ready in case of an

That's what they're doing at their
"Out of the station, into the community" fire extinguisher training
sessions.          ...Read more

Sorority Row Trick-or-Treat

October 27, 2014 - 9:19pm
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We may be a couple days away from
Halloween, but lots of local children got all dressed up to celebrate the
holiday at the University of Alabama. WVUA's Emileigh Forrester paid a visit to
the scary ghosts and goblins, and the not so scary princesses and puppies.


While some kids chose
cute costumes, others chose to be creepy.


Now, whether trick-or-treaters
were dressed as superheroes, or hippies, or even a Disney characters, most
everybody agreed the gathering was a service to the community.

  ...Read more

Viewers' Severe Weather Pictures

October 13, 2014 - 9:18pm
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Many of our viewers have
sent us photos of storm damage throughout the area. You can see trees snapped
in half, crazy storm clouds, and heavy rains moving through the area.

Take a look at these
pictures: a storm moving across the Black Warrior River and Holt Lake; a tree
that literally snapped in half in Riverside Cemetery in Demopolis; a Coin-Op
Laundromat sign almost completely blown off; and a tree that fell, damaging a
shed in Peterson. ...Read more

More Info: Tuscaloosa Severe Weather Preps

October 13, 2014 - 5:16pm
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The same storm system
affecting Alabama left plenty of damage behind in several other states, and
that same system is being blamed for at least 1 death in Arkansas.


One man died and three
others were injured early this morning when a tornado ripped through Ashdown,
Arkansas. The Little River County Sheriff's Office says the man was killed when
a tree fell on his home. A woman and two children were also injured by that
falling tree. National Weather Service teams from Little Rock classified the
tornado as an EF 2.

  ...Read more

Downtown Shooting Reaction

July 5, 2014 - 9:50pm
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Original airdate: July 5, 2014.

Early Saturday morning, gun shots erupted in Downtown Tuscaloosa's Temerson Square on 4th Street. According to Tuscaloosa Police Chief Steve Anderson, a Tuscaloosa police officer witnessed 27-year-old Lakendrick Warren Prewitt pull a handgun and shoot a 20-year-old male in front of Kennedy's Bar. The officer confronted Prewitt, identifying himself as police. Prewitt then pointed his gun at the officer. The officer responded with a gun shot, and other officers who were already on the scene responded as well.  ...Read more

"Safe Sitter" Class

June 4, 2014 - 4:29pm
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"Safe Sitter" class teaches young teenagers how to babysit in the safest ways possible.

Original Airdate: June 4, 2014.

Governor Meets with Chamber of Commerce

June 2, 2014 - 5:14pm
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Governor Robert Bentley addresses concerns of local small business owners. 

Original Airdate: June 2, 2014.

Governor Robert Bentley addresses concerns of local small business owners. 

Original Airdate: June 2, 2014.