Fatal House Fire

October 22, 2014 - 9:11pm
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One Tuscaloosa County woman is dead after the mobile home where she lived became engulfed in flames.The Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences will confirm a positive identification on the victim.The cause and origin of the fire is still under investigation by Northport Fire Rescue along with the State Fire Marshall's Office and the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office.No foul play is suspected.

Uber Ceases Operation in Tuscaloosa

October 21, 2014 - 9:15pm
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The ride sharing company Uber has ceased operation in the city of Tuscaloosa for the time being.TPD Chief Steve Anderson says this comes after the city began enforcing a zero tolerance policy for the illegal operation of the company.Uber Spokesperson Kaitlin Durkosh provided a different reason for the program no longer being in service in Tuscaloosa.

Two Churches Become One

October 21, 2014 - 5:15pm
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Alberta Baptist Church has gone through many changes over the past few years and this trend will continue as Senior Pastor, Larry Corder, retires and Alberta Baptist and Open Door Baptist merge together to become one. 

OAD: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 




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

Depression Linked to Sleep Problems, Osteoarthritis

October 21, 2014 - 10:46am

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Osteoarthritis, for many people, isn’t a “what if” – it’s a matter of “when.”As normalized as the degenerative joint disease has become, analyses beyond discomfort and disability have been limited. And, while osteoarthritis, pain and depression have been previously linked, the dynamic with sleep disturbances and long-term well-being haven’t been explored. ...Read more

Halloween Music

October 21, 2014 - 10:18am

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Some songs carry a haunting melody, and the organ studio at The University of Alabama’s School of Music presents a ghostly performance Saturday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Moody Music Concert Hall. The performance will feature some chilling organ pieces, including the widely recognizable Toccata in D Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach, Danse Macabre transcribed for the organ by Lemare, and an organ duet by Merkle. An original composition from sophomore organ performance major Matthew Edwards is also featured. ...Read more

Alabama 200

October 21, 2014 - 10:09am


HUNTSVILLE - The Alabama Bicentennial Commission today unveiled a red, white and black logo dominated by a bold numeral 200 with an inset of the state outline to promote the upcoming anniversary of statehood. ...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

Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard indicted on 23 felony counts

October 21, 2014 - 9:45am

One of Alabama's most powerful politicians now faces criminal charges after being indicted on 23 felony counts, including abuse of power in office and voting with conflicts of interest.

By WVUA Staff

Mike Hubbard, speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives, faces criminal ethics charges after being indicted by a grand jury Monday.
Acting Attorney General Van Davis said a Lee County grand jury indicted Hubbard on 23 felony counts, including using his office for personal gains. ...Read more