A Grand Jury has charged Christopher Kesean Guyton with Assault 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree and Reckless Endangerement after his Pit Bull mauled Titus Wilkerson, who was nine years old at the time of the attack. The incident happened on April 1st in the 500 block of Garden Hill Drive. Guyton was arrested on these charges this morning at his home and booked in the Tuscaloosa County Jail pending a $51,000.00.
A Tuscaloosa County man is behind bars with a gunshot wound after a fight over a camper trailer. It happened Tuesday, May 26th around 5:30 PM when 61 year-old Charles Howard saw the camper being towed down Plowman Road by a 64 year-old man who's name isn't being formally released at this time. Howard then turned his vehicle around, blocking the road and causing a wreck.The two men then got into a fight and began firing guns at one another. Howard was hit in the shoulder, but the other gentleman was not injured. ...Read more
Fifty three-year-old Tammie Kornegay faces two felony cruelty to animals by torture charges and 16 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty .Investigators say they found 18 cats and dogs with no air conditioning, food or water at Kornegay's mobile home in West Blocton. Two animals were dead. Fifteen had to be euthanized, leaving one survivor. Neighbors say it wasn't safe for their kids to play outside for fear of being attacked. Kornegay was in county jail for a DUI charge last weekend. Police say Kornegay told them the animals were fine and had plenty of food and water. ...Read more
Walter Energy says it plans to cut 68 salaried jobs in July, but more could be coming. As many as 370 positions may be eliminated within 60 days.
Employees received the news in a letter from Richard A. Donnelly, the president of Jim Walter Resources, Inc., on Friday.
According to the letter, Walter Energy will reduce positions at the No. 7 Mine, the No. 5 Mine Preperations Plant and the Central Shop.
Donnelly's letter said if market conditions do not improve, terminations will begin July 14. ...Read more
Family and friends of Eric Cates are finally laying him to rest. He's the man who was found dead inside a burning vehicle behind an old Walker County school in March of 2015. Also burned in that vehicle was Cates' bulldob Gypsy. If you have any information on Eric Cates death you are asked to contact the Walker County Sheriff's Department at (205) 384 - 7218. Eric and his dog Gypsy will be buried together at Cold Springs Baptist Church.
An early morning standoff at Brookstone Apartments in Tuscaloosa came to an end after nearly eight hours of negotiations.It all started around 1:15AM when police responded to a report of shots being fired into an upstairs apartment from the apartment beneath it.Officers were able to make contact with the suspect who was armed with a shotgun.The 67 year-old man refused to come out, barricading himself inside his home.Multiple shots were fired by the suspect while officers were on the scene, but no one was injured. After eight hours of negotiations, the suspect emerged ...Read more
Proposed statewide budget cuts have mental health advocates worried about the future of state-funded programs that benefit the mentally impaired.
The Arc of Tuscaloosa County Development Coordinator Greg Woods says the cuts that have been mentioned total 21% and would be devastating to mental health programs, the people they serve, their families and caregivers.