Local News

Veterans Assistance Day

September 18, 2014 - 10:35am

Household Endeavors of Tuscaloosa is hosting a day of assistance for local veterans. It's Happening Saturday from ten to three at Beulah Baptist Church, Veterans can get assistance with Rent, Utility Bills, and other basic household needs. Vets will also have the chance to register to vote. There are some income requirements to qualify for assistance. ...Read more

Three children injured in Birmingham shooting

September 18, 2014 - 10:14am

By WVUA Staff

TUSCALOOSA -- Two teenagers and a child
went to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after a relative allegedly
fired a shotgun at the victims’ residence.

The incident took place Sept. 18 at a
home on 35th Avenue North in Birmingham. The three children were on
the porch when a male relative may have accidentally fired the shotgun, hitting
all three children, authorities said.

Both teenagers were shot in the leg
and the child was shot in the foot, said Birmingham Police Lt. Sean Edwards. ...Read more

Punishment turns into hospital visit

September 18, 2014 - 10:08am

By WVUA Staff

SWEETWATER, TENNESEE—Mark Allen Hughes was charged
with aggravated child abuse and neglect after forcing his 15-year-old son to consume
alcohol for punishment.

Authorities responded to a 911 call, where witnesses
reported that a man had been forcing his son to drink alcohol after catching
him with alcohol.

The boy is recovering at home after treatment in the
hospital.  

Man arrested for allegedly killing his five children

September 18, 2014 - 10:07am

An arrest warrant has been issued for
Timothy Jones Jr. in the deaths of his five children.

The warrant charging Jones with child neglect
states that he thought his children were going to, “kill him, chop him up, and
feed him to the dogs.” Police believe that Jones killed his children after a
stop at Walmart on Aug. 28.

Wilcox County authorities found the bodies of the
children on Sept. 9 outside of Camden.

Plane missing in Henry County

September 18, 2014 - 10:01am

Officials are searching for a missing plane in Henry County.

The two-seat aircraft took off Tuesday morning from Headland
heading to Eufaula. It did not reach its destination.

Henry County Sheriff William Maddox said two men were on
board. According to WTVY in Dothan, one man was from Dothan and
one from New Brockton.

Law enforcement agencies from South Alabama are searching
for the plane. Boats are also searching the Chattahoochee River. 

Cottage Court Development

September 17, 2014 - 5:17pm
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Plans for a new development in the Alberta community could soon be in front of the Tuscaloosa City Council but now everyone is happy about it.

OAD: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Gameday Minute - Bowden, Schnellenberger

September 17, 2014 - 3:45pm
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Two big time coaches are headed to the Capstone for Bama's big game against Florida. Bobby Bowden and Howard Schnellenberger will sign copies of their books and take photos with fans before kickoff. UA Gameday Guru Gina Johnson explains how to get a selfie and a signature from the famous coaches.

Mayor Enters Not Guilty Plea

September 16, 2014 - 5:10pm
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The mayor accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a town in Greene County faced a judge for the first time on Tuesday.

OAD: Tuesday, September 16, 2014.

 

 

 

 THE MAYOR, ACCUSED OF STEALING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FROM A TOWN IN GREENE COUNTY FACED A JUDGE FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY

 

Fishing Tournament Cheating

September 16, 2014 - 10:20am