MOBILE, Ala. — WVUA 23’s Jenn Chapman interviews former Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland about the 67th Reese’s Senior Bowl, switching to outside linebacker and hunting.
Archives: January 2016
PRICHARD, Ala. (AP) – Police in Prichard say they’re investigating a shooting that left two men dead. Prichard police spokesman Philip Stiell said the shooting happened Tuesday afternoon. Stiell said police believe both men knew each other and may have had previous disputes. But, he said, police have not ruled out the possibility that other people were involved.
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Are Alabama’s children in good hands? That was the question at the Bryant Conference Center today, where Tuscaloosa’s Promise, Challenge 21 and the Tuscaloosa County Children’s Policy Council hosted the 10th annual Doing What Matters for Alabama’s Children conference. The goal is addressing the needs of students and their families, and improving their quality of
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Have you seen this man or woman? The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office needs your help finding them. If you, or someone you know, has any information that would help investigators find these two, please contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 205-464-8650. If you don’t want to call, you can also leave anonymous tips via the sheriff’s
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OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) – A judge is delaying a decision on whether to delay the ethics trial of House Speaker Mike Hubbard. Circuit Judge Jacob Walker said during a hearing Tuesday in Opelika he wasn’t inclined to grant a defense request to postpone the trial from March until fall. However, Walker also says he’s uncertain
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CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) – Authorities in Cullman say they believe a man whose body was found at a construction site fell to his death. Local news media report that police and firefighters were sent to the site of a new hotel just after 7 a.m. Tuesday after construction workers found the body. Assistant Police Chief
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Convicted killer Alexius Foster was back in Judge John England’s courtroom today. The reason? Requesting a new trial. Foster was sentenced to life in prison last month for the 2013 murders of his uncle, George Foster, and Antonio Williams, a former friend. Today, a witness named Travarris Wills testified that Foster had asked him to watch
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Tuscaloosa City Schools wants to know how it’s doing in the communications department, and the district needs your help! The TCS communications survey closes on Friday. Responses are confidential. To take the survey, click here.
Gary Harris and Rodney Orr break down the Crimson Tide.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A federal judge will hear arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit challenging Alabama’s plans to use oil spill settlement funds to build a beachfront hotel and conference center at Gulf State Park. The Gulf Restoration Network filed a lawsuit against state and federal trustees who approved the project. The environmental group argues
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange is criticizing a U.S. Supreme Court decision that will give convicted murderers a chance at freedom if they were juveniles when the crime was committed. The Supreme Court voted 6-3 Monday to retroactively apply a 2012 decision that struck down automatic life sentences without parole for
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DOUBLE SPRINGS, Ala. (AP) – Two former Winston County deputies say Sheriff Hobby Walker fired them after they refused to give him marijuana from the evidence room last year. Media outlets report that former deputies Zak Green and Steven Moody filed a wrongful termination lawsuit Jan. 13 against Walker and the county, saying Walker asked
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UPDATE: James Russell Moore, 25, of McCalla was also wanted in Bibb County over a theft in Woodstock back in June. Bibb County authorities said Moore is accused of stealing a pickup and 4,000 to 6,000 pounds of copper from Bibb Precision Machine in Woodstock. The truck was recovered, but the copper is still missing. A
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Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center is hosting its quarterly Veterans Town Hall meeting on Thursday. The meeting, in the sports atrium of building 137, serves as an avenue for veterans to come talk about their health care needs, and for hospital workers to get valuable feedback regarding veterans’ satisfaction with their overall medical center experience.
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The Tuscaloosa County Board of Education is trying to make 2016 memorable by mixing fresh ideas and administration. Monday’s board meeting opened with the presentation of a new technology plan that could be eligible for grant money. It’s part of a long-time push to get more technology in students’ and teachers’ hands. “It’s so important to
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Is your dog this much of a go-getter? A dog owner in Elkmont was shocked to learn that her dog finished a half-marathon by accident after she was let outside to potty! On Jan. 16, Ludivine the bloodhound turned up at the starting line of the Elkmont Half Marathon, and trotted along with runners for the
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Set your calendars, because the Crimson Tide’s annual A-Day game is set for 1 p.m. on April 16. The annual A-Day game is the Tide’s final spring practice event. It’s held at Bryant-Denny Stadium, and the public can come watch. TV coverage will be announced later. More information on A-Day festivities is available on rolltide.com.
By Student Reporter Jack Royer TUSCALOOSA- It’s just over a month after the Tuscaloosa City School Board voted to approve the strategic plan proposed by Superintendent Dr. Paul McKendrick, and problems are already arising. The plan means that of Northridge High School’s 60 football players, roughly 40 will be moving to a different school for the 2016-2017
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In early January, there were three winning tickets to win the $1.6 Billion Powerball. It was the largest in u.s. history. Thousands of Alabamians drove across state lines to buy lottery tickets. Now, there have been several lottery bills filed in the upcoming Legislative Session. The session starts February 2nd.
A former Rock Quarry Middle School teacher accused of sending sexual messages and photos to a 12-year -old student pleaded guilty to 2 charges. Those charges are Electronic Solicitation of a Child and Sexual Contact of a Child Under the Age of 19. Jason Burd, 35, was accused in February of 2015 of sending sexually explicit
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Tuscaloosa homicide investigators say the death an 18-year-old found dead over the weekend has been ruled an accidental drowning. The body was found by a passerby on Saturday around 3:45 p.m., in a drainage ditch near PNC Bank on Skyland Boulevard. Police said the victim was reported missing on Jan. 20, and was last seen
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Tuscaloosa – After a year of competing for One Billion dollars the city of Tuscaloosa has learned that they will not receive any funding. The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development announced its winners of the National Disaster Resilience Competition this Thursday and Alabama was not apart of the 13 states. Money earned from the fund
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By: Priscilla Estrada The city owns 3.5 acres of land that sits right off of Lurleen Wallace Boulevard and has been up for sale for at least four and a half years now. An interested buyer has come forward hoping to bring some retail into the area. Roughly 40 to 50 thousand cars drive by
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As interest in college baseball increases, mainly in the sec, The University of Alabama needed a new facility to maintain a competitive balance. According to Sewell-Thomas.com, “a number of recent surveys of sec baseball stadiums ranked the current figure of Sewell-Thomas as the bottom of the conference,” but now, with the new and improved stadium,
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