Gary Harris and Rodney Orr break down the latest Crimson Tide news, including a look at the football team’s talented freshman class.
Archives: August 2016
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A proposed state lottery will not go before voters in November. Lottery opponents in the House of Representatives on Tuesday used a procedural rule to block a committee from considering the bill. The bill needed to clear committee by Tuesday, and win final approval on Wednesday, in order to get before voters
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Alabama wide receiver Gehrig Dieter and linebacker Ryan Anderson address the media prior to Crimson Tide practice on Tuesday, Aug. 23.
Students gathered around the flagpole at Northside High School this morning, praying for the family of a teen gone too soon. Tyler Bigham, 16, of Northport died Monday evening when the truck he was driving left the road and plummeted into a ravine. Bigham was entering his junior year at Northside. Friends and family called
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If you’re looking for a chance to spend the night in Vegas without the cost of going there, be sure to head over to NorthRiver Yacht Club on Friday. Hospice of West Alabama is hosting their biggest event, the annual Cabaret Fundraiser, there. Attendees can expect drinks, food and gaming, and it all goes to support
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Looking for a good excuse to enjoy a cold beer? Druid City Brewing Company and Alabama Public Radio have you covered this weekend. The local brewery is hosting the third annual “Putting the ‘Pub’ in Public Radio” fundraiser benefiting Alabama Public Radio on Saturday, featuring live music from Jimi Squeezebox and the Cajun Gods of Zydeco.
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The Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter has advice for anyone who comes across a stray animal: If you pick it up, it’s your responsibility. The shelter is at maximum capacity, said Operations Manager Nikki Hoggle. Workers can and do prohibit the public from bringing in strays when there’s no room. “Our cages are first come, first serve
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A 16-year-old boy from Northport died Monday evening after the truck he was driving left the road and struck several trees. State Troopers said it happened at 5:54 p.m. on Northside Road in Tuscaloosa County, about 18 miles west of Northport. The crash is still under investigation.
Hubert Scarbrough, General Manager for OK Tire store in West Tuscaloosa was arrested for Trafficking Marijuana. After numerous complaints of illegal activity. “On August 2nd, Agents were able to conclude the investigation, the Manager was arrested later on August 16th, he was actually arrested” says Tuscaloosa Police Lieutenant Teena Richardson. OK Tire Store has been
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By WVUA 23 Student Reporter Madison MacLean Despite passing in the Senate last week, Alabama’s proposed lottery bill is up for discussion and is expected to face multiple amendments before it gets into voters’ hands. One major change the bill has already seen is the decision to budget a 10 percent slice of the lottery proceeds toward education.
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After the recent flooding in Baton Rouge Louisiana, the Alabama Football Team took it upon themselves to take action. The 2011 tornado hit home for so many in the community. Residents Tom and Pam Erickson lived through the devastation first hand. “We lost the back half of our house. We had a forty inch oak
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By WVUA 23 Student Reporter Elizabeth Elkin With University of Alabama back in Tuscaloosa, traffic in town has many residents grumpy. David Haynes, who has lived in Tuscaloosa his whole life, said construction makes driving around town a nightmare. “It’s so hectic, like they’ve got like a lot of construction everywhere at the wrong time,” he said.
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According to Northport City Administrator Charles Swann, Tuesday’s municipal elections will be the city’s biggest election. Voters heading to the polls must remember a photo ID because of Alabama’s new voter ID law. Voters also need to vote in their respected districts — to find your district, see who’s up for election and general voter info, visit cityofnorthport.org. Each
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Nick Saban talks about consistency and focusing on improvement following the final scrimmage of fall camp. Saban gave an update on injuries, discussed the ongoing quarterback battle, and broke down what he thought of the scrimmage. Alabama will open the 2016 season against the Trojans of USC on September 3rd in Arlington, Texas.
It may be a small town, but Moundville is trying to give back in a big way to Louisiana flood victims. C & S Fabrication Inc. is filling up one of its tractor trailers with donations to take to Baton Rouge. They could use your help. Owner Scott Caruthers says he felt led to use
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GORDO, Ala. — In its first game of the season, the Gordo Greenwave jumped out to a 21-0 lead over rival Fayette County in the first half. Gordo held on for a 21-6 win.
Tuscaloosa is the spot for the 2016 National Pro Fastpitch Softball Championship Series this weekend. It’s the event’s first time at the John and Ann Rhoads Softball Stadium on the University of Alabama campus, and all four teams competing feature a former UA player. Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Director Jay Kasten said the city is excited to
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Sumter County has a brand new sheriff in Brian Harris, who was sworn in Wedesday. Harris was appointed after the former Sheriff Tyrone Clark was removed from office over corruption allegations. He said he’s looking forward to working with the residents of Sumter County. “In some sort of fashion we’ve lost connection with our community,
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The Salvation Army is gathering volunteers and supplies in Tuscaloosa that will be taken to Louisiana for flood victims this week. The organization’s mobile canteen is leaving for Baton Rouge Friday morning. It and Salvation Army volunteers will spend a week in the flood area serving up food and water for anyone in need. Maj.
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The site of a Tuscaloosa County plane crash that killed six people from Mississippi is now back in the hands of the Tuscaloosa Park and Recreation Authority. The Van de Graaff park near the Tuscaloosa Regional Airport will open after the park is cleaned up, PARA officials said, but they’re hoping it’s available to the
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The latest on debate on lottery bill in the Alabama Legislature: State senators have punted a vote of a lottery bill after a test vote indicated it did not have the votes to pass. Senators stopped discussions Thursday on the bill over after a motion to end debate failed. Senate President
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BF Goodrich employees in Tuscaloosa have reached an agreement with the company on a contract for the next three years. The United Steelworkers Union Local 357 President Brandon Hamner said the agreement includes a small pay raise for nearly half the plant’s workers and a 4-cent increase for each hour works that goes toward retirement
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If you need a ride around Tuscaloosa, you’ve got one more option starting today. Ride-sharing app Uber officially launched today, after at least two years of controversy surrounding the company’s legal operation. Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, City Councilman Matt Calderone and University of Alabama Student Government Association President Lilian Roth were the first to test
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Alabama tight end Hale Hentges and Mikah Fitzpatrick address the media prior to practice on Thursday, Aug. 18.