Archives: February 2023

William Riley inducted into inaugural Stillman Hall of Fame Class of 2023

By WVUA-23 Sports Reporter Jason Williams William Riley is officially a hall of fame coach at his alma mater. Last week, he was part of the six-person class inducted into the Stillman College athletic hall of fame. Riley served as the head coach of the Tigers men’s and women’s tennis teams for more than two decades. Under Riley’s leadership, the…

Tider Insider: Feb. 21, 2022

Gary Harris and Rodney Orr discuss Alabama basketball earning the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA March Madness Men’s Bracket Preview. Then the Crimson Tide back up the ranking with a dominating win over the Georgia Bulldogs. We also discuss the latest details from the murder investigation of former Alabama basketball player Darius Miles. We will tell our reaction…

Miles, Davis denied bond in Jan. 15 shooting case

Former University of Alabama basketball player Darius Miles and Michael Davis won’t be getting out of jail on bond ahead of seeing a grand jury on capital murder charges after a woman was shot and killed Jan. 15 on the Strip just off the UA campus. District Judge Joanne Jannik did not make her decision while court was in session,…

Stillman coaching legend Donny Crawford inducted to Hall of Fame

By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Tyler White and Grace Brister After resigning from Stillman College in 2015, former head baseball coach Donnie Crawford was inducted the inaugural Stillman College Athletic Hall of Fame. In eleven seasons with the Tigers, Crawford won 272 games. He said he feels overjoyed to be a part of something like this. “I felt really honored…

Local business JNJ Apparel creates unique Tuscaloosa gear

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Emilee Boster In 2004, University of Alabama student Nick Wright believed Tuscaloosa needed an additional T-shirt company for Greek organizations. With his brother Michael Wright, Nick Wright turned this idea into a business. Originally on UA’s fraternity row JNJ Apparel designed and produced unique T-shirts for Greek events and organizations.  Now, JNJ Apparel has moved…

Jimmy Carter enters hospice care. What is it?

FILE – Former President Jimmy Carter smiles as he is awarded the Order of Manuel Amador Guerrero by Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela during a ceremony at the Carter Center, Jan. 14, 2016, in Atlanta. Well-wishes and fond remembrances for the former president continued to roll in Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023, a day after he entered hospice care at his…

EPA orders Norfolk Southern to clean up toxic derailment

This photo taken with a drone shows portions of a Norfolk and Southern freight train that derailed Friday night in East Palestine, Ohio are still on fire at mid-day Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)The Associated Press EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered Norfolk Southern on Tuesday to pay for the cleanup of…

Inside the Trump grand jury that probed election meddling

The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) – Emily Kohrs was between jobs when she suddenly found herself at the center of one of the nation’s most significant legal proceedings. The Georgia resident became foreperson of the special grand jury investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and Republican allies meddled in the state’s 2020 presidential election. In an interview with The Associated Press,…

Pay-Per-Chew: More restaurants trying subscription programs

food, meal, dinner, fishThe Associated Press Consumers are willing to pay monthly subscription fees for streaming services, pet food and even toilet paper. And now some restaurants are betting they’ll do the same for their favorite meals. Large chains like Panera and P.F. Chang’s as well as neighborhood hangouts are increasingly experimenting with the subscription model as a way to…

4-day workweek trial: Shorter hours, happier employees

The Associated Press LONDON (AP) – A trial of a four-day workweek in Britain, billed as the world’s largest, has found that most employees are less stressed, burned out and have better work-life balance. Findings from the University of Cambridge, Boston College and other researchers released this week show that most of the 61 companies that participated from June to…

Crash closes intersection for hours Sunday, results in DUI arrest

A two-vehicle crash caused major delays Sunday at one of Northport’s busiest intersections. Northport Police responded to crash at the intersection of McFarland Boulevard and Highway 69 North around 3:30 a.m. Two vehicles were involved and three people were injured — one critically. Justin Gachoya, 20, was driving the vehicle investigators say caused the crash. “He had been out with…

Student organization supporting Turkey relief efforts

By WVUA 23 News Student Reporter Caleb Aguayo Earthquakes disrupted life in Turkey and Syria on Feb. 6 and again Feb. 20, the nations were hit again with a 6.3 magnitude aftershock. Following the widespread destruction and loss of life, a student organization from the University of Alabama is stepping up and doing what it can to help with relief…

Metro Animal Shelter seeking donations for injured animals

By WVUA 23 News Student Reporter Giselle Hood Metro Animal Shelter needs financial assistance after an influx of cats and dogs coming into the shelter with serious injuries. “When it’s warmer outside at any time, animals are often allowed to be outside more and they’re also abandoned more,” TMAS Executive Director Jennifer Earp said. “When that happens, you tend to…

Jamila McKinnis-Riley enters Stillman College Athletic Hall of Fame

By WVUA-23 Sports Reporter Juliet Brown and Kalen Brooks Jamila McKinnis-Riley grew up playing volleyball and basketball but never imagined pursuing a professional athletic career. She enrolled at Stillman College on a full academic scholarship, but her parents pushed her to try out for the school’s women’s basketball team. “They wanted me to play and I was like, ‘I don’t…

Students, faculty return to Michigan State after shooting

Catie Henkelman, 21, a Michigan State senior, takes a moment after lighting a candle as mourners attend a vigil at The Rock on the grounds of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023. Alexandria Verner, Brian Fraser and Arielle Anderson were killed and several other students remain in critical condition after a gunman opened fire on…

Embattled Don Lemon absent Monday from ‘CNN This Morning’

Don LemonThe Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) – Amid ongoing criticism over his comments about Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley, Don Lemon was absent Monday from “CNN This Morning.” Co-host Poppy Harlow told viewers that “Don has the day off.” Lemon has not been on the air since Thursday, when during a discussion on “CNN This Morning” about the ages…

Fond remembrances for Jimmy Carter after entering hospice

FILE – Former President Jimmy Carter smiles as he is awarded the Order of Manuel Amador Guerrero by Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela during a ceremony at the Carter Center, Jan. 14, 2016, in Atlanta. Well-wishes and fond remembrances for the former president continued to roll in Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023, a day after he entered hospice care at his…

In test, zaps to spine help 2 stroke survivors move arms

The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – In a novel experiment, two stroke survivors regained movement of their partially paralyzed hand and arm thanks to an implant that sends electric pulses to the spinal cord. It’s not a cure because the effects ended after researchers removed the device, and far more study is needed. But this stimulator technology already is being…