Author: Kay Norred

January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Every year since 2010, a U.S. president has dedicated the month to raise awareness about human trafficking and to educate the public about how to identify and prevent the crime. The Polaris Project staffs…

Darius Miles' maintains his innocence in murder charge

The attorney for former University of Alabama basketball player Darius Miles released a statement in regards to Miles' arrest for Capital Murder. Miles is being represented by William White of Boles Holmes White LLC out of Birmingham. The statement reads... …

Tuscaloosa teen dies in car crash, two others teens injured

An 18-year-old teenager died after his 1997 Ford Explorer overturned Saturday just after 3:30 p.m. The crash happened on Old Lock 15 Road near Howse Camp Road, approximately 10 miles northeast of Tuscaloosa, in Tuscaloosa County. The Explorer was the…

Arrest made in Saturday morning homicide

Less than 12 hours after law enforcement arrived on scene an arrest was made in the death of 37-year-old Terrance Knot Jr. Investigators with Tuscaloosa County's Violent Crimes Unit arrested 28-year-old Dondre Joseph Saturday night. Joseph is charged with one…

Tuscaloosa fire Saturday under investigation

A structure fire in Tuscaloosa is under investigation. Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue crews posted pictures of the fire on its Facebook page. According to the post, firefighters responded to Old Greensboro Road shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan., 7. When…

One teen dead, one injured in Tuscaloosa County crash

A 17-year-old Moundville teen died early Saturday morning in an single-vehicle automobile crash. It happened Saturday at 12:31 a.m. Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) say two teenagers were in a 2005 GMC Sierra when the vehicle left…

Pensacola man wins $15 Million on a scratch off ticket

A Pensacola man won the $15 million top prize from the Florida Lottery's "Billion Dollar Gold Rush Supreme Scratch-Off" game. The Florida Lottery announced Friday that 50-year-old Bryan Allen purchased the winning ticket from a Cumberland Farms gas station located…

Could a Starbucks be coming to Northport?

Jeff Hogg, the president of the Northport City Council spilled the beans on social media announcing that a Starbucks will be coming to Northport. According to councilman Hogg, the coffee shop will not be a stand alone building, instead it…

Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle headline comedy tour

Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle are headed to the deep south. Live Nation announced the addition of five shows this month. The two comedians will embark on a five-day comedy tour to include cities like Birmingham, Charleston, and Memphis. Both…

Escaped inmate captured

An escaped inmate on the run for two days is now back behind bars. 53-year-old Linwood Harris was arrested Thursday night at 7pm. The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) said Harris escaped his work detail in Montgomery Tuesday, Jan. 3.…

Part of McFarland Blvd closed for bridge inspection

The westbound right lane and ramp to the Jack Warner Pkwy Bridge over McFarland Blvd was closed Thursday so Alabama Department of Transportation crews could inspect the bridge. John McWilliams, ALDOT's public information officer, said parts of the road were…

New COVID strain XBB.1.5 is now most prominent strain

With a new COVID strain getting around the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) says now is the time to get up-to-date with your COVID-19 vaccinations. The COVID-19 vaccine and the new bivalent boosters are important for your maximum protection…