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Deputies welcome students back to school Wednesday

Wednesday marked the end of summer break for many students around Tuscaloosa County, as Tuscaloosa City and Tuscaloosa County students headed back to their classrooms. At Englewood Elementary School in south…

Tuscaloosa City Schools has new dress code for new year

Tuscaloosa City Schools students are heading back to class today, and they've got a brand new dress code for the new year. The new dress code nixes gendered language, meaning all students must adhere to the same rules. Like school…

2nd suspect arrested in Spades shooting

A second person is now facing assault charges in the wake of a shooting at Spades Restaurant and Lounge last month. Timothy Powell, 39, of Eutaw was arrested Aug. 5 on a charge of first-degree assault. During his arrest, investigators…

Share your back-to-school photos

It's the first day of school this week around West Alabama, so WVUA 23 News is showcasing some of our talents' back-to-school pictures alongside your own! You can submit your photos via the gallery on this page or via…

1 dead after tractor-trailers collide early Tuesday

A two-vehicle crash early Tuesday in Sumter County claimed the life of a man from Louisiana. The wreck happened around 8:45 a.m. on Interstate 59 near the 6-mile marker, about 4 miles north of York. Webster J. Joseph, 37, of…

United Way kicks off annual fundraising campaign

Businesses and nonprofits from around West Alabama gathered at the Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa Tuesday for the United Way of West Alabama's annual campaign kickoff. This year's campaign goal? $4,375,000.…

Stillman hosts back-to-school supply drive

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Gracie Johnson Mister and Miss Stillman along with The Pride of Tuscaloosa hosted a Back to School Supply Drive at the college Sunday afternoon. School supplies were…

Arrangements announced for Donna Aaron memorial

Longtime Tuscaloosa County educator and former Northport Mayor Donna Aaron died earlier this week. Aaron was the first woman elected as mayor of Northport in 2016. She served a single term,…

Tips for heading back to school

The start of a new school year is a good time for parents to set up new routines for their families. University of Alabama College of Education Elementary Education Clinical Assistant…

Davis-Emerson hosts back to school bash

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Gracie Johnson Davis-Emerson Middle School staff and students joined together Monday evening to kick off the start of their school year in the best…

Update: Woman identified after police chase arrest

The Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit has identified the woman involved in a police chase Monday morning. Leia Darby, 37, was arrested following the chase, in which she was originally stopped because of outstanding warrants.…

Gas prices sink another 15 cents

Gas prices in Alabama fell an average of 15.1 cents over the past week, bringing the state down to an average of $3.61 a gallon as of Monday, according to GasBuddy‘s survey of 3,358 gas stations in Alabama. The prices…

Alabama commencement Saturday awards 1,400-plus degrees

The University of Alabama awarded more than 1,400 degrees during its Summer 2022 Commencement Ceremony Saturday morning. Graduates were from 18 countries, 43 states and 55 Alabama counties, including 192 first-generation students, 17 veterans…

Falcon Day celebrates students ahead of school year

Westlawn Middle School hosted Tuscaloosa City Schools' annual Falcon Day Saturday, offering teachers and principals a chance to talk with families ahead of the school year's start on Wednesday. In addition, students were able…

Mind Changers hosts community day Saturday

Hundreds of children and their families visited Freeman Park on Saturday for West Side Community Day. The event, sponsored by Mind Changers, featured swimming, bounce houses, food, music school supply…

Coker man dies in early-morning ATV wreck

A man from Coker has died in the wake of a single-vehicle crash involving an all-terrain vehicle early Monday. The crash happened on Pate Road in Tuscaloosa County, about 13 miles east of Northport city limits. David L. St. Clair,…