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Shelton State salon offering free services to cancer survivors

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick The cosmetology salon at Shelton State Community College's Martin Campus is honoring cancer survivors with free haircuts, manicures and pedicures on Tuesday, June 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cutting Out Cancer:…

City economy to continue recovering this summer

During his annual revenue report to the Tuscaloosa City Council on May 10, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox said the city's economy has done an incredible job recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. But…

Stillman fraternity championed fatherhood at weekend conference

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Motivating fatherhood is important to the members of the Alpha Tau chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. The Stillman College chapter of the 111-year-old fraternal society held its first-annual Fatherhood Initiative on…

Investigation under way after man found dead in Lamar County

A man in Lamar County is dead, and investigators with the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office, the State Bureau of Investigation and the 24th Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office are attempting to find out what happened. Monday morning, the Lamar County…

Study: Children, phones often battle for mom's gaze

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick A study conducted by the University of Alabama and the Alabama Women's Commission between 2019 and 2022 found smartphones are competing with children for their mother's attention. Surveys conducted with 100 mother-child pairs…

Greene County EMS on life support

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Asher Redd Greene County Emergency Medical Services is in dire need of financial help, but organization leaders say better days are ahead as long as the…

Northport Police hosting annual Teen Academy in June

By WVUA23 Digital Reporter Mason Smith Teenagers interested in a future career in law enforcement have a chance next month to get a hands-on look at what it takes to be a police officer. The Northport Police Department is hosting…

West AlabamaWorks program to give students summer job opportunities

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick West AlabamaWorks is launching a new program focused on getting students ages 14-18 summer work with area companies and businesses. The I.G.N.I.T.E. Student Employment Program will connect students and employers for "opportunities in…

Butler named next dean of Alabama communications college

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick The University of Alabama's College of Communication and Information Sciences has a new dean. This morning, UA officials announced Brian S. Butler will take over as the CCIS dean beginning July 1 as…

Job fair coming to Greene County Thursday

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick West AlabamaWorks will host a hiring event featuring more than 100 employers in Eutaw on Thursday, May 19, from 2 to 6 p.m. This free event aims to teach job seekers how to…

Police searching for woman missing since Monday in York

York Police need your help finding a 65-year-old woman missing since Monday morning. Janis Elizabeth Jackson may be living with a condition that impairs her judgment, York Police said. Jackson was last seen around 7 a.m. May 16, wearing a…

Alabama pediatricians warn against diluting baby formula

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick As parents across the state and country wonder how they will feed their small children with dwindling supplies of baby formula, Alabama pediatricians caution against diluting what formula they still have. President of…

Missing Tuscaloosa man found safe Monday night

A Tuscaloosa man believed missing last week has turned up safe and sound, the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office said Monday night. Eli Frazier, 26, had last been seen Saturday around 8 p.m. wearing little more than a pair of shorts.…

Greene County ambulance service up against major budget issues

Greene County Emergency Medical Services, which provides ambulance services throughout the county, will soon be facing a major crisis if things don't change. As first reported by the Greene County Democrat, the GEMS Board of Directors learned of the difficulties…

Brookwood celebrates becoming a city

The town of Brookwood is all grown up. In fact, it's no longer a town. It's officially a city. On Saturday, the city celebrated that fact with a concert and plenty of…