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New group's goal? Addressing crime in Tuscaloosa

WVUA 23 News Student Reporter Giselle Hood Former Tuscaloosa County NAACP President Jerry Carter has experienced violence first-hand after his son was murdered in 2008. Now, he's decided it's time for…

Want to help Selma? Tuscaloosa taking up donations through Feb. 3

The city of Tuscaloosa is collecting supply donations for residents in Selma impacted by the Jan. 12 tornado. Donations can be dropped off through Friday, Feb. 3, at any Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue fire station. Most-needed supplies include: Nonperishable food Toiletries…

Update: Holt standoff ends without incident Sunday

A man wanted in Tuscaloosa on drug charges was arrested without incident Sunday after he barricaded himself inside a home near the old Holt High School in Holt. Lafarr Coleman, 31, had barricaded himself inside the home after law enforcement…

Weekly gas roundup: Prices up 11.6 cents in Alabama

Average gas prices in Alabama rose 11.6 cents per gallon over the past week, up to an average of $3.28 a gallon as of Monday, according to GasBuddy‘s survey of 3,348 gas stations in Alabama. Prices in Alabama are 38.1…

University of Alabama responds to antisemitic graffiti

By WVUA23 Digital Reporter Jas Orr The University of Alabama responded swiftly Thursday after people on campus reported antisemitic graffiti decorating no less than 19 locations across campus sidewalks.  In front of numerous buildings and in many of the highest-trafficked…

Tuscaloosa's Most Wanted: Jan. 25, 2023

The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office needs your help locating some of Tuscaloosa’s Most Wanted. Brandi Jo Watkins, 44, is last known to be living in the area of Frank Lary…

Your Personal Best: Smoothie options

When you're making or buying a smoothie, make sure it contains the things you need and not the things you don't. Here are some ideas for nutrient rich smoothies. Electrolytes are important,…