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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…

Alabama News

Gov. Kay Ivey's office dismisses rumors of health concerns

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s office is dismissing rumors that the 77-year-old governor is healthy and dismissed rumors that she was ill. Ivey spokeswoman Gina Maiola said Thursday that the governor, “is…

Archives to return Native American remains, burial objects

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Department of Archives and History is beginning the process of returning the remains of Native Americans and funerary objects to tribes. The department also announced it had removed the…

Huntsville music festival shutting down after 13-year run

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama music festival that put the spotlight on chamber music has shut down after 13 years and nearly 100 performances by classical musicians from around the world. Al.com reports that Twickenham Fest founders Susanna Phillips…

Regional and U.S. News

US wholesale inflation fell in July for 1st time in 2 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - Prices at the wholesale level fell from June to July, the first month-to-month drop in more than two years and a sign that some of the U.S. economy’s inflationary pressures cooled last month. Thursday’s report from the…

Trump's bond with GOP deepens after primary wins, FBI search

NEW YORK (AP) - In battleground Wisconsin, Donald Trump’s pick for governor defeated the favorite of the Republican establishment. In Connecticut, a state where compassionate conservatism was born, a Senate candidate who promoted Trump’s election lies prevailed over the state…

Crime

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…

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.…

2 stabbed in Friday evening incident in Tuscaloosa

The Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit is investigating a Friday night incident in which two people were stabbed. It happened around 7:30 p.m. on Ninth Street at Shamrock Downs Apartments near the University…

COVID-19 Coverage

WHO: COVID-19 deaths fall overall by 9%, infections stable

LONDON (AP) - The World Health Organization says in its latest weekly pandemic report that the number of coronavirus deaths fell by 9% in the last week while new cases remained relatively stable. The U.N. health agency said Wednesday there…

Person shot at gas station this morning in Tuscaloosa

The Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit is investigating after a victim was shot in the leg this morning. It happened around 6 a.m. at the Chevron gas station at 1500 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Investigators said the shooting happened during…

Elections

Flowers takes Democratic nomination for governor

Yolanda Flowers has won the Democratic nomination for the 2022 gubernatorial race. Flowers worked in education for 20 years, influencing much of her platform. She wants reform in education, focusing on bettering public schools with better-trained teachers and desegregating schools.…

Powell beats out Hall for Pickens County Sheriff

Jordan Powell barely beat out incumbent Todd Hall in the Republican Pickens County Sheriff primary election. Powell won by 59 votes. There is no Democratic candidate on the ballot in the Nov. 8 General Election. Voter turnout in Pickens County…

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