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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…

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…

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…

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…

Charges dropped against woman in Alabama well body case

The Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Prosecutors have dismissed murder charges against an Alabama woman in a 2019 killing in which a woman's body was found at the bottom of a well. Al.com reports a Tuscaloosa County judge granted…

UPDATE: 2 captured, charged in deadly Walker County robbery

The Walker County Sheriff's Office offered an update in addition to a timeline of what happened leading up to the arrest of a father-son duo now facing charges after a deadly robbery first reported early Thursday. Corey Mahaffey, 36, and…

Tuscaloosa's Most Wanted: Jan. 19, 2023

The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office needs your help locating some of Tuscaloosa’s Most Wanted. Steven Miller, 37, is last known to be living in the area of Forest Green Drive…

Defense lawyers seeks bond for basketball player

The Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Defense lawyers are asking for a University of Alabama basketball player charged with capital murder to be released on bond, arguing there is scant evidence against him and he is not a threat…

Latest Tuscaloosa human trafficking sting nets 8 arrests

The West Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force's latest sting operation focused on combatting prostitution and human trafficking netted eight arrests. In addition, several others were arrested and charged with soliciting prostitution stemming from a separate investigation involving an underage girl.…

Tuscaloosa Police increase patrols in Strip area

A deadly shooting on the Strip just off the University of Alabama campus early Sunday has prompted the Tuscaloosa Police Department to increase how many officers are assigned to the area. A spokesperson for the Tuscaloosa Police Department confirmed TPD…

Tuscaloosa's Most Wanted: Jan. 13, 2023

The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office needs your help locating some of Tuscaloosa’s Most Wanted. Jimmy St. John Jr., 39, is last known to be living in the area of Plowman…

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... …

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