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Midtown Village hosting free concerts throughout July

By WVUA23 Digital Reporter Jas Orr Looking for something family-friendly, fun and free? Midtown Village is hosting a free Summer Nights concert series every Wednesday in July.  Starting July 6, the shopping center located at 1800 McFarland Blvd. in Tuscaloosa…

Stillman alum returns to lead 'Blue Pride' Marching Band

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Mason Smith Long before Robert Baxter III became band director at Stillman College, he grew up in a small town about 20 minutes northwest of Dothan called Ozark. Baxter picked up music early, beginning piano…

Gas prices sink nearly 10 cents in Alabama

Gas prices fell nearly 10 cents over the past week in Alabama, down to an average of $4.48 a gallon. Gas monitor GasBuddy said prices in Alabama are 19.7 cents higher than a month ago, and a whopping $1.68 higher…

Roe v. Wade overturned: Now what?

By WVUA Digital Reporter Jas Orr Early Friday morning, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 6-3 to overturn the controversial Roe v. Wade decision. The full majority opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito, can be found here. This ruling was on…

Longtime Alabama environmental activist honored with award

By JASON MORTON, The Tuscaloosa News TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - A longtime Alabama environmental advocate has been honored by the Global Waterkeeper Alliance for his work. John L. Wathen has served decades as the keeper of Hurricane Creek in Tuscaloosa…

6 sentenced for smuggling contraband into Fayette County Jail

Six people have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms following an investigation into contraband smuggled into the Fayette County Jail. The defendants each played a role in smuggling illegal drugs and paraphernalia including methamphetamine, heroin, Suboxone and syringes to inmates…

Your Personal Best: Staying hydrated

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick As high temperatures continue to oppress the citizens of Tuscaloosa, Dr. Milady Murphy emphasized the importance of staying hydrated. "Every 20 minutes that you're…

"Mayberry Man" feature film premiering at The Bama Theatre

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Gordo native Kenneth Junkin has spent almost four decades playing the part of a dissolute town drunk. The 73-year-old dons a seersucker sport coat, a crushed straw fedora and totes a brown jug…

Stillman teaming up with Christian media outlet

Stillman College is partnering with a faith-based media outlet in a bid to strengthen the college's Christian identity and help students succeed in today's social media-heavy world. FAVR Lifestyle is a Christian media outlet that shares music, blogs and videos…

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