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Tuscaloosa Public Library brings back summer reading program

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Mason Smith After two years off because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tuscaloosa Public Library is bringing back its in-person summer reading program. Beginning Monday, June 6, the program is taking place every Monday through…

Celebrate Local returns to Tuscaloosa River Market next month

By WVUA23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Celebrate Local, a showcase of independently owned businesses from across West Alabama, returns to the Tuscaloosa River Market Tuesday, June 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event, in its fifth year, features…

"101 Days of Safety" begins Friday at midnight

Starting at midnight on Friday, May 27, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency will kick off "101 Days Of Safety," a summer-long initiative promoting public safety through partnerships with first responders…

Man wanted in Texas captured in Tuscaloosa County

A man with active warrants in Texas was taken into custody after a police chase that injured a Northport Police officer Wednesday afternoon. The incident started around 3:45 p.m., when a Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputy stopped a vehicle that…

Rainey named Northridge Middle principal

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Northridge Middle School is getting a new principal, as the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education unanimously approves James Rainey Jr. for the job. Rainey, who…

Shelton State receives $5k donation from fraternity

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick The members of the Alpha Tau chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. donated $5,000 to Shelton State Community College on Tuesday, May 24, to benefit the college's HBCU designation. Inspired by the…

Here's how to safely enjoy splash pads this summer

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick This week is Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, an annual initiative of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hosted by the Alabama Department of Public Health. The designation is focused on ensuring…

Pedestrian dead in Marengo County crash early Wednesday

A single-vehicle crash involving a pedestrian early this morning in Marengo County has claimed the life of a man from Gallion. The wreck happened on Alabama Highway 25 near the 33-mile marker, about 5 miles south of Faunsdale. Willie J.…

Three Tuscaloosa City Schools get national honor

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Last week, three Tuscaloosa City schools received the honor of 2022 National School of Character, joining a class of 52 winners across the country. Students and faculty of Tuscaloosa Magnet Schools - Elementary,…

Shelton scholarship to help fill underrepresented programs

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Shelton State Community College has reopened a scholarship application last week for students pursuing careers in which their gender is underrepresented. Applications for the Perkins Scholarship will be accepted through June 10. Students…

Fraternity donates $5k to Stillman College program

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick The Alpha Tau chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. donated $5,000 to Stillman College on Friday, May 20, to benefit the Black Male Initiative, a campus-wide service and leadership organization. The Black…

Walker County superintendent hangs on to seat in primary

Walker County Schools Superintendent Dennis Ray Willingham is avoiding a runoff among a crowded field in the Republican primary May 24. Willingham garnered 53.7% of the vote. His competitors included: Christopher Lee McCullar, the current career and technical education director…

Hamilton wins Hale County Sheriff primary race

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick In the Hale County Sheriff Primary Election, Michael Hamilton defeated Willie J. Bryant with 53.53% or 1,273 votes. Hamilton, the current City of Greensboro chief of police, will represent the Democratic ticket in…

Here's how Greene County voted in the Primary Election

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Jas Orr Jonathan “Joe” Benison has won the Democratic Primary for Greene County Sheriff. He will be uncontested in the general election.  As the current Greene County Sheriff, Benison has been in office since 2010.…

Here are the Fayette County Primary results

Byron Yerby won the Republican Primary for Fayette County Sheriff. He will run uncontested in the general election. Yerby is currently serving as Sheriff of Fayette County.  Jim Burkhalter and Steve Sawyer will face off in a runoff election June…

ALEA wants you to have a safe, fun Memorial Day

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency will kick-off "101 Days of Safety" beginning this Friday, May 27 and ending on Labor Day, Sept. 5. According to a statement released Monday, the summer-long program will…

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