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Digital Dice: How Dungeons & Dragons exploded online

By WVUA23 Digital Reporter Jas Orr The classic roleplaying game Dungeons & Dragons has taken on new life in online spaces following the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns.  Compared to video games, D&D is deceptively simple. All it takes is…

39-year-old dead in Marion County car crash

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick A 39-year-old man is dead in the wake of a single-vehicle crash Monday afternoon. Johnathan W. Bailey of Red Bay was killed after his pickup left Interstate 22 near the 24-mile marker in…

Alabama campus roads closing for construction

By WVUA 23 Digital News Reporter Kyle Hamrick Several construction projects planned for this summer across the University of Alabama campus are causing some roads and parking areas to be fully or partially closed. Starting Monday, May 9, the following…

Cross-country and golf coming to Shelton State this fall

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Tuscaloosa, Alabama - Shelton State Community College Athletics is adding men's and women's cross-country and golf teams to its fall 2022 lineup. "We are very excited about expanding our department to include these…

Ivey visits Pickens, Greene counties Tuesday

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey visited Pickens and Greene counties Tuesday, highlighting some of Alabama's best outdoor resources. Ivey started her day at Cooper Marine and Timberlands in Pickens County.…

Husband, wife dead after apparent murder-suicide in Moundville

A husband and wife are dead after what investigators are calling an apparent murder-suicide in Moundville. Investigators responded to the 1400 block of county road 46 Friday just before 11 p.m. on reports of gunshots. Once there, they found 47-year-old…

Tuscaloosa man facing theft charges in wake of police chase

A 23-year-old man from Tuscaloosa is facing charges after being accused of stealing a vehicle and leading Tuscaloosa Police on a chase that ended in Greene County. According to the Tuscaloosa Police Department, a victim called police and reported his…

Now-empty Tutwiler dorm coming down on July 4

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Mikayla Mosteller Fireworks will not be the only boom taking place July 4 in Tuscaloosa as the University of Alabama's longstanding Tutwiler Hall is finally coming down. The all-women's dorm located on Paul W. Bryant…

Man facing robbery charges after morning vehicle thefts

A 39-year-old man is facing robbery charges and is accused of stealing two vehicles early this morning -- one at gunpoint. The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office said they got the first stolen vehicle call around 8 a.m. from the 3900…

Update: 5 shot at Hay Court Monday night

The Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit is investigating after five people were shot at Hay Court apartments in West Tuscaloosa Monday night. One victim is critical and four have non life-threatening injuries, but all are expected to recover, said VCU Capt.…

Gas prices heading back up in Alabama

The average for gas in Alabama has risen almost 19 cents a gallon over the past week, bringing the average price to $4.02 a gallon. Local resident Patsy Edwards said the hike is alarming. “It seems to be going up…

2-vehicle crash kills man from Tuscaloosa Sunday

A man from Tuscaloosa died late Sunday in the wake of a Shelby County wreck. The two-vehicle crash happened around 11:40 p.m. on Shelby County 52, about a mile west of Helena in Shelby County. William D. Symington, 27, was…

Alabama hosting dozens youth summer events, camps

Looking for a place where your children can have plenty of summer fun? The University of Alabama is once again offering a plethora of youth camps in and around campus throughout the summer. Music lovers have options including Marching Percussion…

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