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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…

Your Personal Best: Side leg lift

As we get older, it's so important to strengthen our leg muscles, especially the lower extremities. This simple exercise can help you do just that, and all you need to do…

Milo's Hamburgers treats Englewood Elementary standouts

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Jas Orr For six students and one faculty member at Englewood Elementary School, Tuesday’s lunch will be extra special courtesy Milo’s Hamburgers and the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama’s Adopt-a-School program.  Each month, third,…

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…

Blood donors needed in Tuscaloosa, beyond

By WVUA 23 News Student Reporter Gracie Johnson West Alabama needs more blood, and DCH Health System is encouraging anyone who's capable to donate. On Friday, DCH Director of Clinical…

3 more Alabama counties eligible for FEMA aid for storms

The Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - More Alabama counties are now eligible for federal help after last week’s storms and tornadoes. Emergency Management Agency Director Ernie Baggott said Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance in the designated disaster area will…

Ouch: Gas prices rise 16.1 cents in Alabama

Average gasoline prices in Alabama rose a whopping 16.1 cents per gallon over the past week, up to an average of $3.16 a gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy‘s survey of 3,348 gas stations in Alabama. Prices in Alabama are 41.4…

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…

Brookwood High breaks ground on new stadium

Brookwood High School is one step closer to its new, upgraded athletics facility, as school and city leaders hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday. In September, Brookwood High received $18.2 million…

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…

Alabama football hosts disaster relief drive

By WVUA 23 News Student Reporter Savannah Denton TUSCALOOSA-- The University of Alabama football team hosted a relief drive to support those affected by the tornadoes that swept through Alabama…

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