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School Bus Safety Week

By: WVUA23 Student Reporter Jeremiah Hatcher TUSCALOOSA - It's the third week of October, so it's time for School Bus Safety Week. Students, parents, and motorists all learn the importance…

Traveling for Labor Day? Don't forget safety first

Labor Day is around the corner, and that means everyone is making their last summer weekend plans before fall sets in. The Alabama Department of Transportation and Alabama Law Enforcement Agency are each planning on ensuring travelers get where they're…

ALEA releases 'ABCs of back-to-school safety'

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick With bright yellow school buses and recently-licensed drivers joining the morning rush across Alabama next week, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reminds parents and students of "the ABCs of back-to-school-safety." "Every driver can…

ALEA increasing enforcement for SafeDRIVE program

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency joined SafeDRIVE today, a national initiative to correct bad driving habits, and will do so again in October and November. Standing for Distracted Reckless Impaired Visibility Enforcement, ALEA…

Man identified in Lake Lurleen drowning

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Asher Redd Alabama State Troopers are investigating a drowning death in Northwestern Tuscaloosa County at Lake Lurleen State Park. Officers with the Alabama Law Enforcement…

ALEA investigating eight traffic fatalities over July 4 weekend

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is investigating eight traffic fatalities and eight boating crashes that occurred over the July 4 holiday weekend, between midnight Friday, July 1 and midnight Monday, July 4. The…

Two dead in Sunday car crash

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Two people died this Sunday in a two-vehicle crash that occurred south of Brookwood in Tuscaloosa County. According to a press release from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, 25-year-old Woodstock native Chance Mizzell…

ALEA releases Memorial Day deaths, rescues

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Seven people died across the state this Memorial Day Weekend in traffic and marine-related events, according to a Wednesday release from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. Troopers investigated the deaths of three drivers…

Shelby County car crash kills man on Memorial Day

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick A 41-year-old man is dead after a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 280 west of Chelsea in Shelby County. Stephen D. Dixon was driving a 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe when Steve Drakeford, 55,…

Man, 60, drowned in Smith Lake on Memorial Day

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick A 60-year-old man from Cullman died Monday afternoon on Smith Lake near Miller's Flats. Frankie D. Cruce drowned after attempting to retrieve a canopy that fell from his boat into the water, according…

"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…

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…

ALEA: Drive safe this spring

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is kicking off its second annual Think Smart Before You Start spring safety campaign to prepare families and students for travel-focused events at the end of the school…

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency participates in safety initiative

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is partnering with law enforcement officers in neighboring states to conduct quarterly highway traffic enforcement periods as a part of a national safety initiative called SafeDRIVE. SafeDRIVE aims…