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Fathers in the Park event happening this weekend

Tuscaloosa's One Place is celebrating local families this weekend with its Fathers in the Park event, back after a three-year hiatus. The event, happening Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Annette Shelby Park on 15th Street, features bounce…

Mule Day returns to Gordo this weekend

Mule Day and Chickenfest is back in downtown Gordo this weekend, offering family-friendly fun, shopping from local makers and plenty of Southern charm. The event is happening Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2…

Midwives share knowledge at weekend conference

After midwifery became licensable in Alabama in 2019, the number of midwives and those who rely on them has grown. To that end, Tuscaloosa played host over the weekend to the Alabama Black Midwives…

Live music, local vendors coming to Midtown Village

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Midtown Village shopping center is hosting a fun-filled afternoon featuring local businesses and music June 11. The Summer Edit, happening 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature live music and local pop-ups, with…

Greene County ambulance service up against major budget issues

Greene County Emergency Medical Services, which provides ambulance services throughout the county, will soon be facing a major crisis if things don't change. As first reported by the Greene County Democrat, the GEMS Board of Directors learned of the difficulties…

Brookwood celebrates becoming a city

The town of Brookwood is all grown up. In fact, it's no longer a town. It's officially a city. On Saturday, the city celebrated that fact with a concert and plenty of…

Graduation weekend a boon for local businesses

With the University of Alabama’s spring 2022 graduation over the weekend, Tuscaloosa and surrounding areas were filled to the brim with visitors celebrating monumental achievements. Not to mention several UA sporting events,…

3 escape from house fire early Tuesday

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Elise Anzaldua A family of three escaped an early morning fire at their home Tuesday in the Northwood Lake subdivision in Northport. Investigators said they believe…

Young fishing fantatics wanted for B.A.S.S. Nation teams

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Sierra Fletcher Want to reel your kids into something fun and exciting this year? The Tuscaloosa B.A.S.S Nation is looking for new members, from children to college-aged. B.A.S.S Nation is a high school and youth…

Sokol Park lighting upgrade is on the way

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Valarie Bracken Sokol Park's North and South fields are getting closer to lighting up the night on game days thanks to a new lighting system…

Know a Pillar of West Alabama? Submit your nominations now

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller The Community Foundation of West Alabama is seeking nominations for the 2022  Pillars of West Alabama awards. This program began in 2004 and recognizes individuals for their impact and influence across West Alabama.…