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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…

Proposed amendment would boost Alabama's state parks

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Gracie Johnson The Alabama State Primary Election Ballot includes one amendment to the state constitution that would help Alabama's 21 state parks. Statewide Amendment 1 aims to provide up to $85 million in municipal bonds…

Absentee ballot applications due Thursday

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Today is the last day absentee ballot applications can be returned by hand ahead of the primary election on Tuesday, May 24. Tuscaloosa County Circuit Clerk and…

Shelton State offering new scholarship for Fall 2022

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Shelton State Community College is now accepting applications for a new scholarship for students entering the fall semester. The Collegiate 100 scholarship will waive tuition up to 16 hours in the fall 2022…

DCH Chief Operating Officer to resign in July

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick DCH Health System announced Wednesday that Chief Operating Officer Paul Betz will resign on July 29. Betz decided to pursue other career opportunities after serving with hospital administration since February 2018. A statement…

Alabama voters gearing up for Senate primary

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby is retiring after 36 years in office, leaving his seat in Congress up for grabs in a primary election coming…

Grant going toward Walker County waterline repair

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick The state of Alabama is helping a Walker County company fix a water line that services more than 300 homes. The $273,000 Community Development Block Grant, awarded to the Copeland Ferry Pumpkin Center…

Shelton State salon offering free services to cancer survivors

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick The cosmetology salon at Shelton State Community College's Martin Campus is honoring cancer survivors with free haircuts, manicures and pedicures on Tuesday, June 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cutting Out Cancer:…

City economy to continue recovering this summer

During his annual revenue report to the Tuscaloosa City Council on May 10, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox said the city's economy has done an incredible job recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. But…

Stillman fraternity championed fatherhood at weekend conference

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Motivating fatherhood is important to the members of the Alpha Tau chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. The Stillman College chapter of the 111-year-old fraternal society held its first-annual Fatherhood Initiative on…

Study: Children, phones often battle for mom's gaze

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick A study conducted by the University of Alabama and the Alabama Women's Commission between 2019 and 2022 found smartphones are competing with children for their mother's attention. Surveys conducted with 100 mother-child pairs…

Greene County EMS on life support

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Asher Redd Greene County Emergency Medical Services is in dire need of financial help, but organization leaders say better days are ahead as long as the…

West AlabamaWorks program to give students summer job opportunities

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick West AlabamaWorks is launching a new program focused on getting students ages 14-18 summer work with area companies and businesses. The I.G.N.I.T.E. Student Employment Program will connect students and employers for "opportunities in…

Butler named next dean of Alabama communications college

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick The University of Alabama's College of Communication and Information Sciences has a new dean. This morning, UA officials announced Brian S. Butler will take over as the CCIS dean beginning July 1 as…

Job fair coming to Greene County Thursday

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick West AlabamaWorks will host a hiring event featuring more than 100 employers in Eutaw on Thursday, May 19, from 2 to 6 p.m. This free event aims to teach job seekers how to…

Alabama pediatricians warn against diluting baby formula

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick As parents across the state and country wonder how they will feed their small children with dwindling supplies of baby formula, Alabama pediatricians caution against diluting what formula they still have. President of…

Information wanted for review of 35 Southeastern species

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Alabamians are invited to provide information and comments on 35 endangered or threatened plant and animal species across the state for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's five-year status review. The organization needs…