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Northport mobile home park prepares for severe weather

By WVUA 23 News Student Reporter Caleb Aguayo Some residents at the Hunter Creek Mobile Home Park in Northport were concerned for their homes ahead of Tuesday night's storms. In March, park residents were forced to evacuate due to flooding.…

Northport mayor helps hurricane Ian victims

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Daniel Tomas NORTHPORT -- Northport Mayor Bobby Herndon is serious about helping others. "I made a vow that if something nearby that was a disaster would happen, I would help," Herndon said. Now, Herndon…

PARA seeking Christmas parade marshal, participants

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Emilee Boster The Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority is seeking participants and grand marshal applications for the 46th annual West Alabama Christmas Parade, happening Dec. 5. This year's parade theme? A Retro Christmas.  Floats,…

Pumpkin spice is out, mushrooms are in

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Emilee Boster Small white mushrooms have sprouted up in Alabama just in time for September’s National Mushroom Month.  According to the American Mushroom Institute, mushroom farming and growing is prominent in the United States, supporting…

Area schools brace for upcoming milk shortage

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Elise Anzaldua TUSCALOOSA - Tuscaloosa City Schools is bracing for a milk shortage that will affect more than 100 other school districts in Alabama. The shortage is…

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…

Trucking company hiring at Jasper Career Center

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick The Jasper Career Center will host a job fair for Schneider on Friday, August 12. According to a press release, the 87-year-old trucking and freight company is offering job openings for truck drivers,…

Eli Gold 'sidelined' by health issues for the 2022 season

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Eli Gold will not lend his famous voice to the 2022 Crimson Tide football season due to health issues, Vice President and General Manager of Crimson Tide Sports Marketing Jim Carabin announced this…

Recalls announced for nutritional drink, sunscreen products

Two companies are recalling a number of their nutritional, beverage and skincare products after potential contamination and cancer risks. Food service company Lyons Magnus is working with the Food and Drug Administration to recall 53 nationally-distributed products for potential contamination.…

National water partnership to help Greene, Lowndes counties

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Two Alabama counties will receive resource assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency for better wastewater management. According to a press release, Greene and Lowndes counties are among…

ARP Funds to help Bevill State students

By WVUA23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Money provided by the American Rescue Plan will serve as financial aid for Bevill State Community College students. According to a Wednesday morning press release, the two-year college will direct these funds for "any…

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…

Eight tapped into Alabama Business Hall of Fame class of '22

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick The University of Alabama announced the latest class of inductees for its Alabama Business Hall of Fame. Walter Batson, Jr. (Huntsville), F. Dixon Brooke, Jr. (Birmingham), Ronald G. Bruno (Vestavia Hills), Grayson Hall…

Pickens County Schools hosting back to school rally

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick With five days left before school starts, Pickens County Schools will host a back-to-school rally tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 3 with a keynote speaker and resources to start the year right. The "Just Be"…

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…