Latest Tuscaloosa News

Ticket limits jeopardize fan's 605-game attendance streak

Sep. 26, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Superfan Tommy Ray has attended 605 consecutive University of Alabama football games, rolling up 48 complete seasons dating back to 1972, including away games, playoffs and bowls. In this pandemic year, though, Ray’s streak has fallen into serious jeopardy. As of this week,...

Dog thrives in new home, 6 months after being shot

Sep. 20, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — It was just six months ago when a Koffman Loop Road resident returned home and found a dog, now known as Remi, with a severe gunshot wound to her face. Remi was shot in the left cheek and she required two separate surgeries. Her throat and mouth were swollen, and she was given a...

University of Alabama to consider removing Confederate name

Sep. 17, 2020 10:05 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — University of Alabama trustees are expected to vote on a proposal to change the name of a building on the Tuscaloosa campus that is currently named after a Confederate general. The agenda for the trustees’ meeting on Thursday includes consideration of a resolution amending...

Training program in Tuscaloosa aims to help trade workers

Sep. 12, 2020 12:25 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Aspiring plumbers, electricians and other trade workers will get a chance to advance their skills under a new apprenticeship program launched in Tuscaloosa. The program by the nonprofit group Skilled Trades of West Alabama will hold an orientation session Monday for its first class...

Alabama college students sanctioned for COVID violations

Sep. 10, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — More than 600 students at the University of Alabama have been sanctioned — including 33 who were effectively suspended — for violating rules intended to curb the spread of COVID-19 cases on campus, a school spokesman said Thursday. The university had issued 639...

FILE - In this April 6, 2000 file photo, space shuttle Atlantis mission commander James Halsell Jr. speaks to reporters at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. A Tuscaloosa County judge ruled Alabama prosecutors can use evidence collected by police after the former NASA astronaut crashed into another car while driving on a rural road more than four years ago, killing two girls.  (AP Photo/Peter Cosgrove, File)

Judge OKs evidence in deadly crash involving ex-astronaut

Sep. 9, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama prosecutors can use evidence collected by police after a former NASA astronaut crashed into another car while driving on a rural road more than four years ago, killing two girls, a judge ruled. Jurors can hear that one-time space shuttle pilot James Halsell told police about...

Tuscaloosa allowing bars to reopen after pandemic shutdown

Sep. 8, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The city of Tuscaloosa eased pandemic restrictions and began allowing bars to reopen with limits Tuesday, days after the University of Alabama reported nearly 850 new cases of the coronavirus, which has affected more than 2,000 students at the school. The change followed complaints...

Workers to replace faulty arch on new interstate bridge

Sep. 8, 2020 8:43 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Workers must replace a faulty arch on a new interstate bridge that is meant to be a gateway into Tuscaloosa, delaying the project by months. A metal arch that was erected on the eastbound side of a new Interstate 20/59 bridge over McFarland Boulevard was twisted, The Tuscaloosa News...

Business added to the National Registry of Historic Places

Sep. 6, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Once upon a time in Tuscaloosa, only one business in town had air conditioning. A sign in the window showed a polar bear sitting on a block of ice with words that said, “Come on in. It’s COOL inside.” Today that building is on the National Registry of Historic...

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 202, file photo, a woman wears a mask as she walks on campus at San Diego State University in San Diego. San Diego State University on Wednesday halted in-person classes for a month after dozens of students were infected with the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Colleges using COVID dorms, quarantines to keep virus at bay

Sep. 5, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — With the coronavirus spreading through colleges at alarming rates, universities are scrambling to find quarantine locations in dormitory buildings and off-campus properties to isolate the thousands of students who have caught COVID-19 or been exposed to it. Sacred Heart University has...