Latest Tuscaloosa News

Ex-Alabama QB Jay Barker charged with domestic violence

Jan. 16, 2022 01:12 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Alabama quarterback Jay Barker, who is married to country music singer Sara Evans, was arrested Saturday on a felony domestic violence charge, Tennessee authorities said. Barker, 49, was booked into a Nashville county jail early Saturday morning,...

Coach Chameleon: Saban's greatness lies in his adaptability

Jan. 10, 2022 02:43 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nick Saban strolled off the plane in frigid Indianapolis with a look that got his players' attention. Somehow, the 70-year-old coach keeps finding ways to relate to guys young enough to be his grandchildren. This time, it was a leather bomber...

Mom, 8-year-old son, shooter dead in Alabama murder-suicide

Jan. 06, 2022 18:25 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman and her 8-year-old son were victims early Thursday of a double murder-suicide, authorities said. The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office responded at 3 a.m. to a shooting call at Hinton Place in Tuscaloosa. Once there, Capt. Jack Kennedy said...

Smart, Georgia trying to stop skid against Saban, Alabama

Jan. 04, 2022 15:17 PM EST

The Georgia Bulldogs aren't the only team having a tough time beating fellow Southeastern Conference powerhouse Alabama. They're just the only one that gets another shot in the season's biggest game. The No. 3 Bulldogs have the kind of talent-rich roster that appears...

‘Really good run’: Tuscaloosa pizzeria closes after 19 years

Jan. 02, 2022 00:29 AM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Eric Wyatt said the idea for Broadway Pizzeria took shape when he was working as a firefighter. “On my off-days from the fire department, I used to deliver pizza for Papa John’s on the side. And I just got this idea that I would try my hand at the pizza...

How the COVID-19 pandemic changed lives across Alabama

Dec. 26, 2021 00:04 AM EST

When Alabama reported its first confirmed case of coronavirus on March 13, 2020, no one knew what to expect. Gov. Kay Ivey swiftly declared a state of emergency and closed all schools for three weeks, but by the time those weeks were up, it was clear that the pandemic was just...

Looking back at December 2000 tornado that hit Tuscaloosa

Dec. 25, 2021 00:02 AM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — As news alerts spread earlier this month about a deadly series of tornadoes that tore through parts of Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas and Missouri, the reports sounded all too familiar to those in Tuscaloosa. Dec. 16 marked the 21st anniversary of a deadly...

2 one-time Alabama cops charged in sexual assault on woman

Dec. 23, 2021 08:04 AM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Two one-time members of an Alabama police department were charged with sex crimes in an alleged assault on a woman, news outlets reported. Former West Blocton Police Chief Brian Keith Whatley and Craig Baird Arnold, who served as a reserve officer with the...

House fire and explosion in west Alabama town leaves 1 dead

Dec. 14, 2021 08:27 AM EST

COTTONDALE, Ala. (AP) — A house fire and explosion has left one person dead in a west Alabama town. The explosion and fire in a home in Cottondale happened Monday, Al.com reported. Firefighters found heavy and smoke and fire at the home when they arrived, said Holly...

Former NFL player Glenn Foster dies after arrest in Alabama

Dec. 08, 2021 16:58 PM EST

REFORM, Ala. (AP) — Arrested for driving twice the speed limit through a rural Alabama community, former NFL player Glenn Foster Jr. wound up in a jail where he allegedly beat up another prisoner while trying to steal socks, authorities said. Foster showed signs of mental instability during a...