Latest Tuscaloosa News

2 workers injured at Bryant-Denny Stadium

Jan. 26, 2020 12:23 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Two construction workers, participating in the renovation of Bryant-Denny Stadium at the University of Alabama, were injured Saturday when beams fell on a piece of equipment they were operating. Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue spokeswoman Holly Whigham told news outlets that the workers...

Tuscaloosa seeks study on possible conference center

Jan. 26, 2020 10:38 AM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A consulting firm will help Tuscaloosa officials decide whether the city can support a new conference center or athletics venue. Pending an expected vote by the City Council, C.H. Johnson Consulting of Chicago will lead the research. The Tuscaloosa News reports that the firm will...

Petty leads balanced attack as Alabama tops Mississippi St.

Jan. 8, 2020 10:14 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — John Petty Jr. scored 18 points with four 3-pointers and Alabama beat Mississippi State 90-69 in Tuscaloosa on Wednesday night. The Crimson Tide scored 90 or more points for the fifth straight game, and the Mississippi State offense couldn’t keep up with the Tide's hot...

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa announces his intentions to declare for the 2020 NFL football draft, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa says he is entering 2020 NFL draft

Jan. 6, 2020 3:40 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa put an end to the initial question about his future, announcing Monday that he is entering the NFL draft and closing the book on a college career that began with a splash and ended with a devastating injury. Now the questions will be about where...

Litter bugs doing dirty deeds, not done dirt cheap

Jan. 4, 2020 10:48 AM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama litter crews gathered more than 113 tons of roadside litter in the Tuscaloosa area in 2019, officials announced recently. If the litter were measured in plastic bottles, it would stretch from Tuscaloosa to Dallas “with a few miles to spare,” said John...

Police: Alabama man kills ex-girlfriend after break-up

Jan. 3, 2020 1:11 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man is in custody, accused in the fatal shooting of his ex-girlfriend, a U.S. Navy veteran who had recently ended her relationship with him. Carla Fluker Mack, 49, was shot and killed at her home in Lake View, Alabama, on New Year’s Day. Family members told police...

Nearly $100M wood pellet factory planned in west Alabama

Dec. 28, 2019 12:21 PM EST

DEMOPOLIS, Ala. (AP) — A nearly $100 million factory to produce wood pellets is planned in west Alabama, where a similar large project was announced recently. The Tuscaloosa-based Westervelt Co. is partnering with Canadian Pinnacle Renewable Energy to build a facility in the Marengo County city of...

Five Alabama construction workers hurt after floor collapse

Dec. 26, 2019 6:39 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Firefighters rescued five construction workers who fell during a floor collapse at a work site near the University of Alabama campus Thursday. The workers were on the ground floor level at a site near Tutwiler Hall when the collapse occurred around 9 a.m., Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue...

Alabama breezes to 92-72 victory over Belmont

Dec. 21, 2019 7:06 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Belmont coach Casey Alexander had done no shortage of homework and video study before his team’s date with Alabama. What he saw in person on Saturday was even more impressive than what he’d seen on-screen. “I feel like it was as complete a game as they’ve...

Carl Estes searches for books and other items from his church on County Road 911 that was completely destroyed by a tornado in Guntown, Miss., Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. (Thomas Wells/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP)

3 dead as suspected twisters, other storms batter the South

Dec. 17, 2019 9:03 AM EST

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Three people are confirmed dead and a dozen more injured as a powerful storm front packing suspected tornadoes smashed into buildings, downed trees and left a trail of destruction around the Deep South on Monday, authorities said. One person was reported killed in a suspected tornado...