Tuscaloosa County, AL

Multi-vehicle accident blocks part of I59 in Tuscaloosa County

TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, Ala. — A multi-vehicle accident partially blocks part of I59 in Tuscaloosa County Wednesday morning. The accident was reported at 7:40 a.m. ALEA Troopers said the northbound lanes are partially blocked near mile marker 78. Motorists are urged to avoid the area and seek alternate routes.
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Multiple student vehicles catch fire at Hillcrest High School

An investigation is underway after multiple vehicles caught fire at a Tuscaloosa County high school. Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue responded just before 10:30 a.m. to Hillcrest High School. Fire spokeswoman Holly Whigham said Englewood Hulls Volunteer Fire Department was already on the scene and the fire was quickly extinguished. There...
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Man arrested in connection to Tuscaloosa gas station shooting

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) - One man is in custody and police are searching for another following a gas station shooting yesterday afternoon in Tuscaloosa. It happened around 4:50 p.m. Police responded to reports of the shooting at 2000 block of East Skyland Blvd. Upon arrival they located a person who...

Missing Chicago teenager found at Tuscaloosa hotel, Michigan man arrested

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A Michigan man is behind bars in Alabama and a missing Chicago teenager is returning home after a group of hotel employees contacted police about suspicious behavior during a check-in last week. The West Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force said the Tuscaloosa Police Department received a...

Dave Van Horn to miss Arkansas' opening game at SEC Tournament

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) — Dave Van Horn will miss Arkansas' opening game at the SEC Tournament in Hoover, Ala. due to an undisclosed illness, the Arkansas Athletics Department announced less than an hour before first pitch. "He is not feeling well, but is resting comfortably," according to a...

Tuscaloosa County Commission approves one-time bonus for retirees

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) - The Tuscaloosa County Commission voted in favor of paying $172,500 in retirement bonuses to former county employees. The money will come from Tuscaloosa County’s general fund. Tuscaloosa County Probate Judge Rob Robertson says the Alabama state legislature allowed for one-time bonuses for some county employees during the last legislative session. More than 320 Tuscaloosa County employees are eligible to get the one-time bonus. That includes a mix of state employees under Tuscaloosa County’s retirement system and others who worked under the county commission.

Tuscaloosa County OKs one-time bonus for retired employees

Recently, the Tuscaloosa County Commission approved nearly $200,000 for a one-time bonus for those within the county’s retirement system. Tuscaloosa County Probate Judge Rob Robertson said $172,500 from the county’s general fund budget will go toward these employees. “They have given a lot of service to this community,”...

West Alabama Food Bank seeks funding to move to new location

TUSCALOOSA CO., Ala. (WBRC) - The West Alabama Food Bank will move from Northport to Tuscaloosa. The agency’s executive director said they have already signed a deal to move into the Pepsi Buffalo Rock building off Highway 69 South in Tuscaloosa. That deal was finalized in February, but it...

Statewide races fill up Tuesday's primary ballot in Tuscaloosa County

Tuesday marks the Republican and Democratic primaries for this year’s general election in Alabama, and Tuscaloosa County voters will be called upon to settle some statewide races. The Alabama House of Representatives District 61 seat is expected to be settled on Tuesday between retired Northport police captain Ron Bolton and media broadcaster Kimberly...

Michigan man arrested for human trafficking, Tuscaloosa PD thanks hotel employees for finding missing Chicago teen

From The Tribune staff reports TUSCALOOSA — A Michigan man was arrested for human trafficking, and the Tuscaloosa Police Department (TPD) thanks hotel employees for finding a missing Chicago teen on Thursday, May 19. “A missing teenager from Chicago was found in Tuscaloosa Thursday thanks to a group of vigilant hotel employees who contacted police,” […]