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🚧 Traffic Alert: Crash on AL 171 in Northport - Caution Advised
The time displayed is local to the original 511 traffic site in Alabama. A recent traffic accident has been reported on AL 171 in the vicinity of Montgomery Farms, Northport, AL. The crash is currently blocking the right shoulder of the roadway, and local authorities are advising motorists to exercise caution when traveling through this area. Please be prepared for potential delays and consider using alternative routes if available. The safety of all travelers is paramount, and updates will be provided as the situation progresses. Drivers are urged to remain vigilant to avoid any additional incidents.
Man killed in Tuscaloosa tractor-trailer fire
TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — A 47-year-old man was killed after his tractor-trailer caught fire early Tuesday morning. Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue said the tractor-trailer fire started shortly after 3 a.m. behind the TA Travel Center on Buttermilk Road in Tuscaloosa. The driver, who was inside the vehicle at the time, was killed in the […]
Dabo Swinney Has Message For Everyone About The Alabama Job
When Nick Saban suddenly retired from the University of Alabama, Dabo Swinney's name was one of the first to come up among a long list of prospective candidates. And although the Tigers coach confirmed he spoke with Saban after his announcement, Swinney says he's happy right where he is at Clemson. ...
Kalen DeBoer Overturning Longtime Alabama Rule Held Under Nick Saban
A new era in Tuscaloosa.
Tuscaloosa Weighing Whether to Rename Street for Beloved Community Doctor
Elected officials in Tuscaloosa are weighing whether to rename part of a city street in honor of a beloved community doctor who transformed the area of town where he set up shop 25 years ago. In a Tuesday afternoon meeting of the Tuscaloosa City Council's Public Safety Committee, council president...
Tuscaloosa Co. Sheriff’s Office searching for 63-year-old missing man
TUSCSALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) - The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a 63-year-old man. TCSO says Steven Francis Cierocke is described as white male with a white beard and tattoos on both arms. When he was last seen Feb. 25 around 5:30 p.m....
Fire Destroys General Store In Alabama’s Historic Tannehill State Park
A morning fire at West Alabama's Tannehill State Park has destroyed the general store there. The large, 2,000-acre park prominently features lovingly preserved buildings and the remains of the Tannehill Ironworks, which supplied iron for the Confederacy during the Civil War. It is about 30 miles east of Tuscaloosa, spreads...
A Toast to Tuscaloosa: The 5 Pubs Defining the City's Pub Scene
This article presents a tour of five notable pubs in Tuscaloosa. Have you had the chance to visit any of them yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
College Football Analyst Predicts Alabama's W-L Record In 2024
The name at the top may have changed, but expectations remain as high as ever in Tuscaloosa this year. For the first time since 2006, the Alabama Crimson Tide football program will be coached by someone other than Nick Saban. Former Washington head coach Kalen DeBoer is taking over after a ...
Weather Update: Gusty Winds, Heavy Rain for Portions of Alabama
According to James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist for today, “Thunderstorms continue to move across North Alabama in advance of a cold front… they are producing gusty winds and brief heavy rain, but they are generally under severe limits.”. Here are some areas of...
Alabama's SEC record-tying win over Ole Miss sets up huge showdown
Alabama tied a long-standing SEC record on Wednesday night as it moved into a tie for first with Tennessee ahead of the teams' massive showdown on Saturday in Tuscaloosa.The Tide defeated Ole Miss 103-88, their ninth 100-point game of the season, tying 1995-96 Kentucky for most in SEC history. #Alabama just tied the ‘95-‘96 Kentucky Wildcats for 1st in SEC history with nine 100 point games in a single season after winning 103-88 at Ole Miss tonight. The Crimson Tide play a huge game for sec championship aspirations next versus Tennessee. pic.twitter.com/H9d7vJ9XLn— Alex Boothe (@AlexBootheTV) February 29, 2024 Senior guard Mark Sears...
Get Creative at 'Purple Tulips $30' Paint Night in Tuscaloosa!
🎨 Unleash your inner artist and add a splash of color to your social calendar! The Canvas and Crafts Studio in Tuscaloosa is rolling out the purple carpet for an evening of creativity and fun with their "Purple Tulips $30" event.
Alabama Softball Postponed
Team 28 will have to wait another day to return to the diamond, as inclement weather is delaying their Wednesday night game. The Crimson Tide were set to hit the road to take on Jacksonville State on Wednesday, February 28 at 5:00 p.m. CT. Those plans have changed due to inclement weather.
What top 2026 in-state prospect Caleb Holt said about his recruiting at AHSAA Final Four
BIRMINGHAM — Alabama basketball will be getting a visit from one of the top players in the state when they host Tennessee basketball on Saturday. After dominating the AHSAA Final Four Class 6A boys semifinal, Buckhorn's Caleb Holt told the Tuscaloosa News he plans on being in Tuscaloosa when the Crimson Tide takes on the Volunteers. Holt, a 2026 prospect, gave a short update on where his recruiting stands as the end of his sophomore season nears.
Rally held at UA to protest bill targeting DEI programs
A rally was held on campus at the University of Alabama to protest Senate Bill 129. It's a bill that targets diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs at state agencies, public schools, and college and universities. Organizers said around 120 students attended the demonstration. Together, the students had one message...
High Winds Prompt Nighttime Repairs by Alabama Power Linemen in West Alabama
• High winds ranging from 36 to 41 miles per hour have kept Alabama Power linemen, including veteran lineman Stanley ‘Buck’ Buchanon, busy with repairs in West Alabama. • The linemen have been responding to emergencies, such as repairing or replacing fallen poles in Tuscaloosa County, caused by the winds knocking down heavy limbs or trees.
Alabama Black History Maker Empowers Teachers and Students
Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa, 92.9 WTUG, Praise 93.3, 105.1 The Block, and the Tuscaloosa Thread are proud to present the 2024 Black History Makers of Alabama. Yellowhammer State is filled with great African American leaders from the past, present, and future. We thank our West Alabama community partners, the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, Delta Phi Lambda Chapter, and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Eta Xi Omega Chapter, for their continued support.
Concerned Northport, Alabama Citizen Has A Message for Jeff Hogg
Concerned Northport citizen Jack Roberts told the Steve & DC Morning Show on 953 The Bear why he is opposed to the University Beach Water Park in Northport. He bottom lined his opposition by saying Northport has to decide what kind of town it wants to be. A passionate Jack...
Update: Be prepared for strong thunderstorms in West Central Alabama Wednesday afternoon
The National Weather Service issued an updated report at 11:58 a.m. on Wednesday for strong thunderstorms until 1 p.m. for Tuscaloosa, Hale and Bibb counties. Residents can expect wind gusts of up to 50 mph. "At 11:58 a.m., Doppler radar tracked strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Bull...
Popular Crimson Tide-themed restaurant opening second location in Tuscaloosa
Rama Jama’s will open a second location in Tuscaloosa. “We are so excited to announce that we will now be the home of the second location of Rama Jama’s!” The Venue announced on Facebook. “The menu will be limited but will sure to have all of your favorites. Coming March 2024. More info to come!”