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State troopers: 2 wrecks on I-59 North; 1 person killed

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Alabama State Troopers are investigating two accidents Thursday on Interstate 59 North, one of which claimed a life, Sgt. Steve Jarrett said.

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Tuscaloosa man, 21, charged in accidental shooting of his teen brother

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A 21-year-old man has been charged in connection with the accidental shooting of his brother in Tuscaloosa earlier this month, the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office said.

Tuscaloosa changes ordinance on ticket scalping Video included

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The city council in Tuscaloosa has approved an amendment to the municipal ordinance that now requires all members of a ticket reselling business to be licensed by the city.

Forkland mayor surrenders to authorities, charged with felony theft of property Video included

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The mayor of Forkland surrendered to the authorities Wednesday to face charges related to the theft of money from the city.

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  • Warrants issued to arrest Forkland mayor

    Warrants issued to arrest Forkland mayor

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:46:27 GMT

    Warrants allege: Theft of Property & Tampering Govt Records

    Warrants allege: Theft of Property & Tampering Govt Records

  • Elderly Tuscaloosa man charged with sexual abuse of 18-year-old woman

    Elderly Tuscaloosa man charged with sexual abuse of 18-year-old woman

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:07:42 GMT
    Tuscaloosa man, 77, charged with sexual abuse of an 18-year-old woman.
    Tuscaloosa man, 77, charged with sexual abuse of an 18-year-old woman.
  • Murder Victim's Aunt Speaks to ABC 3340

    Murder Victim's Aunt Speaks to ABC 3340

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:02 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:02:31 GMT
    Tuscaloosa, Ala._The family of a 21-year-old man killed over the weekend outside a Tuscaloosa motel is talking to ABC 33/40. The aunt of Jamarcus Roberts believes her nephew was killed simply for 'taking up for another guy'.Simetra Bogan says the suspect didn't even know her nephew. Bogan was in bed, when she got the call her nephew had been shot outside a Motel 6 in Tuscaloosa early Sunday morning."He wasn't into no drugs. He wasn't into none of that," Bogan said.She says Jamarcus was getti...
    Tuscaloosa, Ala._The family of a 21-year-old man killed over the weekend outside a Tuscaloosa motel is talking to ABC 33/40. The aunt of Jamarcus Roberts believes her nephew was killed simply for 'taking up for another guy'.Simetra Bogan says the suspect didn't even know her nephew. Bogan was in bed, when she got the call her nephew had been shot outside a Motel 6 in Tuscaloosa early Sunday morning."He wasn't into no drugs. He wasn't into none of that," Bogan said.She says Jamarcus was getti...
  • Tuscaloosa police on the look out for a murder suspect

    Tuscaloosa police on the look out for a murder suspect

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:21:54 GMT
    At approximately1:40 am this morning Tuscaloosa Police responded to a reported shooting in the 4700 block of East McFarland Blvd (Motel 6). When officers arrived, they found the victim, 21 year old Jamarcus Marquez Roberts in his vehicle. Roberts had crashed into the shrubs at the entrance to the motel parking lot. Roberts was treated at the scene and transported to DCH-ED, however he died from his injuries. The victim appears to have been shot one time in the chest. Investigators were able t...
    At approximately1:40 am this morning Tuscaloosa Police responded to a reported shooting in the 4700 block of East McFarland Blvd (Motel 6). When officers arrived, they found the victim, 21 year old Jamarcus Marquez Roberts in his vehicle. Roberts had crashed into the shrubs at the entrance to the motel parking lot. Roberts was treated at the scene and transported to DCH-ED, however he died from his injuries. The victim appears to have been shot one time in the chest. Investigators were able t...
  • Tuscaloosa Police investigating a murder on East McFarland Blvd.

    Tuscaloosa Police investigating a murder on East McFarland Blvd.

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:09:31 GMT
    Tuscaloosa Police are investigating a murder on East McFarland Blvd. at the Motel 6.  
    Tuscaloosa Police are investigating a murder on East McFarland Blvd. at the Motel 6.  
  • Statewide Veterans Reunion in Tuscaloosa

    Statewide Veterans Reunion in Tuscaloosa

    Friday, July 18 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-19 01:12:39 GMT
    The first annual Alabama All Veterans and Family Reunion will take place the weekend of September 26th-28th in Tuscaloosa. This event is an effort to showcase the appreciation and gratitude for Alabama Veterans and to provide educational and work resources for both veterans and their families.Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission, Director of Tourism Tina Jones said, "We look forward to welcoming all Alabama veterans and their families. We want our younger veterans to get to meet those who...
    The first annual Alabama All Veterans and Family Reunion will take place the weekend of September 26th-28th in Tuscaloosa. This event is an effort to showcase the appreciation and gratitude for Alabama Veterans and to provide educational and work resources for both veterans and their families.Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission, Director of Tourism Tina Jones said, "We look forward to welcoming all Alabama veterans and their families. We want our younger veterans to get to meet those who...
  • Diamonds fall in West Alabama yard

    Diamonds fall in West Alabama yard

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:41 PM EDT2014-07-18 23:41:05 GMT
    Diamond wedding rings found attached to deflated balloons in Marion County.
    Diamond wedding rings found attached to deflated balloons in Marion County.
  • Two year anniversary of CopperTop Bar Shooting

    Two year anniversary of CopperTop Bar Shooting

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:08:50 GMT

    Bruce Bankhead: shooting destroyed my life

    Bruce Bankhead: shooting destroyed my life

  • Reaction to coach Sarah Patterson stepping down

    Reaction to coach Sarah Patterson stepping down

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-07-15 22:04:18 GMT
    The last coach hired by Bear Bryant at the University of Alabama is stepping down. After 36 years, legendary gymnastics coach Sarah Patterson is leaving the only job she has ever had since graduating college. This decision is based on coach Patterson's health. In a statement released by the university earlier today, Patterson wrote that she will need surgery to replace both knees and that it will take at least a year for her to fully recover. Those who know her call Sarah Patterson a shinin...
    The last coach hired by Bear Bryant at the University of Alabama is stepping down. After 36 years, legendary gymnastics coach Sarah Patterson is leaving the only job she has ever had since graduating college. This decision is based on coach Patterson's health. In a statement released by the university earlier today, Patterson wrote that she will need surgery to replace both knees and that it will take at least a year for her to fully recover. Those who know her call Sarah Patterson a shinin...
  • 2 Tuscaloosa teens charged in armed-robbery at Moe's Southwest Grill

    2 Tuscaloosa teens charged in armed-robbery at Moe's Southwest Grill

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 3:08 PM EDT2014-07-15 19:08:52 GMT
    Two Tuscaloosa teenagers have been charged in connection with a robbery at a Moe's Southwestern Grill on Monday night, police said.
    Two Tuscaloosa teenagers have been charged in connection with a robbery at a Moe's Southwestern Grill on Monday night, police said.
  • Alabama gymnastics coach Sarah Patterson stepping down after 36 years

    Alabama gymnastics coach Sarah Patterson stepping down after 36 years

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-15 17:25:29 GMT
    Alabama gymnastics coach Sarah Patterson is stepping down after leading the Crimson Tide to six national titles in 36 seasons.
    Alabama gymnastics coach Sarah Patterson is stepping down after leading the Crimson Tide to six national titles in 36 seasons.
  • 3 children in Greensboro escape mobile home fire that claimed their mother's life

    3 children in Greensboro escape mobile home fire that claimed their mother's life

    Monday, July 14 2014 10:57 PM EDT2014-07-15 02:57:21 GMT
    Three children are without their mom tonight after an early morning fire in Greensboro destroyed the family's mobile home. 
    Three children are without their mom tonight after an early morning fire in Greensboro destroyed the family's mobile home. 
  • Girlfriend's son arrested in Tuscaloosa shooting

    Girlfriend's son arrested in Tuscaloosa shooting

    Monday, July 14 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-07-14 22:35:31 GMT
    Police:  victim shot while trying to break up a fight between his mother and her boyfriend.
    Police:  victim shot while trying to break up a fight between his mother and her boyfriend.
  • Bama football player arrested for DUI

    Bama football player arrested for DUI

    Sunday, July 13 2014 2:17 PM EDT2014-07-13 18:17:08 GMT
    A 21 year old man apparently didn't see another car backing out of parking space as he backed out of his space. He also didn't see a Tuscaloosa police office who happened to see the accident. 21 year old Jarran Kentrel Reed collided with the other car but then drove off towards the exit of the parking lot. Officers stopped Reed and immediately smelled the odor of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle. After a field sobriety test officers placed Reed under arrest for driving under the influen...
    A 21 year old man apparently didn't see another car backing out of parking space as he backed out of his space. He also didn't see a Tuscaloosa police office who happened to see the accident. 21 year old Jarran Kentrel Reed collided with the other car but then drove off towards the exit of the parking lot. Officers stopped Reed and immediately smelled the odor of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle. After a field sobriety test officers placed Reed under arrest for driving under the influen...
  • Tuscaloosa shooting leaves a man in critical condition

    Tuscaloosa shooting leaves a man in critical condition

    Sunday, July 13 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-07-13 17:06:37 GMT
    Last night around 10:00 p.m. police were called to the 5700 block of Clearview Hills Drive on a shooting. Investigators arriving at the address found that the victim, a 27 year old male, had been transported to DCH Tuscaloosa, with multiple gunshot wounds. He is in critical condition at this time.Based on physical evidence and witness accounts, investigators believe the incident involves the victim and the 24 year old son of the victim’s girlfriend. It appears the 2 men became involved in an ...
    Last night around 10:00 p.m. police were called to the 5700 block of Clearview Hills Drive on a shooting. Investigators arriving at the address found that the victim, a 27 year old male, had been transported to DCH Tuscaloosa, with multiple gunshot wounds. He is in critical condition at this time.Based on physical evidence and witness accounts, investigators believe the incident involves the victim and the 24 year old son of the victim’s girlfriend. It appears the 2 men became involved in an ...
  • AJ McCarron and Katherine Webb tie the knot at wedding in Orange Beach

    AJ McCarron and Katherine Webb tie the knot at wedding in Orange Beach

    Saturday, July 12 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-07-13 02:37:14 GMT
    Well, it's official. AJ McCarron and Katherine Webb are husband and wife after being married in Orange Beach.
    Well, it's official. AJ McCarron and Katherine Webb are husband and wife after being married in Orange Beach.
  • Three people injured in accident on McFarland Blvd

    Three people injured in accident on McFarland Blvd

    Saturday, July 12 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-07-13 01:20:56 GMT
    Two trucks were involved in an accident at the intersection of McFarland Boulevard and highway 43. Three people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
    Two trucks were involved in an accident at the intersection of McFarland Boulevard and highway 43. Three people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
  • Justin Ross Harris' wife retains criminal defense attorney

    Justin Ross Harris' wife retains criminal defense attorney

    Friday, July 11 2014 9:04 PM EDT2014-07-12 01:04:24 GMT
    Atlanta attorney Lawrence Zimmerman said he now represents Leanna Harris. Her husband, Justin Ross Harris, faces murder and child cruelty charges in the June 18 death of their son, 22-month-old Cooper Harris.
    Atlanta attorney Lawrence Zimmerman said he now represents Leanna Harris. Her husband, Justin Ross Harris, faces murder and child cruelty charges in the June 18 death of their son, 22-month-old Cooper Harris.
  • Summer jobs programs teaches life lessons

    Summer jobs programs teaches life lessons

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-07-11 21:51:59 GMT
    Tuscaloosa's Hope Initiative summer jobs program was created to give young people experience and keep them off the streets. This isn't just about taking home a paycheck for the summer.
    Tuscaloosa's Hope Initiative summer jobs program was created to give young people experience and keep them off the streets. This isn't just about taking home a paycheck for the summer.
  • Robbery, kidnapping & shooting across counties

    Robbery, kidnapping & shooting across counties

    Friday, July 11 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-07-11 17:18:33 GMT
    A robbery, kidnapping and a shooting are all under investigation across sections of central Alabama. Tuscaloosa Police were called in Friday morning in reference to the robbery and kidnapping.
    A robbery, kidnapping and a shooting are all under investigation across sections of central Alabama. Tuscaloosa Police were called in Friday morning in reference to the robbery and kidnapping.
  • Funding site might steer more abortion patients to Tuscaloosa

    Funding site might steer more abortion patients to Tuscaloosa

    Thursday, July 10 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-07-11 00:35:35 GMT

    West Alabama Women's Center: online fundraiser "a bad idea"

    West Alabama Women's Center: online fundraiser "a bad idea"

  • Tuscaloosa Firefighters go door-to-door to prevent house fires

    Tuscaloosa Firefighters go door-to-door to prevent house fires

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-07-09 22:00:17 GMT
     6,387 homes visited since 'Get Alarmed Tuscaloosa' started
     6,387 homes visited since 'Get Alarmed Tuscaloosa' started
  • Tuscaloosa man charged with shooting 9 year old

    Tuscaloosa man charged with shooting 9 year old

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 8:51 PM EDT2014-07-09 00:51:58 GMT

    Sterling was out of jail on probation for murder

    Sterling was out of jail on probation for murder

  • Tuscaloosa police officers shoot man who allegedly shot another man, pointed gun at officers

    Tuscaloosa police officers shoot man who allegedly shot another man, pointed gun at officers

    Saturday, July 5 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-07-05 23:44:23 GMT
    Police in Tuscaloosa say officers shot a man after he shot another man and pointed a gun at officers.
    Police in Tuscaloosa say officers shot a man after he shot another man and pointed a gun at officers.
  • Tuscaloosa woman, 31, killed in single-vehicle crash on I-59

    Tuscaloosa woman, 31, killed in single-vehicle crash on I-59

    Saturday, July 5 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-07-05 23:38:39 GMT
    Alabama State Troopers say a Tuscaloosa woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 59.
    Alabama State Troopers say a Tuscaloosa woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 59.
  • Tuscaloosa officer involved bar shooting injures 2; Alabama's Kenyan Drake arrested at scene for not obeying police

    Tuscaloosa officer involved bar shooting injures 2; Alabama's Kenyan Drake arrested at scene for not obeying police

    Saturday, July 5 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-07-05 23:08:27 GMT
    Fourth of July celebrations at Kennedy’ Bar in Tuscaloosa bar ended with gunfire. Police shot and arrested 27 year old Lakendrick Warren Prewitt after he shot another man and turned the gun on police. Alabama running back Kenyan Drake was also arrested outside the bar, but he was not involved in the shooting.
    Fourth of July celebrations at Kennedy’ Bar in Tuscaloosa bar ended with gunfire. Police shot and arrested 27 year old Lakendrick Warren Prewitt after he shot another man and turned the gun on police. Alabama running back Kenyan Drake was also arrested outside the bar, but he was not involved in the shooting.
  • Alabama running back Kenyan Drake arrested in Tuscaloosa

    Alabama running back Kenyan Drake arrested in Tuscaloosa

    Saturday, July 5 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-07-05 20:52:09 GMT
    Police say University of Alabama running back Kenyan Drake was arrested after he entered a crime scene.
    Police say University of Alabama running back Kenyan Drake was arrested after he entered a crime scene.
  • Early morning accident leaves one person dead

    Early morning accident leaves one person dead

    Saturday, July 5 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-07-05 20:51:49 GMT
    Alabama State Troopers are investigating an early morning accident that left one person dead and three other injured. Troopers say the accident occurred about 7:30 a.m. on interstate 59 southbound at the 79 mile marker. The southbound lanes were blocked for awhile but are now open. The name of the deceased as not yet been released.
    Alabama State Troopers are investigating an early morning accident that left one person dead and three other injured. Troopers say the accident occurred about 7:30 a.m. on interstate 59 southbound at the 79 mile marker. The southbound lanes were blocked for awhile but are now open. The name of the deceased as not yet been released.
  • Justin Ross Harris: Court documents show dad discussed son's life insurance policies with relatives

    Justin Ross Harris: Court documents show dad discussed son's life insurance policies with relatives

    Friday, July 4 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-07-04 21:57:18 GMT
    Justin Ross Harris was a devoted and loving father who talked about his toddler son often, his friends and family say. But prosecutors have portrayed him as a man unhappy in his marriage who exchanged nude photos with several women as his son died in a hot SUV.
    Justin Ross Harris was a devoted and loving father who talked about his toddler son often, his friends and family say. But prosecutors have portrayed him as a man unhappy in his marriage who exchanged nude photos with several women as his son died in a hot SUV.
  • Detective: Dad sent nude photos to several women while toddler son sat in car

    Detective: Dad sent nude photos to several women while toddler son sat in car

    Thursday, July 3 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-07-03 23:32:48 GMT
    A detective says a Georgia man charged with murder in his young son's death had looked at websites that advocated for not having children before the toddler died inside a hot SUV.
    A detective says a Georgia man charged with murder in his young son's death had looked at websites that advocated for not having children before the toddler died inside a hot SUV.
  • Tuscaloosa firefighters to bake cookies inside parked car

    Tuscaloosa firefighters to bake cookies inside parked car

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-07-02 02:44:43 GMT
    Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Service says the department will bake cookies in a parked car to demonstrate how hot it can get inside an unattended vehicle.
    Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Service says the department will bake cookies in a parked car to demonstrate how hot it can get inside an unattended vehicle.
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    Isaiah is a veteran reporter and Alabama native who is happy to be covering stories that impact the people of Tuscaloosa and western Alabama.
    Isaiah is a veteran reporter and Alabama native who is happy to be covering stories that impact the people of Tuscaloosa and western Alabama.
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