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 2020-06-01 20:04 

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Work shirt became Tuscumbia sailor's family legacy...

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. — Before going off to the Navy in World War II, Tuscumbia native Fred Martin Coburn hung his blue work shirt on a nail at his family's house.The oldest brother of a large family that included five brothers and two sisters, Coburn...

 2020-06-01 18:20 

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Blankley: TPD to back off window tint enforcement...

Less than a week after announcing a heightened enforcement of window tint regulations, Tuscaloosa Police Chief Brent Blankley is pressing pause.A minimum 60-day grace period on window tint enforcement was announced Monday during a joint press conference a...

 2020-06-01 16:53 

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'Women especially are going to pay the price.' Parents going back to work face child care crisis....

A single father in New Jersey is taking unpaid leave from his job as a baker because he has no one to look after his son. A university employee in New York realizes she may never return to the office after her autistic daughter's child care center clo...

 2020-06-01 16:23 

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Protest leads to vandalism, fires, arrests in Birmingham...

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Demonstrators smashed windows, set fires and tried to topple a Confederate monument in downtown Birmingham on Sunday night as unrest erupted around the country after the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.The evening began wi...

 2020-06-01 14:43 

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CVS closes stores across 20 states. Call ahead, if you're planning on visiting one....

Some CVS stores across 20 states are closed.The chain drug store announced the closures in the wake of protests that began last week following the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minnesota police. Amid the unrest, businesses in many cities have be...

 2020-06-01 14:38 

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Gov. Kay Ivey issues plea for peace in wake of unrest...

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued a statement Monday in response to the weekend protests in Birmingham:"Like so many others throughout the country and around the world, I, too, was shocked and angered by the tragic actions that led to the senseless death o...

 2020-06-01 14:00 

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Mobile farmer's market sites coming to Tuscaloosa...

Tuscaloosa is ready to start spreading the word about additions to the Tuscaloosa Farmers Market.City officials said plans are nearing completion to begin offering mobile farmer's market locations at five locations around town.To let people know about...

 2020-05-31 23:59 

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Rally for racial justice draws crowd to downtown Tuscaloosa...

More than 1,000 people of various ages, races and backgrounds crowded Sunday around the Federal Courthouse in downtown Tuscaloosa to decry the death of George Floyd at the hands of police.As protests across the nation over the 46-year-old's killing in...

 2020-05-31 14:07 

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PET OF THE WEEK: May 31, 2020 | Nala...

Humane Society of West Alabama: Nala is a pit bull terrier mix with a smooth chocolate brown and white coat. She is only 4.5 years old, but 3.5 of those years have been spent in our care. She is a pretty pittie who knows exactly what she wants in life and...

 2020-05-30 14:22 

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Bryant High student wins art contest...

A Paul W. Bryant High School student has earned first place in the Congressional District Art Competition for District 7....

 2020-05-30 12:37 

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CARES Act funding aids city, transit authority...

More aid to assist the city of Tuscaloosa's recovery from the coronavirus pandemic has been awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration....

 2020-05-29 23:56 

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Biden ally sees Klobuchar as less likely Biden running mate...

WASHINGTON (AP) " Sen. Amy Klobuchar seems a less likely choice to become Joe Biden's running mate on his presidential ticket following this week's death of a black man in police custody in Minneapolis, a key ally of the former vice president ...

 2020-05-29 19:09 

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No alarm, yet, over rise of COVID-19 in Tuscaloosa County...

As positive cases for coronavirus continue to climb at DCH Health System hospitals, local officials said there is no cause for alarm.At least, not yet.As of Friday, the number of confirmed coronavirus patients in Tuscaloosa County was at 699 an increase o...

 2020-05-29 15:37 

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Alabama senior attended graduation, tests positive for virus...

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama high school student who attended a graduation ceremony last week has tested positive for the new coronavirus, a school district announced Wednesday.The student was awaiting test results when they attended Austin High ...

 2020-05-29 15:37 

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A dog's duty is done...

One of the Tuscaloosa Police Department's police dogs is retiring after spending most of his life serving the Tuscaloosa community.Stryker, a Belgian Malinois that's worked for the department since January 2010, spent his law enforcement career sn...

 2020-05-29 14:56 

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Costco plans to bring back free samples after suspending the snacks due to coronavirus pandemic...

Costco plans to start bringing back its legendary free samples next month with some changes.The retailer suspended its popular samples in its wholesale clubs in early March over safety concerns with the spread of the [...]...

 2020-05-29 14:52 

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Forest Manor reports 19 COVID-19 cases...

Like nursing homes across the world, Forest Manor Health and Rehab in Northport is coping with a wave of coronavirus infections that have spread through the facility.Forest Manor issued a press release Thursday morning announcing that 19 residents and eig...

 2020-05-29 14:07 

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Deputies: Food, drinks locked from veterans in group home...

GRAND BAY, Ala. (AP) — Six veterans were hospitalized after being found in an unlicensed group home without access to food, drinks, their medications and a phone, an Alabama sheriff said.Deputies found the men after one resident left the home in Mob...

 2020-05-29 12:37 

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Czech National Museum exhibits masks made during pandemic...

PRAGUE (AP) — The National Museum in Prague has put on display the most visible symbol of the Czech Republic's response to the coronavirus - face masks.The Czech government made wearing masks in public mandatory in mid-March. Amid an initial sho...

 2020-05-29 00:17 

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Sen. Cortez Masto withdraws name from Biden VP consideration...

LAS VEGAS (AP) " Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada said Thursday that she's not interested in serving as running mate to presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden.Cortez Masto, who in 2016 became the first Latina elected to the U.S...

 2020-05-28 18:37 

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Fight against virus galvanizes spirit of community...

Tuscaloosa has responded with a spirit of generosity since the first coronavirus case was confirmed here in March.From individual acts of kindness to more organized efforts, Tuscaloosa has rallied to help those in need.To help hospital workers and local r...

 2020-05-28 02:04 

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Road project near campus begins...

Work began this week on a sewer line repair project on The Strip near the University of Alabama campus.The $1.3 million sewer line upgrade work along University Boulevard is expected to last through July 29.City officials said the improvement project will...

 2020-05-27 20:35 

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TPD Chief: Crime down across city, more roundups to come...

Crime is down across the city and, according to plans by new Tuscaloosa Police Chief Brent Blankley, heightened efforts to keep it that way will remain for the foreseeable future.Since April 27, when the department's "Operation Safe Streets" w...

 2020-05-27 16:08 

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Tuesday Morning retailer files Chapter 11 bankruptcy, plans 230 store closings...

Off-price retailer Tuesday Morning filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday with plans to close more than a third of its stores.Tuesday Morning had been struggling when the coronavirus pandemic began and went into a free fall when it was force...

 2020-05-27 15:37 

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Exercise might be shutdown's silver lining...

Bicycle sales for at least one Tuscaloosa business have been great during the Coronavirus shut downs....

 2020-05-27 10:37 

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Council approves small business aid...

A final legal and bureaucratic hurdle was cleared Tuesday to allow taxpayer-funded aid for local businesses struggling from the economic downturn associated with the state and national coronavirus response.But its passage did not come without further scru...

 2020-05-27 04:37 

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Vintage Autos owner refurbishing rare antique boat...

FLORENCE, Ala. — At Vintage Autos in Florence, owner Jason Schurfield is used to dealing with antique vehicles, but he was in for an adventure when he got a rare Chris Craft boat earlier this month.Schurfield and his crew, John David Cassady, John L...

 2020-05-27 03:01 

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Tuscaloosa City Council action...

The Tuscaloosa City Council took the following action at its Tuesday meeting: Authorized request for street lighting system modifications. Authorized payment to A. J. Strickland in settlement of a claim; total $1,401.94. Authorized the filing of a lien at...

 2020-05-27 00:34 

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Biden campaign names national director for voter protection...

DETROIT (AP) " Joe Biden has hired a national director for voter protection, a role his campaign says will focus broadly on voter rights, including the disenfranchisement of people of color amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The campaign said Rachana Desai Ma...

 2020-05-26 15:13 

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PARA to offer summer camp for children...

The Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority will offer summer camp for kids beginning June 1 and ending Aug. 11.The camp, which will be held weekdays from 6:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. each weekday, is designed for kindergarteners through eighth-grade...

 2020-05-26 14:08 

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Company owner of 2 killed workers had been cited 27 times...

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The owner of the contracting company of which two workers were killed in a trench collapse in Mississippi earlier this month was previously issued 27 federal citations for safety violations.Shane Henderson was the president ...

 2020-05-26 12:54 

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Online version of lily festival available...

Viewers still have an opportunity to enjoy the Cahaba Lily Festival, held annually in West Blocton.The festival was held May 16 through livestreaming on the event's website, but the program has been archived on YouTube. Organizers decided to hold the ...

 2020-05-25 23:25 

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Tuscaloosa observes Memorial Day in new ways...

Tuscaloosa's Memorial Day was different due to COVID-19 concerns....

 2020-05-25 19:37 

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Tuscaloosa City Council agenda for May 26, 2020...

The Tuscaloosa City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the council chambers on the second oor of City Hall, 2201 University Blvd. The following items will be on the agenda: Authorizing request for street lighting system modifications. Authorizing paym...

 2020-05-25 18:19 

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Biden makes 1st in-person appearance in more than 2 months...

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) " Joe Biden made his first in-person appearance in more than two months on Monday as he marked Memorial Day by laying a wreath at a veterans park near his Delaware home.Since abruptly canceling a March 10 rally in Cleveland at th...

 2020-05-25 15:07 

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UA's OLLI offers free online courses for adults...

Cybersecurity, fraternity and sorority life at the University of Alabama in the 1960s and exercise tips for those with arthritis are among the topics of online courses for adults offered this week by UA's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.The free cou...

 2020-05-25 12:37 

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Opinions vary on possible special session, but outstanding issues are plenty...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Hundreds of proposed bills, including high priority prison and economic development proposals, died when the coronavirus outbreak upended the Alabama Legislature's 2020 regular session. Now, when the House and Senate will return to ...

 2020-05-25 10:37 

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Disturbance of Gulf Shores sea turtle nest draws police...

Police in Gulf Shores are investigating after a sea turtle nest was vandalized.Alabama Coastal Foundation executive director Mark Berte said that a predator screen protecting the nest on West Beach was taken off and a hole was dug into the sand, according...

 2020-05-24 22:50 

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Holiday alters city's garbage collection schedule...

The city of Tuscaloosa garbage and recycling routes will run a day behind this week because of the Memorial Day holiday....

 2020-05-24 16:37 

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No Bama Belle cruises, events for 2020, captain says...

The Bama Belle has sailed its last cruise for 2020....

 2020-05-24 15:58 

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Trump's pitch to voters: Trust me, economy will soar in 2021...

WASHINGTON (AP) " President Donald Trump has a new pitch to voters for this fall: Trust me.As the economy faces a once-in-a-century recession, with more than 38 million people out of work, Trump is increasingly talking up a future recovery that probab...

 2020-05-24 15:22 

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Sewer line work to close part of The Strip through July...

A sewer line repair project on The Strip that consumed weeks of Tuscaloosa City Council debate before ultimately gaining approval is almost under way....

 2020-05-24 14:07 

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Concert Hall serves as Moody building's focal point...

The 135,000 square feet of floor space throughout the Frank Moody Music Building isn't all public performance spaces, though its centerpiece Concert Hall draws the most eyes and ears....

 2020-05-24 14:07 

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PET OF THE WEEK: Amber | May 24, 2020...

Humane Society of West Alabama: Amber is a stunning 8-month-old female tabby with piercing yellow eyes. She was rescued as a stray but clearly once belonged to someone because of how friendly she is. She absolutely loves to curl up in laps and has never m...

 2020-05-24 13:37 

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Fire won't stop the music...

Before the Frank Moody Music Building opened in the late 1980s, the University of Alabama's School of Music spread all over campus, housed in five different buildings, few even adjacent....

 2020-05-24 01:41 

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2 inmates who escaped through roof of Tuscaloosa County Jail recaptured...

Two of the three inmates who escaped through a vent shaft at the Tuscaloosa County Jail have been recaptured.Seth Schuyler Williams and Cameron Keith Newell were taken into custody in Fultondale Saturday night, said Sheriff Ron Abernathy. The hunt for Ric...

 2020-05-23 22:10 

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Manhunt underway after 3 escape from Tuscaloosa County Jail...

Three inmates escaped from the Tuscaloosa County Jail Saturday, according to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office.Law enforcement agents are searching for Richard Brandon Lancaster, Seth Schuyler Williams and Cameron Keith Newell.Information about h...

 2020-05-23 21:39 

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Some Memorial Day events canceled...

Two traditional Memorial Day programs in Tuscaloosa won't be held Monday, while the University of Alabama has scheduled a concert to commemorate the holiday....

 2020-05-23 17:22 

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Six candidates seek to fill Reggie Bagala's seat...

Six Republican candidates have signed up for a special election to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Rep. Reggie Bagala.The sign-up period for the July 11 special election occurred Wednesday through Friday.Bagala, a 54-year-old Republican from Loc...

 2020-05-23 13:37 

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State labor officials warn of benefits scam...

State labor officials are warning of an online scam aimed at residents seeking unemployment benefits.There is never a charge to file for unemployment compensation, and the only legitimate way to file for unemployment benefits in Alabama is through the Ala...

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