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 2019-11-13 13:43 

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Reed takes office as Montgomery's first black mayor...

MONTGOMERY — Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed was sworn in Tuesday as the capital city's first African American leader.Reed took the oath of office after easily winning the mayoral runoff last month. He is the first black mayor of a city that was th...

 2019-11-13 11:06 

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TODAY IN HISTORY: November 13, 2019...

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 13, the 317th day of 2019. There are 48 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On Nov. 13, 1956, the Supreme Court struck down laws calling for racial segregation on public buses.On this date:In 1312, England's...

 2019-11-13 11:06 

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Theatre Tuscaloosa presents "Love, Loss and What I Wore"...

Theatre Tuscaloosa's production of Nora and Delia Ephron's "Love, Loss and What I Wore" has a 7:30 p.m. Wednesday performance scheduled at the historic Drish House....

 2019-11-13 05:04 

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Christmas Afloat will return with fireworks display...

The Tuscaloosa Christmas Afloat Foundation Inc. and the Pirates of the Warrior Recreational Boat Club will organize a lighted holiday boat river parade and fireworks show on Dec. 14 on the Black Warrior River.The parade, which will feature 10 to 15 boats,...

 2019-11-13 03:33 

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Shareholders set to vote on GateHouse-Gannett deal...

The newspaper industry mega deal in which GateHouse Media's parent company plans to buy USA Today parent Gannett Co., combining the two largest newspaper chains in the country, faces its final hurdle Thursday when shareholders vote on the $1.2 billion...

 2019-11-13 03:32 

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Tuscaloosa feels effects of arctic blast...

Snow and cold records fell as an arctic airmass that started in Siberia spilled over a big chunk of the eastern half of the U.S., including the normally mild South, on Tuesday.Tuscaloosa felt the effects of the arctic front as the high temperatures strugg...

 2019-11-13 02:38 

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Tuscaloosa City Council action from November 12, 2019...

The Tuscaloosa City Council took the following action at its Tuesday meeting: Amended Section 20-14(b) of the Code of Tuscaloosa by declaring the removal of property from the Caplewood Drive Historic District. (Failed introduction by unanimous consent on ...

 2019-11-13 02:04 

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Reed takes office as Montgomery's first black mayor...

MONTGOMERY — Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed was sworn in Tuesday as the capital city's first African American leader.Reed took the oath of office after easily winning the mayoral runoff last month. He is the first black mayor of a city that was th...

 2019-11-13 00:17 

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Unified council removes homes from Caplewood historic district...

A unanimous Tuscaloosa City Council on Tuesday voted to remove two properties from the Caplewood Drive Historic District.The move comes one week after Councilwoman Phyllis W. Odom cast the lone dissenting vote against removing 400 and 404 15th Ave. from r...

 2019-11-12 22:23 

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Record cold follows early snowstorm over much of eastern US...

BUFFALO — Snow and cold records fell as an arctic airmass that started in Siberia spilled over a big chunk of the eastern half of the U.S., including the normally mild South, on Tuesday.The mid-autumn taste of winter brought record single-digit temp...

 2019-11-12 22:21 

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Judge denies bond for suspect in teen's disappearance...

AUBURN — An Alabama judge has denied bond to a suspect in the disappearance of UFC heavyweight Walt Harris' missing stepdaughter.Court records filed Tuesday show that Lee County District Judge Russell K. Bush denied bond to 29-year-old Ibraheem ...

 2019-11-12 22:21 

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SPLC: Leaked emails show Miller promoted white nationalism...

MONTGOMERY — The Southern Poverty Law Center has published emails that it says show Trump adviser Stephen Miller "promoted white nationalist literature and racist propaganda" to a conservative news site.The nonprofit's Hatewatch blog pub...

 2019-11-12 22:20 

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Alabama sheriff pleads not guilty to indictment...

ATHENS — An Alabama sheriff says he is innocent of ethics violations and theft.News outlets report Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely pleaded not guilty during a hearing Tuesday.Blakely is free on bond and remains in office after being arrested i...

 2019-11-12 21:04 

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Active shooter drills are traumatizing students, experts say...

Active shooter drills, which periodically occur at schools across the nation, might be doing more harm than good.Some even include actors playing gunmen and the sounds of simulated gunfire, according to NPR. That, experts say, is traumatizing many [...]...

 2019-11-12 19:19 

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Nevada boy, 7, survives after mom allegedly stabs him 25 times...

"My mom is trying to kill me."That's what 911 operators in Henderson, Nevada, near Las Vegas, heard when they answered an emergency call on Oct. 21. Audio from that call was just released by authorities.On the other end of the line was a 7-yea...

 2019-11-12 18:36 

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Salon owner looks to help white parents with black hair care...

MONTGOMERY — Some of the most distinct memories that black women recall of their childhood involve hair.Many can remember sitting between their mother's, aunt's and grandmother's legs, determined fingers working to nourish their scalp an...

 2019-11-12 18:26 

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Northport man dies after being hit by car in Sumter County...

A 24-year-old Northport man was killed Nov. 9 when he was hit by a car in Sumter County, according to state troopers.Samuel Rodell Scott was hit by a 2006 Ford Mustang at 9:55 p.m. Nov. 9 on Interstate 59 near the 14 mile marker, about 3 miles south of th...

 2019-11-12 17:34 

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Apollo 12: Fifty years ago, a passionate scientist's keen eye led to the first pinpoint landing on the Moon...

When Apollo 11 landed on the Moon, it was a giant leap for mankind and a huge success for American engineering, but there was one aspect of the mission that hadn't really gone as planned. When Neil Armstrong manually guided the lunar module to a safe ...

 2019-11-12 17:22 

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WATCH: American Airlines flight skids off snowy Chicago runway...

Passengers aboard an American Airlines flight could only sit, watch and hope for the best Monday as their jet skidded off a snowy runway at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.No one was seriously injured. There were 38 passengers and three cre...

 2019-11-12 15:36 

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Drive-through flu clinic set for Wednesday...

The Tuscaloosa County Health Department will host a drive-through flu vaccination clinic Wednesday morning.The clinic will be held from 7 a.m. until noon in the parking lot of the health department at 2350 Hargrove Road E. No appointment is needed and the...

 2019-11-12 12:46 

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Man: Slashing 'Baby Trump' was matter of good versus evil...

An Alabama man charged with criminal mischief in the slashing of a towering "Baby Trump" balloon has defended his actions, saying it was a matter of good versus evil.The Associated Press reports Hoyt Deau Hutchinson called the syndicated radio sho...

 2019-11-12 11:06 

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TODAY IN HISTORY: November 12, 2019...

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 12, the 316th day of 2019. There are 49 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On Nov. 12, 2001, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 headed to the Dominican Republic, crashed after takeoff from New York'...

 2019-11-12 11:06 

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Easterseals' Christmas ornament salutes Tuscaloosa bicentennial...

With apt resonance for the centennial year of Easterseals, the West Alabama branch has created a gilded bicentennial Christmas ornament."This is a special year for our city, and we appreciate the bicentennial committee allowing us to use the Tuscaloos...

 2019-11-12 00:06 

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Still teaching at 95, Jimmy Carter draws devotees to church...

PLAINS, Ga. — The pilgrims arrive early and from all over, gathering hours before daybreak in an old pecan grove that surrounds a country church. They come, they say, for a dose of simple decency and devotion wrapped up in a Bible lesson.The teacher...

 2019-11-11 23:06 

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Alabama man becomes second to die from oxygen tank explosion...

BIRMINGHAM — An Alabama man critically injured in an explosion last week has died.Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service tells Al.com that 53-year-old Larry Bush died Friday.Bush succumbed to injuries from a blast Tuesday in Birmingham's East Lake n...

 2019-11-11 22:57 

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Veteran helped by Alabama deputies could reconnect with son...

JASPER — A social media post about a veteran wearing an oxygen mask while walking down a road may help connect the man to his estranged son.The Morgan County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post that the Gulf War veteran attempted to walk ab...

 2019-11-11 22:57 

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Cholesterol levels dropping in US...

WASHINGTON — Some good health news: Americans' cholesterol levels are dropping, and more people at especially high risk are getting treatment.Researchers say Monday's report suggests a controversial change in recommendations for cholesterol ...

 2019-11-11 22:20 

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Cholesterol levels dropping in US, but many still need care...

WASHINGTON — Some good health news: Americans' cholesterol levels are dropping, and more people at especially high risk are getting treatment.Researchers say Monday's report suggests a controversial change in recommendations for cholesterol ...

 2019-11-11 22:16 

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Police: Missing Alabama teen suffered life-threatening wound...

BIRMINGHAM — Blood evidence in the vehicle belonging to UFC heavyweight Walt Harris' missing stepdaughter shows she suffered "a life-threatening injury," police records show.An Auburn, Alabama, police charging document released after the...

 2019-11-11 20:36 

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Georgia university waives parking fines for food donations...

STATESBORO, Ga. — Officials at a Georgia university say plenty of students took advantage of a one-day chance to pay off their parking tickets by donating canned food.Georgia Southern University held the Food for Fines event at its campuses in State...

 2019-11-11 20:26 

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To fulfill dream of becoming a cop, Virginia man loses 176 pounds...

A Virginia man was so determined to become a police officer that he dropped nearly 200 pounds to meet the requirements.Romar Lyle says that, at one point, he had a 54-inch waist and weighed more than 400 pounds. Lyle says he knew he wouldn't have been...

 2019-11-11 18:36 

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Tuscaloosa City Council agenda for November 12, 2019...

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: Amending Section 20-14(b) of the Code of Tuscaloosa by declaring the removal o...

 2019-11-11 18:36 

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Tuscaloosa streets to be swept this week...

Tuscaloosa Infrastructure and Public Services will be sweeping the following general areas the week of November 11, 2019. 15th Street to Hargrove, and Greensboro Avenue to Hackberry Lane, 16th thru 19th Street, Avalon Place, Pinehurst, Guildswood, Dearing...

 2019-11-11 16:33 

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Texas substitute teacher seen in video beating student, charged with assault...

A substitute teacher was fired and faces an assault charge after being caught on video beating a 16-year-old student in a Texas high school classroom, authorities said.Video posted to Twitter shows the substitute punching the student in the face and stomp...

 2019-11-11 15:36 

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Auburn student group promotes mental health awareness...

AUBURN — Students at Auburn University are trying to connect with friends and strangers to talk about mental health.The Opelika-Auburn news reports that the student organization Active Minds held a series of events throughout last week to promote me...

 2019-11-11 11:06 

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TODAY IN HISTORY: Novemeber 11, 2019...

Today is Monday, Nov. 11, the 315th day of 2019. There are 50 days left in the year. Today is Veterans Day.Today's Highlight in History:On Nov. 11, 1972, the U.S. Army turned over its base at Long Binh to the South Vietnamese, symbolizing the end of d...

 2019-11-11 11:06 

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Chistmas Afloat will return with fireworks display...

The Tuscaloosa Christmas Afloat Foundation Inc. and the Pirates of the Warrior Recreational Boat Club will organize a lighted holiday boat river parade and fireworks show on Dec. 14 on the Black Warrior River.The parade, which will feature 10 to 15 boats,...

 2019-11-11 09:36 

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Coast Guard ship posthumously named for Angela McShan of Northport...

A U.S. Coast Guard cutter now bears the name of a highly decorated member of the service who was raised in Tuscaloosa County.The USCGC Angela McShan was commissioned Oct. 26 at Cape May, New Jersey, where the cutter will be homeported. The cutter honors t...

 2019-11-11 03:06 

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Over 100,000 celebrate 30 years since fall of Berlin Wall...

BERLIN — Police and organizers say more than 100,000 people took part in an open-air party celebrating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.Despite the cold and damp, crowds flocked to Berlin's Brandenburg Gate late Saturday for m...

 2019-11-10 22:36 

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Bloomberg to focus on Super Tuesday states...

WASHINGTON — Michael Bloomberg plans to skip early voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire if he launches a presidential bid and instead focus his efforts on the crush of states that vote on Super Tuesday and beyond. It's a strategy that ackno...

 2019-11-10 20:36 

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Student offers teacher his birthday cash, cites her pay rate...

TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida third-grader gave his teacher an unexpected surprise: $15 and a note saying he didn't think teachers are being paid enough.Shortly before Halloween, Mary Hall Chambers opened a folder in her classroom at Gorrie Elementary...

 2019-11-10 18:36 

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Lawyer: Widow of man shot by police adamant he was unarmed...

MADISON — The wife of a black man who was shot to death by Alabama police while she and their daughter were just feet away is adamant that he man wasn't armed despite police claims to the contrary, her lawyer said on Nov. 5.Attorney Ben Crump, i...

 2019-11-10 18:36 

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Tuscaloosa 200 Moment in History: Bama Theatre Opens...

Bama Theatre OpensOpening night—April 12, 1938—at the Bama Theatre began with a parade that included Disney characters and the University's Million Dollar Band. The marquee announced the feature movie: the classic 1938 screwball comedy, &#...

 2019-11-10 11:06 

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UA chief academic officer retiring after nearly 30 years...

The University of Alabama trustees on Friday recognized the service of the system's outgoing chief academic officer, but board member John England Jr. observed that the statement, while well deserved, was too short to truly capture what Charles Nash h...

 2019-11-10 09:36 

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Bid to remove homes from historic district sparks concerns...

The effort to remove two houses from the Caplewood Drive Historic District is, according the landowner, only meant to correct a error.But historic district advocates fear the request from one property owner could lead to similar requests from others, ther...

 2019-11-10 02:48 

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Huntsville Hospital, urgent care centers merge...

HUNTSVILLE — Huntsville Hospital Health System and Urgent Team Urgent Care & Walk-In Centers are forming a partnership to create a network of urgent care and family care centers in North Alabama.Al.com reports beginning Dec. 2, Urgent Team Walk-In U...

 2019-11-10 00:08 

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Tuscaloosa to hold Veterans Day program...

Residents in the Tuscaloosa area are invited to show their appreciation for everyone who has served in the military during a Monday ceremony. Tuscaloosa's annual Veterans Day program is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Monday.The ceremony will be held at...

 2019-11-09 21:37 

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Fox & Friends Weekend to broadcast live from Tuscaloosa...

Fox News Channel's Fox & Friends Weekend will present its Breakfast with Friends segment on Sunday live from the Waysider restaurant in Tuscaloosa....

 2019-11-09 21:36 

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LEND A HAND: Turkey Trot organizers seek food donations for needy...

The 11th Annual Wagner's Turkey Trot, a family friendly 2-mile run/walk, will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday at Tuscaloosa's Midtown Village, 1800 McFarland Blvd. E.Presented by the Tuscaloosa Track Club and Wagner's RunWalk, the popular November ...

 2019-11-09 18:36 

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Tuscaloosa 200 Moment in History: Listening to the Crimson Tide...

Listening to the Crimson TideTuscaloosans could easily hear Birmingham's first radio station, WBRC, when it began broadcasting in 1925. But live broadcasts of games were another matter. The first broadcasts were by Morse Code. Tuscaloosans held "w...

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