A lifelong Alabama resident, Stephen has spent 12 years reporting for various media outlets in the Tuscaloosa area, including stints at the Crimson White, the Birmingham News and AL.com, the Tuscaloosa News and more before joining the team at Townsquare Media, where he now serves as the editor-in-chief of the Tuscaloosa Thread.
NWS Issues Overnight Tornado Watch For 5 West Alabama Counties
The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for five counties in northwest Alabama Friday night ahead of a storm system that has produced tornadoes in Mississippi.
Driver in Custody After Leading Tuscaloosa Police on Long Pursuit, Striking Cruiser Friday
Police have a driver in custody who allegedly led local law enforcement on a long chase all over the Tuscaloosa area Friday afternoon.
Tuscaloosa’s Closed Ruan Thai Restaurant to Open in New Alabama City
Two years after they permanently closed their restaurant on the Tuscaloosa Strip, the owners of Ruan Thai Restaurant are ready to re-open in a new Alabama city.
1,100 Runners to Race in 11th Visit Tuscaloosa Half Marathon Saturday
More than 1,100 people will participate in a pair of races in downtown Tuscaloosa Saturday as the Visit Tuscaloosa Half Marathon returns for its eleventh year.
Policy Change Slashes Capacity of Tuscaloosa Sports Bar, Owners Allege Racism in Lawsuit
The owners of a sports bar on the Tuscaloosa Strip accused city leaders of racism in a lawsuit filed this week over changes that will devastate the business.
Billy Marshall “Marty” Wheat, Jr. (August 13th, 1968 – March 22nd, 2023)
Billy Marshall "Marty" Wheat, Jr. , age 54 of Moundville, passed away March 22, 2023 at home.
Josephine Ann Powell Brewer (April 1st, 1945 – March 20th, 2023)
Josephine Ann Powell Brewer passed away peacefully at Hospice of West Alabama on March 20, 2023.
Canadian Manufacturer to Open First U.S. Site in Tuscaloosa, Adding 180 High-Paying Jobs
A new manufacturing operation will bring 180 high-skill, high-salary jobs to Tuscaloosa, area leaders announced Thursday afternoon.
Tuscaloosa Chamber Calls for Public Input Before Renaming Infrastructure
Actions in Montgomery are raising hairs in Tuscaloosa as Senator Gerald Allen sponsors a bill to rename a highly visible bridge in the area without input from local residents.
City Seeks Volunteers with Boats for Lake Tuscaloosa Cleanup Next Month
City leaders are looking for volunteers -- especially those with boats! -- to remove trash and debris from Lake Tuscaloosa next month.