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Driver in Custody After Leading Tuscaloosa Police on Long Pursuit
Police have a driver in custody who allegedly led local law enforcement on a long chase all over the Tuscaloosa area Friday afternoon.
New Rules Devastate Tuscaloosa Sports Bar, Owners Allege Racism
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.
Sentencing Underway in Nevin Capital Murder Case
The sentencing phase for Koran Lewis, the third suspect convicted in the 2017 murder of Jennifer Nevin, is taking place this week in Tuscaloosa.
New Job Portal Seeks to Address Justice-Involved Unemployment
West AlabamaWorks! unveiled a job portal Tuesday morning geared at helping those with a criminal history to find employment.
Pressure On and Off the Court for Bama’s Brandon Miller
Don Hartley: "But instead of reveling in the aura of the winningest season in Alabama Men’s Basketball history, [Miller] is hounded by one night’s lack of good judgement."
Capital Murder Trial Underway in Tuscaloosa’s Jennifer Nevin Case
The capital murder trial for the last suspect in the 2017 Jennifer Nevin murder case is underway.
Data Breach at NorthStar Could Impact 82,000 Patients
A cybersecurity breach at a private ambulance service in Tuscaloosa may have given bad actors access to the sensitive records of more than 80,000 current and former patients.
Allegedly Drunk Driver Charged With Reckless Murder After Wreck
An allegedly drunk driver who caused a deadly wreck on Highway 43 last month has been charged with the victim's reckless murder.
1 Shot and Wounded in Tuscaloosa Monday Night, Suspect in Custody
One person has been wounded by gunfire and a suspect is in police custody after a shooting in Tuscaloosa Monday night.
Jail Officers Find Cash & Coke Hidden Under Suspect's Belly
Detention officers allegedly found cocaine, marijuana and more than $6,000 cash "hidden underneath the fat rolls" of an inmate being booked in the Tuscaloosa County Jail last week.