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SPLC Sues Tuscaloosa County Sheriff Over Jail's COVID-19 Records
In a lawsuit filed Monday, the SPLC said they believe there was a major COVID-19 outbreak in the Tuscaloosa County Jail in September of which the public was never made aware.
Tuscaloosa Police Seek Man Wanted for Rape, Kidnapping
The Tuscaloosa Police Department is asking for help locating a man wanted for allegedly kidnapping and raping a 19-year-old woman last week.
UPDATE: 4 Teens Charged in Saturday Shooting, Pursuit, Crash
Police released more details Sunday morning about a shooting, a large-scale pursuit and a multi-vehicle crash in downtown Tuscaloosa the Saturday afternoon.
3 Arrested After Police Chase Ends in Multi-Car Crash Downtown
Police officers in Tuscaloosa arrested two juveniles and an adult Saturday afternoon when a pursuit of their vehicle led to a multi-vehicle crash downtown.
Investigators Arrest 18-Year-Old After June Shooting in Northport
Police in Tuscaloosa County arrested an 18-year-old man Friday after months of investigation following a shooting in Northport back in June.
Tuscaloosa Man Arrested On 14 Child Porn, Extortion Charges
A 20-year-old was arrested at a University of Alabama dorm building Thursday and charged with 14 felony sex crimes.
Fayette County Woman Charged With Attempted Murder After Stabbing
A 37-year-old Fayette County woman was charged with attempted murder and first-degree assault after she allegedly stabbed a woman several times last Thursday.
County Sheriff's Office Investigating String of Car Break-Ins
The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office is actively investigating a series of car break-ins in two neighborhoods off Bear Creek Road.
Toddler's Murder Leads to Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against DHR
A wrongful death lawsuit was filed Thursday against the state's Department of Human Resources alleging that staff neglect led to the July murder of a toddler in Tuscaloosa.
14 Charged in Prostitution Sting, 3 for Soliciting Children
Agents arrested 14 people this weekend in a sting to address prostitution in the Tuscaloosa area, including three men who were charged with the electronic solicitation of a child.