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Crime and Courts
Former Holt High Coach Charged in Rape of Student in Late 90s
A former teacher and softball coach at Holt High School was charged last week with the rape and sodomy of a minor in the late 1990s, investigators announced Monday.
TPD Seeks Truck Driver Who Caused $100,000 in Damage at Chevron
The Tuscaloosa Police Department is asking for help identifying a truck driver accused of causing $100,000 in damage at a Chevron service station on McFarland Boulevard last week.
Shooting Suspect Escapes Arrest After Chase, Manhunt Underway
A man wanted for robbery and attempted murder escaped arrest after a high-speed chase Wednesday afternoon, and law enforcement agencies all over Tuscaloosa County are searching for the 24-year-old outlaw.
Charges Upgraded to Murder After Allegedly Abused Baby Dies
This is the third case of suspected infanticide in Tuscaloosa County this year.
Woman Charged With Assault of 6-Month-Old Found Unresponsive
Additional or upgraded charges are likely in the case depending on the final outcome of the infant's medical treatment.
Pickens County Man Arrested on 2 Child Porn Charges
A 36-year-old Pickens County man was arrested on two child pornography charges Monday night.
Alleged Cop Killer Charged with Bribing Tuscaloosa Jail Officer
Luther Bernard Watkins is facing new charges after he allegedly attempted to bribe an officer at the Tuscaloosa County Jail.
No Injuries After Robbery Suspect Shoots at Tuscaloosa Police
Officers with the Tuscaloosa Police Department were fired upon during an investigation early Christmas morning, but no was hurt during the incident.
Northport Man Charged with 15 Counts of Possession of Child Porn
A Northport man was charged with 15 counts of possession of child pornography Wednesday.