Headlines for Your Monday in Tuscaloosa
We begin the work week with perfect spring weather.
Monday thru Thursday will be sunny with highs in the 70s and 80s and overnight lows ranging from the mid-40s to 60 degrees. The next chance of rain doesn't appear in the forecast until Thursday and it is currently only a 30% possibility. A-Day Weekend will begin with a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Friday and a 20% chance Saturday.
Paul Bryant High School will host a balloon release on the school's baseball field at 4:30 this afternoon to honor the memory of fellow student Madison Sims.
The 17 year old along with 18 year old Samuel Brown of Uniontown, a student at R. C. Hatch in Perry County, were killed in an early Saturday morning crash on Skyland Blvd. East at the I-20/59 interchange. They had earlier attended the Bryant High Prom.
Two other unidentified youth were injured. Grief counselors will be available this week at both schools to assist students, teachers and staff.
The official release of the feasibility study for an independent Northport City School System will not be until later today but a Tuscaloosa Thread public records request found the report commissioned last year will reveal two scenarios.
One is for only Northport students and the other includes students currently attending the 11 schools involved. Both would include significant upfront expense and property tax hikes.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is this coming Saturday at five locations locally. Officers from TPD and DEA will collect unwanted or expired prescription drugs at: CVS McFarland Blvd., CVS University Blvd., Walgreens on 69 South, Walmart Neighborhood market on Hargrove Road East and the Lakeview Police Department on Central Park Drive. The event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is totally anonymous.
TPD is continuing to search for a driver accused of leaving the scene of a three-car accident Saturday night which seriously hurt another person.
The unidentified vehicle was turning from the westbound lanes of Skyland Boulevard onto the southbound lanes of Hargrove Road when it struck a Hyundai Sonata. TPD reports say the first driver either ran a light or failed to yield. The public’s assistance in providing any information is requested by TPD.
Alabama and Auburn Softball teams each won big Southeastern Conference series this past weekend to set-up the "Iron Bowl on the Diamond," this coming weekend at the Rhodes House on campus. The Tide swept Mississippi State in Starkville while the Tigers took 2 of 3 from LSU in Auburn.
This coming weekend’s rivalry series will be televised on ESPN/SEC Networks and will feature the premiere pitching match-up of Alabama’s Montana Fouts and Auburn’s Maddie Penta. Game times are 8 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m. Sunday.
Alabama Baseball ran their overall record to 26-11 and conference mark to 6-9 by winning two of three games from Auburn at the Joe this past weekend. It is the Tide’s first Southeastern Conference weekend series win of the season.