A vote on a proposal for the city of Northport to break away from the Tuscaloosa County school system and form their own municipal school district could come this summer.
The Northport City Council officially released a feasibility study at last week's council meeting without much comment. But the study shows such a breakaway from the county system would be expensive, including a significant property tax hike.
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The Storm Prediction Center has painted all of West Alabama under a marginal 1-in-5 risk for severe weather Thursday afternoon and evening. Primary threats will be damaging winds up to 60 mph and large hail. The tornado risk will not be zero but it will be very low according to forecasters. Thursday is April 27, the 12th anniversary of the tragic record outbreak of killer tornadoes.


The six suspects in the fatal birthday party mass shooting in Dadeville will be in court t this morning for a hearing. It will determine if they should be denied bail under Aniah’s Law because of the violent nature of their alleged crime.

16-year-old Bre Hutchinson was one of the victims. She told CBS News the incident has affected her outlook on life and she doesn't think she will ever want to attend a party again. Four were killed and 32 wounded in the shooting for which a motive has not been announced.


If some state lawmakers get their way, summer vacation will be 30 days shorter in the future for Alabama public school students. A bill now in house committee would require 180 days of annual instruction. However, the extra school days would not be mandatory and school systems could opt in or out. The idea for shortening the school year is an attempt to reduce learning loss from summer vacation.

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