Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa Mercedes Plant Donating 15 Vehicles to Schools

VANCE, Ala. (AP) — The Mercedes-Benz automotive plant in Tuscaloosa is donating 15 sport-utility test vehicles to Alabama schools for use in classroom training. Mercedes-Benz International, Inc. announced the donations to 13 high schools and two community colleges on Friday. Most of the GLE SUVs were used for testing and to ensure quality standards. The company says that once quality…

Mayors of Alabama’s largest cities gathering in Montgomery

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The mayors of Alabama’s 10 largest cities are holding two days of meetings in the capital to discuss legislative priorities and other issues. A statement from the city of Montgomery says Mayor Steven Reed will play host for the gathering, which began Sunday and continues Monday. The mayors of Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, Hoover, Auburn, Dothan,…

Tuscaloosa Keeps Construction Ban on Student Housing

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — City leaders have extended a ban on the construction of large student housing developments in the hometown of the University of Alabama. The Tuscaloosa City Council unanimously extended a moratorium that began in January 2019 during a meeting last week. The Tuscaloosa News reports the prohibition on permits for large-scale student housing projects will last at…

2 Men Wounded after Motel Shooting in Tuscaloosa

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Police in Tuscaloosa say they’re investigating an early-morning shooting at a motel. Two people were wounded around dawn Tuesday at a Motel 6 on McFarland Boulevard East. Tuscaloosa police say two men were taken to DCH Regional Medical Center. The Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit was working to determine the circumstances of the shooting. Few other details…

Tuscaloosa Seeks to Cut Water Use Because of Leaking Pipe

Tuscaloosa is ordering most water customers to use less, saying a leak is reducing how much water it can pump out. On Sunday, Mayor Walt Maddox ordered conservation measures south of the Black Warrior River, including the University of Alabama and the Mercedes-Benz assembly plant. Officials believe pipes carrying untreated water are leaking somewhere. But floodwaters from Tropical Storm Claudette…

Tuscaloosa Works to Create a Mental Health Court

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Tuscaloosa is working to establish a mental health court inside the city’s municipal court.  Mayor Walt Maddox, on Friday, said such a court would help people with mental health needs get the treatment and help they need instead of jail time. Maddox recently appointed five people to a committee to provide recommendations that would help set…

Mississippi man held in shooting of Alabama police officer

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A Mississippi man is charged in a shooting that injured an Alabama police officer. Authorities say 19-year-old Devonte Lavon Farmer is being held on attempted murder charges in the confrontation, which occurred at an apartment complex in Tuscaloosa on Monday. Tuscaloosa police say an officer was shot in his bulletproof vest while answering a call about…

Former Alabama Coach Joins Ex-Player announcing Mayoral Run

Former Alabama Football Coach Gene Stallings shared his take on making it in the NFL (abc3340.com) TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – A former University of Alabama football player is running for mayor of Tuscaloosa. Former Crimson Tide coach Gene Stallings joined Martin Houston as the one-time running back announced his campaign for mayor on Thursday. Stallings, who lives in Texas but…