Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa Mayor’s New Executive Order to Reopen Bars and Restaurants

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBMA) — A new executive order will go into effect at 6:01 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8 permitting Tuscaloosa bars and restaurants to begin reopening with limited capacity. Mayor Walt Maddox issued an executive order to shut such establishments down after a rise in COVID-19 cases in the city. Mayor Maddox along with the City of Tuscaloosa said the…

University of Alabama System Reports 566 Cases in Last Six Days

The University of Alabama System says there have been 566 positive cases of COVID-19 since August 19. This number includes cases for students, faculty and staff. 531 of those cases are at the University of Alabama, while there are 6 at UAB and 8 at UAH. Earlier today, the University of Alabama and the City of Tuscaloosa announced an executive…

All Tuscaloosa Bars Shut Down for Two Weeks

The City of Tuscaloosa, in response to the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases, has decided to close down all bars. The bars will be closed for two weeks starting at 5 pm on Monday, August 24. Mayor Walt Maddox along with University of Alabama officials announced the decision to close down the bars during a press conference Monday. After in-depth…

Three Alabama Locations Added to National Historic Register

MONTGOMERY, Al — Three spots in Alabama are being added to the nation’s honor roll of historic locations. The state says The Alabama Book Store in Tuscaloosa is joining the National Register of Historic Places. The shop has been located near the University of Alabama campus since 1942. The two other additions include Bricklayers Hall in Montgomery, which was used during…

University of Alabama Prohibits Students Gathering

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – The University of Alabama has issued a temporary prohibition on student events, including off-campus parties and fraternity and sorority gatherings, as the school tries to clamp down on the spread of COVID-19. The university said it was issuing a 14-day moratorium on all in-person student events outside of classroom instruction. Social gatherings are prohibited both on…

Two Shot Outside University Mall in Tuscaloosa

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Two people have been shot outside a Tuscaloosa mall. Tuscaloosa police tweeted that the shooting occurred in a parking lot outside University Mall. They did not immediately release details about the extent of the victims’ injuries or say what prompted the shooting. The shooting came eight days after an 8-year-old was killed and three others injured…

Alabama Health Officials Investigate ‘COVID Party’ Reports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Department of Public Health said it could not verify reports of so-called COVID-19 parties where students deliberately tried to become infected, but also warned people not to try it. Tuscaloosa City Councilor Sonya McKinstry told news outlets this week that she heard of students holding parties and wagering over who would become infected. The…

2 Deadly Shootings in 4 Days at Alabama Convenience Store

Courtesy of: 33/40 in Birmingham A teen is accused of a deadly shooting at a convenience store Wednesday, which happened at the same location as a fatal shooting on Sunday. The Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit says that 18-year-old Lamarcus McNeal is charged with murder in the death of 18-year-old Xzavier Eatmon. Police say Eatmon was fatally shot Wednesday outside Winston’s…

AHSAA Super 7 announces sites through 2032, including Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Auburn

MONTGOMERY, ALA. — The future of the AHSAA’s Super 7 State High School Football Championships has been set for the years 2021-2032, pending final approvals in process from the AHSAA and community partners. The new structure continues the tradition of using the state’s premier football venues as the backdrop for student-athletes in all seven AHSAA classifications to compete for their football…