Tuscaloosa

‘Baby Trump’ Balloon Slashed at Alabama Appearance

Photo Courtesy of Nic Gulas TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Organizers say a man slashed a Baby Trump protest balloon during President Donald Trump’s trip to Alabama. The incident occurred Saturday during Trump’s visit to watch the University of Alabama football game. The towering Baby Trump balloon was set up in a nearby park. Jim Girvan is an organizer of the…

Legislator Chris England Running for Chair of Democratic Party

State Rep. Chris England of Tuscaloosa is running for chair of the Alabama Democratic Party. England announced Sunday night on Twitter that he is running for chair. The Tuscaloosa legislator has been one of the leading advocates for changes in how the state party is run. England led an Oct. 5 meeting in which a faction of the State Democratic…

Report: Alabama Hospitals Pay Hackers in Ransomware Attack

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama hospital system that quit accepting new patients after a ransomware attack says it has gotten a key to unlock its computer systems. DCH Health Systems announced Saturday it is bringing systems back online. A statement didn’t say how the three-hospital system got the key to unlock its data. But The Tuscaloosa News quotes spokesman…

Funeral Set for Alabama Officer Killed in Shooting

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Funeral services are set in Tuscaloosa for a police officer who was killed in the line of duty. A memorial is planned for noon Sunday for investigator Dornell Cousette, who was shot to death while trying to make an arrest on Monday. The funeral will be held in the gymnasium of Shelton State Community College, and…

UA and Tuscaloosa Continue Shared Goal of Growing Businesses

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Officials say they expect new arrangements between the University of Alabama and Tuscaloosa’s business incubator to help entrepreneurs and generate new jobs. The Tuscaloosa News reports that the Bama Technology Incubator, which features on-campus support for startup companies, will now be known as Edge Labs. Officials say the name change is significant, as it will emphasize…

15-Year-Old Girl in Critical Condition After Tuscaloosa Shooting; 2 Arrested

The Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit is investigating a shooting that left a 15-year-old girl in critical condition. According to police, the shooting took place in the 2100 block of University Blvd around 2:15 a.m. Sunday morning. The teen was transported via private vehicle to DCH Regional Medical Center and later flown to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham where she remains in…

Police: ‘Road Rage’ Shooting Kills Woman on Alabama Highway

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Investigators say an Alabama woman was shot to death and two people in the vehicle with her were wounded in what appears to be a road rage incident on an interstate highway. The shootings happened Friday night on the eastbound side of Interstate 20/59 in Tuscaloosa. Capt. Gary Hood is commander of the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes…

Tuscaloosa Mayor Takes Steps to Stop Spate of Gun Violence

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Tuscaloosa’s mayor is taking steps to curb a recent wave of gun violence. Among the steps announced recently: An emergency measure that allows the police chief to make staffing changes to address the problem. The Tuscaloosa News reports that it will allow Police Chief Steve Anderson to approve overtime and special details without going through the…

Tuscaloosa Fatality

16 Year old girl killed, another injured

  State troopers Say one 16 year old girl was killed and another injured when they car they were in ran off Bama Rock Creek Road in Tuscaloosa and struck a tree. One of the girls was the driver, and she died. The other was a passenger, and she is hospitalized. The accident happened Friday night just after 10:00. Troopers…