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The Hunt for Alabama's Best BBQ Ribs, Day 2: A trek deep into the heart of Crimson Tide...
Day 2 of our five-day trek to find Alabama's Best BBQ Ribs found us deep in the heart of Crimson Tide country, where the craving for the pig is almost as serious as the passion for the pigskin. Tuesday's journey took us to two of Alabama's most legendary pork houses - Dreamland Bar-B-Que in Tuscaloosa and Archibald's Bar B.Q. in Northport - as well as an undiscovered little gem called Sam's Smokehouse about an hour away in Fayette.
Tue Sep 16, 2014
Tuscaloosa Co. BOE says a new Northport middle school is still possible
The Tuscaloosa County School Board recently met with Northport city officials and said plans for a new middle school in the city are still on the table. "We have some middle school needs in Northport in that area and so we're going to continue to move forward and address those," Mark Nelson, President of the Tuscaloosa County Board of Education, said.
West advances at U.S. Senior Women's Amateur
Former Alabama tennis player Susan West won two matches Tuesday in the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur to advance to the quarterfinals at Hollywood Golf Club. The 50-year-old West, from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, beat Susan Cohn of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, 2 and 1 in the second round, and topped Martha Leach of Hebron, Kentucky, 1 up in the third round.
'Life Itself' documentary chronicling life and career of Roger Ebert playing at Bama...
"Life Itself" chronicles the life and career or film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert, pictured above with television partner and good friend Gene Siskel. The film screens tonight at 7:30 p.m at the Bama Theatre in Tuscaloosa.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Auburn man calls Tuscaloosa police to his hotel room, gets arrested with nearly 3 pounds of pot, $10,000 cash
Tuscaloosa police officers seized more than two pounds of marijuana and nearly $10,000 in cash from a 49-year-old Auburn man last week, according to court documents filed Monday. According to a deposition filed after the Sept.
Tuscaloosa man accused of strangling girlfriend unconscious, raping her, stealing her car
Police are investigating a Tuscaloosa man's alleged strangulation and rape of his girlfriend, the county's Metro Homicide Unit said Monday. Sgt. Dale Phillips, the unit's commander, said the Tuscaloosa Police Department called the homicide unit, which investigates almost all violent and sexual crimes in the Tuscaloosa area, to a residence on 10th Avenue in pre-dawn hours Saturday morning.
Police: gambling dispute may be responsible for weekend shootings that injured 3 in Tuscaloosa
Three men suffered non-serious injuries after they were shot in Tuscaloosa this weekend, possibly over a gambling dispute, investigators said Monday afternoon. Sgt. Dale Phillips, the commander of the Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit, said his unit was called to DCH Regional Medical Center at 2:30 a.m. Saturday after a 34-year-old man was admitted with a gunshot wound through his heel.
Live updates from Nick Saban's press conference to open Florida week
Alabama head coach Nick Saban grimaces as he talks with ESPN after Alabama's 52-12 win over Southern Miss, Saturday, September 13, 2014, at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. We'll be following along right here with our typical synopsis of everything Saban says.
Druid City Garden Party sells out for third straight year; see photos from Tuscaloosa...
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- The Druid City Garden Project drew another sold-out crowd for its third annual Garden Party on Sunday at the Tuscaloosa River Market, featuring a huge variety or local and regional restaurants and breweries. Participating restaurants include Chuck's Fish, The Cypress Inn, Edgar's Bakery & Cafe, Epiphany Cafe, Hotel Capstone, Jim 'n' Nicks Bar-B-Q, Kozy's, Manna Grocery and Deli, Mary's Cake & Pastries, Southern Alehouse, and Tin Top Restaurant and Oyster Bar.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
SUV destroyed in car fire on Skyland Blvd Sunday night
An SUV was destroyed in a single-car car fire in front of a laundromat near Skyland Blvd. and Pallisades Dr., Sunday. No injures appeared t have resulted from the fire at the scene, which drew responses from Tuscaloosa fire, police and other rescue personnel.
Alabama Fan Tailgate of the Week: TNT Crew tailgate says 'You've got to join us if you're...
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- If the folks from the TNT Crew tailgate see you parking or walking to an Alabama game by yourself, prepare to for a little hospitality if you're in Lot A along University Boulevard near the student recreation fields. We ventured away from the Quad this week to find our AL.com Alabama Fan Tailgate of the Week, and we found a great one that sets a terrific standard in southern hospitality for others.
Detroit Free Press
UAW's humble Alabama organizing office conceals active campaign
UAW works to organize Mercedes-Benz at expanding A...: The UAW continues to try to organize workers at Mercedes-Benz's plant in Alabama just as the automaker is expanding the plant so it can make more than 300,000 vehicles annually. In Alabama, the UAW has been working for more than two years and has found some sympathetic Mercedes-Benz workers coached on how best to preach union values to their colleagues.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Alabama football fashion: Tide fans rock creative T-shirts, spandex, crimson kilts, and...
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- Alabama football players suited up in Tuscaloosa for the second week in a row, as did their loyal fan base Folks decked themselves out in creative T-shirts, bow-ties, sundresses, silly hats and much more for Alabama' second home game in Tuscaloosa, this time against Southern Mississippi. Take a look at our photo gallery above.
Your Southern Contestants in the Miss America Pageant
If you've ever donned a gown made from a bedsheet swiped from your mother's linen closet and paraded in front of the TV in September, then you were probably watching The Miss America Pageant. Sure, college football might be King in the South, but the beauty pageant is Queen.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
60-year-old Tuscaloosa woman charged with child sexual abuse
Investigators said the alleged abuse happened between July and September of this year. The victims claim they were abused inside Prince's home on 61st Street.
60-year-old woman accused of sexually abusing young boys in Tuscaloosa charged with sodomy
According to court records, Mary Prince, the suspect, is charged with three counts of second-degree sodomy and one of sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 years old. Lt. Andy Norris of the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office told the Tuscaloosa News that the victims the authorities are aware of were between 9 and 14. According to their report, the boys lived in Prince's neighborhood.
Need a job? Auto suppliers seek to fill up to 400 positions at Saturday hiring event
At least nine companies will be on hand for a Saturday job fair in Tuscaloosa, seeking to fill between 200 and 400 jobs. The Region 3 Workforce Development Council and West Alabama Works Inc. are hosting an Automotive Hiring Fair from 9 a.m. to noon at the Tuscaloosa Career & Technology Academy at 2800 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
WPTV Local News
Fun Facts on Jay Cashmere
Family Life: My beautiful wife, Kelly, and I have been married two and half years. We have one boy named Cruz , and one on the way.
In the race to build fiber-optic broadband networks in Alabama, Tuscaloosa has a 44-mile...
Fiber optic broadband networks deliver Internet access and other data transfers at unprecedented speeds, and Tuscaloosa has a head start on other Alabama cities on offering those services to its citizens. (Bidgee TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- Throughout the state and nation, cities are beginning to examine the practicality of establishing high-speed fiber-optic internet service, and in the Yellowhammer State, Tuscaloosa has a leg up on the competition.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Grammy-winner R. Kelly returning to Tuscaloosa Amphitheater in October; tickets on sale...
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- R&B superstar R. Kelly will return to the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on Sunday, Oct. 26, the venue announced Thursday afternoon. ANNOUNCING! @rkelly is returning to the @TuscaloosaAmp on Oct. 26! Tickets go on sale Fri, Sept.