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Recent articles by Tim:

Tuscaloosa restaurant feeds hundreds for Thanksgiving

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — More than 2,000 free meals were served to families on Thanksgiving day in Tuscaloosa at downtown restaurant Chuck’s Fish. 155 volunteers spent the day at Chuck’s to help staff feed everyone who came inside for a Thanksgiving meal. Erin Barfield is the restaurant’s manager and says the business prepares for the annual […] → Read More

State troopers urge drivers to be careful on Thanksgiving

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency say they expect 54 million Americans to travel this week for the Thanksgiving holiday season. ALEA Corporal Reginal King says motorists can expect to see more troopers on the road and he is encouraging drivers to be careful. “Anytime there is an increased volume of […] → Read More

Holidays on the Plaza opens for the season in Tuscaloosa

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in downtown Tuscaloosa, as the annual Holidays on the Plaza is underway. Families get to see lots of decorated Christmas trees at the Tinsel Trail and can lace up their skates to go ice skating. Nicole Moreno-Lacalle says the annual holiday event is perfect […] → Read More

Tuscaloosa City Schools to pay teacher interns to ease teacher shortage

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — Tuscaloosa City School leaders are trying new methods to combat the teacher shortage problem. Superintendent Dr. Mike Daria tells CBS 42 that starting in January, the school system will begin paying teacher interns to help keep them in the school system. “We are taking a different approach to recruit the best […] → Read More

Convicted sex offender will spend 32 years in prison for raping 13-year-old

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — A Cottondale man has been sentenced for the sexual abuse and rape of a 13-year-old that resulted in her getting pregnant. Ardarius Nevels was sentenced to 32 years in prison Wednesday. Tuscaloosa County Chief Deputy DA Paula Whitley says she is satisfied with the sentence imposed by the judge. “We are […] → Read More

University Medical Center relocates Northport clinic to better serve community

NORTHPORT, Ala. (WIAT) — The University Medical Center has relocated its Northport clinic to a new building on Jemison Lane, as they hope to expand medical services in Tuscaloosa County. Dr. Richard Friend is the Dean of the College of Community Health Sciences at the University of Alabama. He says the medical center offers several […] → Read More

Fire put out at abandoned Northport lumber mill

NORTHPORT, Ala. (WIAT) — Police and firefighters are currently investigating the cause of a fire at an abandoned lumber mill in Northport. Northport Police confirmed the fire started around 9:45 a.m. Monday at the old Richardson Lumber Mill off Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near Archibald’s. Firefighters reportedly had the blaze under control at 10:30 a.m. […] → Read More

Many attend Veterans Day events in Tuscaloosa County to pay tribute to those who serve

NORTHPORT, Ala. (WIAT) — Many turned out Friday morning for Northport’s first-ever Veterans Day Parade on Main Avenue downtown. The parade started around 9 a.m., and business owner Crystal Buck says it was exciting to see so many come out to pay tribute to veterans. “The excitement has been felt throughout the week and people […] → Read More

Tuscaloosa family injured in July crash reunited at home

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — A Tuscaloosa mother is speaking out after she and her children were injured in a serious car accident in July. On July 13, Martin was driving her minivan with her four kids inside and struck a tractor-trailer as she got off at the Cottondale exit to merge onto Skyland Boulevard. The […] → Read More

Tuscaloosa artist pays tribute to fallen soldiers

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — A Tuscaloosa veteran is paying tribute to fallen heroes by creating works of art for their families. From inside his garage, artist and sculptor Lee Busby is doing his best to honor fallen soldiers. He is creating artwork to remember them as part of a Birmingham group called Alabama Fallen Warriors Project. […] → Read More

Tuscaloosa man on trial for vehicular manslaughter

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — A vehicular manslaughter trial is underway in Tuscaloosa. Defendant Roger Crain is charged with manslaughter in connection for the death of his pregnant girlfriend. The assistant district attorney says Crain was in a car accident in 2019 on Highway 82 and his car left the roadway and crashed into a tree […] → Read More

Community mourns Tuscaloosa County High School graduate killed in car crash

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — A Tuscaloosa County High School graduate is being remembered after a deadly car crash. Police say 24-year-old Robert Robles died in a head-on collision Saturday with a Tuscaloosa County Deputy. Robles played basketball at County High and then graduated in 2017. His former basketball coach Curt Weeks says he is heartbroken […] → Read More

Volunteers organize Black Warrior River cleanup near Tuscaloosa Riverwalk

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — Tuscaloosa’s Hotel Indigo is working together with the Black Warrior Riverkeeper to remove trash from the riverway and protect the local environment. Volunteers spent time Tuesday picking up trash along the Riverwalk, which is located near the Black Warrior River. Taylor Liles from Hotel Indigo says the effort is called Tuscaloosa […] → Read More

Greensboro schools close due to flu outbreak

GREENSBORO, Ala. (WIAT) — More than 200 Hale County school students are out sick with flu-like symptoms this week in what may be a possible outbreak of the virus. Superintendent Michael Ryans decided to switch Greensboro Elementary, Middle and High school students over to virtual learning Friday to try to stop the spread of the […] → Read More

Bibb County family wants justice in cold case murder

CENTREVILLE, Ala. (WIAT) — A Bibb County family is seeking justice for the murder of their loved one. 56-year-old Sandra Lockett Huckelberry was found stabbed multiple times in her Centreville home in October 2014. This month marks the 8th anniversary of her death. Evelyn Lockett wants her sister’s killer caught and to face consequences for the […] → Read More

West Alabama residents prepared for storms

SAWYERVILLE, Ala. (WIAT) – West Alabama braced for the possibility of severe weather on Tuesday. An EF-2 tornado devastated the Sawyerville community of Hale County in February, destroying 20 homes and claiming one life. Bread of Life Church Pastor Mercy Pickens is glad there were no tornado threats this time around. The entire church was destroyed […] → Read More

University of Alabama prepares for homecoming game

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) – It’s a big weekend at the Capstone as Alabama prepares for homecoming weekend in Tuscaloosa. Wooden pallets are stacked up high on the quad for Friday night’s bonfire gathering for thousands of students and local residents to attend. UA students Eli Armendariz is excited for the busy weekend and hoping the […] → Read More

Tuscaloosa National Airport to get improvements

On Tuesday night, the Tuscaloosa City Council decided to move forward with making improvements and upgrades to the Tuscaloosa Airport terminal. Mayor Walt Maddox also says they will be extending the runways. → Read More

Drug task force team in West Alabama cracking down on drug trafficking

West Alabama has a special team of law enforcement agents dedicated to stopping the flow of drugs and apprehending drug dealers. The agents work for the 17th Judicial Circuit Drug Task force based in Demopolis. → Read More

Alabama Department of Transportation closes Covered Bridge for repairs

The Alabama Department of Transportation is temporarily closing the Covered Bridge Road overpass over Interstate 20-59 starting Monday, Oct. 17 until Friday, Nov. 18. → Read More