Tuscaloosa http://apr.org en Tuscaloosa OKs License Fee For Ticket Sellers http://apr.org/post/tuscaloosa-oks-license-fee-ticket-sellers <p></p><p>The city of Tuscaloosa is joining Auburn in clamping down on ticket scalpers.</p><p>The Tuscaloosa City Council has approved a law that requires anyone involved with a ticket reselling business to get a license from City Hall.</p><p>The Tuscaloosa News reports that the license will cost $100 for both resellers and runners who purchase tickets from other individuals.</p><p>The city has been regulating ticket scalpers since the 1970s.</p><p>The city of Auburn imposed a $155 license on ticket sellers earlier this month.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:48:53 +0000 The Associated Press 56351 at http://apr.org Tuscaloosa OKs License Fee For Ticket Sellers City Seeks To Learn Why Emergency System Failed http://apr.org/post/city-seeks-learn-why-emergency-system-failed <p></p><p>Emergency officials are trying to learn why Tuscaloosa's emergency alert system failed to warn people of a tornado that struck parts of the city and county.</p><p>The EF-1 twister struck the community on April 28.</p><p>The Tuscaloosa News reports that the system failed to make automatic phone calls or send text notifications to the 25,000 numbers or email addresses registered.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 21:14:23 +0000 The Associated Press 51523 at http://apr.org City Seeks To Learn Why Emergency System Failed Ala. City Uses 1 Camera To Issue 784 Traffic Fines http://apr.org/post/ala-city-uses-1-camera-issue-784-traffic-fines <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The City of Tuscaloosa has used a traffic monitoring camera to issue more than 780 citations in the past three months.</p><p>The Tuscaloosa News reports 784 citations were issued between Sept. 1 and Nov. 30 to drivers who ran a red light at the intersection of 15th Street and Sixth Avenue.</p><p>Drivers are fined $110. City Hall keeps $70 of each fine and $30 is given to Gatso USA Inc., the company hired to install and monitor the camera. The remaining $10 is given to the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center.</p> Sun, 08 Dec 2013 17:42:52 +0000 The Associated Press 42911 at http://apr.org Ala. City Uses 1 Camera To Issue 784 Traffic Fines Tuscaloosa Working to Address Sewage Spill Spike http://apr.org/post/tuscaloosa-working-address-sewage-spill-spike <p>Officials in Tuscaloosa say they're working to address sewage spills that seem to be happening more frequently because of heavy rain, broken sewer lines and malfunctioning pumping stations.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/1452aRR) a Water and Sewer Department report earlier this week said 1.3 million gallons of sewage has spilled in the first part of 2013. The figure is more than 13 times higher than the total amount of sewage that spilled in the area last year.<br> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:13:20 +0000 The Associated Press 37963 at http://apr.org Tuscaloosa Working to Address Sewage Spill Spike Grace Period Ends For Tuscaloosa Red-Light Runners http://apr.org/post/grace-period-ends-tuscaloosa-red-light-runners <p></p><p>Authorities say that after a month long grace period, motorists caught by red-light cameras in Tuscaloosa will now be fined for each violation.</p><p>Fines of $110 began Sunday, as September began. Violators caught on camera in August received warning tickets.</p><p>Tuscaloosa police Sgt. Brent Blankley said the only camera installed and active is at 15th Street and Sixth Avenue East/Dr. Edward Hillard Drive.</p> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 21:26:48 +0000 The Associated Press 37125 at http://apr.org Grace Period Ends For Tuscaloosa Red-Light Runners Governor Bentley's Private Home Burglarized http://apr.org/post/governor-bentleys-private-home-burglarized Police say someone has broken into the private home of Gov. Robert Bentley in Tuscaloosa. A police statement issued Wednesday says officers responded to an alarm that went off at Bentley's home shortly before midnight on Sunday. A television was taken, but police say other items weren't reported missing. Police say someone entered the house through a window by force. No arrests have been made, but police say they are investigating. Bentley is a retired dermatologist who lived in Tuscaloosa before being elected governor. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 22:11:54 +0000 The Associated Press 18790 at http://apr.org Governor Bentley's Private Home Burglarized Changes In Tuscaloosa For First 'Bama Home Game http://apr.org/post/changes-tuscaloosa-first-bama-home-game <p>Changes are in store for tens of thousands of football fans who will pour into Tuscaloosa for the University of Alabama's first home football game of the season. Officials are now banning parking along a road where thousands of people used to park for free, Jack Warner Parkway. The change could force more people to pay for parking or shuttle rides to Bryant-Denny Stadium. The university also has installed more cell phone antennas around the stadium in a joint venture with AT&amp;T and Verizon Wireless. Sat, 08 Sep 2012 17:36:09 +0000 The Associated Press 17557 at http://apr.org Changes In Tuscaloosa For First 'Bama Home Game Tuscaloosa Gets FEMA Grant For Warning System http://apr.org/post/tuscaloosa-gets-fema-grant-warning-system <p>The city of Tuscaloosa plans to begin using a system that will warn residents of threats ranging from tornadoes to chemical spills.</p><p>The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a $124,000 grant for the city to implement an early warning system that sends alerts by telephones, pagers and text messages.</p><p>City officials say a computer linked to a phone system will send alerts to any resident who signs up for the service.</p><p>The system is similar to one that the University of Alabama uses to send alerts to students and staff members during an emergency.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 22:07:22 +0000 Associated Press 15765 at http://apr.org Tuscaloosa Gets FEMA Grant For Warning System Mine Project Gets Tax Breaks from Tuscaloosa Co. http://apr.org/post/mine-project-gets-tax-breaks-tuscaloosa-co <p></p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 20:19:06 +0000 Associated Press 14925 at http://apr.org Mine Project Gets Tax Breaks from Tuscaloosa Co. Police Search for Temerson Square Shooter Over http://apr.org/post/police-search-temerson-square-shooter-over <p><strong>3:49 p.m.</strong><br />Nathan Van Wilkins, 44 years old, of Northport has been charged with 1 count of Attempted Murder and placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a $100,000.00 Bond. Investigators are currently obtaining 16 more warrants for Attempted Murder and 1 warrant for Shooting into an Occupied Building. Once the warrants are obtained Wilkins will have a $1,800,000.00 Bond.</p><p><strong>1:00 p.m.</strong><br />Jasper police have shooting suspect in custody after he surrendered to authorities. &nbsp;APR News to bring more updates as they develop.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 16:19:34 +0000 Eva Demonbreun Lynch 14717 at http://apr.org Police Search for Temerson Square Shooter Over University of Alabama Hires Texas Tech President http://apr.org/post/university-alabama-hires-texas-tech-president <p>Texas Tech University president Guy Bailey is the new president of the University of Alabama.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp; Trustees unanimously approved Bailey&#39;s hiring during a meeting in Tuscaloosa on Wednesday. The Montgomery native says he&#39;s honored to be returning to his alma mater.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp; Search committee chairwoman Karen Brooks says it&#39;s a ``bonus&#39;&#39; that Bailey is an Alabama graduate. Wed, 11 Jul 2012 18:26:32 +0000 Associated Press 14408 at http://apr.org