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3:54 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Tuscaloosa Warns Uber Drivers Of Possible Arrests

City officials in Tuscaloosa say they've informed representatives of the Uber ridesharing service that drivers will soon face arrest unless the company complies with the city's demands.
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City officials in Tuscaloosa say they've informed representatives of the Uber ridesharing service that drivers will soon face arrest unless the company complies with the city's demands.

Tuscaloosa police Sgt. Brent P. Blankley tells The Tuscaloosa News that police will begin making arrests Wednesday under the city's taxi regulation laws unless the company meets the city's requirements.

Tuscaloosa's many college students are a lucrative market for Uber's business model.

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4:12 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Tuscaloosa Police Phone System Targeted In Attack

Tuscaloosa police say they working with federal authorities to investigate an attack on the department's phone system.

Tuscaloosa police say they are working with federal authorities to investigate an attack on the department's phone system.

Sgt. Brent P. Blankley said in a statement the department was targeted in an attack known as a telephone denial of service on Tuesday afternoon. Blankley says the attack involves multiple phone calls coming into the department at once, which is meant to jam the department's phone system.

Blankley says the objective of the attack is usually to prevent departments from receiving legitimate calls and disrupting public safety operations.

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3:11 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Questions Remain Following Copper Top Shooting

Authorities in Tuscaloosa are piecing together what led to a shooting at a downtown bar that left seventeen people injured.  

This is how the day ended.

“I’d like to report to the media and the public that we do have a suspect in custody at this time,” says Tuscaloosa Police Chief Steve Anderson

This is how it started.

“At approximately 12:29 am, the Tuscaloosa Police Department started receiving 9-1-1 calls concerning an individual who was shooting at the Copper Top Bar.”

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