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Winds are South at 11.5 MPH (10 KT). The pressure is 1015.8 mb and the humidity is 87%. Last Updated on Feb 23 2019, 5:53 am CST.
Weather Forecast for Tuscaloosa
A chance of showers before 9am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 9am and noon, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Some of the storms could be severe. Areas of dense fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 78. South wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a chance of showers. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall. Low around 51. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Sunny, with a high near 62. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Clear, with a low around 37. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 62. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 39.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.
A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 68.
A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49.
A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65.
A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67.
Tuscaloosa News and Events
The rain-swollen Black Warrior River, as seen from Manderson Landing on Friday, has flooded the concrete platform near the water.The river was at 131 feet at Oliver Lock and Dam on Friday afternoon, 2 feet above flood stage, according to the National Weather Service.Upriver at Holt Lock and Dam, the river was high at 137 feet but below flood stage.During the past week, at least 3.72 inches of rain fell in the Tuscaloosa area. [gh:iframe [...]
Checkers returned to Northport on Wednesday when it opened at 5500 McFarland Blvd. in the old Payless Shoe Source site across from Captain D's seafood restaurant.The restaurant is under the management of local Checkers and Rally’s franchisee Larry Rockwell, who oversees the operation of the two Checkers locations in Tuscaloosa.When the restaurant was announced in January 2018, Northport city leaders were quick to welcome the new eatery back to the city after an almost 20- [...]
BIRMINGHAM — A white Alabama newspaper editor who advocated for the revival of the Ku Klux Klan is turning over control of the small weekly to a black woman.The Democrat-Reporter of Linden announced Friday that Elecia R. Dexter will take over as publisher and editor from Goodloe Sutton, who has run the 140-year-old paper since the 1960s.Dexter, 46, told The Associated Press that Sutton will retain ownership of the newspaper, which has a circulation of about 3,000, "but I [...]
One of the hardest things for Jane Barron after her sister’s death in 1999 wasn't the realization that she would never see her sibling again. The hardest part was seeing her sister's friends do all the things he sister never got to do.For years, Barron watched as people who grew up with Joey Anne Barksdale graduated from college, went to work, got married and had children. In other words, she saw all the things her 18-year-old sister [...]
Shanel Brown played a large role in preparing Hillcrest High School’s first Black History Month program Friday, but she wanted its themes to reach out to all students.On Friday, as the science teacher stood before a packed auditorium filled with students — about equally divided between white and black — Brown stressed the theme of the program, “Success Through Unity.” But to begin, she focused on each individual first.“Before [...]
Theater-lovers might approach a show something like a religious experience: Gathering in rows at a set time, colored lights streaming down, focusing on stories intended to pursue deeper meaning, often underscored by music.Modern churches have learned from theater, bringing in contemporary performances, high-tech lighting and sound. Dynamic preachers can work up a sweat in a 20-pew country chapel, or be miked and projected [...]
KARACHI, Pakistan — Pakistani police say five children have died of suspected food poisoning after their family had dinner at a restaurant in the country's south.Police official Ameer Shaikh said on Friday that the family of eight, from the southwestern city of Quetta, arrived in the port city of Karachi the previous night.He says they had dinner at a restaurant in Karachi's business district where the suspected food poisoning occurred. He says the family also had food [...]
The Northport City Council on Friday approved an incentives package for a commercial project on U.S. Highway 82, which leaders hope will help spur future development along the corridor.“I think everyone can agree Northport is starting to position itself for retail development,” Council President Jay Logan said. “We have a real opportunity to bring a new energy to the city.”The council met in a specially called meeting Friday to vote on the agreement [...]
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated to clarify that students who heard about a gun on campus reported it to staff early Thursday. Two students who saw the gun came forward during the afternoon hours, according to school officials.A Collins-Riverside Middle School student took a gun to school Thursday with intentions of selling it to another student, school officials said Friday.Reports from students launched a search that lasted into the [...]
The annual Tour of Kitchens is set for 1-4 p.m. Saturday.Dubbed a “must-do event for future brides,” the tour is hosted by the Board of the Friends of WUAL and is meant to give homeowners ideas for upgrading or renovating their own kitchens.Each $25 tour ticket provides access to the homes as well as a variety of food samples and desserts from local caterers that is provided at each location.Individual tickets purchased online at via the [...]
This is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama, which concludes with a tax-free weekend for emergency supplies.Sales taxes won't be applied to qualifying items costing less than $60, including batteries, weather radios, flashlights, tarps, plywood and other items for protecting windows in storms, ice chests and coolers, ice packs, first aid kits, and fire, smoke and carbon dioxide detectors. Sales taxes won't be charged on generators costing less than $1,000.The tax-free [...]
JACKSON, Miss. — A soggy South saw floodwaters push into homes and submerge highways Friday as a week of relentless rain continued to pound the Mississippi and Tennessee valleys.Saturday could be worse across parts of eastern Arkansas, northern Mississippi and western Tennessee, with forecasters predicting inches more rain and a strong chance of tornadoes. The water will take weeks to drain, with the worst flood since 2011 predicted for parts of the lower Mississippi [...]
BERLIN — Police in southern Germany say a slaughterhouse worker suffered serious injuries after being kicked in the face by a dead cow.In a statement, police said the cow was "killed according to regulations" early Thursday at an abattoir in Aalen, and hung from a meat hook for further processing.Police said the carcass then kicked the man in the face, apparently due to a nerve impulse that experts say isn't uncommon.The 41-year-old worker was hospitalized.
FRANKFURT, Germany — Volkswagen says it increased operating earnings and sales last year despite troubles getting vehicles certified under new European emissions tests.The company said Friday that operating earnings before one-time factors rose to 17.1 billion euros in 2018 from 17.0 billion in 2017. Sales revenue rose by 6.3 billion euros to reach 235.8 billion for the year.The company sold a record 10.8 million cars, a 0.9 percent increase, despite bottlenecks [...]
WEDOWEE — New charges have been filed against an Alabama high school teacher accused of repeatedly raping a 15-year-old student.Al.com reports authorities on Thursday announced 30-year-old David Brenton Burkhalter is now charged with second-degree rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and school employee sexual contact near Calhoun County.Burkhalter was arrested last week on similar charges by Wedowee police and the Randolph County Sheriff's Office.Police have said [...]
MONTGOMERY — Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker is delivering the keynote address at a Selma church during the annual commemoration of the "Bloody Sunday" civil rights march.Booker will speak at the Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma on March 3. His campaign announced the appearance Friday.Booker is one of several Democrats attending the event which often draws national political figures.On March 7, 1965, African-Americans seeking voting rights [...]
CULLMAN — A former Alabama Senate leader accused of taking more than $25,000 from client's trust funds while working as a lawyer has been charged with felony theft, authorities said Friday.Zeb Little, 50, of Cullman was arrested Thursday on three theft charges. He was booked into the county jail and released on bond of $15,000.A statement from the attorney general's office said Little was indicted after Cullman County grand jurors heard evidence earlier this month. [...]
LONDON — The family of a U.K. teenager who ran away to join the Islamic State group begged the British government on Friday to help bring her newborn son to Britain.Shamima Begum's family has written to Home Secretary Sajid Javid, asking for his help in bringing her baby to Britain and describing him as a "true innocent." They also say they plan to challenge Javid's decision to revoke Begum's British citizenship.Begum was 15 when she fled east London with two other [...]
New England Patriots owner and part-time Palm Beach, Fla., resident Robert Kraft is one of 25 people facing charges of soliciting prostitutes as part of a series of human trafficking and prostitution arrests in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast, Jupiter Police Chief Daniel Kerr said Friday.Police say they have video of Kraft, 77, paying for sex acts last month at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter. Investigators obtained a warrant Jan. 15 to set up [...]
Utility work will force the closure of a portion of Lurleen Wallace Boulevard on Sunday.Officials with the Alabama Department of Transportation said the left lane on Lurleen Wallace Boulevard North will be shut down at 12th street to allow for the work.This one-day closure is set to take place from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m., but could change depending on the weather, said John D. McWilliams, spokesman for ALDOT’s West Central Region.The right lane will remain open, and [...]
So there's a host. No, no host. But a lot of guest presenters!Only a couple of songs will be sung. Ah, nope, all of 'em.And the cinematographers and editors will either not be shown or will be cut from broadcast, ironically, being as showing images and cutting film creates about 80 percent of the magic of movies.Nope, whoops, all is well, everyone's back on the show. Remain calm.An ongoing series of snafus and fumbles began several months ago when [...]
Sculptors hoping to become part of the public-art wave in Tuscaloosa now have until May 1 to submit proposals for a work to stand adjacent to Hudson-Poole Fine Jewelers.And March 1 is still the cut-off for artists to propose an outdoor mural to run alongside the Egan's Bar wall.Both RFPs (request for proposal) are part of the continuing drive from the city of Tuscaloosa to beautify our area with more public art, seen in works such as Hallie O'Kelley's [...]
OK, so it's Bette Midler singing the "Mary Poppins Returns" song, not Dick van Dyke and Julie Andrews, because the Academy Awards is a dream factory only in its most high-falutin', overwritten montage voiceovers.Still, the Divine Miss M is a good sign.Or.Flashing back to 1989, again, last time the Oscars ran without a host, one segment cut from the infamous Rob Lowe-Snow White sequence was: A Bette Midler impersonator.She'd have been singing and [...]
Mythbuster (or, maybe more perzactly, myth-reminder) for this scarlet-hearted day: Valentines weren't invented by Hallmark any more than Coca-Cola birthed Christmas cards. Tail. Dog.Somewhat as with the Yuletide season, the origins of St. Valentine's Day became smothered under contemporary notions of togetherness and love, with a slightly more hot-blooded emphasis on eros than agape, giving gifts once thought to inspire passion — chocolates, [...]
I loved "The Lego Movie," and I liked "The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part." That about covers it.The first one enjoyed the advantage of surprise. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, writers-directors of genuine wit and bouncing-atom invention, created such a natural flow for their 2014 joke barrage, and such a high-velocity rhythm for the action scenes, the results zoomed straight past 95 percent of recent animated feature filmmaking. [...]
LOCAL MUSICTODAYFew Miles South: 10 p.m., Green Bar, 2209 Fourth St. www.greenbarttown.comFRIDAYGraystone: 7 p.m., Green Bar, 2209 Fourth St. www.greenbarttown.comD.C Moon: 10 p.m., Alcove International Tavern, 730 22nd Ave. www.alcovetavern.comLittle Raine Band: 10 p.m., Green Bar, 2209 Fourth St. www.greenbarttown.comWhiskey River: 10 p.m., Rhythm and Brews, 2308 Fourth St. www.rhythmandbrews. [...]
LOCAL MUSICTHURSDAYRSvP: 6-9 p.m., The Lookout Rooftop Bar. FRIDAYThe Band U.S.: 10 p.m., Rhythm and Brews, 2308 Fourth St. www.rhythmandbrews.com.Midnight Revel, the Joey Freshwater Trio, Manic Vision, Hushpuppy Highway: 8 p.m., $10, 21 and up, Green Bar, 2209 Fourth St. [...]
So the 2019 Oscars show still has no host, but what, ABC worry?Speaking at the Television Critics Association this week, the network's President of Entertainment Karey Burke said "I, ironically, have found that the lack of clarity around the Oscars has kept the Oscars really in the conversation." Proving that, like roughly 90 percent of humans, she doesn't understand the meaning of irony. Now "Ironically, the fact that nobody cares has kept it in the conversation" would [...]
LOCAL MUSICTHURSDAYKate Sowley, Mackenzie Roarke: 10 p.m., Egan’s, 1229 University Blvd.Tattooed Cowboy: 10 p.m., Green Bar, 2209 Fourth St. www.greenbarttown.com.FRIDAYThe B-Sides: 7 p.m., Green Bar, 2209 Fourth St. www.greenbarttown.com.The Cadillac Three, the Josephines: 9 p.m., $20 to $35, Druid City Music Hall. 1307 University Blvd. www.druidcitymusichall.com.When Particles Collide, KGL: 9 p.m., Alcove International Tavern, 730 [...]
On some level, The Blacklist has always been about the two Raymond Reddingtons. There's the criminal mastermind Reddington (James Spader), who simultaneously torments and aids the [...]
Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire ( [...]
In its unique approach to the issues affecting African Americans, black-ish masterfully blends humor with unflinching honesty, establishing itself as one of the most culturally relevant shows out there in the process. The inventive comedy is set to tackle Black History Month in a thought-provoking episode airing Tuesday, Feb. 26 that also [...]
Leah Pipes is headed back to The CW for a witchin' good time, but probably not on the series you'd hoped. [...]
Malec and Clace may have dominated the shipping storylines on Shadowhunters for the last three years, but it sounds like Season 3B will definitely be Sizzy's time to shine!Though fans have always been invested in seeing a romantic storyline between Simon ( [...]
The best picture race to Sunday's 91st Academy Awards remains unpredictable, but odds makers peg Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" as the film most likely to triumph at the end of the night.
Jennie Snyder Urman is trading virgins for trust fund babies!Jane the Virgin creator Jennie Snyder Urman has a new, unnamed pilot in the works with CBS, according to [...]
Bad news, Earpers. Production on Wynonna Earp's fourth season has been delayed, TV Guide has confirmed. Production company IDW Entertainment is currently seeking ways to fund the anticipated new episodes of the cult Syfy drama and has delayed production as a result, according to [...]
Forget winter. It's the beginning of the end that's coming: Game of Thrones' eighth and final season [...]
R&B singer R. Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse in Cook County, Ill., according to the Chicago Sun-Times.According to the Daily Beast, the charges stem from a video which allegedly shows [...]
The Big Bang Theory might be drawing to a close, but its spin-off Young Sheldon will get plenty more time to grow. Amid its second season run, CBS has renewed Young [...]
R&B singer R. Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse in Cook County, Ill., according to the Chicago Sun-Times.According to the Daily Beast, the charges stem from a video which allegedly shows [...]
LOS ANGELES — Peter Tork, a talented singer-songwriter and instrumentalist whose musical skills were often overshadowed by his role as the goofy, lovable bass guitarist in the made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at age 77.Tork's son Ivan Iannoli told The Associated Press his father died Thursday morning at the family home in Connecticut of complications from adinoid cystic carcinoma, a rare cancer of the salivary glands. He had battled the disease since 2009. [...]
Who had a Valentine’s date with Kelly Clarkson?This guy - and about 12,000 other people.Kelly Clarkson brought her “Meaning Of Life Tour” to a sold-out Van Andel Arena last week in Grand Rapids, Michigan.It was the third time I got to see Clarkson live, the second time for my niece, Alexis.Before Clarkson took the stage, Brynn Cartelli, season 14 winner of “The Voice,” and country star Kelsea Ballerini performed. Cartelli was good, but time and [...]
As you prepare for the 2019 Academy Awards, make sure you know what you're getting into.There are five songs nominated for Best Original Song, with "Shallow" from "A Star is Born" as the popular favorite.Here's how to watch all the Oscars Best Picture nomineesBut have you heard them all? Take a [...]
Rob Thomas, lead singer and chief songwriter of Matchbox Twenty, will play the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on June 30, according to Birmingham-based booking agent Red Mountain Entertainment. Singer-songwriter Abby Anderson will open the 7 p.m. show.Though he's had more hits as front man of the Orlando-area-born rock band, Robert Kelly Thomas also has found solo success with songs such as 2005's "Lonely No More," a No. 1 single on the adult contemporary charts, from his No. 1 [...]
One way to spot an artist: Look which way the river's flowing. The creator will be the one striding against it. For Monday's Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra concert, "Hope and Splendor," Adam Flatt chose music by a pair of contrarians, showing off the orchestra with romantic pieces in the month celebrating Valentines."Music in the time of modernism (roughly the late 19th and early 20th centuries) was moving away from emotionalism and [...]
James McMurtry fascinates me.He gives off an old stoic vibe, Gen X American Gothic.I discovered him a few years back with the brilliant "Choctaw Bingo" — do yourself a favor and YouTube it — and was hooked.McMurtry is writing about Woody Guthrie’s America in the 21st century, but with Townes Van Zandt’s attitude and John Prine’s writing style.A song-poet with a devoted cult following, McMurtry, 56, writes songs about [...]
Tickets go on sale at noon Friday for the upcoming Pentatonix concert at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.The Grammy-winning group, along with opening act Rachel Platten, will be at the amphitheater at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22.Tickets will be available through the Amphitheater box office at 2710 Jack Warner Parkway, Ticketmaster.com, and by calling 800-745-3000. Admission to the standing-only pit will be $129.50. Reserved seats will be $129.50, $89.50, $69.50, $39.50 and $25. All [...]
“It was a ladies night and the feeling’s right - oh, what a night.”Those iconic words from Kool & The Gang could be used to describe the telecast of the 61st Grammy Awards. It definitely was a night for female performers.First, I have to give major props to Alicia Keys for hosting the Grammys. The 15-time Grammy winner did an exceptional job. The audience seemed delighted with her enthusiasm and charm.Now, on to the performances. The Grammys have gone from being [...]
ATLANTA — Rapper Lil Baby was arrested in Atlanta after he recklessly passed other cars at high speed in an orange Corvette and tried to flee a state trooper, according to the Georgia State Patrol. The rapper, whose given name is Dominique Jones, faces charges of failing to signal when changing lanes, reckless driving and attempting to flee or elude police. He was booked into the Atlanta City Detention Center and was released on a signature bond.A representative for [...]
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for the upcoming Little Big Town concert at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.The hitmaking country quartet will perform at the amphitheater at 8 p.m. Aug. 16. Rising country group Midland, from Dripping Springs, Texas, will open.Tickets will be available at the Amphitheater box office, through Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Prices will be [...]
LOS ANGELES — Stevie Wonder jammed with his harmonica, John Legend crooned while playing the piano and Ciara pranced onstage dressed like Rick James on Tuesday night at Motown Records' 60th anniversary concert.Wonder closed out the all-star lineup performing more than a half-dozen songs at the "Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration" at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The tribute hosted by Smokey Robinson and Cedric the Entertainer will air April 21 on CBS.Motown [...]
Days after rapper Cardi B took home the Best Rap Album trophy for her debut release "Invasion of Privacy," an online petition asking the hip-hop star and Instagram celeb not to play the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo logged more than 17,000 signatures.The petition, on the Care2 platform, is titled [...]
Have you ever wondered what Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes contractually requires before he takes the stage? One Texas university doesn’t want you to know.The University of Texas at El Paso is requesting to withhold the "Stitches" singer’s contracts for an October performance at the university, a lawsuit filed in Travis County says.Mendes, who sang with Miley Cyrus at this year’s Grammy Awards, performed at the West Texas university on Oct. 13 [...]
Imagine a world where every child learns the rich musical heritage of West Alabama and the region’s deep roots in blues music. That’s the goal the Alabama Blues Project strives for every day.Ashley Wheat, the new executive director, stepped into the dream Tuesday, her first day on the job. She is already hard at work on many of the Tuscaloosa-based nonprofit's projects, including the upcoming 11th annual Evening of Art and Blues.“I want to stay with [...]
ATLANTA — Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage was granted bond for release Tuesday after spending more than a week in federal immigration custody, but he wasn't freed right away, his lawyer said.The rapper, whose given name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested during a targeted immigration operation early on Feb. 3. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said at the time that the British citizen had overstayed his visa and had a felony conviction.Abraham- [...]
The 2019 Grammy Awards were a night to remember. If you didn't get to watch (or if you just want to relive it), here are five of the biggest moments from the night.Michelle Obama showed upIf you've read the former first lady's insanely popular autobiography, "Becoming," you'll know Michelle Obama is a huge music fan, thanks in part to her grandfather, who shared records with her when she was young. So it may not be too surprising that she took the stage [...]
LOS ANGELES — At a pre-Grammy brunch honoring Janelle Monae, a few hundred music industry players and performers packed tightly in a room to hear the singer speak passionately about women being the backbone of the music industry and dominating in nominations at Sunday's show.And then there was a loud noise of glass shattering in the background."That glass ceiling has to be broken," Monae improvised as the audience erupted into cheers and applause.Monae hosted the [...]
The 61st Grammy Awards take place Sunday. Here's what you need to know about the 2019 ceremony.When is it?The awards start at 8 p.m. EST on Sunday, Feb. 10.Where can I watch?The awards will air on CBS. You can watch it live on TV if you have cable or you can live stream it on [...]
Adam Levine and Maroon 5 delivered a spectacular Super Bowl LIII halftime show, despite being urged to drop out.The band faced months of criticism for agreeing to play the world’s biggest stage.Levine had been adamant for weeks that the band’s decision to perform was made after much consideration.Many had called for the band to back out amid controversy over the NFL’s handling of players like Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the national anthem.Several [...]