Vera Turner is a Petty Officer, Second Class in the Navy, who hasn't seen her family in 9 months. Her son, Steven Turner, Jr. is a high school senior who hoped to see his mom as his graduation. while he thought she wasn't going to make it, Vera Turner had other plans. She kept the secret of her coming home from the whole family. Steven was filled with joy when his mom stepped out onto the stage to greet him.
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FIVE YEARS AGO, TATA MOTORS PAID 1.8 BILLION DOLLARS (1.3 BILLION EUROS) FOR BRITAIN'S JAGUAR LAND ROVER. TODAY, UNDER TATA MOTORS MANAGEMENT-- J-L-R IS REGAINING SOME OF ITS LOST LUSTER AND DRIVING FULL PROFIT FOR TATA MOTORS...HELPING THE GROUP MASK WEAK DEMAND AT HOME IN INDIA. C-N-N'S ISA SOARES FINDS OUT WHAT'S BEHIND JAGUAR LAND ROVER'S REVERSE IN FORTUNE.
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The University of Alabama football's celebration at the White House not only gave the team a memory they'll never forget, but it also gave John Kimball "JK" Scott the opportunity to pray over President Trump. Yesterday the Crimson Tide took a trip to the White House to celebrate their national championship win. Vising the White House as a team is a tradition that national championship winners have been following for years. The Tide has been fortunate enough to make the trip five times since 2009.
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WVUA 23 wanted to see what it’s like to be a sheriff’s deputy. So, cameras in-hand, we followed the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office to see how they protect and serve. Deputies have one of the toughest jobs out there and work longer hours than normal. We got to spend the day with Deputy Chanutel Montgomery who says helping people is one of the most satisfying parts of her job.
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The Tuscaloosa Police Department says the officer who removed a woman from the stands at Bryant-Denny Stadium for smoking during the Alabama-LSU game will not be disciplined. Today, TPD released body camera video from the officer of the incident. After a video taken by a bystander went viral, police launched an internal investigation.
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Following Alabama's win over Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl, Lane Kiffin had his toughest interview yet...answering the questions from his own children.
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Forty years ago, when Bo "Bandit" Darville's Trans Am roared through Alabama, it was doing its best to dodge everyone, especially the law. But for this trip, the Trans Am -- and about 250 of its friends -- is in the spotlight.
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Deontay Wilder is is the WBC Heavyweight Champion of the World, there's another Wilder with dreams of wearing a belt. Marsellos Wilder, Deontay's younger brother, is making his professional debut tonight at the second annual Alabama Boxing Hall of Fame at the Tuscaloosa River Market. The two-time Gold Glove Champion went 7-0 in his amateur career before taking the step up to the pros.
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Family, friends and the Gordo community are in mourning after teenager Anna Langdon passed away suddenly last week. Around 10 p.m. Jan. 11, Anna's car veered off Alabama Highway 17 and struck a tree. She was taken to DCH Regional Medical Center, but passed away shortly after arriving. She was 17.
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As part of a WVUA special report, we're taking a closer look at the murder of 27 year old, Arhmad Vaughan, he was a well known amateur boxer in Tuscaloosa who was gunned down on the night of April 13th, 2008 at a crowded gas station. Join us every night this week on WVUA News at 6 & 10 for Tuscaloosa Cold Case Files. OAD: Tuesday, November 11, 2014
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This is footage from WVUA's Wall to Wall coverage when a tornado hit the city of Tuscaloosa, and was caught live on our Towercam. The top decks of Bryant-Denny Stadium are seen in the foreground. Copyright WVUA-TV/The University of Alabama, all rights reserved.
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GUIN, Ala. (WVUA) - Tornado survivors gathered together at First Baptist Church in Guin on the 40th anniversary of the Super Outbreak. Guin was hit with one of the strongest tornadoes to ever touch down in Alabama history that night, and 25 people lost their lives. More than 300 died nationwide during the Super Outbreak, including 86 in Alabama.
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Last time WVUA brought you a day in the life of a Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Deputy, this time we show you what its like to be a Deputy Paramedic. The Sheriff's Office rolled out their first ever medical unit team in 2012. Although, the main priority these men and women have are to aid in medical emergencies, they are deputies first and paramedics second. Deputy Paramedic Richard Black has been with the office for 4 years. He says, the medical unit has been great for communities such as Brookwood, - "the most important aspect of the medical unit at the Sheriff's Office is that we're in the more rural areas and can offer more advanced care while waiting on ambulance services to arrive." - Richard Black Deputy Paramedics work very closely with surrounding agencies such as EMT's, EMS, and the VFD. In the end they all have one common goal, to provide the best possible care to the public. Chief Deputy Byron Waid with the Sheriff's Office has had a huge part in putting this unit together. For Waid "its been gratifying," to see this program grow. He also says, the men and women who are apart of this unit have understood the mission of the program and that's to get care to people in rural areas.
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This isn't something you see every day: an adorable pup has conquered social media, all because of his peculiar body. Now, he needs to find a home. One year old puppy “Rami” showed up in a man's yard last week in Moultrie, Georgia. Animal control confirmed Rami is, in fact half pit bull, half dachshund. The Humane Society went to social media to find this guy a home. But, Don Flowers says they want to make sure Rami goes to the right home, avoiding adopters who may want to exploit him based on his one-of-a-kind look. Flowers said they’ll have “a pretty tough test for people that are wanting this dog Humane Society workers say not to let that tough pit bull exterior fool you. Rami is terrified of the kittens at the shelter. The Humane Society says Rami will be available for adoption next week.
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As interest in college baseball increases, mainly in the sec, The University of Alabama needed a new facility to maintain a competitive balance. According to Sewell-Thomas.com, "a number of recent surveys of sec baseball stadiums ranked the current figure of Sewell-Thomas as the bottom of the conference," but now, with the new and improved stadium, Alabama will once again compete on all fronts. What can fans expect to see at the new Joe? For starters, a fully connected concourse, where you'll find three concession stands and television screens on every corner, along with a team store and a hall of fame room. The rest of the stadium consists of new seats, suites, a playground next to the home bullpen, and of course, a new field. The new hitting facility is also located next to the stadium near Paul W Bryant Drive. So, what do fans think of the new place? Alumni Russ Daniel says, he's "really impressed, they've done a really nice job not only the exterior itself, it seems to be pretty functional and we were commenting on the outfield wall, how its clear and its just beautiful." University of Alabama Junior, Sarah Guzman is impressed with the kids playground. Alumni would also like to see the new stadium bring in a bigger fan-base. "I would like for it to bring out more fans especially for the big weekend series and for that to promote a home-field advantage and for that to turn into wins that would be the ultimate." -Daniel While everyone is excited for a new beginning, some will never forget the old Joe, "It was a beautiful stadium, it's a shame we couldn't keep it and be able to use it as a practice facility or something like that." -Skip Cannon Overall, The new Joe accommodates all ages, and fans believe it will develop its own charm. If you haven't seen the new stadium yet, there will be an alumni game February 6th, which will be the official opening and fans can tour the facility. For more information on the alumni game visit, Sewell-Thomas.com.
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Protecting your children goes hand in hand with being a parent, but in some cases the roles can be reversed. The bond between father and son is one we hear of quite often. After January thirtieth, one Northport father- son duo are closer than ever. Reporter:Chelsea Barton
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The legend of "The Face in the Courthouse Window" has been a staple for many Alabamaians growing up. Now, with the help of a couple Alabama grads, the legend was brought to the stage. Barry Bradford spent a couple days in Carrollton combing through newspapers to research the legend of Henry Wells. Now it is all a part of his play that portrays his story to best Bradford could. The play is all a part of a partnership with the Pickens County Courthouse Preservation Foundation and the First National Bank of Central Alabama to help the Preservation Foundation raise the funds needed for an elevator. "The courtroom that they were using upstairs," said Betty Pate with the Foundation, "If you saw the stairs, they are difficult for anybody for handicapped." The goal of the Foundation is to bring the history of the Courthouse to the public's knowledge so that it can be perserved and brought back to it's former glory. If you want to donate you can send a check to: Pickens County Courthouse Preservation Foundation c/o Dora Johnson PO Box 382 Carrollton, Alabama 35447
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One University of Alabama student is in school Monday through Friday, but on the weekends he is perfecting his grocery bagging skills at the Publix in Northport. Bryan Nowell recently bagged his way up to Las Vegas to compete in the National Best Bagger Competition. WVUA's Leah Knight checked out the story.
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"Dixieland Delight" can be heard around Tuscaloosa on any given day but especially on game days. Some would say it is now even "tradition" to play it on home games but as of the 2015 football season the infamous "Dixieland Delight" song was no more. The song was banned from Bryant-Denny Stadium due to complaints some students were chanting phrases that could be considered offensive while the song was playing. UA senior Jon Adams started a petition online to bring it back for this weeks Iron Bowl. He says, "players get really pumped up when we sing this song, the crowd gets really pumped, I mean I can't think of any bigger advantage we can give the team as a crowd if we were able to sing this song and you know get the whole crowd hype and just really get Bryant-Denny rockin for the Iron Bowl." UA student Andrew Cerincky says, "as a sophomore who hasn't experienced the song and all the hype in the stadium to Dixieland Delight I'd like to hear it and experience that." As of this evening the petition has 6,032 signatures and Adams encourages everyone to head over to change.org to sign it.
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