A lifelong Alabama resident, Stephen has spent 10 years reporting for various media outlets in the Tuscaloosa area, including stints at the Crimson White, the Birmingham News and AL.com, the Tuscaloosa News and more before joining the team at Townsquare Media, where he now serves as the editor-in-chief of the Tuscaloosa Thread.
Board of Trustees Votes to Rename UA’s Nott Hall to Honors Hall
The building was named after Josiah C. Nott, a prominent 19th-century surgeon who argued that Black people thrived best under the institution of slavery.
Texas Man Accused of Driving to Fayette County for Sex With Teen
A 27-year-old Texas man has been charged with sex crimes after he allegedly drove move than 600 miles to Fayette County to have sex with a 15-year-old.
City Declares State of Emergency, Mayor To Order New Restrictions
The Tuscaloosa City Council declared a state of emergency Tuesday, giving Mayor Walt Maddox more power to act via executive order instead of relying on slow-paced council action to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Coffee and Waffle Cafe Coming to Downtown Tuscaloosa
Two brothers are working together to bring an artisan cafe that focuses on quality coffee and a quirky menu to downtown Tuscaloosa later this year.
Jefferson County Schools To Start Virtually, 36,000 Students to Learn at Home
The Jefferson County Schools system will host the first nine weeks of the academic year virtually, and its 36,000 students will learn from home.
Tuscaloosa Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Monday Shooting
The man was charged with attempted murder Monday after he allegedly fired several shots into the vehicle of a man with whom he'd been arguing,
Fayette Man Charged With Attempted Murder After High Speed Chase
Police in a Fayette County town charged a man with attempted murder after he allegedly almost ran over a police officer while fleeing from a traffic stop, according to court records filed Monday.
Sunday Traffic Stop in Tuscaloosa Yields Drugs, Gun
A Tuscaloosa Police officer recovered a large amount of marijuana and a firearm early Sunday morning after a suspect fled from a traffic stop, according to a TPD spokesperson.
Body Discovered at Fosters Boat Landing, Foul Play Not Suspected
Investigators do not belief the death was criminal in nature and there will likely be no further information released about the matter.
Tuscaloosa Police Seeking Missing 90-Year-Old Man
The Tuscaloosa Police Department is seeking a 90-year-old man reported missing Friday night.