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.
“If I Can’t Have Her, No One Can”: Suspect in July Murder Jailed
The 23-year-old accused of killing a young woman in Tuscaloosa last month was allegedly distraught over their breakup, according to court records filed Friday.
Governor Kay Ivey Releases Video Asking Alabama to “Mask Up”
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey released a short video Friday imploring the state's residents to "mask up" and wear face coverings in public to combat the spread of COVID-19.
Mayor Issues Executive Order Limiting Bars and Entertainment Venues, Effect Tonight
Mayor Walt Maddox issued an executive order Thursday effective at 5 p.m. that will reduce the capacity of bars, brewpubs and entertainment venues.
Tuscaloosa Police Seeking Thief Who Stole Girl’s Bike
TPD shared home surveillance footage of the man walking up to the family's porch, getting on the black and pink bicycle and riding away on it.
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,