A lifelong Alabama resident, Stephen has spent 12 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.
Tuscaloosa Council Adopts 2023 Budgets, Raises Water and Garbage Rates
The city of Tuscaloosa adopted budgets for Fiscal Year 2023 Tuesday, approving a hike to water and garbage rates, a cost of living raise for city employees and more.
Major Crash Closes Westbound Lanes of Tuscaloosa Interstate Tuesday
A major interstate crash has closed westbound lanes of Interstate 20/59 in Tuscaloosa Tuesday afternoon.
Northport Votes to Increase Fees for Water, Sewer and Garbage Service
The Northport City Council has voted to raise the fees it charges for water, sewer and garbage service, increasing utility bills for all customers in January.
City of Tuscaloosa Threatens to Close Bars, Arrest Owners and Staff for Overcrowding
The city of Tuscaloosa is ready to take drastic steps to prevent overcrowding in its bars, including shutting down businesses for 24 hours and arresting staff.
Miner’s Union Agrees to Pay $435,000 for Damages to Warrior Met Coal
The United Mine Workers of America are celebrating a small victory after labor leaders significantly revised an order instructing them to pay more than $13 million to Warrior Met Coal.
Police Respond to 3rd Tuscaloosa School in 6 Days on Unfounded Threat
Police in Tuscaloosa responded to an unfounded threat at Westlawn Middle School Monday -- the third time in six days officers have been dispatched to a city school.
Student Who Threated Tuscaloosa Middle School Identified, Apprehended
Police and school officials have identified and apprehended the student responsible for threats that sent two Tuscaloosa City schools into lockdown Tuesday.
Tuscaloosa Police Charge Hale County Deputy with Felony Domestic Violence
Police in Tuscaloosa County have charged a West Alabama law enforcement officer with felony domestic violence after a Tuesday morning incident.
Black Warrior Riverkeeper Sues Warrior Met Coal Over Pollution in Tuscaloosa County
An Alabama nonprofit has sued Warrior Met Coal alleging the company is polluting waters that eventually flow into the Black Warrior River in Tuscaloosa County.
University of Alabama Misses Out on Over $25 Million in Build Back Better Funding
Despite months of vying for tens of millions in federal funding, the University of Alabama will not receive an award from the Build Back Better Regional Challenge.