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.
Northport Man Charged With Distribution of Child Pornography
A 29-year-old Northport man has been arrested and charged with the distribution of child pornography, police representatives said Tuesday afternoon.
Gov. Ivey Extends Alabama’s Mask Mandate Into March
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey extended the state's mask mandate into mid-March Thursday morning as COVID-19 and hospitalizations continue to surge across the state.
Shape the Future of Tuscaloosa’s Parks With New Community Survey
The city of Tuscaloosa, the University of Alabama and the Tuscaloosa Park and Recreation Authority are partnering to conduct a survey of area residents that will shape the future of parks in the city.
ADPH Urges Vigilance as Widespread Vaccination Still Months Away
The end of the pandemic may seem to be in sight but Dr. Scott Harris warned in a Monday morning letter that widespread vaccination is still several months away.
Tuscaloosa Extends Grace Period for Late Utility Bills into March
Continuing a commitment to not shut off utility services for families struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Tuscaloosa has extended a grace period for unpaid bills through March 31st.
DCH Gets 3,000 Doses of COVID Vaccine, Treatments Begin Thursday
The DCH System in Tuscaloosa has received nearly 3,000 doses of the recently FDA-approved Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and will begin administering them to frontline healthcare workers and other first responders Thursday.
Announcer Eli Gold Has COVID-19, Will Not Call Bama-Arkansas Game
Eli Gold, the iconic voice of the Alabama Crimson Tide, has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not call Saturday's matchup between Bama and the Arkansas Razorbacks.
City Restricts Access to Buildings, Cancels Events As COVID Cases Rise
The city of Tuscaloosa is restricting access to government buildings and canceling events as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the area.
Tuscaloosa City School Board to Consider Waiving Semester Exams
The meeting will also include an update from Superintendent Mike Daria on COVID-19 in the area and its impact on the system's plans for in-person instruction in December and the spring semester.
Olympic Gold Medal-Winning TPD Officer Earns Spot in Hall of Fame
A Tuscaloosa Police officer who won an Olympic gold medal in 1984 will be inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2021.