🌱 Latest Tuscaloosa shooting news + Shelton Slugger breaks record

Hello neighbors! Here’s a mid-morning update to keep you informed.

In … today Dailywe have these stories and more…

  • Shooting at Forrester Gardens.
  • Shelton Slugger breaks record.
  • Kalen DeBoer at spring meetings


First, your local weather: Sunny in the morning, partly cloudy in the afternoon and evening, clear at night. High: 89 | Low: 63. 🌞

🗣Patch Shout Out 🗣

Our Shout Out for this Wednesday morning goes to incoming freshman Derrion Reid, who was named to the 2024 USA Basketball Men’s U18 National Team and was one of 12 players selected to represent the United States in the 2024 FIBA ​​U18 Men’s AmeriCup from June 3-9 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (More)

UA Athletics/Crimson Tide Photos

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🗞 Here are today’s top 5 stories in Tuscaloosa

  1. No injuries in Tuesday morning shooting at Forrester Gardens apartments: No injuries were reported and no arrests were announced in a shooting at Forrester Gardens Apartments in Tuscaloosa Tuesday morning. (Tuscaloosa Patch)
  2. When the students are gone, so is the business community: Tuscaloosa restaurants say summer slump is a major hurdle: Tuscaloosa restaurants are facing a summer slump as the student population declines, impacting business. Efforts like Restaurant Week and the Downtown Entertainment District aim to increase local patronage during these slower months. (Mechaley West, WVUA 23 News)
  3. Shelton State’s Morrison Breaks School Career Record, Wins ACCC Batting Crown: Shelton State Community College sophomore infielder Kyle Morrison had a season for the record books after winning the 2024 Alabama Community College Conference batting title and breaking the career home run for the Buccaneers. (Tuscaloosa Patch)
  4. Mercedes hired anti-union consultants to talk to employees before UAW’s botched election in Alabama: Here is the latest development in the wake of the failed attempt to unionize at the Mercedes plant in Vance. (William Thronton,
  5. What Kalen DeBoer said at his first SEC spring meetings: For the first time in nearly two decades, it was a different Alabama head football coach addressing the media before the SEC spring meetings in Destin. (Tony Tsoukalas, Tide illustrated)

📅 Today in T-Town 📅

  • Junior Naturalist: Gardening @ UA Arboretum (9 o’clock)
  • Karaoke @ Copper Top (9 o’clock in the evening)

🙏 Obituaries 🙏

*Our obituaries section is generously sponsored by our friends at Dorroh & Mills, PC

Wayne DuBois 82, of Tuscaloosa (Heritage Chapel)

Carl Elwood Stripling83, from Northport (Magnolia Chapel)

Willie Malon Wilson71, from Tuscaloosa (Memory Chapel)

Morgan Nicole Ray30, from McCalla (Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel)

That’s all we have today. I wish you the best,


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