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 Staff Unsure If Law Now Allows Permit Holders to Carry Guns in Schools
City staff in Tuscaloosa will ask the state for clarity on its new permitless carry law over major questions over what it allows and how to enforce it.
Dump Truck Pulls Power Lines Down, Hundreds Without Electricity Around Moundville Tuesday
Hundreds of residents in and near Moundville are without electricity Tuesday afternoon after a dump truck reportedly took down a pair of power poles in the area.
Luxury Lake Tuscaloosa Condos Listed for Pre-Sale With Eye-Popping Prices
The first of ultra-luxe condominiums planned for the shores of Lake Tuscaloosa are available for pre-sale at prices that reflect their exclusivity.
Walker County Murder Suspects Are Father and Teenage Son, Police Say
The suspects allegedly responsible for injuring two men and killing a third in a Walker County robbery last week are a father and his teenage son, police said Monday.
Deputies Searching for Horses Spotted in Southern Tuscaloosa County Monday
UPDATE, 1:35 P.M.: TCSO Deputy Martha Hocutt has told the Thread the horses have been located safely.
St. Clair County Woman Reported Missing, Last Seen in Tuscaloosa
A Central Alabama woman has been declared missing and was last seen in Tuscaloosa, police in St. Clair County said Friday.
15 Arrested, Included 3 Human Trafficking Suspects, After Stings in Tuscaloosa
Fifteen men have been recently arrested by agents of the West Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force after an undercover operation and a long-term investigation into prostitution in the area.
Attorney for Alleged Shooter in Strip Murder Case Say He’s Not the ‘Bad Guy’
A defense attorney for the Maryland man accused of fatally shooting a Birmingham woman on the Tuscaloosa Strip said Thursday he isn't the "bad guy" in this case.
Tide’s Darius Miles Provided the Gun for Strip Murder, Didn’t Fire Deadly Shot
Alabama basketball player Darius Miles provided the handgun used to fatally shoot a woman on the Tuscaloosa Strip Sunday morning but did not fire the bullet that killed her.
Woman Sues City of Tuscaloosa Over Alleged Nerve Damage Caused by 2021 Arrest
A woman has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city of Tuscaloosa and three law enforcement officers over a January 2021 arrest she claims was unnecessary and abusive.