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According to Tuscaloosa Police, the Tuscaloosa Teachers Credit Union on 69 S was robbed yesterday afternoon. The suspect is said to have demanded money from the cashier and to have made threats, but no weapon was seen during the robbery. He left the location on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. A tip leading to an arrest will yield a cash reward.

Former Birmingham police officer Curtis Thornton has been found guilty in a series of arsons at more than a dozen vacant buildings. His sentencing is scheduled for July 25.

An outdoor deck at a Miami-area sports bar has collapsed, sending dozens of patrons into shallow waters. Fire officials say divers have been searching waters underneath the deck to make sure no one is trapped.

The Miami Heat tied the NBA Finals with a 109-93 victory over the San Antonio Suprs last night. Game 5 will be Sunday night at 7 Central.

The Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit is currently investigating the homicide of a man who was found dead in his West Tuscaloosa home yesterday morning. Neither the cause of death nor the victim’s name has been officially released, though area residents say the home belongs to George Foster.

Lawyers for Harvey Updyke Jr, the Alabama fan who is accused of poisoning the Toomer’s Oaks at Auburn University, are objecting to a state recommendation he pay just over $1 million in restitution., an amount deemed “unjust enrichment.”

Lawmakers are attempting to take action against the growing number of sexual assaults in the military. Today, they’re working to complete a sweeping defense spending bill, to  include a minimum sentence of two years in prison for a member of the armed forces convicted of rape or sexual assault in a military court.

And in entertainment news, Tish Cyrus has filed for divorce from Billy Ray Cyrus, after 19 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences.

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