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.
University of Alabama Opens Coleman Coliseum as Storm Shelter
The University of Alabama has opened Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa as an emergency storm shelter.
PICS: Overnight Snow Transforms Tuscaloosa into Winter Wonderland
Steady snow showers Monday night have transformed Tuscaloosa into a winter wonderland and residents are flocking to social media to share pictures.
Tuscaloosa City Schools Sets Date for Graduation Ceremonies
Each graduating senior will receive seven tickets for guests, which a spokesperson said was the maximum possible due to social distancing requirements.
Woman Accused of 2019 Shooting Attacks Jail Officer
A woman charged with attempted murder after a 2019 shooting is facing a new charge after she allegedly attacked an officer at the Tuscaloosa County Jail.
No Charges for Man Who Left Racist Letters in Downtown Tuscaloosa
The man is believed to have left racist, anti-Semitic letters at 16 businesses in Tuscaloosa and dozens more in at least nine other jurisdictions in Alabama.
Jury Trials Resume in West Alabama After COVID-19 Suspension
Many residents of Pickens, Fayette and Lamar Counties can expect to find summons for jury duty in their mailboxes soon.
14-Year-Old Runaway Missing for 6 Days in Tuscaloosa County
The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office is asking for help finding a 14-year-old girl who reportedly ran away from her home in Fosters almost a week ago.
Clash Over COVID-19 Protocols in County Jail Continues
Debate and controversy over COVID-19 containment protocols in the Tuscaloosa County Jail continue this week as activists argue that officials are not doing enough to protect incarcerated individuals from the virus.
State Seeks $140,000 Missing From License Commissioner’s Office
An investigation into the Tuscaloosa County license commissioner's office continues after more than $140,000 went missing under the supervision of a former commissioner.
Police Identify and Formally Charge Links Shooting Suspect
The man accused of shooting a Tuscaloosa Police officer in the chest Monday afternoon has been identified and formally charged with three counts of attempted murder.