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.
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.
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.
TPD Sprayed One Can of Pepper Spray to Disperse Celebration Crowd
The chief said TPD's first instinct after the game was to allow the students to celebrate peacefully, but after 15-20 minutes "something shifted" and a few fights broke out.
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.