The holiday season is officially here and people are buying gifts and new things left and right.

In 2022, we all have ordered at least something to be delivered to our door, even at times when we weren't home to grab them.

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Porch Pirates

Porch Pirates are a real thing.

People who seek unattended packages on someone's property and move in to steal them without a trace.

According to a survey by CR Research, over one quarter (28%) of Americans say they are shopping more online this year compared to 2021. Historically, the holiday season tends to be one of the most popular times of the year for people to shop online and have a package delivered.

Ways To Stop Porch Pirates

With the holidays coming up, the Better Business Bureau offered a few ways to combat porch pirates.

6 Ways To Stop Porch Pirates

Check out more info on how to stop porch pirates on the BBB website here.

Take a Look at Some of Tuscaloosa's Best Holiday Light Displays

To submit a photo for the gallery, and chance at the $1000 prize, make sure you click on the "Light Up Tuscaloosa" tab at the top of the page!

46th Annual West Alabama Christmas Parade

The streets of downtown Tuscaloosa were lined up with float, lights and visitors who kicked off the holiday season with the 46th Annual West Alabama Parade on December 5. The festivities began with the traditional tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Despite the random rain showers that formed throughout the night, the parade continued on, bringing holiday joy to all who attended!

Check out the highlights from the event in this gallery of photos below!

Rising Star Character Students of the Month

During the 2022-2023 school year, Tuscaloosa City Schools, along with Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa and Legal Services of Alabama, will highlight Rising Star Character Students of the Month from each school in the district, highlighting two to three students each month.

Here's a recap of the previously recognized students!

 

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