​Cannonballs found under University sidewalk

Laura Testino

Construction crews happened upon 10 Civil-War-era cannonballs while repairing sections of the University sidewalk on Friday, according to AL.com. The area, just north of the Quad near the center of campus, was then occupied by explosive ordnance disposal technicians, who were called to guarantee the safety of the situation. Employees in buildings nearby the site were allowed to leave for the day after the cannonballs were discovered in the late afternoon. Officers from the University and the Tuscaloosa Police Department left the area around 5 p.m., AL.com said.