According to the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, Leadership Tuscaloosa will host a Volunteer Fair at the Bryant Conference Center on May 9 for non-profit agencies to make attendees more aware of their need for volunteers and to allow volunteers to find their perfect places.

The Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network announced Mercedes-Benz US International as its Large Manufacturer of the Year with its investment in Alabama increasing from $300 million in 1997 to $4.5 billion by 2015, employing 2,800 in its Vance plant, and producing just over 180,000 vehicles last year alone.

The next stop in the legal process against the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect is likely to be indictment, in which federal prosecutors could add new charges to existing ones that could carry the death penalty. Dzokhar Tsarnaev has told investigators that he and his brother were motivated by a radical brand of Islam and that there are no major terror connections.

A young Illinois man is scheduled to appear in federal court in Chicago today to face a charge of attempting to provide material to support terrorism, as he expressed interest in joining an al-Qaida-affiliated group in Syria.

According to our daily, city officials are seeking a Transportation Enhancement grant through the Federal Highway Administration to fund sidewalk renovations downtown and a federal Transportation Alternatives Program grant to extend the Tuscaloosa Riverwalk westward.

Authorities in northern Alabama are searching fo 43-year-old Terry Wayne Myers, an inmate who escaped from the Lauderdale County Detention Center by getting into an air conditioning shaft and crawling to the roof.

North Korea is once again vowing to strengthen its nuclear program. This time, it's in response to a U.S. State Department report accusing the country of human rights abuses.

Snoop Dog is giving his backing to the League of Young Voters Education Fund's No Guns Allowed movement, in effort of putting an end to gun violence