• According to Tuscaloosa Police, someone attempted to rob the Fast and Easy at 3590 Jack Warner Pkwy NE by gunpoint last Friday morning. Twenty minutes after officers responded to that call, they received another robbery call at the Citgo at 5750 University Blvd E. According to surveillance video, the suspect in each case is likely the same person, as an identical coat was worn in the incidents and suspect descriptions are the same. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers or text Tusc and the information to CRIMES.

 

  • Alacare Home Health and Hospice has announced that it is in need of volunteers to visit with hospice patients, provide caregiver relief, offer emotional support, or make weekly phone calls. Training will be provided and no medical care is involved. For more information, log on to alacare.com.

 

  • Governor Bentley says Alabama won't create a health insurance exchange under the federal Affordable Care Act or use the law to expand Medicaid to cover more low income residents. Friday is the deadline for states to advise if they'll create a state exchange or let the federal government implement one for them.

 

  • Today, President Obama will meet with business executives in effort to solve a fiscal cliff before the end of the year.. Otherwise, uncertainty could harm economic recovery as financial markets roil.