In effort of increasing efficiency and meeting increased demand as college students return, the City of Tuscaloosa Water and Sewer Department has implemented several service options including online account set up, transfer and cancellation, online bill pay, and extended phone bank hours. For more information, call Tuscaloosa 311. 

Alabama's unemployment rate dropped to 6.5 percent last month, the lowest rate in more than four years.

As protestors continue to take action across the nation, Florida Governor Rick Scott says he will not be asking lawmakers to change the state's "stand your ground" law, but he is willing to listen to ideas on how to deal with racial profiling.

Kerry Washington is said to have received her first Emmy nomination for her role as Olivia Pope on "Scandal."

Fox Sports reports that Tide fan Lee Allen has praised head Coach Nick Saban in the oddest possible way: by comparing him to Adolph Hitler.

A march, rally, and candlelight vigil dedicated to Trayvon Martin and 4-year-old Tamerra Harper will be held tomorrow with the march starting at Stillman College at 7:45pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring flashlights and to come early for easier parking.

Retailers are getting ready for the annual tax free back-to-school weekend on Friday, August 2 through Sunday August 4. Two hundred seventy-four Alabama cities and counties are participating.

Katie Luong of Homewood blames herself for the death of her 11-month-old daughter, who was left locked inside an SUV. Luong says she wishes she could have traded places with her daughter.

A Colorado gun owners club is planning a rally today at the same park where a ceremony will be held to remember those killed in an Aurora movie theater a year ago tomorrow.