After 81 hours, Hideaway Harbor's 2013 Boat-A-Thon has come to an end with local magician and mentalist Curt Anderson named the winner.  The third finalist, Chip Wilkins of Oneonta, disqualified himself early yesterday morning, leaving Anderson and Mark Jewell of Reform to vie for the competition. Both Jewell and Anderson had won previous competitions.

Flood maps aren't due out for Alabama until next December, but the specter of rising flood insurance premiums is undeniable, largely affecting the state's two coastal counties.

Today, President Obama will travel to Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he is expected to propse what he's calling a "grand bargian for middle-class jobs." This includes dropping his insistence that businesses with corporate tax decreases by coupled with individual tax reform.

The Red Sox lost to the Rays 2-1 last night after an umpire missed a call, which he admitted, but nothing was done about it. reports that the University of Alabama is requiring undergraduates to have 119 credit hours under their belts by the end of the spring 2013 semester to be eligible for tickets the Texas A&M Aggies in College Station game this year. Of course many students are upset about the regulation and have taken to Twitter to express their discontent.

Remember the case of the Gadsden woman accused of running her granddaughter to death? Well, the trial for Joyce Garrard has been set for June 23, 2014.

A group of nursing professors at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is embarking on a two-year study to determine the end-of-life needs for people living with AIDS in the Appalachian regions of Tennessee and Alabama.

Today, a military judge will announce her decision in the trial of Bradley Manning, the soldier charged with giving U.S. government secrets to the WikiLeaks organization. He could face life in prison.