Lots of news from the Tuscaloosa Police Department this week. The 30th Anniversary of National Night Out will be held in Sokol park tonight from 6pm until 8pm, the City of Tuscaloosa will have a ribbon cutting for the West Precinct on Culver Road Thursday at 9am, and then Friday, a backpack giveway will be held at the PAL Gym at 1pm.

Yesterday, Governor Bentley held a ceremonial signing of bills aimed at reducing the abuse of prescription drugs.

Today President Obama will travel to Phoenix, where he is expected to outline proposals for overhauling the nation's mortgage finance system.

The world is on high alert for potential terrorist attacks, especially upon U.S. embassies.

A dozen big league ballplayers have accepted 50-game suspensions following Major League Baseballs investigation of performance-enhancing drugs, but Alex Rodriguez vows to fight his suspension.

Comedian Kevin Hart has pleaded no contest to his April DUI arrest in a bid to stay out of jail.

The Tuscaloosa County chapter of the NAACP held a Tuscaloosa City Board of Education candidate forum at Central High School yesterday, where incumbents and challengers sparred before a crowd of about 200 people for more than two hours. Incumbents spoke of accomplishments while challengers focused on where the board fell short.

Four lawsuits were filed in Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court last month, seeking unspecified damages from Alabama One Credit Union and Tuscaloosa businessman Danny Ray Butler, involving the financing and ownership of three business projects and an unauthorized transfer of money.

While only seven private schools were signed up to accept scholarships and transferring students under the Alabama Accountability Act last month, AL.com reports that the number has skyrocketed to 29.

Three people were killed and at least two others wounded when a gunman opened fire on a Pennsylvania township meeting last night.

Yemeni security officials say four alleged al-Qaida members have been killed by a suspected U.S. drone. This comes as the State Department warns U.S. citizens to leave Yemen and has ordered the U.S. Embassy evacuated.