The City of Tuscaloosa, the City of Northport, and the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce will host the annual E-Cycling Day from 9am to 3pm on Friday, Sept.6 and Saturday, Sept. 7 in the back parking lot of University Mall. For a list of accepted items, go to

Authorities believe lightning is to blame for a fire that destroyed Unity Baptist Church, which caught fire late Monday.

University of Alabama doctoral student Martina Thomas has been awarded a $16,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to research social factors surrounding the spread of HIV/AIDS.

More trouble in the casino sector. A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling that VictoryLand casino and dog track may owe its former employees millions.

Former Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss has been arrested yet again, following the discovery of 392 marijuana plants in and around her home. She says he planned to sell the pot to a cooperative in Las Vegas but admitted she did not have a license to grow.