Tomorrow, Community Unity will host a Back to School Pep Rally at Central High School from 9am until 12:30pm, a back to school drive will be held at the Bobby Miller Recreation Center from noon until 3pm, and the Tuscaloosa Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance in partnership with the City of Tuscaloosa, the Tuscaloosa Backpack Coalition, and local sponsors will hold a Back to School Rally at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheather from 3pm until 7pm.

The Obama administration has announced more than $1.4 million in grants for Alabama  organizations helping people enroll in the federally operated health insurance exchange in Alabama. Consumers are supposed to be able to start shopping October 1 for policies that will begin January 1.

The Washington Post reports that the National Security Agency has repeatedly overstepped its legal authority, monitoring Americans and foreign intelligence in the U.S. without authorization and intercepting emails and phone calls.

Northport Police need help in identifying the suspects who gained entry into a business in the 100 Block of 30th Ave between 6pm Tuesday and 7am Wednesday. Information leading to an arrest yields a cash reward.

Tuscaloosa Police responded to a call of a burglary in progress in the 6000 Block of NE 37th Ct yesterday. The suspects had fled the scene but were apprehended during a traffic stop. Twenty-five-year-old Daphne Monique Logan, 18-year-old Edward Kwame Sealey, and 18-year-old Jonathan Deante Newton were arrested and placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on $30,000 Bonds.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for University Place Elementary and Middle Schools will be at 11:00 this morning.

Budget cuts will force the September close of the Alabama Poison Center at Shelton State, which currently provides 24-hour emergency information in the case of poisonings.