According to Tuscaloosa Police, the Tuscaloosa Teachers Credit Union on Highway 69 S was robbed yesterday morning. Two black male suspects left with an undisclosed amount of money. An older box style brown truck with no tailgate was seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed and could possibly be the suspects' vehicle. Anyone with information should contact Tuscaloosa County Crime Stoppers.

The first federal shutdown in 17 years has officially begun as a deadlocked Congress failed to reach an agreement on a short-term funding measure.

The Alabama parole board is considering freedom for 52-year-old Karen McPherson, who pleaded guilty in the 1991 kidnapping of Carrie Smith Lawson from her Walker County home. However, Lawson has not yet been found.

80-year-old rock 'n' roll legend Little Richard is recovering after recently suffering a heart attack while at home with his family.