The City of Tuscaloosa Council and the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education will hold a joint inauguration ceremony in the event hall of the Tuscaloosa Career and Technology Academy at 10am on Monday, November 4. The ceremony will be followed by a reception, which will be open to the public, with tours available upon request.

State labor officials say about 2,000 federal workers applied for unemployment during the partial government shutdown, but most claims were paid because many workers didn't complete the certification process or were found to be ineligible for benefits.

President Obama will speak in the East Room of the White House today, where he will call on lawmakers to take action soon in overhauling the nation's immigration system.

Scientists say there's a growing number of young people with risk factors for a stroke, and a global analysis says the incidence of the crippling condition could double by 2030.

Yesterday, Governor Bentley signed an executive order establishing the Alabama Center for Insurance Information and Research at the University of Alabama to address the availability and rising cost of homeowner insurance.

The attorney for Daniel Boisot, the former Tuscaloosa County Community Corrections director accused of sexually abusing employees, says he wants his client's case moved to another county, as pretrial coverage likely has influenced prospective jurors who will be chosen to hear the case.

Alabama Department of Corrections officials say they're searching for 22-year-old Cody Wade Snelling, who escaped from a community-based center in Decatur.

A candlelight vigil was held in honor of the middle school math teacher killed in Nevada on Monday.

A teacher in Boston was killed by a 14-year-old student yesterday. Philip Chism has been charged with murder and is being held without bond.