Inclement weather predictions for our area have led Tuscaloosa City Schools to implement a two-hour opening delay for employees today as well as a two-hour opening delay for students tomorrow.

Tuscaloosa County Schools have also implemented two-hour delays for both today and tomorrow.

In Pickens County, students are still out today but may report at 9:30 tomorrow for breakfast, with classes beginning at 10:00.

The University of Alabama will open as scheduled today, and classes are set to begin as scheduled on Wednesday. However, faculty will work with students who experience travel delays because of the weather.

Authorities in two regions of Alabama say exposure to cold weather likely contributed to the deaths of two women, one in Tanner and another in Phenix City.

A dangerous chill is forecast from Montana to Alabama, with doctors issuing warnings of frostbite and hypothermia, and mechanics say car batteries more than three years old may not be able to handle the cold.

Inmates at two Alabama prisons are protesting over pay and other issues, with some prisoners refusing to work in kitchen and laundry areas and perform other jobs.

Congress is back to work today, facing a hefty list of unfinished business and a politically driven agenda in an election year. All 435 House seats and 35 Senate seats are up in November.

Thirteen-year-old Jahi McMath has been removed from Children's Hospital of Oakland, but her destination hasn't been disclosed. Her family has fought the hospital's attempts to remove the teen from a ventilator.

Joe Rickey Hundley is due in federal court in Atlanta today for sentencing on a charge he slapped a crying toddler during an airline flight last February. He faces up to a year in jail and a $100,000 fine.