Forty-three-year-old Cedric Bernard Turner has been arrested and faces 1 count of sexual abuse in the first degree, in a case involving a female victim who was 14 years old at the time of the incident. Turner was placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail pending a $15,000 bond.

Governor Bentley has declared a state of emergency because of a potential propane gas shortage linked to recent severe winter weather. Bentley says that declaring a state of emergency "will help Alabamians have an uninterrupted supply of propane gas and other home heating fuels during this period of winter weather."

According to the Conference Board, its index of leading indicators, which is designed to signal economic conditions over the next three to six months, suggests that economic growth will remain steady.

Yesterday, Justin Bieber was arrested, charged with resisting arrest, drag racing, and DUI. R&B singer Khalil, who Bieber was racing, was also arrested.

The Pre-K ribbon cutting scheduled for Monday, January 27 at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School has been postponed until further notice.

The Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools has selected Brookwood High School and Crestmont Elementary School as a Banner Schools, which demonstrate outstanding programs and service to students.

The nutrition facts label on the back of food packages is getting a makeover, as the FDA says they should reflect the evolution of knowledge about nutrition that has evolved since the early 1990s.

Republican National Committee leaders will meet in Washington today to approve rules that could reshape the 2016 presidential nominating process, as there would be severe penalties for states that jump ahead of leading presidential primary states.

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen face two federal court hearings today in connection with corruption allegations.