Authorities are investigating a house fire that claimed the life of 28-year-old Lakendel Church. Tuscaloosa County sheriff's deputies, firefighters, and police responded to the home in the Holt community shortly after 2:00 Sunday afternoon.

The Tuscaloosa City Board of Education announces the Future Educators Scholarship for city schools' high school seniors who are planning to enter the teaching profession. Applications are available at the school counselors' office or from the system's website and are due by April 4.

The Alabama coast is awash in parades and parties as the Mardi Gras season comes to a conclusion. Fat Tuesday marks the end of Carnival.

We currently have tax holidays for back-to-school shopping and severe weather preparedness, but Republican Representative Becky Nordgren of Gadsden has filed legislation to create an annual state sales tax holiday for gun and ammunition purchases to occur every weekend prior to the Fourth of July.

GM, Ford, and Toyota are reporting sales declines in the United States last month, as frigid temperatures and snowstorms pounded much of the country. The month started slowly but sales did begin to recover in the second half.

A report by the National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that births outside of the hospital rose from 1.26 percent in 2011 to 1.36 percent in 2012, and two thirds of those births are happening at home.

VH1 is planning  to bring Rico Suave back into the limelight with a 10-episode series, "Suave Says," which will premiere later this year.

Chris Brown's rehab facility has confirmed that he's been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, severe insomnia, and PTSD.