Officials with the City of Tuscaloosa and Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama are working to modify the existing zoning rules that govern rebuilding in the tornado recovery zone, changes that could lure some businesses to establish Tuscaloosa locations.

Health officials say Alabama is one of two where hospital patients' infection rates were lower than the national average in catheter-associated urinary tract infections and infections associated with colon surgeries and abdominal hysterectomies.

The search for victims of the deadly Washington state mudslide has entered its sixth day. So far, 25 bodies have been found but not all have been recovered. There are still 90 people confirmed missing.

Actor Columbus Short, who plays attorney Harrison Wright on ABC's hit series "Scandal," was arrested yesterday on a felony charge that he seriously injured a man during an altercation at a restaurant earlier this month. He was released after posting $50,000 bail.

The Alabama Senate has added $1 million to the state tourism department's proposed budget for grants that will be doled out at lawmakers' recommendation.

The Department of Tourism's BBQ Bracket is still under way. Dreamland continues in the competition for its ribs and sauce.

Rev. Carolyn Maull McKinstry, a survivor of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, will speak at Hunter Chapel AME Zion Church at 1pm this Saturday.

The search for debris from the missing Malaysian airliner continues. Another report of satellite imagery detecting large amounts of debris has emerged, with a Thai satellite supposedly detecting about 300 objects floating in the Indian Ocean. Bad weather has canceled aerial search efforts, but five ships continue the hunt for debris.

Actress Victoria Rowell continues her slamming of "The Young and the Restless" over its lack of diversity with a series of tweets yesterday.