Centreville banker John Kevin Vann, who is Area President of Trustmark National Bank is being accused of taking out a loan at the bank in the name of a Tuscaloosa businessman. Vann has been charged with identity theft and other offenses.

Washington-based Human Rights Campaign is planning to seek anti-discrimination state laws to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people in Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. The group is spending $8.5 million for its "Project One America."

President Obama is pressuring Congress to give America's roads, bridges, and ports an infusion of cash to keep the nation's infrastructure from falling apart. He'll also promote efforts to cut red tape and delays in permitting.

he murder trial of Oscar Pistorius continues, and the judge overseeing the trial has ordered the double-amputee athlete to under psychiatric tests after an expert witness for the defense testified that Pistorius had an anxiety disorder that may have played a role when he fatally shot his girlfriend.

Shelton State Community College has been named as one of four finalist schools for an award given by the ACT organization to recognize schools and people that excel at preparing students for college and careers.

Thirteen more Alabama counties, including Lamar, Pickens, and Tuscaloosa, are qualifying for federal assistance due to the storms, tornadoes and flooding that hit the state in late April and early May.

Some residents in a Nigerian village say they're taking the law into their own hands after suspecting the Islamic militant group Boko Haram of planning to launch an attack. The residents say they've killed some militants and arrested scores of others.

Eight-year-old Jazmine Garcia of Tampa, FL helped to deliver her baby brother Monday morning. her mom went into labor, and paramedics weren't quick enough. So, Jazmine stayed on the phone with the 911 operator, relaying instructions to her mom, who delivered the baby before help arrived.