According to the Tuscaloosa News, 48-year-old Roylee Vell Dixon fired several shotgun rounds into a house on Shadyhill Drive before he was shot dead by a Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's deputy. None of the home's occupants were injured by gunshot.

Gov. Bentley has announced an attempt to overhaul the state's severely overcrowded prison system. The Justice Reinvestment Initiative will examine the system and suggest reforms.

The Labor Department says U.S. companies advertised more jobs in April than in any month in six and a half years, a sign that the recent pickup in hiring should continue.

Comedy actor Tracy Morgan's mother is said to have been banned from his bedside, even though he remains in critical condition following a weekend car accident. Morgan is said to have not been in contact with his mother for over a decade.

Last night, the San Antonio Spurs took a 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals with a 111-92 victory over the Miami Heat.

According to, 19-year-old Marissa Williams is in the Tuscaloosa County Jail after asking a stranger she met online to kill her family and their pet. Little did she know that the person with whom she was interacting was actually her aunt, who was looking to spy on her niece's online activity. Bond for Williams was set at $30,000.

A job fair will be held at the Tuscaloosa Career and Technology Academy this Saturday from 9-11am to recruit workers or to get them the training needed for jobs in the food-service industry.

Oprah Winfrey has signed on to play civil rights protester Annie Lee Cooper for the movie "Selma."

R. Kelly's youngest child, 13-year-old Jaya, has come out as transgender and says she is a boy and wants to have the necessary operations to become fully a male.