The Tuscaloosa City Council will consider offering loans of up to $50,000 in assistance to business owners who choose to locate in the areas still rebuilding from the April 27, 2011 tornado. The current loan cap is $20,000.

According to Tuscaloosa Police, three teens have been arrested for animal cruelty after being accused of torturing kittens. One of the injured kittens had to be euthanized.

31-year-old Darryll Eugene Hill has been charged with two counts of practicing medicine without a license and first-degree criminal trespassing, stemming from incidents on May 14 in which Hill is said to have walked into several patient rooms at DCH Regional Medical center and pretended to be a physician.

27-year-old Jamie McAteer was arrested Monday after allegedly running over a man twice in the 1200 block of 14th Place East. The victim's injuries were not life-threatening. McAteer was placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail with bail set at $60,000.

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange is scheduled to testify before a Senate subcommittee in Washington today in opposition to environmental regulations affecting coal-fired power plants, saying the Obama administration's attempt to curb carbon emissions are costly and unlawful.

The Southern Poverty Law Center is asking the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review the Alabama Accountability Act.

There's a Senate hearing scheduled today on a new congressional report that blames budget restrictions for the closing of a record number of field offices by the Social Security Administration, just as millions of baby boomers approach retirement.

Congress is set to being considering major spending today, but agreement on debate rules and amendments are proving elusive in the Senate.

YouTube is planning to remove the videos from bands that don't sign new licensing agreements that will come with the launch of YouTubeMusicPass. The disappearance of such videos is said to begin this week.