After coaching the University of Alabama gymnastics team for 36 years, yesterday, Sarah Patterson announced her plans to retire, citing medical reasons. Our daily reports that Patterson will undergo two knee replacement surgeries in the coming months. Her spot was filled by longtime assistant Dana Duckworth.

Melissa Rabon of Greensboro died in a fire that destroyed her mobile home early Monday but not before she and her 12-year-old were able to help her younger two sons escape the fire. The children all survived but lost everything in the fire. Hale County emergency officials have set up funds for the family.

Alabama's tax-free weekend for back-to-school clothes and supplies is scheduled for the first weekend in August.

The Republican runoff for Alabama secretary of state was close after polls closed last night with state Rep. John Merrill of Tuscaloosa in a narrow race with former Montgomery County Probate Judge Reese McKinney.

The United Nations' AIDS agency says AIDS-related deaths are at their lowest since peaking almost a decade ago. However, the number of new infections is still very high.

Scientists say they've linked a new protein to Alzheimer's disease. The discovery could help develop drugs and other treatments for the disease.

The New Orleans Saints' Jimmy Graham has agreed to a four-year $40 million deal with $21 million guaranteed, the richest contract for a tight end, according to Fox Sports.

Lisa Rinna has been added to the cast of the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."

This morning, a hearing will be held to decide whether Justin Bieber will be tried on charges of driving under the influence and resisting arrest.

Taking note from the deaths of James Brown and Sherman Hemsley: Casey Kasem, who still hasn't been buried one month after his death. However, a rep for his daughter says there is no family dispute ongoing.