Tuscaloosa police say they are working with federal authorities to investigate an attack on the department's phone system.
Sgt. Brent P. Blankley said in a statement the department was targeted in an attack known as a telephone denial of service on Tuesday afternoon. Blankley says the attack involves multiple phone calls coming into the department at once, which is meant to jam the department's phone system.
Blankley says the objective of the attack is usually to prevent departments from receiving legitimate calls and disrupting public safety operations.
Selma City Council members have extended the city's moratorium on new payday loan stores and may extend a ban on issuing new liquor licenses.
Officials voted Tuesday to extend the payday loan store ban for six months. Councilman Michael Johnson says he's researching future restrictions on the businesses, including requiring a certain distance between locations.
Alabama lawmakers will face another grim budget outlook when they return to Montgomery next year and Gov. Robert Bentley says he wants their ideas for long-term solutions instead of a one-year money fix.
Bentley has asked legislative leaders to bring him ideas in advance of the 2015 session.
Republican Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh of Anniston says he wants legislators to make bold changes to try to solve the state's long-term problems.
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says the PGA Tour is coming to Alabama next year.
Bentley said Monday the new tournament will be played July 13-18, 2015 at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National in Opelika. Shaving product company Barbasol will sponsor the tournament for four years.
Bentley says the tour will generate millions in tourism revenue and put Alabama in the international spotlight as some of the world's best golfers visit the state.
Leaders in Huntsville hope beer and music will spruce up the site of an old middle school.
Officials say two craft breweries and a concert venue are planned for an old school west of Downtown.
Plans call for converting part of the school into a 40,000-square-foot brewery for Straight to Ale, which is now located in a warehouse. Yellowhammer plans to build a new 6,000-square-foot brewery at the site.
The city plans to open an open-air amphitheater between the two breweries at the site of the old Stone Middle School.