Area police are keeping a closer eye on public safety, as another kidnapping case was reported Friday morning. A generic description of the suspect has been given, but law enforcement needs help from the public. Anyone with information is asked to come forward.

The City of Northport is looking to provide 96-gall wheeled trash cans for all city residents, in efforts of reducing pickups to once per week and decrease worker injuries through use of an automated lift.

Washington-based Human Rights Campaign is launching an advertising campaign aimed at softening religious opposition in the Deep South to equal rights for gay, bisexual and transgender people. Ads began airing today.

Republican House Speaker Mike Hubbard has pleaded not guilty to ethics charges that he used his public offices to enrich himself. He also waived an arraignment Friday that would have been his first courtroom appearance.

President Obama is pressing world leaders to break down logjams that have held up an agreement on a trans-Pacific trade deal, which he says "has the potential for being a historic agreement."

Nine people were killed when a small plane crashed on approach to Grand Bahama island. Among the deceased is prominent Bahamian minister Myles Munroe, who was en route to the 2014 Global Leadership Forum, which he'd organized.

Massachusetts prosecutors for rape suspect Gregory Lewis will argue in court today that he be held without bail and remain in custody. While facing charges in the rape of a 13-year-old girl, Lewis cut off his electronic monitoring device and fled Massachusetts. He is suspected of rapes in six other states.

Casey Kasem's children have filed documents to have his remains returned to the U.S. from Norway, where his body has been since he died in August.

Aretha Franklin took the high road during a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal.  When asked what she thought about both Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift, the Queen of Soul opted not to say anything about Nicki and to compliment Taylor's dresses.