1. Tuscumbia residents are in shock over the murder of an elderly neighbor known and loved by the community. Elbert Davis, Jr. was found Tuesday night beaten to death at the bottom of his stairs.
2. More than 200 new jobs are on the way to Albertville as Color Masters expands by adding two new plant locations. One is already under construction.
3. Alabama's seafood industry survived Hurricane Isaac with barely a scratch compared to Katrina seven years ago, but the storm is expected to cost $3 million in lost sales. Dozens of shrimp boats remain tied up, but were not damaged.
4. GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney took the stage in Tampa for his official acceptance speech of the nomination.
5. Google CEO Larry Page and Apple CEO Tim Cook are reportedly conducting talks on patent issues. The two companies are keeping the lines of communication open after Apple's victory in its case against Samsung.
6. A rat infestation in New York is so bad rat crossing signs are now being put up on the street. Residents say the rats started coming out of this building as it was being renovated.
7. A pair of crooks were not successful in an attempt to break into a Russellville business. Surveillance video shows one of the suspects throwing a rock at a window, kicking it, then retreating.
8. Decatur's Ogle Stadium got an upgrade just in time for the 2012 season. Among the upgrades the stadium received new light fixtures, new fencing and a new scoreboard.
9. High School football has returned to the Valley. Several Valley teams kicked off their 2012 seasons Thursday night.