The Sunrise News Sampler
- Minor damage was reported as a line of strong storms moved into the state yesterday, with trees and power lines down near the Mississippi line in Pickens County. However, no injuries were reported.
- Meanwhile, the Tuscaloosa Police Department reports that officers responded to a call of a fight at Fountain Square Apartments in which multiple shots were fired yesterday. No one was injured, but one suspect was detained. As of yesterday, officers were trying to obtain a warrant on the suspect, and the investigation is ongoing.
- The Crimson Tide is set to visit the White House and visit President Obama on Monday. This will be national championship football team’s second straight trip to the White House.
- Tomorrow, a community festival will be held at Holt High School’s football field from 11 until 4. Admission is free, but concessions will be sold.
- Governor Bentley has signed legislation that permits posthumous pardons for the Scottsboro Boys, and the Alabama Senate has passed legislation aimed at saving money on the management and maintenance of the 5,800 vehicles owned by state government.
- Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. and South Korea will not accept North Korea as a nuclear power and that its recent provocative rhetoric is “unacceptable.” Kerry and his South Korean counterpart say North Korea gains nothing by its threats.
- In other news, emerging details of a bipartisan immigration bill show that negotiators have agreed to exclude anyone who arrived in the U.S. after December 31, 2011 from applying for legal status and ultimately citizenship. This could total hundreds of thousands of people.
- In entertainment news, MSN reports that the Jackie Robinson biopic “42,” which opens today, could be the biggest baseball box-office opener ever.