• Comedian Kevin Hart was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving over the weekend. His vehicle nearly collided with a tanker truck on a Southern California freeway, and when he was pulled over, Hart failed a field sobriety test. He was booked for misdemeanor DUI.

 

  • PARA and College Hill Baptist Church are joining forces to help ex-offenders who are returning to the community. A community informational meeting for the Empowering Choices Reentry and Mentoring Program will be held tomorrow evening at 7 at the Belk Activity Center.

 

  • Yesterday, 18-year-old Kiunte Jerome Furr was arrested at an apartment complex in Savannah, Georgia.  Furr and 23-year-old Timothy Thornton are suspected in the Wednesday night shooting death of 17-year-old Hunter Callahan at River Road Condominiums late Wednesday.

 

  • Attorney General Luther Strange is arguing that three casinos operated by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians are a public nuisance and that they're operating illegal gambling machines. This issue has now shifted to federal court.

 

  • In other news, today is Tax Day, and Forbes reports that many restaurants and leisurely activity companies are offering breaks to make the day a little brighter.

 

  • The Senate is set to begin debate on gun control legislation this week, and a proposal to expand background checks on some gun buyers has picked up some key Republican support.

 

  • Secretary of State John Kerry and his Japanese counterpart say they're ready to talk with North Korea if the country dials back its warlike rhetoric and follows through on previous agreements regarding its nuclear and missiles programs.

 

  • Also making headlines today is the escape of a bandit from the French prison near the Belgian border. The escapee took four guards hostage and blasted through a series of armored doors to a waiting car. How the suspect obtained explosives inside the prison is unknown.