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  • Authorities say a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings died at a hospital after a shootout with police during which explosives were thrown, which occurred after the fatal shooting of a police officer at MIT. A massive manhunt is underway for another man believed to be tied to the bombings.


  • To mark the 2nd anniversary of the April 27, 2011 tornado, the city of Tuscaloosa will hold celebratory events the week prior, focusing on what’s happening, including the groundbreaking for the Richard S. Curry Environmental Services Building on Monday at 10, the opening of “Listening to the Storm” at the Transportation Museum on Tuesday at 10, the dedication of GRO1000 Alberta Garden on Wednesday at 10, the open house of the Tuscaloosa Police East Princinct on Thursday at 11, and the Alagasco Lighting the Way dedication on Friday at 11.


  • The Alabama Department of Corrections has confirmed the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating conditions at the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women.


  • The city of Tuscaloosa Environmental Services Department in conjunction with Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa will host a household hazardous waste day at the Environmental Services Department on Saturday, May 11 from 8am until noon. For more information, call Tuscaloosa 311.


  • Yesterday, former Tuscaloosa Police sergeant 34-year-old Jason Glenn Thomas pleaded guilty to a civil rights charge for using his authority as a law enforcement officer to sexually assault a woman.


  • Testimony has concluded for the first phase of a high-stakes trial over the deadly 2010 rig oil explosion that led to the nation’s worst offshore oil spill. A federal judge did not rule on any claims in the litigation after BP wrapped its defense.


  • A major faceoff in immgration overhaul takes place today on Capitol Hill as the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing where opponents of the legislation will be able to face off with its authors.

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