The Sunrise News Sampler
Yesterday morning, hundreds gathered for PARA’s annual Memorial Day Program at Veterans Memorial Park to pay tribute to those who’ve served in the military , according to al.com.
Demolition has begun on some of the last buildings in Tuscaloosa slated to be torn down after being damaged by the April 27 tornado. About 30 homes and other structures sat virtually untouched for two years.
Governor Bentley expects his administration to be remembered for the largest road-building program in state history, as he’s lined up $743 million for 693 projects covering every county in the state.
Alabama Democrats say they will use the Republican’s actions in pushing through an education law as campaign issue in the 2014 legislative elections.
Thirty-three-year-old Koman Willis, of Chicago, turned himself in to police Saturday afternoon and has been charged with the March shooting death of 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins, who was struck while in her father’s lap in the family van. Willis is said to have been aiming at the infant’s father and shot him over a stolen video game system, NBC News reports.
Fifty years later, today, Mississippi will inaugurate a marker recalling a civil rights protest, when white mob attacked a radially mixed group from Tougaloo College who were seated at a white-only lunch counter at a Woolworth’s store in Jackson.
Amid rumors that Jennifer Hudson would be joining the “American Idol” judges panel in the upcoming season, pop singer and former contestant Adam Lambert says he’d sign on in a heartbeat if asked.
Former teen star Amanda Bynes was arrested last weeks and says she’s going to sue the police for a mistaken arrest.