The Sunrise News Sampler
According to Tuscaloosa Police, multiple suspects have been arrested on rape and sodomy charges in an ongoing investigation after it was discovered that they’d prostituted out a 15-year-old runaway. More charges will be brought to the Grand Jury for indictments.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is conducting a one-hour “safety stand-down” for construction workers to take a break as temperatures increase across the South.
At least 113 people are now confirmed dead in a massive fire that broke out at a poultry plant in northeastern China today. Reports and officials say workers were trapped inside a cluttered slaughterhouse.
Afghan police say nine students and a policeman are dead after a suicide bombing in Afghanistan’s east. Authorities say the bomber was targeting a passing U.S. military patrol.
“Mookie” Blaylock, who played 13 season in the NBA, has been charged with driving on a suspended license and failing to stay in his lane in a head-on crash that killed an Atlanta-area woman Friday.
This month, the University of Alabama is marking the 50th anniversary of then-Governor George Wallace’s “Stand in the Schoolhouse Door” against racial integration. The university will hold a prayer breakfast Friday to reflect on the role of the faith community in the civil rights movement.
Former Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford says he is dying in the federal prison where he’s serving time for accepting bribes. Langford says he sought an early release from prison because of his terminal medical condition but was refused.
Double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius will emerge from his self-imposed isolation today for a court hearing ahead of his murder trial.
The construction of a bridge connecting the U.S and Mexico is almost complete on the U.S. side. The $96 million project hasn’t even begun on the Mexican side because Mexido hasn’t allocated money for its share of the work.