The Sunrise News Sampler
According to Tuscaloosa City Schools, a summer school program is being offered for students who have demonstrated the need for additional academic support. The program, which will be hosted at nine locations, will be free for participating families, including breakfast, lunch, and transportation to and from school.
Governor Bentley says students who never enrolled in a failing school should not qualify for the new private school tax credits but that the credits should only apply to a student who transers out of a failing school. However, that will be up to the state Department of Revenue.
Jury selection in the trial of George Zimmerman begins today. Zimmerman is being charged with second-degree murder in the February 2012 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. He claims self-defense.
It took 3 quarters, but Lebron James warmed up to lead the Heat to a 103-84 defeat of the Spurs last night in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
The miner killed in an accident at Jim Walter Resources Mine no. 7 has been identified as 36-year-old Christopher G. Brown, of Pleasant Grove. Brown is said to have fallen from a walkway onto equipment that was in operation Thursday.
Federal officials are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in a 2012 burglary at a pawn shop in Muscle Shoals, from which 58 guns were stolen.
There is said to be 475 students in the fifth grade at Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, IL. This includes 24 sets of twins, which means twins make up about 10 percent of the class. The school is hoping to claim the world record for the most sets of twins in one grade. Confirmation could take several weeks.
A long-missing certificate with Abraham Lincoln’s signature was found last week at a college in Pennsylvania, according to NBC News.
Simon Cowell was egged on the final of Britain’s Got Talent, and it was said to not have been a part of the show. The perp was removed from the stage by security.