The Sunrise News Sampler
This weekend the doors of the Bryant Conference Center will host more than 50 vendors for an outdoor expo, catering to the outdoor enthusiast. Hours will be from 1-8pm today and 9-6pm tomorrow. Jessica Robertson from “Duck Dynasty” and captain of the 2009 Alabama national championship football team Michael Johnson are included in scheduled entertainment. The cost is $5 for children and $10 for ages 10 and up.
A task force has been created to put an end to theft of farm animals and equipment in rural Alabama. Governor Bentley says the task force is having success.
A Russian official with Amnesty International says today he plans to meet with Edward Snowden, the former U.S. government contractor who disclosed secret government surveillance programs. Snowden is believed to be stuck at Moscow’s international airport as he negotiates with numerous countries for asylum.
Former NFL player Barrett Green is suing the Washington Redskins and associates because of a career-ending knee injury, according to Fox Sports.
An abortion rights student group at the University of Alabama and a civil liberties organization are asking the school to re-examine whether it violated the group’s civil rights. The group’s leaders believe they should not have had to ask for permits to hand out fliers to counter the message of a nearby anti-abortion display on the campus.
The defense in the George Zimmerman trial will present its closing arguments today. Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder in last year’s death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, but the judge has ruled that the jury can also consider whether Zimmerman is guilty or innocent of manslaughter.
The sixth day of the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain today saw three people gored and one loose bull causing panic in the packed streets. Officials say one American and two Spaniards were taken to the hospital after being gored and another American and two Spaniards were treated after falling and getting trampled.