The Sunrise News Sampler
Yesterday, two women were fighting at Forrester Gardens Apartments when one of the women was stabbed. A male companion pulled a gun, and a 2-year-old child ended up shot.
A new “Crime in Alabama” report from the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center says property crimes in Alabama decreased in 2012, but violent crimes increased. However, there was a 5 percent decrease in the total number of crimes reported last year.
Economists are predicting the government’s monthly jobs report this morning will show that employers added 183,000 jobs last month and the nation’s jobless rate tipped down a notch to 7.5 percent. Employers have added an average of 202,000 jobs a month since January.
Ariel Castro was sentenced to life plus 1,000 years in the abductions and holdings of three Cleveland-area women for about a decade.
Get ready for an increase in traffic this weekend. Sunday is the University of Alabama’s annual Fan Day at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The practice, which is open to the public, will begin at 2:30. It will last for two hours, immediately followed by Fan Day activities.
Governor Bentley filed a campaign finance report yesterday, showing that he’s raised more than $1 million in two months for his re-election campaign. So far, he has no Democratic opposition.
House Republicans are planning another vote today on a bill that would repeal President Obama’s health care law. This will be the 40th time the GOP has tried to do away with some of all of the law.
The U.S. Postal Service reveals that it has been taking pictures of every piece of mail it processes for more than a decade with a tracking system created after the deadly anthrax attacks in 2001.