The Sunrise News Sampler
- It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Last night, the West Alabama Christmas Parade was held in Downtown Tuscaloosa, and tonight, Dickens Downtown will be held in Northport from 5pm until 8pm.
- The parents of Gil Collar are suing over his death. An attorney says the 18-year-old freshman at the University of South Alabama who was shot to death by campus police never touched the officer, and the shooting never should have happened.
- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Republicans are ignoring "simple math" in their latest fiscal cliff proposal, as protecting the middle class and reducing the deficit requires tax rate increases for the top 2 percent of taxpayers. However, the latest plan from House Speaker John Boehner revives ideas from failed talks last year.
- Jamie Foxx has been announced as playing the role of the villain Electro in the sequel to "The Amazing Spider-Man!" which has a 3D release date of May 2, 2014.