The Sunrise News Sampler
- According to our daily, funeral arrangements have not yet been announced for Northport police officer Jimmy Jason Guin, who died early Friday morning from injuries sustained in a Thursday morning car crash. However, the Northport Police Department plans to honor Guin and his memory in an adequate fashion, according to Captian Kerry Card.
- According to Tuscaloosa City Schools, applications for the Tuscaloosa Magnet School will be sent home with Kindergarten through seventh grade students’ report cards on January 10th and are due by January 31st. There are a limited number of vacancies. More information is available at the Tuscaloosa City Schools website.
- In state news, Saturday, law enforcement targeted 35 vendors at the Bessemer Flea Market and seized 3500 counterfeit items with a retail price of $425,000.
- Auditors with the Department of Examiners of Public Accounts released examinations Friday showing several state agencies are not following requirements in a state law to verify that people receiving professional licenses are in the country legally.
- In other news, President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner have agreed not to talk about their fiscal cliff discussions, but they do say the lines of communication remain open.
- In other news, government officials are issuing an invitation to developers for new FBI headquarters to be constructed in a different location. The government is willing to include a trade of the existing FBI building and its land in the deal.
- In entertainment news, according to NBC, auditions for America’s Got Talent are being held at the BJCC in Birmingham today. Pre-registration is available at the America’s Got Talent website.
- In sports news, all the talk is Juan Manuel Marquez’s defeat of Manny Pacquiao with a 6th round knockout Saturday night. This was the fourth fight between the two boxers.