The Sunrise News Sampler
According to Tuscaloosa Police, 29-year-old Eric Desean Brasfield has been arrested on numerous charges following a 2-week narcotics investigation, which led to a short vehicle pursuit and then a pursuit on foot. Brasfield was placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail pending a bond of over $1.5 million.
According to the Tuscaloosa News, the Tuscaloosa County E-911 is planning to make upgrades to dispatching equipment at its current facilities while considering whether to go forward with a consolidated E-911 center.
In less than a year, Alabamians will have to have the STAR ID if we plan to take a domestic flight without carrying a passport. However, fewer than 6,000 of Alabama’s licensed drivers are said to have obtained the new form of identification.
Former Governor Bob Riley is serving as the unpaid chairman of the Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund because he believes in a new Alabama law that provides scholarships to families that move their children from failing public schools.
Forty-four-year-old Christopher Lee Butts, co-president of the Alabama Medical Marijuana Coalition, which is pushing for statewide marijuana legislation, was among 4 arrested in a drug-trafficking operation over the weekend.
A weekend winter storm has left thousands without electricity in New England, and colder weather is heading into Michigan, where around 660,000 were without power.
Russian cities are on high alert following two suicide bombings in two days that authorities believe were carried out by the same group. Terrorists are showing they can hit other civilian targets effectively, even if they haven’t been able to penetrate security at the Olympic site.
No one is said to have been injured in the explosion following a North Dakota train derailment. And this year, the U.S.-led international forces in Afghanistan have suffered the lowest number of casualties in the past six years.