The Sunrise News Sampler
About 20 percent of those tested for the flu at local hospitals have tested positive for the Flu.
One Alabama senator says he will push legislation requiring drug testing of some welfare applicants even though a similar law was stopped in Florida.
President Obama and Senate Republicans are squaring off at the Supreme Court over the president’s power to temporarily fill high-level positions when the Senate is in recess. It is said the the president has overstepped his authority because the Senate was not in recess when he acted.
Friday, former Southern California coach Lane Kiffin was hired as Alabama’s offensive coordinator after Kiffin spent a week in Tuscaloosa last month, exchanging ideas with coach Nick Saban and his staff and observing Alabama’s offense.
Alabama safety Vinnie Sunseri is making himself eligile for the NFL draft and isn’t coming back for his senior season.
Fifty-four-year-old Nancy Reid of Cottondale was arrested Friday morning, following a six-month investigation by West Alabama Narcotics agents. More than 100 medication bottles filled with prescription medication were recovered, and Reid has been called a major narcotics dealer.
The Alabama Legislature will kick off this year’s session tomorrow and will deal with possible changes to the state tax code and Medicaid and a proposal to create a state lottery.
Former NBA player Dennis Rodman says he plans to return to North Korea next month. This comes after he’s apologized for not doing anything to help American missionary Kenneth Bae who was held captive in North Korea for over a year.
“12 Years a Slave” and “American Hustle” were the top winners of the Golden Globes last night with best motion picture drama and best comedy or musical motion picture respectively.