The Sunrise News Sampler
Several complaints have been made of phone calls requesting money from people claiming to be from a local police department, federal agency, or bonding company, demanding payment on a traffic citation, warrant, or to say that a family member is in jail and needs to be bonded out. Citizens are NOT to make any type of payment for any of these reasons over the phone or by Green Dot card.
Danny Ray Smith, the businessman charged with DUI in the death of a 12-year-old girl in 2012, has been arrested again on DUI charges. He was out on bond for charges of murder, manslaughter, vehicular homicide, assault, and leaving the scene of an accident.
Governor Bentley is proposing state budgets that would require most state agencies to get by next year with about the same amount they’re receiving this year. However, they include increases for all levels of public education.
A bill designed to tighten regulations on lawmakers becoming legislative lobbyists is on its way to a quick approval in the state Senate, as it was approved by a committee yesterday and is planned to be at the top of the Senate’s work agenda today.
Tomorrow, President Obama is expected to announce his blueprint for overhauling the government’s sweeping surveillance program, with the most contentious debate to likely be over the future of the NSA’s bulk collection of telephone records from millions of Americans.
Three people are dead in a grocery store shooting in Elkhart, Indiana last night. A gunman is said to have walked into the store and shot and killed two women before he was killed by police.
Academy Awards nominations will be announced this morning.
Last night, the Crimson Tide won 80-61 over Mississippi State, bringing the team to a league-high 14 consecutive SEC home games.