The Sunrise News Sampler
Forecasters predict snow across the state today, with the worst of the weather coming southwest of Tuscaloosa. Governor Bentley has declared a state of emergency and postponed today's three special legislative elections for one week.
The United Way of West Alabama is hosting a donation drive to benefit Compassion Coalition, which will open its warming stations through the inclement weather. For more information, call 345-6640.
In President Obama's State of the Union address tonight, he is expected to focus on boosting economic mobility, narrowing the income gap between the wealthy and the poor, creating a new retirement savings plan for workers who aren't offered such plans by their employers, and raising minimum wage for federal workers.
Former Florida State quarterback Jacob Coker is transferring to Alabama and would be eligible to play for the Tide in 2014.