• The nation is still reeling from Friday's shootings in Newtown, Connecticut that left 20 children dead. Debates about what can be done to prevent more gun violence have restarted in Washington, and President Obama spoke at a vigil in Newtown last night, saying that events like this cannot be accepted as routine.

 

  • Many schools will hold a moment of silence and fly flags at half-staff, and one Minnesota school district will have a mental health consultant on hand to reassure students and answer questions.

 

  • Sheriff Ted Sexton says that deputies will be at all elementary schools this morning, though no threats toward Alabama schools have been reported.

 

  • This weekend was an oddly violent one as even in Alabama, police fatally shot two suspects in separate shootings. One man was shot in eastern Alabama after he killed a woman and two children then led police on a chase and another was killed after wounding a police officer and two employees at St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham.