The Sunrise News Sampler
Last night, both the Tuscaloosa City and County School systems announced that they’d open today with a two hour delay. The University of Alabama will resume normal operations, while Pickens County Schools will be closed today, with normal operations resuming tomorrow. The Tuscaloosa Police Department and Department of Transportation are reporting no travel problems or road closures at this time. The Northridge High School Superintendent Parent Principal Meeting scheduled for 6:00pm today has been rescheduled for Monday, February 17 at 6:00pm.
Twentyfive-year-old Sid Antwan Carter was arrested yesterday morning, after being accused of firing a gun at a woman during an assault at Forrester Garden Apartments Sunday. Carter has been charged with attempted murder, second-degree assault, and shooting into an occupied building. As of yesterday afternoon, he remained in the Tuscaloosa County Jail with bail set at $105,000.
The state’s severe weather preparedness sales tax holiday is coming a bit too late for this year’s winter, as it’s scheduled for Friday, Feb. 21 through Sunday, Feb. 23.
This winter storm has dropped as much as a foot or more of snow in some areas and is being blamed for at least 12 deaths so far. Hundreds of thousands of people are without power, and airlines canceled over 3,000 flights nationwide.
The rate of foreclosure dropped 4% last month, compared to December. However, more people are entering the foreclosure process, suggesting an upcoming surge.
The Senate is on track to clear a bill to reverse cuts to military pensions enacted just two months ago. The bill passed the House yesterday.
Toyota is recalling 294,000 vehicles in North and South America for a skid-control software glitch. The recall affects the RAV4, Tacoma pickup, and Lexus RX 350, built from March 2012 through December 2012.