The Sunrise News Sampler
Twenty-six-year-old Demetrius Rashad Foster has been arrested in connection to the shooting that ultimately killed 24-year-old Joshua Gardner. Foster has been charged with capital murder and could face the death penalty or life in prison if convicted.
Yesterday, the Tuscaloosa City Council voted to adopt three zoning amendments that are intended to curb the recent unchecked growth of student housing apartment complexes.
Today is a special Valentine’s Day for members of an Alabama National Guard unit. About 190 members of the 226th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade are returning home from Afghanistan this morning.
Yesterday, the Alabama Senate voted 22-7 in favor of a bill sponsored by Sen. Gerald Allen, which he says will keep education about Christmas and Hanukkah in public schools. The bill now goes to the House for consideration.
Twenty-one deaths have now been attributed to the winter storm that is wreaking havoc in the Mid-Atlantic region and the Northeast. An analysis finds flight cancellations this winter are at the highest level in more than 25 years.
A jury in Jacksonville, FL begins day three of deliberations in the trial of Michael Dunn, who fatally shot 17-year-old Jordan Davis in an argument over a loud car stereo. Dunn says he felt disrespected by the four teens in the vehicle.
The nation’s top two cable companies are going to become one. Comcast is buying Time Warner for about $45.2 billion. The stock deal was approved by the boards of both companies, and if shareholders and regulators approve, the deal is expected to close by the end of the year.
Rapper Lil Kim is pregnant with her first child. Her longtime boyfriend aspiring rapper-producer Mr. Papers has identified himself as the father.