The Sunrise News Sampler
According to Tuscaloosa Police, 21-year-old Demetrius Hart was arrested Sunday evening after allegedly giving a cashier counterfeit money at the Texaco gas station on Greensboro Avenue. Upon his arrest, police located a bag containing 8 grams of marijuana. Hart was placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail pending a $1,300 bond. A statement from Alabama’s athletic department yesterday says Hart hasn’t been with the Crimson Tide since the Sugar Bowl.
Northport businessman Danny Ray Smith has died. Smith was arrested and charged with drunken driving and murder after killing 8-year-old Haylee Burks and injuring others following the 2012 air show. Smith was arrested again a month ago and was said to have been driving under the influence, but tests show there was no alcohol in his system when he was pulled over, reports AL.com.
Student reporters from Northridge High School have been recognized for their journalistic skills through their work on The Northridge Reporter. Additionally, nine students and a teacher were recognized individually by the Alabama Scholastic Press Association.
Officials from the Humane Society of the United States are in Montgomery today to recognize five people for their roles in one of the nation’s largest dog fighting investigations, which led to the arrest of 13 people and seizure of 367 pit bulls.
Political divisions over NSA snooping are creating some unusual allies that could transform the politics of national security. The once staunchly security-minded Republican Party is questioning the blanket surveillance while Democratic leadership defends it.
Another storm system dropped several inches of snow in the Midwest and could drop more in some areas of the East Coast today. However, the weather is expected to be much warmer the rest of the week.
Will Smith and U2 helped Jimmy Fallon kick off his reign as the host of “The Tonight Show” last night.
Charles Barkely has spoken out in support of Michael Sam, saying that the public is more homophobic than guys in the locker room and he wishes Mr. Sam the best