The Sunrise News Sampler
Wednesday, 18-year-old Charles Mackennly Nelson Jr. was arrested and charged with capital murder in the slaying of 24-year-old Joshua Gardner, who was shot in early January. Nelson joins Demetrius Foster in the Tuscaloosa County Jail with no bond.
Thirty-three-year-old James McGiboney, the owner of Jailbusters bail bonding, was arrested Wednesday night and charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting a 21-year-old client who’d failed to show up at an assigned court date. McGiboney was booked in the Tuscaloosa County Jail pending a $60,000 bond, which has already been met.
Stillman College has announced plans for football camps this June, with a 7-of-7 team tournament on June 7 and a youth camp on June 16, designed to provide youth ages 6 to 16 with fundamentals and drills to enhance their football skills.
Birmingham police and federal agents have raided a massage parlor after receiving complaints about possible prostitution and human trafficking at the business. Seven people were arrested and charged with crimes related to the alleged prostitution ring.
Republican Sen. Scott Beason has filed legislation to repeal the Common Core curriculum standards from Alabama schools, saying he believes people want a legislative vote on the issue.
China is upset with President Obama over his having the Dalai Lama at the White House while the spiritual leader is in the U.S. on a speaking tour. China says the meeting would “inflict grave damages” on the U.S. relationship with the Asian powerhouse.
A federal judge has ruled that the New York Police Department’s surveillance of Muslims in New Jersey was a lawful effort to prevent terrorism, not a civil rights violation.
Three American Idol contestants from Alabama advanced in last night’s episode.