The Sunrise News Sampler
Central High School had planned to have a meeting in January to inform parents about plans to divide the school into six academies, but that meeting was postponed because of inclement weather. It has been rescheduled for next Tuesday, March 11 at 6pm in the auditorium.
According to Tuscaloosa Police, 47-year-old Ronald Eugene Wedgeworth of Coker has been arrested on numerous charges after a three year investigation concluded with the recovery of large amounts of steroids, Viagra, marijuana, handguns, drug paraphernalia, and lab equipment to manufacture steroids. He was placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail pending a $325,000 bond.
Last night, the Alabama House of Representatives voted to ban abortion once a fetal hearbeat can be detected, which is sometimes as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. If the bill passes in the Senate, Alabama would tie with North Dakota as having the most stringent abortion restriction in the country.
Governor Bentley says he will sign legislation that creates a scholarship program, funded by private donations, to help high school students take technology courses simultaneously at a community college.
Today, President Obama heads to Connecticut to continue his push for a hike in the minimum wage. Connecticut's governor signed a wage hike last year that raises hourly wages to $9 next January.
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, goes on trial in New York City today on charges he conspired to kill Americans after Nine Eleven. Prosecutors say he used his position as al-Qaida spokesman to announce in videos that more attacks on the U.S. would be just as devastating as Sept. 11.
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" broke its own ratings record with Monday's post-Oscars episode.
R.Kelly is planning a sequel to "Black Panties," which he is calling "White Panties."