The Sunrise News Sampler
Tuscaloosa’s Downtown Urban Renewal Project is expected to be complete by the end of this month, and streets that have been closed for months will reopen. Construction in some parts of downtown has been ongoing since last summer.
Alabama lawmakers have set aside their effort to rewrite the Alabama Constitution article by article, as there are only seven meeting days remaining in the 2014 legislative session.
President Obama plans to bypass Congress and order changes in work rules that would mean overtime for some salaried workers who are now exempt. He is expected to order the Labor Department to come up with regulations that would change the definition of what constitutes a supervisor.
Judge Judy has filed a lawsuit against a Connecticut attorney, alleging that he used her image without authorization in advertisements that falsely suggested he had endorsed his firm.
Forty-two-year-old Michael Jason Herren and twenty-two-year-old Andrew Chase Blake were arrested following the discovery of a methamphetamine lab by Tuscaloosa County sheriff’s deputies. Both men were charged with trafficking and drug manufacturing and were placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail with bails set at over $200,000.
Alabama Secretary of State Jim Bennett says his office plans to have staff traveling the state starting Monday to provide photo IDs to voters who need them for upcoming elections.
Attorney General Eric Holder is backing a proposal that would mean shorter prison sentences for certain nonviolent drug traffickers. He says the harshest penalties should be reserved for “dangerous and violent drug traffickers.”
George Zimmerman’s parents have filed suit against Roseanne Barr for tweeting their home address, which they say forced them to go into hiding for years.