The Sunrise News Sampler
Today, Townsquare Media will launch Munch Madness, a bracket-style contest featuring 64 Tuscaloosa-area restaurants where area residents vote to decide which eatery advances. For more information, visit this station’s website.
The removal of a commercial vehicle from 20/59 Northbound led to the closing of one lane this morning. Traffic moved at a crawl from mile marker 78. Alternative routes were used, which meant heavier traffic in those areas.
The Alabama Senate wants to allow public employees to be able to receive unsolicited gifts for exemplary service. The approved bill now goes to the House for consideration.
Last night, the Alabama House of Representatives narrowly approved an education budget that divided lawmakers over the lack of a teacher pay raise. The approved plan is said to put more money toward insurance.
Authorities may be getting closer to discovering what happened to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane as Thailand’s military says its radar detected a plane just minutes after the jetliner’s communications went down. The information wasn’t shared sooner because the country says it wasn’t specifically asked for it.
This June, TLC will air a one-hour special, catching up on the lives of Kate Gosselin and her 8 children. The twins are now 13 years old, and the sextuplets will be turning 10.
Lottery officials say two tickets purchased in Florida and Maryland match all six numbers drawn in last night’s Mega Millions $400 million jackpot.
Tonight’s episode of “American Idol” will feature the competition’s Top 10 of the season, including the three finalists from Alabama.
Indiana wide receiver Isaac Griffith is said to be in a coma following a swimming accident. According to Fox Sports, alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the incident.