The Sunrise News Sampler
The City of Tuscaloosa Environmental Services Department has begun a free drop-off electronic recycling program, which is open to all West Alabama residents, government agencies, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and schools. Electronics may be dropped off at the Richard A Curry Environmental Services Complex from 8am until 4pm, Monday through Friday, except on holidays.
Tuscaloosa City Schools say graduation ceremonies will be Saturday, May 24 at Coleman Coliseum on the University of Alabama Campus with Paul W. Bryant High School's ceremony beginning at 9:30am, Central High School's at noon, and Northridge High School's at 2:30. All are unticketed and open to the public, but guests are asked to refrain from bringing balloons and artificial noise makers.
Members of a legislative committee have shot down a bill to let people carry loaded handguns in their cars without a concealed carry permit. Law enforcement officials said they were concerned that it could lead to more violence.
Time has run out for many of the 1,103 bills introduced this legislative session, including a repeal of the Common Core curriculum standards and a cap on payday loan interest rates. Lawmakers get set to conclude their session today.
Authorities say the solder who opened fire on fellow soldiers at Fort Hood was an Iraq War veteran who was being treated for mental illness. Ivan Lopez allegedly killed three people and hurt 16 others before killing himself yesterday.
Daniel Baldwin and Jermaine Jackson are set to trade wives for "Celebrity Wife Swap." The premiere episode will air April 15.
An Associated Press investigation has found that the Obama administration secretly financed a social network in Cuba to stir political unrest and undermind the country's communist government.
The Senate Intelligence Committee is expected this afternoon to approve declassifying part of a secret report on Bush-era interrogations of terrorism suspects.