The Sunrise News Sampler
Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox has requested that the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education donate the University Place Elementary First Avenue right of way to the city, to be used to complete the City Walk, a 5.9-mile recreational walking and bike trail that follows the track of the April 27, 2011 tornado.
Most of Alabama was under tornado watch this morning, and the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for numerous central Alabama counties. All Tuscaloos and Pickens County Schools will delayed 2 hours this morning. Bibb County Schools will open at 10am.
Signals have been detected in the Indian Ocean, and investigations will continue in hopes of determining whether the sounds are coming from the missing Malaysian jetliner.
Legendary Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney died at his home in North Hollywood yesterday. Rooney, whose career spanned more than 80 years, was 93.
A 13-acre tract south of Flatwoods Church in Northport has been chosen by the Tuscaloosa County E-911 board of directors to be the site for the new consolidated 911 center. Construction of the building is expected to take about two years.
Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard says he never tried to insert language into the state budget to help direct business to a company that had ties to his own. This comes in the wake of Rep. Greg Wren’s resignation and guilty plea to an ethics violation.
A major new survey by the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index says a growing percentage of Americans gained health insurance as sign-up season for President Obama’s health care law drew to a close. The share of adults without health insurance dropped from 17.1 percent at the end of last year to 15.6 percent for the first three months of 2014.
Rapper A$AP is said to be engaged to model Chanel Iman.