The Sunrise News Sampler
Last week, 23-year-old Henry Patrick McGhee, Jr. pleaded guilty to attempted murder, stemming from an incident in October 2012, in which McGhee is said to have fired a gun at police officers. He has been sentenced to serve two years in prison.
Yesterday, it was announced that Stillman College will furlough its employees for a total of four days in April and May, as a means of avoiding pay cuts or layoffs.
Alabama public school students in third through eighth grades will soon take the ACT Aspire test, new standardized tests that gauge academic performance. Testing begins April 28.
16-year-old Alex Hribal has been charged with four counts of attempted homicide and 21 counts of aggravated assault following a stabbing spree at a Pennsylvania high school yesterday. Hribal was jailed without bail, and authorities say he will be prosecuted as an adult.
NBC's "The Voice" is going on tour, reports MSN. The concert series will hit 31 cities starting in June. Tickets go on sale next Thursday.
This June, 51-year-old Jose Manuel Martinez is set to go to trial for murder, but Martinez claims to have killed more than 40 people. He is currently being held for allegedly carrying out nine contract killings in Central California.
Today, the House is expected to vote on an election-year budget Republicans say promises to balance the government's books though wide-ranging cuts in programs like food stamps and government-paid health care.
The search for the missing Malaysian jet continues, as officials say a signal was again picked up in the same area a ship first heard the sounds that officials say are consistent with an airplane's black boxes.
The FXX network plans to run a marathon telecast of all 552 episodes of "The Simpsons" beginning August 21.