The Sunrise News Sampler
Community Service Programs of West Alabama will hold a series of free credit-building workshops, which will help participants understand the credit reporting process and help them establish or re-establish credit. Sessions will be held in Bibb, Lamar, Fayette, Tuscaloosa, Choctaw, Sumter, and Greene Counties. For more information, call 205-469-0358.
The City of Tuscaloosa expected to receive an estimated $776,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in fiscal 2014. However, the allocation turned out to be about $659,000, which caused the city to shuffle financial allocations to 11 local agencies.
Attorneys for a group of poor Alabama schoolchildren and their parents are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider scapping Alabama's property tax system, which the group says was set up to give wealthy landowners low rates, ensuring limited funding for public schools attended by minority children.
U.S. District Court Judge Keith Watkins has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the state which challenged the rights of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians to operate three casinos in Alabama, saying the state has no authority to prohibit the activity on Indian lands.
White supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader Frazier Glenn Cross was arrested yesterday shortly after killing three people at a Jewish community center and a Jewish retirement complex in Kansas.
Today, a submarine will be sent into the Indian Ociean to search for the missing Malaysian plane.
Authorities in Pleasant Grove, Utah are trying to figure out how seven dead babies over a decade went unnoticed. The mother, 39-year-old Megan Huntsman, is accused of killing the babies, who were born between 1996 and 2006.
Outkast reunited on stage at the Coachella music festival, which is said to have been the first of many performances planned this year.