• According to Tuscaloosa City Schools, two rusted rifles were discovered on the property line of Arcadia Elementary School yesterday afternoon. Although the rifles appeared to be inoperable because of the rust, Tuscaloosa Police secured the weapons, which are believed to have been stolen from a location nearby. At no time were the students or staff in danger.

 

  • In state news, storms ripped across southern Alabama yesterday, with significant damage reported in the Mobile area, including roof damage, toppled trucks, and downed trees.

 

  • The NRA plans to return to the spotlight today as Congress gets ready to consider tighter restrictions on firearms in the new year.

 

  • In sports news, last night, Kevin Love's 33 points and 11 rebounds powered Minnesota to a 99-93 upset of the Oklahoma City Thunder, putting an end to their 12-game winning streak. Kevin Durant scored a game-high 33 points in addition to Russell Westbrook's 30, but it wasn't enough to help the Thunder win.