The Sunrise News Sampler
At least 35 deaths have been reported from the storm system that moved through large parts of the Deep South and Midwest early in the week. Only three of those were in Alabama, including University of Alabama swimmer John Servati, who was taking shelter in the basement of a home when a retaining wall collapsed. Servati is remembered as an outstanding athlete and good person.
While a number of homes were damaged by winds, the biggest threats came from subsequent flooding.
Attorney General Luther Strange is warning consumers against price gouging and fraud as homeowners look to bounce back from recent severe weather.
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been slapped with a permanent NBA ban and a $2.5 million fine for making racist statements heard on a recording. It could be just a matter of time before he no longer owns a team.
Red Mountain has announced that Mary J. Blige will be in concert at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on July 3. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon.