The Sunrise News Sampler
Authorities are searching for 13-year-old Jovana Hill, who was last seen leaving her home in the Sahama Village trailer park on Sunday. Hill is said to possibly be with 24-year-old Everado Ramirez, who drives a white Mitsubishi Eclipse. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office or any law enforcement agency.
Alabama’s congressional delegation has written a letter to the president supporting Governor Bentley’s request for an emergency declaration for Alabama, following the severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that hit the state this week and led to three deaths in Alabama.
There’s been a gas explosion at a Pensacola, Florida jail that houses around 600 inmates. There’s an estimated 100 to 150 inmates and corrections officers injured. It is not known if storms in the area were a factor, but the jail did get extensive flooding during heavy rains.
A number of celebrities have shown interest in purchasing the Los Angeles Clippers.
Tonight, the family and friends of John Servati, the Universtity of Alabama swimmer who died in Monday night’s storm, will hold a vigil in celebration of his life at the Cavalry Baptist Church at 8pm. Servati is remembered as a hero as he is said to have saved his girlfriend before being killed.
The Voter Photo Identification Act will go into effect with the June 3 statewide primary election. Voters must have a photo ID to vote. Those without government-issued, student, or employee ID need to obtain a free Voter ID card.
Military officals say they’re unhappy with the low number of male victims who report sexual assault, and they say there will be a greater emphasis in the months ahead on getting men to come forward to seek help. Data show about 14 percent of the reports filed last year involved male victims.
30-year-old Matthew Medlin served 272 days in an Oregon prison and had less than a week left before escaped early yesterday. Medlin was captured at a Jack in the Box restaurant.