The Sunrise News Sampler
- As last minute shoppers prepare for Christmas, Crimson Tide fans already have their eyes set on January. However, those looking to find tickets to the BCS National Championship Game can look to pay significantly more than they would on just Christmas gifts. The lowest price on StubHub for standing room only is $950, which does not include some fees.
- In state news, eight people have been sentenced in Huntsville federal court on charges they participated in a gun trafficking scheme that allowed firearms to get into the hands of a Mexican drug cartel.
- As time to avert the fiscal cliff comes close to its end, lawmakers say it'll be time to get back to work when they and President Obama return to Washington on Thursday. Some members of Congress are growing more skeptical that a budget agreement can be reached.
- Last night, the Seattle Seahawks grabbed a playoff position with a 42-13 upset over the San Francisco 49ers.