The Sunrise News Sampler
According to the Tuscaloosa News, 52-year-old Bruce Lee Moore was lying in 18th St just after midnight Wednesday when the driver of an SUV ran over him. The driver called 911 and is not being charged with a crime. Officials are working to discover exactly what happened to Moore before he was run over.
Governor Bentley says the state has been approved for more federal disaster assistance to help five counties, including Tuscaloosa, recover from severe storms in late April.
President Obama’s nominee for health secretary, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, is winning GOP praise as she makes her first appearance before a Senate committee. Indications show she could be headed for a smooth confirmation even while called to defend the health care law.
Johnny Manziel was FINALLY drafted by the Cleveland Browns as pick 22 in the NFL draft, coming just behind Alabama’s Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, who was picked up by the Packers and C.J. Mosley, who was chosen by the Ravens.
A 14-year-old student at Hillcrest Middle School was arrested yesterday when a handgun was discovered in his backpack. He was charged with possession of a weapon on school property, which is a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by no more than 3 months in jail and a $500 fine.
The Southern heritage group League of the South is planning a protest outside the Southern Poverty Law Center this morning. The League is defending Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage, with the SPLC is working to overturn.
The government of a Nigerian state besieged by Islamic militants has identified 53 girls who escaped Boko Haram after being abducted last month. 276 remain missing.
Ana Maria Moreta Folch of St. Augustine, Fla. is facing charges after she allegedly had her neighbor’s home bulldozed. Folch told a heavy equipment operator that she owned a nearby trailer and wanted it and its septic tank destroyed.