The Sunrise News Sampler
The U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service has approved a grant of just over $9,000 to help fund an update to the national register nomination for the Downtown Tuscaloosa Historic District. However, the work is expected to cost over $11,000, with the city funding the difference.
Voter turnout for Tuesday’s primary is estimated to have been at only around 22% statewide, with only about 14% voting in Tuscaloosa County.
Today, lawmakers will continue negotiating a bill to help veterans avoid long waits to see the doctor.
The June 28 welcome-home celebration for American soldier Bowe Bergdahl has been canceled in Hailey, Idaho because of security concerns after the town was swamped with hate mail and agree phone calls since his release.
O.J. Simpson’s lawyers have filed an appeal, seeking a new trial on grounds that Simpson was misled by his lawyer and didn’t get a fair trial in his Las Vegas kidnapping and armed robbery case.
The Tuscaloosa County Commission is having trouble coming to an agreement on a sewer project that would serve about 85 homes that are currently on septic systems. These homes, which are said to be surrounded by others that are on the city’s sewer service, often have sewage leaking inside because the water table is so high.
22-year-old Lynsey Horne is lucky to have avoided serious injury after she fell asleep on a set of railroad tracks in Auburn and had a train to pass over her.
The families of American Caitlan Coleman and her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle are asking President Obama to help in getting them freed from the Taliban in Afghanistan, which has sent videos to the families. The couple has been held captive since October 2012.
Boko Haram militants are said to have killed at least 200 civilians in an attack on one Nigerian community Monday.
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Kandi’s Wedding” is said to have topped all RHOA spinoffs in total viewers and all key demographics.