The Sunrise News Sampler
The Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission has planned an Alabama All Veterans and Family Reunion to be held September 26 through 28 at locations across Tuscaloosa. The event's goal is to provide a memorable weekend showcasing the appreciation and gratitude for Alabama Veterans and to provide educational and work force development resources for veterans and their families.
A dozen more people have been added as defendants in a lawsuit that alleges repeated sexual abuse of a minor resident at the W.D. Partlow Developmental Center, according to AL.com. The suit was initially filed in December 2011, naming five defendants
State of Alabama education officials say they're reviewing public school sex education policies after a state law banning consensual anal and oral sex was ruled unconstitutional in June.
Today, officials will unveil a green and white sign reading "Welcome to Sweet Home Alabama" that will be posted on interstate highways at the state line. This comes after the Alabama Legislature approved a bill selecting the phrase as the official marketing slogan.
Rescue workers, policemen and off-duty coal miners are combing the area near the site in eastern Ukraine where a Malaysian jetliner crashed yesterday, killing all 298 aboard.
The United Nations says violence in Iraq has killed more than 5,500 civilians over the first six months of this year. In all of last year, 7,800 civilians were killed, which was the highest annual death toll in years.
LeBron James is trying to recruit big-name talent to help him lift the Cleveland Cavaliers to prominence. Fox Sports reports he's reached out to Timberwolves All-Star forward Kevin Love and may be wooing Ray Allen.
The teen metal band Unlocking the Truth, which recently signed a multi-album deal with Sony, will release a book next year chronicling the group's path to success.