The Sunrise News Sampler
- According to officials at the University of Alabama, the four men arrested Monday evening, were charged with second degree robbery and fraudulent use of a credit/debit card. These arrests came after the investigations of two robbery reports in which the victims say they were assaulted and their belongings were taken. University of Alabama Director of Athletics Mal Moore says that the matter is serious and that they’re disappointed in the actions that have resulted in the charges against the student-athletes. Coach Saban added that the young men are indefinitely suspended as more information is gathered.
- At 1:00 this afternoon, Governor Bentley is scheduled to release a report by a commission he created to study the availability and rising cost of homeowners insurance.
- Today’s airing of the “Dr. Phil Show” will feature an interview with Jennifer Kirkland, the mother of the boy held hostage in an underground bunker in Midland City. Her son is said to have witnessed police fatally shooting his kidnapper.
- Yesterday, everyone’s eyes were on the pursuit of Christopher Dorner, the former Los Angeles police officer, wanted for murder. He is believed to have been followed to a mountin cabin, where he was involved in a firefight with police, killing one officer, before the cabin caught fire. Authorities are waiting for forensic tests to determine whether a body found in the burned-out cabin is Dorner.
- Today, President Obama will travel to North Carolina today to rally support for the economic proposals he unveiled in his State of the Union address last night. The President is asking Congress to focus on attracting jobs to the US, training American workers, and boosting investments in infrastructure, manufacturing, and clean energy. Following his visit in North Carolina, he’ll also travel to Atlanta and Chicago.
- Last week, a UN body monitoring the rights of children says that attacks by US military forces in Afghanistan reportedly have killed hundreds of children over the last four years.