• Today, Christoph Sander, Germany's top government representative in the American Southeast is scheduled to visit the Mercedes-Benz plant and BLG Logistics.

 

  • Chief Justice Roy Moore says the judicial system is being cut out of existence, as the state appropriation for the court system is less now that when he began his first term in 2001, and he predicts that the system will have a $19 million shortfall and have to do more layoffs.

 

  • A study released in the journal Pediatrics says that limiting television for preschoolers may not be the only way to help young children avoid aggressive, violent behavior and that teaching parents to switch channels to educational television can improve preschoolers' behavior. However, the study says the modets results faded over time.

 

  • Former country star Mindy McCready is said to have been struggling with substance abuse and the custody of her children before she died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot to the head. The 37-year-old was the mother of two young sons.