• Yesterday, the Tuscaloosa City Council voted in favor of beginning construction on the first phase of the City Walk, a 5.9-mile recreational trail that will go through the path of the April 27th tornado. The council also approved  a series of streetlight upgrades on University Blvd.

 

  • Ttoday, Montgomery Circuit Court Judge Charles Price plans to rule on whether Governor Bentley can sign into law a bill providing private school credits. A lawsuit against the bill has been filed by the AEA.

 

  • Hugo Chavez died yesterday, following a battle with cancer, and Venezuelans raced home to stock up on food and water after hearing about the death of their president.

 

  • The special inspector general for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart Bowen says the 10-year effort to rebuild Iraq was much larger than anticipated and that there wasn't enough accomplished for the $60 billion in American taxpayer funds that was spent.

 

  • In entertainment news, the nominees for the 2013 MTV Movie Awards were announced yesterday with "Django Unchained," "Ted," "Silver Linings Playbook," and "The Dark Knight Rises" leading the charge.