The Sunrise News Sampler
According to Tuscaloosa Police, 17-year-old Tyler Guyton has been arrested and charged with Attempted Murder and Shooting into an Unoccupied Auto/Building, following a series of incidents earlier this month. He has been placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a $35,000 bond and will be charged as an adult.
Remember the story of the woman who was knocked to the ground and had her purse taken in the parking lot of University Mall? Well, 22-year-old Justin Taylor Lemonds of Brookwood has been arrested for 1 Count of Robbery 3rd Degree. He was placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail pending a $15,000 bond.
- In state news, the American Red Cross says 65 homes were destroyed and 370 homes were damaged, including 35 that sustained significant damage, during the storms that crossed the state on Monday.
- Yesterday, Governor Bentley announced that he signed into law legislation to consolidate many of the state’s law enforcement programs and to create an information technology secretary in his Cabinet. These moves are expected to lead to greater government efficiency and cost savings.
- President Obama is wrapping up his three-day trip to Israel, before heading off to Jordan. Today, he’ll pay his respects to heroes of the Jewish state and to victims of the Holocaust.
- There’s been another insider attack in Afghanistan where a government-backed militia program member shot and killed five of his colleagues.
- In a shooting at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, VA, two Marines were killed before the suspect, also a Marine, turned the gun on himself.
- In other news, Pope Francis is calling for more dialogue with Islam, and he’s offering an olive branch to China and other countries that don’t have diplomatic relations with the Holy See.
- Reuters reports that Michael Jackson’s 2005 trial and acquittal on child sex abuse charges may be revisited in a civil lawsuit next month between Katherine Jackson and AEG Live, who the star’s mom is holding responsible for the wrongful death of her son, as the concert promoter hired Dr. Conrad Murray to care for the singer.