The Sunrise Sampler
According to Tuscaloosa Police, 20-year-old Alabama running back Kenyan Adam Drake was arrested early Saturday morning after entering a crime scene in which his vehicle was contained. Drake was allegedly told by officers not to enter the taped area. He was charged with obstructing governmental operations and placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail pending a $1,000 bond.
According to Tuscaloosa Police, 27-year-old Lakendrick Warren Prewitt shot a 20-year-old man outside Kennedy’s Bar early Saturday morning. Officers on the scene are said to have identified themselves when Prewitt pointed his gun towards them. One officer discharged his weapon, hitting Prewitt, who was taken to DCH for treatment of a non-life threatening wound. Prewitt’s victim was treated for serious injuries. Prewitt was arrested on charges including attempted murder and reckless endangerment. His bonds total $320,000.
Our daily reports that former Tuscaloosa city councilman elected chairman of the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education Lee Garrison says he is through with politics and will serve only one term on the school board.
The abandoned Fruit of the Loom cotton mill in Aliceville was destroyed by fire Saturday. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Governor Bentley is scheduled to sign an executive order creating the Alabama Honor Guard Ribbon this afternoon in the Old House Chamber of the State Capitol. The ribbon will honor members of the state’s Army and Air National Guards.
Passengers at some overseas airports with flights to the U.S. will be required to turn on their electronic devices, amid U.S. intelligence officials’ concerns about new al-Qaida efforts to produce a bomb that would go undetected through airport security.
A trial beginning in Los Angeles today is aimed at determining whether the proposed $2 billion sale of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will go through.
Tickets to see Boyz II Men, Keith Sweat, and En Vogue at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater go on sale this Friday.