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January 8, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013

Early weather, traffic and community news

CULLMAN — Good morning, readers, this is what's happening in your county today:

Traffic:

The Cullman County Road Department will be working on County Road 1233.

The Cullman City Street Department will be working at the new All Steak location on 3rd Ave. and 1st St. NE. Also, a patch crew will be at Dodson Dr. NW and Maple Dr. NW.

Weather:

Today, will be mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Tonight, there’ll be a 30 percent chance of showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph.

Best bets:

For new mothers: CRMC’s Breastfeeding Support Group will meet at 9 a.m. in the CRMC Community Education Center in Professional Office Building II (1912 Alabama Highway 157, POB II, Cullman, AL 35058). Info: CRMC Nursery at 256-737-2221.

Cullman City Schools Foundation: Members will meet at noon at the Central Office, 301 1st St. NE, Cullman 35055. Lunch provided. All officers/directors should plan to attend. Info: Dawn Klinger at 256-590-3159.

OA: Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Carriage House at Grace Episcopal Church. Info: 256-747-6218 or 256-352-1143.

10 Things to Know for Today

By The Associated Press

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today:

1. GIFFORDS LAUNCHES GUN CONTROL SITE AFTER MASS SHOOTINGS

The ex-Arizona congresswoman and her husband say they want to raise money “to balance the influence of the gun lobby.”

1. WHY A BENGHAZI SUSPECT WAS RELEASED

The man suspected in the Sept. 11 attack on Libya’s U.S. consulate was freed on terrorism charges in Tunisia.

3. KEY REPUBLICANS OPPOSE OBAMA’S DEFENSE PICK

Critics say former Republican senator Chuck Hagel is too critical of Israel and soft on Iran.

4. WHAT THE OFFICER WHO CAUGHT THE COLORADO SHOOTING SUSPECT SAW

Jason Oviatt says James Holmes seemed “detached,” although he was sweating profusely after the rampage that killed 12 at the suburban movie theater.

5. ‘YOU DON’T GET CONDITIONS WORSE THAN THIS’

Southeast Australia firefighters issue catastrophic threat levels after scores of blazes destroyed homes and left 100 people missing.

6. WHO WINS IN AN $8.5 BILLION MORTGAGE FRAUD SETTLEMENT

Hundreds of thousands of Americans will benefit, but consumers say U.S. banks will wipe out huge potential liabilities.

7. MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF A CHICAGO LOTTERY WINNER

Police open a homicide investigation six months after $425,000 winner Urooj Khan died, saying he ingested a lethal dose of cyanide.

8. ARE WE THERE YET?

Simulations of a 17-month journey to Mars made would-be spacemen drowsy — acting like bears on the verge of hibernation.

9. ANOTHER LOOK AT AMY WINEHOUSE DEATH

A second inquest Tuesday confirms that the singer died in 2011 of accidental alcohol poisoning.

10. A WOULD-BE CLASSIC TURNS INTO A ROUT

No. 2 Alabama bashed No. 1 Notre Dame 42-14 to roll to its second straight BCS championship.

 

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