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April 24, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Early weather, traffic and community news

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

Traffic:

The Cullman City Street Department will have a patch crew working on Lakeview Dr. NW and Wisteria St. SE.

Weather:

Today: Showers and thunderstorms before 1 p.m., then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1 p.m. Temperature falling to around 56 by 4 p.m. South wind around 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent.

Tonight: Patchy fog after 4 a.m. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 40. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Best bets:

Pilot Club fashion show reminder: The Pilot Club of Cullman will hold their annual fashion show and luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, at the McGukin Civic Center, 510 5th St. SW, Cullman 35055. Lunch (11:30 a.m.) will be provided by Sweet Peppers Deli. The patriotic program, “Red, White, Blue and You,” includes patriotic color guard presentation (noon), followed by a fashion show and door prizes. Vendor shopping will be at 11 a.m. Deadline for tickets was April 19. All proceeds to go to Pilot Club community projects.

SH fundraiser 1 mile and 5K run: Sacred Heart School is hosting their annual 1 mile and 5K run today. All proceeds will benefit the school’s physical education program. Info: Holly Winfrey at 256-339-0447 or the school at 256-734-4563.

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. NEW HUNT FOR CULPRIT IN RICIN CASE

Officials searched another man’s house after officials dropped charges of sending poison-filled letters to the president against Paul Kevin Curtis.

2. TRACKING WHO KNEW WHAT ABOUT BOMBING SUSPECTS

Senators questioned which agencies knew of a trip to Russia by Tamerlan Tsarnaev and whether information was shared.

3. BANGLADESH BUILDING COLLAPSE KILLS DOZENS

At least 87 were killed and about 600 survivors rescued from the commercial building that housed several garment factories in Dhaka.

4.  WHAT OLDER AMERICANS AREN’T THINKING ABOUT

The AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll says two-thirds of those 40 and older have done little to no planning for long-term care.

5. HOW SIBLING BONDS MAY HAVE PLAYED ROLE IN BOSTON EXPLOSIONS

Experts say older brothers often have a direct influence over younger ones, which could have steered the younger Tsarnaev brother toward the bombings.

6. CANADA TERROR PLOT SUSPECT DUE IN COURT

Chiheb Esseghaier is to appear in Toronto after denying charges he conspired to derail a New York-Canada train.

7. SOME CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST PHILLY ABORTION PROVIDER

A judge threw out three of seven murder counts, but Dr. Kermit Gosnell could still face the death penalty.

8. DISGRACED CIA DIRECTOR’S NEW JOB

David Petraeus was named a visiting professor for public policy at City University of New York.

9. HOW CHINA IS CHANGING HOLLYWOOD

Beijing is having increasing success pressuring movie producers to delete movie content it finds objectionable.

10. LAWSUIT: AMSTRONG WAS ‘UNJUSTLY ENRICHED’

The Postal Service paid about $40 million to be the title sponsor of the now-disgraced cyclist’s teams for six of his seven Tour victories.

 

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