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June 18, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Wednesday, June 19, 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 crew on Birmingham St. at Highway 31 with a lane partially blocked while repairing an inlet; also, a crew will be on 2nd Ave. near 5th St. while working on a driveway. Tonight, a late crew will be striping downtown in various areas. Traffic delays is expected at these areas.

Weather:

Today: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 83. Southwest wind around 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 a.m. Patchy fog after 1 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Best bets:

City Board of Education meeting: The Board will meet at 6 p.m. in the Board Room at the Central Office, 301 1st Street NE, Cullman 35055.

County Board of Education meeting: The Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Cullman County Board of Education Central Office Board Room, 402 Arnold St. NE, Cullman 35055. Work session at 5 p.m.

Farmers’ markets:

Cullman Farmers’ Co-Op Market: The old Farmers’ market is open Monday through Saturday. Expected hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. — which varies with different farmers. It is located on Young St. NE between 1st and 2nd avenues. Just down from Sno Biz and Depot Park, with parking on Young St. NE.

Good Hope farmers’ market: Local Good Hope growers (only) will sell produce from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at Hathcock Park in Good Hope.

Festhalle Market Platz: The market, located at the corner of 1st Avenue and Arnold Street NE, opens from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

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. HANDOVER IN AFGHANISTAN

Karzai says his country’s armed forces are taking over from the U.S.-led NATO coalition for the first time in the nearly 12-year war.

2. WOMEN GET EQUAL SHOT AT COMBAT ROLES

The military is to announce plans today to let women train as Navy SEALS, Army Rangers and other front-line jobs.

3. G-8 LEADERS SEEK SYRIA AGREEMENT

The leaders were to make a joint statement today on the civil war after Obama and Putin staked out opposite sides.

4. WHERE JIMMY HOFFA COULD TURN UP

Federal agents are digging again for the Teamster boss’ remains, this time in a suburban Detroit field, after a reputed mobster said Hoffa was buried there in a barn.

5. NSA CHIEF GOES BEFORE CONGRESS

Army Gen. Keith Alexander is testifying before a House intelligence committee a day after the president called the agency’s surveillance programs “transparent” in an interview.

6. WHEN ABORTIONS WOULD BE BANNED

The Republican-controlled House is expected to pass a bill today that would ban abortions after 20 weeks; the Senate is expected to ignore it.

7. THE STANDING MAN IN TURKEY

The lone protester stood silently for hours in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, joined by about 20 others before police trying to contain the two-week-old unrest removed them.

8. PLANE PASSENGER RANTS ABOUT CIA, SPYING

Other passengers and a flight attendant tied the screaming man up after he asked that the U.S.-bound flight be diverted to Canada.

9. CHEF’S HUSBAND GIVEN WARNING AFTER ASSAULT

The British police cautioned art collector Charles Saatchi after tabloid photos emerged of him grasping food personality Nigella Lawson’s throat outside a fancy restaurant.

10. MIAMI’S TITLE ON THE LINE

The Spurs can finish off the Heat tonight in Game 6 of the NBA finals; Miami won 27 games in a row this season but has lost three of the last five.

 

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