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April 22, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Monday, April 22, 2013

Early weather, traffic and community news

Staff Reports
The Cullman Times

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 Wisterian Lane SE and Goehler St. SE.



Weather:



Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. East wind around 10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. Southeast wind around 5 mph.



Best bets:



OA: Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Carriage House at Grace Episcopal Church. Info: 724-376-2124 or 256-352-1143.



Therapeutic free swim: Cullman Parks and Recreation’s Therapeutic program invites all individuals with disabilities and their immediate family (individual with disability must be present) to a free swim from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Aquatic Center, 1636 Field of Miracles Dr., Cullman 35055. Info: Hollie Guiterrez at 256-734-9157 or Rhonda Davis at 256-962-2208.



Benefit yard sale spaces for rent: West Point Baptist Church’s Haiti’s Eden community yard sale will be from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11, at West Point Town Hall, 3990 County Rd 1141 Vinemont  35179. Cost to set up and sell is $10/spot. All proceeds benefit Haiti’s Eden. Info: Tammy Lackey at 256-338-0495 or West Point Baptist Church at 256-739-5849.



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. POLICE: BOSTON SUSPECTS PLANNED MORE ATTACKS

Commissioner Ed Davis says Tamerlan and Dzokhar Tsarnaev had an arsenal of homemade explosives with them at the gunfight in suburban Watertown.

2. A WEEK LATER, A MOMENT OF SILENCE

Gov. Deval Patrick asks residents to pause today at 2:50 p.m., the time the first of two bombs exploded.   

3. SEARCH CONTINUES FOR CHINA QUAKE VICTIMS

Relief teams dynamited through landslides to get food and water to isolated communities in Sichuan province, where 188 were killed and more than 11,000 injured.

4. TALIBAN CAPTURES 9 HOSTAGES FROM HELICOPTER

Insurgents took all people aboard the civilian transport after it made an emergency landing in a Taliban-controlled area of Afghanistan.

5. BRACING FOR FLIGHT DELAYS AFTER FURLOUGHS

Los Angeles and New York City airports were backed up after 15,000 air traffic controllers were taken off the job because of government spending cuts.

6. SUSPECT IN RICIN CASE BACK IN COURT TODAY

The hearing for Paul Kevin Curtis could reveal what evidence authorities have from his home in the poisonous letter-mailing case.

7. LARGE DEATH TOLL FEARED NEAR DAMASCUS

Activists say six days of clashes in two Syrian towns may have killed hundreds of people, a dramatic spike in the rising death toll in the civil war.

8. 5 DEAD IN WASHINGTON SHOOTINGS

One suspect was shot by police, two were found dead in a parking lot and two others in an apartment complex south of Seattle.

9. WHY DOCTORS WARN AGAINST THE ‘CINNAMON CHALLENGE’

Swallowing a spoonful of the spice in 60 seconds — a prank depicted on YouTube — has caused hospitalizations and a surge in calls to poison centers.

10. REESE WITHERSPOON ARRESTED IN ATLANTA

The Oscar-winning actress, charged with disorderly conduct, asked a state trooper, “Do you know my name?” after her husband was pulled over and given a sobriety test.