CULLMAN — Good morning, readers, this is what's happening in your county today:
The Cullman City Street Department will have a patch crew working on 1st St. SW, Ruth St. SE, Sharpton Road NE, and Industrial Drive SW.
Today: Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the morning.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 55. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph.
CERA to meet: Cullman Education Retirees Association will meet at 11 a.m. today at Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 916 Convent Road, Cullman 35055. Guests from Peinhardt family will talk about their farm. Lunch offered; reservations: Peggy McClendon at 256-747-2460.
Committee seeking old items: The Red Hill Schoolhouse Committee is currently seeking donations of old school items dated prior to 1940 to use in exhibits in developing programs for the schoolhouse. Copies of pictures and artifacts, desks, and other related items are welcome. Contact Carolyn Johnson at 256-734-0850, 256-734-7271 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. SUSPECT IN WOMEN’S DISAPPEARANCE HELPED LOOK FOR THEM
Neighbors say Ariel Castro handed out fliers with Gina Dejesus’ picture on it years ago. The woman was found in his home and police say Castro kidnapped her years ago.
2. REPUBLICANS PUSH FOR MORE ANSWERS ON BENGHAZI
Three State Department officials are testifying at a House hearing today exploring the White House’s actions before and after the September 2012 attack.
3. AIR FORCE SIDELINES 17 NUCLEAR LAUNCH OFFICERS
The AP obtains an internal email that quote the group’s deputy commander as saying it suffers from “rot” within its ranks.
4. WHY TUESDAY IS A GOOD DAY FOR WALL STREET
The Dow Jones has risen every Tuesday going back to Jan. 18, including this week when it closed above 15,000 for the first time.
5. DOZENS DETAINED IN BELGIUM DIAMOND HEIST
A prosecutor says 31 people are in custody in three countries in the $50 million theft from an airport tarmac, and the money and diamonds have been recovered.
6. HOW INSANITY PLEA COULD DELAY COLORADO SHOOTING TRIAL
James Holmes’ change of plea in the movie theater massacre that killed 12 could lead to weeks of psychiatric evaluations and arguments over the state’s insanity law.
7. SANFORD COMES BACK FROM SCANDAL
He defeated Elizabeth Colbert Busch for an open congressional seat after ethics problems sidelined him as South Carolina governor.
8. 50 MORE BODIES RECOVERED IN BANGLADESH
The death toll from a collapsed building housing five garment factories rose to 761.
9. MCDONALD’S THANKS OHIO NEIGHBOR FOR SHOUT-OUT
The fast food chain says it will reach out to Charles Ramsey, who has repeatedly referred in interviews to the meal he was eating when he heard Amanda Berry.
10. SCARY HIT RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT BASEBALL HEAD INJURIES
The Blue Jays’ J.A. Happ is hospitalized after he was hit squarely in the head with a line drive at Tampa Bay, reviving questions about whether more needs to be done to protect pitchers.