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February 11, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Monday, Feb. 11, 2013

Early weather, traffic and community news

CULLMAN — The Times' Morning Update for Monday, Feb. 11, 2013

Early weather, traffic and community news

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

Traffic:

A Cullman City Street Department crew will be patching on 1st Ave. SW and 4th St.

Weather:

Today: Patchy fog in places in the a.m., a 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 42 by 4 p.m. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light west in the afternoon.

Tonight: An expected 20 percent chance of rain before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.

Best bets:

NARFE: The Cullman Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet at 11 a.m. at Ryan’s Family Steakhouse, 1720 Cherokee Ave. SW, Cullman 35055. President Curtis Mize will conduct a discussion on electronic communications.

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.

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. POPE BENEDICT XVI TO STEP DOWN

The 85-year-old pontiff, the first to resign in nearly 600 years, says his advanced age and diminishing strength have made it too difficult to carry on.

2. SNOWED-IN NORTHEAST TRIES TO GET BACK TO WORK

Public transit returned after more than 3 feet of snow fell in some places and New York reopened a major highway where hundreds of cars were stranded.

3. MANHUNT FOR EX-LA COP MOVES TO SUBURBS

Police surround the Irvine home of a believed target of Christopher Dorner, and evacuated a San Fernando Valley store after a reported sighting.

4. HORSEMEAT SCANDAL SPREADS THROUGHOUT EUROPE

France says Romanian butchers and Dutch and Cypriot traders were involved in the supply chain that put horsemeat disguised as beef in frozen food. EUROPE-HORSEMEAT

5. GATES BACKS OVERSIGHT OF DRONE PROGRAM

The former defense secretary supports proposals for a special court to review Obama’s  deadly strikes against Americans linked to al-Qaida.

6. TWISTER DAMAGES MISS. CAMPUS

The governor was to tour hard-hit Hattiesburg today where windows were blown out and roofs ripped off at his alma mater, University of Southern Mississippi.

7. STAMPEDE AT HINDU FESTIVAL KILLS 37

At least 30 others are hurt when thousands celebrating the Kumbh Mela fell into a crush rushing between train platforms.

8. REAL-LIFE CRASH ON REALITY SHOW

Three people died in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles while filming an untitled military-themed show for the Discovery Channel.

9. GRAMMYS SPREAD THE LOVE WITH SURPRISE BEST ALBUM WINNER

Mumford & Sons’ Babel won the top prize, while the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach took home four trophies and Fun. won best new artist.

10. WHY YOU’LL FIND THE YANKEES PRESIDENT AT DOG SHOW

Randy Levine, co-owner of Mitch, a 5-year-old yellow Lab, says: “He’s like Derek Jeter. Very calm.”

 

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