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May 9, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Thursday, May 9, 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 an asphalt crew at these sites: Industrial Dr. SW, Cupp Road in Good Hope, and County Road 497 off of Golf Course Road.



Weather:



Today: Isolated thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

Tonight: Isolated thunderstorms before 8 p.m., then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.



Best bets:



Heartland Quilters Guild: The Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at Christ Covenant Church, 1310 St. Joseph Dr. NE, Cullman 35055. Refreshments offered.



OA: Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 4:45 p.m. today 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. EX- BUS DRIVER CHARGED WITH KIDNAPPING, RAPING THREE OHIO WOMEN

Investigators say Ariel Castro, who is to appear in court today, only allowed the women outside a handful of times in disguise over a decade.

2. JODI ARIAS SAYS SHE PREFERS DEATH

The penalty phase begins today for the Arizona waitress convicted of first-degree murder in the stabbing and shooting of her ex-boyfriend.

3. FIRE IN ANOTHER BANGLADESH FACTORY KILLS INDUSTRY LEADER

Eight people, including a top official in the country’s clothing manufacturers’ trade group, died in today’s fire as the death toll from the building collapses passes 900.

4. CONGRESS TO LOOK AT MARATHON BOMBINGS

Boston’s police commissioner was to testify that he would add some cameras, but not create a “police state” to ward off future attacks.

5. FIRST TEST OF LANDMARK IMMIGRATION BILL

A Senate committee was to begin debate today on the 844-page legislation, with attention on the partnership of the four senators who crafted it.

6. GOP SAYS BENGHAZI REVELATIONS BAD FOR CLINTON

A former top U.S. diplomat describes confusion and a changing government message after the deadly assault on the Libyan mission.

7.  FORMER PAKISTAN PRIME MINISTER’S SON ABDUCTED

Officials say gunmen seized the son of Yousuf Raza Gilani at a rally before this Saturday’s elections.

8. HAGEL DEMANDS MORE INFORMATION ABOUT NUCLEAR CREW MISSTEPS

The defense secretary responded to an AP report that found 17 launch officers were reassigned for violating Air Force codes and weapons safety rules.

9. A DEFENDER NOW ACCUSES MICHAEL JACKSON OF ABUSE

Wade Robson, who was a defense witness in Jackson’s molestation trial, now says the pop superstar sexually abused him for seven years.

10. UTAH TEEN CHARGED IN DEATH OF REFEREE WHO WAS PUNCHED

The 17-year-old faces homicide charges in the death of Ricardo Portillo, who was hit after making a call in a high school soccer match.