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May 14, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Tuesday, May 14, 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 patch crew at St. Joseph Dr. NW, Ann St. NW, 2nd Ave. NE and 5th St. SE.

Weather:

Today: Sunny, with a high near 83. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 58. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Best bets:

CCSF: The Cullman City Schools Foundation will meet at noon at the Central Office, 301 1st St. NE, Cullman 35055, on the main floor. Lunch provided. All board members (new and retiring) should plan to attend. Info: Dawn Klinger at 256-590-3159.

Festhalle Market Platz: Festhalle Farmers Market, located at the corner of 1st Avenue and Arnold Street NE, will open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Fresh locally-grown produce and handmade items are the market’s feature.

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. CONGRESS INVESTIGATING IRS SCANDAL              

A House committee is holding hearings this week on the IRS’ targeting of tea party and conservative political groups.

2. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OBTAINS AP PHONE RECORDS

The AP’s CEO called the seizure of two months of records for more than 20 phone lines a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into news operations.

3. ANGELINA JOLIE HAS DOUBLE MASTECTOMY

The Oscar-winning actress writes that she chose the surgery preventively because she carries the gene that gives her an 87 percent chance of getting breast cancer.

4. ABORTION DOCTOR FACES DEATH PENALTY

A Philadelphia jury found Dr. Kermit Gosnell guilty of killing three babies after they were born alive, and manslaughter for the 2009 death of a patient.

5. HOW GREEN TECHNOLOGY IS KILLING EAGLES

The AP reports that wind farms kill thousands of birds a year, and the Obama administration doesn’t prosecute companies for the deaths of eagles, a federal crime.

6. THOUSANDS MOURN DEAD AT BANGLADESH FACTORY

A prayer service was held in memory of 1,127 victims pulled from the collapsed building in the worst-ever garment industry disaster.

7. SUSPECT CAUGHT ON VIDEO IN MOTHER’S DAY PARADE

New Orleans police released pictures of 19-year-old Akein Scott, who witnesses identified as the gunman who wounded 19.

8. WHY PHONE CARRIERS ARE AIRING ANTI-TEXTING ADS

AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile are leading the “It Can Wait” campaign to warn of the dangers of texting while driving.

9. WHO MADE TV ADVICE POPULAR

Psychologist Joyce Brothers, who died at 85 on Monday, began appearing as an on-air psychologist in the 1950s and later wrote a syndicated advice column.

10. WHERE KATE AND WILLIAM’S BABY WILL LIVE

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s home at Kensington Palace won’t be ready by the time the baby is born in July, meaning the couple may have to live in a two-bedroom property.

 

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