The Sunrise News Sampler
Reports are emerging, stating that sim cards for mobile phones have been hacked by the NSA and Britain's electronic spying agency. However, the manufacturer says it had no prior knowledge that these agencies were conducting this operation and that it will investigate.
Governor Bentley says he'll ask legislators to approve a $700 million tax and revenue package in the upcoming session. He says Alabama needs additional revenue to maintain services.
An error in calculating test scores for 10th grade students who've recently taken the ACT has been corrected, apparently boosting scores that were released on Jan. 20.
Snow Hinton Park the park is set to become home to the tallest slide in the region. The 38-footer is expected to be complete by August.
Cyndi Lauper, Toby Keith, the late Jerry Garcia, "Hoochie Coochie Man" writer Willie Dixon, Bobby Braddock, and Linda Perry are set to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this June.
An index designed to predict the future health of the economy rose last month by the smalles amount in five months, indicating a small slowdown in the economy's momentum. Economists say a weak outlook for new manufacturing orders is a month the downside risks for the economy.
Northern Alabama is again faced with the threat of wintry weather, and forecasters say conditions could be worst in the state's northeastern corner. Forecasters say the winter storm warning for DeKalb, Jackson and Madison counties could receive ice, snow and freezing rain from noon today through tomorrow morning.