The Sunrise News Sampler
The winter storm covering the Northeast is not expected to be as bad as previously predicted, but some areas could still get from six inches to two feet of snow. Millions of people heeded advice to get home before the weather hit, and roads and transit systems shut down while thousands of flights were canceled.
Facebook and Instagram experienced a widespread 40-minute outage Tuesday, covering customers across three continents.
Republican Sen. Rusty Glover announced in October that he would introduce a bill in the 2015 legislative session that would keep Alabama on daylight savings time year round to provide more daylight in the evenings, but that proposal has been permanently stalled.
A child was hospitalized Monday after a bus transporting children to the Boys & Girls Club of West Alabama hit a Tuscaloosa City Schools bus at the intersection of Kicker Road and 13th Street East. The Boys & Girls Club bus caught fire, but all children and the driver were safely evacuated. Luckily, no serious injuries were reported.
According to MarketWatch, the Justice Department has been using a license-plate tracking program to track real time movement of hundreds of millions of vehicles around the U.S., with the primary goal of seizing cars, cash, and other assets to combat drug trafficking. However, the database has been used to hunt for vehicles associated with other potential violent crimes.
A federal judge will review an agreement to settle a desegregation case involving the racial fairness of a student attendance plan devised for the Huntsville city schools last year. Attorney General Luther Strange's office filed notice yesterday, appealing a federal judge's order overturning its ban on same-sex marriage.
Thirty-year-old Aaron Cole Garner faces numerous charges after being arrested for breaking into a Cottondale home and assaulting and robbing the residents early yesterday morning. The couple is said to have been bound with zip ties before having their cell phones taken. Garner is also said to have attempted to sexually assault one of them. He faces numerous charges related to drugs, robbery, assault, rape, burglary, attempting to elude law enforcement and resisting arrest. He was placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail with bond set at $182,000.