An unmanned rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station exploded on liftoff yesterday at NASA’s Wallops Island launch facility. NASA is investigating the cause of the accident, which is unknown at this time. The accident occurred at 6:22 PM.
Apple CEO Tim Cook is an Alabama native from Baldwin County. Cook has been inducted into the Alabama Academy of Honor, which recognizes Alabamians who have great accomplishments. In a speech at the state capitol where he accepted the induction, Cook called out Alabama for being to slow to recognize the rights of the LGBT community.
Though the top ten did not change much this week, the race for college football’s first playoff got a whole lot more interesting. Third ranked Ole Miss lost to LSU, setting up what could be a wild finish in the SEC’s western division, which still boasts three of the top five teams in the country.
A school shooting in Washington left two students dead and four others injured yesterday morning. The shooting occurred at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington at around 10:45 AM. The shooter was identified as freshman student Jaylen Fryburg. He was one of the two casualties, as he took his own life after shooting other students.
A three month long investigation by the Saraland Police Department resulted in a big bust on Thursday. According to a press release from the department, Saraland’s Narcotic Division netted 47 felony warrants and arrested 13 individuals. Five individuals are still at large.
Ottawa, Canada was hit with multiple shootings on Monday, with at least one person being killed in the incident. One of the shooters was killed during the attack. Police are looking for at least one other suspect.
The Speaker of the House in the Alabama legislature, Mike Hubbard (R), was indicted on corruption charges yesterday by a grand jury in Lee County. The speaker faces 23 felony corruption charges. If convicted, he could face between 2 and 20 years in prison, and up to $30,000 in fines for each charge.
While the upsets slowed this weekend, the drama continued thanks to a classic top five match up between Florida State and Notre Dame. A big match up in the SEC provided little drama, but helped boost another SEC West team into the top five. The SEC now boasts four teams in the top five.
What would have been a routine traffic stop turned into much more yesterday afternoon on I-65. Saraland Police attempted to pull over a driver for making an unsafe lane change, but the driver refused. He ultimately pulled over near the Dolly Parton bridge and jumped over the side into the water.
A shooting in Wilmer left one man dead on Thursday night. The incident occurred around 7:30 PM on Glenwood Farms Road. According to WKRG News 5, a neighbor was taken into custody for the shooting. The two allegedly had an ongoing dispute that led to the shooting.