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.
According to the US Labor Department, applications for unemployment aid fell to a 14 year low on Thursday. Applications fell by 23,000 to 264,000. This represents the lowest number of applications since April of 2000.
A strong line of storms swept through the area last night, dropping heavy rain and some damage across the state. At least one person was killed in northern Alabama after a tree fell on their mobile home. The tragedy occurred in Walker County, about 25 miles northeast of Birmingham.
A handful of game featuring ranked opponents helped solidify the top ten this week. After seven weeks of play, one thing is certain: the state of Mississippi is a power to be reckoned with in college football this season.
Despite over 2,000 air strikes from the US and its allies, ISIS continues to advance in Iraq and Syria. Now, some Iraqi officials are asking the US to send in ground troops to help combat the militants. Thus far, Iraq’s president, as well as President Obama, have ruled out putting US boots on the ground.
The US deficit has fallen to the lowest levels seen since 2008. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the US deficit for FY2014 was $486. The figure represents a $195 billion drop from FY2013, and the lowest level of Barack Obama’s presidency.