Today, mostly sunny with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 97. Tonight, partly cloudy with a low around 69.
AROUND THE COUNTY
Photography Fun Shop for kids ages 9-13 will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. Friday at the Limestone County Extension Office, Suite C. Limited space available. Visit Mondays through Fridays, 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., or contact the Extension Office at 256-232-5510.
Caregiver’s Night Out will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Clements Baptist Church, 8690 U.S. 72 West. Make reservations by noon Thursday, Aug. 9, at 256-232-7207.
FIVE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW TODAY:
Tree limb blamed for power outage
A tree limb caused a line to break Tuesday morning in west Athens, leaving 1,007 without power.
Athens Utilities Customer Relations Manager Amy Golden said 999 of those customers were without power for 1 hour and 14 minutes. Eight customers were without power for 3 hours and 58 minutes.
Tanner begins at No. 3
TANNER — Tanner is ready to prove it has what it takes to stay on top. In the north at least, where the Rattlers rolled through the playoffs last year to the school’s first state championship appearance.
When Tanner begins its season against Madison Academy on Aug. 3, it will do so as the No. 3 team in Class 2A, according to the ASWA preseason poll released today.
Judge delays trial of ex-prof in campus killings
Anonymous HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A judge has delayed the trial of a former Alabama university professor accused of killing three colleagues and wounding three others during a campus faculty meeting.
Madison County Judge Alan Mann didn't give a reason Tuesday as he pushed back the trial of Amy Bishop by two weeks. It will now begin Sept. 24 in Huntsville.
Husband: Gabby Giffords satisfied with Loughner plea
Anonymous TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is satisfied with Tuesday's expected plea agreement from the man accused of shooting her and many others in a Tucson parking lot, and she hopes it will allow victims of the mass shooting to move on with their lives.
Florence woman accused of punching nurse over meds
AnonymousFLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Florence police have arrested a woman who's accused of punching a nurse who refused to give her pain medicine.
Investigators say 31-year-old Sheray Denise Taylor entered the Bone and Joint Clinic in Florence requesting stronger medication for pain on Monday.
Fire alarm blares 15 hours at Pennsylvania public housing
WILKINSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A fire alarm that blared for more than 15 hours at a Pittsburgh-area public housing complex has finally been shut off.
Residents of Glenshaw Gardens in Wilkinsburg say the alarm's strobe lights began flashing and a high-pitched screech began sounding Sunday evening when a resident burned some popcorn.
Allegheny County Housing Authority officials say the alarm was turned off Monday morning.
Building president Bud Joyce says the delay occurred because the housing authority began managing the building in May and didn't have a key to the room where the alarm's control panel is located because the room also contains access to a bank's automatic teller machine.
Accessing the room in a way that would safeguard the ATM caused the delay. Joyce has apologized to residents and says, "It won't happen again."