Alabama authorities say a home burglary suspect has died after police used a stun gun on the man. Birmingham police say he resisted officers who found him in a house wrapped in what looked like material from the air conditioner duct work. The Lewisburg Road homeowner called police Tuesday about glass breaking and someone yelling and growling in his basement. Police reportedly entered the dwelling and used a stun gun several times on a white suspect before handcuffing him. Investigators say the man was "extremely irritated" throughout and didn't obey verbal commands.
Montgomery Education Foundation's Brain Forest Summer Learning Academy was spotlighted Wednesday at Carver High School. The academic-enrichment program is for rising 4th, 5th, and 6th graders in the Montgomery Public School system. Community Program Director Dillion Nettles, says the program aims to prevent learning loss during summer months. To find out how your child can participate in next summer's program visit Montgomery-ed.org
A police officer is free on bond after being arrested following a rash of road-sign thefts in southeast Alabama. Brantley Police Chief Titus Averett says officer Jeremy Ray Walker of Glenwood is on paid leave following his arrest in Pike County. The 30-year-old Walker is charged with receiving stolen property. Lt. Troy Johnson of the Pike County Sheriff's Office says an investigation began after someone reported that Walker was selling road signs from Crenshaw County. Investigators contacted the county engineer and learned signs had been reported stolen from several roads.
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NASA has released the first picture of Jupiter taken since the Juno spacecraft went into orbit around the planet on July 4.
The picture was taken on July 10. Juno was 2.7 million miles from Jupiter at the time. The color image shows some of the atmospheric features of the planet, including the giant red spot. You can also see three of Jupiter's moons in the picture: Io, Europa and Ganymede.
My husband and I once took great pleasure in preparing meals from scratch. We made pizza dough and sauce. We baked bread. We churned ice cream.
Then we became parents.
Now there are some weeks when pre-chopped vegetables and a rotisserie chicken are the only things between us and five nights of Chipotle.
Parents are busy. For some of us, figuring out how to get dinner on the table is a daily struggle. So I reached out to food experts, parents and nutritionists for help. Here is some of their (and my) best advice for making weeknight meals happen.
Police in Baton Rouge say they have arrested three people who stole guns with the goal of killing police officers. They are still looking for a fourth suspect in the alleged plot, NPR's Greg Allen reports.
"Police say the thefts were at a Baton Rouge pawn shop early Saturday morning," Greg says. "One person was arrested at the scene. Since then, two others have been arrested and six of the eight stolen handguns have been recovered. Police are still looking for one other man."
A 13-year-old boy is among those arrested, Greg says.