Another Monday, another work week...
Weather: Fall has fell. A cold front came through the state Sunday, which is why temperatures were a bit on the brisk side this morning. Today’s high won’t quite reach 80, with tonight’s low down into the lower 50s. Temperature will warm up bit by bit each day for the rest of the week.
Not a narc. A Center Point man was arrested by Gardendale police last week for impersonating an officer. Reginald Recartoo Dial was charged after he went into the Walmart on Odum Road, claiming to be a narcotics officer with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, seeking information about an employee. Store personnel became suspicious and notified police. Dial is in jail on $15,000 bond.
Man jailed for threatening tweets. Birmingham resident Jarvis Britton, 25, in in jail after being charged with posting messages on his Twitter account that threatened President Obama’s life. Britton was arrested by U.S. marshals after the Secret Service’s Internet threat unit saw a threatening post by Britton on Sept. 14; it was the third such post over a period of weeks.
Polls remain tight. Speaking of Obama, he continues to be neck-and-neck with Republican opponent Mitt Romney in polling for the upcoming election. Gallup has Obama ahead of Romney by two percentage points in its daily tracking poll (and within the poll’s margin of error), while Rasmussen has the two in a dead heat with 16 percent of voters favoring each.
Sports: Replacement officials still have issues. The National Football League continues its lockout with its regular referees, and the replacements brought in largely from small-college football are still having some problems, as evidenced by Sunday’s games. Officials in the San Francisco-Minnesota game appeared to give 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh two replay challenges they shouldn’t have, and the zebras marked off two much yardage on penalties in two different games. The replacement refs have been under intense scrutiny during the first three weeks of the regular season... Meanwhile, the Atlanta Falcons are off to a 3-0 start after rolling 27-3 over the Chargers in San Diego, and Tennessee got their first win of the season in a 44-41 overtime thriller, with Rob Bironas kicking the winning field goal. The Titans then held the Lions on fourth down, which ended the game under the MFL’s new overtime rules.