North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

November 4, 2013

NJN/am for Monday, November 4

By Robert Carter
North Jefferson News

— Welcome back, it's another Monday...

Weather: Sunny. Clear skies are the order of the day, with highs in the upper 60s and lows tonight in the middle 40s. The same forecast holds for tomorrow.

Note spurs evacuation. Maintenance workers found a note that prompted police to evacuate the main terminal at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Airport on Sunday afternoon. A search of the facility found nothing, but travelers were kept out of the building for more than an hour. Several incoming flights were diverted to other airports, while departing flights were delayed or, in a couple of cases, canceled outright. A Birmingham Police spokesman said they do not have a suspect.

Sports: Tie still on top. Once again, Alabama takes the top spot in the latest BCS Championship rankings, with Florida State jumping back into the second position. But here's one you never saw coming before the season began: Auburn, after its big win over Arkansas on Saturday, has moved into the top 10. The Tigers sit at number nine... NFL: A scary moment during the Sunday Night Football game between Indianapolis and Houston. Texans head coach Gary Kubiak collapsed as he was headed off the field at the start of halftime, and was taken to a local hospital. A Houston radio station reported late Sunday night that Kubiak was diagnosed with stroke-like symptoms, and would undergo an MRI later, but otherwise was “resting comfortably.” The Colts were able to overcome a 17-point halftime deficit to win 27-24. Elsewhere, Tennessee won 28-21 over former Titans coach Jeff Fisher and his St. Louis Rams, while Carolina and Cam Newton routed Atlanta 34-10... NASCAR: Jimmie Johnson took the lead in the Chase for the Sprint Cup with a big win in Texas on Sunday. The race is now pretty much down to Johnson and Matt Kenseth, who sits seven points behind. Of course, this is just where Johnson was at this time last year – and he lost to Brad Keselowski. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was second at Texas.