North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

March 26, 2013

NJN/am for Tuesday, March 26

By Robert Carter
North Jefferson News

— Hello, Tuesday…

Weather: It is spring now, right? You couldn’t have proved that yesterday, and you won’t today, either. We’ll see a few scattered snowflakes early this morning, but nothing of any consequence. Highs today will top out in the upper 40s with occasional brisk winds. Tonight’s lows will once again fall to the upper 20s, so take care of sensitive plants. We’ll start a slow warming trend tomorrow.

Purloining phones. Hoover Police are looking for a man who stole several expensive cell phones from a Walmart there, and is suspected to have done the same at the Gardendale store as well. He had an accomplice, whom they have identified. We’ll have a photo of the subject later today.

Injured mother still unconscious. The mother of a boy killed at the Birmingham airport last Friday remains in UAB Hospital, and still does not know that her son died when a flight information board fell on Friday. Heather Brisette suffered a broken pelvic bone, among other injuries, and is in serious condition. Her 10-year-old son Luke died from his injuries, and his two brothers were injured as well. A fund to help the family has been set up at local branches of Cadence Bank.

Sports: Rockets win, Yellow Jackets don’t. Bryce Jay hit a two-run double that was part of a four-run fifth inning rally, breaking a tie with visiting Huffman that gave Gardendale a 6-2 win in baseball Monday. Jay was even better on the mound, striking out 10 Viking batters. Meanwhile at Corner, Clay-Chalkville put up seven runs in the first two innings as they rolled to a 10-2 win over the Yellow Jackets. Blake Byrd’s single drove in Corner’s only runs… Golf: Tiger Woods tied a PGA record that’s stood for nearly half a century, as he won the rain-delayed Arnold Palmer Invitational at Orlando’s Bay Hill for the eighth time. (Sam Snead originally set the record at the Greater Greensboro Open.) By winning, Woods once again sits atop the Official World Golf Rankings, ending a comeback from personal and professional turmoil that dogged him for nearly four years… NBA: The Miami Heat extended their winning streak to 27 games with a 108-94 win over Orlando on Monday. The Heat now hold the second-longest winning streak in American major sports history, behind the Los Angeles Lakers’ 33-game streak in 1971-72.