Good Thursday morning…
Weather: Nice. Sunny skies are the order of the day, with highs today reach the lower 80s, and nighttime lows in the lower 50s. The same will prevail Friday, but a shade warmer.
Woman convicted of killing Gardendale man. A Jefferson Circuit Court jury found Jessica Branham guilty of reckless manslaughter in the August 2011 death of Randy Colburn. Prosecutors said Branham was snorting cocaine in her car outside a Center Point pizza restaurant, then lost control of her car and ran over Colburn. She could face up to 20 years in prison.
Homicide suspected. Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies believe the woman whose body was found in a neighborhood just south of Fultondale is the victim of a homicide. The body of the unidentified black female was found in the North Smithfield neighborhood, roughly three blocks north of the Daniel Payne Blvd. exit on I-65.
Sports: Melden strikes again. Here’s an interesting streak for the Atlanta Braves: the team has won the last 21 times that Kris Melden has been the starting pitcher. Last night he blanked the Marlins 3-0 to run his season record to 8-0; his ERA is a paltry 0.76. The Braves’ magic number for capturing at least a wild card playoff berth is five… Soccer: The U.S. women’s national team sent coach Pia Sundhage out with a bang, as they blasted Australia 6-2 in a friendly match at Denver. Sundhage, who led the Americans to two straight Olympic gold medals and a World Cup final, will go back home to Sweden to coach theit national side.