North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

April 26, 2013

NJN/am for Friday, April 26

By Robert Carter
North Jefferson News

It's Friday, gateway to a wet weekend…

Weather: Rainy weekend. We’ll have sunny skies today with a high in the middle 70s and a nighttime low in the lower 50s. A front moves through after midnight, bringing showers and thunderstorms for both Saturday and Sunday. Highs will be in the middle 70s both days.

Fultondale woman indicted. A federal grand jury has charged Kelly Fuchs, 26, of stealing $47,000 from ATMs in metro Birmingham while she worked for a company that services the machines. Fuchs was charged after an investigation by the Secret Service and the Birmingham Police Department. Fuchs faces eight counts of bank larceny, each of which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years and a fine of $250,000.

School-security bill passes. A bill introduced by Rep. Allen Treadaway, R-Morris, which proposes a $50 million bond issue to finance security upgrades for schools across Alabama, passed the state House of Representatives by a 96-0 vote Thursday. The bill now moves to the Senate, where passage in the GOP-controlled chamber is likely.

Sports: Round two. High school baseball playoffs resume today with the second round of play, and two local teams will battle each other in Class 5A. Tenth-ranked Pinson Valley travels to Mortimer Jordan for a doubleheader that begins at 5 p.m. A third game, if necessary, would be played at noon Saturday… Softball: Corner scored three runs in the second inning to take the lead for good over Carbon Hill in a 6-2 win Thursday. Elsewhere, Hana Pressley hit a solo homer that began a five-run fifth inning as Pinson Valley topped Oneonta 6-1, and Locust Fork overcame a seven-run outburst by J.B. Pennington in the top of the first to win 14-10. Anna Hood hit a two-run homer, and Jamie Gail Hudson was 4-for-5 with four RBIs.