Good morning, and happy Friday the 13th to—uh-oh, not that day again...
Weather: More rain. The weather trend continues as it has for the past three days, with scattered rain and storms in the afternoon and temperatures a little cooler than normal. Highs today and Saturday will be in the upper 80s, with nighttime lows around 72. Chance of rain is 50 percent today, 40 percent tonight and 60 percent Saturday.
Traffic: ALDOT plans no road work in our area which would result in traffic issues today or over the weekend.
Warrior woman killed. Kristy Leigh White, 35, was killed when she was thrown from a Ford F-150 pickup that rear-ended another vehicle and flipped over on U.S. 31 in Fultondale. The crash happened at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday, and rain-slicked roads may have been a factor.
Cooper Green investigation sought. Two JeffCo commissioners are calling for a probe into allegations that $500 million in indigent-care funds at Cooper Green Mercy Hospital can't be accounted for. Commission President David Carrington and Commissioner Sandra Little Brown called for the investigation during a public meeting at a church in Pratt City Thursday night. The accusation is countered by county officials who say the money is accounted for in audits, and that the county has subsidized the hospital with more than $10 million each year.
Sports: First pro tourney win for Gardendale golfer. Zach Suchar won the inaugural Cullman Summer Pro-Am Classic with a birdie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff with Nick Rousey. Suchar eagled the 18th hole in the third and final round to force the playoff with Nick Rousey. Suchar took home a check for $5,000 for winning the tournament, a stop on the Emerald Coast Golf Tour.... Football: Five-star recruit Reuben Foster, a linebacker who had committed verbally to Alabama, announced Thursday that he is switching to Auburn University. Foster, who moved to Auburn High in the spring after transferring from Troup County, Ga., was ranked as the number-two high school prospect in the country by ESPN, Rivals.com and Scout.com, and generally considered the top inside linebacker in the coming senior class.