North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

October 7, 2013

NJN/am for Monday, October 7

By Robert Carter
North Jefferson News

— Monday morning again, let's get to it...

Weather: Chill in the air. Tropical Storm Karen turned out to be a non-event, but a cold front that swept through on Sunday did leave us with cooler temperatures. Today's high will only reach the lower 70s, with lows tonight in the upper 40s. Tuesday will be clear and slightly warmer.

Shutdown continues. The stalemate between Republicans in the House of Representatives and Democrats in the Senate and White House continues, and so does the partial shutdown of the federal government. There seems to be effort to negotiate between the two sides, and another deadline is coming up – a need to raise the federal debt limit, which could further hamper government operations. Meanwhile, a group of veterans upset with the closure of Washington's World War II Memorial is organizing a march of a million veterans for the National Mall and other similar sites across the country. The march is scheduled for this Sunday.

Winston County victims identified. Authorities there have determined that the four people found dead in a car Wednesday all came from the town of Savannah, Tenn. The three men and one woman were found along an isolated road south of Double Springs. Sheriff Rick Harris had previously said that two of the dead were due in court on pornography and child molestation charges last week. A murder-suicide scenario may be involved, a sheriff's spokesman said.

Sports: Trouble for the Braves. The Los Angeles Dodgers opened up the big sticks Sunday night, as they beat Atlanta 13-6 in the National League Division Series. Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez hit homers for the Dodgers, who now hold a 2-1 lead in the series and can close out the braves with a win tonight (7:30 p.m., TBS).