North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

December 10, 2012

NJN/am for Monday, December 10

By Robert Carter
North Jefferson News


It’s Monday, and off we go to another work week…

Weather: Stormy morning. You may have gotten an early wake-up call this morning, thanks to a line of storms moving in from Mississippi. These storms will bring in lightning and thunder, and a few may be severe, but chances of that are small. Once the storms move out around mid-day, temperatures will start to drop quickly, and will dip to around freezing tonight. Highs will struggle to get out of the 40s on Tuesday.

Man found dead in Brookside. A Brookside resident was found dead inside a car that was parked next to Town Hall. Timothy Stewart, 31, of Brookside was found dead with a single gunshot wound on Friday night. Police believe Stewart was shot outside a gas station in Pratt City, but know little else at the moment. If you have information regarding this shooting, call Crimestoppers at 254-7777.

Sports: Call him Johnny Heisman now. Johnny Manziel, the redshirt freshman quarterback for Texas A&M, was awarded the Heisman Trophy Saturday night. Manziel, known by his nickname of “Johnny Football,” beat out linebacker Manti T’eo of Notre Dame in the voting. Manziel is the first freshman to ever win the award as the nation’s best college player… Pro football: Cam Newton stole the show Sunday, running for 116 yards and passing for 287 yards as Carolina beat NFC South champion Atlanta 30-20. Newton scored on a 72-yard run in the win… College soccer: Indiana defeated Georgetown 1-0 in the NCAA Men’s College Cup at Regions Park in Hoover, before a crowd announced at 9,242 — the largest that the championship game has drawn since being played at the Carson, Calif. home of the Major League Soccer champion L.A. Galaxy. The College Cup moves to Philadelphia next year; Alabama Sports Foundation head Gene Hallman hopes to bring it back to Hoover in 2014… Women’s basketball: Former Mortimer Jordan standout Peyton Davis got the first double-double of her college career as Auburn downed Hofstra 68-58 on Sunday. Davis scored 13 points and pulled won 12 rebounds.