Good Tuesday morning…
Weather: Gorgeous. A beautiful day is in store for us, with sunny skies and highs in the lower 80s. Tonight’s lows will be in the lower 60s. Temperatures will rise a bit each day through Friday; scattered showers are forecast for the weekend.
Fultondale woman killed. Alabama State Troopers say that Kristen Reynolds, 25, died when her 1999 Ford Escort was involved in a crash on Interstate 65 near Warrior at about 4:30 p.m. Monday. No other details are available yet.
Welcome to the club. The Fultondale City Council granted a business license to “Widowmakers MC,” a motorcycle club that had previously been meeting in members’ homes. Despite the menacing name, Mayor Jim Lowery says the group is a private club made of married couples, and no alcohol is involved. They will occupy a former convenience store on Carson Road.
Ahmadinejad: Israel will be “eliminated.” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is ramping up inflammatory rhetoric against Israel ahead of this week’s United Nations General Assembly, prompting a response from the White House calling the statements “disgusting and offensive.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned that his country may send a military strike of Iran’s nuclear program becomes capable of making a weapon that could reach Israel.
Sports: Now they’ve done it. While this weekend’s NFL games had numerous problems with its replacement referees, none of them changed the outcome of a game — until Monday night. What appeared to be an interception in the end zone by Green Bay safety M.D. Jennings on the last play of the game instead became a touchdown catch by Kansas City receiver Golden Tate, after an on-field reversal that was upheld by video replay. That touchdown gave the Chiefs a 14-12 win, and was the last straw in a weekend full of goofs that prompted New England linebacker Brandon Spikes to tweet, “Can some 1 please tell these f------ zebras foot locker called and they're needed Back at work!!!!” The officials’ performance angered fans in Baltimore during Sunday night’s game, as they rained down an extended profane chant that television producers could not hide from viewers… Baseball: The Braves’ magic number to clinch a wild card playoff berth is down to two, as Atlanta won 2-1 on the road in Philadelphia. Tim Hudson got his 16th win while the Phillies’ Cliff Lee struck out 11 in the hard-luck loss.