MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Montgomery Zoo was locked down after a tiger escaped from its enclosure and into another animal's pen. Deputy Zoo Director Marcia Woodard says zoo workers were able to secure the cat and get it back into its enclosure safely. Authorities say no animals were hurt.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley will participate today in a ceremony paying tribute to fallen soldiers and those on active duty. Bentley and state Department of Veterans Affairs officials are taking part in the 2013 Wreaths Across America statehouse ceremony 10:30 this morning.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Birmingham police say a 56-year-old man was fatally shot during an argument over television use. Police spokesman Johnny Williams says Donald Stallworth was found suffering from a gunshot wound early yesterday morning and later died at UAB Hospital. Police have said the man's roommate fled before authorities arrived.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Jefferson County sheriff's officials say a county jail in Bessemer is set to reopen Dec. 16 with nearly 200 inmates transferring from a facility in Birmingham. The 410-bed jail in Bessemer closed because of budget cuts in 2009.
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