1. Lighting struck a DeKalb county home knocking every picture off the wall, and deflating the tires of a car in the driveway. The storm also destroyed a dog house, killing one of the family's three pit bulls.
2. A pickup truck struck a piece of railroad equipment on Moores Mill Road in Huntsville. Police say workers were towing the equipment across the road on a rail line only used by the North Alabama Railroad Museum.
3. In Ohio, it was a train that slammed into an stranded car on the tracks. Police took the driver into custody after he mistook the tracks for a road.
4. The city of Huntsville and its school board are teaming up with Alabama A&M for a new $1.1 million artificial turf field at Luis Crews Stadium. A&M's stadium will host 10 high school football games in 2012.
5. Auburn Coach Gene Chizik talked about healing at SEC media days, in the wake of shooting off campus that killed two former football players. Auburn was one of 6 teams available in Birmingham on Wednesday.
6. The roommate of a man wounded in an Alabama shooting rampage says the gunman came to their door looking for a black man, uttered a racial slur and opened fire. Nathan Wilkins is on suicide watch at a county jail.
7. The story of Gabe and Tina Watson and their tragic honeymoon will soon be a Lifetime movie. Tina died while scuba diving after the couple was married in 2003.
8. YouTube is offering people a way to blur faces in videos they submit. The tool is designed for human-rights activists and others who may want to protect the identities of people in a video.
9. Students held a zombie protest in California. The University of California's board of regents was voting on a potential tuition freeze.