Friday, December 6 2013 8:25 PM EST2013-12-07 01:25:23 GMT
Shawn McClure was arrested Friday evening after it was revealed at a press conference that he is indicted on charges of theft and receiving stolen property. More >>
Shawn McClure was arrested Friday evening after it was revealed at a press conference that he is indicted on charges of theft and receiving stolen property.More >>
WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) - If there's an asteroid falling at the stroke of midnight, it must be New Year's Eve in the Alabama city of Wetumpka.
Residents are scheduled to start gathering at 9:30 p.m. Monday outside the old Elmore County Courthouse for an event designed to ring in 2013 in stellar style. At midnight, the mock space rock will fall from a nearby hillside to the square in front of the courthouse, trailing flames and sparks.
Wetumpka officials say the asteroid fall is a tradition that has its origins more than 85 million years ago. That's when an asteroid struck and created Wetumpka's famous impact crater.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.