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Police Make Arrest in August Homicide

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Police have made an arrest in an August homicide. A statement from police says that 45 year old Kenyatta Davis was taken into custody last night for the murder of 56 year old Jerome Nowden. Nowden was assaulted on August 16 with a machete in the 100 block of Oak Street. The victim was taken to Jackson hospital where he eventually died a week later. Investigators say an argument between the two men led to the assault. Davis has been placed in the Montgomery County Detention Facility under a 150-thousand dollar bond.

The Alabama Board of Education has named former Superintendent Dr. Ed Richardson as interim superintendent of education.  Board members voted Richardson eight to one to lead public schools following the resignation of Superintendent Michael Sentance.  As part of Sentance's separation agreement, he will be paid his salary for the remainder of the year, about $57,000.  

Every Thursday WVAS brings you its Restaurant Report Card – the latest restaurant health inspection scores from the Montgomery County Department of Public Health. This week the department conducted a total of 79 inspections of food service and lodging establishments. Visit the Montgomery Health Department’s website for a full list of scores. Reporter Brittney Jones-Dabney files this report. 

Teenager Killed in Weekend Accident

Sep 13, 2017

   State Troopers are reporting that the passenger killed in a crash following a police chase Sunday morning was a 16 year old juvenile. Because of that, his name is not being released. The wreck happened as the driver of a 2005 Honda Accord refused to stop for police on Highway 110 in the Pike Road Community. Troopers say the reportedly stolen car left the roadway near the nine mile marker and ran into a ditch, overturning. The 16 year old victim was partially ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. The other occupants of the vehicle fled the scene.

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MONTGOMERY, AL – Our top stories this hours from the WVAS newsroom.

Montgomery, Alabama – The Alabama Supreme Court refuses to throw out a lawsuit filed against Governor Bob Riley by the Legislature's Joint Fiscal Committee. The suit was filed back in July because Riley used a line item veto to remove language that the Legislature put into the new General Fund budget that shields some health and social service programs from budget cuts in the face of proration.

Montgomery, Alabama –
The Alabama Supreme Court refuses to throw out a lawsuit filed against Governor Bob Riley by the Legislature's Joint Fiscal Committee. The suit was filed back in July because Riley used a line item veto to remove language that the Legislature put into the new General Fund budget that shields some health and social service programs from budget cuts in the face of proration.

Montgomery, Alabama – Local Economics Professor, Dr. Kevin Deravi, says that the average citizen won't feel relief from recent cut to the key interest rate. The Federal Reserve Tuesday slashed the interest rate to 0.25 percent. Dr. Deravi tells WVAS news that it will take quite some time before the average consumer feels the cut.

December 16,2008 – State officials are beginning work to implement budget cuts. This after Governor Bob Riley announced proration of the Education budget by 12.5 percent and an across the board cut in state government spending, including a hiring freeze. The declaration of proration was the result of lagging sales tax collections.

December 15,2008 – Governor Bob Riley is expected to announce today what cuts the state must make to balance the state Education Budget. The Governor says he is also looking at ways to curb spending by non-education agencies financed but he state General Fund budget.

December 12,2008 – Next week, Governor Bob Riley is expected to officially declare proration and set out the amount of cuts that education will face. Once the Governor officially calls for proration, the move will free up about $437 million dollars from a rainy day fund to shore up the education budget.

December 11,2008 – Retiring Alabama Congressman Bud Cramer was the only member of Alabama's 7-member House delegation to vote in favor of the $14 billion dollar loan package for the auto industry. Meanwhile, Alabama Senator Richard Shelby,a ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee continues to speak against the plan.

December 10,2008 – Severe weather threatens much of Central and South Alabama today prompting the National Weather Service to issue a Tornado Watch for the following counties: Autauga, Montgomery, Elmore, Bullock, Barbour,Coosa, Lowndes, Chambers, Lee, Macon, Russell Tallapoosa, Cleburne, Randolph, and Pike counties. This Tornado Watch continues through 2 o'clock this afternoon. Following this severe weather, there is the possibility of frozen precipitation in North Alabama tomorrow.

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