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   The Montgomery Election Center staff is in overdrive getting ready for the upcoming special election. This election is distinct in that 33 of the County’s 49 precincts will have two ballots to fill out. Probate Judge Steven Reed says one election is for the U-S Senate Seat between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones, and the other is between five candidates running for a state senate seat. Reed also noted that voters will be greeted with new machines this year. Each precinct has two of the ExpressVote machines that are anticipated to read votes faster.

Police made an arrest in weekend homicide

Dec 7, 2017

   Montgomery police have made an arrest in a weekend murder. In a statement, police say 30 year old Cornelius Fain of Talladega has been charged in the shooting death of 32 year old Vantrell Flynn. The homicide took place Friday evening at the victim’s residence in the 7-thousand block of Taylor Crossing. Investigators have said the shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute. Fain has been placed in the Montgomery County Detention Facility under a 150-thousand dollar bond.

   A series of recent robberies has been solved with one arrest. Montgomery Police report that 17 year old Isaiah Byers has been charged with four counts of robbery and one count of assault. He was taken into custody November 28 for one of the incidents and was eventually linked to the other holdups. The robberies occurred on October 26, November 16 and November 22, all in the area of Moorcroft Drive. In one of the crimes, an adult male victim sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

 It’s another first for the Alabama State University Mighty Marching Hornets band. The band has been invited to participate in the 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade. ASU announced the news yesterday. Band Director Dr. James Oliver says it’s another chance for the world to see the Hornets perform. In fact, more than 60 million people watch the Tournament of Roses Parade each year. The band has already begun fundraising efforts to finance the trip. It is the first time the ASU band has appeared in the parade.

Hyles Files: Two Feasts

Nov 28, 2017

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December 5,2008 – Governor bob Riley says he will make a decision, soon, about whether to declare proration in the state's education budget. Doing so would allow state officials to dip into a "rainy day" fund to help balance the budget. Meanwhile, state representative John Knight Chairs the House Appropriations Committee, and he is concerned about shortfalls int he general fund budget,too.

December 4,2008 – The capital murder trial of Montgomery resident Brent Springford continues today. Springford plead guilty last month in the murder of his parents, but because he faces capital murder charges, a jury must hear the case. Springford is accused of beating to death and slashing the throats of Winston and Charlotte Springford.

Montgomery, Alabama – So you decided to go shopping,while criminals are shopping for you.

December 3,2008 – Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb was the guest presenter at the Bridge Builder's Lecture Series hosted by the Alabama State University Center for Leadership and Public Policy. The event was free and open to the public.

December 3,2008 – Some of the stories making headlines this hour in the WVAS newsroom:

Governor Bob Riley, back from a meeting with President-elect Barack Obama, says he finds Obama to be engaging and genuinely concerned about how the economic downturn is impacting state governments.

December 2,2008 – Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford, Montgomery businessman William Blount, and lobbyist Al LaPierre are all out on bond today after being arrested Monday on federal charges. Prosecutors allege Langford, while serving as President of the Jefferson County Commission, accepted 230,000 dollars in a series of bribes from Blount. Allegedly, some of the money was funneled thought LaPierre. Attorneys for the accused maintain their innocence.

December 1,2008 –
On this date, December1,1955, a Black Montgomery seamstress, Mrs. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a White man. Four days later, on December 5th, the Montgomery Improvement Association was formed and elected 26 year old Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. to serve as its president and spokesman. MIA led the city on a 381 day standoff with the City of Montgomery over its segregated public bus system.

December 1,2008 – Calls by WVAS News to the Birmingham attorney representing Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford are being met with no comment. Attorney Thomas Baddley is expected to release a written statement later today concerning Mayor Langford's indictment. Langford is charged with bribery, fraud, and other federal charges in connection with multi-million dollar sewer bond deals made while Langford was president of the Jefferson County Commission.

November 27,2008 – Alabama State University is preparing for the big showdown as the ASU Hornets tackle the Tuskegee Golden Tigers in the 85th Annual Turkey Day Classic. Kickoff is 1:00 p.m. at Cramton Bowl.

Two state rainy day savings accounts took effect after a state canvassing board certified the results from the general election. The accounts went into effect Tuesday. The accounts could provide as much as $620 million to lessen or prevent state budget cuts this year.

November 27,2008 – NOVEMBER 27,2008 (2008-11-27) Alabama State University is preparing for the big showdown as the ASU Hornets tackle the Tuskegee Golden Tigers in the 85th Annual Turkey Day Classic. Kickoff is 1:00 p.m. at Cramton Bowl.

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