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6:21pm

Tue July 22, 2014
WVAS Local

Three Suspects Arrested

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with separate homicides that occurred Sunday.  Two men, 25-year-old Arsenio Hall and 22-year-old Lamarian Hood are charged with murder in the death of 31-year-old Taurio Mushat.  They were among four other people that were shot in the incident.  Their injuries were not life-threatening.  Both are being held at the Montgomery County Detention Facility, each under $75,000 bond. 

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10:19am

Tue July 22, 2014
WVAS Local

Boy Fatally Shot

Opelika police are investigating a fatal shooting involving a male juvenile.  The shooting happened just before 1 o'clock Monday afternoon on Edmon Avenue.  Emergency personnel took the boy to East Alabama Medical Center, where he later died while in surgery.  Police declined to release his name, and have not released further details about the circumstances of the shooting. 

2014 Kids Count

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6:25pm

Mon July 21, 2014
WVAS Local

Two Deadly Shootings

Montgomery Police say two men are dead following separate shootings Sunday that occurred within a three hour period.  Officers and Fire Medics responded to the 1200 block of Bragg Street around 1:40 p.m. where they found 31-year-old Taurio Mushat of Montgomery dead from a gunshot wound.  Police said four additional gunshot victims were treated for non-life threatening injuries. 

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11:53am

Mon July 21, 2014
WVAS Local

Gun Violence in Montgomery

Gun violence marred an otherwise quiet weekend in the Montgomery.  Montgomery Police say one person was killed and three others were injured in a shooting Sunday afternoon around 1:30 that occurred in the 1200 block of Bragg Street, that's in west Montgomery.  Police Sgt. Saba Coleman said authorities are withholding the name of the person who died and the identities of three people injured.  No other information has been available about the multiple shooting. 

Unsolved Murders

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5:00pm

Thu July 17, 2014
WVAS Local

Montgomery Public Schools Survey

Alabama State University's Center for Leadership and Public Policy released a survey Thursday on the public perception of Montgomery Public Schools and Board of Education.  Among the findings, 28.6 percent of 518 respondents rated the school system good or excellent, nearly 32 percent rated it as bad.  Senior Demographer Myles Mayberry said 30 percent of the participants said Superintendent Margaret Allen was doing a good or excellent job and another 37 percent said they liked her ideas.  The survey also showed 2.3 percent said Allen was doing a poor job.  The survey was conducted from Marc

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10:01am

Thu July 17, 2014
WVAS Local

Montgomery Prepares for 50th Anniversary

Major changes are in the works as Montgomery city officials prepare for the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery voting rights march.  At Tuesday's City Council meeting, Mayor Todd Strange said more than a dozen dilapidated houses located on near the voting rights route will be torn down.  Around nine of the 14 dwellings are on Oak and Erskine streets near the St. Jude property.  The demolitions are slated to start within the next 90 days or sooner. 

Life in Prison

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6:32pm

Wed July 16, 2014
WVAS Local

MPD Officer Resigns

The Montgomery Police Department has begun termination proceedings after a domestic violence charge was filed against one of its officers.  21-year-old Gary Cooper has been with the force since last year.  A statement from police says Cooper was arrested Tuesday night on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge.  He has since resigned. 

New K-9

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10:14am

Wed July 16, 2014
WVAS Local

Republican Dominated Races

Republican office-seekers dominated Tuesday's runoff election.  The final tally in the secretary of state race, Tuscaloosa Representative John Merrill easily defeated former Montgomery County Probate Judge Reese McKinney for the position.  Merrill received 53 percent while McKinney polled 47 percent. 

Mobile attorney Jim Zeigler won the GOP nomination for state auditor, he defeated Hoover businessman Dale Peterson by a margin of 66 to 33 percent. 

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6:08pm

Tue July 15, 2014
WVAS Local

Deadly ATV Accident

An accident involving an All-Terrain-Vehicle claimed the life of a Wetumpka man.  State Troopers report that 37-year-old Antonio Farrow was killed when the ATV he was riding ran off the road and struck a tree.  The wreck happened just after 7:30 Monday night on Elmore County Road 348, about eight miles north of Wetumpka.  Troopers say Farrow was wearing a helmet, however they also say ATV's are difficult to control on paved roads and are not legal to operate on roadways.

Prison Reform Task Force

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10:09am

Tue July 15, 2014
WVAS Local

Reward Money Being Offered

There is a $1,000 reward being offered by CrimeStoppers for information leading to the arrests of three males being sought for a violent armed robbery.  The heist occurred early Monday morning at a gas station/convenience store on U.S.

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