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10:14am

Wed November 19, 2014
WVAS Local

Second Suspect Arrested in Montgomery Murder

A second male is behind bars today charged in connection with the November 11th slaying of a 33-year-old man on Troy Highway.  Montgomery Police said 25-year-old Justin Cunningham is charged with capital murder for the fatal shooting of 33-year-old Trevis Green, the victim was gunned down in the 4000 block of Troy Highway.  Police have already arrested 26-year-old Terrance Butler, also of Montgomery.  He is also charged with capital murder.  Cunningham and Butler are being in the Montgomery County Jail without bond.  

Cell Tower Compromise

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5:45pm

Tue November 18, 2014
WVAS Local

Oxford Pharmaceuticals Coming to Alabama

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has announced a pharmaceutical company will build a manufacturing facility in Birmingham.  Bentley said Tuesday that Oxford Pharmaceuticals LLC is expected to open in 2016.  The company manufactures generic drugs.  The company is expected to employ 200 people when it is fully operational.  The governor made the announcement at the Birmingham Business Alliance's annual governor's luncheon.  The group says that state and local governments have tentatively awarded $5 million in incentives for the project.  

National Hunger Week

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11:16am

Tue November 18, 2014
WVAS Local

Counties Assess Storm Damage

Storm damage assessments have begun in several counties where small tornadoes touched down Monday morning.  Meteorologists at the National Weather Service say EF1 twisters caused mostly minor to moderate damage in Bullock, Butler, Crenshaw, Pike, Russell counties.  Another tornado hopscotched it way across Washington and Clarke counties in the southwest corner of the state.  The best news of all, no one was seriously hurt by Monday's severe weather.  

Smoking Ban

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11:04am

Mon November 17, 2014
WVAS Local

Storm Damage Reports Across Alabama

Emergency Management officials in several counties are reporting scattered and sporadic damage spawned by a potent weather system that moved across southwest, central and southeast Alabama early this morning.  Thunderstorms spawned powerful winds in the Ansley and Shellhorn communities in Pike County where EMA officials say several trees uprooted and one road is blocked.  In Russell County, thunderstorm wind damage is also reported in the Seale community where trees and power lines are down near Firetower Road and Alabama Highway 165 in Cottonton.

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6:12pm

Fri November 14, 2014
WVAS Local

Capital Murder Arrest in Montgomery

Police have made an arrest in a fatal shooting that occurred Tuesday night in Montgomery.  26-year-old Terrence Butler has been charged with capital murder in connection with the robbery and shooting of 33-year-old Trevis Green.  Police say the incident happened in the 4000 block of Troy Highway.  Butler has been placed in the Montgomery County Detention Facility without bond.  

ASU Homecoming

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10:27am

Fri November 14, 2014
WVAS Local

Fixing the General Fund Budget

Governor Robert Bentley says the state's General Fund budget will be the biggest problem before legislators next year.  Lawmakers say they will have a hole of at least $200 million in the budget.  The governor says he and lawmakers have been meeting about possible solutions.  The governor said last week that legalized gambling, either with a lottery of compact with the Poarch Creek Indians, is on the table for discussion.  

Warming Shelters

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11:06am

Thu November 13, 2014
WVAS Local

Sewell Pushes for Possible Impeachment

Alabama Congresswoman Terri Sewell is urging members of the House Judiciary Committee to investigate the possibility of impeachment of federal Judge Mark Fuller.  On Wednesday, Sewell sent a letter to the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and Ranking Member John Conyers asking them to investigate whether Congress should impeach Fuller.  In September, Sewell gave Fuller a Nov. 12th  deadline to resign after his Aug. 9th domestic violence arrest.  All of Alabama's congressional delegation, including senators Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby, called for Fuller's resignation.

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6:38pm

Wed November 12, 2014
WVAS Local

Alabama's Redistricting Case

The Supreme Court is considering a dispute over the use of race to redraw political districts.  Alabama told the justices in arguments Wednesday that it had no choice but to concentrate black voters in some legislative districts, making the neighboring seats more white and apt to elect Republicans.  African-Americans challenging the state's Republican-drawn maps argue that black voters should have been somewhat dispersed to increase their influence in elections.  

Troy Highway Murder

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10:18am

Wed November 12, 2014
WVAS Local

Alabama's Freezing Forecast

Forecasters have issued a freeze warning for a large part of Alabama in advance of bitterly cold air expected to soon push into the state.  The National Weather Service said the coldest temperatures so far this season are expected to filter into the central part of the state Thursday night into early Friday morning.  Forecasters say that several hours of below-freezing temperatures are expected in several counties.  The freeze warning covers an area from Hamilton and Gadsden in north to Demopolis and Troy to the south.  It includes the Birmingham and Montgomery areas.

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6:32pm

Tue November 11, 2014
WVAS Local

Prison Report Released

The Equal Justice Initiative is releasing more findings of abuse, corruption and misconduct in a new report on Alabama prisons.  The report cites nearly a dozen instances of inmates being stripped and beaten by officers at Elmore Correctional Facility.  EJI Executive Director Bryan Stevenson says the Alabama Department of Corrections hasn't done enough to reform the system.  The Alabama Department of Corrections has not yet responded to this latest report.  

ASU Awards

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