Montgomery Man Dies in Motorcycle Accident

Oct 26, 2015

State Troopers says a Montgomery County man was killed Saturday afternoon in a motorcycle accident.  60-year-old William Terry Reynolds of Ramar died when the motorcycle he was riding crashed on Butler Mill Road near Liberty Church Road.  Troopers said the crash happened around 12:30 p.m.  

Teenagers Charged

Three Charged in Capital Murder in Montgomery

Oct 23, 2015

Three teenagers have been charged with capital murder in the September armed robbery and shooting death of a man outside Burger King in Montgomery.  Police have identified the suspects as 19-year-old Martavius Tyus, 19-year-old Jordan Graham and 17-year-old Travon Williams, all from Montgomery.  They are being held in connection with the shooting death of 20-year-old Dundrell Young in the 2200 block of East South Boulevard.  All three are in the Montgomery County Detention Facility under no bond.  

Rates Improving

City Officials Mull Recycling Future

Oct 23, 2015

Mayor Todd Strange says he and other city leaders are looking for ways to reopen a state of the art recycling facility in north Montgomery.  Operators of the Infinitus Renewable Energy Park on Louisville Street unexpectedly shut down the plant earlier this month blaming low commodity places.  At a news conference Thursday, the mayor outlined several possible outcomes.  

Thanksgiving Tragedy

Siegelman Review Request

Oct 22, 2015

More than 100 former state attorneys general have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the sentence of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, who remains behind bars for a bribery conviction.  The brief filed Wednesday states that a federal judge wrongly gave Siegelman a longer prison sentence by considering accusations for which Siegelman has been acquitted.  

Selma Robotics Competition

Montgomery Police Make an Arrest in Traffic Fatality

Oct 21, 2015

Montgomery Police have made an arrest in the October 21st traffic death of 31-year-old Nicole Baldwin of Cowarts following an early morning crash on Interstate 85.  Police have charged 28-year-old Wesley Welch of Montgomery with one count of reckless murder.  Welch was the driver of the vehicle in which Baldwin was a passenger.  He was taken into custody in the 2100 block of East South Boulevard.  He was placed in the county jail under a $50,000 bond.

Governor Hints at Medicaid Expansion

Oct 21, 2015

Governor Robert Bentley hinted Tuesday that his administration is considering expanding Medicaid in Alabama.  Bentley has previously opposed expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.  The governor said Tuesday that he is "nudging toward expansion."  Proponents have argued that expanding Medicaid would add millions of federal dollars to the state's health care programs especially in rural counties.  

Roby Questions

Clinton Endorsement from African-American Mayors

Oct 20, 2015

The mayors of Birmingham and Tuskegee and the former mayor of Selma are among more than 50 African-American mayors so far who are endorsing ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for president.  Clinton visited Alabama on Saturday to give a speech to the Alabama Democratic Conference, a predominately black organization, in which she criticized Alabama's voter ID laws and the decision to close 31 driver's license satellite offices in the state.  

Silver-Haired Legislature


Oct 20, 2015

WVAS-FM invites veterans and all community members to participate in the 5K Freedom Run-Walk, Saturday, November 7, 2015.  Registration is the day of from 7:30am- 8:15am. Start time is 8:30am.  

Rural Offices Slated to Reopen in November

Oct 20, 2015

The head of the state Law Enforcement Agency says 31 driver's license offices in 31 rural counties will reopen one day per month beginning November first.  ALEA Secretary Spencer Collier announced the time-frame Monday.  The changes come after a backlash over a state decision to close the satellite offices.  A legislator who heads the Rural Caucus in the Alabama House, David Standridge of Blount County, says its unfair for rural counties to be targeted because of budget cuts.  

Graduation Rates Improve

Montgomery Robbery Suspect in Custody

Oct 16, 2015

An arrest has been made in the robbery and shooting that occurred on October 4th in Montgomery.  Police say 35-year-old Nurodney McWilliams is charged with two counts of robbery and attempted murder.  He is accused of holding up a couple on Dobbs Circle and shooting one of the victims in the neck.  The injuries were described as life-threatening.  McWilliams is being held in the Montgomery County Detention Facility on a $60,000 bond.  

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