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   A Montgomery police officer was involved in a deadly shooting yesterday on the city’s west side. The incident began when police responded to a report of a subject shot in the 16-hundred block of Westcott Street. Emergency personnel found a victim with a serious gunshot wound. The unidentified man was taken to a local hospital. Moments later officers discovered the suspect at the intersection of Hill and Jordan Streets. During that encounter, shots were fired. Police spokesperson Capt.

Hyles Files: How Not to Cheat

Feb 21, 2018

Severe Weather Awareness Week is underway

Feb 20, 2018

   The next three months are known in Alabama as the primary severe weather season. That’s why the National Weather Service, the Alabama Emergency Management Agency and Governor Kay Ivey are designating this week as Severe Weather Awareness Week in the state. Officials want residents to spend this time making preparations and educating themselves on severe weather threats. Each day of the week a different topic is being emphasized. The list includes severe thunderstorms, flooding and flash flooding, tornadoes, lightning and weather alerts.

   Montgomery County officials are warning residents about a scam involving fake court documents that make it seem like the victims owe money to the court. Montgomery County Circuit Clerk Tiffany McCord says a fake civil citation document is being sent to people that has what looks like a seal of the court and a counterfeit signature of Probate Judge Steven Reed. It may even include the victim’s personal information.

Every Thursday on WVAS, we will bring you the latest restaurant health inspection scores from the Montgomery County Department of Public Health. This week the department conducted a total of 63 inspections of food service and lodging establishments. Visit the Montgomery Health Department’s website for a full list of scores.

     The Alabama House of Representatives has approved a revision of the state's "Stand Your Ground" law to specify that deadly force can be used to defend someone in a church. The Houses of Representatives approved the bill Thursday on a 40-16 vote. It now moves to the Alabama Senate. Republican Rep. Lynn Greer of Rogersville cited deadly church shootings in Tennessee and South Carolina. Greer said church members need the legal protection to "shoot back" if someone comes into a church to harm people. Democratic Rep.

State Senator Hank Sanders bowing out of race

Feb 12, 2018

   Longtime Democratic state senator Hank Sanders announced Saturday that he will not run for re-election. Sanders has served nine terms in the state senate and had qualified to run for office this year. But, in a statement, The Selma senator said recent time with family made him realize it was time to back away. He said he has asked his daughter Malika Sanders-Fortier to qualify and run for the Senate District 22 seat and she has agreed. Sanders does plan to serve out the almost nine months left in his term.

Every Thursday on WVAS, we will bring you the latest restaurant health inspection scores from the Montgomery County Department of Public Health. This week the department conducted a total of 63 inspections of food service and lodging establishments. Visit the Montgomery Health Department’s website for a full list of scores.

Nearly 50 miles of road will be resurfaced in Montgomery County over the next 12 months. Montgomery County officials say the project will fix aging roadways in Pike Road and throughout the county. County Assistant Engineer Kevin Boone says the road improvement is the largest project the county has undertaken in a 12-month period. The improvements will cost $11 million total, with the bulk of the funding coming from federal money and the remaining in county money.

   Legislators got their first look at the proposed state education budget yesterday during a meeting of the House Ways and Means Education Committee. The 6.7 billion dollar spending plan is one of the largest in state history. Interim State Schools Superintendent Ed Richardson calls it an excellent budget.

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