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7:27am

Tue May 5, 2009
WVAS Local

Woman Wins Lawsuit Against Hyundai

Montgomery, Alabama – A former Hyundai Motors Manufacturing Alabama employee wins a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the company- at issue: sexual harassment.

A jury awarded Tammy Edwards $6 MILLION in her claim that she was harassed and retaliated against when she reported the harassment back in 2006.

Hyundai officials say they are examining options to appeal within the next few weeks.

7:20am

Tue May 5, 2009
Top Stories

FDA Warns against fraudulent claims concerning swine flu.

Washington, D. C. – (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration says it has
found at least 20 Web sites that may be fraudulently marketing
products with claims they guard against or cure swine flu.
The FDA on Monday publicly rebuked one such site -
rebuildermedical.com - for offering a $199 "SilverCure Swine Flu
Protection Pack" consisting of shampoo, lotion, conditioner and
soap that supposedly deposit traces of silver.
The FDA says no silver-based products have been approved for
swine flu treatment or prevention.

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7:16am

Tue May 5, 2009
WVAS Local

Second Largest Klan Group Shows Declining Membership

Montgomery, Alabama –
The Southern Poverty Law Center says membership is down in the second largest Klan group in the country.

This after the SPLC six months ago won a $2.5 million civil judgment against a Kentucky based Imperial Klans of America for severely beating a Latino man who was attending a county fair.

Despite the lower numbers in IKA membership, the number of named Klan groups nationwide increased last year from 155 chapters to 186 chapters.

9:43am

Mon May 4, 2009
WVAS Local

WVAS Newscast

Montgomery, Alabama – Listen,now, to some of the stories making headlines this hour in the WVAS newsroom.

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9:17am

Mon May 4, 2009
WVAS Local

Madison County Schools Reopen Today

Huntsville, Alabama –
(AP) - The Huntsville area is trying to get back to normal after a scare with swine flu.
Most public schools in the county reopen on Monday, although elementary schools in the city of Madison will remain closed until May 14. That's because the state's first confirmed case of the flu was found in a kindergartner at Heritage Elementary School.
Youth activities including the child development center also are reopening at Redstone Arsenal.

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8:18am

Mon May 4, 2009
Top Stories

A Tornado Hits St. Clair County - No Lives Lost

Birmingham, Alabama –
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A severe thunderstorm has moved into
Alabama, bringing a tornado threat to some west-central counties.
The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning Sunday
afternoon for Greene, Hale and Sumter counties in west Alabama and
later expanded it to include suburban Birmingham.
A funnel cloud was reported to NWS at 1:44 p.m. Sunday near
Helena in Shelby County, moving northeast at 35 mph. No immediate
damage was reported.

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8:27am

Fri May 1, 2009
WVAS Local

WVAS Newscast

Montgomery, Alabama – Listen,now, to some of the top stories making headlines in the WVAS newsroom. Send your news items and news tips to Tana Shealey at tshealey@alasu.edu or call 334.229.4783.

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8:24am

Fri May 1, 2009
WVAS Local

Lawmakers Give Final Approval to Education Budget

Montgomery, Alabama –
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A summary of action in the Alabama
Legislature on Thursday, the 25th meeting day of the regular
session:
HOUSE
-Gave final approval to a bill to complete deregulation of the
phone business in Alabama. Goes to governor.
-Gave final approval to a bill to require hospitals to report to
the state health department when patients acquire infections inside
the hospital. Goes to governor.
-Approved a bill to permit construction of a building to replace

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8:20am

Fri May 1, 2009
WVAS Local

Prattville CityFest Continues Despite Flu Threat

Montgomery, Alabama – Prattville City officials say the threat of swine flu will not stop Prattville CityFes.

The 23rd annual Prattville CityFest gets underway tonight at 6 o'clock in downtown Prattville.

Mayor Jim Byard says officials with the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Autauga County Emergency Management Agency will have booths at the event to answer any questions residents may have.

140 arts, crafts, and food vendors are scheduled to participate in the event tonight and Saturday.

8:15am

Fri May 1, 2009
Top Stories

A Possible Case of Swine Flu Found in Montgomery

Montgomery, Alabama –
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - State health officials say a third
probable case of swine flu has been reported in Alabama.
State Health Officer Don Williamson said Thursday night a
Montgomery woman in her 20s had been diagnosed with the probable
case of swine flu. Williamson said blood samples from the woman
have been sent to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta for
further testing.
Williamson said the woman was treated at a Montgomery hospital

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