Samson, Alabama – (AP) - Hundreds of people filled a church in Samson for a memorial service for four of the 10 people who were slain during a shooting rampage in south Alabama last week. The victims remembered Tuesday were all relatives of the alleged gunman, Michael McLendon. Pastors urged mourners to make Samson a town known for love rather than the violence that claimed so many lives. A long funeral procession headed by emergency vehicles led four hearses through town after the memorial.
Ozark,Alabama – (AP) - Authorities in Ozark said an infant drowned in a bathtub. Dale County Cororner Woody Hilboldt says 10-month-old Marie Otero went under early Tuesday at her home on Campground Road. Police said the baby was taken to Dale Medical Center where hospital personnel spent about an hour trying to revive her with CPR. Ozark Police Chief Tony Spivey said the infant's death was ruled an accident. The incident remains under investigation.
Montgomery, Alabama – Few details are available in the murder investigation underway in the capital City.
Montgomery Police Major Huey Thornton says they are not releasing the name of the victim, but the 34 year old man was shot several times and apparently fell over a second story guard rail at Town Plaza Motel early Tuesday.
Police are not releasing a motive in the city's 8th homicide so far this year.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Montgomery police at 241-2651 or the Secret Witness line 262-4000.
Knoxville,Tennessee – (AP) - A new report says 13 Appalachian states could create thousands of jobs and save billions of dollars in energy costs if they aggressively pursued a strategy of energy efficiency. That's according to a report for the Appalachian Regional Commission being released Wednesday. The report prepared by the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance says that if left unchecked, energy consumption in Appalachia will rise 28 percent by 2030 - far outpacing the nation as a whole and requiring as many as 40 new coal-fired power plants.
Anniston, Alabama – (AP) - The actor best known as "Borat" is at it again in Alabama. Officials confirmed Monday that Sacha Baron Cohen recently tricked the Alabama National Guard into allowing him onto a post in Anniston, giving him a military uniform and briefly letting him go through officer training exercises. The ruse was going well until a young cadet recognized Cohen, who is filming a new movie. State military officials aren't happy about being taken in by the stunt, which occurred Feb. 13 at the Alabama Military Academy.
Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - Alabama State is hoping this year's NCAA tournament appearance doesn't end with a loss to Morehead State. The two schools will meet on Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio, for the right to take on top-seeded Louisville on Friday.
The Southwestern Athletic Conference champions last made the NCAA tournament in 2004.
You can catch all of the action on WVAS 90.7 FM beginning at 6L30 p.m. Tuesday. You can watch the Hornets play on ESPN.