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8:37am

Wed May 13, 2009
WVAS Local

Autauga County Murder for Hire Case Goes Back to Lower Court

Prattville, Alabama – An alleged murder for hire case out of Autauga County is being sent back to a lower court. 32 year old Shana R. Cromwell is charged with trying to hire a hit man to kill her ex husband.

Cromwell was arrested last June and indicted last November. An Autauga County Circuit Court Judge dismissed the charges, but the Autauga County District Attorney's Office appealed the ruling and the state's criminal appeals court overturned the decision sending it back to the lower court.

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8:27am

Wed May 13, 2009
WVAS Local

WVAS Newscast

Montgomery, Alabama – Listen,now, to some of the stories making headlines this hour in the WVAS newsroom. Call us with your news tips at 269-NEWS or e-mail Tana Shealey at tshealey@alasu.edu.

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8:23am

Wed May 13, 2009
Top Stories

Prosecutors Move to Increase Siegelman's Sentence

Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - Federal prosecutors have recommended
that former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman be sentenced to 20 years in
prison when he receives a new sentencing hearing in federal court
in Montgomery.
That's a much longer sentence than the more than seven-year
prison term Siegelman originally received for his 2006 conviction
in a federal government corruption case. The recommendation comes
after a panel of three appellate judges dismissed two of the seven
charges the former governor was convicted of and ordered a new

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8:17am

Wed May 13, 2009
Top Stories

More Children To Receive Health Insurance

Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - The General Fund budget approved by the
Legislature will expand Alabama's insurance program for children to
cover 14,000 more children from working families lacking insurance.
The expansion was allowed by Congress in February when it raised
the federal tobacco tax to pay for more children's health
insurance. The Legislature provided the matching state money
necessary for the expansion last week when it approved a state
General Fund budget for the fiscal year starting October 1st.

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10:00am

Tue May 12, 2009
WVAS Local

WVAS News

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

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9:28am

Tue May 12, 2009
WVAS Local

Lawmakers Consider Prepaid College Tuition Plan

Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - Some key legislators say they may pass a
resolution later this week to have the Retirement Systems of
Alabama do a detailed financial study of the prepaid college
tuition plan.
Senate Budget Committee Chairman Roger Bedford of Russellville
says that will provide needed information on how big the problems
are.
State Treasurer Kay Ivey says that's not enough. Ivey is the
leader of the board that oversees the plan. She says the tuition
plan needs an infusion of cash.

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7:11am

Tue May 12, 2009
Top Stories

No Highway Stimulus Money for Poor Counties

Montgomery, Alabama –
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's counties with the worst
unemployment were left out of the first highway projects funded by
the federal stimulus money in the state.
The Alabama Department of Transportation on April 10 let bids
for projects funded by stimulus money in 10 Alabama counties. There
were no projects on the list for Wilcox County. The unemployment
rate in Wilcos is highest in the state at 22.5 percent.
Dallas and Chambers counties each have 18.1 percent unemployment

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8:31am

Mon May 11, 2009
WVAS Local

WVAS Newsroom

Montgomery, Alabama – Listen,now,to some of the stories making headlines in the WVAS newsroom this hour. Please send your news items to the WVAS newsroom by calling 334-229-4783 or e-mail us at tshealey@alasu.edu.

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8:28am

Mon May 11, 2009
WVAS Local

Murder Suspect Sought

Montgomery, Alabama – Montgomery Police are looking for a suspect in the city's 13th murder. The search continues for 20 year old Courtney Givan of Sandy Ridge Curve.

Govan is wanted in connection with the murder of 22 year old Jervarion Wright. Police were called to Bristol Downs apartments off Carmichael Road just after midnight Saturday and found Wright had been shot once in his chest.

Police are not releasing a motive,but they say that it does NOT appear that this was a random shooting.

8:20am

Mon May 11, 2009
Top Stories

Water War in Federal Court

Jacksonville, Florida – JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The states of Florida and Alabama are
meeting Georgia in federal court in Jacksonville over the
allocation of water from Lake Lanier, which is the city of
Atlanta's water supply.
U.S. District Judge Paul Manguson will hear arguments Monday
from the three states over the legality of the water supply
allocations from Lake Lanier by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Florida and Alabama are both downstream from Lake Lanier and
would like to see the amount of water released from the

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