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12:18pm

Fri May 8, 2009
WVAS Local

Health Department Urges Caution in Flood Areas

Montgomery, Alabama –
(AP) - The Alabama Department of Public health
urges Alabamians to use caution in flood waters because it may
contain fecal material from overflowing sewage systems.
In a press release, the department warned that flooding from
Thursday's torrential rainfall across the state may result in
contaminants being washed into streams, creeks and rivers.
Those with open cuts or sores are advised to keep them as clean
by washing well with soap to control infection.

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12:15pm

Fri May 8, 2009
WVAS Local

Three Jailed for Mailing Illegal Drugs

Enterprise, Alabama –
(AP) - Three people are being held by
Enterprise Police after officers were informed that 45 pounds of
marijuana was being delivered to a U.S. Postal facility
Authorities said the drug bust occurred May 1.
Enterprise police said they arrested 27-year-old Beatrice Adams,
21-year-old Eduardo Cruz and 32-year-old Dilan Limon.
Each were charged with felony trafficking marijuana.
Police carried out the arrests after getting a tip from U.S.
Postal officials.

12:12pm

Fri May 8, 2009
Top Stories

Tornadoes and Flood Waters Plague The State Thursday

Montgomery, Alabama – There was water everywhere that it should not have been yesterday; flooding the State House and cars parked in downtown Montgomery, flooding homes and churches.

National Weather Service Forecaster Kevin Laws says the excessive rainfall was a nightmare borne out of combination of elements including a slow moving storm system and saturated atmosphere.

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8:29am

Thu May 7, 2009
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Thursday Brings Severe Weather Threat to Alabama

Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - Another strong storm system is expected to push its way into Alabama.
National Weather Service forecasters say hazardous weather is
likely across central and southern counties Thursday.
The storms may produce heavy rain, dangerous cloud-to-ground
lightning, hail and strong wind gusts.
Meantime, Alabama Power Company said it has opened spillway
gates at six Coosa River dams - Weiss, Logan, Martin, Lay, Mitchell
and Jordan lakes. Another gate at Neely Henry lake will be opened
later Thursday.

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9:17am

Wed May 6, 2009
WVAS Local

Auburn City Councilman Apologizes for Removing Confederate Flags

Auburn,Alabama –
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - An Auburn city councilman has apologized for
removing miniature confederate battle flags from the graves of
confederate soldiers.
Arthur Dowdell, who represents Ward 1, read the statement at
Tuesday night's city council meeting. The apology was made to
members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Sons of
Confederate Veterans.
Dowdell was criticized for removing the flags at Pine Hill
Cemetery on April 23rd.

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8:20am

Wed May 6, 2009
WVAS Local

Bill Affecting High School Drop Out Age

Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - A bill to raise the age when students in
Alabama can drop out of school from 16 to 17 has neared final
passage in the Alabama Legislature.
The bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Arthur Orr of Decatur
passed the House 91-3 Tuesday night.
The bill was amended in the House to include language that would
require 17-year-olds to get parental permission to drop out. The
bill returns to the Senate because of changes by the House.
Some House members expressed concern it would cost the state

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8:19am

Wed May 6, 2009
WVAS Local

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

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7:28am

Wed May 6, 2009
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More Cases of Swine Flu Investigated in Alabama

Montgomery, Alabama –
(AP) - Four new probable cases of swine flu have been found in Alabama children, bringing the state's total of suspected and confirmed cases to 18.
Four people have been confirmed to have the virus in the state.
The Alabama Department of Public Health announced Tuesday that the most recent cases were found in three Madison County children and one child in Shelby County.
Cases have also been detected in Montgomery, Jefferson and Pike counties.

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7:25am

Wed May 6, 2009
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Alabama Senate Approves General Fund Budget

Montgomery, Alabama –

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7:22am

Wed May 6, 2009
WVAS Local

Criminals in Mobile Steal Thousands with Worthless Checks

Mobile, Alabama –
CALVERT, Ala. (AP) - Store owners near the ThyssenKrupp steel
mill site in north Mobile County say they've lost thousands of
dollars in a bad-check scheme.
A sign that says 'No ID: No $" now hangs above the check
cashing counter at the BP station in Calvert. It went up after more
than $10,000 worth of bad checks were cashed in one day. Owner
David Boshell says his business had a considerable amount of
counterfeit checks to bounce.
Down the road, at the Shell station more than $8,000 worth of

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