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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
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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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9:11am

Tue May 5, 2009

8:30am

Tue May 5, 2009
WVAS Local

AHSAA Resumes Postseason Play

Montgomery, Alabama –
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama receiver Julio Jones has
undergone surgery to repair a sports hernia. Jones is expected to
be back for fall camp. Last season, Jones had 58 catches for 924
yards and was a second-team Associated Press All-Southeastern
Conference pick.

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8:25am

Tue May 5, 2009
WVAS Local

Bruno's Grocery Chain Sold for Millions

Birmingham, Alabama – (AP) - A federal judge has approved the sale of the Birmingham-based Bruno's Supermarkets chain to a grocery wholesaler.
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Benjamin Cohen on Monday approved the sale of the bankrupt grocery chain to Southern Family Markets of Birmingham, the retail arm of New Hampshire-based C&S Wholesale Grocers.
Bruno's, which has 56 stores in Alabama and the Florida panhandle, sold them for $45.8 million.
Southern Family Markets plans to continue operating 31 stores,
but 25 will be closed and sold.

8:19am

Tue May 5, 2009
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Montgomery, Alabama – Listen,now,to some of the top stories making headlines this hour in the WVAS news room.

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8:09am

Tue May 5, 2009
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Bill to Remove Food Tax Expected

Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - Democrats in the Alabama House are expected to attempt for the fourth time this session to bring up for debate a bill to remove the state's 4 percent sales tax from groceries.
The proposed constitutional amendment is the first item on the work agenda in the House Tuesday.
Republican leaders oppose the bill because it would raise income taxes on some wealthy taxpayers.

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7:35am

Tue May 5, 2009
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More Swine Flu Cases in Alabama

Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - Three additional cases of swine flu have been confirmed in Alabama, bringing the total number of people affected by the virus to four.
State Health Officer Don Williamson said Monday a 10th probable
case has been seen in a Troy University student who is in her 20s.
He said the student is recovering at home.
The latest case means the virus is now confirmed or probable in
four Alabama counties: Pike, Montgomery, Jefferson and Madison.
Jim McVay, who directs the state's Bureau of Health Promotion

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7:32am

Tue May 5, 2009
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Judge Says No to Parents Lawsuit Concerning Swine Flu

Montgomery, Alabama –
(AP) - A Montgomery County judge has refused to
order school officials in Elmore County to allow two students to do
their school work from home for the remainder of the school year
because of the swine flu scare.
Circuit Judge Charles Price said Monday that he did not have the
authority to order school officials to allow the 7 and 8-year-old
sons of Montgomery attorney Jerry Blevins to do their work from
home.
Price said Blevins and his wife, Carol, could withdraw their

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7:27am

Tue May 5, 2009
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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.

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