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7:22am

Tue April 21, 2009
WVAS Local

Montgomery Police Seek Murder Suspect

Montgomery, Alabama – Montgomery Police are looking for suspects in the city's latest murder.

An unidentified 24 year old man was found laying in front of a home on the 1800 block of Alexander Street around 4:24 Monday afternoon. The man died of a gunshot wound to his lower back.

Witnesses tell police the victim and the suspect got into an argument, and the suspect shot the victim and fled in an 80s Model, blue and white, Chevrolet Suburban.

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7:16am

Tue April 21, 2009
WVAS Local

Knight Named Lawmaker of the Year

Montgomery,Alabama –
State Representative John Knight of Montgomery is being honored by a coalition of groups that promote Alabama's inland waterways. Knight is named as "Legislator of the Year".

Knight is chairman of the House committee that prepares the state's General
Fund budget.

Coosa-Alabama River Association President Jerry Sailors, says Knight has consistently worked to fund projects to improve Alabama's 1400 miles of navigable inland waterways.

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7:08am

Tue April 21, 2009
WVAS Local

Chicken Dance Draws Ire from PETA

Talladega, Alabama – (AP) - PETA is taking on what it describes as a new affront to animals: NASCAR fans doing the chicken dance.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals asked Guinness World
Records Inc. on Monday to ignore an attempt to set a world record
for the largest group chicken dance at the Talladega Superspeedway,
site of the Aaron's 499 race on Sunday.
The reason? KFC is the sponsor of the record attempt, and the
animal rights group says the fast-food company is cruel to
chickens.

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12:34am

Tue April 21, 2009
Top Stories

Second Tremor Felt in Bibb County

Centreville,Alabama – The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that a second tremor occurred in Bibb County. Around 12:20 a.m. Wednesday, an event that registered 2.9 on the Richter Scale occurred.

Tuesday, an earthquake registering 3.8 shook Bib County in an area centered about 4 miles north of Centreville. Officials say the depth of the earthquake was about 3.1 miles.


No injuries or damage from either event have been reported.

12:57am

Mon April 20, 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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10:16am

Fri April 17, 2009
WVAS Local

Local Hospital Suffers Layoffs

Montgomery, Alabama – A sign of the tough economy is being seen in a recent announcement by a local hospital. Jackson Hospital is downsizing- laying off 17 workers because of budget woes.

Jackson Hospital officials say they have seen an increase in charity care because more patients who come to the hospital are without work and health care.

10:09am

Fri April 17, 2009
Top Stories

Officials Begin Clearing Away Contaminant

Montgomery, Alabama –
It has taken almost ten years, but the Alabama Department of Transportation is preparing to begin cleaning up contaminate water found in groundwater in a community near Coliseum Boulevard.

The 4.7 MILLION dollar project will cover an area of about 41 acres. Officials are clearing away low concentrations of trichloroethylene or TCE which is a common solvent for asphalt testing.

Low concentrations of TCE were discovered almost ten years ago when construction site tests were conducted for a potential fast food restaurant.

10:01am

Fri April 17, 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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12:31am

Fri April 17, 2009
WVAS Local

Alabama's Unemployment Rolls Increase

Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - Alabama's unemployment rate rose to 9 percent in March, which is the highest rate in more than 22 years.
The last time Alabama hit 9.0 percent was in November 1986.
The state Department of Industrial Relations says the March rate
is up from 8.4 percent in February. It compares to a national rate
of 8.5 percent.
The March rate is more than double the 4.3 percent Alabama
recorded a year ago. The March rate represents more than 193,000
unemployed Alabamians.

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12:26am

Fri April 17, 2009
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Sessions Supports Troop Withdrawal Pace

Montgomery, Alabama – Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions says he supports the Obama administration's focus on Afghanistan and lowering U.S. troop levels in Iraq.

Sessions, who serves on the Senate Armed Forces Committee, has just returned from a trip to the Middle East.

Sessions says America will "muddle through" the
current economic downturn.
He was critical of the economic stimulus plan because he
believes it would grow the national deficit which has surged to
$1.8 trillion.

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