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9:30am

Fri February 27, 2009
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Governor Riley Supports Ethics Reform Bills

Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - Alabama Gov. Bob Riley has urged legislators to pass a bill that would dramatically rewrite Alabama's ethics law.
The governor, at a news conference Thursday, wouldn't rule out
calling lawmakers back to Montgomery for a special session if they
do not pass the proposed legislation in the current regular session
that ends in mid-May.
Rep. Mac Gipson of Prattville and Sen. Ben Brooks of Mobile have
introduced identical versions of the bill in the House and Senate.

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9:26am

Fri February 27, 2009
WVAS Local

An Alabama Prison Named in a Class Action Lawsuit

Birmingham, Alabama – (AP) - A human rights group has filed suit
alleging there's rampant violence, overcrowding and inhumane
conditions at Alabama's Donaldson prison near Birmingham.
The Southern Center for Human Rights filed the federal
class-action lawsuit Thursday claiming Donaldson prison is so
overcrowded that three inmates are crammed into cells measuring
only 8 by 12 feet.
The suit says the roof leaks and the prison smells of human
waste. It outlines a dozen incidents of major violence such as

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8:53am

Fri February 27, 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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11:03am

Thu February 26, 2009
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Food Tax Bill Nears Vote in A Senate Committee

Montgomery, Alabama – MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A Republican-backed plan to phase out
the state sales tax on groceries has received a public hearing
before a state Senate committee. But the plan's sponsor, Sen. Scott
Beason of Gardendale, predicts the bill won't get out of the
committee.
The Senate Finance and Taxation-Education Committee held a
public hearing on Beason's bill Wednesday. The committee is
scheduled to vote on the bill next week.
The bill would remove 1 percent of the state's 4 percent grocery

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10:41am

Thu February 26, 2009
WVAS Local

The AHSAA Levies Fines and Penalties in Basketball Brawl

Montgomery, Alabama – The penalties are being handed down for the two high school basketball teams involved in an on court brawl during Alabama High School Athletic Association play last week.

Montgomery's George Washington Carver High School faces a $2,600.00 fine, and its boys basketball team will NOT be allowed to play in any tournaments next year. The AHSAA said it might lift the tournament ban at a later date depending upon Carver's actions over the next few months.

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9:34am

Thu February 26, 2009
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WVAS Newscast

Montgomery,Alabama – Listen,now,to some of the stories making headlines this hour in the WVAS newsroom. Send your news items to Tana Shealey via e-mail at tshealey@alasu.edu or call us at 334-229-4783.

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8:59am

Thu February 26, 2009
WVAS Local

Two Charged in Tuskegee Murder

Montgomery, Alabama – Two Tuskegee residents are being held int he Macon County Jail on murder charges. Tuskegee Police are charging 34 year old Alvin Piner and 42 year old Catherine Hernendez in the death of 39 year old Derrick Bailey.

Bailey was found semi-conscious along Highway 29 Tuesday night and later died.

Police have not released the cause of death.

12:44am

Thu February 26, 2009
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Montgomery Police Look for Suspect in Double Murder

Montgomery, Alabama – For the second time in less than two weeks, Montgomery Police are investigating a double murder.

Montgomery Police Major Huey Thornton says the victims, 24 year old Jauan Minor and 27 year old Gerard Burdette, both of Montgomery, were shot in their heads late Tuesday at a residents at 722 Ridgemont Avenue.

A 53 year old man at the scene suffered a gunshot wound to his shoulder. Early Wednesday morning, two other men showed up at the emergency room with non-life threatening gunshot wounds in connection to the shootings on Ridgemont.

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10:23am

Wed February 25, 2009
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WVAS Newscast

Montgomery, Alabama – Listen, now, to some of the stories making headlines this hour in the WVAS Newsroom. Send your news items to Tana Shealey via e-mail at tshealey@alasu.edu or call the newsroom at 334-229-4783.

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10:19am

Wed February 25, 2009
WVAS Local

WVAS Newscast

Montgomery, Alabama – Here are some of the top stories this hour in the WVAS newsroom.

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