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9:53am

Mon April 6, 2009
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Cold Temperatures Linger

Montgomery, Alabama –
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Three weeks into spring, its feeling a
lot like winter.
National Weather Service meteorologists have posted freeze
watches and warnings through early Tuesday) morning
for dozens of counties statewide.
Some areas could see readings plummet into the upper 20s to
lower 30s.
So, you will definitely need those coats and scarves.
Subfreezing temps also mean farmers and gardeners should protect
crops and flowers already showing off spring blooms.

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9:14am

Mon April 6, 2009
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8:42am

Mon April 6, 2009
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Alabama Company Makes Film on Bonnie and Clyde

Natchez, Mississippi – (AP) - A movie about Bonnie and Clyde, the 1930s
outlaw couple notorious for their bank robberies and violent
crimes, is slated for filming in Natchez in late May.
Hilary Duff, best known for starring in the Disney Channel show
"Lizzie McGuire" and the movie "Cheaper By the Dozen," has been
cast as Bonnie Parker and Kevin Zegers, known for his role in
Oscar-nominated "Transamerica," has been cast as Clyde Barrow.
Cypress Moon Productions, of Sheffield, Alabama, is producing

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8:34am

Mon April 6, 2009
WVAS Local

Gas Prices Creep Up

Montgomery, Alabama – You may have noticed that its costing a little more to gas up your vehicle these days, but prices are not expected to increase much more over the next few weeks.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline is $1.95 per gallon. That's ten cents more than Alabamians paid one month ago.

AAA Alabama Spokesman Clay Ingram says gas prices are about half of what they were this time last year.

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8:49am

Fri April 3, 2009
WVAS Local

Furlough Plan Fails

Montgomery, Alabama – The State Personnel Board says layoffs appear to be the only solution for state agencies which are dealing with budget cuts.

This from State personnel Director Jackie Graham after a legislative committee blocked a plan that would have furloughed state employees for up to 24 days a year.

The governor has ordered most state agencies to try to cut spending by 10 percent because of a decline in state tax collections.

Alabama State Employees Association officials argue that neither furlough nor layoffs are necessary.

8:43am

Fri April 3, 2009
WVAS Local

WVAS Newscast

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8:39am

Fri April 3, 2009
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Alabama Legislative Review

Montgomery, Alabama –
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A summary of action in the Alabama
Legislature on Thursday, the 17th meeting day of the regular
session:
HOUSE
-Vote failed to bring up for debate a bill to remove the state 4
percent sales tax from food purchases.
-Members of Black Caucus used stalling tactics to prevent action
on other bills to protest failure to bring up bill to remove the
state sales tax from groceries.
-Held a ceremony honoring members of the Butler High School in

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9:22am

Thu April 2, 2009
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Montgomery,Alabama – Listen, now, to some of the top stories as reported by the award winning WVAS news team.

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9:13am

Thu April 2, 2009
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Severe Weather Targets the State

Montgomery, Alabama – National Weather Service Forecaster says several counties are on the watch for some difficult weather today including Montgomery, Macon,Wilcox, Barbour,Bullock, Butler,Crenshaw,Lowndes, Lee,and Pike Counties.

A tornado watch is in effect for those areas until 2:00 p.m. today. All of the counties included in the watch are:

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12:49am

Wed April 1, 2009
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Gambling Bill Clears Committee

Montgomery, Alabama –
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A proposed constitutional amendment to
expand, tax and regulate electronic gambling across Alabama has won
approval from a state Senate committee.
The Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee voted 4-1 Wednesday
for the "Sweet Home Alabama" legislation sponsored by Democratic
Sen. Quinton Ross of Montgomery. Committee Chairman Bobby Singleton
says he expects the Senate to take up the bill in a week or two.
The bill originally provided for electronic gambling in nine

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