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8:33am

Tue March 10, 2009
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Montgomery Residents Head to the Polls

Montgomery, Alabama – By the end of the day, Montgomery could have a new mayor elect.

Voters are heading to the polls today making a selection for mayor from six candidates: Michael Briddell, Willie Cook, Jon Dow, Jay King, Scott Simmons and Todd Strange.

The special election is being held to fill the seat left vacant when Bobby Bright resigned to become Alabama's U.S. Representative in the Second Congressional District.

Charles Jinright, a city council member, has served as interim mayor.

Polls opened at 7 a.m. and will close at 7 p.m.

8:35am

Mon March 9, 2009
WVAS Local

Mayoral Election in Montgomery Tuesday

Montgomery, Alabama – Montgomery residents head to the polls Tuesday for a special election to name its next Mayor.

The mayoral election is being held to fill the seat left vacant by Bobby Bright, who won a seat in Congress. Interim Mayor, Charles Jinright is not running for the post.

The six candidates for Mayor include: Michael Briddell, Willie Cook, Jon Dow, Jay King, Scott Simmons and Todd Strange.

Polls open at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. WVAS will have election results when the polls close tomorrow night beginning in the 7 o'clock hour.

8:31am

Mon March 9, 2009
WVAS Local

WVAS Newscast

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

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10:14am

Fri March 6, 2009
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Man Receives Life Sentence in a Montgomery Murder

Montgomery, Alabama – Montgomery resident Sean Travis Howard must serve life in prison for the murder of a 3 year old boy two years ago.

The 23 year old Howard was convicted last month of reckless murder after being convicted of shooting the little boy who played in his yard in a South Montgomery neighborhood.

Prosecutors argued Howard was shooting at someone else when a stray bullet struck and killed little Sequoyah Jackson.

10:10am

Fri March 6, 2009
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Bloody Sunday Commerative Events Begin

Selma, Alabama – Events are underway in Selma commemorating the historic voting rights Selma to Montgomery march in 1965.

It's called Bloody Sunday because marchers were beaten and attacked by Alabama State Troopers wielding dogs and tear gas as the marchers tried to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7,1965.

The Reverend Jermiah Wright, the former minister of President Barack Obama, was guest speaker at the meeting held last night at Tabernacle Baptist Church, the site of the first mass meeting in Selma in 1963.

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9:51am

Fri March 6, 2009
WVAS Local

The Late Coretta Scott King Receive Alabama Honor

Marion, Alabama – The late civil rights activist, Coretta Scott King, has been inducted into the Alabama Women's Hall of Fame.

Coretta Scott King, the wife of slain civil rights leader, The Reverend Martin Luther King Junior, helped her husband in his efforts to end segregation and win voting rights for Blacks in South.

Mrs. King, who died in 2006 at the age of 78, was reared in Marion, Alabama.

During the ceremony Thursday, Bernice King, the youngest of the King's children unveiled a plaque erected at Judson College honoring her mother.

9:43am

Fri March 6, 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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10:51am

Thu March 5, 2009
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Bloody Sunday Commemoration Begins in Selma

Montgomery, Alabama – The Reverend Jeremiah Wright is scheduled to speak at an event tonight kicking off an annual event in Selma commemorating Bloody Sunday.

Wright will speak at Tabernacle Baptist Church beginning at 5:30 p.m. You may recall that Wright,the former minister for President Barack Obama, grabbed national headlines during the Presidential election.

U.S. Attorney General Eric holder is scheduled to speak Sunday at two locations during the annual bridge Crossing Jubilee.

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8:51am

Thu March 5, 2009
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Website to View Alabama Spending Launched

Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - Gov. Bob Riley's administration has launched a state Web site that details state spending, including contracts, leases and bids that have been awarded.
Riley says the Web site (http://www.open.alabama.gov) is another step in bringing greater transparency to government spending.
The site includes thousands of expenditures. The spending is not yet searchable by topic, but Riley says that feature will be added by Sept. 1.
The Web site also provides links to other sites that provide

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8:48am

Thu March 5, 2009
WVAS Local

A Brief on Legislative Action

Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - A summary of action in the Alabama
Legislature on Wednesday, a committee meeting day:
COMMITEES
-Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would prohibit
a judge from imposing a death sentence in a capital murder case if
the jury recommended life in prison without parole. Goes to Senate.
-Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill to provide a 180-day
moratorium on foreclosures on some types of home loans. Goes to
Senate.
-Senate Confirmations Committee delayed consideration of the

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