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10:15am

Fri February 20, 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 Tana Shealey via e-mail at tshealey@alasu.edu or call us at 334-229-4783.

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11:14am

Thu February 19, 2009
Top Stories

Fires Ruled Arson

Montgomery,Alabama – State Fire Marshal Ed Paulk is naming the cause of the blaze that destroyed two rural churches in Chambers County; the cause is arson.

The Union Hill CME Church near the community of Oak Bowery and the Liberty CME Church, located about 7 miles away, were both destroyed on February 15th.

Paul says no connection has been made between the two fires.

There were no injuries in either blaze.

Officials are also investigating the blaze in Lee County at Pitts Chapel United Methodist Church in Salem.

10:18am

Thu February 19, 2009
WVAS Local

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Montgomery, Alabama – Listen,now, to some of the stories making headlines this hour in the WVAS newsroom.

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10:14am

Thu February 19, 2009
Top Stories

Storms Blast State; No Serious Injuries Reported

Montgomery, Alabama – In Alabama today it is the calm after the storm. The good news is that there are no reports of any lives being lost overnight during the stormy weather that hit the state in two waves beginning around 6:00 p.m.

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9:26am

Wed February 18, 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 Tana Shealey via e-mail at tshealey@alasu.edu or call the newsroom at 334-229-4783.

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8:45am

Wed February 18, 2009
Top Stories

The Wait is on in Alabama for Federal Stimulus Dollars

Montgomery, Alabama –
Alabama officials speculate the state will receive about $3 billion dollars from the $787 billion dollar economic stimulus bill.

Alabama Education Association Executive Secretary Paul Hubbert says the portion set aside for education should help keep about 3,700 Alabama teachers and 4,000 support personnel from losing their jobs.

State Senator Hank Sanders, who chairs the Senate Education and Budget Committee, says while the funds will help, he is not sure if the portion for education will stem layoffs.

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10:14am

Tue February 17, 2009
WVAS Local

WVAS Newscast

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

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8:37am

Tue February 17, 2009
WVAS Local

Mayoral Candidates Square off in Public Forums

Montgomery, Alabama – The men who would be mayor of Montgomery will be busy with two different debates scheduled for tonight.

One mayoral debate is scheduled to be held at the McIntyre Community Center from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Another debate is scheduled at Flowers Hall at Huntingdon College tonight beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Looking ahead to Thursday night, a debate is scheduled at First Baptist Church in downtown Montgomery from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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8:21am

Tue February 17, 2009
Top Stories

Alabama County with Highest Unemployment Rate Loses Jobs

Montgomery, Alabama – For Wilcox County, an already bad situation is worsening. Wilcox County has Alabama's highest unemployment rate, and recently the Wilcox County Community of Pine Hill lost 300 jobs with the closing of a mill.

Alabama Congressman Artur Davis, the only member of Alabama's congressional delegation to vote in favor of the economic stimulus bill, says the measure will offer some immediate help by extending unemployment benefits for the nation's jobless. Davis says long-term benefits include the creation of jobs around the nation.

9:50am

Mon February 16, 2009
Sports

Sports Roundup from the Associated Press

Montgomery, Alabama –
NBA-ALL STAR GAME
Reunited in victory

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