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8:42am

Wed March 4, 2009
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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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8:44am

Tue March 3, 2009
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Montgomery,Alabama – Listen,now,to some of the stories making headlines in the WVAS newsroom.

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8:42am

Tue March 3, 2009
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Man Convicted in Death of a Montgomery Police Officer

Montgomery,Alabama – In July of 2007, Micah J. Day of Millbrook ran his vehicle into a car on Hayneville Road and the Western Boulevard;the driver was not injured.

Day kept driving and minutes later ran his vehicle into another one; this time slamming it into a utility pole on Old Selma Road, killing the driver, off duty Montgomery Police Officer Robert Edward McCory.

Day must serve 35 years in prison for reckless murder. Prosecutors say at the time of the fatal traffic accident, Day was under the influence of alcohol, cocaine, and marijuana.

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11:21am

Mon March 2, 2009
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Unemployment Compensation Checks Increase

Montgomery, Alabama – There is a little good news for the unemployed in Alabama. Because of the federal economic stimulus package, unemployment compensation checks will include an additional $25 beginning by the end of this month.

About70,000 Alabamians could receive the extra money in their unemployment compensation checks.

9:24am

Mon March 2, 2009
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Felon Voting Issue Before Legislature

Montgomery, Alabama – One of the two bills before the Alabama Legislature would clearly define crimes of "moral turpitude", but an advocate for felons says the measure would undo gains in the current laws that restore felons rights.

The Reverend Kenneth Glasgow, founder of Ordinary People Society, based in Dothan stated in the Montgomery Advertiser that, "It appalls me now that at this particular time in history, after we have crossed so many barriers that anyone would want to put up anything that would cause another human being to have rights taken away".

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8:43am

Mon March 2, 2009
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Newscast

March 2,2009 – Listen,now,to some of the stories making headlines the Monday, March 2,2009.

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9:38am

Fri February 27, 2009
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Summary of Legislative Action

Montgomery,Alabama – (AP) - A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature on Thursday, the eighth meeting day of the regular session:
HOUSE
-Passed a bill to appropriate $8 million for building an
elementary school in the Walker County town of Oakman to replace a
building that was heavily damaged by a tornado. Goes to Senate.
-Approved legislation to limit the liability of owners of land
leased for hunting and fishing if someone is injured on their
property. Goes to Senate.

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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
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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
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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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