Teenager Killed in Weekend Accident

Sep 13, 2017

   State Troopers are reporting that the passenger killed in a crash following a police chase Sunday morning was a 16 year old juvenile. Because of that, his name is not being released. The wreck happened as the driver of a 2005 Honda Accord refused to stop for police on Highway 110 in the Pike Road Community. Troopers say the reportedly stolen car left the roadway near the nine mile marker and ran into a ditch, overturning. The 16 year old victim was partially ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. The other occupants of the vehicle fled the scene.

Irma Done, Relief Begins

Sep 12, 2017

   What was at one time the most powerful Atlantic ocean storm in recorded history has now exhausted itself to post-tropical cyclone status and will continue to dissipate today. While Irma fades into the record books, aid is rushing in to hurricane-scarred Florida early today as officials pieced together the scope of Irma's destructive path and displaced residents awaited word on hard-hit areas including the Florida Keys.

Irma Dowgraded to Tropical Storm as It Nears Alabama

Sep 11, 2017

Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm over Florida, but it still had winds near hurricane force. Its outer bands were also blowing into Georgia, where the storm's center was expected to arrive later in the day. Nearly 4.5 million homes and businesses across Florida lost power, and utility officials said it will take weeks to restore electricity to everyone. More than 100,000 were in the dark in Georgia.

Governor Kay Ivey on Sunday announced the closure of state offices in several Alabama counties ahead of the expected effects of Hurricane Irma.

Due to the existing State of Emergency, Governor Ivey has directed that all state offices and buildings in the following counties be closed on Monday, September 11, 2017:

The Alabama State University Board of Trustees unanimously named state Sen. Quinton Ross as the university's next president. The announcement was made Friday afternoon, reporter Brittney Jones Dabney has  details… 

Alabama State University is preparing its football team, for its first road game this weekend against Troy State University. Both teams are looking for their first win. Reporter Brittney Jones-Dabney files this report.

Before you select a new restaurant to eat at, or return to your favorite restaurant, you may want to know the recent score. Every Thursday on WVAS, we will bring you the latest restaurant health inspection scores from the Montgomery County Department of Public Health. This week the department conducted a total of 64 inspections of food service and lodging establishments. Reporter Brittney Jones-Dabney files the report below. Visit the Montgomery Health Department’s website for a full list of scores.  

   With demand for aviation and aerospace careers in Alabama taking off the Alabama Community College System has named a new leader for aviation programs in the state. Michael “Mac” McDaniel was announced yesterday as the Director of Aviation Programs with the state’s Community College System. McDaniel brings more than 25 years of experience in aviation maintenance and training to the position.     McDaniel comes to Alabama from ExpressJet Airlines in Atlanta, where he served as general manager of aircraft maintenance training. More than 300 aerospace companies are located in Alabama.

Lodging Tax Increase Fails

Sep 6, 2017

   A lodging tax increase that was supposed to create an influx of one million dollars into the city’s budget failed to pass at last night’s Montgomery City Council meeting. After a discussion of the measure, including pushback from the Alabama Restaurant and Hospitality Association, the vote was 4 to 4 with one abstention. Mayor Todd Strange maintains the lodging tax hike is a fair way to generate revenue. After the lodging tax measure failed, a vote on the budget was delayed until the council’s next meeting on September 19. 

Hyles Files: Food Quirks

Sep 5, 2017