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Former Employee Accused of Check Fraud

Jan 29, 2016

A 47-year-old former nursing home employee is accused of writing checks from patient accounts.  Attorney General Luther Strange Friday announced the arrest of Elener Wyckoff.  She surrendered to the Tallapoosa County Sheriff's Office, and has since been released after posting $10,000 bond.  Wyckoff was indicted Jan. 19 after Strange's Medical Fraud Control Unit went before a Tallapoosa County grand jury.  Authorities said that while Alexander City woman worked as a social services assistant at Adams Nursing home, she stole $2,470 from patient accounts.  

2016 Homeless Count

Jan 29, 2016

Volunteers set out in search of the homeless in Montgomery Thursday night.  The Mid-Alabama Coalition for the Homeless was conducting its annual homeless point in time count.  Each year the group attempts to determine the number of unsheltered individuals in the River Region for use in gauging the success of its initiatives.  Executive Director for the Coalition Molly Stone says the volunteers canvass the entire area.  Besides getting a head count of the homeless, workers distribute food, blankets, coats and hygiene products to any unsheltered individuals they encounter.  

House Speaker Mike Hubbard along with Majority Leader Micky Hammon and Representative Donnie Chesteen have announced the 2016 Republican Legislative agenda for the Alabama House.  It's called "Right for Alabama."  Hubbard says the budgets top their list of priorities.  The Republicans also plan to push for pension reform, small business job creation tax credits and a pay raise for teachers.  

Retired founder and dean of Alabama State University's College of Business Administration Dr. Percy J. Vaughn Jr. is the featured guest on WVAS Perspectives talk show. He will be honored at ASU's Founder's Day celebration this year. Host Robb Taylor conducts the interview. 

You're invited to "University Presidents Speak" 2/16/16

Jan 28, 2016

Alabama State University President Boyd is on the panel to speak along with President Sharon Gaber from the University of Toledo, President Mary Ellen Mazey of Bowling Green State University, and Provost Molly Easo Smith of Saint Martin’s University. 

This event is hosted by Auburn University, and will be at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center

 

Chilton County Fatality

Jan 27, 2016

A Selma man was killed in a crash in Chilton County Tuesday.  The two-vehicle accident happened just after noon on U.S. Highway 82 at the 111 mile marker.  Troopers say 28-year-old David Austin Banks died when the care he was driving collided with an 18-wheeler.  He was pronounced dead on the scene.  The wreck remains under investigation and no other details have been released.  

Turner Funeral Plans

Jan 27, 2016

Funeral arrangements have now been set for Pastor James A. Turner Jr.  who passed away Sunday following a sudden illness.  Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Freewill Missionary Baptist Church.  A graveside service follows at the Madison Cemetery at Hunter Station.  Rev. Turner was a former chaplain at Alabama State University for the football team.  He was the Founder and Senior pastor at Victory Through Faith Worship Center in Montgomery.  He also provided the "Words of Inspiration" segment on WVAS for more than six years.  

Phase One of Montgomery's Outer Loop Opens

Jan 27, 2016

Motorists are now enjoying Montgomery's Outer Loop or Route 108 as it has been named.  Phase one of the multi-million dollar project opened to traffic Tuesday after years of construction.  The road connects I-85 with Vaughn Road.  It is ultimately meant to reach Interstate 65, but the Alabama Department of Transportation's Tony Harris says the money isn't available right now.  The connector cost $150 million to construct.  80 percent came from federal dollars and 20 percent was funded by the state.  

WVAS Black History Month Calendar

Jan 26, 2016

A list of events on WVAS 90.7FM to celebrate Black History Month 2016

You're invited to "University Presidents Speak" 2/16/16

Jan 26, 2016

Alabama State University President Boyd is on the panel to speak along with President Sharon Gaber from the University of Toledo, President Mary Ellen Mazey of Bowling Green State University, and Provost Molly Easo Smith of Saint Martin’s University. 

This event is hosted by Auburn University, and will be at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center

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