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One Killed, One Injured in Small Plane Crash

Mar 29, 2017

Authorities say a woman has died and her husband was seriously injured in a plane crash in Alabama. Tallapoosa County Sheriff Jimmy Abbett told news outlets that 66-year-old Jeannette Carol Currier was killed in the crash Tuesday afternoon. Her husband, 67-year-old David Lee Currier, was injured and is listed in critical condition at a Columbus, Georgia, hospital. Abbett says investigators found the wreckage of a single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza in a wooded area more than a mile away from U.S. Highway 280 near Dadeville.

WVAS-FM racks up at the 2017 ABBY Awards

Mar 27, 2017

WVAS-FM, the voice of Alabama State University received four Best in Broadcasting awards at the 2017 ABBY Awards Dinner; which was held at the Hyatt Regency/Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Alabama on Saturday, March 25. 

Deadline is Looming for Central Alabama Residents

Mar 27, 2017

   The Small Business Administration is reminding Central Alabama residents that a deadline closing fast.     April 25 is the last day for residents of seven counties to apply for disaster loans linked to last year’s drought. Assistance is available for residents in Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Saint Clair, Shelby and Talladega counties, which had some of the worst conditions during the dry spell. 70 percent of Alabama is abnormally dry or experiencing drought conditions, according to the most recent statistics.

Montgomery to Kick Off College Football Season

Mar 22, 2017

A new college football game is coming to Montgomery; officials announced Tuesday that the Montgomery Kickoff Classic will officially jumpstart college football season.  The game will feature two of the current top-ranked FCS teams in the nation, Jacksonville State University and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Pete Derzis, Senior Vice President, ESPN Events says the Montgomery community has been very supportive and successful in hosting our events.

Montgomery Police Initiate Homicide Investigation

Mar 22, 2017

 Montgomery police are conducting a homicide investigation into a weekend shooting. Investigators say 20 year old Brittany Young was found with a gunshot wound in the 57-hundred block of Express Drive Sunday morning. She was taken to a local hospital where she died the following night. Investigators continue to determine the circumstances that led to the shooting. Police do ask individuals with knowledge of the incident to call CrimeStoppers at 215-STOP, Secret Witness at 625-4000, or the Montgomery Police Department at 652-2831. 

   A fatal accident that occurred last week has resulted in the arrest of a Deatsville woman. State Troopers say an SUV driving through a construction zone on Autauga County Road 85 last Thursday fatally struck a worker on the site. The driver of that SUV, identified as 35 year old Kelly Nicole Dingler, has now been charged with manslaughter and driving under the influence of a controlled substance. Authorities say Dingler was placed in the Autauga County Jail under 15-thousand dollars bond. 

Nation's Top Commander of U.S. Air Force visit ASU

Mar 15, 2017

The nation's top commander of all U.S. Air Force recruiting activities, both in America and abroad, paid a special visit to Alabama State University on Monday. Major General Garrett Harencak serves as the commander of U.S. Air Force Recruiting Service, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. Harencak’s message focused on “Leading, Serving and Empowering”, he says his message is a great opportunity for students to get motivated about being the next generation of leaders.

U-S Attorney for Montgomery District Resigns

Mar 14, 2017

The remaining two U.S. attorneys who were appointed by former President Barack Obama in Alabama have stepped down. U.S. Attorney Kenyen Brown of Mobile has resigned and is being replaced on an interim basis by his top assistant, Steve Butler. Brown had served in the position since 2009. George Beck has resigned after six years as the top prosecutor in Montgomery. His top assistant, A. Clark Morris, becomes the acting U.S. attorney. Both Brown and Beck stepped aside after a White House decision to replace all remaining U.S. attorneys appointed by Obama.

Montgomery Minority Business helps rebuild Downtown

Mar 13, 2017

Montgomery’s Minority Business Initiative spotlighted the success of a local company during a special event on Thursday at the Kress Building site downtown. Thomas Construction Company is one of the participants in the Minority Business program and is assisting in the revitalization of Dexter Avenue.

Monuments Bill Passes the Alabama Senate

Mar 10, 2017

The Alabama Senate has passed a bill that bars changes from being made to Confederate or long-standing monuments in the state. The measure passed 24-7 Thursday after more than two hours of debate. Critics argued the bill is offensive to African-Americans. The legislation forbids changes to public monuments that have stood for more than 20 years. Tuscaloosa Republican Sen. Gerald Allen is sponsoring the legislation. He says that it is intended to preserve history. The original bill would have stopped changes to markers more than 50-years-old.

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