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1:24pm

Wed November 5, 2014
WVAS Local

Alabama GOP Dominance

Republicans have strengthened their grip on Alabama Statehouse.  The GOP, which already held a supermajority in Montgomery, picked up additional seats in Tuesday's election.  Republicans defeated several Democratic incumbents and will hold 72 of 105 seats in the House of Representatives, according to unofficial returns.  

Bentley's Press Conference

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10:02am

Tue November 4, 2014
WVAS Local

Election Day Races

It is election day in Alabama and across the nation.  The race between Governor Robert Bentley and Democrat Parker Griffith has received the most attention.  But today's ballot also includes contested elections for constitutional offices, county and municipal offices and five statewide constitutional amendments.  Governor Bentley crisscrossed the state Monday to rally support for his re-election bid.  Parker Griffith campaigned in Birmingham Monday.

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5:34pm

Mon November 3, 2014
WVAS Local

ASU's Center Releases Transportation Study

Without an infusion of new revenue, Alabama's public transportation system will soon face a crisis in funding.  That's one of the conclusions from a new study by Alabama State University's Center for Leadership and Public Policy.  The report blames the lack of investment from the state for isolating state residents both in and outside major cities.  Arise Citizens Policy Project Stephen Stetson says increased funding for transportation infrastructure could be gained with toll roads or a raise in the state's portion of the gasoline tax.  For more of the study, go to arisecitizens.org.  

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10:18am

Mon November 3, 2014
WVAS Local

Tuesday's Mid-Term Elections

Tomorrow's mid-term elections will determine winners in dozens of Alabama House and Senate races.  Republicans enter Tuesday's vote confident that they will retain a supermajority in both houses of the legislature.  Two of the key statewide votes to watch involve the race for governor between incumbent Robert Bentley and Democrat Parker Griffith.  Another is the contest for state attorney general between incumbent Luther Strange and Democrat Joe Hubbard.  Alabama State University Professor, Dr. D'Linell Finely, says Hubbard has the attention of voters.

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6:03pm

Fri October 31, 2014
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Weekend Freeze Warning

A freeze warning has been issued for much of Alabama as cold air begins to push into the state.  The freeze warning issued by the National Weather Service goes into effect Saturday night, it includes some parts of central Alabama, including areas just north of Montgomery.  Forecasters say temperatures are expected to plunge into the early 20s and 30s in some parts of the state, including Mobile area, by early Sunday morning.  Temperatures are expected to be in the upper 60s by Monday.  

Fatal Accident 

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6:20pm

Thu October 30, 2014
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Moore Found Not Guilty

Jurors found Republican Rep. Barry Moore of Enterprise not guilty of charges of perjury and giving false information.  Prosecutors had accused Moore of lying to a grand jury about comments he made to his 2014 primary opponent.  Acting Attorney General W.Van Davis said Moore told his opponent that the house speaker would withhold economic development funds unless he withdrew from the race.  Moore later denied relaying the threat when he testified to a grand jury.  However, defense lawyers contended that Moore told the truth to the grand jury.

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7:08pm

Wed October 29, 2014
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Moore Testifies in His Own Defense

An Enterprise lawmaker accused of perjury says he was truthful when he testified before a grand jury investigating public corruption.  Rep. Barry Moore Wednesday took the witness stand in his own defense.  Prosecutors say Moore lied when he denied telling his primary opponent, Josh Pipkin, that the speaker of the house would hold up economic development funds if Pipkin jumped in the race.  Moore says he never said the funds were in danger.  He also wondered whether he was being set up because of frequent calls he got from Pipkin.

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10:27am

Wed October 29, 2014
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Overnight Shooting in Montgomery

Montgomery police are investigating a shooting overnight.  Officers say the unnamed individual was shot around 8 p.m. in the 100 block of East Park Avenue.  The victim's injury was not life threatening and no arrests were made.  Meanwhile, the investigation continues into Monday night's fatal shooting of 21-year-old Brandon Harris.  The victim was found dead of a gunshot wound at the Liberty Square Apartments off Troy Highway.  Montgomery has recorded 29th homicides this year.  

Alabama Power Scam

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5:52pm

Tue October 28, 2014
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Montgomery Homicide Victim Identified

Montgomery Police are investigating the city's latest homicide.  Police were called to the 3800 block of Liberty Square Drive Monday night on a report of a subject shot.  A 21-year-old man was found with a fatal gunshot wound.  He's been identified as Brandon Harris.  The circumstances surrounding the shooting have not been released.  Investigators say no arrests have been made.  Anyone with information on the murder are asked to call police at 625-2831, the Secret Witness Line at 262-4000 or CrimeStoppers which is 215-STOP.  

Moore Audio

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10:51am

Tue October 28, 2014
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Fatal Shooting at Liberty Square Apartments

A fatal shooting at the Liberty Square Apartment complex off Troy Highway is being investigated.  Officers responded to the shooting last night just after 9:30 p.m.  MPD said an adult male was shot to death, the victim's name was withheld.  Detectives are trying to determine the motive.  No arrests have been made.  

Centreville Murder

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