4:34pm

Fri March 14, 2014
WVAS Local

Boy Recovering

Prattville Police Chief Mark Thompson said the medical condition of a 9-year-old boy who shot Thursday afternoon is improving in a Birmingham hospital.  Chief Thompson issued a statement stating the bullet missed the boy's vital organs and the child is stable.  Prattville Police have decline to reveal where the shooting occurred or the circumstances that led to the incident.  Chief Thompson said he is withholding the information is out of respect for both families.  He also called the shooting a tragic event for all involved.  Prattville Police say the shooting appears to be an accident. 

Two-vehicle Crash

Alabama State Troopers say an elderly Macon County man was killed Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash.  Troopers said 84-year-old Walter Williams died when the SUV he was driving collided with a pickup truck driven by 49-year-old Robert Thomas of Montgomery.  The head-on crash occurred just before 10 a.m. Thursday on U.S. 29, eight miles south of Tuskegee.  Troopers said Thomas was injured and was taken to Baptist Medical Center South for treatment.  The nature of his injuries and his condition was unavailable.  Troopers said the accident remains under investigation. 

New Coroner

Governor Bentley has appointed a funeral director in Tallassee as Elmore County Coroner.  Joseph Jeffcoat replaces Tim Ellison who was removed from office after he pleaded guilty to felony theft charges earlier this month.  Jeffcoat will serve the remainder of Ellison's term which runs through January. 

Moonshine Operation

The state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board says a moonshine still in Bullock County was demolished earlier this month.  The ABC Board said agents found the 15 barrel moonshine operation near the Midway Community, located between Union Springs and Eufaula on March 7th.  No one was arrested.