6:12pm

Tue April 22, 2014
WVAS Local

Lethal Injection Legislation

The question of bringing back Alabama's electric chair has emerged since the failure of lethal injection legislation to pass in the recent session of the Alabama Legislature.  The companies that manufacture the drugs used in lethal injections refuse to sell to Alabama until their names are kept secret from the public.  Republican Senator Cam Ward of Alabaster worked on a bill to satisfy that demand and watched it die the last night of the session earlier this month.  Despite the setback, he doesn't believe the state will return to the electric chair.  Ward says he is re-introducing the bill for the next legislative session. 

ASU's Newest Accreditation 

Alabama State University is celebrating another milestone, the College of Health Sciences Prosthetics and Orthotics Master of Science is now fully accredited.  ASU is now one of ten programs in the nation with a master's level of accreditation in prosthetics and orthotics.  Four ASU students will be the first class to graduate with a  Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics followed by eight more students next year. 

High School Rankings

Four high schools in Montgomery have been singled out for their academic prowess and how well they prepare students for college in an annual report by U.S. News and World Report.  Loveless Academic Magnet School is ranked as the top high in Alabama and 18th best in the nation.  Booker T. Washington Magnet is ranked number 3 in the state.  Brewbaker Technology Magnet received a number 5 ranking among high schools in Alabama.  Carver Senior High is recognized as a Bronze Medal School.  More than 19,000 high schools in the U.S. were analyzed by the magazine.