6:19pm

Mon August 18, 2014
WVAS Local

Monster Gator

A group of Alabama hunters is celebrating the catch of a lifetime; a 15 foot-long alligator weighing more than 1,000 pounds.  Al.com reports the massive gator was pulled from the water in south Alabama early Saturday during the state's alligator hunting season.  Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries biologists were able to measure and weigh the gator.  The gator is the largest ever legally killed by an Alabama hunter.  It was caught by Mandy and John Stokes, Kevin Jenkins and his children. 

Airport App

A mobile application will allow certain travelers passing through the Montgomery Regional Airport to check in for flights up to a day ahead of their scheduled departure time.  The Montgomery Advertiser reports a Delta Air Lines application will now allow passengers traveling through Montgomery to have their boarding pass emailed or sent to their phones and mobile devices.  The airport's Vice President, Chip Gentry, says airport officials are working to make traveling less stressful and feel that the application will improve customer experience at the facility.  According to the airport's website, the facility is also served by American Airlines and US Airways Express. 

Court Appearance

An Alabama woman accused of making her 9-year-old granddaughter run until she collapsed and died is back in court.  An Etowah County judge told Joyce Hardin Garrard and attorneys to attend a hearing Monday in Gadsden.  Garrarad's capital murder trial is scheduled to begin in about a month, and the judge is considering several requests from lawyers.  Prosecutors say the 49-year-old Garrard made Savannah Hardin run for three hours as punishment for a lie about candy.  The child collapse in February 2012 and died days later in a hospital. Garrard says she is innocent.