9:54am

Mon March 31, 2014
WVAS Local

Multiple Shootings

A string of shootings in Montgomery are under investigation.  Three people are recovering from injuries in local hospitals.  Montgomery Police said a man was shot Sunday night on Audubon Road, but the victim was found on Pocahonotas Road.  No other information has been available. 

Another shooting occurred Sunday afternoon on Early Street where an unnamed male was shot in the back.  The victim's injury was described as serious. 

Late Saturday night, a clerk at the One Stop convenience store on Narrow Lane Road was shot during a robbery.  Montgomery Police said several armed suspects entered the store around 10:30 Saturday night demanding money.  Officers said the clerk's injury was not life threatening. 

Deadly Accident

State Troopers say a single vehicle crash in Elmore County claimed the life of a local attorney.  67-year-old Clifford Cleveland of Ecletic died Friday night when the car he was driving on Alabama 229 left the road and struck a tree.  Cleveland was a partner in a Prattville law firm.  Trooper said seatbelts were not in use and Cleveland was ejected from the vehicle.  Auburn Police are investigating a traffic fatality that occurred on Sunday just after 5 p.m. near Auburn High School.  Auburn Police said three vehicles collided at the intersection of Green Street and Samford Avenue.  A passenger was killed and the driver of the vehicle was critically injured. 

Ballet Studio Vandalized

The Montgomery Ballet were forced to halt practices for the weekend as ballet members cleaned up glass from rocks that were thrown at the windows of its studio in a shopping center on East Boulevard.  Office Manager Sarah-Ellen Thompson said police are investigating the vandalism, and the ballet has requested extra surveillance by officers.  She estimates that the crime occurred sometime between 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday.  The ballet hopes to be able to resume normal operations by today. 

Roby and OSHA

Montgomery Congresswoman Martha Roby believes the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is targeting automobile manufacturing plants in the South for extra inspections. Roby, who represents Alabama's Second District, tells the Montgomery Advertiser in a Sunday article, that OSHA has singled out states like Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia, because they are so-called "right to work" states.  The laws prevent employees from being forced to join a union.  Roby is questioning OSHA's motives and she has sent a letter to U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez asking for an explanation.