5:53pm

Thu June 5, 2014
WVAS Local

Murder Charge

An arrest has been made in the Wednesday homicide of a 64-year-old Montgomery man.  Police have charged 26-year-old Alfonso Hardy of Montgomery with murder in the death of his father, Alfonso Beamon.  Police were called to the 1000 block of Henle Street around 3 p.m. Wednesday where they found Beamon dead, apparently from blunt force trauma.  The investigation has determined that the homicide resulted from a family dispute.  Hardy is being held under a $75,000 bond at the Montgomery County Detention Facility. 

Rip Currents

Even though summer doesn't officially start until June 21st, vacations to Gulf Coast beaches have already been running at full tilt.  With all of the beach traffic, the National Weather Service is providing information on rip current awareness.  Different than an undertow, the rip current is formed when sea water is pulled back out to sea in a stream.  Mary Kaiser, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Birmingham, says swimmers often don't know they've wandered into a rip current until they're far from shore.  Kaiser says it's best to look for beach warning flags before entering the water or ask a lifeguard about the rip current risk that day.  Since 1999, 29 people have died in rip currents at Alabama beaches and almost 300 on the coastline of Florida. 

Curb Market

Fruits and vegetables aren't the only items for sale at the historic Curb Market in Montgomery.  For those with a sweet tooth the market also sells cakes, cookies and pies just to name a few.  The market reopened Friday after three months of upgrades that included new lighting, paint, plumbing and seating area.  The Curb Market was originally created in 1927. 

Reward Offered

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a reward for information in a shooting that led to the death of a bald eagle in Montgomery.  Agency spokesman Tom MacKenzie said in a statement that a total of $7,500 in reward money from several agencies is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the eagle's death.  Officials say the bird was found with an injury to its left wind and had to be euthanized because of the complexity of the injury.