1:22pm

Fri December 6, 2013
WVAS Local

Nelson Mandela Remembered

It was just announced that Nelson Mandela will have a state burial on December 15th in Johannesburg.  Mandela died last night at the age of 95.  His legacy has served as an inspiration for Alabama State University sophomore Karobo Robaya, a transfer student from South Africa.  WVAS will honor Nelson Mandela's legacy with a special program that will air tonight at 6 p.m.  The program entitled "The Mandela Tapes" were produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Company.  WVAS will rebroadcast the program on Sunday at 2 p.m. 

Tuskegee Honors Mandela

Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford has ordered flags in the city to be flown at half staff today in remembrance of Nelson Mandela.  The international icon died Thursday at age 95.  South Africa is in deep sadness at that nation prepares funeral ceremonies for Mandela. 

Victim Identified

Authorities in Crenshaw County have identified the man found shot to death Wednesday night.  Sheriff's officials 37-year-old Albert Clyde Lee of Highland Home was shot multiple times in a vacant lot on Highway 97 in the Davenport Community.  The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is also assisting.  Crenshaw County Sheriff's officials have said they are interviewing a "person of interest." 

Internet Service

Alabama is getting the largest share of $255 million dollars in federal funding to connect more homes and businesses to broadband internet service.  The Federal Communications Commission says its authorizing nearly $28 million dollars to provide access to almost 38,000 homes and businesses in rural Alabama.