10:04am

Thu June 26, 2014
WVAS Local

Selma Movie to Film in Montgomery

The movie "Selma" will be filming in Montgomery at the state Capitol today and Friday.  The Alabama Film Office says some streets will be closed as filming takes place at the front of the Capitol and at the King Memorial Dexter Avenue Baptist Church near the Capitol.  Wednesday, film makers re-enacted the bloody confrontation on the Edmund Pettus Bridge between civil rights marchers and state troopers in 1965.       

Uniontown Sewage Issues

The president of the Black Belt Citizens fighting for Health and Justice, Esther Calhoun, says citizens in Uniontown have waited and pleaded for solutions to sewage problems that have plagued the west Alabama town for 10 years.  Calhoun said the state has wasted close to $5 million.  The coordinator of the Alabama Rivers Alliance, Adam Johnston, blames the inaction on ADEM, the state environmental agency.  ADEM spokesman Scott Hughes said the agency is committed to fixing sewage problems in Uniontown.  The issues were discussed on the WVAS Perspectives show Wednesday evening. 

Child Molestation Case

Authorities in northwest Florida say a Millbrook man is behind bars charged with child molestation.  Police in Panama City Beach says 37-year-old Ryan Edward Fales was charged with lascivious molestation and lewd and lascivious behavior.  Fales is accused of inappropriately touching a 14-year-old girl on June 21st.  He was placed in the Bay County, Florida, jail where he awaits an arraignment hearing. 

Murder Charge

Authorities in Cobb County, Georgia, say a former Alabama resident charged with leaving his infant son in a hot car now say he knew the child was there.  A public safety official has told media outlets in Atlanta that Tuscaloosa native Justin Ross Harris knew his 22-month-old son, Cooper, was in the back seat.  Cobb County Police said the toddler was left in the SUV for seven hours.  The 33-year-old Harris faces a murder charge.