11:59am

Wed November 20, 2013
WVAS Local

Towing Ordinance

The city of Montgomery is cracking down on unlicensed drivers.  The Montgomery City Council, on an 8-1 vote last night, approved a so-called towing ordinance.  The new city law would allow Montgomery police to tow the vehicle of unlicensed drivers who are involved in traffic accidents.  Individuals who are cited would be responsible for all fees.  The towing ordinance also applies to motorists whose drivers licenses are canceled, suspended and revoked.  The towing ordinance goes into effect in January. 

Polizos Wins

Dimitri Polizos wins House District 74.  The former Montgomery County Commissioner and restaurant owner defeated Charlotte Meadows in Tuesday's Republican runoff election.  Polizos captured 57 percent or 2,146 votes.  Meadows received 43 percent ore 1,601 votes.  Montgomery Election officials said the unofficial final results include all the votes except provisional ballots. 

Lee High Meeting

Montgomery Public School administrators, including Superintendent Margaret Allen, will join Montgomery Police at Lee High School this evening at 5:30 to discuss the investigation regarding a written threat that was found in bathrooms.  The note had threatened an act of violence Monday at Lee High School.  MPS responded by beefing up security and there have been no incidents at the school.  Today's meeting will be held in the Lee High School Auditorium, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Accidental Shooting

The Russell County coroner said a police officer who died November 10th accidentally shot himself.  Coroner Arthur Sumbry said yesterday that 30-year-old Phenix City police Sgt. Daniel Davis died of extreme blood loss after accidentally shooting himself in his leg.  Investigators have said Davis was inside of an unmarked police car when his gun discharged.  The Alabama Bureau of Investigation said the probe into his death is ongoing.