9:46am

Tue February 18, 2014
WVAS Local

Weather Awareness

This week is Severe Weather Awareness week in Alabama, today's focus is on lighting.  The National Weather Service is urging residents to learn proper safety precautions in the event of severe weather.  Forecasters say severe thunderstorms will be possible across all of central Alabama Thursday evening and continuing through Friday morning.  Damaging winds and isolated tornadoes will be the main threats.  Kimberly Trost with the Elmore County EMA agency says it is vital to get weather information from the proper source.  Trost also says severe weather is a fact of life in Alabama. 

Deadly Accident

State Troopers and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office are investigating a deadly accident on Highway 231 near the intersection of Trotman Road.  The single-vehicle crash occurred last night.  Authorities said four people were throw from the vehicle and one person was pronounced dead at the scene.  Three other individuals were transported to a local hospital.  The nature of their injuries and medical conditions are not immediately available. 

Burglary Suspects

The Montgomery Police Department and the CrimeStoppers program need your help in identifying two burglary suspects who forced their way into Robert E. Lee High School.  The break-in occurred on Monday.  Police said the two thieves stole several Dell laptops computers and an over-head projector.  CrimeStoppers is offering a cash reward if you can identify or know the whereabouts of the suspects.  The numbers to call is 215-STOP. 

Humane Society

Officials from the National Humane Society are in Montgomery to recognize five people for their roles in one of the nation's largest dog fighting investigations.  The organization announced it is presenting it Humane Law Enforcement Awards to U.S. Attorney George Beck and four others for their roles in the investigation.  The investigation last year led to the arrest of 13 people from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Texas and the seizure of 367 pit bulls.