WVAS Local

Aug 29, 2012

Hurricane Isaac has dumped more than five inches of rain on the Alabama coast and knocked out power to some residents, but it hasn't interrupted the lives of others. Restaurants and convenience stores are open on the coast.

Mayor's Race

Tuesday's municipal elections provided a few surprises but voters in several towns decided to keep the incumbents in office. Prattville's Bill Gillepsie Junior, Pike Road's Gordon Stone and Selma's George Evans kept their seats. Tuskegee replaced Mayor Omar Neal with his predecessor Johnny Ford.

Tarballs Resurface

Hurricane Isaac could cause tarballs from BP's oil spill to reappear along beaches in the gulf. Alabama State University Associate Professor of Microbiology Dr. Peter Noble says the buoyancy and density of tarballs on the ocean's floor are being changed by shifting currents and wave action drawing them to the water's surface.

New Equipment

More technology is coming to Montgomery Public Schools thanks to a million dollar grant from the Poarch Creek Indians. The money will be used to purchase 361 smartboards.