WVAS Local News

Aug 22, 2012

A proposed ordinance pending before the Montgomery City Council that would allow police officers to impound a vehicle if the individual has no driver's license was pulled from the agenda last night. 

Several people raised concerns about the proposed city law including City Councilman C.C. Calhoun.  Councilman Glenn Pruitt is sponsoring the ordinance.  The city council also voted to revoke the business licenses for three hotels, a restaurant, a shuttle bus service and a therapy service for failing to pay city fees. 

Insanity Plea

An Elmore County man accused of killing a woman in February has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.  22-year-old Josh Caspari of Tallassee entered the plea Tuesday at an arraignment hearing in Wetumpka.  Caspari is accused of killing 20-year Anna Cardwell at her home in the Flatwood Community. 

Montgomery Indictment

A 53-year-old Montgomery man faces a murder indictment.  A Montgomery County grand jury indicted Gordon Fowler allegedly for cutting a woman's throat earlier this year.  Fowler is accused of killing 41-year-old Lori Skinner Thomas at her home on Cloverdale Road in February.  No trial date was announced. 

Mosquito Bites

Protect yourself against mosquito bites, the advice comes from the Alabama Department of Public Health.  Health officials says eight confirmed cases of West Nile virus have been reported in Alabama this season and additional cases are being investigated.

Street Gang

Four members of the Bloods street gang have been sentenced to more than two-thousand months in federal prison for their involvement in a series of violent crimes in the Montgomery area.  The U.S. Attorneys office said the crimes occurred from July to October of 2009 and included carjacking, robbery and firearms violations.  The four males were sentenced Tuesday by Federal Judge Keith Watkins. 

Victim Identified

Montgomery police have identified the deceased victim in a Monday shooting at a residence off Wares Ferry Road.  Police said 64-year-old Virgil David Bates was shot to death early Monday morning on Forest Ridge Court.  Authorities said Bates and a resident in the neighborhood got into an argument, leading to the shooting.  Montgomery police said no one was arrested and the case could be presented to a grand jury for review.