WVAS Local News
WVAS Local News
Alabama State Trooper are investigating a traffic fatality on Interstate 65 that claimed the life of a Montgomery man.
Troopers said 23-year-old Tony Terryell Henderson of Montgomery was killed when the vehicle he was driving southbound on I-65 overturned at the 162 mile marker. The single vehicle crash occurred around 3 a.m. Troopers said Henderson was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the car.
Federal authorities say two men are in custody after they tried to buy 10 kilograms of cocaine with plans to distribute it. The U.S. Attorney's office in Montgomery said 48-year-old Stanley Parker of Tueskegee and 68-year-old Charles Richard Sistrunk of Enterprise were arrested this week in Montgomery. Prosecutors said Parker traveled to New Mexico last month to buy cocaine where he met an undercover DEA agent acting as a drug dealer. The agreed on a price of $270,000 dollars. Parker and Sistrunk were arrested Tuesday at a hotel on Montgomery's eastside.
State and federal criminal justice officials are urging Alabama residents to participate in a program that will allow people to turn in prescription drugs with no questions asked. Law enforcement agents will man 60 sites across Alabama Saturday that will accept prescription drugs. The sites are listed on the website www.DEA.gov
Alabama's schools superintendent says he will seek pay raises for K-12 employees in the budget lawmakers will consider in February. Superintendent of Education Dr. Tommy Bice told members of the State School Board Thursday that school employees have not received a raise or cost of living adjustment in four years. Bice's proposed budget for the 2013-2014 year that begins October , 2013 contains money for a raise of about one percent. Governor Robert Bentley has also announced that he will consider pay hikes for teachers and support personnel.
The Civil Rights Memorial Center in downtown Montgomery will offer free admission Saturday as part of National Museum day, sponsored by Smithsonian Magazine. The Civil Rights Memorial Center on Washington Avenue is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.