WVAS Local News

Oct 16, 2012

Until now, the outbreak of meningitis that has killed 15 people across the country has been linked to a steroid made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts. 

But now, health officials are warning doctors about other medicines made by the same pharmacy.  There are reports of new illnesses that may be linked to other products from the company.  Officials, including the Alabama Department of Public Health, now want to get in touch with patients who received any injection made by the pharmacy.

Schools Investigation

A three-member investigative team appointed by the State Department of Education has begun looking into allegations of mass grad changes at three public high schools in Montgomery.  A spokeswoman for the department of education said the investigative team held its first meeting Monday to review information and formulate a plan.  The next step will be a review of all student information at three Montgomery's high school, Lee, Jeff Davis and Lanier. 

Payment Increase

Its official! More than 56 million Social Security recipients will see their monthly payments increase by 1.7 percent in January.  About eight million people who receive Supplemental Security Income will also receive the 1.7 percent cost of living allowance, meaning the announcement will affect about one in five U.S. residents.