WVAS Local News

Oct 22, 2012

Election officials are taking a stand against voter fraud and voter intimidation as the November 6th presidential election draws near.

Alabama's Attorney General and United States Attorney offices, along with the District Attorney's Association and Secretary of State held a joint press conference announcing their zero tolerance for any illegal voting activity.  The state's chief election official  Beth Chapman says absentee ballot voting fraud has historically been an issue in Alabama.   Voter intimidation and fraud can be reported by calling 1-800-274-VOTE or by going to www.stopvoterfraudnow.gov.

Leadership Award

The International Economic Development Council Leadership Award for Public Service was presented to Montgomery County Commission Chairman Elton Dean Monday.  Dean received the award during the Commission's regular meeting by the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce's President, Randy George.  The award recognizes organizations and persons for their work in creating development programs, partnerships and marketing materials.

Taxi Drivers

Birmingham and Jefferson County are getting some extra help fighting crime.  About 100 taxi drivers in Jefferson County have been trained to be on the lookout for suspicious activity, WBCR-TV reports.  If they see something, they can call police and report it immediately.  Yellow Cab announced the new "TOP" or Taxis on Patrol program Monday.