WVAS Local News

Nov 29, 2012

Alabama State University has released what it is calling the "purported" termination notices from suspended University President Dr. Joseph Silver, sent to the school's Executive Vice President John Knight and it's Vice President of University Relations, Danielle Kennedy.  ASU attorney Kenneth Thomas charges that the emails sent from Silver's Iphone do not meet state and federal due process requirements for a cause termination.  He also pointed out that the emails were sent Monday evening during the executive committee meeting in which Silver was placed on administrative leave with pay.  There still has been no word on why the president was placed on leave. 

Manhunt Arrest

Montgomery police have arrested a man in connection with the assault and robbery of a woman at her home in Taylor Crossing.  Detectives say 30-year-old Tawaine McCullough of Montgomery has been charged with one count each of attempted murder, robbery and burglary.  He was taken into custody in Wetumpka Thursday by U.S. Marshals.  McCullough is believed to be one of two subjects wanted by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office for a separate attempted burglary that occurred earlier that day.  He has been placed in jail under bonds totaling $300,000 dollars. 

Aviation Forum

Alabama delegates attending the 2012 Aviation Forum in Hamburg, Germany are back and state Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield says there are more than a dozen companies desiring follow-up conversations about locating their business in Alabama.  He adds the state's business environment is one that will make an aerospace, aviation related company profitable.