WVAS Local News
Auditors with the Warren Averett Wilson Price firm in Montgomery are soon to begin an investigation of contracts and other financial transactions at Alabama State University. Interim President at ASU, Dr. William H. Harris instructed senior staff members to cooperate fully with those auditors. Harris had just retired as Alabama State's president in July before being named interim while this audit is conducted. His successor, Dr. Joseph Silver has been placed on administrative leave with pay by an executive committee of the school's board of trustees.
Macon County Lawsuit
The issues surrounding the legality of electronic bingo has prompted the mayor of Tuskegee Johnny Ford to announce that he plans to file a lawsuit on behalf of the residents of Macon County. The suit names state Attorney General Luther Strange and others for violating their civil, voting, and economic rights.
A Municipal Court employee in Montgomery has been charged with forgery in connection with an ongoing probe that alleges the employee diverted money that was submitted to pay a traffic fine. Montgomery police said 26-year-old Christian Morgan was charged with second-degree forgery. Morgan was placed in the county jail under a $15,000 dollar bond. Police Chief Kevin Murphy said detectives are trying to determine if the forgery was an isolated incident.
WVAS brought the sounds of the season and some goodies to the residents of the Golden Living Center Nursing Home in Montgomery. The Christmas program was made possible through donations by our listeners and WVAS employees. The presenation included candy, fruit and presents to the residents, who expressed their gratitude.