WVAS Local News

Jan 28, 2013

Montgomery Police have made an arrest in connection with the city's sixth homicide of 2013.  Detectives charged 18-year-old Kenyaree Fuller of Montgomery with a single count of capital murder in the shooting death of 29-year-old Douglas Gray.  Police said the victim was slain January 18th in the 4700 block of Park Towne Way, located off Troy Highway.  Authorities allege Fuller set up a meeting with Gray with the intent of robbing him.  Fuller was placed in the county jail without bond. 

Montgomery's Homeless

The Mid-Alabama Coalition for the Homeless is gearing up to count the number of homeless people in Montgomery.  Volunteers will also conduct interviews to determine the needs of homeless people.  The Montgomery Advertiser reports homeless population counts are required for community agencies to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

Jefferson County

This could be an important week in Jefferson County's attempt to emerge from the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.  Al.com reports that the county commission president and another commissioner will be in New York for meetings with hedge fund managers as they try to negotiate a deal.  On Wednesday, a federal bankruptcy judge in Birmingham will begin a hearing on a request by creditors who want to go to state court seeking rate increases for sewer service in Jefferson County.  The county commission approved rate increases last year, but lenders say the hikes should have been larger.