WVAS Local News

Mar 4, 2013

Governor Robert Bentley says he believes the ultimate solution to the school safety issue rests with law enforcement.  Monday, the governor addressed the opening session of a two-day seminar on school safety at a hotel in downtown Montgomery.  Bentley, legislators and education officials have been discussing how to keep schools safe since the December shootings at a Connecticut elementary school.  A number of proposals have been made to deal with the school safety issue, but Bentley says he wants law enforcement officers to have a say in the final solution.  Bentley says that doesn't mean there would have to be a police officer in every school.  The governor says it is going to take people working together to come up with a solution to the problem. 

CSX Site

A 277-acre site in Macon County is the first in Alabama chosen as a CSX Select Site.  Officials announced the selection Monday.  CSX started the Select Site program last year to work with economic developers to create a list of sites that are ready for development and that have direct rail service by CSX.  The railroad screens potential sites with a site selection consulting firm.  A senior location consultant with that firm, says the Macon County site near Notasulga is close to Interstate 85, Auburn University and Tuskegee University.  Gov. Robert Bentley says the designation will allow the Macon County Economic Development Authority to compete for jobs in the area. 

Tuskegee Airmen Carjacked

Four teenagers have been charged in Detroit with carjacking an 88-year-old World War II veteran who's a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen.  The Wayne County prosecutor's office says the 13 to 16-year-olds were to face preliminary hearing Monday at the Juvenile Detention Center.  Jesse Rutledge said he was leaving an east side barber shop Saturday afternoon when one of the teens placed a gun to his head and demanded the keys to his Jeep.  The youths were arrested Sunday. 

Alabama Pastor Released

An Alabama paster accused of killing his wife and wounding his daughter has been released from the hospital and jailed on a murder charge.  Gardendale police said the Rev. Terry Greer was released from a hospital Monday, almost two months after the death of his wife Lisa Greer.