WVAS Local News

Mar 18, 2013

Millbrook Police are investigating what they believe to be a fatal accident that occurred Sunday night.  A car was discovered in flames off of Highway 14 at the edge of the woods.  Once emergency personnel were able to get close enough, a body was discovered inside the vehicle.  The subject was pronounced dead at the scene.  The body has been turned over to the Department of Forensic Science for an autopsy.  Investigators believe the vehicle left the roadway just east of Kinsley Lane around 8:45 p.mand struck several trees.  It's being handled as an accident investigation by police. 

Deadly Twitter Post

Federal prosecutors say a Birmingham man has pleaded guilty to using the social networking sit Twitter to threaten the life of President Barack Obama.  U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance said 25-year-old Jarvis Britton entered the guilty plea Monday.  A federal grand jury had indicted Britton in September on charges that he knowingly threatened to kill, kidnap or inflict bodily harm on the president.  Prosecutors said he tweeted the message on Sept. 14th.  Britton's sentencing is scheduled for June 20th. 

Millions Less

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore says the state's court system has $38 million less now than when he took office for the first time in 2001.  Moore told members of the Montgomery Rotary Club that the financial situation has become dire.  he says there are 498 less court employees now than in 2001, and another 300 may lose their jobs under budget proposals being considered by the Legislature.  Moore says he believes extra money could be found by prioritizing spending.  The chief justice says he's opposed to raising taxes or expanding gambling to find more money for courts.  He urged the Legislature to work to keep drug courts open.