WVAS Local News

Mar 19, 2013

Governor Robert Bentley and leaders of the Alabama Department of Commerce unveiled a "Made in Alabama" logo that the governor says will be used to help tell Alabama's story to potential economic development clients.  Gov. Robert Bentley showed off the "Made in Alabama" logo printed on a red background Tuesday at a news conference in Montgomery.  He says the logo's purpose is to ensure officials looking to establish a new business or expand an existing one know about Alabama. 

Alabama Legislature

The Alabama Senate began Tuesday with most Democrats skipping the opening roll call, but Republican Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey ruling enough senators present to conduct business.  Democratic Senator Bobby Singleton said only 17 answered role and Ivey violated the state constitution by starting business.  Ivey said her ruling would stand.  The Senate's Republican President Pro Tem, Del Marsh said Ivey was correct because one Democrat who had been in the Senate chamber didn't answer the roll call. 

Opelika's Second Homicide

Police in Opelika are investigating the city's second killing in nearly two weeks.  Authorities says 29-year-old Andrew Cornelious Jones of Opelika died at a hospital after officers found him lying in a driveway Sunday night, suffering from a gunshot wound to his abdomen.  Opelika Police said investigators were still conducting interviews in the case.  The Opelika-Auburn News reports the crime happened less than a mile from the spot where local police found 39-year-old Harvey Pete Sanford of Opelika lying on a sidewalk, shot in the abdomen.  He also died at a hospital.  The incident happened on March 10th.  A suspect was apprehended in connection with that case.