WVAS Local News

Apr 8, 2013

It's considered one of Alabama's biggest industrial projects.  Airbus will break ground on a new aircraft assembly plant in Mobile.  Top executives will be on the port city today for a ceremony to mark the start of construction on the Airbus plant at Brookley Aeroplex. 

Pump Prices Drop

Gas prices have been dropping.  The latest AAA Fuel Gauge Report find the average price fell 11 cents over the past month, with a gallon of regular averaging $3.40 statewide.  AAA reports the national average price for regular is 19 cents higher at $3.59 a gallon.

Montgomery's 18th Homicide

Extradition proceedings have begun for an active duty Marine and a woman who are each facing a capital murder charge in connection with last Monday's shooting death of his 20-year-old wife.  Ashley Cheatham was found shot to death outside a house on Lower Wetumpka Road.  Montgomery Police said 23-year-old Marquis Cheatham is in custody at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, where he is stationed.  A second suspect, 21-year-old Dominque Atkinson of North Carolina, was also charged with capital murder.  The fatal shooting was Montgomery's 18th homicide of the year. 

Sibling Shooting

A fight between brothers led one to shoot the other over the weekend.  Police in Millbrook said 54-year-old William Grady Pitts of Mobile was shot to death late Friday night outside a restaurant on Highway 14.  Millbrook Police Chief P.K. Johnson said officers arrested 57-year-old Marion Ed Pitts of Deatsville at the scene. Marion Pitts was charged with murder and is being held without bond in the Elmore County jail.