WVAS Local News

Apr 15, 2013

The Montgomery Police Department is investigating the city's 20th homicide of the year after a 31-year-old man was found shot to death early Sunday morning.  Officers said James Scott was found in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 3000 block of Southmall Circle.  Police said the shooting occurred just after 2:30 Sunday morning.  There have been no arrests. 

Also, separate shootings on Saturday left two people injured.  Few details are available, but Montgomery police are investigating shootings that occurred on Gilmer Court and Withers Street. 

Tax Deadline

April 15th is here and that means its tax filing deadline day for procrastinators.  The U.S. Postal Service said there will be no midnight collection box pick-up or parking lot collections at any Alabama Postal facility today. 

GOP Opponent

Governor Robert Bentley has drawn one largely unknown opponent for the Republican nomination in 2014 and some GOP leaders say he may not draw any well-known and well-funded opponents.  Bentley said he has kept his promises to Alabama voters. 

Planetarium Moving?

Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange says officials are considering moving the city's planetarium downtown to join a growing number of attractions.  The planetarium has been in Oak Park since 1968, and its equipment is outdated.  The mayor said officials are considering having it join the City-County Public Library and the Children's Museum of Alabama in the $22 million dollar Questplex building on Dexter Avenue.  The city of Montgomery has already set aside the funding needed to update to a 360-degree digital projector that would surround audience with a high-definition image and open up new programming options.