WVAS Local News

May 9, 2013

A task force of Montgomery police officers are following several leads in connection with a violent home invasion that occurred on Bell Road last Friday.  Montgomery Police Chief Kevin Murphy also believes the same suspects were responsible for a home invasion that occurred on Crestwood Lane on April 11th.  Montgomery County District Attorney Ellen Brooks said a $10,000 reward has been offered for information that could lead police to the suspects. 

Red Light Cameras

Montgomery police say new red light cameras installed at ten intersections will be working this week.  The city's Red Light Camera program was implemented in 2008 to put a stop to drivers who run red lights and increase safety. 

Gambling Machines

A Macon County lawmaker is pushing legislation that would allow the VictoryLand Casino in Shorter to operate the same electronic bingo machines that are being used by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.  A public hearing was held on the proposal by Democratic Representative Pebblin Warren of Tuskegee.  Warren said its a matter of fairness and justice because Macon County has suffered financially since VictoryLand was forced to close in February following a raid by the Alabama Attorney General's office.  Warren admitted her bill likely won't be considered with only days remaining in the current session.  But she vowed to reintroduce it next year.