WVAS Local News

May 14, 2013

The Integrated State Law Enforcement Task Force held a press conference Tuesday to promote safety on Memorial Day weekend through the summer.  The Alabama Marine Police are one of nine agencies making up the task force.  A prominent theme running through each agencies' safety tips is to curb alcohol use. 

Airbus Aircraft

Governor Robert Bentley said the Montgomery area could benefit from the new Airbus Aircraft factory under construction in Mobile.  The governor said the Airbus Assembly plant could generate up to 4,000 new jobs from supply companies.  Bentley said a new state law limiting manufacturer liability in airplane accidents should help the state attract suppliers. 

Disaster Workshop

The city of Prattville is hosting a Disaster Response and Recovery Workshop this week.  Local elected officials along with county emergency management directors are participating in the conference.  The workshop is sponsored by the Alabama Emergency Management Agency.  The seminar will run through May 16th. 


The LPGA Tour will have two tournaments in Alabama again starting in 2014.  The tour announced that the Alabama LPGA Classic will return to the schedule next year, held on part of the Robert Trent Jones Trail.  The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail will be the presenting partner of both LPGA event in Alabama.