WVAS Local News

May 16, 2013

The last Amnesty program in Montgomery was offered in September, 2009.  Mayor Todd Strange says it was an enormous success.  Another amnesty event will take place the first two Saturdays in June.  People whose last name begins with A to M are offered the program at the Municipal Court on June 1st.  Those with last names starting with N to Z will be handled on June 8th.  Times are from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. both days.  The amnesty only covers traffic tickets totaling less than $2,500 dollars.  The program removes certain fees, eliminates warrants for arrest and allows the option of payment plans. 

Robbery Suspects Arrested

Three suspects have been arrested in Montgomery in the beating and stabbing of 54-year-old Thomas Bracknell.  Montgomery police have charged 31-year-old Mitchell Bracknell, 18-year-old Brandon Bracknell and 24-year-old William Kyle Richards with capital murder.  Brandon and Mitchell are the nephews to Thomas Bracknell.  The men are accused of beating and stabbing Bracknell to death and leaving his body in a storage shed behind his home on McCarter Avenue.  The men are being held in the Montgomery County Detention Facility without bond.  Bracknell's death marks the city's 23rd homicide of the year. 

Four Killed in Car Accident

State troopers say four people were killed in a one-car wreck in west Alabama.  They say it happened when a Ford Explorer carrying eight people crashed Wednesday on U.S, 11 between Eutaw and Knoxville in Greene County.  Two survivors were taken to Children's Hospital in Birmingham and two others were taken to hospitals in Tuscaloosa and Greene County.