WVAS Local News

Jun 7, 2013

Governor Robert Bentley said he believes students who never enrolled in a failing school should not qualify for Alabama's new private school tax credits.  Bentley said they should only apply to a student who transfers out of a failing school.  However, he said the decision is up to the state Department of Revenue. 

Alabama Girl Rescued

Authorities said a 6-year-old Alabama girl has been treated for minor injuries after being trapped for four hours in a deep hole in Mississippi during a field trip to a vegetable farm.  The girl who was injured has been identified, but authorities say she is from Baldwin County, Alabama. 

Miner Killed

Authorities says a miner was killed in an accident at an Alabama coal mine.  Authorities said he died Thursday night at Jim Walter Resources Mine No. 7 in the Brookwood area of Tuscaloosa County.  A company spokesman says the 36-year-old man fell from a walkway onto equipment that was in operation. 

Immigration Reform Forum

U.S. Representative Terri Sewell hosted a forum in Birmingham on immigration reform efforts.  The topic was the efforts by Congress to address immigration.  The event was held on Friday.