WVAS Local News

Jun 13, 2013

No arrests announced yet in the home invasion robbery that occurred Thursday morning in Montgomery.  Police are looking for a group of suspects that confronted some residents as they were leaving a home in the 100 block of Charleston Court near Bell Road.  Police said the robbers then fled on foot, running toward Atlanta Highway. 

Park Crossing Tour

Members of the media toured the new Park Crossing High School Thursday in east Montgomery.  The school's massive layout of 165,000 square feet sits on 54 acres of land and is designed to expand from 300 students scheduled this year up to 1,200 students at full capacity.  Park Crossing is slated to open in the fall with ninth and tenth graders. 

Distracted Driving

Hands free driving as opposed to using your phone's keyboard to send and receive text messages may not be as safe as previously thought, according to a recent study by Triple A.  Researchers say speech-to-text systems that enable drivers to send, scroll through and delete messages require greater concentration.  According to Public Relations Director for Triple A Clay Ingram, the lack of concentration is what poses the greatest threat. 

Urban Education Award

Two Alabama schools have been given the National Excellence in Urban Education Award.  Morris Slingluff Elementary School in Dothan and Glen Iris Elementary in Birmingham were both cited for their academic achievement in high poverty neighborhoods.  State School Superintendent Dr. Tommy Bice commends the schools for overcoming the stereotype.  Only 16 schools nationwide were honored as Urban Education Award Winners.