WVAS Local News

Jun 14, 2013

Business owners can receive free training about Alabama's new law that lets people keep guns in their vehicles while at work.  The Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Alabama Chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business and a management labor law firm collaborated on the project.  State Director of the NFIB Rosemary Elebash says the webinar seeks to bring all business owners up to speed on recent modifications to Alabama's gun laws.  The webinar can be accessed by going to the Alabama Cooperative Extension System website. 

Trial Delayed

Federal Judge Myron Thompson has delayed the start of a trial for an ex-prison supervisor accused of fatally beating an inmate.  The trial of Michael Smith was to start Friday morning in Montgomery, but the judge said he wanted the weekend to consider whether defense attorneys have racially discriminatory reasons for rejecting four black potential jurors. 

Russell Brands

Executives with sporting goods and apparel maker Russell Brands say they will close a distribution plant in Wetumpka by the end of the year, leaving nearly 200 workers without jobs.  The Bowling Green company announced the permanent closure of the Alabama plant, with distributes Spalding equipment such as footballs and basketballs.