WVAS Local News

Jun 20, 2013

A Montgomery man wanted for questioning in connection with the city's fourth homicide of the year turned himself in today.  Montgomery Police had been searching for 26-year-old Harvey Johnson for questioning in the January 8th slaying of 39-year-old Cherokee Johnson.  The victim's remains were found on Foshee Road.  Police said Harvey Johnson also was wanted on an outstanding warrant for second-degree theft. 

Ground Breaking

An automotive supplier is breaking ground on a 300,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Montgomery.  Governor Robert Bentley and other officials will be on hand for a ceremony this afternoon for DAS North America.  The company produces seats for Kia and Hyundai vehicles.  The expansion will create about 300 jobs in the Montgomery Industrial Park. 

ASU Alum Scholarship

Alabama State University alumnus Alex Carter has received a Fullbright Scholarship and will soon travel to Australia to research connections between African-Americans and Aboriginal Australians.  He hopes to uncover the ties between the two groups and their role in the Black Power and Black Arts movements of the 1960's and 1970's.  Carter will spend a year in Australia and return to the states to conduct more research to prepare for his dissertation.