WVAS Local News

Jun 28, 2013

A federal judge is blocking part of Alabama's new abortion clinic law from taking effect.  U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson ruled with clinic operators that sued over the law.  Thompson says he needs time to review evidence and temporarily prohibiting the law from taking effect protects the public from harm.  The part of the law at issue requires doctors at abortion clinics to have approval to admit patients to a nearby hospital. 

Tuberculosis Case

The Alabama Department of Public health are testing 127 students and seven teachers after a student at Robert E. Lee High School was identified as having an active case of tuberculosis according to a report from the Department.  Pam Barrett, Director of Tuberculosis Control, said the department is testing individuals that came in close contact with the student Friday at the Montgomery County Health Department and will continue to do so until everyone has been evaluated. 


The NCAA has removed sanctions against baseball and women's volleyball at Alabama State University, making them eligible for post season play.  ASU Volleyball Coach Penny Lucas-White says it's important that student athletes are students first.