WVAS Local News

Jul 10, 2013

Montgomery Police are investigating the city's 30th homicide.  Police say 23-year-old Alicia Scott died of a gunshot wound Tuesday afternoon in the 900 block of Decatur Street.  Police say Scott was sitting outside an apartment when gunfire erupted between several men, killing her in the cross fire.  No arrests have been made.  Police are asking anyone with information about this case to call CrimeStoppers at 215-STOP or the Secret Witness Hotline at (334) 262-4000.

Board Elections

The Alabama Board of Education elected a new vice president and president pro tem this week.  Board member Dr. Charles Elliot will take over the president's seat from Stephanie Bell.  Dr. Elliot outlined his priorities and suggested the board take its message on the road by holding work sessions in places like a school, a business, the legislature or even outside the governor's office.  Board member Ella Bell was re-elected as President Pro Tem. 

Motor Pool

A more efficient way of managing state-owned vehicles will soon be developed thanks to legislation Governor Robert Bentley signed Wednesday.  Bentley said the measure will save money and make a number of transportation needs better in the state.  The legislation sponsored by Senator Cam Ward of Alabaster. 

Sexual Abuse

A Montgomery-based legal organization is alleging widespread physical and sexual abuse at three of Alabama's prisons for men.  The Equal Justice Initiative says it has uncovered dozens of cases of corrections officers abusing men at the Elmore Correctional Facility, the Bibb Correctional Facility and Donaldson prison. 

Block Law

A federal judge has blocked enforcement of Alabama's new abortion clinic law until August 15th to allow time for both sides to file more legal arguments.  The new law requires doctors at abortion clinics to have approval from a local hospital to admit patients.  The law was supposed to take effect July 1st, but Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union and others got Federal Judge Myron Thompson to delay it while the groups challenge the law in court.