WVAS Local News

Jul 26, 2013

Alabama first case of West Nile Virus has been confirmed in Coffee County.  The Alabama Department of Public Health says the virus can cause infections, flu-like sickness and neurological diseases.  Only about 20 percent of people bitten will show any signs or symptoms of the virus.  Health officials say protect yourself by using repellants with DEET, wearing loose fitting clothing and staying indoors at dawn or dusk when mosquitoes are rampant. 

New MPD Officers

15 new police officers will soon hit the streets of Montgomery.  The group graduated Friday from the Montgomery Police Academy after successfully completing 20 weeks of training.  The new officers will begin their first assignment in the MPD Patrol Division. 

MLK Sign

Signs designating a highway in Gadsden as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Parkway are set to be unveiled next month.  The signs for U.S. Highway 431/278 will be unveiled the morning of Aug. 10th.  Also that day, a noon program is planned for Gadsden City High School's auditorium to honor King and five other civil rights activists. 

ABA Hall of Fame

Congratulations are in order for WVAS Morning Personality Mel Marshall.  It was announced Thursday that Mel Marshall will be inducted into the Alabama Broadcasters Hall of Fame.  It's a well deserved honor for the veteran broadcaster.  The ceremony will be August 17th in Birmingham.