WVAS Local News
The state Department of Education is working with 10 pilot school systems to address barriers to learning and teaching and to re-engage disconnected students. Department officials joined city and county superintendents Friday to present the Comprehensive System of Learning Supports design documents.
Postal Worker Shot
A Hayneville Postal Truck Driver was robbed and shot just before 6 p.m. Thursday at the Hayneville Post Office. U.S. Postal Inspector Yulanda Burns says a $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the incident. The victim is reportedly in stable condition.
ASU Smoking Ban
Alabama State University has adopted a temporary smoking ban throughout the entire campus. ASU Spokesman, Ken Mullinax tells WVAS News this a proactive measure to ensure the well-being of faculty, staff, students and guests of the university. A permanent smoke-free proposal will be presented for the Board of Trustees consideration at its September meeting.
ASU Stingette Video
Members of the Alabama State University Stingette Dance Team are in Los Angeles over the weekend to perform in portions of recording artist Robin Thicke's upcoming music video called, "Give it to Me." ASU Band Director, Dr. James Oliver accompanied the ladies to the shoot and says it will open some doors for the participants. The Stingettes will return to Montgomery next week once filming is complete. No word yet on when the video will be released to the public.