WVAS Local News

Aug 5, 2013

There seems to be no in-between for Alabama farmers. After several years of drought, now the rainfall is torrential. While drought saps the land of moisture, copious rainfall has its own set of problems. Crops most adversely affected by the constant rain have been peaches, watermelons, tomatoes, blueberries squash and wheat to mention a few. Private Schools The number of private schools that have signed up to accept transferring student under the Alabama Accountability Act is now up to 29. Some of those participating in Montgomery are; Resurrection Catholic School, St. Jude Educational Institute and Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School in Montgomery. The state law allows families of students at underperforming public schools to recieve a tax credit to assist with tuition at a private school or transfer to a non-failing public school. Fatal Accidents State Troopers are reporting two fatal accidents have occurred Monday in Central Alabama. The first happened in Hale County around 5:30 a.m. on County Road 50. Authorities said 68-year-old Dorothy Daniels Simmons was killed when the car she was sriving left the roadway and struck a ditch. She was not wearing a seatbelt. About six hours later, a single-vehicle wreck claimed the life of a Millbrook woman. Troopers report that the driver, 62-year-old Gloria Cleveland Cruise died the accident. Her SUV ran off County Road 262 and overturned. It happend about seven miles north of Millbrook. Cruise was not wearing a seatbelt. Bills Signed A trio of bills aimed at decreasing prescription drug abuse in the state received the Governor Robert Bentley's signature Monday. The physician governor ceremoniously signed the bills targeting "Doctor Shopping", pill mills while creating a prescription drug database.