WVAS Local News

Aug 26, 2013

Animal welfare advocates said a multi-state dog-fighting raid may have been one of the largest in American history.  Officials with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Auburn police and the FBI discussed the dog-fighting operation at the U.S. Attorney's office in Montgomery.  Friday, federal agents bused an alleged dog-fighting ring in Coffee County and a separate operation was busted in Lee County. 

Two Homicides

Law enforcement agencies are investigating homicides in Montgomery and in Butler County.  Montgomery Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Christopher Lewis.  The teenager was shot on Bonaparte Boulevard Saturday night.  No arrests were made.  Lewis' death was the city's 37th homicide this year. 

In Butler County, a 42-year-old man was shot and killed in Holly Hill Road late Saturday night.  Butler County Sheriff Kenny Harden declined to release the victim's name.  The sheriff said a suspect was taken into custody.  No charges were immediately filed although investigators said the shooting will be reviewed today. 

Unplanned Landing

A Delta Airlines 757 Jet made an unplanned landing Sunday afternoon at Montgomery Regional Airport because the pilot smelled smoke in the cockpit area.  The Federal Aviation Administration said the Boeing 757 was flying from Cancun, Mexico to Atlanta when the crew reported the odor.  A spokesman for Delta Airlines said a fluorescent bulb burned out and caused the smell.  184 passengers and six crew members were on the board.  A replacement aircraft flew passengers and crew to Atlanta last night.