WVAS Local News

Aug 28, 2013

A woman remains hospitalized after she was shot at Faulkner University.  The shooter, reported to be her estranged husband, was arrested.  Authorities said the woman was listed in serious, but stable condition.  The victim, whose name was withheld, was shot Tuesday around noon near a maintenance building on the Faulkner campus.  Montgomery Police said the shooting was a domestic violence incident. 

Let Freedom Ring

The Montgomery church where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. served as pastor will join many other locations in ringing bells at the moment when King gave his "I Have a Dream" speech 50 years ago.  Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church in downtown Montgomery will ring bells this afternoon as part of the Let Freedom Ring Celebration commemorating King's speech in Washington in 1963.  King served as pastor of the church from 1954 to 1960. 

License Plate

Alabama's standard license plate is switching from a coastal scene to the mountains of north Alabama.  The state Revenue Department says the new tag will be available January 1st.  It will replace the "Sweet Home Alabama" tag that promotes Alabama's coast.  The new tag is designed with mountains and a lake reminiscent of north Alabama. 

Payday Database

State officials say they might decide next month whether to create a database tracking payday loans.  Alabama bureau of Loans supervisor Scott Corscadden said a public comment period on the proposal to create the database closed this week with 250 weighing in.  Corscadden says officials will review the comments and make a recommendation to state banking Superintendent John Harrison.  The review should be done by early September.  A bill aimed at setting a 36 percent annual interest rate on payday loans failed in the last legislative session.