WVAS Local News

Aug 29, 2013

Motorists will see more state troopers on the roads during the Labor Day holiday weekend.  It's part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.  Extra officers will be working from the beginning of the holiday travel period at 6 p.m. Friday through midnight Tuesday. 

Siegelman Trial

Former Gov.  Don Siegelman has asked a federal appeals court for a new trial on his 2006 bribery conviction.  Siegelman's attorneys told the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in court filings his case was tainted by the Montgomery U.S. attorney's ties to Republican politics. 

McNair Release

A judge is ordering the early release from prison of a former Alabama politician whose daughter died in a racist church bombing in 1963.  U.S. District Judge Lynwood Smith Thursday ordered the release of Chris McNair.  The decision came after the Justice Department sought McNair's freedom on grounds of compassion. 

Jazz on the Grass

The countdown for the 8th Annual Jazz on the Grass has begun.  The day-long Labor Day Concert will take place at Rolling Hills Park in the town of Pike Road.  Gates open on Monday at 11 a.m., horns up at noon.  The number for more information is (334) 229-4708.