WVAS Local News

Sep 10, 2013

Montgomery Police are investigating the city's 38th homicide.  Police said 32-year-old Jermol Garrett was killed early Tuesday morning at a residence on Cross Ridge Road.  Authorities say Garrett died of a fatal gunshot wound.  It's unclear what led to the violence.  No arrests have been made. 

Legal Services

Members of the Saving Ourselves Coalition are challenging Legal Services of Alabama for terminating four employees.  The delegation said the downsizing greatly reduces legal representation in the Black Belt by eliminating all but one attorney who is now responsible for servicing 12 counties in the region.  Legal Services of Alabama recently announced it will close two of its nine offices and terminate eight of its employees due to financial challenges. 

Congressional Gold Medal

Four girls where were killed in an Alabama church bombing nearly 50 years ago are receiving a posthumous honor from Congress.  The Congressional Gold Medal was awarded to Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Denise McNair.  The girls were killed at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham in 1963.  A candle lighting ceremony will be held Friday at noon at the Zelia Stephens Early Childhood Center on the campus of Alabama State University.