WVAS Local News

Oct 7, 2013

Alabama State Troopers are investigating traffic fatalities in Montgomery and Dallas counties.  Both occurred Saturday.  Troopers said a single-vehicle crash in rural Montgomery county claimed the life of a Ramar man.  46-year-old Kenneth Boswell died when the car he was driving overturned on Montgomery County 39, two miles south of Ramar.  The accident occurred around 7:30 Saturday night. 

A separate crash in Dallas County Saturday afternoon around 5 p.m. left another motorist dead.  Troopers said 55-year-old Darrell Brown of Minter died when the care he was driving left the roadway and overturned on Dallas County 85, about 12 miles south of Sardis.  Troopers said neither was wearing a seat belt. 

MPS Action Plan

An action plan meeting about Montgomery Public Schools was held Monday.  The Leadership Team Orientation, spearheaded by State Schools Superintendent Dr. Tommy Bice and interim Montgomery Schools Superintendent Margaret Allen focused on developing an improvement strategy for area public schools.  The meeting also outlined plans for a 30-60-90 day turnaround. 

Utility Scams

The Alabama Attorney General's office as well as Alabama Power Company are warning consumers about a widespread scam that tries to fraudulently collect payments from utility customers.  The callers pretend to be a representative of a utility or phone company and threaten to disconnect the service if a payment is not rendered immediately, usually by credit card or a disposable debit card.  Consumer Protection Specialist Emily Nichols with the Attorney General's Office's says residents should screen their calls.  Nichols says the scammers have  become so sophisticated, a victim's caller ID service can indicate that a utility company is calling, even when it's not.  The number for the Consumer Protection Division is 1-800-392-5658.