WVAS Local News

Oct 15, 2013

Alabama State University officials say they are troubled that Governor Robert Bentley released the findings of a preliminary audit on the university's finances.  ASU lawyer U.W. Clemon said in a statement Monday that Bentley's action was unfair because he promised ASU officials would be allowed to review the audit reports before it was made public.  Clemon also stated that no where in the 38 paged report is there any allegation, claim or findings that any trustee, administrator or staff member stole or misappropriated funds.  A spokesman for Bentley said the governor always intended to make the audit public. 

Leonard Court Hearing

A Montgomery man charged in connection with a shooting spree during a party in Auburn last year has a court hearing today.  A Lee County Circuit judge could set a trial date for 24-year-old Desmonte Leonard.  He's accused of killing three people and wounding three others on a party in Auburn in June 2012.  The status hearing for Leonard is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.

Whitetail Warriors Project

A new specialty vehicle tag in Alabama is raising money to help wounded veterans go hunting.  It's called the Whitetail Warriors Project.  The vehicle tag shows a large buck and the words "Whitetail Warrior."  People can go by their county tag office to reserve one of the $50 dollar license plates.  Out of that, $43 dollars will go to the organization to purchase and retrofit golf carts.  The carts can be used in the woods and as hunting stands for wounded veterans who can't move safely in the outdoors.