WVAS Local News
Governor Robert Bentley's first day in Japan included a meeting with a top trade official. Bentley's work with Japanese business leaders won't end when he returns to Alabama on Friday. A spokesman said the governor will be in Biloxi, Mississippi, for the annual Southeastern U.S. Japan Association conference this weekend.
Montgomery Police and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force have apprehended a suspect wanted in connection with Monday night's fatal shooting of a Greenville man. Detectives have charged 31-year-old Kawaskai Johnson with capital murder in the death of 34-year-old Anthony Bailey of Greenville. Bailey was shot to death on Hilldale Drive in Gibbs Village. No motive was given, but police said the investigation identified Johnson as the suspect. He's being held without bond in the Montgomery County Jail.
The Montgomery County Board of Education met Tuesday night and school finances were among the topics addressed. The Montgomery Advertiser reports that board members were told that MPS may not have the money to move the Loveless Academic Magnet Program to the old Montgomery Mall. Ron Glover, the assistant superintendent for finances, including money for capital projects are down more than two million dollars from last year. Interim MPS Superintendent Margaret Allen has placed the LAMP project on hold.
Authorities in east Alabama have released the name of the slain Phenix City police officer who was found shot to death Sunday night as 29-year-old Daniel Davis. Deputy Coroner LaWanna Davis said results of an autopsy should be available early next week. Investigators said Davis was just getting off work and was still wearing his uniform when he was shot outside the apartments. They say the officer was shot inside an unmarked state vehicle.