WVAS Local News

Nov 18, 2013

Six Montgomery Public Schools educators accused of participating in a district-wide grade changing scheme are facing state trials.  The district's former assistant superintendent, two principals, an assistant principal and two teachers are expected to appear before an administrative law judge in December.  The educators could lose their certificates.  The grade-changing scheme lead to an investigation into the district's grading procedures.

New Judge

A Montgomery County judge has been appointed to hear the case over the attorney general's raid of VictoryLand casino in Macon County.  Chief Justice Roy Moore appointed Montgomery County Circuit Judge William Shashy to hear the case after all qualified judges in Macon County stepped aside from hearing it. 

Sunday Sales

Millbrook officials are asking the state legislature to legalize sales of draft beer and Sunday alcohol purchases.  Two recently passed resolutions are seeking to loosen the rules on those sales.  Mayor Al Kelley said the community is looking to ease restrictions because nearby cities allow for the sales.  Kelley said the current rules put Millbrook restaurants at competitive disadvantage and discourage new eateries from relocating to the city. 

District 74

A runoff election will be held Tuesday for the House District 74 seat.  Restaurant owner and Montgomery County Commissioner Dimitri Polizos and Charlotte Meadows the ex-president of the Montgomery County School Board, will vye for the right to replace Jay Love after he resigned in August.  Both candidates are Republicans. 

Lawsuit Scam

7th District Congresswoman Terri Sewell says scam artists are using the recently settled Black Farmers lawsuit to defraud citizens.  Sewell said in a statement that the imposters have been telling residents in the Black Belt region and claiming to be representatives of the Sewell's office.  The scam artists are charging people $25 dollars to fill out applications to get the Black Farmers lawsuit opened back up.  Sewell said it is a scam because no more claims in the Black Farmers lawsuit can be filed. 

Double Homicide

Two men are jailed in Dallas County in connection with a double homicide that left a man and woman dead.  The shootings occurred in Selma on Sunday morning.  According to Selma Police, the bodies of a man and woman were discovered around 11 a.m. at the Candlewoods Apartment complex.  Selma Police said the husband of the deceased woman found the victim and he was arrested.  28-year-old Beonridge Bradley and 29-year-old Eddie Irvin were charged with capital murder and are being held without bond. 

Deadly Crash

State Troopers say a Demopolis woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon near Opelika.  68-year-old Carole Squires died when she struck by a pickup at the intersection of Lee Road 262 and Highway 29 North.  The accident occurred just after 1 p.m. Sunday.