Birmingham, Alabama – (AP) - A man who whose beating by five Birmingham police officers was caught on video at the end of a high-speed chase has filed a lawsuit against the officers, the chief of police and the city. The suit was filed Tuesday in Birmingham district court by Anthony Warren's attorney, Wendy Crew. It seeks monetary damages and asks the court to order changes in police officer training. The January 2008 beating, while Warren was apparently unconscious, was captured on a police dash camera video. A version
Foley, Alabama – (AP) - The Pentagon says a U.S Air Force officer from Foley, Ala., was among three U.S. troops who died when their military convoy in Afghanistan was hit by an improvised explosive device. The Mobile Press Register newspaper said Wednesday that Lt. Col. Mark E. Stratton died in the Memorial Day explosion. Family members said Stratton was a dedicated officer who served as commander of a reconstruction team in Panjshir Province. Stratton, a 1987 graduate of Foley High School, is survived by
Montgomery, Alabama – Stories of children being bullied with grave consequences have grabbed national headlines.
Many of those stories focus on a new tool used by bullies - cyber space. Montgomery Public Schools Student Services Coordinator, Valecia Asberry says her office helps parents keep a watchful eye out for such behavior.
You can hear more on the topic of school bullies and ways to protect children from them tonight on 90.7 Perspectives beginning at 6 o'clock right here on WVAS .
Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - Montgomery City Councilwoman Martha Roby says she will be a candidate for the Republican nomination for the 2nd District Congressional seat currently held by Democratic U.S. Rep. Bobby Bright of Montgomery. Roby said she has filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission. That allows her to begin raising campaign funds. Roby said she has used a "common sense" leadership style in her six years on the city council and promised to use that same
Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - Gov. Bob Riley says he will call a special session of the Legislature to address financial problems with the state's prepaid college tuition plan if legislators develop a consensus about what to do and assure him it will pass. Riley said Thursday reaching a consensus won't be easy. The Legislature ended its regular session last week without providing any bailout for the program, but it did pass a resolution asking the state pension fund to do a financial study of the
Birmingham, Alabama – BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Congressman Artur Davis has scheduled his campaign kickoff for governor on June 6th in Birmingham's Linn Park with American Idol Ruben Studdard entertaining. A spokeswoman for the Birmingham congressman says there will be food and activities for children, besides the politics and singing. Davis announced in January that he would run for governor next year. He has been speaking throughout the state, but he's advertising the Birmingham event as his official kickoff. The event