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9:16am

Fri August 14, 2009
WVAS Local

Buck Masters Expo 2009 Gets Underway

Montgomery, Alabama –
The Buck Master's Expo 2009 gets underway in downtown Montgomery today.

Organizers expect thousands of sports enthusiasts from around the county to visit the event being held at the Montgomery Convention Center.

Some 300 vendors will be selling their wares.

9:20am

Thu August 13, 2009
WVAS Local

Sports Enthusiasts Focus on Alabama's Black Belt Region

TYLER, Ala. – (AP) - More than 100 people have launched an
initiative aimed at creating jobs and bolstering the Black Belt's
economy by promoting the region's extensive outdoor recreational
resources.
Alabama Black Belt Adventures was launched Wednesday at the
Southern Sportsman Hunting Lodge in Tyler.
State Conservation Commissioner Barnett Lawley said educating
people about what the area has to offer will attract visitors and
businesses. The initiative's Web, www.alabamablackbeltadventures.com,

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9:13am

Thu August 13, 2009
WVAS Local

Panel Reacts to Drugs Found At Statehouse in 2006

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – (AP) - Members of a panel of legislators who
supervise administrative activities in the Alabama House say they
should have been notified when two pounds of marijuana were found
in a Statehouse office in December, 2006.
The panel known as the House Council agreed that in the future
House Clerk Greg Pappas should notify the chairman of the council
about such incidents. House Speaker Pro Tem Demetrius Newton of
Birmingham is the current council chairman.
House Speaker Seth Hammett said the incident shows that House

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8:37am

Tue August 11, 2009
WVAS Local

Montgomery Prepares for Marathon

Montgomery,Alabama – The city of Montgomery is getting ready for a first - its first half-marathon sponsored by Hyundai.

Hyundai Senior Vice President Rick Neil says working with the city on the event is a natural partnership.

The 13.1 mile race will wind through Alabama State University's campus, and the route will include Capital Heights, The Garden District, Downtown Montgomery and the riverfront.

The event is set for October 3rd.

8:30am

Tue August 11, 2009
WVAS Local

Montgomery County Continues Budget Talks

Montgomery, Alabama – Budget discussions continue at the Montgomery County Commission with department heads being told to come up with a plan to make 5 percent cuts to their spending plans.

Montgomery County department heads have until noon Tuesday to present their contingency plans.

Montgomery County officials hope to trim $2.8 million from the budget.

9:27am

Mon August 10, 2009
WVAS Local

GOP Plan Leaked on Internet Blog

Montgomery,Alabama –
The Montgomery Advertiser is reporting a leak of documents belonging to the Alabama Republican Party.

According to the newspaper, Republicans had an 88 paged plan to take over the Legislature by taking seats from seven sitting Senators and 10 House members.

Republican Party Chairman Mike Hubbard says the document leaked on an internet blog was quote "incomplete and a bit inaccurate".

9:23am

Mon August 10, 2009
WVAS Local

Anniston Plant Could Close

ANNISTON, Ala. –
(AP) - Anniston Sportswear Corp. likely will shut
down, putting 200 people in jeopardy of being unemployed.
The news came Friday as angry workers gathered outside the plant
to ask why they weren't paid on schedule. Company officials said
the workers would receive their pay Monday.
Taras P. Proczko, executive vice president for Chicago-based
Hartmax Corp., the plant's parent company, said Friday that the
London-based Emerisque Brands has bought the Anniston plant and
plans to shut it down.

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10:56am

Thu August 6, 2009
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A Mobile Judge Drops Lewdness Charge Against Elderly Woman

Mobile, Alabama –
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama city is dismissing a charge that
could have sent an 81-year-old woman to jail for urinating in a
public park when she couldn't make it to a bathroom.
Prosecutors in Mobile asked a court Wednesday to throw out a
public lewdness charge against Lula Mae Battle.
Battle has incontinence problems and couldn't make it to a
public restroom in a downtown park on June 3. She ducked behind
bushes to relieve herself, and a police cadet had her arrested.

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9:23am

Thu August 6, 2009
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Woman Sentenced to Death for Killing 6 -year-old Son

RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. – (AP) - A Franklin County judge has ordered a death sentence for a Russellville woman accused of setting a house fire that killed her 6-year-old son in order to collect life insurance.
Circuit Judge Terry Dempsey sentenced 31-year-old Christie Michelle Scott on Wednesday, deciding not to go along with the jury, which recommended life in prison without parole.
Scott was convicted of capital murder in July for starting the fire at her family's Russellville home that killed Mason Scott a year ago.

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8:49am

Wed August 5, 2009
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Jefferson County Delegation Have Plan to Deal with Budget Crisis

Birmingham, Alabama – (AP) - Legislators from Alabama's most populous
county have reached a compromise on a tax bill and are asking for a
special session to end a partial shutdown of county services that
threatens a National Guard callup.
Members of the Jefferson County legislative delegation, meeting
in Birmingham on Tuesday, approved a bill to enact a new
occupational tax for the area.
Rep. John Rogers said he's asking the governor to call a special
session in Montgomery beginning Monday.

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