Birmingham, Alabama – (AP) - Southern Company will operate the National Carbon Capture Center at a facility next to Alabama Power's Gaston plant at Wilsonville. The company announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Energy's center will develop and test advanced technologies to capture carbon dioxide from coal-based power plants. The goal of carbon capture is reducing the amount of carbon dioxide that a coal-fired electricity plant releases to the atmosphere. The center will work with scientists and technology developers
Montgomery, Alabama – Alabama's lone contender at the 82nd Scripps National Spelling Bee, Lindsey Grace Zimmer of Notasulga, failed to advance to Thursday's semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. The 13-year-old correctly spelled "longitude" and "anodyne" on Wednesday, but her score for those two rounds, combined with her score on the 25-word written test, was not high enough to qualify her for the semifinals. Only 41 of the original 293 contestants move on to the
Tuskegee, Alabama – (AP) - Tuskegee University President Benjamin F. Payton will deliver the main address at the rededication of the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday afternoon. Payton, who is retiring next year after serving 28 years as the university's fifth president, is continuing a tradition at the nation's capital. Robert Russa Moton, president at what then was known as Tuskegee Institute, delivered the principal address at the Lincoln Memorial's dedication ceremony on May 30, 1922.
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