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9:48am

Wed May 20, 2009
WVAS Local

Congressman Davis Plans Event for Political Announcement

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

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11:22am

Tue May 19, 2009
WVAS Local

Authorities Arrest Montgomery Murder Suspect in Prattville

Montgomery,Alabama – Montgomery Police close one of the city's latest homicides.

U.S. Marshalls arrested suspect Eddie Bowman at a mobile home home in Prattville.

Bowman is charged with the murder of Joel Warren and the attempted murder of Gorman Thornton. Those crimes occurred last Wednesday at the Peddlers in on the West South Boulevard.

Police have not released a motive for the shootings.

10:33am

Tue May 19, 2009
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WVAS newscast

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10:31am

Tue May 19, 2009
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Tuskegee Fly In Scheduled for Saturday

Tuskegee, Alabama – Tuskegee pilot, retired Air Force Colonel Roosevelt Lewis, says the 42nd annual Tuskegee Fly-In this weekend will hold a special re-enactment of Eleanor Roosevelt's flight with a Black pilot in 1941. Colonel Lewis says it was the former First Lady's support of Black pilots which led to President Roosevelt's support for Tuskegee's pilot training program.

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9:28am

Tue May 19, 2009
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A Lee County Man Faces Murder Charges

Opelika, Alabama – OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - A Smiths Station man turned himself in
after a grand jury returned a murder indictment against him.
57-year-old Mike Britton is charged in the Oct. 7, 2008 shooting
death of 32-year-old Robert Brian Hurst. Investigator said the
victim was shot in a domestic dispute at a trailer on Lee Road 292.
Britton posted a $50,000 bond and was released from custody
Monday.
Lee County Sheriff's Capt. Van Jackson said Britton is scheduled
to make an initial court appearance Friday.

8:27am

Mon May 18, 2009
WVAS Local

Judge Files Lawsuit Against Regions Bank

Birmingham, Alabama –
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Regions Financial Corp.'s chief
executive and board are accused in a lawsuit of mismanagement that
allegedly resulted in stock losses from $38 to $5 a share.
David N. Lichtenstein, a judge in the Jefferson County Circuit
Court's criminal division and owner of a stock fund that holds
Regions share, filed the lawsuit in the court's civil division this
month.
Lichtenstein blames Regions' Chief Executive Dowd Ritter and the

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8:23am

Mon May 18, 2009
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WVAS Newscast

Montgomery, Alabama – Listen,now,to some of the stories making headlines this hour in the WVAS newsroom. Please send your news tips or news event notices to Tana Shealey at tshealey@alasu.edu or fax it to us at 334-269-4995. You can also call us at 269-NEWS.

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8:19am

Mon May 18, 2009
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Penison Fund to Study Alabama Prepaid College Tuition Fund

Montgomery, Alabama –
(AP) - The state Legislature wrapped up its 2009
session without solving the financial problems in Alabama's prepaid
college tuition plan. But it did pass a resolution to have the
state pension fund conduct a detailed study of the program.
Lt. Gov. Jim Folsom Jr. serves on the board that oversees the
tuition program, and he pushed for the study. He says the study
should be sufficient to keep the board paying tuition for the
upcoming college year while the study is conducted.

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9:03am

Fri May 15, 2009
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WVAS Newscast

Montgomery, Alabama – Listen,now,to some of the stories making headlines this hour in the WVAS newsroom. Send your news tips and news items to WVAS via e-mail at tshealey@alasu.edu or call the newsroom at 334-269-NEWS.

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11:05am

Thu May 14, 2009
WVAS Local

Montgomery Police Investigate Multiple Murders

Montgomery, Alabama – Montgomery police are still looking for suspects in two separate murders committed within a days time. 32 year old Joel Warren was shot to death and another man wounded around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday morning outside the Peddlers Inn on the West South Boulevard.

Montgomery Police Lt. Mark Drinkard says they're not sure what started the argument that turned deadly.

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