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12:43pm

Fri May 8, 2009
WVAS Local

Montgomery Police Search for Possible Flood Victim

Montgomery, Alabama – Search crews are looking again today for a man believed to have been swept away by 0flood waters Thursday.

The missing man is believed to be about 67 years old, but Montgomery Police are not releasing any other information because they are not sure whether he was killed in the rushing waters.

A Montgomery County Sheriff's Deputy was trying to help the man get out of his car after it had been pulled into a ditch behind the IHOP Restaurant near the old Montgomery Mall.

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12:34pm

Fri May 8, 2009
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12:30pm

Fri May 8, 2009
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Ice Cream Recall

Birmingham, Alabama –
(AP) - Mayfield Dairy Farms has announced it is recalling containers of its Mayfield Homemade Vanilla Select Ice Cream because of possible ammonia contamination.
The Birmingham-based company said the voluntary recall is for 1.5-quart containers of the ice cream. Ammonia contamination can cause headache, nausea, vomiting and irritation of the throat.

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12:18pm

Fri May 8, 2009
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Health Department Urges Caution in Flood Areas

Montgomery, Alabama –
(AP) - The Alabama Department of Public health
urges Alabamians to use caution in flood waters because it may
contain fecal material from overflowing sewage systems.
In a press release, the department warned that flooding from
Thursday's torrential rainfall across the state may result in
contaminants being washed into streams, creeks and rivers.
Those with open cuts or sores are advised to keep them as clean
by washing well with soap to control infection.

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12:15pm

Fri May 8, 2009
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Three Jailed for Mailing Illegal Drugs

Enterprise, Alabama –
(AP) - Three people are being held by
Enterprise Police after officers were informed that 45 pounds of
marijuana was being delivered to a U.S. Postal facility
Authorities said the drug bust occurred May 1.
Enterprise police said they arrested 27-year-old Beatrice Adams,
21-year-old Eduardo Cruz and 32-year-old Dilan Limon.
Each were charged with felony trafficking marijuana.
Police carried out the arrests after getting a tip from U.S.
Postal officials.

9:17am

Wed May 6, 2009
WVAS Local

Auburn City Councilman Apologizes for Removing Confederate Flags

Auburn,Alabama –
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - An Auburn city councilman has apologized for
removing miniature confederate battle flags from the graves of
confederate soldiers.
Arthur Dowdell, who represents Ward 1, read the statement at
Tuesday night's city council meeting. The apology was made to
members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Sons of
Confederate Veterans.
Dowdell was criticized for removing the flags at Pine Hill
Cemetery on April 23rd.

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8:20am

Wed May 6, 2009
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Bill Affecting High School Drop Out Age

Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - A bill to raise the age when students in
Alabama can drop out of school from 16 to 17 has neared final
passage in the Alabama Legislature.
The bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Arthur Orr of Decatur
passed the House 91-3 Tuesday night.
The bill was amended in the House to include language that would
require 17-year-olds to get parental permission to drop out. The
bill returns to the Senate because of changes by the House.
Some House members expressed concern it would cost the state

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8:19am

Wed May 6, 2009
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WVAS Newscast

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7:22am

Wed May 6, 2009
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Criminals in Mobile Steal Thousands with Worthless Checks

Mobile, Alabama –
CALVERT, Ala. (AP) - Store owners near the ThyssenKrupp steel
mill site in north Mobile County say they've lost thousands of
dollars in a bad-check scheme.
A sign that says 'No ID: No $" now hangs above the check
cashing counter at the BP station in Calvert. It went up after more
than $10,000 worth of bad checks were cashed in one day. Owner
David Boshell says his business had a considerable amount of
counterfeit checks to bounce.
Down the road, at the Shell station more than $8,000 worth of

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8:30am

Tue May 5, 2009
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AHSAA Resumes Postseason Play

Montgomery, Alabama –
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama receiver Julio Jones has
undergone surgery to repair a sports hernia. Jones is expected to
be back for fall camp. Last season, Jones had 58 catches for 924
yards and was a second-team Associated Press All-Southeastern
Conference pick.

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