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Veteran Owned Business Decals

Jan 20, 2016

According to the U.S. Census more than 25,000 veteran owned businesses are operating in Alabama.  Governor Robert  Bentley Tuesday unveiled a new decal recognizing veteran business owners.  Bentley credits two organizations for helping promote the idea.  Bentley says the stickers can be picked up at area League of Municipalities and County Commission Associations.  

Three Killed in Separate Shootings

Jan 20, 2016

2016 has gotten off to a violent start in Montgomery.  This past weekend was no exception with at least three people shot to death in separate incidents.  The city's Public Safety Director, Chris Murphy talked to WVAS News about the rash of incidents.  Chris Murphy says murders resulting from heated emotions are frustrating for the police department.  Montgomery police had an 86 percent solve rate for murders last year.  There have been five homicides so far in 2016.  

ADPH Confirm 47 TB cases

Jan 19, 2016

State health officials say 47 residents of Perry County have tested positive for tuberculosis amid an outbreak of the bacterial infection.  The Alabama Department of Public Health said in a statement Monday that 798 Perry County residents were tested for TB over three days.  Those who tested positive will receive further testing and treatment.  The announcement comes about a week after state officials said 20 people in the county seat of Marion had been diagnosed and three had died.  A community meeting is planned for tonight at the Berean Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m.

MLK Activities

Jan 19, 2016

Observances were held across Alabama Monday to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Montgomery held its annual parade along Dexter Avenue followed by a rally on the State Capitol steps.  Residents overcame cold and windy conditions to honor Dr. King.  Today, Alabama State University holds it annual Citywide King Convocation.  That will be held at 11 o'clock at the ASU Dunn-Oliver Acadome.  University President Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd will offer remarks and a keynote address comes from Rev. Matthew L. Whatley, the pastor of Reid Temple A.M.E. church in Glenn Dale, Maryland.  

Two Die in Separate Homicides

Jan 19, 2016

Police are looking into two separate homicides that occurred in Montgomery over the weekend.  Both occurred on Sunday.  At around 8:40 p.m. emergency personnel were called to the 1100 block of St. James Street on a report of a subject shot.  Police soon ascertained that the victim had already been taken to a local hospital by private vehicle.  They say 24-year-old Lamark Stineson of Montgomery was pronounced dead at the hospital.  

Two Die in Separate Homicides

Jan 19, 2016

Police are looking into two separate homicides that occurred in Montgomery over the weekend.  Both occurred on Sunday.  At around 8:40 p.m. emergency personnel were called to the 1100 block of St. James Street on a report of a subject shot.  Police soon ascertained that the victim had already been taken to a local hospital by private vehicle.  They say 24-year-old Lamark Stineson of Montgomery was pronounced dead at the hospital.  

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2016

Jan 18, 2016

Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. King, both a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist, had a seismic impact on race relations in the United States, beginning in the mid-1950s. Among many efforts, King headed the SCLC. Through his activism, he played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the South and other areas of the nation, as well as the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, among several other honors.

90.7 WVAS-FM Thanks you for your support!

Jan 15, 2016

Thank you so much for your generous support of WVAS-FM. Your gifts are just in time for another year of great jazz, blues, news, views and gospel, too. And we all did this together… without one break in our programming! We wish you a most prosperous and fulfilling New Year.

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Gerritson Receives Endorsement

Jan 14, 2016

A national Tea Party leader who runs a super PAC endorsed Becky Gerritson's primary challenge to Rep. Martha Roby Wednesday.  Jenny Beth Martin, chairwoman of the Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund, said Gerritson is the best choice for conservatives in the Second Congressional District that includes most of Montgomery and southeastern Alabama.  Gerritson and Bob Rogers of Montgomery are challenging Roby for the Republican nomination in the March 1st primary.  

Man Arrested in Hospital Sexual Assault Case

Jan 14, 2016

Police say a man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy at an Alabama hospital has been arrested.  Tuscaloosa police Lt. Teena Richardson tells Al.com that 51-year-old Lorenzo Williams was arrested Wednesday.  Williams is charged with second-degree sodomy in the Dec. 21st assault at DCH Regional Medical Center.  Richardson says the boy was visiting a relative at the hospital.  Richardson says the boy went into the restroom in one of the waiting room areas and was followed by Williams.

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