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It's Election Day!

Nov 6, 2018

   Polls are open all across the state for today’s General Election. A full slate of statewide offices is on the ballot, from Governor and Lt. Governor to Attorney General and Secretary of State, on down. The Republicans have certainly held the edge in Alabama for years now. No Democrat holds statewide office, and Alabama's nine-member delegation to Washington includes seven Republicans. But Democrats are optimistic going into today’s election. There are more Democrats running in statewide races than in 2014. Party candidates are contesting nine statewide offices.

Montgomery named as a top smart city

Nov 5, 2018

   Montgomery has been named as one of the country’s top smart cities. The Center for Digital Government announced that Montgomery won the 2018 Digital Cities Survey, along with several other U.S. cities. The Capital city was ranked eighth in the nation for a city its size. The award was given to cities excelling in leveraging technology, boosting cybersecurity, and improving the overall quality of the life of its residents. A factor in the win, according to officials with the Center for Digital Government, was the city’s open data portal. 

   Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill says almost 302-thousand voters in the state are listed as inactive. That’s approximately one out of every ten voters. Merrill points out that people can still cast ballots on Tuesday, even if listed as inactive, however those folks will need to fill out a form at the polling place and update their address.  The bulk of voters being declared inactive happened during roll maintenance when the state was unable to reach residents with mailed postcards.

Everyone's ready for the Magic City Classic Saturday

Oct 26, 2018

   

Magic City Classic week culminates tomorrow with the 77th annual McDonald’s Magic City Classic parade and football game. Coaches and players have been in Birmingham getting ready for the matchup between Alabama State University and Alabama A&M. The parade is set to roll at 8 o’clock Saturday morning. It will be televised by WBRC in Birmingham and WSFA in Montgomery. The game kicks off at 2:30. ESPN 3 has the TV broadcast. WVAS has the radio broadcast, starting with pregame at 2 o’clock.

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   Alabama State University has lost the founding dean of its College of Business Administration, Dr. Percy J. Vaughn Jr. The legendary educator died yesterday morning at the age of 86. His tenure at ASU spanned more than three decades. As the Dean of COBA and as a professor of marketing, Dr. Vaughn helped to launch hundreds of graduates into successful careers. The university honored him last year by dedicating the College of Business Administration in his name.

Freedom Run & Walk

The 5K Freedom Run and Walk

WVAS-FM and P.E.E.R.S. Caring Home for Veterans are partnering together for the annual 5K Freedom Run and Walk Saturday, Nov. 10 at Heritage Plaza on Carter Hill Road. Click here to register.

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November 19,2008 – Montgomery resident, Brent Springford, Jr. , has plead guilty in the beating deaths of his. Springford was charged in the Thanksgiving 2004 murders of his parents, Winston and Charlotte Springford, both 62. Even though Springford plead guilty to five counts of capital murder in the case, he must still stand trial on December 3rd.

November 18,2008 – It's cold and Flu season, and public health officials are encouraging residents to take precautions and get their Flu shots. The Alabama Department of Public Health reports on average, 226,000 people are hospitalized each year nationwide because of Influenza.

November 17,2008 – Alabama Senator Richard Shelby plans to fight a Democratic proposal to bail out U. S. automakers to the tune of 25 BILLION dollars. Shelby, who is the ranking Republican on the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, says such a bailout would only postpone the inevitable.

November 14,2008 – Alabama congressman Artur Davis is up in arms over a panel formed by the Alabama Democratic Party to recommend federal appointees for President- elect Barack Obama. Davis says the panel has no legitimacy, but party officials disagree.

November 13,2008 – Consumers are enjoying lower gas prices with regular unleaded gasoline at its lowest amounts around the state since 2006. AAA Alabama is offering tips to get the best mileage possible.

Perspectives

November 12 – The Perspectives show recorded on November 12th with host Robb Taylor

November 12,2008 – Alabama Congressman Artur Davis says the rumors are just that, rumors, and he is not considering serving as U.S. Attorney General. Davis says he will announce early next year definitive plans on whether he will run for Governor of Alabama. On another note, Davis will participate in an upcoming Time magazine panel discussion this weekend about the publication's "Person of the Year".

November 11,2008 – Alabama Congressman Artur Davis tells WVAS news he will have an announcement to make early next year. That response when we questioned Davis about reported plans to run for Governor. Selma based Zeigler is recalling its more than 28,000 pounds of hot dogs fearing contamination. Zeigler officials say the hot dogs produced on September 22nd may be contaminated with a bacteria that can cause a potentially deadly disease called Listeriosis.

November 7,2008 – Stories making Headlines this hour in the WVAS Newsroom: President Elect Barack Obama prepares to speak to the nation via his first news conference since Tuesday. WVAS news will carry his comments live beginning at 1:30 p.m. The Montgomery Police Officer injured in a robbery shooting Wednesday remains in stable condition this morning. Meanwhile, three of the suspects in the robbery are charged with murder in connection with the death of a fellow robbery suspect.

November 6,2008 – From the WVAS Newsroom, our top story this hour: A Montgomery Police Officer is hospitalized in stable condition following a shooting overnight in North Montgomery. Police were called to a home on North Pass Road with reports of a home invasion robbery around 7:30 last night. Shots were fired, and reportedly three people were injured, with an unidentified Montgomery Police Officer listed in stable condition at a local hospital.

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