January 6,2009 – (Decatur, AL) Mystery solved in case of a missing Decatur police officer. Officials say -48- year old Sgt. Faron White has been arrested in Las Vagas, Nevada. He is accused of staging his disappearance to cover up the theft of more than -25- hundred dollars from the Decatur Police Department.

january 7,2009 –

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn has named Trooper Taylor assistant
head coach in charge of wide receivers. Taylor was Oklahoma State's
co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach last season. Auburn
coach Gene Chizik says Taylor is familiar with the Southeastern
Conference and is a tremendous recruiter.

January 5,2009 – The Montgomery City Council meets tonight, no doubt declining sales tax revenues will be on the minds of Council members.

Sales tax collections in the capital city for November 2008 were down 14 percent from November 2007 figures. The decline in sales tax revenue means the city will have less to spend on city government functions.

City Council President Charles Jinright has been sworn in as interim mayor. Jinright says that budget adjustments are likely.

January 6,2009 – Autagua County has a new School Superintendent. Greg Faulkner took over the job Monday, and he now leads a school system dealing with $5 million in funding cuts because of proration of the state education budget.

Faulkner says his top priority is finding ways to save money, and he says the school system will no doubt dip into $4.8 million it has in reserves.

Mobile, Alabama – MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is
seeking public comments by Jan. 21 on a proposed natural gas
pipeline from Grand Bay to Pascagoula, Miss., including a proposed
alternate route along U.S. 90.
The agency plans to prepare an environmental assessment of the
plans, which also call for a pipeline expansion from Grand Bay to
Citronelle, north of Mobile.
The commission indicated that the pipeline's proposed routing
had raised concerns at public meetings this fall. It has asked

Montgomery, Alabama –
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - National Weather Service meteorologists
urge Alabamians to monitor weather conditions today.
A large storm system will move across the state in front of an
approaching cold front.
Meteorologists said the system has the potential to spawn severe
thunderstorms, heavy rain and strong gusty winds.
Isolated tornadoes are also possible.
Numerous flood watches and flood warnings have also been issued
for much of the state.

January 6,2009 – Stories making headlines in the WVAS newsroom:

Bobby Bright resigns as Mayor of Montgomery as he prepares to be sworn in as Alabama's Second l District Congressman.

Sales tax collections are down in the Capital City. Figures show sales tax collections in Montgomery for November 2008 were down 14 percent from November 2007.

Severe weather is a concern around the state as unseasonably warm temperatures are recorded statewide.

Montgomery, Alabama – (Montgomery,AL) Montgomery Mayor Bobby Bright made it official; he handed in his resignation effective just before midnight on January 5th.

Bright is leaving the job that he has held for nine years to serve as Alabama's 2nd District Congressman in the United States House of Representatives.

Bright wrote in his letter of resignation,"When first becoming mayor of Montgomery, my gaol was to leave it in better shape than I found it. We have been successful with that endeavor".