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Alabama drivers will see a 10-cent per gallon increase in the state gas tax to fund road and bridge construction, under legislation signed into law Tuesday by Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey. Ivey signed the bill, and related measures into law, shortly after they won final approval in the Alabama Legislature. The swift legislative approval was a political victory for Ivey, who called lawmakers into special session to consider the tax increase, and for Republican legislative leaders who also threw their support behind the bill.

Montgomery Police investigating latest homicide

Mar 12, 2019

   Police are conducting a homicide investigation into the death of a Montgomery woman. In a release, the police department states that 31 year old Laquanda parker was found dead of a gunshot wound in the 28-hundred block of Fairwest Street yesterday around 7am. That location is near the campus of Carver Elementary School. 

Alabama House could vote on gas tax bill

Mar 8, 2019

   The Alabama House of Representatives will soon vote on a proposed 10 cent-per-gallon increase in the state gas tax. House members will debate the bill today. House Speaker Mac McCutcheon says he expects lawmakers to vote on the bill following a lengthy debate. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is proposing a 10-cent-a-gallon gas tax increase to fund road and bridge construction. The increase would be phased in over three years. The proposal would also place an annual fee of $200 on electric vehicles and $100 on hybrid vehicles.

Tornado Devastation in East Alabama

Mar 4, 2019
Associated Press

   Rescuers have been searching for victims today amid homes smashed to their foundations, after a tornado ripped through a rural Alabama community and killed at least 23 people, including children. Traveling straight down a county road, the twister carved a trail of destruction at least half a mile wide and about a mile long Sunday, overwhelming the Lee County coroner's office, which was forced to call in help from the state. The community of Beauregard is populated by roughly 10,000 people. It is about 60 miles east of Montgomery near the Georgia state line.

Bridge Crossing Jubilee events in full swing

Mar 1, 2019

   Events continue today in the 54th annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee in Selma. An education summit begins at 8am at the Hank Sanders Building on Earl Goodwin Parkway. The Children’s Sojourn follows at 9 at the School of Discovery on Washington Street.

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November 5,2008 –
Dr. Howard Robinson is a Historian and Archivist for the National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African American Culture at Alabama State University who believes the historical aspect of the election will resonate for quite while ,especially in the South.

November 4,2008 – Record voter turnout predicted for today's election cycle; so far,no reports of any major problems at the polls. The Secretary of State's Office predicts Alabama will break its old turnout record of 76 percent set in the 1992 presidential race.

November 3,2008 –

October 31,2008 – WVAS News is working on the following stories this hour: In preparation for the election, the Secretary of State's Office is fielding calls about voter identification and squashing rumors concerning clothing that can be worn by voters. Tri-County schools are making adjustments to their budgets after learning there will be a 25 percent shortfall in state funds supporting local schools.

October 30,2008 – Our top story this hour:

Today is the deadline for getting your absentee ballot requests in to your local registrar's office if you want to vote in the upcoming election. Voter registration records in the state are being shattered; in Montgomery County, for example, between 15,000 and 20,000 new voter registration applications were submitted since January. Montgomery Elections Center spokesman,Trey Granger, says the requests for absentee ballots are increasing.

10/28 SportsTalk

Rachine Francis

October 27,2008 – Topics include a review a Magic City Classic and the latest in ASU Track news

10/29 Newscast

Tana Shealey

October 29th – This is the 12pm Newscast from Tana Shealey, WVAS News Director

October 28,2008 – WVAS News - Join WVAS for hourly news updates from National Public Radio, and state and local newscasts delivered by news anchors Melanie Hogan, Robb Taylor, and Tana Shealey at 6:00 a.m.,7:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.,3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. Our state and local sportscasts are brought to you at 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. weekdays by Rachine Francis.

Montgomery, AL – Among its many awards, the WVAS news team is being recognized as having the Best Regularly Scheduled Newscast 2009 by the Alabama Associated Press Broadcasters Association. Additionally, 90.7 Perspectives is being recognized by the Alabama Broadcasters Association as Best Talk Show,2009. The WVAS news team includes: Melanie Hogan, Reporter Marcus Hyles, Senior News Correspondent Robb Taylor, Part-time Reporter and Host of 90.7 Perspectives Tana Shealey, News Director 1. An "In-house" news team.

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