Less than 24 hours after his election, Governor-elect Robert Bentley has announced the names of a group of individuals from around Alabama who will assist in his transition to the State House. "This transition team is made up of people representing a broad cross-section of community and state leaders in Alabama," Dr. Bentley said Wednesday afternoon. ...Read more
Voters around the country are intensely worried about the economy and dissatisfied with the way the federal government is working. That information comes from an Associated Press analysis of preliminary exit poll results and pre-election polls. Voters said the economy eclipses any other issue as their top concern. Nearly all voters are worried about the future direction of the economy, and about 4 in 10 say they are worse off financially than they were two years ago. ...Read more
WVUA, Alabama's Home Team, is your source for coverage of Election 2010. Tuesday starting at 7 p.m., join us on the air for live results updates on every half-hour. Throughout the night, we will scroll the latest numbers across the top of your screen. We will also be LIVE inside Bryant-Denny Stadium, election night headquarters for the Dr. Robert Bentley campaign for Alabama Governor. Be sure to join us for a special election edition of WVUA News at 10, where we will recap all of the evening's results and hear from the candidates.
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DA in Dothan says officers justified in shooting
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - A district attorney says the actions of Dothan police officers were justifiable when they fatally shot a
39-year-old man. District Attorney Doug Valeska told the Dothan Eagle Friday that he has completed his review of the Alabama Bureau of Investigation report on the shooting of Ashley Wright in July. Valeska says the inquiry is officially closed.
Valeska says the shooting happened when the officers tried to talk to a potential drug suspect inside a vehicle. ...Read more