A Republican state senator says he's prepared legislation based on the Caylee Anthony case in Florida that would make it a felony to fail to notify authorities promptly that a child is missing or dead. Sen. Bryan Taylor of Prattville said Monday he's prepared an Alabama version of Florida's "Caylee's Law." He hopes to pass it in the legislative session beginning in February. ...Read more
A Republican leader in the Alabama Senate is apologizing for referring to African Americans as "aborigines." Sen. Scott Beason said Tuesday he wants to make things right. He says his words were "careless and unnecessary." Beason was heard on recordings played in federal court earlier this year referring to gamblers in predominantly black Greene County as "aborigines." He made the recordings while helping the FBI investigate claims of gambling corruption. GOP leaders have decided to let Beason remain as chairman of the powerful Senate Rules Committee. ...Read more
Medical Monday is a new, sponsored segment that airs every Monday on First at Four. Sponsors from the community talk about the goods and services they provide with WVUA's Danny Salter. Dr. Earl Hydrick and his associates at Smile Design Center are eager to help you brighten and improve your smile.
A new special office is available for students at the University of Alabama. First Year Experience is a division of Student Affairs that dedicates its resources to first year students at UA. FYE makes it easier for freshmen students and transfer students to get settled on campus and prepares them for the next four years. For more information call (205) 348-8404 or visit online at fye.ua.edu.
The fifth annual Dog Splash! is finally here. With summer wrapping up it is a refreshing way to hurry up and take your last trip to the pool, but don't forget your furry beast! On Sunday, September 25 all is welcome for a day of swimming, games, and adoptions. There is a $5 dollar entry and all proceeds go to Alabama Spay and Neuter Clinic.