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August 30, 2011 - 5:43pm
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WVUA News at Five. Airdate: Tuesday, August 30, 2011.

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Dwight Bowling

August 30, 2011 - 4:42pm

An ex-high school football coach who spent a long career in Mississippi and Alabama has been sentenced to 35 years in state prison in a Mississippi molestation case involving teenage boys. ...Read more

Bingo Trial

August 30, 2011 - 2:56pm

A casino lobbyist who pleaded guilty to bribery and volunteered to go to jail early has changed his mind and now wants his freedom back.  Attorneys for former Country Crossing casino lobbyist Jarrod Massey are asking U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson to let him out of jail. They said Massey has personal issues that he will be unable to attend to while in jail. They did not specify in court papers filed late Monday.  Massey pleaded guilty in December to offering bribes to legislators to support pro-gambling legislation. ...Read more

Chief Justice

August 30, 2011 - 2:52pm

Alabama's new chief justice, Chuck Malone, says he will announce soon whether he will run for a full term next year, but his party chairman predicts he will.  State Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead was among more than 250 people who attended Malone's investiture Tuesday in Montgomery. Armistead said he expects an official campaign announcement from Malone very soon. ...Read more

United Way

August 30, 2011 - 9:59am
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The United Way of West Alabama is gearing up for their biggest fundraiser of the year. The campaign kickoff is August 31st at Hotel Capstone.


Monday @ 6:00

August 29, 2011 - 6:03pm
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WVUA News at Six. Airdate: August 29, 2011.

Monday @ 5:00

August 29, 2011 - 5:30pm
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WVUA News at Five. Airdate: August 29, 2011.

Alabama Schools

August 29, 2011 - 4:48pm

A federal decision to hold up some disaster funding could delay the rebuilding of four Alabama schools destroyed by tornadoes on April 27.  The director of the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, Art Faulkner, told The Associated Press in an interview Monday that children could spend more time in temporary schools because of the action by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. ...Read more

Recovery Council

August 29, 2011 - 3:02pm

Gov. Robert Bentley has chosen the president and CEO of Protective Life Corp., Johnny Johns, and the publisher of The Birmingham News, Pam Siddall, to lead his Tornado Recovery Action Council.  Bentley announced the creation of the council Monday in Clanton.  Bentley said retired aerospace executive Ron Gray will serve as executive director.

The governor said the council will hold forums in seven communities affected by the April tornadoes, and it will issue recommendations by mid-January on disaster preparedness, warning, response and recovery. ...Read more

Alabama Law

August 29, 2011 - 2:59pm

A federal judge in Birmingham has temporarily blocked enforcement of Alabama's new law cracking down on illegal immigration.  U.S. District Judge Sharon L. Blackburn's order issued Monday means the law won't take effect as scheduled on Thursday.  Blackburn didn't address whether the law is constitutional.  Instead, she says she needs more time to consider lawsuits filed by the Justice Department, private groups and individuals that claim the state is overstepping its bounds with the law.  The judge says she will issue a longer ruling by Sept. 28. ...Read more