Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:31 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:31:26 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >>
A medical examiner's office spokeswoman said 24 deceased victims from the Moore, OK, tornado had been transported to their Oklahoma City office. Seven of the dead were children.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:22 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:22:44 GMT
You can help those affected by the deadly, severe weather that hit Oklahoma Monday. Over the weekend, Missouri, Iowa, Kasas and Illinois also experienced severe weather.The American Red Cross is acceptingMore >>
Learn how you can help victims of severe weather recover in the Plains States...More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:54 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:54:16 GMT
Desmonte Leonard the man accused of murdering three people in Auburn last summer will have a status hearing on October 15th. At the last meeting both parties had expressed intentions to meet in AugustMore >>
Desmonte Leonard, the man accused of murdering three people in Auburn last summer still has no expectation on when he will go to trial.More >>
The Senate is debating cuts to the federally subsidized crop insurance program as it considers a massive farm bill this week.More >>
The farm bill the Senate is considering this week would cut some farm subsidies but also expand government-subsidized crop insurance, a safety net used by many farmers in case of bad weather or lost revenue.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:17 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:17:00 GMT
People affected by the massive tornado that killed at least 51 people and destroyed parts of Oklahoma still do not know where their loved ones are, but many of them are using social media to find out.More >>
People affected by the massive tornado that killed at least 51 people and destroyed parts of Oklahoma still do not know where their loved ones are, but many are using social media to find out.More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
WSFA 12 News and the City of Montgomery have entered into an agreement to deliver live television news broadcasts from the 1 Dexter Plaza Building overlooking Dexter Avenue and the Capitol.
This new venue will take viewers downtown every day showcasing downtown Montgomery. The working WSFA 12 News newsroom will feature a television studio with weather facilities as well as work space.
"We are proud to be a part of the revitalization of downtown Montgomery and look forward to the enhanced WSFA 12 News newscasts this downtown venue will make available to our viewers. WSFA 12 News has been a part of the central Alabama communities for nearly 57 years and this added studio shows our dedication to the river region and downtown Montgomery," said Collin R. Gaston, WSFA 12 News Vice President and General Manager. "This studio will be utilized in conjunction with our current news studio daily providing for much easier and faster access to state and city government leaders as well as Montgomery based business leaders."
"This is another medium to showcase the revitalization of downtown Montgomery especially historic Dexter Avenue. This visual backdrop demonstrates the connectivity and governmental bookends for our city and state. We are delighted to have WSFA 12 News as a tenant in our facility," said Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange.
"Construction will begin immediately with the intention to begin broadcasting from downtown sometime in early October," said Gaston. "Newscasts will be co-anchored from this new studio; reporters and newsmakers will also use studio to showcase state and Montgomery stories. In addition, our team of meteorologists will be able to use the venue to present the weather. Visitors to downtown Montgomery will be able to see what is happening in the studio from street level adding a new level of excitement to Dexter Avenue."
"This is an amazing opportunity to get our anchors and reporters outside the four walls of a traditional studio. Anytime you can inject a beautiful backdrop to TV news it adds vibrancy to the broadcast. The possibilities are endless and having a downtown presence will enhance all we do at WSFA 12 News," said Scott Duff, WSFA 12 News -News Director.
A temporary studio will be built on the third floor of 1 Dexter Plaza to start as renovations are made to the second floor. After renovations are complete, the broadcast studio will permanently be moved to the second floor giving viewers an even more spectacular view of Dexter Avenue and the Capitol during news broadcasts. The new WSFA 12 News studio will feature two studio cameras, outside cameras and cabling to the streets of downtown Montgomery for live shots in front of the fountain and Dexter Avenue. The studio will be enclosed in glass so guests to 1 Dexter Plaza will be able to watch a live WSFA 12 News newscast.
WSFA-TV signed on the air Christmas Day 1954. A brief sign-on announcement by announcer Ralph Williams led into the first program, "A Christmas Carol." The call letters WSFA were already a landmark inMore >>
WSFA 12 has been on the air in Montgomery since Christmas Day in 1954. Read all about our history here.More >>