Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:47:11 GMT
- May 31 at 2 p.m., the ASU Honey Beez will debut on nationwide TV!- Free & open to the public! WHEN: Friday, May 31, at 2 p.m.WHERE: ASU's J. Garrick Hardy Student Center, near the Dunn-Oliver AcadomeMore >>
On Friday May 31st the ASU the Honey Beez, the University's plus-sized dance team, will make their national television debut on the Steve Harvey Show. To celebrate ASU will hold a watch party on May 31st at 2pm in the new J. Garrick Hardy Student Center located near the Dunn-Oliver Acadome & Shuttlesworth Dining Hall. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:46 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:46:27 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 >>
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:45:54 GMT
From the Alabama Department of Public Health: The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and the Houston County Health Department, in consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,More >>
Two Alabama residents have died from a respiratory illness that doctors and health officials have been unable to explain. Five more from Alabama have been hospitalized. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:45:45 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 >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange says this restructuring will not affect current employees, only new employees starting October 1 of this year.
Mayor Strange says we're talking about a long term plan to ensure the rate stays at or near 12 percent of payroll in a retirement fund. Mayor Strange says at the rate it was currently going it would be as high as 30 percent contribution by the 2030.
The mayor says the retirement board came to him a few years ago with concerns of maintaining the integrity of the fund and concluded it had to be modified for future employees.
"The new plan essentially has a time frame between when you retire and when you can collect your retirement and/or receive benefits. Today you can retire at 20 or 25 years and immediately receive benefits, that's the unsustainable part because in the industry today and in many governments, you have a waiting period until you're 52 or 55 or 62. With the new plan, if you have 20 years, you will have to wait some period of time before you would be able to collect your retirement," Strange said.
The mayor says one good thing in the plan is new employees who retire will be able to get their retirement in a lump sum payment. That's an option not available to current employees.
The bill now goes to the state legislature. The mayor expects it to be introduced by next week.