Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:33:46 GMT
Passengers aboard a Megabus were stuck in Fort Deposit on Wednesday after the bus suffered a mechanical issue and the driver became ill. A spokesperson for Megabus told WSFA 12 News that the bus was headingMore >>
Passengers aboard a Megabus were stuck in Fort Deposit on Wednesday after the bus suffered a mechanical issue and the driver became ill.More >>
Family members of victims of a plane crash were flying to the small Taiwanese island on Thursday where the plane had unsuccessfully attempted to land in stormy weather, killing 48. There were 10 survivors, and authorities...More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:43:00 GMT
Autauga County authorities say a meth operation was busted and three people were arrested thanks to an anonymous tip. Billy Ray Kizziah, 21, of Deatsville, Joe Davis Henderson, 22, of Marbury, and KimberlyMore >>
Autauga County authorities say a meth operation was busted and three people were arrested thanks to an anonymous tip.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:24:41 GMT
The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.More >>
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.More >>
Local leaders are getting a firsthand update on the Brent Spence Bridge project this morning.
Some of them are heading to Columbus and FOX19's Dan Wells is live at Kenwood Towne Center where the buses are leaving.
About 172,000 vehicles use the bridge daily. Drivers are 3-5 times more likely to get into a crash on the bridge.
There's a push to get the project going because breaking ground next year will save $75 million.
The big talker is whether tolls will be used on the new bridge. Supporters say tolls will allow the bridge to be paid for without raising taxes.
However, opponents say tolls will increase traffic because of all of the stopping and starting.
Here are some facts that we know:
172,000 vehicles cross the bridge daily.
3-5 more are likely to have a wreck on the bridge.
Breaking ground by 2015 will save nearly $75 million per year in inflation savings.
Almost 2 gallons of fuel are wasted due to traffic congestion.