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Selma Police Search for Missing Selma Man

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Selma Police need your help to find a Selma man whose been missing now for nearly a week. Police say Montorie Johnson left home late Thursday night…

Man Charged with Murder in Death of Missing Woman

Montgomery County Sheriff's deputies say a man has been charged in the killing of a woman who had been reported missing. Sheriff's officials say Kenny Darity is charged with felony murder in the death of Christina Bloss. Bloss was reported missing…

Wilcox Co. Man Sentenced to Life in Prison

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- A Wilcox County man is convicted of capital murder in the July 2014 death of his girlfriend. District Attorney Michael Jackson says Wilmore Wiggins was also convicted of…

Voting Rights Leader Laid to Rest in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- A home-going "Celebration of Life" for the Rev. Dr. F. D. Reese was held Friday at the church where he was the pastor for 50 years. Hundreds of people packed Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church in…

Only Grocery Store in Uniontown Closes Down

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- People in Uniontown will have to travel a lot farther to buy fresh food after the only grocery store in town closes up shop. The Piggly Wiggly…

Funeral Arrangements Announced for Rev. Dr. F.D. Reese

Funeral arrangements have been announced for Rev. Dr. Fredrick Douglas Reese, a civil rights leader who was well known in Selma and elsewhere across the country. Reese died Thursday in Atlanta at the age of 88. Reese was one of…

Concordia Hosts Annual Literacy Festival in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The Concordia College Alabama campus in Selma was swarming with hundreds of elementary school students Thursday. The college was hosting its 4th Annual Literacy Festival at the campus.…

Dallas Co. Deputies Search for Armed Robbery Suspect

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Dallas County deputies need your help to catch a suspect wanted for the armed robbery of a business in Valley Grande. The robbery happened at the Quick Stop on Highway 22 Thursday night and the…

People Pack Churches on Easter Sunday

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- People packed churches everywhere just as you might expect on Easter Sunday. Many Easter services featured special programs and speeches to mark their celebrations. The death,…

Sewell Talks Crime & Gun Violence in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Congresswoman Terri Sewell was in Selma today pledging her support in the local effort to fight crime and gun violence. At a press conference with Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson, Sewell said communities need…

Pine Hill Police Investigate Town's First Murder of 2018

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- A shooting in Pine Hill leaves one man dead and another man wanted by authorities for murder. Police Chief Nikisha Gailes says 29 year old Carlos Smith died after being shot several times Monday afternoon.…

Severe Storms, Tornadoes Possible Across Alabama Tonight

The Alabama News Network Weather Authority is tracking severe weather. All of Alabama has the chance for severe storms, high winds, hail and a few tornadoes throughout the evening and into early Tuesday. Right now in our area, it appears…

Wanted Fugitive from Ohio Captured in Perry Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- A wanted fugitive on the run from authorities in Ohio is captured in Perry County. Sheriff Billy Jones says April Conwell is wanted for robbery and other charges. He says Conwell is accused of snatching…

Park Service Grants

  The U.S. Park Service has awarded millions of dollars in grants for civil rights sites in Alabama, including $5000,000 for The Mount Zion A.M.E. Zion Church Memorial Annex in Montgomery (above) and $300,00 for the Second Phase of Preservation of Brown…

Selma Art Camp Set for Summer 2018

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Unfinished repairs at a city building in Selma that houses a popular art program caused concern about the fate of the program. The ceramics program and the summer art camp were housed in the Dallas…

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