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Selma Police Department Gets New Uniforms

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Big changes are underway at the Selma Police Department. Chief Spencer Collier says the police department is changing uniforms. He says the department is doing away with the dark…

Charity Golf Classic Benefits Special Needs Children

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Dozens of golfers enjoyed a beautiful day on the links in Dallas County and it was all for a good cause. The 9th Annual GPE Mayor's Charity Golf Classic raises money for special needs children…

Person of Interest Wanted in Series of Fires in Selma

Authorities are investigating a series of fires in Selma, including one that damaged a historic former school building. The Selma Times-Journal reports that as many as five fires were reported in the city's downtown area on Saturday night. One blaze…

Murder Investigation Underway in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- A murder investigation is underway after a shooting in Selma early Monday morning. Lt. Tory Neely says a patrol officer began pursuing a speeding vehicle he saw…

Selma Mayor Puts Treasurer Back on Administrative Leave

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Controversy continues at Selma City Hall as the city treasurer is once again placed on administrative leave by the mayor. Finance director Ronita Wade was fired a week after being placed on administrative leave last…

Dangerous Perry Co. Road to Get Multi-Million Dollar Fix

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Perry County officials say they're making final preparations to repair one the county's most dangerous roads. County officials say they're working on a project to repair and strengthen nine miles of County Road 12. They…

LGBTQ Groups Promote Universal Equality in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- More than 300 people from the LGBTQ and interfaith communities were in Selma Monday promoting inclusiveness and universal equality. They were members of the San Francisco Gay Men's…

Selma Trio Arrested for Identity Theft

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Three Selma men are arrested after local and federal authorities execute a search warrant at a Selma hotel and uncover an identity theft and counterfeiting ring. Authorities say Demario Benjamin, Christopher Ford and Markus Gloss…

Tracking Nate: Storm Heading Out of Our Area

The Alabama News Network Weather Authority team of meteorologists is tracking the aftermath of Hurricane Nate as it moves out of our area. Nate made landfall around 12:30 Sunday morning near Biloxi, Mississippi. In our part of Alabama, the storm's…

Art District Continues to Grow in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The art district in downtown Selma continues to grow and develop behind the efforts of the city's thriving art community. The art district has nine galleries all located within walking distance of each other. On…

Hunting Season Provides Huge Economic Impact

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Hunting season is just around the corner and outdoorsman all over the state are getting ready. Sportsmen in West Alabama say hunting is more than just a…

Domestic Dispute Turns Deadly in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- A Selma man is facing a murder charge after an argument with his girlfriend turns deadly. Police say 53 year old Alfred Vaughn got into…

Pine Hill Police Investigate Double Murder

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Pine Hill Police are investigating a double homicide after a shooting claims the life of two men. Police say 55 year old Lloyd Carson was found shot dead in…

IP Announces Major Investment at Riverdale Mill

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- International Paper is making more than a quarter billion dollar investment in the future of its Dallas County facility. Dallas County's largest employer is sinking its roots even deeper…

New Selma Superintendent Gets Three Year Deal

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Selma City Schools is officially under new leadership. Dr. Avis Williams has accepted a contract from the school board to lead the school system. Williams got a three year deal with an annual salary of…

Illegal Dumping Problem Growing in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- A Selma City Councilwoman says illegal dumping has become a problem in her ward and she wants to put a stop to it. Councilwoman Janie Thomas says three illegal dumping sites have popped up in…

Nine Year Old Girl Shot in Marion

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- A nine year old girl is shot in Marion after a man opens fire on another man in front of her home. Witnesses say the child…

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