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Dallas Co. Community Thaws After Deep Freeze

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The Selma and Dallas County area is starting to thaw out from the two-day deep freeze, but authorities say some roads remain in hazardous condition. Temperatures rose…

Weather Closings and Delays

This is the latest list of closings and delays from Alabama News Network. - Adullam House Christian Schools - Closed Thursday - AIDT Offices - Open 11 a.m. Thursday - Alabama State Offices - Reopen at noon Thursday - Alabama…

Tracking Snow West of Selma

Meteorologist Ben Lang has been in the Alabama News Network Thunder Truck tracking snow in West Alabama, which is the first part of our local area to get any snow. Ben saw the first…

Mobile Food Pantry Marks MLK Day in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr led the Voting Rights Movement in Selma back in 1965 and community service marked the King Day celebration. The annual mobile food…

Boil Water Notice in Effect in Hayneville

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- A broken water main has left most of the people in the town of Hayneville without water and compromised the town's water system. Mayor David Daniel says a boil water notice is in effect until…

Road Safety Concerns in Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Some Dallas County residents say they're concerned for their safety because of the condition of two of the roads in their community. Selmont residents say a…

Selma Police Investigate City's First Murder of 2018

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Selma Police are investigating the city's first murder of 2018. Lt. Tory Neely says a California man was found shot to death at around 6:30 Tuesday night on the 2500 block of Summerfield Road. Neely…

Crimson Tide Fans Ready to Roll

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Bama fans are fired up about their beloved Crimson Tide football team playing for another national championship. Tide fans are pumped about taking on the Georgia Bulldogs in the title game of the college football…

Man Missing 10 Days found Dead.

State officials say the body of a missing West Alabama man has been found in his truck in a pond near the Sumter County Line...ten days after he apparently ran off Highway 39,…

Shootings at Hospitals

There has been gunfire outside  an Alabama Hospital for the third time in recent weeks.. The most recent happened at Bullock County Hospital early today...The Union Springs Police Chief  says five people were injured, two critically. They are at Baptist…

Selma Hospital Provides Helping Hand After House Fire

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- A Dallas County woman is trying to put her life back together after her home is destroyed by a fire. Shirley Thompson is a longtime employee at Vaughan Regional Medical Center. Thompson says she lost…

High-Speed WiFi Coming to Downtown Selma

On Friday, the Delta Regional Authority (DRA), through a program partnership with the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), announced a $75,000 investment to help build a high-speed Wi-Fi network in downtown Selma. Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) releases the following…

Two People Shot During Domestic Dispute in Orrville

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- A domestic disturbance in Dallas County ends with two people shot. Sheriff's Office Investigator Capt. Mike Granthum says the shooting happened Tuesday night on County Road 340 in…

Emancipation Proclamation Signing Remembered

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- People in Dallas County spent part of New Year's Day celebrating the signing of the historic document that freed the slaves. Its the 155th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln.…

Child Informs Demopolis Police of Mother's Killing

Demopolis Police are investigating a homicide after they say a small child claimed someone killed his mother. Demopolis Public Chief Tommie Reese said that a police officer was attempting to serve papers to someone at 1514 Queensbury Lane, when a…

Charitable Donations Help Some Save on Taxes

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Its a busy time of year for some area charities as taxpayers who are looking to save money on their taxes rush to make donations. Tax professionals say giving to charity is a good way…

2017: What Residents Say They'll Remember Most

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The start of a brand new year is only days away. And with 2018 rapidly approaching we wanted to know what people would remember most about 2017. "We had…

Gunshots Fired at Selma Hospital

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- A Selma man is facing multiple charges after a domestic situation leads to gunshots at a Selma hospital. Police say Lareico Small of Selma is behind bars for Theft of Property 1st degree and he's…

Selma Tax Pro Discusses Impact of New Tax Plan

Big changes are on the way to the national tax code. But what will it mean for the average Alabama family around the state? James Crawford of C&B Associates says most Alabama taxpayers won't feel much of an impact the…

Former Demopolis Teacher Sentenced to 235 Months for Child Pornography

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announces that James Derrick Robertson,53, of Demopolis, was sentenced today after pleading guilty to receiving child pornography and obstruction of justice. According to information presented at the sentencing…

Community Mourns Loss of Long-time Chief Deputy

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The Dallas County community is mourning the sudden loss of long-time Chief Deputy Randy Pugh who died Thursday of an apparent heart attack. County leaders say Pugh was a man who dedicated most of his…

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