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Juneteenth Program in Selma Celebrates Freedom

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- People in Selma gather to celebrate Juneteenth, a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in America. June 19th, 1865 is said to have been the day…

Selma Gets $5000 Donation to Help with City Pool

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- A Selma non-profit makes a hefty donation to the city of Selma to help kids have a safe -- cool place to enjoy the summer -- at no charge. Kids no longer have to pay…

DA Asks Secretary of State to Send Election Monitors

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Concerns about absentee voting abuse in west Alabama have some people wondering whether it's possible to have a fair and honest election. Fourth Judicial Circuit District Attorney Michael…

Former NBA Star Theo Ratliff Hosts Annual Camp for Kids

Former NBA star Theo Ratliff is back home in Demopolis hosting his annual summer basketball camp. Hundreds of kids attend the two-day camp each year. Ratliff played for nine different teams in an NBA career that spanned 16 years. He…

Flood Damage Assessment Underway in Marion

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- State EMA officials are in Perry County assessing the damage left behind by flash flooding. The city of Marion took a direct hit from a storm…

Trash Troubles Raise Concerns in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Selma residents are talking trash about the effectiveness of city leaders. Trash has been piling up along city streets for several weeks and residents want it cleaned…

Campaign 2018: Election Results

Alabama News Network is your election headquarters for Campaign 2018: The Alabama Vote. Our non-stop Live coverage starts at 7 p.m. on CBS 8 and ABC 32 and continues through 10:35 p.m. tonight. Get updated election results here - These…

Campaign 2018: Election Guide

The Alabama Primaries are Tuesday, June 5. Here is everything you need to know before you head to the polls. When Are Polls Open? Polls are open 7AM-7PM statewide Remember, this is a primary. You will have to request either…

Dallas Co. Voters Ready to Head to the Polls

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The primary elections are only hours away and voters in Dallas County are gearing up to head to the polls and cast their ballots. Election season is in the air in the Selma and Dallas…

Woman Sought in Connection with Uniontown Murder

Uniontown Police are searching for Latarsha Denise Shepherd for criminal solicitation to commit murder. Police say an unidentified man was killed following an altercation that involved four men. The physical altercation happened on Buck Ave. in Uniontown last Saturday morning.…

Congresswoman Sewell Hosts Town Hall Meeting in Wilcox Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Congresswoman Terri Sewell was in Wilcox County talking over issues with people there Thursday. It was part of her continuing 'Congress in Your Community' town hall meeting series. Sewell hosts the meetings to share what's…

Torrential Rains Cause Flooding in Marion

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The wet weather wreaks havoc in Perry County and one of the hardest hit areas was in the Marion area. EMA Deputy Director Davie Heard says the storm dropped about six to eight inches of…

Widespread Flooding Reported in Perry County

The National Weather Service office in Birmingham is reporting widespread flash flooding in Perry County. As of late morning, numerous state and county roads are flooded. The National Weather Service says State Highway 219 is under water, Highway 14 is…

Weather Won't Cancel Memorial Day Family Festivities

Folks around Montgomery are watching and waiting for Sub-Tropical Storm Alberto -- but many say they still plan to enjoy Memorial Day. Spending time outdoors is usually a big part of Memorial Day plans in the River Region. Montgomery Co.…

Summer Programs Available for Kids in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- School is out in Selma and Dallas County and there are a variety of programs available to keep children safe-- active -- and out of trouble this summer. The YMCA is offering weekly sports skills…

New Industry Bringing New Jobs to Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Economic development officials announced today that Timewell Drainage Products is opening a new plant at Craig Field Industrial Park. Timewell Drainage Products manufactures plastic piping. The new…

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