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Selma Mayor Defends City Fees for Jubilee Bridge Crossing

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Selma Mayor Darrio Melton defended the city's position of charging Jubilee organizers more than $23,000 dollars in fees for the event. He also denied allegations that the fees are an effort to try and stop the…

Facebook Co-Founder Visits Camden and Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been touring the state of Alabama with his wife since Sunday. Monday, they stopped in Wilcox County for a visit.…

EXTRA: Selma-Civil Rights Vision for the Future

The City of Selma was ground zero during the 1960's Voting Rights Movement. More than 50 years later, we're starting to lose many of the leaders of the movement. Will the lessons and the legacy of the movement departing with…

Demopolis Among the List of Alabama's Safest Cities

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The National Council for Home Safety and Security releases its 2017 list of the safest cities in the state and a city in Marengo County ranks high on the list. The city of Demopolis ranks…

Former Mosses Mayor Headed to Prison

Attorney General Steven T. Marshall announced that Walter S. Hill, former mayor of the Town of Mosses in Lowndes County, has been sentenced to serve time in prison on a felony ethics violation for use of his office for personal…

Final Preps Underway for Silver Jubilee

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee is set to get underway in just about two weeks and this year is the 25th anniversary of the event. Organizers are…

Organizers of Battle of Selma Working to Save Event

Organizers of the Battle of Selma are working to raise the money needed to save this year's event. Organizers say they have set up a Go Fund Me account to try to raise the $22,000 in city fees needed to host…

Marengo Co. Sheriff's Office Arrest 5 in Drug Raid

The Marengo County Sheriff’s Office and local law enforcement agencies arrested five people. Authorities executed search warrants at homes in Dixon Mills, Ala. on February 3. The operation concluded with the arrest of five Marengo County residents and the seizure…

Two Men Found Dead in Mosses

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- A double homicide investigation is underway in Lowndes County after two men are found dead in the town of Mosses. Investigators say 36 year old Antonio…

Demopolis Man Charged with Rape of Teen

On February 2, the Demopolis Police Department Criminal Investigations Division arrested Chad Smith, 20, of Demopolis, with second degree Rape. Smith is said to have engaged in sexual intercourse with a 14-year old female. He was processed and later transported…

2017 Battle of Selma Re-enactment Cancelled

The 2017 Battle of Selma Re-enactment has been cancelled. Organizers say it's because of new city fees. Organizers say after meeting with mayor Darrio Melton, they received a letter from the mayor's chief of staff stating the city wouldn't pay for…

Former ALEA Secretary Spencer Collier Named Selma Police Chief

Selma ​Mayor Darrio Melton has announced that former Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Secretary Spencer Collier has been hired as the city's new police chief. “We’re excited to welcome Chief Collier to Selma," Melton said in a statement. "I’m confident his…

Workforce Summit Held in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Finding resources for workforce development just got a lot easier for industries in Selma and Dallas County. Business leaders in Selma took part in a workforce summit…

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