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Bicentennial Celebration Underway in Demopolis

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The city of Demopolis is 200 years old this year. And there's a big birthday bash planned in the city over the next few days to celebrate. The Demopolis Bicentennial festivities include more than a…

Four People Shot at Party in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Selma Police are investigating a weekend shooting that left four people injured. Police say two women got into a fight at a party on the…

Irma Evacuees Fill Roland Cooper State Park

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Hundreds of Irma evacuees in Wilcox County have started making their way back to Florida while hundreds more have remained in the area waiting for the opportunity to return home safely. Evacuees from Hurricane Irma…

Hurricane Irma: Closings and Cancellations

These are the closings and cancellations that have been made because of Hurricane Irma's expected impact on parts of Alabama: SCHOOLS: Alabama State University -  closed Tuesday Alexander City Schools - Closed Tuesday Auburn University - Classes will resume Tuesday at Noon;…

Gov. Kay Ivey Issues State of Emergency for Alabama

Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday issued a State of Emergency ahead of Hurricane Irma, which is expected to begin affecting Alabama late this weekend and into the beginning of next week. Gov. Ivey had previously issued limited supplemental States of…

Authorities Address Dangers of "Sexting" in Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The Dallas County Sheriff's Office is working to educate area teens and parents about the dangers and consequences of "sexting." "Sexting" is the act of sharing nude or sexually explicit photos or video using an…

Salvation Army in Selma to Help with Irma Relief

The Salvation Army in Selma and Dothan will be supporting shelters through food service for Florida residents leaving their homes in front of Irma. The Salvation Army has announced that its locations in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi are working to…

Selma City Schools Selects New Superintendent

The Selma City School Board has selected its new superintendent. Dr. Avis Williams of Tuscaloosa will be district's new leader if she accepts the offer. She was chosen over four other finalist including interim superintendent Arthur Capers, Dr. Dee Ray…

Gov. Kay Ivey Announces She's Seeking a Full Term in Office

Today, Gov. Kay Ivey announced her decision to seek election as Governor in 2018. The Governor said in a statement, “Four months ago, I was sworn in as the 54th Governor of the State of Alabama. There hasn’t been a more humbling moment in…

Selma Fire Fighters Raise Money for MDA

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- A group of first responders in Selma has gone above and beyond the call of duty in an effort to save lives and make a difference in the community. The Selma Fire Department helped raise…

Equipment Stolen from City of Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- A Selma City Councilwoman is looking for answers after tens of thousands of dollars worth of equipment is stolen from the city. Councilwoman Jannie Thomas chairs the…

Labor Day on the Alabama River

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The Selma city marina has been alive with activity today as people in the Selma and Dallas County flocked to the Alabama River to enjoy some Labor…

Consumer Alert: Winn-Dixie Produce Recall

On Your Side Consumer Alert -- Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of Winn-Dixie stores, is issuing a voluntary recall of multiple Country Fresh produce products. These products were sold in 6-, 10-, 12- and 23-ounce packages. The recall is due…

Battle of Selma Cancelled for 2018

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The annual Battle of Selma Civil War Reenactment in Selma has been cancelled for 2018. Its the second year in a row the four-day event is being cancelled. Its due to an on-going dispute between…

Alabama News Network Joins "Together for Texas" Relief Effort

Alabama News Network is joining other broadcasters throughout the state in helping with relief efforts in Texas. TV and radio stations throughout Alabama are collecting donations to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Alabama News Network is working with the…

2018 Battle of Selma Reenactment Canceled

Organizers of the annual Battle of Selma Civil War reenactment have canceled next year's event. They are blaming the city of Selma's efforts to impose fees for the cancellation. The 2017 event had been canceled after organizers say the city tried to…

Auburn Making Gameday Changes for 2017 Season

Auburn University is making changes and updates to its gameday experience. The University has announced that it's made improvements in food service, game presentation, parking and traffic, gameday weekend events and in-stadium features. Auburn has released a list of 25 changes…

Dallas Co. EMA Donates Emergency Kits to Schools

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The Dallas County Emergency Management Agency donates an emergency kit to each elementary school in Dallas County. Shelter-in-Place kits are a resource schools can use when there's an emergency that requires people stay in one…

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