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USDA Sending $23 Million to Improve Uniontown's Wastewater System

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) has announced that the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture has awarded Uniontown a $23,437,500 grant to rehabilitate the city’s entire wastewater collection system.  Alabama News Network has covered Uniontown's sewage problems for years.  “Water and wastewater systems across…

Rep. Sewell: I'll vote for Pelosi for Speaker

The only Democrat in the Alabama U.S. House delegation says she will vote for Nancy Pelosi for Speaker when Democrats take control of the House. Terri Sewell made that comment on CNN This morning.   "Leadership elections are often messy…

Dallas Co. District Attorney: Danger Part of the Job

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The attack on Marengo County District Attorney Greg Griggers spotlights the potential danger that comes along with being a D-A. Griggers was shot Thursday afternoon when he was ambushed near his office in Demopolis by…

Alabama Unemployment Stays Above National Average

"The preliminary, seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate is 4.1%, unchanged from September’s rate, and above October 2017’s rate of 3.8%." The Alabama Department of Labor reports no change in the unemployment rate in October. It remains above the national average…

Marengo Co. District Attorney Shot in Demopolis

Alabama News Network has confirmed that Marengo County District Attorney Greg Griggers has been shot in Demopolis.  Authorities say the suspected shooter was a former state trooper. Griggers is District Attorney for the 17th…

Update: Two Hayneville Police Officers on Leave after Shooting

An Alabama Bureau of Investigation agent has released the name of a man fatally shot by Hayneville police officers while serving outstanding arrest warrants. Agent Joe Herman says that 55-year-old George Crenshaw was shot and killed Wednesday. Herman says Crenshaw…

Perry Co. Man Convicted of Multiple Sex Crimes

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- A Perry County man is convicted on multiple sex charges by a Perry County jury. District Attorney Michael Jackson says 49 year old Tony Simmons was found guilty of…

Execution Date Set for 1995 Murderer

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama has set an execution date for an inmate sentenced to death for the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old girl. The Alabama Supreme Court set a Feb. 7 execution date for Dominique Ray. Tiffany…

Campaign 2018: Election Results

Alabama News Network is covering Campaign 2018: The Alabama Vote and all of the important state and local races in Central, West and South Alabama. CLICK HERE FOR ELECTION RESULTS The races being…

Selma Man and Two Juveniles Charged in Homicide

An adult and two juveniles are behind bars tonight -- charged in the death of a Selma man. Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson says 20 year old Kachavias Jones -- a 17 year old juvenile -- and a 16…

Three Selma Officers Arrested

The Alabama Attorney General's Office says the officers, Sgt. Jeffery Hardy, 45,  Sgt, Kendall Thomas, 38, and Lt. Tory Neely, 48, are charged with: "knowingly falsifying, concealing or covering up material or making a false or fraudulent statement in a…

Selma Food Pantry Holds Annual Stock the Shelves Fund Raiser

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- A faith-based non-profit in Selma holds its annual community-wide food drive and fund raiser -- to try and Stock-the-Shelves for the holidays. The Stock the Shelves Fund Raiser is the one and only fundraiser of…

Long-time Police Officer Wraps Up Career in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- One of Selma's Finest is calling it quits after more than 37 years of service on the police force. Sgt. Roy Nix has been protecting and serving the people of Selma -- since 1981. He's…

OSHA Cites Selma Facility After Employee's Death

Here is the Labor Department press release: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Globe Metallurgical Inc. for personal protective equipment violations after an employee suffered fatal injuries at its facility in Selma. OSHA…

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