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Woman Pleads Guilty in Alabama to Financing Terror

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - A woman accused of trying to help al-Qaeda has pleaded guilty in Alabama to a charge of concealing terrorism financing. Federal prosecutors say Alaa Mohd Abusaad entered the plea Friday during a hearing in federal court…

Selma Police Officer Attacked While Responding to Call

Several people have been charged with assaulting a Selma Police officer. According the department, the officer was kicked and stomped early Sunday morning while trying to break up a fight involving several people at Michael's Pub located at 3548 Highway…

Foodies Enjoy Alabama Restaurant Week in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- It's Restaurant Week all around the state of Alabama this week. But in the city of Selma -- when it comes to restaurants -- many residents say there simply aren't enough. Restaurant Week is a…

Rabbis Tour Selma During Racial Injustice Summit

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The Central Conference of American Rabbis toured historic sites around Selma Tuesday -- all in an effort to promote racial justice. Fifty Jewish rabbis from around the…

32 New Troopers Graduate from Academy in Selma

Alabama now has 32 new state troopers to help keep the roadways and communities safe. Thanks to funding from Governor Kay Ivey and the legislature, the first of three 2019 trooper classes…

Selma PD: Baby Abused, Father Accused

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- A Selma man is behind bars tonight -- accused of physically abusing his eleven month old daughter. Interim Police Chief Robert Green says 26 year old Anthony…

Vandalism at a Selma Cemetery Sparks Outrage

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Several acts of vandalism at a Selma cemetery has residents outraged -- and left police -- searching for the people responsible. "I really don't know why people…

Dallas Co. Deputies Search for Armed Robbers

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The Dallas County Sheriff's Office needs your help to catch a pair of armed robbers. The robbery was caught on tape -- and investigators are hoping the public…

UA and Tuscaloosa Continue Shared Goal of Growing Businesses

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Officials say they expect new arrangements between the University of Alabama and Tuscaloosa's business incubator to help entrepreneurs and generate new jobs. The Tuscaloosa News reports that the Bama Technology Incubator, which features on-campus support for…

Eight Apply for Selma Fire Chief Job

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The city of Selma is one step closer in the search for a new fire chief. City leaders say eight applicants have applied to head-up the fire department.…

ADOC Adds Seventy New Corrections Officers

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The effort to improve conditions in state prisons continues -- as the Alabama Department of Corrections adds dozens of new officers into the system. Trevonterrious Randall of Birmingham…

Students in Selma Head Back to School

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Summer break is officially over -- and it was back to school for students in the Selma City School district Monday. "It's so exciting being back for…

Seven People Arrested in Dallas Co. Drug Raid

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Seven people are arrested after an early morning drug raid Friday in Dallas County. Sheriff Mike Granthum says the NET-27 drug task force -- executed a search warrant at a house on the 100 block…

What Day Does School Start? See the List

Students at most school systems in our area will be going back to class in the next few days.  Several systems start the year on Monday, Aug. 5. Students in Pike Road Schools don't have to be back until Wednesday,…

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