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Selma Man Charged in City's First Murder of the Year

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- A Selma man is behind bars tonight -- accused of committing the city's first murder of the year. Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson says 29 year old David Lewis is being held on $3…

New Dallas Co. Sheriff Takes Oath of Office

From the West Alabama newsroom-- There's a new sheriff coming to town in Dallas County. Sheriff-elect Mike Granthum was sworn into office during a ceremony Friday morning in the county commission…

Selma Tourism Impacted by Government Shutdown

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The partial government shutdown is affecting tourism in Selma. The Selma Interpretive Center is closed due to the shutdown. The sign on the door reads --…

Selma Mayor Expecting Challenging New Year

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Selma Mayor Darrio Melton is anticipating a challenging year in 2019 as he leads one of the oldest cities in the state boldly into the new year. Melton…

Overflowing Creek Threatens Homes in Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Some residents in south Dallas County are worried about their homes being damaged by the overflowing flood waters of a nearby creek. Dianah Stroud of Dallas County…

Asset Sale Continues at Concordia College Alabama in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Concordia College Alabama continues to sell off its assets in Selma. The historically black private Lutheran college shut down at the end of the last school year. The college brought in a company to liquidate…

End of an Era at Dallas Co. Sheriff's Office

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Longtime Dallas County Sheriff Harris Huffman is hanging up his boots on a law enforcement career that has spanned nearly forty years. Huffman is set to retire in about…

Selma Officers Charged by Attorney General Appear in Court

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Three Selma police officers charged with making false statements to an Attorney General's Office investigator -- were in court Friday morning in Selma. Attorneys for Lt. Tory Neely -- Sgt. Jeff Hardy -- and Sgt.…

Selma Man Hit & Killed by Car

Alabama State Troopers say a Selma man was hit by a car and killed Friday afternoon. The victim is identified as 50 year old Adrian Jay Stubbs. He was struck by a car on Dallas County 37 about nine miles…

Reward Offered in 2017 Wilcox Co. Cold Case

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Authorities in Wilcox County are hoping a $5000 dollar reward will help them solve an unsolved murder. District Attorney Michael Jackson says 50 year old Curtis Crear shot and killed in June of 2017. Jackson…

Long-Lewis Automotive Group Moves into Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The largest auto retailer in the state of Alabama is investing in the Selma area. Long-Lewis Automotive Group is expanding into the city -- and…

Selma City School Officials Eye School Closures

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Officials at Selma City Schools are looking into shutting down two schools. Superintendent Dr. Avis Williams is recommending -- that Byrd First Class Early Learning Center and…

Long-Lewis Buying Selma Car Dealerships

Long-Lewis Automotive Group has announced that it is taking over the Moore-Stewart Ford and Honda dealerships in Selma, effective immediately.  The dealerships will now be known as Long-Lewis of Selma, with the change in signage expected to take place tomorrow.…

Dallas Co. Probate Judge Set to Pass Torch and Retire

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Dallas Co. Probate Judge Kim Ballard is getting set to pass the torch and retire capping a more than 30 year political career. Ballard has served two six-year terms as probate judge and chairman of…

Demopolis City Leaders in Search of New Police Chief

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The city of Demopolis is looking for a new top cop after Public Safety Director Tommie Reese is appointed to a statewide position with the Attorney General's Office. After nearly a decade as chief of…

Selma YMCA has New CEO and Renewed Focus on Youth

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- New leadership at the Selma-Dallas County YMCA has plans to improve the community through youth development. New CEO Leonard Speed says he has big plans coming up at the Y for 2019. He says there…

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