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Head Start expanding in Alabama's Black Belt

Funding from the black Belt Community Foundation has allowed the Head Start/Early Head Start program in Linden to open in a new location.     The  13,350 square foot building includes four Early Head Start and three Head Start classrooms.…

Selma Couple Charged in Child's Violent Death

Charges have been filed in against a man and a woman in the brutal death of a 23-month-old child. The child was pronounced dead shortly after being brought to the Vaughn Memorial Hospital Emergency Room in Selma in August 2017.…

Woman Arrested in Selma Murder

A Selma woman is charged with murder in the death of her estranged husband. Police say 38 year old Jackquelin Dixon told investigators that she shot and killed 44-year-old Carl Dixon…

Man's Body Found in Demopolis

Demopolis police say a man's body has been discovered. Police Chief Tommie Reese tells Alabama News Network that the body of 36-year-old Joseph Knowles, Jr, was found in a wooded part of a yard on Wild Honey Court Monday afternoon.…

Campaign 2018: Alabama Runoff Results

Alabama News Network has your complete results of Campaign 2018, The Alabama Runoffs. Click here to see the latest results. Some of the notable statewide races are the Republican runoffs for lieutenant governor, attorney general and agriculture commissioner. In addition,…

Black Warrior River Boat Crash Investigation Continues

AP-AL--Fatal Boating Accident Autopsies sought in boat crash that killed 2 MOUNDVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A prosecutor has ordered autopsies for two people killed in a July 4 boating crash in Alabama. District Attorney Michael Jackson says a man and…

Demopolis Celebrates Freedom on the River

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- People in Demopolis celebrated Independence Day like they do every year -- with a big patriotic party on the Tombigbee River. Freedom on the River is…

Black Belt Grants

  Dozens of organizations in 12 Black Belt counties were awarded grants by the Black Belt Community Foundation today. We are excited to support outstanding community efforts across our 12-county…

Selma Murder Suspects Indicted, Arrested & Wanted

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- A 16 year old Selma teen is now charged with capital murder and police are now looking for another suspect in a recent murder and three people are indicted for murder by a Dallas County…

History Teachers Get Schooled in History in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Thirty history teachers from across Alabama are in Selma this week getting a lesson about history. The Alabama History Institute for Teachers is one of twelve being…

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