Dallas County

One Dead, One Hurt in Sunday Shooting in Orrville

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Dallas County man is behind bars after a shooting in Orrville early Sunday morning — leaves one man dead — and another man hurt. Sheriff Mike Granthum say 57 year old Jerry Rayford was shot and killed at his home at around 1:30 Sunday morning. Granthum says Rayford was having a party — when…

Preliminary Hearing Set for Man Accused of Killing Selma Police Officer

Javonte Stubbs/Source: Chilton County Jail The man accused of killing a Selma police officer and injuring a woman had his first appearance in court. 18-year-old Javonte Stubbs appeared before Judge Collins Pettaway, Jr. for his arraignment in a Dallas County courtroom Friday. Stubbs is charged in the shooting death of Selma police officer Marquis Moorer and the attempted murder of…

Selma Teenager Shot and Killed in Apparent Shootout

A Selma teenager was killed in an apparent shootout over the weekend. Selma Police Chief Kenta Fulford said a 17-year-old was shot and killed in the 800 block of First Avenue Saturday afternoon. The victim has been identified as Amari Bonner. Police have charged 16-year-old David Cole with capital murder and a 15-year-old with felony murder. Cole is expected to…

Two Juveniles Arrested After Gun Is Fired Inside Selma High School

Two juveniles have been arrested and facing multiple charges after a gun went off Thursday inside a West Alabama high school. Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson it happened around 1:00PM at Selma High School. The incident stemmed from a fight inside where two students jumped another. During the incident, a student pulled out a gun firing one shot. Jackson…

WATCH: Possible Funnel Cloud Caught on Camera Near Selma

Alabama News Network was on the air live when we caught what looked like a funnel cloud on our Alfa Insurance Camera Network in Selma. Dallas County was under a tornado warning at the time and we were tracking the storm on radar at around 12:30 p.m. Meteorologist Ryan Stinnett and Chief Meteorologist Shane Butler tracked the storm as it…

Storms Causing Damage in Our Area

The first round of storms has already caused damage in scattered locations in the Alabama News Network viewing area. These are the reports from the National Weather Service Office in Birmingham: AUTAUGA COUNTY: Trees reported down on County Road 24 near County Road 37 – Billingsley House damaged and tree down on County Road 53, no injuries DALLAS COUNTY: Northwest…

Dallas Co. Drug Program Gets $50,000 Grant Assisting Parents with Retaining, Regaining Custody of Kids

Governor Kay Ivey has awarded a $50,000 grant to allow parents who have had drug-related issues to retain or regain custody of their children provided that they adhere to certain guidelines. The grant would enable the Dallas County Family Drug Court to conduct screening and undertake other measures to ensure that people who have had substance abuse problems remain drug…

Governor Ivey Offering $5,000 Rewards for Information in Two Unsolved Dallas County Murders

Gov. Kay Ivey has put up $5,000 rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction in two unsolved killings. According to reports, Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson announced the rewards Friday in the 2015 slaying of 37-year-old Taffine Smith Berry and the 2020 slaying of 48-year-old Christopher Murphy. Both homicides occurred in Selma. Jackson says he hopes the…

Newly Renovated St. James Hotel Reopens in Selma

1/3St. James #1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3St. James #2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3St. James #3 Show Caption Hide Caption A historic hotel in Selma is finally reopening its doors. The St. James Hotel located at 1200 Waters Street in Selma had been closed for renovations since 2018. The hotel is the only full service hotel in Dallas County….