Dallas County

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…

Pay It Forward: LaTanglia Williams of Orrville

The Vance Law Firm and Alabama News Network are honoring LaTanglia Williams of Orrville, Alabama Her non-profit, LIFT, serves the Dallas County community with a special focus on women who are incarcerated. She ministers to inmates at the Dallas County jail every Wednesday, sharing more than just encouragement during tough times. Her outreach has lead to one of her signature…

LACEUP Friday Night Scores

AHSAA Football Scoreboard Friday’s Results CLASS 7A Austin 40, Huntsville 7 Pine Forest (FL) at Baker, cancelled CLASS 6A Columbia at Cullman, rescheduled, Oct. 29 Decatur 28, Hazel Green 0 Fort Payne 28, Southside-Gadsden 27 Helena 14, Calera 13 Pell City 34, Springville 20 CLASS 5A Alexandria 42, Lincoln 17 Central, Clay County 38, Holtville 20 Carroll 27, Greenville 21 (OT) Lawrence…

Dallas Co. Election Results Lead to Several Historic Firsts

From the West Alabama newsroom– Dallas County is the site of the state’s first capital — as well as the site of historic civil rights events — that changed the world. And the county continues to make history today. People in Dallas County are surrounded by — and used to being a part of history. And even now they continue…

UPDATE: 125,000 Alabama Power Customers Are Without Service Statewide

UPDATE- As of 11:45 p.m. there are approximately 125,000 Alabama Power customers without service statewide.  In central Alabama, approximately  36,500 customers are without service. Initial reports of damage include limbs and trees falling into lines as a result of high winds.  Crews are responding to outages where it is safe to do so.  The following is a breakdown of where…

Dallas County Wanted Person Turns Himself in

Melvin Jerome Marshall Wanted man, Melvin Jerome Marshall age 44 is now in custody. Dallas County, District Attorney Michael Jackson says Marshall turned himself into a bounty hunter. Marshall was wanted for one count of Murder and one count of Attempted Murder. On April 11, the Selma Police Department responded to the 3000 block of Burgandy Avenue about two gunshot…

Marathon Gas Station on Highway 80 Robbed at Gunpoint, Police Search for Suspect

Dallas County Sheriff Mike Granthum says investigators need the the public’s help to identify a masked robber. Sheriff Granthum says the suspect entered the Marathon gas station on Highway 80 East Sunday night with a gun and demanded money. He says surveillance footage shows the suspect hopped over the counter, grabbed cash and ran out of the store. Anyone with…