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Social Media Post Sparks Racial Tension in Marengo Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A social media post sparks controversy — and causes racial tension in the Marengo County town of Sweet Water. Some black people are upset about a Facebook post that suggested hanging people in public — as a way to stop crime. “I’m concerned about the racial and divisive language that was used in this post,”…

Prisoner at North Alabama Prison Found Hanging in Cell

On Friday, prison officials at the St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville reported the death of an inmate in a suspected suicide. At approximately 8:40 p.m. Friday during a routine security check, correctional officers found inmate Brian Tyrell Smith, 39, hanging from a bedsheet and unresponsive in a one- person segregation cell. Onsite medical staff responded and after attempting to revive Smith, a physician…

Police Identify Body Found Hanging in Wooded Area

Police are conducting a death investigation after a body was found hanging from a tree in Union Springs over the weekend. Union Springs Police say the body of 35-year old Sergio Diaz was found hanging from a deer stand in a wooded area within the city limits. The Union Springs Herald says Diaz’s body was found Sunday on a property…