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OSHA Cites Selma Facility After Employee’s Death

Here is the Labor Department press release: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Globe Metallurgical Inc. for personal protective equipment violations after an employee suffered fatal injuries at its facility in Selma. OSHA inspectors determined that the employee suffered fatal burns after an explosion from a molten silicon spill. OSHA cited the company…

Selma Police Investigate the City’s 9th Murder of 2018

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A murder investigation is underway in Selma after a man is shot and killed early Sunday morning. Sgt. Ray Blanks says the victim was found lying outside on the ground when police arrived on the scene. “A 37 year old black male was on the scene, unresponsive from an apparent gunshot wound,” said Blanks. “The…

Authorities: Selma Shooting Victim Dies; Charges Upgraded Against Suspect

Authorities say the unidentified victim in a recent shooting in Selma has died. Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson says charges against the suspect, 23-year-old Shaquille Tyus, will be upgraded to Capital Murder. Tyus is also charged with one count of Attempted Murder and one count of Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle. The shooting happened Monday afternoon in the parking…

Selma Police Officers Ambushed

An Alabama police chief says two of his officers were lured and ambushed by “cowards,” and that it’s not the first time it’s happened. Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier tells AL.com that up to eight shots were fired at two police investigators called Monday night to a public housing complex. The officers were not injured, but Collier says a patrol…

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 on Tuesday when she became afraid for her safety during a domestic dispute. Police found the victim lying in the driveway of the suspect’s home on the 2100 block…

Trash Troubles Raise Concerns in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Selma residents are talking trash about the effectiveness of city leaders. Trash has been piling up along city streets for several weeks and residents want it cleaned up. Residents say the piles of trash have been left sitting there so long that people have started to throw garbage into the piles too. “That says that…

Civil Rights Pioneer Bruce Boynton Honored

An unheralded pioneer of the civil rights movement is being recognized in his native Alabama. A ceremony will be held May 18 honoring 80-year-old Bruce Carver Boynton of Selma. Boynton is a black man who was arrested for sitting in the whites-only section of a bus station restaurant in 1958. His conviction and appeal resulted in an important Supreme Court…

8 Alabama Cities on list of Most Dangerous Cities in the U.S.

Selma and Alexander City make the list.

The home security company Safewise says they’ve crunched the most recent FBI crime numbers and come up with the 50 Most Dangerous Cities in America. It lists Anniston Alabama as the most dangerous city in America. Close to Montgomery: Alexander City and Selma are on the list too. #1 Anniston #5 Bessemer #15 Alexander City #22 Selma #30 Prichard #38…

Park Service Grants

Almost $3-Million for Alabama Civil Rights Sites

  The U.S. Park Service has awarded millions of dollars in grants for civil rights sites in Alabama, including $5000,000 for The Mount Zion A.M.E. Zion Church Memorial Annex in Montgomery (above) and $300,00 for the Second Phase of Preservation of Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma. (Left) The full list of NPS grants is HERE. Categories: Montgomery, West Alabama Tags: Browns…

Selma Man Dies in Auto Accident

Victim was walking near his home.

  Alabama State Troopers say the 81 year old victim was walking near his home on Mathews Lane two miles East of Selma on Friday when he was struck by a car. They identify the victim as 81 year old  Charles E Sau Spencer. The driver of the 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo was not injured and has not been identified by authorities….