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One Person Dead Following Attack on Police Officer at the Selma City Jail

One man is dead after police say he was shot during an attack on a police officer at the Selma City Jail.  Selma police say the man was being booked into the jail when he attacked a clerk with a box cutter.  A police officer then tried to intervene and subdue the man.  During the altercation he tried to grab…

Hunter Finds Decomposing Body in Selma Wooded Area

The Dallas County coroner says a decomposing body of a man was found in a wooded area off River Road, by a landowner who was preparing his land for hunting. Investigators have not yet identified the body. The body is being sent to the department of forensics. Check back with Alabama News Network for more on this developing story. Categories:…

Veterans Community Connection Day Planned for Selma

Selma Mayor George Evans, in partnership with the Veteran Experience Office of the US Department of Veterans Affairs, will hold a Veterans Community Connection Day event on October 14, from 2 to 6:30 p.m., at the Selma Convention Center, located at 211 Washington St. The event will include a Salute to Vietnam Veterans from 2 – 2:30 p.m., who will be recognized…

Selma Teen Charged with Attempted Murder

A prosecutor says a 14-year-old is in custody in connection with the shooting of a 13-year-old in Selma. Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson said the shooting happened Tuesday night after a middle school football game. Jackson says police are investigating whether the shooting was related to a gang initiation. He says the 13-year-old was listed in critical condition but…

Selma Teacher Arrested on Sex Charges with Student

A Selma High School teacher is now facing sex charges after police say she had a relationship with a student. Authorities say Charlaina Lee Wilson had intercourse with a 15-year-old student multiple times and at different locations, including on school grounds. Wilson is charged with school employee engaging in a sex acts with a student under the age of 19 years,…

Final Suspect in 1965 Civil Rights Slaying Dies in Alabama

The last of three men tried and acquitted in an infamous civil rights slaying in Alabama has died. An obituary says Namon O’Neal Hoggle of Selma, Alabama, died Tuesday. He was 81, and services were scheduled for Thursday. Hoggle was among three men acquitted in 1965 in the beating death of the Rev. James Reeb of Boston. Reeb was a…

Reward Offered for Selma Gun Store Burglary

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, Selma Police Department and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, have announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for the theft of firearms from Central Alabama Farmers Coop,…

Selma Police Department Back to Normal after “Blue Flu”

Selma’s police chief says the department is back to normal operations following a sick-out by officers upset over pay and working conditions. Police Chief John Brock says that two officers are still out. But that’s down from about 10 at the height of the protest. Brock says the department is functioning normally. Officers began calling in sick earlier this month…

Selma Mayor Promises Pay Raises to Selma Police as “Sick-Out” Continues

Selma’s mayor is promising pay raises for police as officers continue a sick-out that began last week over complaints about salary and working conditions. The Selma Times-Journal reports that Mayor George Evans told officers Monday they’ll get the pay hikes with all other city employees starting Oct. 1. Evans says he hopes money for the raises will come from refinancing…

Selma Shooting Leaves Two Wounded, One Behind Bars

On Monday, August 8 the Selma Police Department arrested Kenneth Ingram, 27, of Selma. Mr. Ingram was wanted in connection with a shooting that happened in the 600 Block of Goldsby St in Selma, Ala. that happened early Saturday morning. The shooting stemmed from a verbal altercation that ensued between the suspect and the victims. Both victims were shot in the…