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Horse Droppings a Big Problem in Selma

The west Alabama city of Selma is planning a crackdown on what one councilman says is a big problem: Horse droppings. The City Council passed a law three years ago requiring that horses wear diapers when on city streets, but Councilman Michael Johnson says riders aren’t following the law. Johnson says he doesn’t mind people riding horses in the city…

Selma Resident Charged in Death of Birmingham Teen

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Birmingham police say a Selma resident is charged with capital murder in the killing of an 18-year-old man. A police statement says 19-year-old Alfred Parnell is being held without bond in the gunshot death of Maliek Mcbride. He was arrested Tuesday in Homewood by U.S. marshals. Officers responding to a call found Mcbride dead in a…

Selma Man Charged with Murder of his Brother-In-Law

Saturday March 19, around 10:00 p.m., officers responded to the 100 Block of College Drive in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers made entry into an apartment where the shooting took place and apprehended the suspect. The suspect was identified as 48-year old, Sandy Rhodes. The shooting stemmed from an argument that took place between the victim and the…

Congresswoman Sewell Presents Proposal to have Selma Post Office Named After Amelia Boynton Robinson

Today, Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) released the following statement after filing legislation to name the USPS facility in Selma after voting rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson: “Amelia Boynton Robinson was known as the matriarch of the voting rights movement. Her life and legacy epitomized strength, resilience, perseverance and courage — the same characteristics that embody the City of Selma where she made such a…

Suspect in 2015 Selma Murder Still On the Loose

Selma police are still searching for a suspect connected to a 2015 murder. Officials have released two photos of Alfred Parnell in hopes that the public can help locate him. He is wanted for one count of Murder in a shooting that happened at the end of December 2015. The incident resulted in the death of 38-year-old Antoine Stallworth. Glentravious Olds…

Agenda Announced for This Year’s Bridge Crossing Jubilee

Plans for this year’s Bridge Crossing Jubilee celebrating the Selma to Montgomery march have been announced. This year will mark the 51st anniversary of the Bloody Sunday bridge crossing attempt in 1965. Following last years massive event, including the visit of President Barack Obama, organizers say they are hoping for another big turnout this year. However, it’s coming with some competition. …

Selma Man Arrested, Charged With Stealing Police Car

A Selma man has been arrested for allegedly stealing an unmarked police car. Selma police responded to an accident at the intersection of Highway 41 and Highway 80E on February 1st. After running the tag, officers discovered it belonged to the Selma Police Department. A driver involved in the accident said that the driver of the unmarked police car had…

Selma Man Killed in Accident with Tractor Trailer

A Selma man is dead after a two-vehicle crash in Chilton County. David Austin Banks, 29, was killed when the 2010 Dodge Charger he was driving collided with a 2005 Peterbilt tractor trailer on U.S. 82 at the 111 mile marker. The crash occurred around 12:15 Tuesday afternoon. Banks was pronounced dead at the scene. Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to…