Alabama officer back at work 4 months after shooting
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer who was shot and seriously wounded last year in an ambush is back on the job.
Micah Hale told WSFA-TV that returning to work with the ...
Shrinking Selma system closes 2 schools, more possible
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Leaders of Selma’s shrinking school system have decided to shut down two schools in the west Alabama city.
WAKA-TV reports that Cedar Park Elementary School and Byrd ...
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A judge has dismissed an Alabama mayor’s lawsuit against his city’s council, the latest development in a power struggle over who can appoint department heads and control spending.
The Selma City Council passed an ordinance removing Mayor Darrio Melton’s authority to ...
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SELMA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama company has recalled tons of hot sausages because they may be contaminated with bits of metal.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s
Alabama’s capital city starts new year with Emancipation Day
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s capital city is marking the new year by celebrating Emancipation Day.
On Jan. 1, 1866, Montgomery began recognizing the Emancipation Proclamation, signed three years earlier by President Abraham Lincoln to declare freedom for “all persons held as ...
How Selma, Birmingham helped chef reclaim soul food
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Chef Carla Hall knows soul food. She’s been cooking it for her entire career. Now, her mission is to reclaim it. When she set out to trace the path of soul food throughout the South, that journey brought her to Alabama.
In her cookbook “Carla Hall’s Soul Food: ...
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Closed Concordia College Alabama to sell off inventory
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A company says Concordia College Alabama’s assets will soon be available for purchase after the historically black Lutheran school closed at the end of the spring semester.
The Selma Times-Journal
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Treasurer sues as Selma government power struggle continues
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — The treasurer of a city in Alabama’s Black Belt is suing to be reinstated to her position, even as city officials continue to wrangle with a budget crisis that sparked 68 layoffs.
News outlets report Selma Treasurer Ronita Wade, placed on leave three times since 2017 by ...
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man has been arrested in the death of a 42-year-old man last week.
Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier said Sunday that 34-year-old Winston Harris was arrested and charged with murder in the death of Ricky Dewayne Sanders.
Both men lived in Selma.
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Three Selma police officers have been indicted on charges of making false statements during an investigation by the state.
The three surrendered at the Dallas County Jail on Friday following their indictment Thursday, the Alabama attorney general’s office said in a ...
Alabama city hands out layoff notices to 68 employees
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A central Alabama city says it will lay off 68 employees because it lacks money.
Local news outlets report Mayor Darrio Melton met with employees Monday to notify them of layoffs, which take effect Nov. 5.
Melton and Selma City Council dispute whether the city’s ...
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — The mayor of Selma has filed a lawsuit against the city council over an effort to take away his appointment powers.
The Selma Times-Journal reports that Selma ...
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A second suspect has been arrested in the wounding of an Alabama police officer last month.
News outlets report 31-year-old Octavius Brown was arrested late last week in the shooting of Selma Police Officer Micah Hale.
Brown is charged with attempted murder, ...
Dedication planned at park named after civil rights activist
DETROIT (AP) — A dedication ceremony is planned at a renovated Detroit park named after a civil rights activist slain in 1965 in Alabama.
A ribbon-cutting will be held Saturday morning at Liuzzo Park in northwest Detroit. The Viola Liuzzo Park Association secured funding from several ...
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Bond is set at $5 million for a man charged in what authorities are calling the ambush-style shooting of a police officer in Selma, Alabama.
District Attorney Michael Johnson says 21-year-old Kevin Devonta Johnson Jr. is charged with attempted murder and other offenses ...
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama are investigating two shooting deaths in a city where a police officer was also shot and wounded.
Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier told news outlets officers were called around 10:30 p.m. Sunday to a shooting behind an elementary school. Collier says ...
Alabama police chief: Officer wounded in ‘ambush’ shooting
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police chief said Sunday that one of his officers was hospitalized and was expected to survive after being shot while on patrol.
Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier did not immediately release the name of the officer who was wounded before dawn ...
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Police Chief: ‘Cowards’ ambushed, fired at officers
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — 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
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy has been hospitalized in Alabama after police say he was beaten and burned by his mother’s boyfriend after the child accidentally went to the bathroom.
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A prosecutor says an Alabama man had shot and wounded his adult son during an argument over chicken wings while they were watching football.
District Attorney Michael Jackson
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman who police say shot and killed her estranged husband in her own driveway has been charged with murder-domestic violence.
Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier
ATLANTA (AP) — Civil rights icon and U.S. Rep. John Lewis has been hospitalized for undisclosed reasons.
Citing a statement from Lewis’ office, WSB-TV reports that the ...
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A school district in Alabama says thieves have struck two schools, causing about $200,000 worth of damage.
WSFA-TV reports the Selma city school district said the suspects targeted ...
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Police say man accused of fatally shooting another man has been arrested after a manhunt in Alabama.
Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier told Al.com that 21-year-old ...
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — The suspect in a drive-by shooting in Alabama that killed a woman and critically wounded her 17-year-old son has been captured.
AL.com reports 19-year-old Markquelle ...
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — U.S. Rep. John Lewis will be the keynote speaker at the Art Institute of Atlanta’s commencement ceremony.
Lewis is scheduled to speak during the 11 a.m. Monday event at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre northwest of Atlanta.
The Georgia Democrat and civil ...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Civil rights activist U.S. Rep. John Lewis is set to address Harvard University graduates.
The Ivy League school is hosting its 367th commencement ceremony on Thursday with a keynote speech from Lewis.
It caps several days of activities that also featured ...
BOSTON (AP) — A civil rights icon and a Caribbean politician who tangled with President Donald Trump offered Boston University graduates some choice words on America’s cultural rifts.
“We have a right to know what is in the food we eat, what is in the water we drink and what is in the air ...
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Charlie “Tin Man” Lucas is tired of seeing windows boarded up with plywood throughout Selma.
To fix it, he’s come up with a community art project to give people something beautiful to look at instead of plain plywood.
“What we’re trying to do is show people that ...
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A 22-year-old man has been convicted in the fatal shooting of girl killed over a cellphone.
Al.com reports a Dallas County jury found Larry Hunter Jr., who was 18 at ...
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama city councilman has turned himself in on a charge of public lewdness.
WSFA-TV reported Friday that a warrant for Samuel Randolph’s arrest was issued ...
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama have arrested two men following a shooting at a Selma gas station that left one dead and two wounded, and are searching for two more.
The Selma Police Department says 30-year-old Jimmie Lee Tyus and Darryl Davuntay Kennedy are wanted on charges ...
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Tamesha Coleman knew at an early age she wanted to be in front of a classroom one day.
She started out like many others, lining up her dolls as a child and teaching them make believe lesson plans.
In ninth grade, Coleman’s teacher, Patricia Hardwick, let her teach ...
Poll shows single-digit race between Gov. Abbott and either Democrat as White unveils education plan that includes gambling
AUSTIN - As a new poll showed Gov. Greg Abbott with just a single-digit lead over either Democrat vying to face him, Houston businessman Andrew White sought to improve his chances of winning the party nod against former Dallas County sheriff Lupe Valdez by touting a plan to pump billions more ...
Civil rights activist and Congressman John Lewis, who was beaten in Selma, tells St. Joe’s crowd, ‘We are going forward.’
First, U.S. Rep. John Lewis warmed up his audience with humor: He told a story about his childhood days preaching to farmyard chickens.
But then, the man who sat at segregated lunch counters as a college student and later spoke at the 1963 March on Washington where Martin ...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Funeral services to honor the life of civil rights icon Frederick D. Reese have been set for Thursday and Friday. Reese, who was known as F.D., was an early leader in the civil rights movement and invited Martin Luther King Jr. to work in Selma.
Reese died on April ...
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is offering $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in a 2016 slaying in Dallas County
WSFA-TV reports on Dec. 16, 2016, ...
Today in History for March 7th
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Several members of Congress joined civil rights activists and others Sunday afternoon for the annual commemoration of a day of racial violence in Selma dating to 1965.
A bipartisan group including Rep. John Lewis of Georgia led the crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge. ...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — About a dozen Democrats and Republicans prayed and sang “Amazing Grace” during a solemn ceremony Friday at the site where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated nearly 50 years ago, marking the start of a three-day congressional “pilgrimage” to sites with ties to ...
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to three federal charges involving weapons stolen from the Selma Police Department’s evidence room.
U.S. Attorney Richard Moore says Richard Canterbury, of Valley Grande, pleaded guilty Thursday to possession of firearms by a convicted felon, ...
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Concordia College Alabama, a historically black Lutheran college, will close its doors at the end of the spring semester.
The Selma Times-Journal
Alabama’s longest-serving state senator won’t seek 10th term
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s longest serving state senator has decided to step aside in favor of his daughter.
News outlets report Sen. Hank Sanders announced Saturday that he would not seek a 10th term in office. He said his daughter, Malika Sanders-Fortier, will run for the Senate ...