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Editor of Alabama newspaper calls for the Ku Klux Klan to 'night ride again'

The editor of a newspaper in Alabama wrote an editorial that called for the Ku Klux Klan "to night ride again" against Democrats who "are plotting to raise taxes" in the state.


Francis Marion boys come up short in regional tournament

MONTGOMERY – Francis Marion High School lost a back-and-forth battle to St. Luke’s Episcopal, 55-50, to fall short of a trip to the boys Class 1A Final Four in the Southwest Regional final at Alabama State University on Tuesday night.


Alabama town celebrates 54 years of Jimmie Lee Jackson’s sacrifice

MARION, Ala. – About 100 people gathered Sunday in a small wooden and brick church in the city where it all began, Marion Ala., a rural town with few stoplights and less than 3,600 residents, to honor the 54th Annual Jimmie Lee Jackson Day.


Several North Alabama schools delayed tomorrow due to possible flooding

Several schools in northern Alabama announced Tuesday that they will be opening two hours later amid the potential of severe weather and heavy flooding in the area tomorrow. Cullman, DeKalb, Jackson, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, and Morgan counties are under a flood watch for tomorrow, according to


Judge OKs bond for Alabama men charged in heart attack death

GREENSBORO, Ala. (AP) - A judge in Alabama has approved bond for two men charged with murder after a business owner they confronted died of a heart attack. The Tuscaloosa News reports Circuit Judge Marvin Wiggins set bail at $150,000 each for 34-year-old Darnell Coates and 33-year-old Lonze Byrd.


Flood Watch Extended A Little Farther South In Central Alabama

NWS Birmingham has added several more counties to the Areal Flood Watch that was issued on Monday. Those added counties are Bibb, Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Shelby, and Talladega.


Alabama woman who joined ISIS is begging to come home

(CNN)At the age of 19, a young woman from Hoover, Alabama traveled to Syria to join ISIS -- the so-called "Islamic State." Five years and three husbands later, she says she regrets what she did and is begging to return to the US.


West Alabama basketball teams punch ticket to regionals

Eighteen West Alabama basketball teams advanced to the AHSAA regional tournament. The Tuscaloosa County High School girls made the Sweet 16 for the third consecutive season. TCHS takes on Sparkman at Jacksonville State in the Northeast Regional on Thursday at noon.


Selma resident charged with theft

One of Selma’s “most dangerous burglars” was arrested on Monday night. Sylvester Lewis, 37, was charged with second-degree theft. He was arraigned Tuesday by Dallas County District Court Judge Bob Armstrong in the Dallas County Courthouse.


Alabama man reacts after $151M verdict against Ford

SELMA, AL (WSFA) - It’s happened on Aug. 24, 2015 on Dallas County Road 229. Twenty-year-old Travaris Smith was a passenger in a Ford Explorer when the driver swerved to avoid hitting an animal.


Driver crashes into Alabama State Trooper vehicle stopped along interstate

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WALA) -- An Alabama State Trooper avoided serious injuries Sunday when his patrol car was struck by another vehicle on Interstate 59. Investigators said the trooper was parked off of the road on I-59 southbound near exit 89 in Tuscaloosa County. Troopers said a passenger vehicle dr


Harper Lee set to be inducted in Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame

Harper Lee, author of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” is having a good year, two years after her death. A play adapted from her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is the hottest ticket on Broadway, and Lee will be inducted into the Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame next month.


Accused burglar arrested in theft of restaurant generators

A Selma man with a history of burglary and theft arrests will be held without bond after authorities say he was caught stealing generators from a restaurant. Sylvester Lewis Stevenson Jr., 37, was arrested by Selma police officers on Monday on a charge of second-degree theft. Dallas County District


More names confirmed for 2019 Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee

SELMA, AL (WSFA) - As the 2019 Bridge Crossing Jubilee in Selma gets closer, we’re learning the names of special guests and leaders who are confirming they’ll be in attendance.


Greensboro girls steamroll way into Class 4A regional finals

MONTGOMERY — Greensboro High School advanced to the girls Elite Eight for the fourth consecutive year in a dominant 68-28 victory over Hillcrest-Evergreen on Tuesday. The No. 4 Raiders (24-2) take on Area 6 rival and No. 5 Sumter Central, in the Class 4A Southwest Regional finals at Alabama State Un


It’s good to be here, Selma

“Is this a one-way trip or will you be bringing it back?” asked the woman at my local U-Haul rental center in Boaz. “One way,” I told her. “Oh! So where are you going?” she asked.


AL.com All-Access: What to make of Alabama’s coaching staff overhaul?

We got confirmation late last week about Nick Saban’s coaching staff overhaul, with the official announcement of which new coaches would be handling what position groups. Gone are Mike Locksley, Dan Enos, Josh Gattis, Brent Key, Craig Kuligowski and Tosh Lupoi. In are Steve Sarkisian, Charles Huff,


Brown Chapel AME Church to honor law enforcement

Historic Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church will honor officers in the Selma Police Department (SPD) and Dallas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) at its Founders Day Celebration on Sunday morning.


Significant Weather Advisory For Southern Perry And Central Dallas Counties Until 8:15 AM CST

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHERN PERRY AND CENTRAL DALLAS. COUNTIES UNTIL 815 AM CST… — At 752 AM CST, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over. Bogue Chitto, or 13 miles east of Uniontown, moving northeast at 60.


Chestnut meets with Selma constituents

Alabama Rep. Prince Chestnut, D-Selma, held a town hall meeting in Selma Monday night to give residents an opportunity to voice their concerns before the legislative session begins next month.