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2 more tornadoes confirmed Thursday

PERRY COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - The National Weather Service has confirmed two new tornadoes in Pinetucky (Perry and Chilton counties) and Marengo County as a result of Thursday’s storms. The new count brings the total to nine.


Tally-Ho fundraiser supports another prestigious group

On St. Patrick’s Day, Tally-Ho took the holiday in a generous direction raising money for the Child Advocacy Center in Selma. A children’s advocacy center is the one place that provides a safe, child-friendly environment where law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, medical and ment


U.S. Rep. John Lewis to speak at Oxford College Commencement

U.S. Rep. John R. Lewis, who represents Georgia’s 5th Congressional District, will be the speaker for the 174th Commencement exercises of Emory University’s Oxford College. The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 11, at 10 a.m. on the Oxford College Quad.


Valley Grande city council passes three resolutions

The Valley Grande City Council unanimously approved three resolutions at its council meeting on Monday night Valley Grande city hall. The entire council was present: Mayor Matt Dobbs, council members Tammy Troha, Jimmy Johnson, Ronald Sawyer, Lamar Morgan, Tim White and city clerk Janet Frasier.


ON FILM- Only In El Paso

Host Kyle Alvarado sits down with Emily Martin Loya and Cassius Casillas to discuss the 5th season of Only in El Paso series running on KCOS a collaboration with PBS. It's hard to believe, but there has never been a major motion picture that centers on one of this country's most iconic figures: Mart


Lifelong learner: not just a catch phrase

Oftentimes school districts tout as their mission or goal “to develop lifelong learners”. From my experience, as educators, we say this more often than we mean it. At times we say it about others rather than about ourselves. Well, my friends, I am here to tell you that I am a true lifelong learner!


Bibb County prison has 2nd inmate murder in 3 days

An emergency response team has been sent to the Bibb County Correctional Facility in Brent following the latest murder to occur inside the state prison in a span of three days.


The 54th Anniversary Of Bloody Sunday In Selma: Announcing Essential Voting Rights and Democracy Reform Priorities

On March 7th, 1965, civil rights activists embarked on a 54-mile march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Hundreds set off together, determined to drive change and bring attention to widespread civil rights abuses happening in the deep south.


Second homicide in a week reported at Bibb County prison

The Alabama Department of Corrections is investigating the second homicide within a week at the Bibb County Correctional Facility in Brent. The facility will remain locked down until the Department of Corrections completes its investigation into both homicides. A Correctional Emergency Response Team


Canebrake Homecoming features tours of historic sites

In the Canebrake, white settlers planted non-native cash crops that dominated the region's namesake, wild thickets of bamboo-cane, Arundinaria. As byproduct of the land's largesse, plantations sprang up, sturdy dwellings built to last.


Fun and fitness for all at Not Your Usual Health Fair

The MJ93-90 Not Your Usual Health Fair brought a large crowd to Wallace Community College-Selma on Saturday Morning. According to Thomasene Johnson, an MJ93-90 partner, the event offers much more than what you’d find at your typical health fair.


Hillary Clinton rains on parade of Democrats in Selma — again

just can’t stop. The 71-year-old grandmother in terrible health, who occasionally falls down and breaks a limb or bangs her head so hard she suffers a concussion, will not simply go away. More than two years after she lost to in a stunning upset, the two-time loser keeps clinging to her former glory


Pardue to join second fire department in Dallas County

Russell Pardue will add another fire department to his life later this month. Pardue will start working with the Selma Fire Department (SFD) in the near future. He is also Assistant Fire Chief at Summerfield Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) in Valley Grande.


Two Charged in a Rash of Vehicle Break-Ins in Demopolis

From the West Alabama Newsroom– — Two suspects in a recent rash of car break-ins in Demopolis have been arrested and charged by police. Thirty-one year old Marquel Livingston of Selma and twenty-seven year old Ray Wilson of Uniontown are each facing multiple counts of Unlawful breaking and entering


Jury returns guilty verdict in death penalty case

Jurors took less than two hours Thursday to return a guilty verdict against a man charged with capital murder in the beating and torture death of a Maplesville woman in 2015. They will reconvene Friday and begin the penalty phase of the trial before recommending whether Michael Belcher should spend


Dangerous Storm in Hale County

A dangerous storm is passing near Greensboro now. The storm is rotating but does not show signs of producing a tornado right now. It will stay north of AL-14 and will move toward Heiberger. It will eventually move toward Maplesville.


A walk back in time is coming in April

One of the biggest marketable aspects of Selma and Dallas County is the rich history that the area has. Coming in April, Old Cahawba Archaeological Site will play host to a Civil War Walking tour and a memorial service for the unknown soldier of the Civil War will follow after the tour.


Heads Up Selma & Points To The North, Rotating Storm Approaching

A dangerous storm with rotation continues to move to the east at 35 MPH across the northern portions of Dallas County. Locations in the path of this cell need to be in your place of safety now. Those locations include Selma, Valley Grand, Jones, and Suttle.


Plein Air Artists ready for weekend show

As part of the annual Historic Selma Pilgrimage, Alabama Plein Air artists have come to Selma ready to use part of the historical houses as their next project in preparation for the Selma Art Guild show on Saturday.


20-year-old arrested, charged in attempted murder investigation

SELMA, AL (WSFA) - The Selma Police Department arrested a man Monday and charged him in a February shooting investigation that left another man with life-threatening injuries. Tavaris Montreal Haynes, 20, of Selma, has been arrested and charged with attempted murder and shooting into an occupied dwe