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Pledge, abortion among top Alabama stories this week

The Alabama House of Representatives passed a bill this week that would require students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance each day at school. And the House’s Health Committee passed a bill that outlaw abortion.


The Market at Pepper Place named best Farmers Market in Alabama by Delish.com

The Market at Pepper Place has been named the best Farmers Market in Alabama by Delish.com, one of the most popular digital food-related destination sites in the U.S. Known for its “best of lists,” according to Hearst Magazines and Digital, the owner of Delish.com, the food lovers website’s traffic


Dallas County Schools mulls closing Salem Elementary

During a meeting with parents of students at Salem Elementary School Monday, Dallas County Schools Superintendent Hattie Shelton announced plans to close Orrville’s only elementary school and consolidate its students into Keith High School.


Police: Alabama man tries to sell someone else’s house

An Enterprise man has been arrested and charged with first-degree attempted theft after he listed for sale a house that belonged to someone else, police said. Tony Glen Grimes, 56, of Enterprise was served with an arrest warrant on Friday, court records show, and police said he was transported to th


Alabama Department of Corrections searches for escapee

Alabama Department of Corrections is on the lookout for an escapee. Joel Spears escaped from the Childersburg Work Release Center on Friday, April 19th at 9:45 pm. Spears was last seen at his job site located in Childersburg, AL in Talladega County. If you have any information on Inmate Spears' wher


Murray State History Faculty Brings Learning To Life In Alabama

MURRAY, Ky. — Five faculty from Murray State University’s Department of History took 29 students from their classes on a trip to Alabama to bring concepts discussed in class to life.


Bill requires Alabama schools to conduct Pledge of Allegiance

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama lawmakers might soon require public schools to start the day with the Pledge of Allegiance. The House of Representatives voted 101-0 Wednesday for the bill that would require all K-12 public schools to conduct the pledge each morning.


Alabama lawmakers head toward lottery vote

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Lawmakers are headed to a vote on lottery legislation next week, as supporters aim to change Alabama’s status as one of the few states without the games.


Bond hearing held for two suspects in West Alabama

A bond hearing was held Thursday for two suspects in West Alabama on Thursday at the Dallas County Courthouse. Kendall Jamal Robinson, 22, was arraigned on two counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling, one count of domestic violence assault and criminal mischief.


Central AL Forecast: Beautiful Easter Sunday, Dry start to the week

It's been a pretty cloudy and chilly day. This is because an upper level low is slowly moving to our north and east and we are dealing with wrap around moisture (in the form of cloud cover) and cooler temperatures will winds out of the northwest. Most locations this afternoon struggled to get out of


Mercedes-Benz unveils the ‘S-Class of SUVs’ to be built in Alabama

Mercedes-Benz is turning heads in the Big Apple and among the world’s automotive press today with the unveiling of its new full-size SUV to be built in Alabama. The automaker unveiled the 2020 GLS at the New York International Auto Show. Calling it “the S-Class of SUVs,” Mercedes is signaling this i


Superhero vision at Children’s South: a look at Alabama’s low-dose radiation imaging center

Perhaps it was a tumble off the monkey bars. Or, maybe a scan is needed for diagnostic purposes or to monitor treatment. Whatever the case, you and your child are headed to Children’s South Pediatric Imaging Center, off Interstate-459 and Acton Road. Here’s why you can breathe easy.


Good Friday Traditions Kick Off Easter Weekend in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– — Folks in Selma kick off the Easter holiday weekend — with a couple of annual Good Friday traditions. Christian churches all over the city of Selma are gearing up to celebrate the Easter holiday.


Suspect apprehended in rash of church burglaries

Officers in the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) recently took a suspect into custody in connection with a slate of church burglaries and an attempted burglary at an area convenience store.


Census: Most of Alabama’s counties are losing people

There is growth in the suburbs, around the major campuses and at the beach. But most of this state is shrinking. According to new population estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau, 45 of Alabama’s 67 counties lost population between 2017 and 2018.


Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Parts Of Bibb, Hale, And Perry Counties Until 7:30PM

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a. * At 619 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Shelton State Community College to near.


Selma Police Department arrest Selma resident on domestic violence charges

A Selma resident was arrested Tuesday by the Selma Police Department on three charges. Kendall Jamal Robinson, 22, was arrested by the SPD’s Criminal Investigation Division(CID) and charged with second-degree domestic violence assault, third-degree criminal mischief and two counts of discharging a f


Severe Threat Continues Ahead of the Thunderstorm Complex But is Lessening

While there remains the possibility of some strong winds behind the leading line of storms, the activity looks to be really weakening at this time. NWS Birmingham has decided that they will not be drawing up severe thunderstorm warning unless absolutely necessary from this point on.


UA In the News — April 17

WSFA-NBC (Montgomery) – April 16. Flying a drone, you probably know that you usually need some type of controller to move the device around until now. University of Alabama students are testing out flying drones using just their minds. Chip Scarborough shows us how it works. You’re looking at a dron


Storm shelters ready for Thursday’s severe weather

With the threat of possible severe weather on Thursday night, the Dallas County storm shelters are ready to keep citizens safe during this time. There are shelters located across Dallas County including: