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‘They’ve been terrorizing the community; twin Selma brothers in jail - again
Twin Selma brothers with extensive criminal histories are behind bars in Dallas County, a familiar story that dates to their teens. Their names are Tyrron and Jarron Stallworth. Tyrron has also spelled his name Tyrone and Tyron, but he is better known by his nickname “Buck.” His brother Jarron goes
Selma High girls fall in Southwest Regionals
Two minutes stood between Selma High and a berth in the Class 6A Girls’ Southwest Regional Finals. The Lady Saints led Blount 58-57. Second-ranked Blount outscored Selma 12-5 over the final two minutes on the way to a 69-63 victory Friday at Alabama State University.
Bond revoked for one of Selma’s most wanted criminals
One of Selma’s most wanted criminals had his bond revoked on Friday in the Dallas County Courthouse, according to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson. Dallas County Circuit Court Judge Collins A. Pettaway revoked the bond of Tyron Stallworth, AKA “Buck” for a pending shooting into an occ
Potholes and Raggedy Roads Pose Problem in Selma
From the West Alabama Newsroom– — Potholes have become a major problem in the city of Selma. It’s a problem residents say has mostly been ignored by city leaders. Selma residents say the city has too many raggedy roads and a whole lot of potholes.
Alabama sheriff to probe death of inmate serving 60-day sentence
BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) - The sheriff's office of Jefferson County, Alabama, is investigating the death of a 60-year-old inmate at the Bessemer City Jail. Al.com reports authorities say James Edward Walker was serving a 60-day sentence for failure to appear when he began to suffer medical issues Thursda
Bond set at $1 million for man charged in woman’s assault
SELMA, AL (WSFA) - A Selma man’s bond was set at $1 million Thursday. According to District Attorney Michael Jackson, Jarron “Pop” Stallworth’s bond is consolidated for first degree assault and second degree burglary. Jackson said he is seen on a video on social media assaulting a woman.
Martha Hawkins had a dream of a restaurant in a house
When Martha Hawkins was a girl in Montgomery, she loved having the chance to play a role in the civil rights movement. “I did meals at First Baptist Church. We made sandwiches and chips and took water and met the marchers when they would be coming from Selma,” she said.
Suspect in Auburn cop shooting dies in fire, police say
A suspect in a shooting that left an Auburn police officer shot multiple times Friday night died after he barricaded himself inside an apartment and the apartment caught fire, Auburn police said.
Illinois police kill gunman in workplace shooting that left five others dead, including Alabama native
Five victims of the mass shooting at an Illinois manufacturing business have died, Aurora Chief of Police Kristen Ziman told reporters Friday evening. North Alabama native Josh Pinkard was one of the people that was shot during the incident. Family members confirmed that Josh Pinkerton died from his
Selma City Council to vote on gas tax increase
Selma, AL (WSFA) - In less than two weeks the Selma City Council is going to vote on an ordinance for a 5-cent gas tax increase. Mayor Darrio Melton recommended the increase. “I am excited to know that the council is taking the needs of the city seriously," said Melton.
Hillary Clinton coming to Selma for Bridge Crossing Jubilee
SELMA, AL (WSFA) - Former U.S. Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel to Alabama in the coming days to headline 2019′s Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee, organizers confirmed Thursday.
Alabama Supreme Court stays Jefferson County ruling on Confederate monument law
The Alabama Supreme Court has granted the State of Alabama’s motion to stay last month’s Jefferson County Circuit Court judgment that declared the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017 unconstitutional, Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Friday.
Our ‘last chance’ – U.S. Attorney needs our support
“This may be Selma’s last chance,” U.S. Attorney Richard Moore said at the Public Safety Committee meeting on Wednesday night. The phrase still echoes in people’s ears today as Moore announced the first steps in a “wed and seed” program.
Chambers County Drug Task Force Raids House in Valley, Alabama
The Chambers County Drug Task Force raided a Valley, Alabama home. Last Thursday, a search warrant was executed at 205 Combs St. in Valley. Six people have been arrested. Melissa Huddleston, Hezekiah Morgan, Larry Love, Ricky Banks, Daniel Noon and Lorena McWhorter were arrested and charged with num
Tuscaloosa woman charged in death of her child
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - A mother has been arrested in the death of her child. Lakendra Yashekia Williams is charged with aggravated child abuse murder in the death of a child. She is currently in the Tuscaloosa County Jail.
Up to 8 inches of rain possible in parts of Alabama next week
The forecast hasn't changed much: Parts of Alabama are in line to get a lot of rain. Possibly as much as 8 inches in spots through next week. The National Weather Service on Saturday continued to highlight the potential for flooding by next week -- both in urban areas and near rivers.
Mentors help Selma students realize their potential
Today, we shared two stories about mentorship in Selma and Dallas County. The participants of the Graduation Mentoring program and those of the 100 Black Men of America group that participated in the discussion with middle school students have planted a seed in the students they have interacted with
Alabama officer shot; person of interest sought
AUBURN, Ala. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Alabama authorities have released the photo of man investigators are calling a person of interest in the shooting of an Auburn Police officer. That officer was rushed to the hospital and his condition was not known as of Friday evening as multiple agencies join the man
Endangered salamander successfully captured in Bankhead
BANKHEAD NATIONAL FOREST, Ala. – A group of biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alabama Power Company, and USDA Forest Service trapped successfully trapped a Black Warrior Waterdog.
Monday at 6: Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall discusses his wife’s suicide.
We talked to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall about how he is working to help others heal after suicide by going public about his life experiences. Marshall’s wife, Bridgette, committed suicide in 2018.