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Funeral for 9-year-old who committed suicide
DEMOPOLIS, Ala. (WIAT) - A west Alabama family who lost their 9-year-old loved one to suicide is taking a stand to fight against bullying. Eddwina Harris says the death of her niece McKenzie Adams has devastated her entire family.
Alabama teen missing for over a month spotted getting into RV in Georgia
LAGRANGE, Ga. — Police in west Georgia believe they may have spotted a missing teen not seen since October. Darren Earles vanished after leaving Valley High School in Valley, Alabama on Oct. 25. However, on Saturday just before 1 p.m., Earles was seen getting into an RV at the LaGrange, Georgia Walm
Selma man dies after being struck by vehicle in Dallas County
A Selma man was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while he was walking on a county road north of Selma on Friday afternoon, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said in a news release.
Selma Man Hit & Killed by Car
Alabama State Troopers say a Selma man was hit by a car and killed Friday afternoon. The victim is identified as 50 year old Adrian Jay Stubbs. He was struck by a car on Dallas County 37 about nine miles North of Selma Friday afternoon at 1:30. No charges so far as State Troopers continue their inve
Alabama elementary school bus driver buys McDonald’s breakfast for students when ice delays school opening
One generous Alabama school bus driver has gone viral for purchasing 50 McDonald’s breakfast biscuits for his elementary school students when icy roads delayed the school’s opening, so that the youngsters would not go hungry in class.
This is the least-healthy city in Alabama
Alabama has a health problem. The state is historically ranked among the least-healthy in the country, with high rates of heart disease and obesity and low percentages of people who exercise and have healthy diets.
Single car crash claims life in Selma
Dallas County Al. (WIAT) -- A single-vehicle crash at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, claimed the life of a pedestrian. Adrian Jay Stubbs, 50, of Selma was killed when he was struck by a 2014 Buick Verano. Stubbs was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Buick was not injured. The crash occurre
Reward Offered in 2017 Wilcox Co. Cold Case
From the West Alabama Newsroom– — Authorities in Wilcox County are hoping a $5000 dollar reward will help them solve an unsolved murder. District Attorney Michael Jackson says 50 year old Curtis Crear shot and killed in June of 2017.
Alabama girl, 9, dies by suicide after racial bullying: report
The family of a Linden, Ala., 9-year-old said they believe she died by suicide after enduring racist taunts from classmates, The Tuscaloosa News reports. Fourth-grader McKenzie Adams hanged herself on Dec. 3 at home. Her grandmother discovered her body.
Suspect charged with capital murder
A suspect was arrested Thursday for capital murder in a two-year-old case. Courtney Williams was arrested on the Grand Jury Capias Warrant in connection with the murder of Jamarius Deonta Fails on Oct. 16, 2017, according to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson.
ChiLLy Fest Parade [PHOTO GALLERY] [UPDATED]
Linden held its annual ChiLLy Festival Parade on Monday night, rescheduled due to rain. The theme of this year’s parade is “Happy Birthday,” which is taken from the tenth anniversary of ChiLLy Fest, Alabama’s Bicentennial and Christmas. The winning float was decorated by Marengo Academy elementary s
Mother of 9-year-old who committed suicide speaks out
DEMOPOLIS, Ala. (WIAT) -- The story of the 9-year-old McKenzie Adams who committed suicide is gaining national coverage as the Demopolis City School System released a report saying they have concluded "their internal investigation about the allegations of bullying" which led to her death.
County Commission denies probate office use of meeting chambers
Marengo County Probate Judge Laurie Hall implored the members of the County Commission Tuesday to be able to use the commission chambers for hearings. Several of the commissioners were obviously reluctant to cede use of their space to Hall for a few hours two to three days a week and peppered her wi
County residents sentenced for crimes
Two Dallas County residents received sentences this week. Daryl Dewayne Struggs was sentenced to seven years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Former Dallas County Animal Control officer Christopher Triplett received a sentence of 15 years suspended prison in time, with two yea
Tolerance Makes 9 Year Old Girls Hang Themselves
Martin Luther King, Jr., had a dream. An absolutely sickening event that happened in Linden, AL informs us that we need to wake up and smell the damn asphalt. McKenzie Adams’ family members said the fourth-grader had been bullied by a group of classmates since the beginning of the school year. Her g
Alabama School Says They Found No Evidence Of Bullying In McKenzie Adams Suicide
Adams’ family said the child was taunted at U.S. Jones Elementary School since the beginning of the school year for having a white friend who gave her rides to school. Despite her family’s claim, Alex Braswell, attorney for the Demopolis City Board of Education, sent an email Tuesday which said they
City Councilwoman leads charge to clean up Selma neighborhood
Selma City Councilwoman Jannie Thomas spent Wednesday afternoon with kids from Perry Varner Detention Center cleaning up part of the city. The group, members of the Perry Varner boot camp, helped Thomas clean up parts of Highland Street, Church Street, Lapsley Street and Summerfield Road. The area s
Family: 9-Year-Old Who Hung Herself Was Bullied Over Riding To School With White Friend
DEMOPOLIS, Ala. (CBS Local) — The mother of a 9-year-old girl who took her own life says her daughter had been bullied by a group of classmates because she rode to school with a white family.
Clotilda slave ship exactly the size of Alabama wreck
Divers this week began a search of a shipwreck that is “exactly” the size of the Clotilda, the last American slave ship, according to the archaeologist leading the effort to excavate the vessel.
Alabama NAACP to hold vigil for family of man killed by police at mall
HOOVER, Ala. -- The Alabama State Conference of the NAACP will take part in a candle light vigil Saturday for the family of the man killed by a police officer at a Birmingham-area shopping mall.