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Former longtime Alabama senator Zeb Little accused of stealing thousands from clients

Zeb Little, the former majority leader of the Alabama state senate, is indicted on charges of stealing from his legal clients’ trust funds, authorities said. Little, a 50-year-old from Cullman, is indicted on three felony charges of first-degree theft, announced Alabama Attorney General Steve Marsha


Father of Alabama woman who joined ISIS sues Trump administration

The father of Hoda Muthana, the Alabama woman who fled the country to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), is suing the Trump administration seeking his daughter’s return to the U.S.


New charges filed against Alabama teacher accused of rape

WEDOWEE, Ala. — New charges have been filed against an Alabama high school teacher accused of repeatedly raping a 15-year-old student. Al.com reports authorities on Thursday announced 30-year-old David Brenton Burkhalter is now charged with second-degree rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and school employe


Alabama is already waving goodbye to its 'fluke' senator Doug Jones

It doesn’t really matter which Republican candidate takes on Democratic Sen. Doug Jones in November 2020, as long as is isn’t Roy Moore. If the GOP can avoid a candidate with the kind of baggage Moore had, Jones seems destined to lose his bid to win a full term representing Alabama in the Senate. Jo


Alabama Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday scheduled for this weekend [UPDATED]

This weekend, Marengo County and the City of Demopolis will be participating in Alabama’s Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. Being prepared for emergencies is always important and this weekend presents the perfect opportunity to prepare for what may lie ahead.


Jail escapee sought in northwest Alabama

Authorities in northwest Alabama are asking the public to be on the lookout for an escaped inmate. Richie Oneal Landers, a 45-year-old from the Hodges area of Franklin County, escaped the local jail around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, authorities said. Landers is described as a white man with brown hair and


Newspaper Editor Who Calls for KKK to ‘Night Ride Again’ Won’t Back Down

*Here we go with another proud racist and white supremacist who wants you to know where he’s coming from. His name is Goodloe Sutton and he’s the editor of a small town newspaper in Linden, Alabama.


Alabama mail carrier pleads guilty to feeding dog nail-laced meatballs

An Alabama woman has pleaded guilty to an animal cruelty charge for feeding a dog meatballs laced with nails in 2017 when she worked for the U.S. Postal Service. Susanna Burhans was sentenced to 10 days in jail, 50 hours of community service and two years of probation, court records show. She will s


See Alabama flooding photos, videos

Days of heavy rain has left flooding throughout parts of Alabama. The National Weather Service said an additional 2-4 inches of rain will be possible across parts of north and central Alabama through this weekend. The rain will create additional runoff into already swollen rivers and creeks across t


Who is Goodloe Sutton? Alabama publisher writes KKK editorial; credited with bringing down sheriff

Howard “Goodloe” Sutton, the editor and publisher of the Democrat-Reporter newspaper in Linden, Alabama, is under fire for an editorial titled “Klan needs to ride again.”


Alabama sailor killed in WWII identified, coming home for burial

An Alabama veteran of World War II is coming home for burial this spring after his remains were identified 74 years after he died in action. Navy Reserve Seaman 2nd Class Ira N. Slaton of Albertville died July 24, 1944 aboard the USS Colorado off the shore of the Northern Mariana Islands. He was 22.


Chambers County Drug Task Force Bust Three in Valley, Alabama

The Chambers County Drug Task Force busted three people for unlawful possession of multiple drugs. Thursday morning in Valley, agents of the Drug Task force, Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force, and the Chambers County Swat Team served a search warrant at 1083 Plantation Rd.


Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles releases January progress report

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles touts several improved strategies in their January status report for its approved corrective action plan. Governor Kay Ivey and Attorney General Steve Marshall mandated the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles provide monthly reports follow


A crash course is social services in Dallas County

Another month is ending, which means another meeting of the Leadership Dallas County has passed. This month was all about social services, the work the groups are doing in the community and like everywhere else we have been, we were schooled in common misconceptions.


Shopping and eating in Selma, alcohol from Dallas County

You don’t realize how many clothes you have until you get ready to pack a suitcase, do you? When you decide to pick out just enough stuff to pack, you always have too much. I try my best to pack light, but I always end up with more stuff than I need for a trip. I have traveled enough that […]


Robinson and Johnson wed Dec. 10

Roosevelt Johnson Jr. and Harriett Stubbs Robinson wish to announce their marriage and reaffirmation. They were united in marriage Dec. 10, 2018 in Camden and later enjoyed the presence of family and friends in a formal ceremony at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Atkeison.


Bibb County Deputy Charged with Assault

Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson says a Bibb County Deputy jailer is in jail…charged with assaulting an inmate in the county jail on February 11th. The news release from Jackson says Edd Miree had previously been fired form other law enforcement agencies. Jackson says the allegation i


Council responds to McPhillips’ complaint

In November of 2018, Montgomery attorney Julian McPhillips filed a complaint in Dallas County circuit court on behalf of Ronita Wade, the embattled city treasurer, detailing her struggles with the City of Selma.


THS girls’ season ends at region

The Thomasville High School Lady Tigers basketball team ended its season Monday night with a 43-35 loss to Prattville Christian in the Southwest regionals in Alabama State University’s dunn-oliver Acadome in Montgomery. Allie newberry had nine points. Ma’Kayla Jones and Precious Pledger each had eig


First responder participated in Selma to Montgomery march

Dallas County Constable Christopher Columbus Peterson is looking forward to next weekend’s Jubilee Crossing. Peterson participated in the historic Montgomery to Selma March in 1965 as a senior at R.B. Hudson High School.