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Selma Man Pleads Guilty to Capital Murder

From the West Alabama Newsroom- A Selma man is facing the possibility of life in prison after pleading guilty to capital murder and attempted murder. Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson says Devontae Jiles was set to go on trial on the charges this week. Jackson says Jiles and another ma

ALABAMANEWS.NET - 2018-10-22 23:44:14

Chilton County man arrested for alleged murder of 21-year-old man

CLANTON, Ala. (WIAT) -- A Chilton County man is behind bars after he allegedly shot and killed another person in Clanton. Early Sunday Morning around 3:19 a.m., Clanton Police reported a 911 call was received of a person shot in the area of Ollie Park. Upon arrival, police determined that the person

CBS42.COM - 2018-10-23 00:10:35

25-year-old man pleads guilty to 2015 shooting death during Selma car break-in

A 25-year-old Selma man pleaded guilty Monday to the 2015 killing of a Demopolis man during a car break-in. Devontae Jiles pleaded guilty to capital murder and attempted murder, said Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson. Jiles' trial was set to begin this week. The shooting happened March

AL.COM - 2018-10-22 20:55:48

Murder charge dismissed against central Alabama teen in 2016 shooting deaths of his parents

Murder charges against a central Alabama teen in the shooting deaths of his parents during an apparent dispute over a house party and drugs have been dismissed. Jesse Holton, then-17, was charged as an adult in the slayings of his father, former Eclectic mayor Mike Holton, mother, April Holton. Both

AL.COM - 2018-10-22 18:50:13

Albert Haynesworth calls out Butch Jones for celebrating Alabama win

The former Tennessee coach, now an analyst for Alabama, has never been on the winning side of the Alabama-Tennessee rivalry.

AL.COM - 2018-10-22 07:00:00

Woman walking her dog attacked twice by pack of 5 pit bulls who escaped from yard

Plans in place for pit bulls to be euthanized after attack Animal Services took the five pit bull mixes into custody after the attack. The dogs were deemed dangerous and are set to be euthanized unless their owners appeal the decision. (Source: WJLA/CNN) ROCKVILLE, MD (WJLA/CNN) - Animal Services

WSFA - 2018-10-22 05:21:34

In Alabama, blacks four times more likely than whites to be arrested for marijuana

A mural in Selma, Alabama, depicts police violence during the Selma to Montgomery civil rights march. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BIRMINGHAMTIMES.COM - 2018-10-22 12:49:36

Family of missing man speaks out

CHOCTAW COUNTY, Ala. (WTOK) -Arthur Lawrence Ward, 69, of Choctaw County, Ala., has not been seen for two weeks.

WTOK-TV - 2018-10-23 11:24:00

Mobile County commits $500,000 to segregation-era library

Mobile County is putting $500,000 behind a plan to give new life to a segregation-era library. In August and September, the Mobile County Commission and the Mobile City Council approved a deal for the county to lease the building known as the Davis Avenue Branch for 50 years at $1 per year. The agre

AL.COM - 2018-10-22 18:34:10

Selma festival lives to tell another tale

SELMA -- One of Alabama's most popular events has been saved from possible cancellation thanks to a small group of dedicated local residents. The annual "Tale Telling Festival" was created 40 years ago as a way to honor an American institution dating back to colonial days when families gathered arou

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - 2018-10-21 21:43:45

A Reminder That People Have Been Beaten And Killed So You Can Vote

The civil rights organizer was a driving force behind voter registration efforts in the South in the early 1960s, a dangerous act at the time. In 1965, Lewis led a group of 600 nonviolent protesters across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama; state troopers responded by beating him in the hea

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2018-10-22 22:29:00

Alabama-Tennessee notes: Butch Jones takes a bath | TideSports.com

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. —Butch Jones,the former Tennessee head coach who joinedNickSaban’s Alabama staff as an offensive analyst after being fired by the Volunteers, was dunked with ice water Saturday at Neyland Stadium by Crimson Tide players.Images of Jones joining the Alabama tradition of coaches and pl


Selma resident pleads guilty to murder charges - The Selma Times‑Journal

A Selma resident pled guilty on Monday to charges of capital murder and attempted murder that occurred three years ago.Devontae Jiles, 25, pled guilty for fatally shooting James Hudgens on March 14, 2015 in the Old Town Community. Hudgens was a Demopolis resident who was visiting his uncle at the t

SELAM TIMES-JOURNAL - 2018-10-22 19:54:23

Alabama football player charged with DUI

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WSFA) - Alabama football player Hunter Ray Brannon has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) by Tuscaloosa Police.The redshirt freshman was arrested Sunday morning and booked into the Tuscaloosa Jail.The 6-4, 296 pound offensive lineman is from Cullman. His


Man shot on East South Blvd. Saturday night

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A man was seriously injured in a shooting Saturday night, according to the Montgomery Police Department. Police responded to the area of Calmar Drive and Gas Light Curve on a call of shots fired. When police arrived in the area, they found a man in the 2500 block of East Sout


Alabama state auditor candidate Miranda Joseph: 'Corruption helps make the state auditor's race more relevant'

Democrat Miranda Joseph is making her third race for state auditor and her second against Republican incumbent Jim Zeigler. After two losses, Joseph said her third try feels different. She attributes part of that to Democrat Doug Jones winning the special election for the U.S. Senate in December and

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - 2018-10-22 14:15:00

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MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - 2018-10-22 09:58:00

A look at Alabama players smoking cigars after Tennessee win

Not long after the game was over on Saturday, Alabama players began posting celebratory cigar pictures. Here are some of the cigar pictures from after the Crimson Tide's 58-21 win over Tennessee: View this post on Instagram Rocky Top starting to feel like home sweet home to me. A post shared by Mill


Exhibit to feature famed Demopolis author’s typewriter - The Demopolis Times

James Haskins (1941-2005), a Demopolis native and educator, undertook to make up for the absence of children’s books on black historical figures, and he ultimately became one of America’s most published children’s book authors with more than 100 works of nonfiction to his credit. He once recalled th


MPD officer involved in multi-vehicle crash

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A Montgomery Police officer was involved in a multi-vehicle crash Friday evening, the department confirmed.According to the Montgomery Police Department, the crash happened near the intersection of Eastern Boulevard and Vaughn Road.There were minor injuries as a result of the