SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A man wanted in a gunshot killing that occurred last year in Alabama has been arrested in Minnesota, police said Wednesday.
Javontae Mitchell, 18, was captured last week near the Canadian border by federal marshals, said Lt.
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A company is seeking to build the country’s first-ever remote air traffic control center, which could handle traffic for multiple airports, on the site of an old Air Force base in Alabama, a newspaper reports.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A man convicted of murder in west Alabama more than a decade ago was captured Monday a day after escaping from a minimum-security corrections center near Mobile, prison officials said.
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama judge has refused to dismiss an indictment against a New Orleans tattoo artist accused in a bizarre theft in which a chair-shaped Confederate monument was taken from a cemetery and held for ransom.
Like religious congregants all over, the people of historic Brown Chapel AME Church turned off the lights and locked the doors at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic because it wasn’t safe to gather for worship with a deadly virus circulating.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers on Tuesday advanced legislation that would alter the name of Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge to honor those who were beaten on the bridge as they marched for civil rights in 1965.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Orleans Parish School Board has chosen an Alabama school superintendent, an official of a Los Angeles nonprofit and a Florida educational consultant as finalists for superintendent of a system made up largely of charter schools.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — At a rally marking the anniversary of the landmark Selma to Montgomery march for voting rights, speakers drew parallels on Friday between the 1965 struggle and modern fights over voting laws, labor organization and healthcare access.
For longer than Elliott Smith can recall, annual commemorations of the historic voting rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, doubled as family reunions.
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris visited Selma, Alabama, on Sunday to commemorate a defining moment in the fight for equal voting rights, even as congressional efforts to restore the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act have faltered.
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Fewer and fewer people are voting in Selma, Alabama. And to many, that is particularly heartbreaking.
They lament that almost six decades after Black demonstrators on the city’s Edmond Pettus Bridge risked their lives for the right to cast ballots, voting in predominantly Black Selma and surrounding Dallas County has steadily declined.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris is traveling to Alabama this weekend to commemorate a key moment of the civil rights movement.
Harris will speak in Selma at an event marking the 57th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” the day in 1965 when white police attacked Black voting rights marchers.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Growing up in the civil rights epicenter of Selma, Alabama, Terri Sewell heard all the stories.
About the police violence during the “Bloody Sunday” march at the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former state legislator Hank Sanders announced Tuesday he is once again running for the Alabama Seat he held for nearly 40 years.
The Senate seat is currently held by Sanders' daughter, Malika Sanders Fortier, who has decided she is not running again, Sanders said.
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A judge has delayed the trial of a New Orleans man charged with stealing a chair-shaped Confederate monument from an Alabama cemetery in a bizarre ransom scheme.
Jason Warnick had been scheduled to stand trial next month in Selma on charges of theft and receiving stolen property, but Dallas County Circuit Judge Collins Pettaway Jr.
NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Schapiro, a prize-winning photographer whose indelible images ranged from the March on Washington to the set of “The Godfather” and other films, has died at age 87.
Schapiro died Saturday at his home in Chicago, according to spokesperson Heidi Schaeffer.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A new system will allow travelers to purchase “all-in-one” mobile tickets for admission into attractions in different areas of Alabama, tourism officials said.
With ticket packages available by region and attraction types, the new system allows tourists and tour operators to create itineraries without extra cost.
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Three high school students in Alabama were arrested Friday after investigators received an anonymous call that a loaded gun had been brought to campus.
“The person who called in the tip is a hero,” Dallas County Sheriff Mike Granthum told WFSA-TV.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two pioneers for voting rights have become the first women represented in the Statuary Hall of notable Alabamians at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.
The bronze bust likenesses of Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights pioneer, and Pattie Ruffner Jacobs, the state’s leading suffrage activist in the early twentieth century, were unveiled Monday.
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A second suspect faces charges in the death of a Selma police officer.
Andrevious Quinton Carter, 22, was arrested Monday night on a charge of capital murder in the July 27 shooting death of Officer Marquis Moorer, 25, according to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson and court records made public Tuesday.
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama prosecutor said Wednesday that he had no plans to dismiss an indictment in an unusual ransom plot involving a stolen Confederate monument, despite a decision by prosecutors in Louisiana to drop related charges there.
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — An explosive packed with nails went off early Wednesday at an affordable housing complex, injuring no one but causing extensive damage to a building, officials said.
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — The world knows the names of John Lewis and a few more of the voting rights demonstrators who walked across Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965 only to be attacked by Alabama state troopers on a day that came to be called “Bloody Sunday.” A new project aims to identify more of the hundreds of people who were involved in the protest.
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — The courthouse annex in Alabama's Dallas County now bears the name of two prominent African-American attorneys and civil rights figures from the community — J.L. Chestnut and Bruce Boynton.
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A project to light the Edmund Pettus Bridge — an iconic structure for its role in the struggle for Civil Rights — could be completed by next summer in Selma, Alabama, organizers said this week.
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Forward Jo Smith has transfered to Seton Hall from Chipola College in Florida and will be eligible to play this coming season.
Coach Kevin Willard announced Thursday that Smith had signed a grant-in-aid offer.
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — An explosion that damaged Selma's city convention center on Monday was caused by a natural gas problem, the mayor told city leaders.
The Selma Times-Journal reported that Mayor James Perkins Jr.
An explosion rocked an Alabama convention center, heavily damaging the building but causing no injuries, authorities said.
The cause of the Monday night blast at Selma’s convention center — which was unoccupied at the time — was not immediately known, Al.com reported.
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A judge agreed to a request by the state attorney general's office on Monday and dismissed charges against three one-time Selma police officers arrested during a probe into guns that were missing from an evidence room.
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A huge fire that consumed thousands of railroad ties in rural western Alabama was still burning Tuesday, nearly two days after it started.
A storm that dumped rain on the blaze Monday evening helped keep it contained to the property of National Salvage and Services Corp., but it wasn't enough to douse the flames, said Billy Barrett, chief of the Valley Grande Volunteer Fire Department.
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A fire that apparently started with a lightning strike and grew so large it showed up on weather radar engulfed a pile of thousands of railroad ties at a recycling plant in rural west Alabama.
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A teenager accused of using a rifle to kill a police officer who was taking a lunch break at home made his initial court appearance Friday wearing a bulletproof vest.
Javonte Stubbs, 18, was under heavy police guard during a hearing in Dallas County, where a judge scheduled a preliminary hearing for Sept.
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A man sought in the killing of an Alabama police officer who was gunned down in an ambush while taking a lunch break has been arrested, authorities said Wednesday.
Javonte Stubbs, 18, was arrested overnight in the death of Selma Police Officer Marquis Moorer and the wounding of Moorer's female companion, Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson said.
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer on break at the apartment complex where he lived was shot to death early Tuesday and a woman was wounded in what a prosecutor described as an ambush.
Selma Police Officer Marquis Moorer was on duty and went home to get a bite to eat when he was fatally shot, Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson said.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The landmark voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965 didn't happen in just one day: Participants spent four nights camping along the roughly 55-mile (89-kilometer) route through Alabama, sleeping in tents and near farm buildings under the watch of guards to prevent white supremacist attacks.
LaTosha Brown opened with a song.
Speaking about voting rights one recent spring day in Selma, Alabama, the Black activist delivered the civil rights anthem “Keep Your Eyes on the Prize” in a voice showcasing her background as a jazz singer.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The fight to allow women to vote in Alabama, an issue that became snarled in white supremacist efforts to bar Black people from the polls, will be recalled in a series of historical markers across the state.
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama have issued an arrest warrant for a man in connection with the bizarre theft of a Confederate monument that was taken from an Alabama cemetery and found in Louisiana.
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — It’s not the first Confederate monument to go missing in Selma, Alabama, but the story of the stolen Jefferson Davis chair may be the oddest...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A third person has been arrested in connection with a stolen Confederate monument, New Orleans police said...
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Two Alabama teenagers have been arrested in a shootout that killed a third.
Amari Bonner, 17, a Selma High School student, was a rear-seat passenger in a car from which another passenger shot at a pedestrian on Saturday, Selma police told WSFA-TV...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have recovered a Confederate monument that had been stolen in Alabama and was the subject of a ransom note threatening to convert it into a toilet, New Orleans police confirmed Friday...
From the port where enslaved Africans entered America to the home where Medgar Evers was murdered, a new guidebook helps readers explore for themselves the history, the landmarks and the watershed moments of the Black American struggle for equality and justice...
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Activists who gathered virtually and in person to commemorate a pivotal day in the civil rights struggle that became known as Bloody Sunday called on people to continue the fight for voting rights as they also honored giants of the civil rights movement, including the late U...