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Help when needed 12/20/2014
FLORENCE — For Crystal Heggie, homelessness only applied to images she'd seen on television — until she found herself in that situation four months ago.
Rogersville Police Chief Terry Holden said if the current increase in traffic is any indication of what is yet to come during the Christmas holidays, it's going to be heavy.
No-shows at UNA 12/20/2014
FLORENCE — Students the University of North Alabama hoped would enroll but didn't most often attended community colleges, a survey indicates.
RUSSELLVILLE — Franklin County Highway Engineer David Palmer said the county steadily is moving forward with numerous road and bridge projects they are completing through the Alabama Transportation …
FLORENCE — The cost to tee up for a round of golf at Blackberry Trail is going up the first of the year.
Passengers load up on the train Saturday evening for a ride around Spring Park.
Law & Order 12/20/2014
Jed R. Curtis, 54, 1314 Sunnyside St., Florence; third-degree domestic violence, domestic violence interfering with an emergency call and domestic violence strangulation/suffocation.
FLORENCE — Students the University of North Alabama hoped would enroll but didn't most often ended up at community colleges, a telephone survey indicates.
FLORENCE — For Crystal Heggie, homelessness only applied to images she’d seen on television — until she found herself in that situation four months ago.
RUSSELLVILLE — Franklin County Highway Engineer David Palmer said the county is steadily moving forward with numerous road and bridge projects they are completing through the Alabama Transportation …

From WAFF.com

A white Milwaukee police officer who was fired after he fatally shot a mentally ill black man in a downtown park in April won't face criminal charges, the county's top prosecutor said Monday.
Birmingham police are looking for the suspect who beat a pizza delivery man to death at the District at the Summit apartment complex on Sunday night.
A court has granted Sandra, a 29-year-old orangutan housed at the Buenos Aires zoo, limited human rights and freedom as a result of a lawsuit.
The weather for the week of Christmas is looking mild with a chance of thunderstorms and a few flurries.
Several Republican lawmakers said they will make another push to establish charter schools in Alabama, at least on a limited basis. 
Following a viral social media video of a brutal beat down, the man responsible for the attack is now wanted for simple assault.
Christmas is just a few days away and now is a good time to think about a strategy to deal with those mountains of cardboard boxes you'll be cleaning up.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
The northbound lane of Nance Road will be closed for Huntsville Utilities utility work beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, weather permitting.
Republicans have the Senate majority now and are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill this January. But a much tougher election map two years from now could force …

From WHNT.com

FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) –  Getting pulled over during the holidays is enough to ruin your Christmas spirit. But this week, some officers in Florence are prepared to hand you more than a …
FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police in Florence are asking for the public’s help as they investigate an early morning shooting.  One man was seriously hurt. Investigators say the shooting …
FLORENCE, Ala. – A capital murder suspect who pleaded guilty in Nov. was sentenced to 25 years in prison Wednesday. Shannon Paul Brewer pleaded guilty to capital murder just 10 days before …
FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Shoals has come together in a big way to make Christmas special for almost 2,000 children. The Salvation Army of the Shoals has seen record responses this year with …
COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. - FreightCar America announced Monday it will host a job fair to fill between 150 and 200 production team positions at the mile-long railcar plant in Barton, Alabama. The job …
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) – A group of students at Muscle Shoals High School organized a generous amount of holiday cheer. They pooled their resources together from classes and school clubs …
FLORENCE, Ala. – A former nurse has been arrested and charged with abusing a 96-year-old patient, Florence Police said. 27-year-old Labarbara Deshay Currin was arrested Tuesday by U.S. …
COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – After an hour of deliberations Wednesday morning, a jury found James Christopher Martin guilty of manslaughter. Martin was charged with the shooting death of Grant …
ROGERSVILLE, Ala. – New details have come to light in the fire that took the life of a man in Rogersville last Tuesday. Police announced the cause of the fire was a wood burning stove …
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) –  Alabama State Troopers have released the names of a Rogersville family involved in a deadly wreck in Lauderdale County. The father and two daughters were …

From The Courier Journal

THE SHOALS – The holidays are upon us, and, during this time of year, we all want to sparkle. What we don’t want is for our costume jewelry pieces to discolor and irritate our skin.
Donny Muse didn’t always know he would be a Certified Master Tobacconist.  Before he became one, he was just a history major at the University of North Alabama.  That is where his tobacco journey …
All About Desire 12/16/2014
MUSCLE SHOALS – At ten years of age Charity Donley had a stroke which caused a brain aneurism.  Even after a long stay in the hospital, Charity was left with cognitive deficits and physical …
PHIL CAMPBELL – Northwest-Shoals Community College’s Music Department will hold a Christmas concert, A Christmas Celebration!, on Sunday, December 14, at 3pm at First Baptist Church in …
TUSCUMBIA – Scrooge, Marley, and all the familiar faces from Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, are returning to Tuscumbia.  They will join townspeople in presenting …
MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley recently appointed former Shoals Chamber of Commerce Chairman and local CPA, Lisa Patterson, to the Alabama Small Business Commission. The Commission held its …
A Series of Thanks 12/1/2014
FLORENCE - Charles Alexander has served the Dixie Baseball organization for 48 years.  He has served in several state and national positions within the organization comprising eleven southern …
Extension at 100 12/1/2014
FLORENCE - The legislation that established Alabama’s oldest and largest educational outreach agency, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, marks its 100th anniversary this year.   To …
SHOALS - A 2015 rankings report released in early November by Niche Best Schools, a nationwide reviewing agency, rates the Florence and Muscle Shoals school districts highly.  Florence City Schools …
FLORENCE – The City of Florence was recently designated as one of the first three inaugural cities to participate in the National Recycling Partnership Grant. 

Shoals Crimestoppers

RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Investigators with the Russellville Police Department are looking for an armed robber. The case goes back to 2011, but officials hope getting the surveillance video …
RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  Russellville Police investigators need your help identifying a thief. They say a man made off with some cash from a local business on December 4th. Surveillance …
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) – A smash-and-grab has Muscle Shoals Police investigators looking for a thief, and they weren’t just after cash. Video surveillance shows a man throwing …
FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) –   Florence Police Department investigators are looking for some thieves. They say a man and woman caused a scene at the Cloverdale Wal-mart and got away with some …
  LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – It may sound like something from a western movie, Lauderdale County Sheriff’s investigators need your help to some horse thieves. A witness caught …
RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Investigators with the Russellville Police Department said an alleged thief returned a stolen tablet to the owners. The incident happened at Walmart on October 30th …
TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT)  – Tuscumbia Police are looking for two men who broke into two businesses in one night. Investigators have surveillance video from the night of Oct. 26. Those …
FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) –  Investigators with the Florence Police Department need your help finding a thief. A man in Florence is accused of stealing checks, then cashing them in at a few …
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) – Muscle Shoals Police need your help identifying some men who are responsible for a car shop theft. It’s a case long gone unsolved. Owners of Holt’s …
FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT / Shoals Area Crime Stoppers) – Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Some books leave us free and some books make us free.” While that may stand true, this man …

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