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New wayside information markers were unveiled Thursday at Colbert Ferry Park near the location of the former home of Chief George Colbert, who once operated a ferry that crossed the Tennessee River …
FLORENCE — A Limestone County man is in jail after Lauderdale County authorities said he was arrested for having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a teenage girl.
FLORENCE — Children's Museum Shoals officials told Florence/Lauderdale Tourism board members today that the much-improved facility will be ready to open its doors on June 8.
RED BAY — The Red Bay Garden Club is hosting a plant sale and bake sale to benefit community beautification projects.
FLORENCE — Veterans and members of American Legion Post 11 are invited to a free breakfast Saturday morning.
SHEFFIELD — Due to minor flooding on the Tennessee River, the entrances to the Spring Creek boat ramp in the Village area of Sheffield have been closed.
Ag center bill in House today Yesterday at 9:16AM
A bill that’s key to the creation of a 10,000-seat agriculture center just outside of Florence should get a vote in the Alabama House today. It’s already cleared the Senate.
River levels should peak today Yesterday at 1:20AM
The Tennessee River at Florence rose above flood stage Wednesday afternoon, and is expected to crest at about a half a foot or more above flood stage by this afternoon, officials said.
FLORENCE – Beginning May 1, Lauderdale County judges, the district attorney and detention center officials will be looking closely at sick inmates who could be fitted with ankle monitors to be …
"Violent tornadoes, long-track tornadoes"

From WAFF.com

Documents released by lawmakers show President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was warned when he retired in 2014 not to take foreign money without "advance approval" …
State officials have declared the three already completed executions a success, using terms like "closure" for the victims' families, as they prepare for a fourth.
Republican lawmakers are pushing a plan to require the University of Wisconsin System to discipline students who disrupt speeches and presentations, and force campuses to remain neutral on public …
A federal appeals court says an employer can justify salary discrepancies between men and women for the same work on the grounds that their wages were based on their previous salaries.
Ann Coulter says she was forced to cancel her speaking event Thursday at the University of California, Berkeley amid concerns of violence, calling it "a dark day for free speech in America."
Republicans control the White House and Congress, but the groups that stand in opposition to the National Rifle Association say even in the face of daunting presidential election results _ they are …
A prison spokesman says an Arkansas inmate scheduled to be the fourth executed in a week opted to receive communion instead of a traditional last meal.
An off-duty Tucson Sector Border Patrol is being investigated for possibly starting a wildfire in southern Arizona while target shooting last weekend.
In a park amid Manhattan skyscrapers, a gem has emerged: a posh public bathroom complete with fresh flowers, imported tiles, classical music and artwork.
A Kentucky doctor who was dragged off a United flight after he refused to give up his seat to crew members has reached a settlement with the airline for an undisclosed amount.

From WHNT.com

FLORENCE, Ala. – Beginning May 1, inmates in the Lauderdale County Detention Center could be responsible for their own health care costs. Behind the razor wire and fencing, an average of 250 men …
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. – The largest voting precinct in Lauderdale County has been relocated. Orange barrels line U.S. Highway 43 in Greenhill. A road-widening project began in 2016 and is …
FLORENCE, Ala. – Earlier Wednesday, a crane overturned at the construction site of Florence’s new hospital. North Alabama Medical Center officials confirmed that no injuries were reported in the …
FLORENCE, Ala. – After four years of non-stop work, some students in Florence received a prized trophy Friday morning. But it’s not for work in the classroom, rather outside keeping their …
FLORENCE, Ala. – The Florence City School Board has selected who they want to lead the school system forward. Of the four finalists, they decided to keep leadership in the family. Jimmy Shaw will …
FLORENCE, Ala. – Lauderdale County could see a new agricultural and event center within two years. It’s not local leaders planning a 10,000 seat arena, but the legislative delegation from the …
SHEFFIELD, Ala. – A Colbert County man accused of murdering his father in 2014 won’t be going to prison. Following a not guilty plea, George Morris III has been committed to a state mental health …
ROGERSVILLE, Ala.-It’s not everyone who can honestly tell you, ‘I saved someone’s life,’ but Slade Sartain and Kaitlyn Hendrix can, and they did. Both are high school seniors who are …
FLORENCE, Ala. – A woman accused of abusing adopted and foster children appeared in court Tuesday afternoon. After weeks of being held without bond, Jenise Spurgeon now has the opportunity to get …
FLORENCE, Ala. – Late last week, Robert Eugene Hastings was transferred from state prison back to Lauderdale County. He was scheduled for a preliminary hearing at 9 a.m. Monday. But Hastings was …

From The Courier Journal

Music, Fine Arts 4/25/2017
PHIL CAMPBELL - The Northwest-Shoals Community College Music Department has been a staple for rural Northwest Alabama for approximately 40 years.  NW-SCC will host a Homecoming Celebration for all …
FLORENCE - Hospice is such a commonly used term, it seems as if they have been around for generations.  In fact, Florence Wald, two pediatricians, and a chaplain, founded the first official hospice …
HILLSBORO – Pond Spring, the General Joe Wheeler Home, recently restored two historic markers on the museum site and has added a new entry sign.  A marker unveiling and dedication will take place …
Madness 4/25/2017
FLORENCE-The Attention Homes of NW Alabama have been providing a home for at-risk youths in the Shoals since the mid 1970’s. The non-profit organization has a boy’s home in Sheffield and a …
FLORENCE — The University of North Alabama has released its 2017 football schedule. It includes eight Gulf South Conference contests and non-conference games against Texas A&M-Commerce and …
Awards for Shoals 4/18/2017
MUSCLE SHOALS — Northwest-Shoals Community College’s Alpha Zeta Iota chapter (Phil Campbell Campus) and Alpha Sigma Beta (Shoals Campus) recently received 14 awards at the 2017 Phi Theta Kappa …
FLORENCE – Florence Arts and Museums is excited to announce the film screening of Michael Miner’s latest Frank Lloyd Wright documentary, Masterpieces. The film emphasizes Frank Lloyd Wright …
by Dennis Sherer
TUSCUMBIA–McVantage Packaging, LLC of Tuscumbia and APC Forest Products, Inc. of Muscle Shoals merged their Shoals area operations into one corporate entity April 1. The company will operate under …
Transafe Ramp 4/4/2017
FLORENCE - Shoals Ambulance recently deployed a Transafe ramp in its ambulance fleet to accommodate bariatric patients. The ramp can be used in any ambulance and easily attaches to the exterior of …

Shoals Crimestoppers

FLORENCE, Ala. – The Florence Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a group of suspected skimmers. Here are surveillance pictures of the two suspects police are looking …
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. – Police have a string of burglaries they are investigating. One of those crimes was captured in the last couple of weeks on camera.   During the dark of night, Muscle Shoals …
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. – Investigators with the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office would like to know who these two people are. The woman took her time shopping at Dollar General in Cloverdale …
TUSCUMBIA, Ala. – Just three weeks ago, a Tuscumbia man was gunned down outside of his home. Authorities are still in desperate need of the public’s help to bring the shooter to justice. …
RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. – The Russellville Police Department has a couple of cases they need cleared. One involves a stolen debit card; the other a woman who thinks it okay to go shopping a not pay for …
FLORENCE, Ala. – Check cashing businesses across north Alabama are out thousands of dollars from a fake check scam which is sweeping the area. Florence police have been able to identify two of the …
FLORENCE, Ala. – It’s been two months since a Florence woman was found dead in her Simpson Street apartment. Shortly after the discovery, investigators said Andrea Forbes’ death was a homicide. …
RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. — The Russellville Police Department needs the public’s help identifying a couple of theft suspects. It seems the alleged thieves got a little hungry, and that’s when they …
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. – Russellville police are searching for a theft suspect caught on camera. Investigators are hoping someone can recognize the man and help bring him to justice. See the guy in …
FLORENCE, Ala. – Police have released photos of two burglary suspects they need help identifying. Investigators believe they are responsible for multiple thefts. Florence Police Department …

Franklin County Times

VARNER, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas wrapped up an aggressive execution schedule Thursday, putting to death its fourth inmate in eight days.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The son of Venezuela's top human rights official is urging his father to prevent further bloodshed tied to anti-government street clashes as officials defy international …
Americans have always loved candy bars. Now, candy bars will be loving America right back. The Hershey Company has announced that it will be rolling out special editions of their most popular candy …
After many months shrouded in secrecy, concrete information regarding Apple's plans in the automotive space are finally starting to leak out. While Apple's initial plans may have centered on …
Fans' last chance at Chevy's pushrod V-8 rear-wheel-drive sedan.
ABC News caught up with President Trump at the White House during Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — With his victim's two young sons in court for the first time, a gunman who shot and killed a Pennsylvania trooper was formally sentenced to death Thursday, one day after a jury …
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — The body of a 1½-year-old girl was found at a "deplorable" northern Illinois home that she and her mother shared with squatters after her mother reluctantly allowed detectives …
Witnesses said Chris Soules was picked up in a red truck after walking away from the scene.
 
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