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BIRMINGHAM — A Lauderdale County couple who pleaded guilty to exploiting a 7-year-old girl to produce child pornography was sentenced to a total of 2,340 years in federal prison this morning.
FLORENCE — Police have arrested a Florence man in connection with car burglaries on Larimore Street on Tuesday night.
FLORENCE — Authorities said former Florence Police Chief Rick Thompson was found dead inside his apartment on Lauderdale 47 early this morning. He was 63.
‘Student success’ on top Today at 12:03AM
FLORENCE — Randy Hanna was the second l candidate to visit the University of North Alabama to interview for the top job at the university.
RUSSELLVILLE — Both candidates for Franklin County School Board Place 3 promise to deliver dedication and hard work to their office if elected.
TUSCUMBIA — Cyndi Ledlow said she and her sister have received overwhelming support as they prepare for an upcoming parole hearing related to the 2007 death of their father.
MUSCLE SHOALS — Teresa Ricketts said as soon as she started using a "smart board" in her third-grade classroom, student interest picked up.
FLORENCE — A wide-ranging overview of the state of the city will be presented today by Mayor Mickey Haddock and other officials.
Area Briefs Yesterday at 11:52PM
FLORENCE — The city's first African-American city councilman was remembered Tuesday with a street named in his honor.
Law & Order Yesterday at 11:50PM
Jeremy Quintez Johnson, 30, 126 Burrell St., Florence; second-degree rape.

From WAFF.com

A motorcyclist died at Huntsville Hospital Wednesday night from injuries sustained in a wreck on Mastin Lake Road near Jordan Lane.
By HOWIE RUMBERG AP Sports Writer Pablo Sandoval chugs home from second on Brandon Belt's one-out double in the fourth inning to tie it 2-all.
A space heater is believed to be the cause of a house fire that displaced the homeowner Wednesday.
An on-duty soldier with the Canadian Armed Forces was killed at the National War Memorial. 
October is National Fire Prevention Month and Alabama consistently ranks near the top when it comes to fire-related deaths.
The man who burglarized a storage facility in Madison County literally limped away from the scene. His distinguishable physical characteristic could help identify him.
It's alcohol awareness week at Calhoun Community College, students were reminded of the dangers of drinking and driving.
A person has been apprehended at the White House after jumping the fence.
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price …

From WHNT.com

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) – The funeral has been scheduled for Deshler head coach Jake Linville, who died Sunday afternoon at his parents’ home in Collinwood, Tennessee. Authorities say …
COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – More than 50 people piled into a classroom at Northwest Shoals Community College Monday. They represented first responders from all over Colbert County and beyond. …
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) – State and local fire marshals have spent the day sifting through the scene of a fatal house fire that claimed the lives of two men. Their hope is to find the cause …
TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT)- Deshler High School head football coach Jake Linville died Sunday afternoon.  Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan says Linville died around 5 p. m. Sunday afternoon at his …
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) – With the cut of a ribbon and a round of applause, the new multi-million dollar Muscle Shoals Career Academy officially opened its doors to students Friday. It’s …
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A countywide ambulance service is now fully operational in Franklin County. Shoals Ambulance Service started dispatching response crews from their Russellville …
TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) – As cleanup efforts get underway in Colbert County from Monday night’s tornado, officials are keeping a close eye on costs. Tuscumbia is crunching numbers, hoping …
COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A critical 911 system failure has Colbert County Emergency Management officials rethinking their backup plan. The system went down Monday night during a round of …
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) – In Colbert County, two cities received quite a bit of damage from Monday evenings storms which rushed through. Due to the path, emergency management officials …
TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) – By all accounts, this couple is lucky to be alive and virtually uninjured after a tree fell on top of their home Monday night. Tuesday afternoon, John and Fran Simpson …

From The Courier Journal

An All-Day Alzheimer’s Symposium Yesterday at 12:00AM
FLORENCE - C.A.R.D. (Coalition of Alzheimer’s & Related Disorders) will sponsor its 21st annual symposium on Friday, November 7 at Crosspoint Church of Christ. CEU’s for Nurses, …
Cedar View Work is Underway Yesterday at 12:00AM
GREENHILL – A crowd of about fifty people assembled for a recent groundbreaking ceremony for Cedar View, a new sixteen unit  assisted living facility in the Greenhill/Killen area next to the …
KILLEN - Arx Mortis is a 50,000 sq ft haunted attraction in the small town of Killen, Alabama.  The attraction features movie quality special effects and sound, a cast of nearly 100 horrifying live …
MUSCLE SHOALS-First Metro Bank recently announced ten promotions within the organization.  Combined, these employees represent over 120 years of combined experience, knowledge, and commitment to …
MONTGOMERY - An interactive map on the Alabama Tourism Department’s website allows visitors to see the predicted fall color change for each weekend this fall.  The map, a list of recommended …
BRA Day 10/14/2014
MUSCLE SHOALS – What does it mean to lose a part of you? For amputees, it can mean feeling broken and incomplete. The same can be said for women who lose a breast as part of their fight against …
School Fill-ups 10/7/2014
CHEROKEE – Chevron U.S.A. last week announced the launch of the Fuel Your School program in Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale and Lawrence counties. The Northwest Alabama Fuel Your School program will …
Thankful for Roots 10/7/2014
FLORENCE – Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area director Judy Sizemore glanced around the room as legendary music producer Rick Hall chatted with local musician Spooner Oldham and former Grateful …
Muuurder MaaayBury 9/30/2014
FLORENCE – Aunt Dee is throwing a garden party to raise money to buy fertilizer for the Flower and Garden Club.  The party is on Thursday evening, October 9 at the Historic Sweetwater Depot in …
Treasures in Blue 9/30/2014
Hunting for treasure? 

Shoals Crimestoppers

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 …
FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – According to sheriff’s investigators, a Lauderdale County man has confessed to the April 2014 murder of a crippled man inside his Anderson mobile home. Earlier this …
FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) — The Shoals Area CrimeStoppers organization is cancelling the sixth annual Cooking for Justice fundraiser scheduled for next Thursday, Oct 24 at the Florence Coliseum. …
FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – University of North Alabama officials need your help to find the person responsible for a death threat that prompted officials to shut down the campus Thursday. UNA …
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT / Shoals Area Crime Stoppers) – The investigation continues into the death of an elderly woman who was struck by a vehicle last Wednesday morning in Lauderdale …
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) – Police are searching for the man who walked onto a car dealership after-hours and drove off with a new ride. Surveillance cameras caught the theft and investigators …
TOWN CREEK, Ala. (WHNT / Shoals Area Crime Stoppers) – Authorities continue their search for the man responsible for robbing a convenience store in August. Police say they have interviewed …
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT / Shoals Area Crime Stoppers) – Muscle Shoals police don’t have his name, but they do have his picture on file. Investigators say this man broke into a business …
FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police say numerous guns are on the streets after an overnight home invasion in the city. Shotguns, pistols, and long rifles were all taken by a masked man at gunpoint …
FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police have a suspect in custody in connection to the robbery at Alabama Central Credit Union on Monday. Kevin Lavon Armstead, 22, has been arrested in connection …

Franklin County Times

Starting this morning, Shoals Ambulance will officially begin operations in Franklin County.
Legions of Zombies are making their way to the small town of Russellville on Oct. 25 as the Russellville Public Library hosts the 2 nd Annual Zombie Walk.
 
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