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TUSCUMBIA — Colbert County commissioners have approved a $9.3 million general fund budget for fiscal 2015 that includes cutting funds for two solid waste officers and eliminating a contract deputy …
VINA — The body of a man whose family had reported him missing Sunday was found Tuesday in his truck, which had gone down a ravine on a Franklin County road.
Motorists around the Shoals were in for a pleasant surprise Tuesday morning as gas prices dipped below $3 at several stations.
TUSCUMBIA — After hearing a brief overview of the evidence surrounding the death of a 2-month-old Tuscumbia boy, Colbert County District Judge Chad Coker said Tuesday there was enough evidence to …
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Man charged in neighbor's theft
RUSSELLVILLE — A personal protection awareness program for women will be held Thursday at the Russellville High School auditorium.
FLORENCE — The list of applicants for the city's fire chief has been narrowed to 17, and the Civil Service Board will begin conducting interviews after the list has been further narrowed.
LEIGHTON — No doubt, it's a pride thing. More specifically, it's a Tribe Pride thing.
A draft of the master plan for redeveloping the Tennessee Valley Authority's Muscle Shoals Reservation is available for public review, but other decisions about the property's future have yet to be …
FLORENCE — There were no surprises during Tuesday's City Council meeting surrounding the appointment of two people to the Florence-Lauderdale Tourism Board, but there was plenty of discussion …

From WAFF.com

By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
The Huntsville Police Department responded to a robbery call in the 3500 block of Nathalee Avenue at approximately 1:00 a.m. Wednesday.
The woman accused in a deadly hit and run Sunday night is now free on bond.Madison County jail officials confirm 31 year old LaTonya Haley was released on $15,000 bond just before 10:30 Tuesday …
Owens Volunteer Fire Department and Pleasant Grove Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 1700 block of Andrews Street in Owens in Limestone County, just northwest of Athens.
Huntsville Police Department attempted to pull over a white U-Haul pickup truck in the area of Drake Avenue and Triana Boulevard for a headlight violation at approximately 1:30 a.m. 
Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found.
After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's …
About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be …
American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress …
Protesters seeking the immediate arrest of the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old loudly disrupted another government meeting Tuesday, renewing calls to remove the county …

From WHNT.com

COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A judge ruled Tuesday morning the case against a father accused of killing his 2-month-old son will be headed to a grand jury. During a preliminary hearing for …
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Family members of a missing Shoals man made a gruesome discovery Tuesday afternoon. According to Sheriff Shannon Oliver, the family found a vehicle matching the …
FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Jobs have been at the fore-front for economic development and government leaders in the Shoals for months now. With 1,600 jobs leaving the area due to closures, Tuesday …
PHIL CAMPBELL, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s a sound administrators of the Franklin County School System have been waiting to hear for over three years. It’s the rumble of feet on the tile and …
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP/WHNT) –  Federal officials have ordered Silver Airways to provide service at the Northwest Alabama Regional Airport for another month. The U.S. Department of …
TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) – Thousands stroll up the brick walkway into Ivy Green each year, but Friday’s tour group is a special one. They’re participants in the 2014 Camp Courage, here to …
FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Many people were excited about the grand opening of Chick-fil-A’s newly rebuilt restaurant in Florence, customers and employees alike. A crowd of people camped …
SHEFFIELD, Ala. (WHNT) – By a unanimous vote of the city council, Sheffield has become the largest city in Colbert County to move towards a centralized E911 dispatch center. This week, …
FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Organizers are calling it the largest United Way of Northwest Alabama campaign kick-off ever. And the efforts of a few hundred Tuesday morning will help feed thousands …
PHIL CAMPBELL, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s great news for students in the 2015 graduating class at Phil Campbell High School.  They will finally get to attend classes in a traditional high …

From The Courier Journal

SHOALS – A sure sign that fall is on the way is the rumble of motorcycles filling the air in the Shoals.
‘You Won’t Regret It’ Yesterday at 12:00AM
Local artist and photographer, Trina Ross, is living proof that sometimes life can take a completely unpredictable path.
We’re Climbing Over the Word Yesterday at 12:00AM
FLORENCE – Woodlawn Church of Christ will host their annual Day of Hope event at 3pm on September 21 for cancer survivors, caregivers, and others needing encouragement in dealing with cancer. 
SHEFFIELD - The Alabama Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention (also known as Children’s Trust Fund) traveled to the Shoals area last week to present the Shoals Area Grantees their check for Fiscal …
TUSCUMBIA – The 13th Annual Oka Kapassa Festival – Return to Cold Water takes place Friday and Saturday, September 12 and 13 in Tuscumbia’s Spring Park.   The sound of the Native flute music …
SHEFFIELD – Over 2100 items donated to Bank Independent’s first School Share drive were delivered last week to “Sidney’s Safe!” Foundation for distribution to Shoals children.   Lauderdale …
The official opening of a new Natchez Trace Parkway visitor center for Alabama was celebrated last week at Colbert Ferry Park located north of Cherokee.  Mary Risser, the new superintendent of the …
FLORENCE – The California magnitude 6.0 earthquake that occurred near Napa early Sunday, August 24 was not felt in the Shoals, however it was recorded on a local seismograph.  The accompanying …
MUSCLE SHOALS – Northwest-Shoals Community College officially opened its new Injection Molding Technology Center last week with a press conference, ribbon-cutting and open house attended by …
FLORENCE — U.S. Senator from Alabama, Jeff Sessions, was in town one day last week and spoke to business and education leaders at breakfast hosted by the Shoals Chamber of Commerce.  Sessions …

Shoals Crimestoppers

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 …
RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. (WHNT/Shoals Area Crime Stoppers) – In this week’s Shoals Area Crime Stoppers report, officers are still trying to locate a trigger happy burglar who never got away with …
FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – More than $1,000 in reward money is being offered for the tip which leads to the arrest of those responsible for vandalizing a construction site in Florence. It happened …
TOWN CREEK, Ala. (WHNT) – Lawrence County authorities hope surveillance video can help catch a convenience store robber. Town creek police say the man you see in this video walked into the …
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The mystery continues.  Lauderdale County investigators are still searching for the person who shot and killed 62-year-old Royce Varnell. Detectives are trying to …
RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A car pulls up to the cash spot in downtown Russellville last week, but it fails to stop in a parking place and smacks right into the building. After backing up, the …
FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Florence Police say someone broke into the Massey Pharmacy on Cloverdale Road on July 19.Police say the person walked up to a window and attempted to break the …
FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Florence Police continue to check leads in an armed robbery that happened in the Hobby Lobby parking lot last night on Florence Boulevard. According to investigators, …

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