Concert Promoter Sentenced to 10 ½ Years in Prison for MDMA Conspiracy

WOODIE LOUIS OCHLE, 40,

BIRMINGHAM – On Tuesday, a federal judge sentenced an Atlanta man and co-owner of a promotions company to 10½ years in prison for a conspiracy to distribute thousands of MDMA pills, a drug commonly known as “ecstasy” or “molly,” through musical “raves,” concerts and music festivals he presented across the Southeast.

U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and other federal officials announced the plea.

U.S. District Court Judge Madeline Haikala sentenced WOODIE LOUIS OCHLE, 40, on one count of conspiracy to distribute 3,4 Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or MDMA, in Jefferson and Shelby counties between February 2015 and April 2016, and on one count of possessing with intent to distribute the drug on April 13, 2016, in Jefferson County. Ochle pled guilty to the charges in April this year. He is in custody. Continue reading Concert Promoter Sentenced to 10 ½ Years in Prison for MDMA Conspiracy

Alabama Football Concludes Day Two of Preparations for Vanderbilt

Saturday’s game marks the beginning of Southeastern Conference play for the Tide in 2017

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama football team practiced for two hours in full pads on Tuesday afternoon at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields.

The Crimson Tide continued to work on its gameplan to counter the Vanderbilt offense, one of the Southeastern Conference’s top-ranked units. Alabama will travel to Nashville this Saturday to take on the Commodores at Vanderbilt Stadium at 2:30 p.m. CT on CBS. Brad Nessler and Gary Danielson will have the call in the booth with Allie LaForce on the sidelines. Continue reading Alabama Football Concludes Day Two of Preparations for Vanderbilt

Do you know this man? Police need your help

Do You Know This Man?

MUSCLE SHOALS–Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying this man.  He is wanted for questioning in a theft that occurred at Shoals Drive Shaft on Saturday, September 16th, at 07:30am. Continue reading Do you know this man? Police need your help

MARSHALL AMONG 41 ATTORNEYS GENERAL SEEKING DOCUMENTS FROM OPIOID MANUFACTURERS AND DISTRIBUTORS

(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Steve Marshall announced he is part of a bipartisan coalition of 41 state attorneys general seeking documents and information from manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids as part of multistate investigations into the nationwide opioid epidemic.

“Opioid abuse has reached a crisis level in Alabama and in many portions of the country, and earlier this year I joined with fellow attorneys general in investigating what role opioid manufacturers may have had in creating or prolonging the opioid abuse epidemic, and to establish the appropriate course of action to help solve this crisis,” Attorney General Marshall said. “Our investigation continues as we seek information from drug manufacturers and distributors to help determine whether they engaged in unlawful practices in the marketing, sale, and distribution of opioids.” Continue reading MARSHALL AMONG 41 ATTORNEYS GENERAL SEEKING DOCUMENTS FROM OPIOID MANUFACTURERS AND DISTRIBUTORS

Rev. Ron Craig: All the World’s Problems Stem from Rebellion

Reverend and Author Ron Craig

 God gave mankind a free will because He wants to be willingly worshipped by willing creatures, not by robots, which would have no choice. (Look at John 4:23-24.) That decision on God’s part made it not only possible but practically inevitable, that some of His creatures would rebel against His plan for creation; which happened from early days, and continues to happen, and will do so until Christ terminates this evil age, and sets up His eternal Kingdom on this planet. God has given all of His creatures ample warning of negative consequences for rebellion, but He will not violate their free will. All the world’s problems stem from rebellion! 

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UNA to Host Alabama Council for the Social Studies’ Fall Conference

 

 

FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama campus will be the setting for the Alabama Council for the Social Studies’ fall conference, October 13.

The conference will feature a day of social studies professional development offered by leading social studies organizations and educators, including representatives from the Alabama Archives and Bicentennial Commission. Continue reading UNA to Host Alabama Council for the Social Studies’ Fall Conference

MARSHALL AMONG 32 AG’S CALLING ON EQUIFAX TO STOP CHARGING FOR CREDIT MONITORING AND TO REIMBURSE FEES CONSUMERS PAY FOR SECURITY FREEZES TO THEIR ACCOUNTS AS A RESULT OF EQUIFAX’S MASSIVE DATA BREACH

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall is among 32 attorneys general calling on Equifax to drop fees it charges for its credit monitoring service and to reimburse consumers who were forced to pay for security freezes to their credit accounts as a result of the Equifax data breach.

“By Equifax’s own admission, the company suffered a massive data breach potentially compromising the credit of 143 million people,” said Attorney General Marshall. “While my office and those of many of my fellow attorneys general prepare to investigate the circumstances of this unprecedented data breach, it is important that Equifax stop efforts to profit off of the very same people who were victim of its own failure to protect their credit information.”

In their letter to Equifax, Attorney General Marshall and the other attorneys general called on the credit management company to halt its fee-based services to consumers and to extend the period of signup for free credit monitoring until at least January 21, 2018. Continue reading MARSHALL AMONG 32 AG’S CALLING ON EQUIFAX TO STOP CHARGING FOR CREDIT MONITORING AND TO REIMBURSE FEES CONSUMERS PAY FOR SECURITY FREEZES TO THEIR ACCOUNTS AS A RESULT OF EQUIFAX’S MASSIVE DATA BREACH

UNA Community and Potts Reflect on Passing of Long-time Friend, Billy Don Anderson

 

Billy Don Anderson

FLORENCE, Ala. –The University of North Alabama and the Shoals community lost a good friend with the passing of Billy Don Anderson this weekend.

Anderson graduated from UNA in 1962 with a B.S. degree in Accounting and Economics and earned the coveted Turris Fidelis award in 1962. In 1977, Anderson was selected as the UNA Alumnus of the Year. Continue reading UNA Community and Potts Reflect on Passing of Long-time Friend, Billy Don Anderson

Sheffield loses friend as former Mayor Billy Don Anderson passes

Billy Don Anderson

SHEFFIELD–The Shoals Insider has learned former Sheffield mayor Billy Don Anderson has died.  Continue reading Sheffield loses friend as former Mayor Billy Don Anderson passes

MUSCLE SHOALS MAN DIES IN CRASH, DRIVER FLOWN TO HUNTSVILLE HOSPITAL

LAWRENCE COUNTY– A single-vehicle crash at 7 a.m. today, Sept. 17, has claimed the life of a Muscle Shoals man. Continue reading MUSCLE SHOALS MAN DIES IN CRASH, DRIVER FLOWN TO HUNTSVILLE HOSPITAL