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Police need your help identifying this man

FLORENCE –Police need help tracking down a theft suspect. The man was seen on surveillance filling up his shopping cart, but he didn’t quite make it out of the store.
Florence police said the suspect was seen wearing a red t-shirt and camouflage Alabama hat. According to investigators, he tried stealing several hundred dollars worth of merchandise.
The incident took place on July 5th at Walmart on Hough Road. As he was trying to leave, the greeter asked for a receipt and the man ran away. Continue reading Police need your help identifying this man

OP ED: The Dark Cloud Over Alabama is Gone

 

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey

Before I took the oath of office just over 100 days ago, a dark cloud hung over Alabama.

Because of a failure in leadership and the plaque of scandal, we were faced with great uncertainty. That uncertainty hindered our ability to create new jobs, carry out the people’s business, and focus on the task of improving the quality of life for all Alabamians.

Since I became governor, I have had one goal: to steady the ship of state and improve Alabama’s image. Even though I was only given three hours to transition from Lieutenant Governor to Governor while most administrations have three months, my administration has risen to the occasion. Continue reading OP ED: The Dark Cloud Over Alabama is Gone

Man killed in second motorcycle crash of weekend

SHEFFIELD–Police are investigating a second fatality involving motorcycles over this past weekend. Continue reading Man killed in second motorcycle crash of weekend

UNA’s Anderson College Of Nursing Posts Highest NCLEX Pass Rate Among Public Universities In Alabama

 

By Dominic Summerhill

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama’s Anderson College of Nursing posted the highest NCLEX pass rate out of all the public universities in Alabama.

According to the third quarter first time NCLEX pass rate report, the Anderson College of Nursing at UNA boasts an NCLEX pass rate of 97.5 percent; a rate that is higher than the state average of 90.8 percent and the national average of 88.4 percent. Continue reading UNA’s Anderson College Of Nursing Posts Highest NCLEX Pass Rate Among Public Universities In Alabama

Historic Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and Chamber hold ribbon cutting

Muscle Shoals Sound Studio on Jackson Hwy in Sheffield

SHEFFIELD–In 1969 a tiny concrete building at 3614 Jackson Highway in Sheffield was transformed into a recording studio that would produce hit records that would rock the world. You can now come see firsthand where The Swampers, Roger Hawkins, Barry Beckett, Jimmy Johnson and David Hood, attracted recording artists from around the world in search of the signature sound that forever changed American music. The Shoals Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting today at the studio.  Continue reading Historic Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and Chamber hold ribbon cutting

2017 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Starts Today

Alabama’s 12th Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 21, and end at midnight on Sunday, July 23. During the Legislature’s 2017 regular session, lawmakers voted to officially change the date, moving the sales tax holiday from the first weekend in August to the third weekend in July, allowing students and teachers to save money on supplies before school begins. Continue reading 2017 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Starts Today

Arrest made in Florence kidnapping

Juan Rojo

FLORENCE– Police responded to a domestic violence call on N Royal Ave, the victim stated that the offender, Juan O Rojo, 24, of Florence, came to her house early that morning uninvited but she did not allow him in. When she left her residence a few hours later he forced her into her vehicle and took her to his residence, according to police. Continue reading Arrest made in Florence kidnapping

Fayette man dies in boating accident

HALEYVILLE-A boating incident on the Bear Creek Reservoir has claimed the life of a Fayette man. Robert Lane Kemp, 63, was recovered from the water and pronounced dead at approximately 5:30 a.m. Thursday, July 20, after becoming displaced from his vessel at approximately 4 p.m. July 10 near a boat launch on Upper Bear Lake near Haleyville. Continue reading Fayette man dies in boating accident

Former Middle School Principal Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Child Enticement and Child Pornography


BIRMINGHAM – On Thursday, a federal judge sentenced former Jefferson County Schools’ human resources director and Hueytown Middle School principal to more than 30 years in prison for enticing a minor to engage in prostitution and possessing child pornography. Acting U.S. Attorney Robert O. Posey, FBI Acting Special Agent in Charge David W. Archey, Tuscaloosa Police Chief Steven D. Anderson and Hueytown Police Chief Chuck Hagler announced the sentence.
U.S. District Court Judge L. Scott Coogler sentenced BRETT WILLIAM KIRKHAM, 41, of Tuscaloosa, to 30 years and five months in prison. Kirkham pleaded guilty to the enticement and child pornography charges in March. Judge Coogler granted Kirkham credit for 13 months of time served since his arrest. Continue reading Former Middle School Principal Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Child Enticement and Child Pornography

Arrests made in Florence robbery

Ricky Robertson

FLORENCE–Authorities are working a robbery that occurred yesterday afternoon and have made an arrest. The robbery took place in the parking lot of 2424 Roberts Lane. The victims were attempting to sale some items to the two offenders when they were robbed. Continue reading Arrests made in Florence robbery