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10 dead, Mississippi governor declares state of emergency

JACKSON—Gov. Phil Bryant has issued a State of Emergency this morning following severe storms and tornadoes that moved through last night killing ten people in three states and injuring forty.


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Mail Carrier Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes to Deliver Drug Packages

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BIRMINGHAM – A Tuscaloosa postal carrier pleaded guilty recently in federal court to accepting bribes to deliver packages of marijuana, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, FBI Special Agent in Charge Roger C. Stanton and U.S. Postal Inspection Service Inspector in Charge Adrian Gonzalez.


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Florence Mugshots for 12.18.15 to 12.22.15

Birth Date: 04/06/76Booking Number: A1504833Agency: FPDInmate Name: BASKINS, DAVID LTime/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class17:30:00 12/16/15 Alias Arrest/Bench Warrant 2B 15-11-5 5015 MUN BM

Birth Date: 04/30/80Booking Number: A1504860Agency: FPDInmate Name: BARNETT, KENNETH WTime/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class20:40:00 12/18/15 Public Intoxication 13A-11-10 4299 DIST VI




Steve Flowers: This Week in Alabama Politics

  As we look back over the past year’s political events one week stands out. During one week in the middle of 2015, three momentous events occurred. All three came down bang, bang, bang in the week leading up to the fourth of July.


98-Year-Old Veteran Planning Next Parasailing Trip

Veteran Marion Ritchie and her Navy photo from World War II. World War II Navy Veteran, 98, looks back on a century of Christmas celebrations and her recent adventures parasailing and motorcycle riding. Next up, computer classes. BECKI ZSCHIEDRICH, AFRH, GULFPORT VA PUBLIC AFFAIRS

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IRS Employee Charged in $1 Million ID Theft Tax Fraud Scheme

BIRMINGHAM — Federal officials today announced arrests and charges in a stolen identity tax-refund scheme believed to involve more than $1 million in false claims and run by an IRS employee who was supposed to be assisting taxpayers experiencing problems resulting from identity theft.


Florence Mugshots 12.22.15

Birth Date: 08/16/72Booking Number: A1504774Agency: FPDInmate Name: PROCTOR, TABITHA STime/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class19:45:00 12/12/15 Theft 2nd-Shoplifting 3B 13A-8-4 2303 DIST 3F

Birth Date: 07/22/78Booking Number: A1504740Agency: FPDInmate Name: SMITH, TIMOTHY ATime/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class19:35:00 12/10/15 Alias Arrest/Bench Warrant 15-11-5 5015 MUN BM



6 easy tips to avoid calorie overload during the holidays

(BPT) – From office parties to neighborhood gatherings — during the holidays, food is everywhere. Despite your healthiest of intentions, it’s not easy to eat right during the holiday season — no matter how determined you are to stay on track.


8 ways to tackle cold and flu season this winter

(BPT) – Just how likely are you to come down with a cold or the flu this season? The U.S. routinely sees epidemic levels of the flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 36 states had already reported widespread activity by the end of last December. Each year, on average, […]

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Holt recertified in economic development

Chamber President Steve Holt

FLORENCE– Shoals Chamber of Commerce President, Steve Holt has been awarded recertification by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) effective October 2015. Holt first achieved the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation in 1979. CEcD re-certification, required every three years, was awarded to Holt who met demanding requirements for […]

Severe Storms for Wednesday

Severe thunderstorms are possible on Wednesday afternoon and evening. The primary threats are damaging winds and large hail with a secondary threat of tornadoes. Daytime highs will be in the low to mid 70s.


Franklin County Mugshots 11.20.15 through 12.9.15


Booking #: 1512011256 Age: 26 Gender: MALE Race: WHITE Address: CHEROKEE, AL Arresting Agency: FCSO Booking Date: 11-30-2015 Charges: FTA: POSSESSION MARIJUANA 2ND



Booking #: 1512111262 Age: 30 Gender: MALE Race: WHITE Address: PHIL CAMPBELL, AL Arresting Agency: FCSO Booking Date: 12-01-2015 Charges: PROBATION VIOLATION […]

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Steve Flowers: This Week In Alabama Politics


This week we will conclude our analysis of the potential horses in the 2018 Alabama Gubernatorial Derby. First, let me briefly recap the horses we have already handicapped. The list includes, in descending order, Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard (18), Supreme Court Justice Jim Main (17), Sen. Greg Reed (16), […]

Huntsville Youth Minister Arrested

Cristopher Bernal Alfaro (Photo Courtesy HPD)

HUNTSVILLE-On December 15, 2015, Huntsville Police Department Investigators charged 30-year-old Cristopher Bernal Alfaro of Huntsville with two counts of Transmitting Obscene Material to a Child.