Demopolis Woman Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Tax Evasion and Filing False Returns, Filed More Fraudulent Tax Returns While Out on Bond

BIRMINGHAM – On Thursday, a federal judge sentenced a Demopolis woman to nearly four years in prison for filing more than $250,000 in false tax returns, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, FBI Special Agent in Charge Roger C. Stanton and Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, Special Agent in Charge Veronica Hyman-Pillot.


Colbert County Mugshots 3.31.2016


Mugshots provided by Colbert County Sheriff’s Department. All subjects are innocent until proven guilty.

KILPATRICK, LARRY RAYBooking #: 160325724Booking Date: 03-24-2016Charges: VIOLATION OF SUSPENDED SENTENCE



Bentley in Russellville: meets with doctors and awards grant to sheriff’s dept.

Gov. Bentley at Russellville Hospital

RUSSELLVILLE— Gov. Robert Bentley paid a visit to Russellville on Wednesday. Bentley met with doctors at Russellville Hospital on the challenges facing rural healthcare. He also met with the Franklin County Broadband Taskforce.


Missouri Woman Charged in Bonnie & Clyde Crime Spree

Brittany Nicole Harper

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury on Wednesday returned conspiracy and armed carjacking charges against the surviving member of a Missouri couple that was sought for crimes in four states earlier this year before being apprehended in a hail of gunfire in Florida in February, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White […]

Birmingham Man Indicted for Preparing False Tax Returns and Intimidating Witnesses

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury today indicted a Birmingham man for preparing false income tax returns and for intimidating witnesses who the Internal Revenue Service contacted to question about returns he had prepared, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Veronica Hyman-Pillot.


Cullman County Man Indicted For Producing Child Pornography Involving Multiple Victims

Gregory Jerome Lee (ALDOC)

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury today indicted a Cullman County man, on charges related to the production of child pornography involving four minor victims, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.


President Addresses National Opioid Abuse Epidemic


Today the President joins individuals in recovery, family members, medical professionals, law enforcement officials and other leaders at the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. The annual summit is organized by Operation UNITE, which was launched by Congressman Hal Rogers (R-KY). As part of today’s event, the President is […]

Innovative treatment for a common heart condition

(BPT) – An estimated 3 million Americans have atrial fibrillation (AF or AFib), which is the most common cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heartbeat). AF increases in frequency and severity as patients grow older and can cause serious health complications, including stroke.



EWTN’s Mother Angelica dies on Easter at 92

Mother Angelica (Photo: EWTN)

IRONDALE- The Catholic Church in the United States has lost the Poor Clare nun who changed the face of Catholicism in the United States and around the world. Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, foundress of the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), passed away on March 27 after a […]

Yoga 101: How to get started with this accessible, balanced form of exercise

(BPT) – More than half of all Americans exercise regularly, according to a 2015 Gallup poll, but there’s still room for most people to improve their fitness. Even if you’re exercising a few times a week, that may not meet recommended activity levels. If you’re looking for a type of physical activity that fits […]

Florence Mugshots for 3.26.2016

Mugshots provided by Florence Police. All subjects are innocent until proven guilty.

Birth Date: 12/12/59Booking Number: A1601133Agency: FPDInmate Name: WILLIAMS, JOHNNIE MTime/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class09:50:00 03/21/16 HARASSMENT 13A-11-8(a)1314 MUN CM

Birth Date: 05/27/97Booking Number: A1601095Agency: FPDInmate Name: WATTS, DESTINY LTime/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class16:51:00 03/17/16 Alias […]

Hundreds of Shoals area jobs gone as Colbert Steam plant closes

Retiree Tom Morrow (right) opens the breaker releasing Colbert from the power grid. Unit operator Dennis Skipworth (left) bends over unit 1 control.

TVA’s Colbert Fossil Plant ended 61 years of electricity generation Wednesday evening, March 23, as unit 1—the last of its five units—emptied its coal bunker and separated from the power […]

Florence Mugshots 3.25.16

Birth Date:  01/13/57 Booking Number:  A1601174 Agency:   Inmate Name:  PHILLIPS, FRANKLIN E Time/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class 19:30:00 03/23/16 Public Intoxication 4A 13A-11-10 4299 MUN VI

Mugshots provided by Lauderdale County Police. All subjecgts are innocent until proven guilty.

Birth Date: 01/06/87Booking Number: A1601146Agency: JUDInmate Name: HOWARD, JOEY LTime/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class14:55:00 03/24/16 Other 0004 DIST VI

Birth Date: 08/26/95Booking Number: A1601113Agency: LAUDInmate Name: HOWARD, ELI HTime/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class05:00:30 03/19/16 […]

Brothers in Greenhill shooting recovering from surgery, suspect found dead

GREENHILL-(SHOALS INSIDER)-Lauderdale county authorities tell the Shoals Insider 49-year-old, Charlie Monroe Woods, Sr. the man that was suspected of killing his wife, Elizabeth Janie Woods, and shooting his two sons, Casey and Charles Bentley, this morning has been found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in St. Joseph, Tennessee.


Colbert County Mugshots 3.24.16

Mugshots provided by Coberty County Jail. All subjects are innocent until proven guilty.

Felix M. BatesDui-catnip, driving without a licence. Catching that red dot.

GLENN, CHARLES DEWAYNEBooking #: 160324721Booking Date: 03-23-2016Charges: UNLAWFUL B/E OF VEHICLE


Town Creek man charged with capital murder in 2014 child death



TOWN CREEK-(SHOALS INSIDER)-Authorities tell the Shoals Insider they have made an arrest in the August 2014 death of a child from Lawrence County.


Lauderdale County Mugshots for 3.24.16

Birth Date:  11/19/86 Booking Number:  A1601081 Agency:  LAUD Inmate Name:  JACOBS, MINDY A Time/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class 16:00:00 03/16/16 Alias Arrest/Bench Warrant 15-11-5 5015 DIST BM

Birth Date: 06/19/96Booking Number: A1601044Agency: LAUDInmate Name: PEDEN, BRIAN PTime/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class16:00:00 03/14/16 Alias Arrest/Bench Warrant 15-11-5 5015 CIR BM

Birth Date: 11/04/80Booking Number: A1601068Agency: JUDInmate Name: RIGGS, STEVEN WTime/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class11:45:00 03/15/16 Other 0004 MUN VI



Former jewelry store owner gets four months in jail, three years probation

Charlotte Killen (Photo: LCDC)

FLORENCE — Lauderdale County Circuit Judge Mike T. Jones, this morning, sentenced a former jewelry store owner to 46 months in prison on theft charges.


Fatal crash on Hwy. 247

COLBERT COUNTY – A two-vehicle crash on Tuesday, March 22, has claimed the life of a Russellville man.


Tax tips as deadline approaches

The Alabama Department of Revenue would like to remind taxpayers we are less than one month away from this year’s filing deadline. Due to an overlap of tax deadlines and Federal/State holidays, the deadline to file tax returns this year is Monday, April 18. Here are a couple of tips and reminders to assist taxpayers […]