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Mother and boyfriend in jail after 1-year-old dies

RUSSELLVILLE-(SHOALS INSIDER)-Authorities tell the Shoals Insider a Franklin county woman and her boyfriend are in custody after the early morning death of her one-year-old child.


Owner of ECM Hospital to merge with Capella Healthcare

FLORENCE — The owner of ECM Hospital, RegionalCare Hospital Partners Inc. of Tennessee and Capella Healthcare, Inc. today announced plans to merge the two companies. The new company will have 18 hospital campuses in 12 states with more than 13,000 employees, 2,000 affiliated physicians and $1.7 billion in revenues. The combined company’s name will […]

Franklin County Divorce filings for February 2016



Funeral arrangements announced for Sanders brothers

Brothers Jeremiah and Jacob Sanders (Photo courtesy FB)

SHOALS INSIDER-Funeral arrangements were announced today for Jeremiah and Jake Sanders.


This Week in Alabama Politics: Where are they now?

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

A good friend and loyal reader suggested to me that he would like to see a column entitled, “Where Are They Now?” Then I ran into former Gov. Albert Brewer at a Birmingham restaurant and it prompted me to do that column. Gov. Brewer has always been […]

Books-A-Million releases list of good reads for Spring Break

FLORENCE–Spring Break season is here, which means plenty of downtime, recreation, and R&R – rest and reading, that is! To help students steer clear of wordy textbooks during the well-deserved week off, Books-A-Million has released top-rated titles to tote along for the vacation fun – from fantasy tales and suspenseful thrillers to contemporary romance […]

PUBLIC RECORD UPDATE: Lauderdale county divorce filings for February 2016



Body of second brother recovered from Tennessee River

Brothers Jeremiah and Jacob Sanders (Photo courtesy FB)

ROCK PILE-(SHOALS INSIDER)-Authorities have confirmed to the Shoals Insider that the second missing fisherman was found this afternoon on the Tennessee River after an exhaustive two-week search.


Florence Mugshots for 3.18.2016

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

Birth Date: 01/26/84Booking Number: A1600874Agency: FPDInmate Name: HIBNER, JUSTIN ATime/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class14:40:00 03/10/16 Alias Arrest/Bench Warrant 1J 15-11-5 5015 MUN BM14:40:00 03/10/16 Alias Arrest/Bench Warrant 1J 15-11-5 5015 MUN BM

Birth Date: 03/17/83Booking Number: […]

5 Weird Things About Easter

Sunrise Easter Service in Maine

1.Easter falls on a different day every year. It is on the first Sunday after the full moon on or just after March 21st.


PUBLIC RECORD UPDATE: Colbert County Divorce Filings for February



Leprechaun Seen in Mobile


Missing 8-year-old and mom, home safely

Missing 8 year old Wyatt Ray Sanford is now home

ARAB-A missing 8-year-old and his mom have returned home after a strange three-day ordeal. Authorities tell the Shoals Insider, Belinda Ann Miller Curvin and her son, Wyatt Ray Sanford, made it home safely Thursday morning.


Truck driver sentenced to 55 years for aggravated sexual abuse of a child

BIRMINGHAM – U.S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon on Wednesday sentenced a truck driver from Talladega to 55 years in prison and a lifetime term of supervised release for his aggravated sexual abuse of a child under age 12, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the […]

Two postal employees plead guilty to bribery and conspiracy to distribute marijuana

BIRMINGHAM – Two U.S. Postal Service employees in Tuscaloosa pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to charges of bribery and conspiracy to distribute marijuana.


350 high school students to converge on NW-SCC for competition

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. — Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) will host the SkillsUSA Northwest Alabama District competition on the Shoals campus for approximately 350 high school students Friday, March 18, 2016, beginning at 9 a.m.


UNA overcomes Montevallo in 13-8 win

FLORENCE, Ala. — The University of North Alabama took an 8-0 lead after two innings and held on for a 13-8 win over Montevallo in a game that saw a combined 30 hits, eight walks and eight hit batters.


Bumble Bee recalls tuna over possible contamination

Certain UPC’s of Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna are being recalled

Bumble Bee Foods, LLC announced today that it is voluntarily recalling 3 specific UPC codes of canned Chunk Light tuna due to process deviations that occurred in a co-pack facility not owned or operated by Bumble Bee. These deviations were part of […]

Missouri Highway Patrolman Shows How to Make Meth

Remember, kids, don’t try this at home!