Fourth man arrested in Tuscumbia murder

Devontae Bernard Bates (Photo: CCSD)

TUSCUMBIA-(SHOALS INSIDER)-Authorities have arrested a fourth suspect in connection with the March 1st shooting death of a Tuscumbia man, “KJ” Kijan Freeman.


Troopers release statement concerning Jacob Sanders

Emergency crews at Pride’s Landing Boat Dock (Photo: Shoals Insider)

PRIDE LANDING-At approximately 8:30 a.m. today, March 15, the body of Jacob Cody Sanders, 24, was located by fisherman and later recovered from the waters of Pickwick Lake near Pride Landing. The search for Jeremiah Michael Sanders, 29, continues through air and water […]

Brooks: America Must Learn from Venezuela Insolvency Damage

Washington, D.C. – This morning, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) continued his series of House floor speeches highlighting “bad example” countries who are reaping the consequences of financially irresponsible leadership, and again called on America to balance the budget before it is too late.


Emergency Missing Child Alert: Call police if you see this child

Missing 8-year-old Wyatt Ray Sanford


The Arab, Alabama Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Wyatt Ray Sanford. Wyatt Ray Sanford is an 8-year-old white male, and has a scar on his ankle.


Local students to hold “Kick Butts Day” in Sheffield

SHEFFIELD-Students from local middle school and high schools are holding a cigarette butt cleanup in Sheffield for “Kick Butts Day” on Wednesday. They will compete to see who can collect the most cigarette butts strewn around the community. The activities are led by the Partnership for a Tobacco-Free Shoals and Smoke-Free Shoals. Students and […]

Authorities believe body that of Velcro Pygmies bassist Jake Sanders

Velcro Pygmies Bassist Jake Sanders

PRIDES LANDING-(SHOALS INSIDER)- Authorities tell the Shoals Insider they believe the body recovered this morning from the Tennessee River is that of Velcro Pygmie Bassist Jacob Sanders.


One of missing brothers has been found

Emergency crews at Pride’s Landing Boat Dock (Photo: Shoals Insider)

PRIDES LANDING-(SHOALS INSIDER)-Authorities have confirmed to the Shoals Insider one of the missing brothers has been recovered from the Tennessee River.


Lauderdale County Mugshots for 3.11.16

Birth Date:  02/22/96 Booking Number:  A1600754 Agency:  JUD Inmate Name:  CAMPBELL, EMMA C Time/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class 17:00:00 03/04/16 Other 0004 MUN VI

Birth Date: 12/11/89Booking Number: A1600979Agency: Inmate Name: ANDERSON, RICHARD A JR18:00:00 03/09/16 Buy/Receive Stolen Property 1 3A 13A-8-17 2803 DIST 2F18:00:00 03/09/16 Buy/Receive Stolen Property 2>15003A 13A-8-18 2803 DIST 2F18:00:00 03/09/16 Buy/Receive Stolen Property 2>15003A 13A-8-18 2803 DIST 2F

Birth Date: 04/30/77Booking Number: A1600893Agency: LAUDInmate Name: ALLEN, RICKY LTime/Date Offense Area […]

OFFICIAL Somewhere over the Rainbow – Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole



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Florence Mugshots Through 3.8.16

Birth Date:  10/20/91 Booking Number:  A1600883 Agency:  FPD Inmate Name:  DOTSON, LAKEN J Time/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class 03:07:00 03/03/16 Public Intoxication 3B 13A-11-10 4299 MUN VI 03:07:00 03/03/16 Disorderly Conduct 3B 13A-11-7 5311 MUN CM 03:07:00 03/03/16 Assault 3rd-PolOff-Strongarm 3B 13A-6-22 1312 MUN AM 03:07:00 03/03/16 Resisting Arrest 3B 13A-10-41 4801 MUN BM

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

Birth Date: 09/06/88Booking Number: A1600911Agency: FPDInmate Name: BAKER, TIFFANY DTime/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class00:10:00 03/05/16 Alias Arrest/Bench Warrant 15-11-5 5015 MUN BM

Birth Date: 03/12/69Booking Number: A1600857Agency: FPDInmate Name: ANDERSON, MARK ATime/Date Offense Area Statute Court […]

Police need public’s help in finding suspect in deadly 2014 hit-and-run

Ms. Wanda Carles

CRIME OF THE WEEK: In this week’s Shoals Area Crime Stoppers report, a Lauderdale County woman was killed while trying to walk across a state highway. It’s been more than a year a half since her death and no one has been brought to justice.


Franklin County Mugshots for Feb-March 9.


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




Public Record Update: Colbert County Marriages for February 2016

Colbert County Marriages for the month of February 2016


Grocer pleads guilty to $5 million food stamp fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, and currency structuring

BIRMINGHAM – A Bessemer grocery store owner pleaded guilty today in federal court to defrauding the food stamp program of more than $5 million, structuring cash transactions and laundering money to hide the illegal profit, and evading federal income taxes, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Veronica […]

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Former Brink’s Employee charged with stealing $200,000 in quarters

BIRMINGHAM – Federal prosecutors today charged a Harpersville man with stealing nearly $200,000, all in quarters, while he worked for Brink’s Company armored transport service, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and FBI Special Agent in Charge Roger C. Stanton.


Three charged with capital murder in shooting death of Tuscumbia man

Peter Gerald Capote of Midland Ave. in Muscle Shoals

TUSCUMBIA-(SHOALS INSIDER)- As reported earlier today, Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan announced at a press conference this afternoon, the arrests of three men for capital murder in connection with the fatal shooting death of 19-year-old, “KJ”, Kijan, Freeman of Tuscumbia.


Three to be charged in murder of Tuscumbia teen

Benjamin Owen Young

TUSCUMBIA-Sources close to the situation tell the Shoals Insider three people will soon be charged in the March 1st, shooting death of Tuscumbia teen “KJ”, Ki-Jana Freeman at Spring Creek Apartments.


UPDATE: Pedestrian that died Saturday was in town for family reunion

TUSCUMBIA-(SHOALS INSIDER)- This is an update to a story we first brought you Sunday morning. Authorities have identified a California man who was struck by a vehicle as he attempted to cross U.S 72, in front of Coldwater Inn.