Florence Mugshots for 5.28.2016

Birth Date:  01/31/73 Booking Number:  A1602077 Agency:  FPD Inmate Name:  SPRAY, JENNIFER A Time/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class 13:53:00 05/22/16 Public Intoxication 4B 13A-11-10 4299 MUN VI

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

Birth Date: 05/06/96Booking Number: A1602105Agency: FPDInmate Name: WOODEN, MEAGAN CTime/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class22:40:00 05/23/16 Alias Arrest/Bench Warrant 2AB 15-11-5 5015 MUN BM

Birth Date: 08/23/77Booking Number: A1602041Agency: FPDInmate Name: WRIGHT, APRIL LTime/Date Offense Area […]

Two New Cases of Zika Virus in Alabama

Pregnant women are urged to stay out of the infected areas.



The Alabama Department of Public Health reports the fourth and fifth travel-related cases of the Zika virus in Alabama residents. The positive specimens were from residents of Houston and Jefferson counties. In February and March, Zika cases were reported in residents […]

Lauderdale County Mugshots May 20 Through May 27 2016

Birth Date:  11/02/91 Booking Number:  A1602062 Agency:  LAUD Inmate Name:  DERRICK, BENJAMIN J Time/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class 20:40:00 05/21/16 Domestic Violence 3rd 13A-6-132 DIST CM

Birth Date: 08/12/68Booking Number: A1602059Agency: LAUDInmate Name: FREEMAN, WILLIAM E JRTime/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class15:00:00 05/24/16 Alias Arrest/Bench Warrant 15-11-5 5015 CIR BM

Birth Date: 11/02/91Booking Number: A1602062Agency: LAUDInmate Name: DERRICK, BENJAMIN JTime/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class20:40:00 05/21/16 Domestic Violence 3rd 13A-6-132 DIST CM




Second man, 83-years-old, arrested in human trafficking case involving Florence attorney

83-year-old Tim Staggs

FLORENCE–State authorities announced the arrest today of an attorney and another man from Florence on a 24 count indictment which included multiple charges of human trafficking and other crimes. Edward Ray Dillard, also known as Chip Dillard, 51, an attorney, and Timothy Wylie Staggs, 83, were arrested and taken to […]

Florence attorney arrested on human trafficking charges

Florence attorney Chip Dillard (Photo courtesy Lauderdale Detention Center)

FLORENCE–This afternoon, authorities arrested a Florence attorney on multiple felony charges, some involving human trafficking.


Florence Police Mugshots for May 24, 2016

Birth Date:  10/26/85 Booking Number:  A1601916 Agency:  FPD Inmate Name:  WILLIAMS, JESSICA L Time/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class 11:18:00 05/12/16 Drug Paraphernalia,Use/Poss 3A 13a-12-260 MUN AM 11:18:00 05/12/16 POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA 2ND 3A 13A-12-214 3599 MUN AM

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

Birth Date: 11/07/74Booking Number: A1601894Agency: FPDInmate Name: PLEVNIC, JAMES DTime/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class02:38:00 05/11/16 Auto Theft 1A 13A-8-3 2404 DIST 2F02:38:00 05/11/16 THEFT 4TH –MISCELLANEOUS <4991A 13A-8-5 2320 DIST 4M02:38:00 05/11/16 THEFT 4TH MISCELLANEOUS<49902:38:00 05/11/16 THEFT 4TH […]

Dangerous Home Invader on the Loose in Florence

Daniel Chance Odom

Daniel Chance Odom


WANTED – The Florence Police Department and U.S. Marshal Gulf Coast Fugitive Task Force is searching for Daniel Chance Odom, 37, of Florence.




Truck Crashes Into House Near Huntsville Road

Truck crashes into house on Morgan Street.

Truck crashes into house on Morgan Street.


On Morgan Street, off Huntsville Road, a truck has rammed into a house.



Florence Mugshots for May 13 through May 20

Birth Date:  09/02/79 Booking Number:  A1601992 Agency:  LAUD Inmate Name:  WHITE, SHERRY S Time/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class 02:05:00 05/17/16 POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA 2ND 13A-12-214 3599 DIST AM 02:05:00 05/17/16 Drug Paraphernalia,Use/Poss 13a-12-260 DIST AM

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

Birth Date: 03/04/83Booking Number: A1602011Agency: LAUDInmate Name: BURBANK, CORY HTime/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class13:50:00 05/19/16 Alias Arrest/Bench Warrant 15-11-5 5015 CIR BM

Birth Date: 04/27/78Booking Number: A1601998Agency: LAUDInmate Name: BORDEN, JO CTime/Date Offense Area Statute Court […]

Warehouse 414 Presents Metal Night



A club at 414 N Montgomery Ave, Sheffield, Alabama 35660 is having a Metal Night with live bands.

For their first metal show we are bringing you two of the best metal bands from North Alabama. Tempter from right here in the Shoals and Gatekeeper from Huntsville.


ADPH Says North Alabama Water Contaminated with Cancer Causing Chemicals





The Alabama Department of Public Health is working with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) and federal agencies to determine any potential hazards related to perfluorinated compounds in drinking water in eight north Alabama water systems.

The FDA says these compounds are known to cause cancer in lab animals […]

Huntsville Man Busted For Crack



[Huntsville, Ala.] – Today, May 18, Narcotic Agents with the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) in cooperation with the Huntsville Police Department arrested Joe Chapman at his residence in the city of Huntsville on four counts of Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance (crack cocaine).



ALEA Stresses Traffic, Boating Safety During Memorial Day Weekend

Troopers also Participating in National Safe Boating Week and the Click It Or Ticket Initiative

[Montgomery, Ala.] — It’s time to wrap up another school year, celebrate high school and college graduations and kick off the summer with Memorial Day Weekend. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) would like to […]

Sheffield Mugshots for May 2016

Mugshots are provided by Sheffield Pd. All Subjects are innocent until proven guilty.


Salmonella Outbreak of Pistachio



May 20, 2016

On this page:

Update What was the Problem and What was Done About It? What are the Symptoms of Salmonella Infection? How Soon After Exposure do Symptoms Appear? What are the Complications of Salmonella Infections? Who is at Risk? What Specific Products were Recalled? What do Restaurants and Retailers Need […]

FBI Adds Two Men to Most Wanted List



Two men charged with brutal murders have been named to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, with rewards of up to $100,000 being offered in each case.



Firm Agrees to Return Alabama Investors’ Money for Inappropriate Real Estate Investment Sales

MONTGOMERY– Joseph Borg, Director of the Alabama Securities Commission (ASC) announced the finalization of a Consent Order with LPL Financial, LLC, a Boston, Massachusetts-based investment firm, in connection with an investigation of the firm’s sales transactions of non-traded Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) to Alabama investors. ASC, together with state securities regulators from multiple […]

18 Men Arrested in Florida for Sex With Children

Florida Child Molesters

Florida Child Molesters

Men traveled from all over the country to have sex with children. Fortunately this was a police sting.




Colbert County Bad Checks for May

Melisa Bennett Gibbs Worthless Checks $314.76

Photo provided by Colbert County District Attorney. All subjects are innocent until proven guilt.

Chase Garcia Worthless Checks $134.00

Carolyn Sue Gober Worthless Checks $126.13




Shoals area teen mom: “Life is not what movies make it out to be,”

In today’s society, teenagers are having sex more frequently, at younger ages. Does it in fact, help the problem that kids are watching puberty videos in school, or does that promote sex? Shouldn’t parents have “the talk,” with their children at home, where it is more secure? Why are teachers passing out condoms in […]