DEA actions will outlaw Kratom


Drying Kratom leaves

Washington, DC – The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) today announced its intention to place the active materials in the kratom plant into Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act in order to avoid an imminent hazard to public safety. Mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine are found in kratom, which is a tropical […]

Former Church Staff Member Sentenced to 50 years in Prison for Child Sexual Exploitation and Possessing Child Pornography

BIRMINGHAM – A federal judge Tuesday sentenced a Shelby County man and former church staff member to 50 years in prison for sexually abusing a seven-year-old child and possessing child pornography in 2013, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and FBI Special Agent in Charge Roger C. Stanton.


Florence police arrest suspected car thief

Robert Eugene Brewer (FPD)

FLORENCE–(SHOALS INSIDER)– Authorities in Florence quickly apprehended a suspected car thief just a few hours after it was reported stolen.


Verizon says some smartphones will run faster today

FLORENCE–(SHOALS INSIDER)- Verizon says its new LTE advanced, which was rolled out today, will be much quicker than the standard LTE.


Police make arrest in Muscle Shoals burglaries

Chance Tyler Crossett

MUSCLE SHOALS– According to police an arrest has been made in connection with several reported burglaries.


Police looking for stolen 4-wheeler


MUSCLE SHOALS-Police are asking the public if they know the whereabouts of a stolen ATV.


Gene Wilder, 83, Dies of Alzheimers

American actor Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka in ‘Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory’, directed by Mel Stuart, 1971. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)


Gene Wilder, the actor who performed to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in “The Producers” and the deranged animator of “Young Frankenstein,” has died. He […]

Saban talks about life and football

Auburn student found dead

AUBURN–According to news reports, an 18-year-old freshman was found dead in his room Sunday afternoon.


Tuscumbia business owner and Florence woman die in head-on collision

MUSCLE SHOALS–(SHOALS INSIDER)– According to authorities, a Tuscumbia businessman and a Florence woman were killed Saturday night in a two-car collision.