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 […]

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. […]

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.


Lauderdale County Mugshots August 19 Through August 25, 2016

Mugshots provided by Lauderdale County. All subjects innocent until proven guilty.


Birth Date: 12/19/97Booking Number: A1603506Agency: LAUDInmate Name: CALHOUN, JEREMIAH ETime/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class13:43:51 08/22/16 Attempted Rape 13A-4-2 Rape DIST 2F13:43:13 08/22/16 Sexual Abuse 1st 13A-6-66 DIST 3F

Birth Date: 12/20/77Booking Number: A1603457Agency: LAUDInmate Name: CARBINE, RUBY […]

Trump making headway with little tv ad spending, most Americans under 40 get their news digitally

In 1960 television was a new medium. Most Americans did not have televisions in the early 1950’s. However, by 1960 the majority of the country had fallen in love with Lucy and TV.


FDA advises nationwide testing for Zika virus in all donated blood and blood components

The Zika Mosquito

As a further safety measure against the emerging Zika virus outbreak, today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a revised guidance recommending universal testing of donated Whole Blood and blood components for Zika virus in the U.S. and its territories.


Federal Jury Convicts Birmingham Man of Preparing False Tax Returns and Witness Tampering

BIRMINGHAM – A federal jury on Wednesday convicted a Birmingham man for assisting in the preparation of false income tax returns and tampering with a witness who the IRS contacted to question about returns he had prepared, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Veronica […]

Do you know this person? Police and car wash owner asking for public’s help

MUSCLE SHOALS–Police and an anxious business owner need help identifying a possible theft suspect. Early Monday morning, cameras caught the man driving this silver Nissan allegedly breaking into a change machine at PawnDaddy on South Wilson Dam Road.


Shoals Entrepreneurial Center Receives $997K POWER Grant for Shoals Shift

The Shoals Entrepreneurial Center was recently awarded a $997,000 grant through the Obama Administration’s Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) initiative. Local matching funds include $1M bringing the total grant impact to $2M. Grant funds will be used to diversify the local economy through future work with the University of North […]

Frederick retires from Florence Police Department

Officer Dale Frederick (photo: FPD)

FLORENCE–After 28 years of service to the citizens of Florence, Officer Dale Frederick will no longer be wearing a Florence police uniform.


Postal employee charged with theft of mail

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted a U.S. Postal Service employee for stealing gift cards from the mail, according to federal officials.


Sheffield Mugshots Through 8.22.2016

Mugshots provided by Sheffield Police Department. All subject innocent until proven guilt. For additional details read the scans of the arrest reports included at bottom of page.




Lauderdale County Mugshots August 12 Through August 19, 2016

Mugshots provided by Lauderdale County. All subjects innocent until proven guilty.


Birth Date: 05/12/92Booking Number: A1603430Agency: STInmate Name: CAPLEY, ROBERT CTime/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class11:45:00 08/18/16 Mansltr-Negligent-Other 13A-6-4 0918 CIR 2F

Birth Date: 11/16/69Booking Number: A1603322Agency: LAUDInmate Name: ADAY, MARCUS DTime/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class18:10:00 08/18/16 […]