Dollar General Fined $277,656 for Discriminating Against Diabetic


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – A federal jury has found in favor of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in a federal disability discrimination lawsuit against the retail giant Dollar General, the federal agency announced today. EEOC had charged Dollar General with firing a cashier at its Maryville, Tenn., store because of her need […]

NW-SCC gets $2 million grant

NW-SCC receives over $2 million grant to upgrade the College’s technology infrastructure and improve student retention

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL, ALA. — Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) has been awarded a grant of more than $2 million from the U.S. Department of Education’s, Title III – Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP).


Doctor charged with illegal prescribing and health care fraud

HUNTSVILLE – Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged a former Huntsville physician, who was the nation’s highest Medicare prescriber of opioid painkillers at the height of his practice, with illegally prescribing controlled substances and with a health care fraud involving $9.5 million in unneeded and unused urine tests, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and […]

Florence Mugshots for 9.20.2016





Attorney General Strange in Florence for law enforcement training event


Training Focuses on Violent Crime Investigations

Attorney General Luther Strange, in conjunction with a coalition of Alabama sheriffs, police chiefs, and district attorneys,has been holding a series of training sessions across the state to bring local law enforcement up to date on the latest practices in investigating and solving crimes. The fourth […]

Authorities searching for deadbeat dad

Demarcio Nelson

MOST WANTED – The Colbert County Sheriff’s Office has warrants for 32-year-old Demarcio Nelson. With a last known address in Florence, Nelson has not been paying his court ordered child support and has a warrant for his arrest.


Photos of hair pulling draws outrage on Facebook, father being investigated by police

Photos of this father pulling his daughter’s hair has created a stir on FB

The Cleveland, Texas Police Department has received numerous calls in regards to a child having her hair pulled Monday night at the Cleveland Wal-Mart.


Several mayors defeated across state in municipal elections

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

There is no truer adage in the political world than “all politics is local.” therefore, the best politics and the best governing in the state is at the local level. The mayors of cities and towns throughout Alabama are the real governors of the state.


Authorities looking for missing man

Robert Deshawn Childers

FLORENCE–The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department is asking the public’s assistance in locating Robert Deshawn Childers.


Authorities look for deadbeat dad

Gerald Damon Fletcher

MOST WANTED – The Colbert County Sheriff’s Office says 37-year-old Gerald Damon Fletcher has an arrest warrant for failure to pay child support. His last known address is in Sheffield.


Blue Bell recalls chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream due to possible listeria contamination

SYLACAUGA – Blue Bell Ice Cream is voluntarily recalling select products produced in its Sylacauga, Alabama, plant because they were made with a chocolate chip cookie dough ingredient supplied by a third party supplier Aspen Hills, Inc., due to the potential for it to contain Listeria monocytogenes.


Florence Mugshots for Sept. 13, 2016



CRIME STOPPERS: Do you know these people? You could get a $1,000 reward

The Florence Police Department is releasing these pictures in hopes of identifying some possible theft suspects.


Man sells shares in business he did not own, pleads guilty

MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA -Authorities have announced that Jason Todd Caudle, of Sylacauga, Alabama pleaded guilty in Talladega County Circuit Court to one count of Securities Fraud for employing a device, scheme, or artifice to defraud two Alabama investors out of $35,500. The offense is a Class B felony, punishable by not less than two, but […]

Have you seen this missing teenager?

Missing Juvenile Chance Southern

FLORENCE–(SHOALS INSIDER)- Police are asking the public for help in locating this missing Florence teenager.


NW-SCC fall enrollment moving on up

Distance education only students up 32% this fall

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL, — Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) enrolled 3,757 credit students for the fall 2016 semester, which was an increase of 57 students, or 1.5 percent, from final fall 2015 figures (3,700).


DUMBEST CRIMINAL FILE: Robber who called victim and asked for a date gets 20 years

Jermaine Daniel Parks

In what can only be described as not too bright, the man who called his victim asking for a date after stealing her car and forcing her to withdraw money from several ATMs has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the crimes.


Lauderdale County Mugshots Sept. 9 – Sept. 16, 2016


Tommy Arthur gets another execution date

Thomas Douglas Arthur (ALDOC)

MONTGOMERY- The Associated Press is reporting another execution date has been set for Tommy Arthur, who was convicted in a murder for hire scheme in the early 80’s.


Bradford Health Services Proudly Welcomes Dr. Adam Downs

MADISON — Adam Downs, Ph.D. and licensed marriage and family therapist, is a national thought leader and clinician in the field of substance abuse treatment for young, or emerging, adults. He has 10 years of experience in primary and long-term residential programs and has had successful tenure at academic institutions. The programs he has […]