Local rap artist Tory King passes away

We don’t know all of the details, but local rapper Tory King passed today after an illness.


Manager Pleads Guilty to Stealing $350,000 from Condominium Associations

BIRMINGHAM –A Birmingham woman pleaded guilty today in federal court to stealing more than $350,000 from condominium homeowner associations, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and FBI Special Agent in Charge Roger C. Stanton.


Crimson Tide Football’s Anderson, Foster, Scott Selected to Award Lists

Anderson and Foster are semifinalists for the Butkus, while Scott was chosen to the Ray Guy list

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama senior linebackers Ryan Anderson and Reuben Foster, along with junior punter JK Scott, were nominated for awards at their respective positions on Monday. Anderson and Foster were chosen as semifinalists for the […]

OP-ED: Alabama tilts the advantage in executions in favor of prosecutors

Alabama’s Death Chamber

Only law enforcement officials, prosecutors, and members of the media can have phones, paper, pens or pencils handy when Alabama executes one of its prisoners.

Guess who can’t have any of these items during an Alabama execution? The people who need them the most: Capital defense lawyers charged with the […]

Alabama Joined 20 States Calling on High Court to Hear Transgender Case

(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Luther Strange welcomed a decision recently by the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case in which a Virginia high school was forced to allow access to school restrooms based on gender preference, not the sex of the student.


Obituary for Coach Jared Mothershed

Coach Jared Mothershed and wife Sara

Jared Matthew Mothershed, age 27, of Muscle Shoals, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Oct. 29, 2016. The family will receive friends today, Oct. 31, 2016, from 1 to 4 at Underwood Baptist Church, Petersville. A celebration of Jared’s life will begin at 4 p.m. […]

Students mourn loss of baseball coach

Head Baseball Coach Jared Mothershed

SHEFFIELD-Hearts are heavy as word spread throughout the community of Coach Jared Mothershed’s untimely death.


Tasty Recipe Video for Halloween

Courtesy of Lewey’s Sports & Custom Apparel in Muscle Shoals

River Oaks Bowling Alley being demolished

Bowling Alley that was once a social hotspot gets the wrecking ball this week (Dennis Sherer)

By Jeff Roland

SHEFFIELD-What was once a social hot spot for the city of Sheffield has now been demolished as the lot is being re-surfaced to sell.


Ronda Hood asks for your vote

Ronda Hood

It is my desire to represent the citizens of Colbert County District 2 as County Commissioner. I feel that I can bring a new perspective and experience to the Commission and pledge to work with state, county, and city officials to help Colbert County reach our full potential to be the […]

Pill Mill Doctor Pleads Guilty to Illegal Prescribing and Health Care Fraud

BIRMINGHAM – A former Huntsville physician, who was the nation’s highest Medicare prescriber of opioid painkillers at the height of his practice, pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to illegally prescribing controlled substances and to health care fraud involving $9.5 million in unneeded and unused urine tests, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and […]

Suspect arrested for burglary and public intoxication

Rodney Russell (FPD)

FLORENCE- At 1 o’clock this morning, officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of Sherrod Ave to a reported burglary in progress. Officers arrived to find that a male had broken into a home and then fled on foot.


Best Buy Bandit caught in Florence

Melky Kipkoge (FPD)

FLORENCE-Authorities all over the state of Alabama have been trying to find the Best Buy Bandit. It seems the one man crime spree came to an end yesterday at the Florence Best Buy.


Steve Flowers: Baxley tells a real knee slapper

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

Ole Bill Baxley has been in the news a lot this year. He was the lead defense counsel for former Speaker Mike Hubbard’s ethics conviction trial over in Opelika. Baxley practices law in Birmingham and is one of the state’s premier and most expensive criminal defense lawyers. […]

Taxidermists’ and Deer Processors’ Assistance Sought in Preventing Chronic Wasting Disease

Earlier this year Alabama enacted a ban on the import of deer carcasses from states where Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been confirmed. The Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF) is asking that taxidermists and deer processors help spread the word and keep Alabama CWD-free.


Police asking public for help in identifying robbery suspect

FLORENCE–Police are asking the public for help in identifying this robbery suspect.


Landmarks Nationwide Light Up Purple to Honor Premature Babies

To honor the 380,000 babies born prematurely each year in the United States and their families, prominent buildings and landmarks nationwide, including the Empire State Building in New York City, will be bathed in purple lights for Prematurity Awareness Month in November.


BBVA Compass, Opportunity Finance Network join forces to cultivate new generation of leaders in low-income communities


BIRMINGHAM– BBVA Compass and Opportunity Finance Network are joining forces to cultivate the next generation of leaders for Community Development Financial Institutions, organizations that are critical engines of opportunity in low-income communities.


Tide and LSU set to play Saturday

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Kickoff for the Nov. 5 away game between Alabama and LSU is set for a 7 p.m. CT kickoff on CBS, the SEC office announced on Monday afternoon.


Attorney Sentenced to Prison for Fraud in UA Sorority House Furnishing Scheme

BIRMINGHAM – A federal judge recently sentenced a South Carolina attorney to six months in prison, followed by 18 months in home detention, for a scheme that involved submitting false invoices for furnishings and equipment for a University of Alabama sorority house and receiving payment without providing the items, federal authorities announced.