People rescued from destroyed home

Wiped out home on Underwood Mtn Rd


COLBERT COUNTY–Emergency crews have rescued two people from a home that was destroyed on Underwood Mountain Road in rural Colbert County.


Shelby won an uphill battle to unseat Jeremiah Denton

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

Our Senior U.S. Senator Richard Shelby will begin his sixth six-year term in January. He is an Alabama treasure. Over the past 30 years as our Senator he has brought millions of federal dollars home to Alabama.


Sheffield Mugshots for Oct.-Nov. 2016





ARREST DATE; 08/09/16






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FLORENCE – Ala. — A total of 42 student-athletes from across the nation have been nominated for the 2016 Harlon Hill Trophy as the Division II College Football Player of the Year. The list of candidates was announced Monday morning by the National Harlon Hill Award Committee.


Upcoming holiday events in Colbert County

If you’re tired of shopping and looking for something else to do, here is a list of fun things to do, some are free:


Russellville police capture pharmacy burglar

RUSSELLVILLE-. Some speculate as to why the suspect would break in a pharmacy in broad daylight. But quick action by officers led to the capture of the pharmacy burglar, Brandon Kilby, as seen in the video.


Home invasion gone bad, name of deceased intruder released

James D. DeMoss

FLORENCE-Police have released the name of the deceased in what authorities are calling a home invasion gone bad.


UPDATE: 1 dead, Florence police on the scene of a shooting


FLORENCE-Authorities are at the scene of a shooting that occurred this morning on East Limestone Street.


Caterer license suspended as salmonella outbreak linked to chicken


The Alabama Department of Public Health has determined that the Salmonella outbreak last week in Colbert County that reportedly sickened at least 99 patients and hospitalized 22 is most likely linked to a meal prepared for a wedding. Eighteen of the hospitalized persons have been discharged home and the remaining hospitalized patients are […]

Tuscumbia woman dies in two-vehicle crash

A two-vehicle crash at 2:10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, has claimed the life of a Tuscumbia woman.


Pregnant food poisoning victim hospitalized, attorney says responsible party will be held accountable

SHEFFIELD-Hospital personnel are closely watching the condition of a pregnant woman who was sickened by a recent outbreak of Salmonella from food served at a wedding reception at a Sheffield Hotel.


Troopers Seek Motorists’ Support to Prevent Thanksgiving Weekend Traffic Crashes

It’s not uncommon for motorists to travel hundreds of miles to enjoy Thanksgiving. But celebrating the holiday is the last thing anybody wants to do if they or those they love are involved in a traffic crash en route.


Retired Florence businessman arrested on child porn charges

Pete Wesson

By Jeff Roland

FLORENCE–The former owner of Wesson Sign Design, William Howard “Pete” Wesson, 65, surrendered to Lauderdale County authorities this morning on charges of possessing child pornography.


Former Deputy Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Lying Under Oath to Obstruct Investigation into Beating

HUNTSVILLE – A federal judge today sentenced former Madison County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Watson to three years in prison for lying under oath with the intent to obstruct a federal investigation, said authorities.


Florence woman dies in crash

JASPER-A two-vehicle crash at 4:08 p.m. today, Nov. 16, has claimed the life of a Florence woman.


12 in hospital, 77 total sickened by food poisoning

SHEFFIELD-Authorities think food served at a wedding held in Sheffield this past weekend, has resulted in at least 77 persons becoming ill with presumptive Salmonella gastroenteritis. Twelve persons were hospitalized at local hospitals due to the illness. All patients are recovering. Signs and symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain and some fever. The incubation […]



UNA Head Coach Bobby Wallace

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – After leading his team to an unprecedented fourth consecutive Gulf South Conference Football Championship, University of North Alabama Head Football Coach Bobby Wallace has been honored as the GSC Coach of the Year for the fourth time.


Smoke a Problem as ‘No Burn’ Order Continues in Alabama; Arsonists still at work

Today Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) officials are cautiously optimistic that a wildfire that has consumed over 930 acres in DeKalb County, while not extinguished, is ‘contained,’ meaning that a containment line around the fire is holding. However, since Monday arsonists have set five additional fires in the vicinity, adding to the headaches of an […]

Mary Lord goes to Chicago Cafe on Mobile Street

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