Suspected meth dealer in jail after chase through industrial park

DeMarcus Robinson

FLORENCE-A quick response by the Florence police department led to the apprehension of a suspected drug dealer and a large quantity of methamphetamine is off the streets.


Foodborne outbreak puts 6 in hospital, 40 treated and released

SHEFFIELD-State health authorities are trying to put their finger on the pathogen that has put six people in the hospital and made scores of others sick.



Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange



(MONTGOMERY) – Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange is the new chairman of the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA), the group represents a majority of the nation’s attorneys general.


Pettus thanks supporters and opponent

Rodney Pettus and supporters

FROM RODNEY PETTUS: What a busy past couple of days it has been. I want to start off by thanking everyone that has supported me during this campaign. It was a long road but because of all of you it was very successful. I also want to thank my […]

Parents arrested after marijuana grow light operation discovered

Jeremy Hamner

FLORENCE-Two parents were arrested over the weekend after police found an elaborate indoor marijuana growing system.


DEA acts to warn public of dangerous synthetic drug


WASHINGTON, DC – Responding to the imminent threat to public health and safety, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has placed U-47700 into Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, effective on November 14th. Emergency scheduling of dangerous drugs such as U-47700 on a temporary basis is one of the most significant tools […]

Suspects surrender to authorities

TUSCUMBIA-Jessica Hudson and John Heath both surrendered themselves to authorities after a manhunt was initiated by the Colbert County Sheriff’s Department.


Authorities asking public for help locating suspects involved in shooting

Jessica Lynn Hudson and John Starling Heath III

TUSCUMBIA-The Colbert County Sheriff’s Department is looking for two suspects involved in a shooting last night Nov. 8, 2016 that stemmed from an altercation on Cottontown Hill Lane, in Leighton.


Lauderdale County Election Results

FLORENCE-After all the votes were counted Tuesday evening, here are the winners:


Colbert County Republicans get boost from Trump in historic wins

TUSCUMBIA- History was made in Colbert County tonight as several republicans were elected to seats normally held by Democrats. It’s a new day in Colbert County as we now have a two-party system in our fine county. The final results:


Tuscumbia appoints Chad Smith as new municipal judge

By Jeff Roland

TUSCUMBIA-As the new mayor and council held their first organizational meeting on Monday, November 7th, the council voted unanimously to appoint Chad Smith as the new city court judge.


Get a free donut at Krispy Kreme on Election Day

FLORENCE-Krispy Kreme is trying to get people in the decision-making mode by giving away one free donut of your choice today.


Town Creek man dies in motorcycle crash

LAWRENCE COUNTY-A single-vehicle crash at 1:25 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, has claimed the life of a Town Creek man.


New Mayor and Florence City Council sworn in

The new Florence City Council (FB photo)

FLORENCE–Today, the City of Florence swore in it’s newly elected City Council and Mayor. Please welcome Mayor Steve Holt, Councilwoman Kaytrina Simmons, Councilman Dick Jordan, Councilman David Bradley, Councilwoman Michelle Eubanks, Councilman Blake Edwards, and Councilman Andy Betterton.


Colbert County Democratic Executive Committee has full slate of candidates, some unopposed

Please support your Colbert County Democratic Candidates

TUSCUMBIA–The Colbert County Executive Committee of the Democratic Party encourages all Colbert County Voters to Vote Democrat on Tuesday, November 8th.


Barnes says he will be available to citizens “We can do better,”

Tommy and Dee Barnes

Tommy Barnes is a long time citizen of Colbert County. He has worked in industry and public sectors and is currently employed with the Sheffield Utilities, serving District 1 and the Shoals.


Burleson touts accomplishments and full-time status in seeking fifth term

Rex and Regina Burleson

Rex Burleson is seeking his fifth term on the Colbert County Commission.


Tuscumbia receives $110,604 in block grants; Franklin County $350,000

In the past few days, Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded more than $1.2 million in grants to improve living conditions in six northwest Alabama communities.

Community Development Block Grants awarded by Bentley are: $450,000 to the city of Moulton, $350,000 to Franklin County, $230,000 to the city of Guin, $105,625 to the town of […]

Help CrimeStoppers bring this burglar to justice

CRIME OF THE WEEK – Russellville Police are working to identify a burglary suspect. Earlier this week someone broke into a store and got away with a bag of loot.


‘Operation Southern Impact’ Targets Those Who Exploit Children by Using the Internet

Montgomery, AL – A total of 31 people were arrested during a mutually coordinated operation between Georgia and Alabama law enforcement agencies. Operation Southern Impact targeted persons who sexually exploit children by using the Internet. In Alabama, 11 people have been arrested during Operation Southern Impact. Those arrested in Alabama were charged with crimes […]