Police asking public for help identifying suspects

FLORENCE–These two, who police are trying to identify, are suspects in a theft case that spans from Muscle Shoals to Florence to Athens.


NW-SCC to reopen Thursday, January 5th for spring semester registration

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL ALA. — Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) will reopen from the holiday break Thursday, January 5, 2016, and resume 2017 spring registration.


Do you know this man? Help authorities identify this man

Do you know this man? If you know his name, please contact the following:

Colbert County Arrest Reports December 2016

Ashandra Ledreal JacksonFraud, Obstruction, Traffic

Bryant Scott Heatherly Domestic Assault (Family)

John Matthew HortonGrand Jury IndictmentSexual Abuse 1st Degree


Two Women Indicted in Counterfeit Credit Card Scheme

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury today indicted two Atlanta women on federal charges related to an interstate counterfeit credit card scheme, federal officials announced.


Judge Glenda Hatchett to host MLK program at UNA

Judge Hatchett

The UNA Campus will host its annual Martin Luther King program on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, featuring former TV personality and Judge, Glenda Hatchett.


Authorities asking public for help identifying man with fake check

CRIME OF THE WEEK – The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office is looking to identify a fraud suspect. He thought he was going to make a quick buck, but cameras caught him during the heat of the moment.


Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher dies at age 60

Carrie Fisher died this morning at age 60

Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher has died from a heart attack she suffered Friday, Dec. 23, on a plane trip from London to Los Angeles.

Fisher died at 8:55am on Monday. Her family issued a statement thanking all of her friends and fans for […]


Officials announced the recent arrest of a former Madison County Department of Human Resources senior social worker for charges of first-degree theft, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, and an ethics law violation. Stephanie Harris Bell, 53, of Hampton Cove, was arrested on December 16 and released on bond December 20.


State of Alabama Wins Appeal to Destroy Seized Greenetrack Bingo Machines

McGregor at Victoryland (APR)

(MONTGOMERY) – For the second time this year, the Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that electronic bingo is illegal within the state of Alabama, Attorney General Luther Strange announced Friday.


Steve Flowers: Times have changed in Alabama politics

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

Historically speaking, Alabamians have been more interested in the governor’s race than presidential politics.

For years, from 1876 to 1964, we were a totally Democratic state, more so out of tradition than philosophically. The hatred for the radical Republican Reconstruction shackles invoked on the South made an […]

Walmart pulls some “Black Lives Matter” shirts after police group protest

Walmart has agreed to stop selling some of the “Black Lives Matter” shirts after protests from the national police organization, the Fraternal Order of Police. The FOP filed a letter of complaint with the national retailer.


TRAFFIC ALERT: Wilson Dam closed to traffic thru December 27th

MUSCLE SHOALS-Motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes when crossing the Tennessee River today thru Tuesday, December 27th, as Wilson Dam will be closed to traffic.


Parks wins Colbert ugly sweater contest


Donna Parks being crowned the winner

TUSCUMBIA–Congratulations to Donna Parks. She is the winner of the Colbert county employee’s ugly Christmas sweater contest.


Fields named Muscle Shoals Officer of the Year

Officer Shawn Fields

MUSCLE SHOALS- The Shoals Insider congratulates Officer Shawn Fields who was named 2016 Muscle Shoals Police Department – Officer of The Year.

Man wanted for failure to pay child support

MOST WANTED – The Colbert County Sheriff’s Office has arrest warrants for DeMarcio Nelson for his failure to pay child support.


Legendary actress and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor dies of heart attack at 99

Zsa Zsa Gabor

BEVERLY HILLS-Famous actress and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor dies on Sunday of a reported heart attack.


Muscle Shoals business robbed

MUSCLE SHOALS-Law enforcement personnel are telling the Shoals Insider that Cash Express on Woodward Avenue was robbed with weapons involved.


Four football players receive degrees in special ceremony

FLORENCE, Ala. — With the University of North Alabama football team scheduled to be in Kansas City, Kan., this Saturday competing for the NCAA Division II Football National Championship, four members of the UNA football team and one athletic staff member who would have missed their commencement ceremony, scheduled for the same day, received […]

Former Redstone Official Sentenced to Prison for Filing False Tax Return

BIRMINGHAM – A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a former contracting official for the U.S. Army at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville to five months in prison and five months’ home confinement for filing a false income tax return, announced federal officials.