Made in Alabama Gift Guide

Across the state, entrepreneurs, artists, bakers and other makers are selling their wares. Finding a special Alabama-made gift to fit any budget is no problem, but narrowing it down might be.

Alabamians fashion everything from cars to candy, and our 2016 Made In Alabama Gift Guide offers just a sampling of the one-of-a-kind presents […]

Truck Crashes Into Tuscumbia Bar

 

Stagger Lee’s on Highway 43 in Tuscumbia had significant damage after a truck ran into the building. They will be closed until further notice.

 

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Man wanted on Failure to Pay Child Support

Michael Forsythe is wanted for failure to pay child support

Michael Forsythe has warrants in Colbert County for failure to pay child support.

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Muscle Shoals Shoplifting arrests

Muscle Shoals Police made the following recent shoplifting arrests:

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Governor awards grant to fight drugs in Lawrence County

MONTGOMERY– Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded a $5,807 grant to help the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office boost its efforts in fighting drug crimes.

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BROOKS ACTS TO BLOCK CHINA’S PURCHASE OF CRITICAL U.S. SEMICONDUCTOR FIRM

US Congressman Mo Brooks

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) joined a group of bipartisan lawmakers in sending a letter to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), pushing back against the purchase of Lattice Semiconductor, the third-largest American producer of critical technology for U.S. military applications, […]

Santa Coming to Brown Temple CME Church Saturday, December 10th

 

Do you know this man?

Do you recognize this man? He is a suspect in a theft case. After he was seen browsing in this Florence pawn shop, he reportedly stole a vehicle.

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Police investigate robbery

FLORENCE-Police are investigating the early Thursday morning robbery of Kangaroo Gas Station, 602 Cox Creek Parkway.

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Sheffield woman dies in crash, one still critical

MUSCLE SHOALS-A two-vehicle crash at 11:49 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, has claimed the life of a Sheffield woman.

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Sheriff’s Department asks public for help locating stolen jeep

The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in trying to locate a vehicle stolen from the Cloverdale Area.

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UNA goes NCAA Division I

FLORENCE, Ala. — The University of North Alabama Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to accept an invitation from the Atlantic Sun Conference and begin the transition of UNA to an NCAA Division I institution.

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Authorities ask public for help in identifying suspects

CRIMESTOPPERS – Authorities in Franklin County are looking for two theft suspects. Normally we profile someone who likely stole a credit or debit card and went on a shopping spree. But this one is different. Russellville Police said this man went to Walmart on October 26th and shopped a different way. After filling up […]

Alabama Secretary of Law Enforcement Makes New Appointments

MONTGOMERY – Secretary of Law Enforcement Stan Stabler announced today, Dec. 2, Deputy Chief Susanna Capps and Robyn Bradley Bryan have joined the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Office of the Secretary.

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Troopers Investigate 14 Traffic Deaths during Thanksgiving Travel Period

MONTGOMERY – Alabama State Troopers of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) investigated 14 traffic deaths during 2016’s five-day Thanksgiving travel period, which began at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, and ended at midnight Sunday, Nov. 27.

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Former CWA Local President Indicted for Embezzlement and Bank Fraud

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury today indicted the former president of the Communications Workers of America, Local 3901, in Oxford, Ala., for a scheme to embezzle more than $69,000 from the local chapter, federal officials announced.

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Texas Man Faces Multiple Charges for Stealing from Dead Man’s Retirement Fund

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury today indicted a Texas man in connection to a scheme to steal more than $545,000 from a retirement account after the account owner and his designated beneficiary both died, announced federal officials.

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NW-SCC Phi Theta Kappa to hold Honors Forum on Civil Rights

RUSSELLVILLE, ALA. — The Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) Alpha Zeta Iota Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa will host an Honors Forum: A New Era of Civil Rights: How We Remember the Past, Shapes the Future, December 5, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the A.W. Todd Center in Russellville, Ala.

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The Joy of Public Defense

When a zealous public defender acting as the effective lawyer guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment was handcuffed in a Las Vegas courtroom in May for doing her job – pleading for “some leniency” for her indigent client – I wrote in the Las Vegas Review-Journal: “Being a public defender is tough. It’s grinding, under-compensated, […]