Former CWA Local President Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement and Bank Fraud

BIRMINGHAM – A former president of the Communications Workers of America, Local 3901, in Oxford, Ala., pleaded guilty today in federal court to a scheme to embezzle more than $69,000 from the local chapter, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Robert O. Posey and U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Investigator Hollis Lindley Jr.


The George Lindsey UNA Film Festival Selects Finalists

FLORENCE, Ala. – Deliberation is over, and the George Lindsey UNA Film Festival has selected this year’s screeners.

The Lindsey Film Festival selected 24 films in eight categories for screening during the 2017 festival, March 4 – 7.

The films are as follows:


AT&T, CWA Reach Tentative Agreement Covering Former DIRECTV Employees In Seven States

AT&T* has reached a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) in negotiations covering CWA-represented former DIRECTV tech support employees in seven states.


Shoals Insider’s Ask The Attorney: Dealing with collection agencies?

Ask the Attorney Columnist James Irby

Dealing with Collection Agencies?

It happens. Sometimes folks end up dealing with these companies because of an oversight and sometimes because they’ve fallen behind. Either way, you don’t have to put up with anybody infringing on your rights.


CPA caught in $11 Million embezzlement scheme

BIRMINGHAM – Federal prosecutors today charged a Birmingham man in connection with an $11 million embezzlement scheme from a Shelby County scrap metal brokerage company where he was the chief financial officer, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Robert O. Posey and FBI Special Agent in Charge Roger Stanton.



(MONTGOMERY) – With the onset of the tax season, Attorney General Luther Strange warns Alabamians to be vigilant against income tax fraud and he offers tips to keep from falling prey to certain tax preparers with potentially deceptive offers.


UNA to Host Preview Day for Transfer Students in February

FLORENCE, Ala. – Prospective transfer students who are interested in seeing what the University of North Alabama has to offer can now attend a special preview day just for them in February. UNA’s Transfer Preview Day will take place Saturday, Feb. 4, with check-in beginning at 8:30 a.m.


Shoals Big Idea on the horizon

The Shoals Big Idea Competition will be held March 9, 2017. This is the third year for the contest that is meant to get Shoals community members thinking of ways to solve problems they see in the community. Contest submissions will be accepted online at through February 19, 2017.


Police trying to identify robbery suspects

ROBBERY SUSPECTS – Tuscumbia police are trying to identify armed robbers who were caught on camera. Above are surveillance pictures from Waffle House on Highway 43 Tuesday night.


Shoals Community announces President’s and Dean’s lists

Muscle Shoals & Phil Campbell, AL — Northwest-Shoals Community College has announced its President’s and Dean’s Lists for the Fall Semester 2016.

Requirements for the President’s List are a semester grade point average of 4.0 and completion of a minimum semester course load of 12 semester credit hours of college-level work.


Men from Talladega and Franklin Counties Indicted for Distributing Meth

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury Wednesday, in unrelated cases, indicted a Talladega County man and a Franklin County man on charges of distributing methamphetamine, announced federal authorities.



FLORENCE, Ala. — Nine University of North Alabama student-athletes have received additional post-season awards with the announcement of the 2016 Don Hansen All-Super Region 2 football team and the All-America team.


NW-SCC student wins Phi Theta Kappa international t-shirt competition

NW-SCC student, Clay Hodge (of Tharptown), displays his design which won the 2017 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) international convention t-shirt design competition.

PHIL CAMPBELL, ALA. — Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) sophomore student, Clay Hodge, was recently notified that he won the 2017 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Convention t-shirt design competition. His design […]

University of North Alabama and NASA Agree to Partnership

By Bryan Rachal

FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have agreed to a partnership, with students reaping the benefits.


79-year-old Detroit woman dies in crash

SULLIGENT- A single-vehicle crash at 8:15 a.m. today, Jan. 24, has claimed the life of a Detroit woman. Mary Myers Gilmer, 76, was killed when the 2003 Kia Spectra she was driving left the roadway and struck a ditch.



Alabama’s Death Chamber

(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Luther Strange said the recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear petitions by three Alabama death row inmates challenging the constitutionality of the State’s capital sentencing law is another victory for the rule of law.


Mother arrested after taping kid to the wall on Facebook Live

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ohio-A teenage mom has been arrested and charged with felony kidnapping after she apparently sent out a video of her son taped to a wall by his head and arms.


Emergency personnel at scene of shooting in Killen

KILLEN-Police and emergency personnel are on the scene of a shooting where two people were killed.


Best Buy closing in February


Best Buy Electronics and Appliances

FLORENCE-Best Buy corporate has decided against renewing the lease on the Florence business.


Missing Florence man located

Casey Curry

FLORENCE–Friends are breathing a sigh of relief after missing Florence man Casey Curry was located safely over the weekend.