Trump addresses both Houses of Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C.-President Donald J. Trump addressed both houses of Congress. Here is a full text of President Trump’s speech and the video above for those who missed it,

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Steve Flowers: This Week in Alabama Politics

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

As I have suggested to you, we are looking at one momentous 2018-election year, and it has begun. Get this folks; we have an open governor’s race. We have openings at Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Treasurer, Agriculture Commissioner, three seats on the Supreme Court including the Chief […]

UNA Continues ‘Light the Fountain” Tradition March 16

FLORENCE, Ala. – The unseasonably warm temperatures have made it feel like spring on the University of North Alabama campus. However, to officially kick off the season, the UNA Student Government Association (SGA) and the University continue a new campus tradition, “Light the Fountain.”

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University of North Alabama Students Compete for Prestigious Fulbright Scholarships

 

FLORENCE, Ala. – It’s impressive for an institution to have one student named as a finalist for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The University of North Alabama has two, and this is the first time in the school’s history that any student has been up for the prestigious accomplishment.

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Authorities announce arrest of nursing home employees on neglect charges after patient suffers ant bites

Attorney General Steven T. Marshall announced the recent arrests of three former employees of Cherokee Health and Rehab nursing home in Centre for the neglect of an 84-year-old resident of the facility. Michele Curry, 42, of Centre, was arrested this morning and has been released on bond. Kacey Allen, 28, also of Centre, and […]

Authorities need your help in identifying suspects

The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department is seeking assistance in identifying 2 persons of interest in a burglary/theft that occurred on county road 9 in the Cloverdale area.

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Do you know this man? Florence police looking for suspected car burglar

Do you recognize this man? The Florence Police Department would like to speak with this man about a car that was recently burglarized.

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Lauderdale County woman dies in crash

TUSCUMBIA- A single-vehicle crash at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, has claimed the life of a Greenhill woman. Lucy I. Garrard, 60, was killed when the 2001 Ford Explorer she was driving left the roadway and overturned.

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Woman faces multiple charges involving theft from an elderly family member

Jennifer Hipps

FLORENCE- According to police, Jennifer HIpps was arrested Thursday on multiple charges.

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Womack leaving post as Florence school superintendent

Dr. Janet S. Womack (Courtesy Florence City Schools)

FLORENCE-This morning the Florence Board of Education bought out the remainder of Superintendent Janet Womack’s contract.

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UNA to Welcome Freshman Class of 2018 to Campus

FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama will host a special visit day targeting high school juniors. UNA’s “Class of 2018 Visit Day” will take place March 18, in various locations on campus.

A schedule of the day’s events is below:

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OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE ARREST OF FORMER CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT FOR ELDER ABUSE FOR ALLEGEDLY PUNCHING 71-YR-OLD IN FACE

Betty Jean Tubbs

State officials announced the arrest of a former employee of a Tuscaloosa County nursing home for abuse of a resident at the facility. Betty Jean Tubbs, 47, of Tuscaloosa was arrested on February 16 and has been released on bond.

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Authorities asking public for help in identifying robbery suspect

FLORENCE- The search continues for a robbery suspect in Florence. Investigators are looking for leads which can help identify the bandit caught on surveillance video. Florence police said this week’s featured crime took place in the early morning hours of Monday.

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FORMER MOSSES MAYOR WALTER HILL GETS PRISON TIME ON FELONY ETHICS VIOLATION

Walter Hill

(MONTGOMERY)–State authorities announced that Walter S. Hill, former mayor of the Town of Mosses in Lowndes County, has been sentenced to serve time in prison on a felony ethics violation for use of his office for personal gain. Hill was sentenced yesterday to five years, with three years to be served in […]

TWO CHARGED IN GAS STATION DEBIT CARD SKIMMING OPERATION THAT INVOLVED MULTIPLE STATES

(MONTGOMERY)–Two individuals are facing federal charges for using skimming devices on gas pumps, announced George Beck Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, and Steven T. Marshall, Attorney General for the State of Alabama. These charges are the result of a continuing multi-agency investigation that was initiated by the Alabama Attorney General’s […]