Colbert Heights senior dies in crash

A single-vehicle crash at 7:15 a.m. today, Feb. 9, has claimed the life of a Tuscumbia teen, who was a senior at Colbert Heights.


Police asking public for help in locating suspect

George Earl Craig

RUSSELLVILLE–Authorities in Franklin county are trying to locate a suspect.


Gov. Bentley awards grants to assist domestic violence victims in northwest Alabama

Governor Robert Bentley

Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded $235,363 to assist victims of domestic violence in northwest Alabama in obtaining justice against their offenders.


Indiana Man Arrested After Stopping At Checkpoint In Stolen Car

David Adam Stapleton

According to Florence police, David Adam Stapleton, 26, or Noblesville, IN, was arrested after he stopped at a police safety checkpoint in a stolen vehicle, yesterday.


BREAKING: Governor Bentley Appoints Strange to U.S. Senator Seat

Senator Luther Strange

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley announced on Thursday the appointment of Luther Strange to Alabama U.S. Senator. Strange will fill the Senate seat vacated by U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions who was confirmed Wednesday night to serve as United States Attorney General. Previous to the appointment, Strange served as Alabama’s Attorney […]

Death Row Exonerees to Visit UNA

Alabama’s Death Chamber

FLORENCE, Ala. – Two death row exonerees will soon visit the University of North Alabama campus as part of the 8th Annual Alabama Regional Graduate Conference in English, Feb. 23-25 in the GUC on UNA’s campus. […]


Jeremy LeShun Williams and Bri Rutland

MONTGOMERY— Attorney General Luther Strange announced that the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday upheld the murder conviction of Jeremy Leshun Williams. Williams, 32, of Florence, was convicted in November of 2015 for the murder of Brioni “Bree” Rutland.


Texas authorities trying to locate suspect with Shoals Area ties

FLORENCE-Do you recognize this man? He is a suspect in a theft case in Texas and believed to have ties to the Shoals.


Muscle Shoals dentist offering free dental procedures this Friday

MUSCLE SHOALS–Ryerson and Associates at 1013 East Avalon Avenue will be holding their 12th Annual Dentistry from the Heart on Friday, February 10th.


Cat On A Hot Tin Roof at Zodiac this week


The Zodiac Players Present “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” Performances to run February 9-12.

For those that don’t know the story, it centers around a southern family celebrating the sixty-fifth birthday of patriarch, Big Daddy.


Officials remind public about food safety as caterer surrenders permit



According to the Alabama Department of public Health, Darvin McDaniel of Indelible Catering of Moulton has surrendered his food service permit and is not authorized to prepare food for catering in Alabama.

Officials say McDaniel’s catering business was responsible for a recent Salmonella enteritidis outbreak that occurred in Sheffield in November 2016 […]

Once Extinct Lake Sturgeon Make a Comeback

Lake Sturgeon

This ancient fish, once extinct in the Tennessee River system, has made a comeback thanks to a savvy reintroduction initiative by TVA and its partners.


Author Peter Balakian coming to UNA

Author and Poet Peter Balakian


FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama Department of English will welcome author Peter Balakian as the featured guest of the 2017 Writer’s Series.



(MONTGOMERY)–Attorney General Luther Strange recently announced a settlement with Colorado-based The Western Union Company to bring approximately $7,865,024 in refunds for Alabama consumers.


Florence man dies in two-car wreck

FLORENCE-Authorities say a Florence man was killed in a two-car accident late Thursday afternoon around 6:30.


Police need your help in identifying suspects

The Florence Police Department needs help identifying some theft suspects. A group of people took a stolen credit card on a shopping spree and were caught on camera.


McKinneys make million dollar donation to UNA in honor of mom

Ms. Connie McKinney

FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama College of Education and Human Sciences announced Thursday that the Human Environmental Sciences Department will now be known as the Connie D. McKinney Department of Human Sciences, Hospitality, and Design.


New neutrals dominate the color trends of 2017


Home decor: The hottest colors of 2017

(BPT) – From furniture to walls, new homes to remodels, cool grays have dominated home design palettes for the last five years. Look to 2017 to gently shake things up with a focus on fresh neutrals that bring warm and cool tones together to create […]

Troopers release name of man who died in Wednesday crash

TUSCUMBIA–A single-vehicle crash at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, has claimed the life of a Tuscumbia man.



FLORENCE, Ala. — University of North Alabama head football coach Chris Willis has announced the signing of 30 freshmen and four transfer student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to join the UNA program.Willis, set to begin his first season as UNA’s head coach after 15 seasons on the staff as an assistant, said he […]