Ruling Could Return More than $10 million to State Schools

(MONTGOMERY)— State officials announced that the federal District Court for the Northern District of Alabama has dismissed CSX Transportation’s lawsuit challenging the application of Alabama’s four percent sales tax to CSX’s purchase of diesel fuel, a ruling that could return more than $10 million in unpaid taxes to Alabama’s Education Trust Fund.



Katherine Robertson

(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Steven T. Marshall today announced that he has named Katherine Green Robertson as his Chief Counsel. Robertson previously served as Senior Advisor to the Attorney General.




MONTGOMERY–Attorney General Steven T. Marshall on Wednesday announced the indictments of two former Prattville police officers for multiple counts related to a burglary and attempted burglary and robbery in Autauga County.


Former Florence Police Evidence Custodian arrested

Lauren A. Ezell

FLORENCE- A former civilian employee of the Florence Police Department has been arrested after a Lauderdale county grand jury issued an 119 count indictment for theft involving police evidence.


Mother arrested after newborn tests positive for meth

Taylor Brooks

FLORENCE-According to authorities, Taylor Brooks was arrested on warrants Tuesday stemming from the birth of her child on February 28, 2017. In this case, detectives were notified that a child had been born at a private residence and transported to ECM hospital where the child tested positive for methamphetamine.

Investigators tell the […]

State Veterans Homes Receive Zero Deficiencies in Surveys

Bill Nichols State Veterans Home

The Alabama State Veterans Homes is among the best in the nation. Caring for our veterans is one of the most sacred duties we work to achieve as a state.


Florence Woman Arrested After Home Owner Catches Her Burglarizing Residence

Jessie Cochran Young

FLORENCE-Authorities have arrested a Florence woman after the homeowner reportedly caught her in the act.



MONTGOMERY – Alabama Attorney General Steven T. Marshall announced today that Alabama is one of 13 States filing an amicus brief in support of the Trump administration’s executive order temporarily restricting the admission of foreign nationals from six countries posing a security risk to the United States. The executive order was recently ruled unconstitutional […]

University of North Alabama Student to Present Original Ballet

By: Carole Maynard

FLORENCE, Ala. – Senior composition student and Florence native Jeremy Smith knew that in his last year at UNA he wanted to do something big. That “something big” was writing a ballet.


Defense has text messages demanding money from accused

FLORENCE-An upcoming case set for trial in Lauderdale County for a Tuscumbia man accused of rape and sodomy should prove to be interesting. Some concerned citizens have expressed outrage that Brian Tyrell Boddie, of High Street, Tuscumbia, was ever arrested on rape and sodomy charges.


Pelham Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Anabolic Steroids

BIRMINGHAM – A Pelham man pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to charges related to the distribution of anabolic steroids, announced state and federal officials.



US Congressman Mo Brooks

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) announced today that he will vote against H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act.

Congressman Brooks stated, “As much as I would like to vote with many of my Republican colleagues in Congress and in the White House (most of whom privately tell […]

Muscle Shoals Man Sentenced to Nearly Eight Years in Prison as Three-Time Convicted Felon Possessing a Gun

BIRMINGHAM – A federal judge recently sentenced a Muscle Shoals man to nearly eight years in prison as a three-time convicted felon in possession of a gun, announced federal officials.


Counselor’s Corner: How Do I Help My Loved One with an Addiction?

Elysia Tucker, LPC, ADCis the Executive Director ofSouthern Wellness Services, Inc.

First things first. Addiction can happen to anyone, regardless of income, status, education, or age. The 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) indicated that 21.7 million people aged 12 or older needed help with an addiction in 2014. It is […]

Lt. Governor Kay Ivey Appoints Beverlye Brady to Ethics Commission

Beverlye Brady

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Senate has confirmed Ms. Beverlye Brady of Auburn to the Alabama Ethics Commission. Ms. Brady is replacing Mr. Jerry Wood on the Commission.


University of North Alabama to Hold Birthday Celebration For Mascots

FLORENCE, Ala. –The University of North Alabama will host a public birthday party for its lion mascots, Leo and Una, Wednesday, April 12 at 10 a.m.


Authorities search for missing man

Stacy L. Rester

Florence police are asking the public for help in locating a missing person; Stacy L. Rester, 52, of Florence was last seen on 3-5-17 in the area of E. Limestone Street.


Shoals Insider Ask The Attorney: Alabama’s Lemon Law

Ask the Attorney Columnist James Irby

In keeping with James Irby P.C.’s commitment to service and justice, this week’s article is about another consumer protection available to people in Alabama, the Alabama Lemon Law. Alabama has enacted a series of laws which can help you when your new vehicle purchase just isn’t right.

The […]

Simple tips for recreating red carpet looks at home

Whether you’re looking to enhance your daily beauty routine or for tips to add glam to your style for an upcoming special occasion, Hollywood’s red carpet is the best source for trends and inspiration.


Authorities still looking for missing teen


FLORENCE-Police continue to look for a missing teenager who was last seen Saturday at the Florence YMCA on Helton Drive.