Couple allegedly went on shopping spree with lost card

William Lanon

FLORENCE–The couple is charged following an incident on 04-21-17 where a victim lost her credit card at Walmart Neighborhood Market on Florence Blvd.

Crystal Lanon

After losing the card, the victim contacted her credit card company and found multiple fraudulent transactions. She contacted police and an investigation was opened. […]


US Congressman Mo Brooks

This week, Luther Strange Forces began preparing to unleash millions of dollars in negative attack ads against Congressman Mo Brooks and Judge Roy Moore. An Alabama citizen received a brushfire poll by Strange, took notes, and reported its contents to Congressman Brooks. Brushfire polls help a campaign draft attack […]

Former UA music professor had child pornography on home and office computers say authorities

Nikos Pappas

BIRMINGHAM – Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged a former University of Alabama music professor with receiving and possessing child pornography, announced officials.


Authorities seek public’s help in identifying burglary suspects


FLORENCE– Authorities are asking the public for help in identifying the suspects that made off with a large amount of cash and drugs from a local pharmacy.

Monday morning, Florence Police responded to Fred’s located on Florence Blvd near Harris Drive to a reported burglary.


FDA approves first drug to specifically treat giant cell arteritis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of subcutaneous Actemra (tocilizumab) to treat adults with giant cell arteritis. This new indication provides the first FDA-approved therapy, specific to this type of vasculitis.

“We expedited the development and review of this application because this drug fulfills a critical need for patients […]

OPINION: Is the Alabama Department of Corrections hiding facts about execution

MONTGOMERY–Before Ronald Bert Smith’s corpse grew cold – following his patently botched execution by lethal injection on December 8, 2016 – authorities in Alabama launched a campaign of obfuscation and misinformation about what happened to him.

It began when Prison Commissioner Jeff Dunn, himself a witness to Smith’s execution, protested: “Early in the execution, […]

Authorities release name of teacher charged with sexual misconduct with student

Teacher Taylor Boyles

MOULTON–Police tell the Shoals Insider they have arrested Moulton Middle School teacher Taylor Brooks Boyles, who is 27 years old.



KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The University of North Alabama men’s golf team begins its quest for an NCAA Division II National Championship on Monday as the Lions compete in a 20-team field at the Reunion Resort. The 20 teams will compete for three days, with the top eight teams advancing to match play on Thursday. […]

Florence man dies from electrocution cleaning swimming pool, mother and son injured

FLORENCE-Authorities tell the Shoals Insider a Florence man electrocuted while cleaning his swimming pool has died.


Teacher arrested for sexual misconduct with student

LAWRENCE COUNTY–The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department has arrested a teacher for sexual misconduct with a student.


TRAFFIC ALERT: Road work on Southern End of Wilson Dam Road to slow traffic

MUSCLE SHOALS–The Alabama Highway Department tells the Shoals Insider motorists can expect significant delays when traveling near the Southern end of Wilson Dam Road near the intersection at Hwy. 20 and the railway overpass.


Florence man killed in crash

FLORENCE — A single-vehicle crash at 1:55 p.m. Friday, May 19, has claimed the life of a Florence man.


Franklin County Mugshots 5.20.2017





Booking #: 1705152121 Age: 18 Gender: FEMALE Race: BLACK Address: RUSSELLVILLE, AL Arresting Agency: FCSO Booking Date: 05-13-2017 Charges: PROBATION VIOLATION




Booking #: 1705152122 Age: 41 Gender: MALE Race: WHITE Address: RUSSELLVILLE, AL Arresting Agency: FCSO Booking Date: 05-13-2017 Charges: DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED; […]

Tuscumbia loses friend as former mayor Shoemaker dies

Former Tuscumbia Mayor Bill Shoemaker

TUSCUMBIA–Tuscumbia has lost a good friend with today’s’ passing of former mayor Bill Shoemaker.


Colbert County Mugshots 5.9.2017


OLIVER, BARTLEY MATTHEW Booking #: 1705181697 Booking Date: 05-18-2017 Charges: FAIL TO PAY RESTITUTION; FORGERY 3RD View Profile >>> CARROLL, LINDSEY MARIE Booking #: 1705181698 Booking Date: 05-17-2017 Charges: FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION OF ELDERLY; WORTHLESS CHECKS X2 View Profile >>> MURPHY, JUSTIN DANIEL Booking #: 1705181694 Booking Date: 05-17-2017 Charges: FTA: ROBBERY 3RD View […]


Alabama’s Death Chamber

(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Steve Marshall today praised the Alabama Legislature for its final approval of the Fair Justice Act, advocated by the Attorney General’s Office to streamline Alabama’s decades-long death row appeals process. The House of Representatives approved an amended version on Tuesday and the Senate concurred Wednesday morning. The bill […]

University of North Alabama Recognizes Turris Fidelis and Keller Key Recipients During Spring 2017 Commencement.



FLORENCE, Ala. – Graduating senior Natasha N. Thomas of Autaugaville, Alabama was the recipient of the coveted Turris Fidelis and Keller Key Awards during spring commencement Saturday at Flowers Hall on the University of North Alabama campus.

The Turris Fidelis Key – awarded on the basis of outstanding service to the […]

Russellville man dies in crash

RUSSELLVILLE–A single-vehicle crash at 6:50 a.m. Thursday, May 18, has claimed the life of a Russellville man.


Former Fox News President Roger Ailes dead at 77

Roger Eugene Ailes

Roger E. Ailes, the former President and CEO of Fox News passed away this morning at the age of 77.


Man Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Accessing Women’s Computers for Personal Data and Explicit Photographs

BIRMINGHAM – A former Shelby County resident will spend six months in federal prison for illegally accessing email and cloud storage accounts of more than 50 women to obtain personal data, including explicit photographs, federal officials announced. acting.