Former Florence convenience store employee arrested in robbery scheme


FLORENCE–Zamera Cooper, 26, of Florence was arrested Tuesday after being indicted by a recent Lauderdale County Grand Jury. The indictment alleges the charge of Robbery 1st.


Colbert County Mugshots 6.12.2017

JACKSON, TADERICK JALEELEBooking #:1705231708Booking Date:05-21-2017Charges:MULTIPLE TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS




SAFEPLACE LIBERTY LUNCHEON: Celebrating 36 years of domestic-violence free life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

FLORENCE– If all homes were safe homes communities would not need services like Safeplace, Inc. However numberless homes, including many in the Shoals, are not safe havens.

Each month Safeplace, the only domestic violence program in northwest Alabama, serves an average of […]

OpEd: President’s Infrastructure Focus Good for Alabama; We Must Be Ready

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey

By: Alabama Governor Kay Ivey

The need for infrastructure improvements and advancements across the State of Alabama is critical.

The deterioration of our roads, bridges, waterways, and ports hinders public safety, economic growth, and quality of life. The importance of gaining a portion of the Federal infrastructure investment and […]

Marcel Black to Speak at June Democratic Club Meeting

State Rep Marcel Black

Marcel Black, a Democrat, was first elected to the Alabama Legislature in November 1990 and currently is serving a seventh term as a member of the House of Representatives, District 3. District 3 is comprised of portions of Colbert, Lauderdale, and Lawrence counties. During his service, he chaired the […]


FRANKIE JOE VANDIVER: Possession of Controlled Substance w/ Intent to Distribute, Felon in Possession of Firearm, Possession of Marijuana 1st, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, FTA Possession of Controlled Substance, FTA Possession Drug Paraphernalia, FTA Felon in Possession of Firearm.





NW-SCC 2017 Kids in College to feature Weird Science




MUSCLE SHOALS, ALA. — Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) Child Development Center presents the 2017 Kids in College, Weird Science. Kids in College will be held July 17-21, 2017, in the Patriot Center (gym) on the Shoals campus.

The summer camp is open to children entering grades kindergarten through sixth in the […]

FDA requests removal of Opana ER for risks related to abuse

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requested that Endo Pharmaceuticals remove its opioid pain medication, reformulated Opana ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride), from the market. After careful consideration, the agency is seeking removal based on its concern that the benefits of the drug may no longer outweigh its risks. This is the first time the […]

Suspect runs into apartments after being handcuffed

Devonte Thompson

FLORENCE–Devonte Thompson, 24, of 629 Hermitage Drive, Florence, was arrested following a reported vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon.


Authorities release name of drowning victim



MUSCLE SHOALS–Authorities have identified the 12-year-old victim in today’s drowning incident at TVA’s Rockpile Park.


Young girl dies after rescue at TVA Rockpile


MUSCLE SHOALS–Authorities tell the Shoals Insider a 12-year-old girl who was rescued from the drain pipe at the Rock Pile waterfall has died.


Kmart Muscle Shoals closing doors


MUSCLE SHOALS–Officials with Sears/Kmart corporate offices announced this morning they will be closing the Muscle Shoals location and the Dothan location of the retail chain.


U.S. Attorney’s Office Reaches Voluntary Compliance Agreement with Pinson to Improve Facilities and Program Access

BIRMINGHAM – The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the City of Pinson have reached a comprehensive settlement agreement under the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure that people with disabilities have equal access to city facilities and programs, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Robert O. Posey. The agreement, which went into effect Monday, resolves a number […]

Police manhunt has ended


CORINTH–The recent manhunt for three escaped Mississippi fugitives has ended with the capture of the last escapee.


UPDATE: One more Mississippi escapee captured, one still at large

RIVERTON ROSE TRAIL–NEWS UPDATE–Colbert County Sheriff Frank Williamson tells the Shoals Insider that they have apprehended one more of the three escaped fugitives from Prentiss County Mississippi.


Franklin County Mugshots 6.3.2017

ETINGER, GREGORY JAMES JR Booking #: 1706012167 Booking Date: 06-01-2017 Charges: POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA 1ST View




Colbert County Mugshots 6.3.2017

JACKSON, TADERICK JALEELE Booking #: 1705231708 Booking Date: 05-21-2017 Charges: MULTIPLE TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS View Profile >>> […]

Have you seen this man? He has been missing for over a week

A recent photo of Josh Henry with his daughter

FLORENCE–Authorities are trying to locate a Shoals Area man who has been missing for over a week. According to relatives, Josh Henry hasn’t talked or communicated with family in over a week and family members are worried for his safety.



FLORENCE, Ala. — The University of North Alabama’s transition to NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) status in 2018 is already renewing old rivalries for the Lions as UNA has signed a contract with Alabama A&M to play the Bulldogs in 2018 and 2019.

North Alabama and Alabama A&M played annually from 1975 […]

Caitlin Holland Named Shoals Chamber of Commerce President

Caitlin Burns Holland

The Board of Directors of the Shoals Chamber of Commerce has named Caitlin Burns Holland as Chamber President after a national search to fill the position. Holland, who has served as the Chamber’s Vice President for Investor Relations since November 2015, will start her position immediately.

Macke Mauldin, Past Chamber […]