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Muscle Shoals insurance agent arrested for insurance fraud and exploitation of the elderly

Ronald Warren Powell

ATHENS–Authorities have arrested a Muscle Shoals insurance agent after he was indicted on charges of exploitation of the elderly and insurance fraud.

Investigators say Ronald Warren Powell aka Ronny, 55, of Brooke Drive, Muscle Shoals, has been charged with fraudulently taking possibly millions of dollars from an elderly client. Officials […]





The following people were arrested on outstanding warrants:


Ivey asks for prayer for Hurricane Harvey victims

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement in response to Hurricane Harvey.

“Like all Americans, the people of Alabama are deeply moved by the massive devastation that has affected the state of Texas. We extend our deepest condolences to the families of those lost because of Hurricane […]

UNA trainer indicted on sexual abuse charge

Nicholas Alexander

FLORENCE–UNA can’t seem to catch a break here lately. A former athletic trainer has been indicted for sexual abuse for having a sexual relationship with a student.

Nicholas Alexander turned himself in to authorities. UNA officals say they were informed of the incident back in March and released a statement today:


Officers follow leaking fluid to catch suspected car burglar and career criminal

Michael Brewer

FLORENCE–A Decatur man with an extensive criminal record in Lauderdale County has made his way back to Florence for a one man crime spree.

Thankfully Florence police were on alert Tuesday night to capture Charles Michael Brewer, 44, of Decatur.

Police received a call of a reckless driver on Railroad Ave. […]


MONTGOMERY – In the wake of widespread damage caused by Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey in Texas, the Alabama Securities Commission (ASC) is cautioning investors to watch out for opportunistic investment scams.

“As we are seeing in Texas, natural disasters bring out the best in people, with neighbors helping neighbors. Unfortunately, we know from […]

One dead. One in custody in Muscle Shoals Shooting

MUSCLE SHOALS–Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a Florence man.

According to police, they received a call at 9:28 p.m. on Monday, reporting a shooting at a home on Roosevelt Avenue.


University of North Alabama Students Assisting FLPL

FLORENCE, Ala. – Project Say Something and the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library are teaming up to launch the Florence African American Heritage Project, and the University of North Alabama’s Public History students will be lending a hand.

The African American Heritage project, made possible by a grant from the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area, will […]

Ron Craig: Enemy still seeking someone to devour

Reverend Ron Craig

Just a casual observation of world events makes it obvious that God is not forcing His will (as expressed in the Bible) on anyone in the world. It is obvious as well that Satan is attempting to force his will on the population of this entire planet. But remember that […]

Do You Know These Men? Police need help identifying suspects

FLORENCE–The Florence Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying these two men. They are suspects in a recent theft case.


Public invited to statue dedication at Ivy Green

A statue depicting the breakthrough moment when Helen Keller first communicated with her teacher, Anne Sullivan, will be unveiled and dedicated Saturday, Sept. 9 at Ivy Green in Tuscumbia.

Lions Clubs of Alabama commissioned Craigger Browne of Sylacauga to sculpt the statue from Alabama marble. It depicts Keller spelling w-a-t-e-r in Sullivan’s hand as […]



MONTGOMERY – Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Alabama has joined a 21-state coalition urging the U.S. Supreme Court to defend the rights of gun owners against efforts to ban certain firearms typically used by law-abiding citizens for lawful purposes.

In their amicus brief in the case Kolbe v Hogan, the states asked the […]

Authorities apprehend cruise ship deserters

Carnival Fantasy docked in Mobile

MOBILE, Ala. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers worked with authorities to apprehend three Indonesian nationals in Arkansas last week who had deserted from various international cruise ships docked in the United States over the past three years.

CBP officers […]

Illegal Alien Possessing Firearms Sentenced to Nearly Seven Years in Federal Prison

BIRMINGHAM – A federal judge today sentenced a Honduran national to nearly seven years in prison for being in the United States illegally and possessing firearms, one that was used in a 2016 homicide at a Bessemer nightclub, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Agent in Charge […]

Sarah Palin endorsing Roy Moore for US Senate seat

Justice Roy Moore


MONTGOMERY–Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin has today endorsed Judge Roy Moore in his senate run against Luther Strange.


3 things you’ll need to throw the ultimate tailgating party

(BPT) – Football season is finally upon us and fans everywhere are getting revved up to cheer on their favorite team. Whether you watch the big game from the comfort of your home or head down to the stadium, it’s the perfect time to throw the mother of all football celebrations – a really […]



Florence — Recently UNA’s Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and Executive Master’s in Business Administration (EMBA) were ranked within the top 10 of two online MBA-focused publications, Best Colleges Review and MBA Central.

Online resource guide Best College Reviews ranked UNA’s MBA program as third among 200 universities nationally. The website used academic […]


MONTGOMERY—Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and Jefferson County District Attorney Pro Tem Danny Carr recently announced a court ruling against a Birmingham gambling facility. The prosecutors stated that, once again, the courts of Alabama have upheld the prohibitions of gambling and slot machines in this state.

The ruling by the Jefferson County Circuit Court […]

Sheffield business Miss Kitty’s closing end of September

SHEFFIELD–Miss Kitty’s Urban Design & Gifts will be closing her doors for good September 30th.

The store offers all the latest interior design items, furniture, and gifts for people that aren’t always easy to buy for.

Originally from Mississippi, Owner Kitty Simms tells the Shoals Insider, “I’m ready for the next chapter in my […]