POLICE RELEASE DETAILS OF SHOOTING AND APPREHENSION OF SUSPECT

FUQUA

On Friday, July 22, 2022, Samuel Brycin Fuqua, 26 of Muscle Shoals, was taken into custody and detained as a suspect in the shooting incident of a 22yr old female victim at 812 6th St in Muscle Shoals, AL. The events that lead to the detention of Samuel Fuqua are as follows:

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TWO ARRESTED IN SCHEME TO PURCHASE ATV AND TRAILER

The Florence Police Department was notified Wednesday that a person had attempted to purchase an all-terrain vehicle and trailer valued at $31,400 from a local business.

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FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE INDICTED ON 465 CHARGES

MININGER

A man with felony arrest warrants in Greenville County, South Carolina, has been indicted by a Lauderdale County Grand Jury on 465 charges.According to court documents, Kenneth Michael Mininger, 52, stands charged with 232 counts of possession of child pornography, 227 counts of production of child pornography, four counts of sexual abuse of […]

22 POUNDS OF COCAINE, 2 POUNDS OF METH SEIZED IN DRUG BUST

VICTOR HERNANDEZ GARCIA

A Muscle Shoals man, Victor Hernandez Garcia, 32, of 2219 East 6th St., is in jail after a drug bust by a multi-agency drug investigation comprised of the following departments:Colbert County Drug Task ForceColbert County Sheriff’s DepartmentMuscle Shoals Police DepartmentRussellville Police DepartmentMadison County Narcotics UnitALEADEA

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MAN DROWNS IN BOATING INCIDENT

Authorities say one man drowned after the boat he and another man were in capsized Wednesday morning.The incident was reported to police and firefighters at 8:10 am, according to authorities.The incident occurred near O’Neal Bridge and McFarland Park.Some first responders speculated the two men may have struck a pylon or something causing the boat […]

Vivity High Tech Eyes Now Available in the Shoals

DR. DANNY LEE

With Vivity lenses, you could minimize the need for those pesky reading glasses.  And now, if you live in the Shoals area, you won’t have to travel to have the procedure performed.

Danny Lee, MD, a board certified ophthalmologist has brought Vivity High Tech eyes to the Shoals. “It is as […]

A MO BROOKS STORY

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

Over the years I have shared a lot of stories about Alabama’s colorful political figures. We have had some characters like Big Jim Folsom and George Wallace. Big Jim was gregarious and fun loving. Wallace was a political genius and without question the most prolific politician in Alabama […]

THOMPSON AIMS TO BE YOUR VOICE IN MONTGOMERY

WESLEY THOMPSON

Wesley Thompson—a local pastor, educator, and community leader—announces his bid for the Alabama House District 3 seat.

A native son of the Shoals, Thompson and his family moved to Fort Sill, Oklahoma when he was eight years old upon his mother’s enlistment in the Army. But his path has always led him […]

TRIAL DATE SET IN CAPITAL MURDER CASE

RICHARD KEVIN HESTER

TUSCUMBIA–(SHOALSINSIDER) Officials have set a trial date for a man accused of murdering a Sheffield man.According to court records, Richard Kevin Hester, 54, of Little Rock Avenue, Sheffield, was indicted by a Colbert County Grand Jury in January of 2020 for Capital Murder in the shooting death of John Thomas Call, […]

3-YEAR-OLD HOSPITALIZED, FATHER CHARGED WITH ARSON

JARED LYNN HAZELWOOD

ROGERSVILLE- Authorities say a man has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of arson after leaving his 3-year-old son in an apartment he set fire to.According to police, Jared Lynn Hazelwood, 44, stands charged with seven counts of arson in connection with the early morning apartment fire in Rogersville.

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FLORENCE MAN CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT ON UNA CAMPUS

JOSHUA CALEB DE LA HOZ

FLORENCE–On Tuesday, authorities arrested a Florence man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in her dorm room at Mattielou Hall on the University of North Alabama campus.Joshua Caleb De La Hoz, 19, of 724 North Pine St., Florence, stands accused of multiple serious crimes such as 1st Degree Sexual […]

UNA RECEIVES LARGEST FINANCIAL GIFT IN SCHOOL’S HISTORY

FLORENCE, AL – The University of North Alabama has received the largest gift in the institution’s almost 200-year history, a $6.5 million gift from the Charles C. Anderson family. The gift is being given to academic and athletic areas of campus, with $1 million specifically earmarked for the women’s athletic programs in memory and […]

AUTHORITIES RELEASE NAME OF WOMAN WHO DIED IN MOBILE HOME FIRE

BARTON–A Barton woman died late Thursday afternoon in a mobile home fire on the 300 block of Patrick Lane.The fire was reported around 4:30 PM.

Firefighters arrived on the scene as the mobile home was fully involved in flames.

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NEWS ALERT 🚨 FULL-TIME LAUDERDALE COUNTY EMPLOYEES TO GET $4000

FLORENCE – Lauderdale County full-time employees each will receive an additional $4,000 over the next four months through American Rescue Act funds, county officials said.

The Lauderdale County Commission approved dedicating the funds to the employees beginning this month.

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Inmate Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Prison on Assault Charge

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A federal judge today sentenced a federal inmate on an assault charge, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and U.S. Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Patrick Davis.

U.S District Court Judge Liles C. Burke sentenced Lemond Lawrence Burns, 22, of Alpine, to 150 months in prison. Burns pleaded guilty to […]

FLORENCE MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER AND HOLDING WOMAN AGAINST HER WILL

RICHARD LEE LUND

FLORENCE–On New Year’s Day, the Florence Police Department was contacted by a female who reportedly ran from a home at 1901 Conway Drive Florence. The female victim had several injuries and was taken to North Alabama Medical Center.

After an investigation, it was determined that the female victim was being kept […]

SHOALS COUPLE ARRESTED IN KENTUCKY ON THEFT AND DRUG CHARGES

At approximately 2PM New Year’s Day, a 1996 Camaro was observed by sheriffs deputies in Graves County, Kentucky, loaded with items, suspected as possibly stolen. The vehicle in question was bearing Alabama registration plates.Campbell County and Graves County Sheriff’s deputies stopped the vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the items loaded in the vehicle has […]

POLICE GIVE UPDATE ON FATAL FORKLIFT ACCIDENT

(SHOALSINSIDER) Muscle Shoals Police gave an update Wednesday morning on the fatal forklift accident that occurred Saturday afternoon. Detectives say officers responded Saturday afternoon to an accident involving juveniles.

The juveniles were under the supervision of their parents and the incident occurred at the parent’s place of employment, in the area of 235 […]

Mississippi Resident Sentenced to 78 Months in Prison for Healthcare Fraud

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A federal judge recently sentenced a Mississippi resident for healthcare fraud and conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Special Agent in Charge Derrick Jackson.

Chief U.S. District Court Judge L. Scott Coogler sentenced Phillip Minga, […]

Dickens of a Christmas in Franklin, TN

Last weekend Franklin, TN held their 36th annual Dickens of a Christmas. This festival has been going strong for 36 years. It’s held in downtown Franklin, TN. The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County recreated the time of Charles Dickens. People dress in clothing from that time and sing carols, sew quilts, show off woodworking […]