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Former Controller Sentenced to 1½ Years in Prison for Defrauding Fitness Company and Retail Store

BIRMINGHAM – A federal judge today sentenced the former controller for a Birmingham-based fitness center franchise and a subsequent retail store to 1½ years in prison for defrauding the companies out of more than $100,000, announced federal officials. U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Emerson Hopkins sentenced REBECCA FRITH, also known as Rebecca Wilson, 44, […]

Troopers Investigate 4 Traffic Fatalities, 2 Boating Fatalities during Memorial Day Weekend

MONTGOMERY — During the official Memorial Day holiday travel period — between 6 a.m. Friday, May 26, and midnight Monday, May 29 — Alabama State Troopers investigated four traffic fatalities, less than half of the 11 traffic fatalities Troopers investigated in 2016 for the same extended holiday. Troopers also investigated two boating fatalities, compared […]

ALL GAVE SOME. SOME GAVE ALL..The Shoals Insider salutes those brave men and women this Memorial Day.

There’s Nothing Wrong with Playing during Spring Break – as Long as You Play it Safe

MONTGOMERY — Spring Break is all about relaxation and recreation, but the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) urges everyone to play it safe.

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Michigan Man Arrested for Alleged Violations of Alabama Securities Act

MONTGOMERY-Authorities announced that Robert Craig Rudder of Warren, Michigan, was arrested on Feb. 28, 2017 by the Special Operations Unit of the Warren, Michigan Police Department, under the direction of Deputy Commissioner, Matthew Nichols. Rudder’s arrest stems from an October, 2016 Jefferson County, Alabama Grand Jury indictment charging him with multiple violations of the […]

ALABAMA JOINS WITH 39 OTHER STATES IN FEDERAL GENERIC DRUG ANTITRUST LAWSUIT

MONTGOMERY– Attorney General Steven T. Marshall announced Wednesday that Alabama has joined a federal antitrust lawsuit alleging that six generic drug-makers entered into illegal conspiracies in order to unreasonably restrain trade, artificially inflate and manipulate prices and reduce competition in the United States for two generic drugs.

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Authorities announce arrest of nursing home employees on neglect charges after patient suffers ant bites

Attorney General Steven T. Marshall announced the recent arrests of three former employees of Cherokee Health and Rehab nursing home in Centre for the neglect of an 84-year-old resident of the facility. Michele Curry, 42, of Centre, was arrested this morning and has been released on bond. Kacey Allen, 28, also of Centre, and […]

Quit the spit during ‘Through With Chew Week’

 

The Alabama Department of Public Health encourages smokeless tobacco users to quit the spit during “Through With Chew Week,” February 17-23.

The education campaign to decrease spit tobacco use and increase awareness of the negative health effects of using these products is an annual event begun in 1989 by the American Academy of […]

Effects of Drought Continue to Plague Trees across State

Trees are dying. The question is, why? Although the rainfall during December and January relieved much of the drought and related wildfire issues in Alabama, the harmful effects and complications associated with drought continue to plague the state’s forestlands. While exact economic impacts are unknown at this time, the losses may be significant according […]

Hard-Hitting Billboards Urge Hospitals to Protect Patients From Choking and Cancer Risk

 

Hard-hitting billboards and other advertisements are urging children’s hospitals in six cities, one in Birmingham, to protect patients from #HazardousHotDogs. Hot dogs should not be served to patients because they are the No. 1 choking risk for children and are linked to high risk of colon cancer says the Physicians Committee—a nonprofit of […]