Mother arrested after newborn tests positive for meth

Taylor Brooks

FLORENCE-According to authorities, Taylor Brooks was arrested on warrants Tuesday stemming from the birth of her child on February 28, 2017. In this case, detectives were notified that a child had been born at a private residence and transported to ECM hospital where the child tested positive for methamphetamine.

Investigators tell the […]

Pelham Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Anabolic Steroids

BIRMINGHAM – A Pelham man pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to charges related to the distribution of anabolic steroids, announced state and federal officials.


Muscle Shoals Man Sentenced to Nearly Eight Years in Prison as Three-Time Convicted Felon Possessing a Gun

BIRMINGHAM – A federal judge recently sentenced a Muscle Shoals man to nearly eight years in prison as a three-time convicted felon in possession of a gun, announced federal officials.


Jackson County Murder conviction upheld

MONTGOMERY— Attorney General Steven T. Marshall announced that the Alabama Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction of Barry Whitton for the murder of his wife, Michelle Townson Whitton, in Jackson County. Whitton was convicted by a jury in Jackson County Circuit Court on September 24, 2015.


Authorities on the lookout for stolen ATV’s

LAUDERDALE COUNTY-The Sheriff’s Department is asking the public to please be on the lookout for 2 stolen Razor ATV’s. One was stolen from the Oakland community and another from the Threets Crossroads area.


Do you know this man? Police need your help

CRIME OF THE WEEK – Russellville police are searching for a theft suspect caught on camera. Investigators are hoping someone can recognize the man and help bring him to justice. See the guy in the top right corner of the screen? After using his cellphone, he lays it down on the bench next to […]

Woman arrested for exploitation of the elderly


FLORENCE-Authorities have arrested Cynthia McKeller, 46, of Harvest in a financial exploitation case. She was arrested on Friday.


Couple arrested in sex abuse case

Daniel and Jenice Spurgeon

FLORENCE–A Florida couple have been arrested in an extensive child sexual abuse investigation.


Jasper Pharmacist Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Illegally Dispensing Prescription Drugs

BIRMINGHAM – A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a Jasper pharmacist to two years in prison for illegally dispensing opioid painkillers and other controlled substances, federal officials announced.


Florence woman arrested after altercation with taxi driver


FLORENCE-Gina Oliver, 24, of Florence was arrested late Monday night following an altercation with a taxi driver.