ESCAPED INMATE APPREHENDED WITHIN 10 MINUTES OF ESCAPE

GARY TINGLE

FLORENCE– An escaped inmate from the Lauderdale County Detention Center was captured within ten minutes of his escape.

This morning shortly before 10:00 A.M. members of Florence Police Department, Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department, and UNA Police Department responded to the Lauderdale County Detention Center to the report of an escaped inmate.

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Florence Police apprehend driver in morning high-speed chase

FLORENCE– Florence Police apprehended a man wanted for escape after a high-speed chase that sped around the city.

According to police, this morning, the Florence Police Department was involved in a high-speed chase with a vehicle that travelled through various locations of the city.

Inside the vehicle was a male identified as Drew […]

Police identify body found in river near McFarland

FLORENCE– Authorities have identified the body that was found floating in the Tennessee River Thursday night around 6:40.

According to investigators, the man’s name is Walter J Bailey, a white male from Florence, who is 51 years of age. The investigation into his death is still under investigation.

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FLORENCE MAN ARRESTED FOR STEALING FROM YARD SALE

WILLIAM T. COLE

FLORENCE– Police have arrested a Florence man for allegedly stealing money from a juvenile working at a yard sale.

According to Investigators, on Tuesday night officers arrested William T. Cole, 49, on a warrant for First Degree Theft of Property.

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FLORENCE POLICE ASKING PUBLIC FOR HELP IN LOCATING MISSING WOMAN

AMANDA LOVETT

FLORENCE–Police are asking the public for help in locating a missing person.

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ROGERSVILLE WOMAN ARRESTED FOR EXPOSING CHILD TO NARCOTICS

STEPHANIE LEAN BURROUGHS

FLORENCE–Stephanie Lean Burroughs of Rogersville was arrested on Tuesday on a warrant for Exposing a Child to Narcotics.

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ARREST MADE IN LIQUOR STORE ROBBERY

TAYLOR RYAN

FLORENCE— An arrest has been made by the Florence Police Department following an investigation into a Sunday night Armed Robbery at “The Package Store” located at 1441 Huntsville Road.

On Sunday night at approximately 9:20p the Florence Police Department responded to a reported Armed Robbery at 1441 Huntsville Road in Florence. […]

CHICKEN SALAD CHICK COMING TO FLORENCE

FLORENCE– Steve Holt, Mayor of Florence, announced on Monday that Chicken Salad Chick, the fast-casual chicken salad restaurant concept, will be opening in Florence on Cox Creek Parkway near Olive Garden which is in front of Florence Mall.

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Florence pastor arrested on sexual abuse charges

John Thomas Martin

FLORENCE– Police tell ShoalsInsider.com that a local pastor who confessed from the pulpit of the church has been charged with sexual abuse of a minor.

According to authorities, John Thomas Martin, Senior Pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church on Sweetwater for the past nine years, is charged with four counts of first-degree […]

Florence Firefighters battling blaze at Dick Howell’s BBQ

Scene at Dick Howell’s BBQ on Pine Street

FLORENCE– Firefighters and emergency crews are on the scene of a structure fire on Pine Street, where Dick Howell’s BBQ at first appeared to be a total loss.

The fire was localized to the smoke room and was contained by the quick actions of the […]

1 DEAD, 1 INJURED IN FLORENCE CRASH

FLORENCE- Police and emergency personnel responded to a fatal crash on Gresham Road, near the intersection of Seville Street, on Saturday.

Florence Police tell ShoalsInsider.com both drivers were transported to North Alabama Medical Center where one of the drivers died as a result of their injuries.

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UNA Alumnus Wins Baking Competition

By Eric Marchan – Staff Writer

UNA alumna Emily Cook recently won on a Netflix baking competition called “Nailed It.”

The show has three amateur bakers compete against each other to see who can best recreate a certain dessert. She appeared on season three of the show.

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Florence police searching for wedding crasher

By Eric Marchan

Florence Police are asking the public for help in identifying the woman pictured above. She is believed to have stolen from at least two local weddings this past weekend.

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Police issue missing child alert for Florence teen

Trinity Amber Kimbrell

FLORENCE–Police are asking the public for help in finding a missing Florence teenager.

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Two children airlifted after receiving burns

FLORENCE– Two children have been airlifted after being burned by scalding water.

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Shoals Christian student airlifted after collapse

FLORENCE–A student-athlete at Shoals Christian School on Heathrow Drive in Florence has been airlifted to Huntsville Hospital after collapsing from possible exhaustion.

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Electronic Express to hold Grand Opening on July 11

FLORENCE–Electronic Express recently announced that its third Alabama store is opening in Cox Creek Shopping Center at 398 Cox Creek Pkwy, Florence, on July 11.

The 30,000 square-foot Electronic Express retail store will offer electronics, appliances, mattresses and more. Electronic Express is committed to providing a variety of products that meet the needs of […]

Pedestrian dead after being struck by truck

FLORENCE–A one vehicle versus pedestrian crash at 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 24, 2019 resulted in the death of a Florence attorney.

According to Troopers, Terrell Buntyn Rochester, 64, was killed when he was struck by a pickup truck.

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Florence man arrested for murder

William Butler

FLORENCE–Police have arrested a Florence man for murder in the last night shooting death of a man on Blair Street.

According to police, William Butler, 69, of 122 Blair Street was arrested on the scene of the incident that left one man dead.

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Florence utility deposits are doubling

FLORENCE–The utility deposits in Florence are doubling.

The Florence City Council approved a change to the city’s utility deposit fee last night voting 4 to 2 to increase the amount.

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