Traffic stop leads to foot chase and trafficking charge

Demarious Leon Bates

FLORENCE–Police have arrested a Muscle Shoals man for trafficking marijuana. According to investigators, Demarious Leon Bates, 36, was arrested after police officers conducted a traffic stop for Failure to Signal. The vehicle stopped on N. Franklin St. in East Florence. The driver, Bates, fled on foot. The Officer pursued Bates to […]

Florence man arrested after concerned citizen called police

David Baskins

FLORENCE–Police arrested a Florence man on multiple new charges and outstanding warrants after a concerned citizen made a call to the police department.


To celebrate today’s grand opening Taziki’s donates to Room in the Inn Shoals

FLORENCE–A new Taziki’s Mediterranean Café will open in Florence on Tuesday at 247 Cox Creek Parkway. This will mark the 17th Taziki’s location in Alabama.

To celebrate the grand opening, Taziki’s is making a donation to ‘Room in the Inn Shoals,’ an interfaith, community-based partnership that provides food and shelter to homeless during the […]

Suspected theft duo surrenders after Crimes Stoppers video airs

Jacob Allen Cook

FLORENCE–Two men turned themselves in after CrimeStoppers video aired. Detectives tell the Shoals Insider that on July 9th the two offenders reportedly used a mislaid credit card at a local Walmart without the permission of the owner.


Florence woman arrested in stabbing incident

Jasmine Rowell

FLORENCE–Jasmine Rowell, 32, of Florence was arrested yesterday and charged with Domestic Violence Assault 2nd. The case stems from a domestic incident that took place on South Richards St in East Florence. At 12:15pm on 8/6/17 officers responded to S Richards St to an assault call. When officers arrived the victim had […]

Crash claims life of Town Creek man

LAUDERDALE COUNTY– A two-vehicle crash at 3:30 p.m. today, Aug. 5, has claimed the life of a Town Creek man. Michael Wayne Montgomery, 34, was killed when the 1993 Honda motorcycle he was operating collided with a 1997 Ford F-250.


Florence duo arrested on forgery and theft charges

Deidre Moore

FLORENCE–Authorities have arrested Donnie Vandiver and Deidre Moore after they reportedly were found to have used some stolen checks for purchases at three local businesses.


Arrest made after report of suspicious vehicle


FLORENCE–On 7-26-17 at approximately 6:45pm officers received a call of a suspicious vehicle in the church parking lot in the1500 blk of Rickwood Rd. When officers arrived they found Jeffery Creighton asleep in the driver seat of his vehicle. When they approached the vehicle Mr Creighton had a firearm laying in his lap. […]

Arrest made in Florence kidnapping

Juan Rojo

FLORENCE– Police responded to a domestic violence call on N Royal Ave, the victim stated that the offender, Juan O Rojo, 24, of Florence, came to her house early that morning uninvited but she did not allow him in. When she left her residence a few hours later he forced her into […]

Arrests made in Florence robbery

Ricky Robertson

FLORENCE–Authorities are working a robbery that occurred yesterday afternoon and have made an arrest. The robbery took place in the parking lot of 2424 Roberts Lane. The victims were attempting to sale some items to the two offenders when they were robbed.