LEIGHTON MAN ARRESTED FOR THEFT

MATTHEW MARTIN JOHNSON

FLORENCE- Authorities arrested a Leighton man over the weekend for theft from a heating and cooling firm.

According to police, Matthew Martin Johnson, 46, of 800 Duncan Lane, Leighton, was arrested Saturday for first-degree theft.

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SUSPECT SHOT AT OFFICER, FLED SCENE

Florence police are at the scene of the Residence Inn by Marriott on Tuesday searching for suspect

FLORENCE – Police are at the Residence Inn by Marriott Florence investigating the scene after a suspect shot at a police officer early Tuesday morning and fled in that direction, authorities said.

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NAMC TO ALLOW 1 VISITOR PER PATIENT

NORTH ALABAMA MEDICAL CENTER

FLORENCE – North Alabama Medical Center is transitioning from a zero-visitor protocol to limited visitor restrictions, officials said.The restrictions, which were established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, now allow one support person per patient during visiting hours, hospital officials said.

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MAN IN HIGH-SPEED CHASE CAPTURED

QUINTON MARLOW KEEL

FLORENCE– Lauderdale County authorities have arrested a 23- year-old who led police on a high-speed chase through three counties.

Deputies with the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department arrested Quinton Marlow Keel, who apparently fled a court ordered rehab from a 2020 drug case in Lauderdale County.

Police say Keel was in a […]

ONE DEAD, ONE INJURED IN FLORENCE WESTSIDE SHOOTING

FLORENCE– The Florence Police Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding an overnight shooting that left one Florence man dead and another man injured.

Shortly before midnight on Tuesday, Florence Police Dispatch received a call of “Shots Fired” in the Cypress Pointe area of west Florence.

Responding officers were advised that a man […]

Man faces drug charges after fleeing police

CEDRIC TAYLOR

FLORENCE – Police said they arrested a man Thursday night who led police on a short chase and had drugs in his vehicle.

Cedric Taylor, 32, was arrested following the 11:10 p.m. incident, Florence police Sgt. Robbie Howard said.

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FLORENCE MAN ARRESTED IN VEHICLE BURGLARY

FLORENCE – A 54-year-old Florence man is accused in a vehicle burglary that occurred at North Alabama Medical Center, authorities said. Carl D. Pigg faces charges of breaking and entering a motor vehicle and second-degree theft of property, Florence police Sgt. Greg Cobb said. “After speaking to the victim, contact was made with security […]

Police awaiting autopsy results in weekend shooting

DERRICK TURNLEY

FLORENCE – Investigators are awaiting the results from an autopsy in the weekend shooting death of a Florence man.

Florence police identified the victim as Jeffery C. Cherry. He was killed in the Saturday morning shooting at a west Florence residence.

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MAN DIES IN LAUDERDALE HOUSE FIRE

FLORENCE– Several first responders and firefighters are still on the scene of a fatal house fire in Lauderdale County where one man died.

The incident occurred at 3320 Florence Boulevard.

Crews responded to the scene around 8:45 am Monday.

The Lauderdale County Coroner confirms one man died in the blaze.

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FLORENCE MAN KILLED IN BIRMINGHAM NIGHT CLUB SHOOTING

BIRMINGHAM– A Florence man was shot and killed at a Birmingham night club shortly after midnight on Sunday morning.

According to homicide detectives, Frederick Asher, 25, of Florence was pronounced dead on arrival at UAB Hospital.

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TWO ARRESTED IN CAR BURGLARY SPREE

CHANCE CROSSETT AND CARSON MAHAN

FLORENCE– Authorities have arrested two men after they reportedly went on a weekend car burglary spree.

According to investigators, on Friday evening of November 15, 2019, and in the early morning hours of Saturday, November 16, 2019, Officers with the Florence Police Department responded to the area of Alexander […]

UPDATE: POLICE HAVE SECOND PERSON OF INTEREST IN NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING

PERSON OF INTEREST #2

FLORENCE– Police have added a new person of interest in the Saturday nightclub shooting at Brass Monkey that sent one person to the hospital with ricochet injuries.

The incident occurred reportedly after someone became angered at the club’s dress code over sagging pants and the argument escalated into shots being […]

POLICE SEARCH FOR PERSON OF INTEREST IN NIGHT CLUB SHOOTING

FLORENCE– Police are searching for a person of interest (POI) in a Saturday night shooting.

According to police at approximately 9:30 pm officers with the Florence Police Department and Deputies with the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department responded to a Shots Fired call at the Brass Monkey night club on Darby Drive.

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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. […]