FLORENCE – Frank B. Potts and Debra Coble, partners in the law firm of Potts & Young, announced today they are in the process of opening for business after a catastrophic fire destroyed their offices on June 7, 2018.



Rose Holt

FLORENCE– Police have provided ShoalsInsider.com with an update on the ongoing dog bite case from this past Friday on Bayless Avenue that has left a woman hospitalized.


One dead, one injured in early-morning shooting, one being questioned

FLORENCE–Police are questioning a “person of interest” in an early morning shooting that left one dead and one man injured.


Potts & Young building a total loss after blaze

FLORENCE-Firefighters and emergency workers have been on the scene of the fire at Potts & Young law firm since 3:00 Thursday morning. Emergency workers tell ShoalsInsider.com there were no injuries in the blaze.


Historic Law Firm Burns in Downtown Florence

FLORENCE–Firefighters and emergency crews are on the scene of a fully involved structure fire in downtown Florence.


Suspect steals gun after victim refuses to buy her cigarettes

Valli Roath

FLORENCE-A Shoals area woman is in jail after she reportedly stole a gun from a man who refused to buy her cigarettes at a local convenience store. According to Florence Police Detective Greg Cobb, Rachel Valli Roath, 34, was at the convenience store on the corner of East Limestone and South Court […]

Police need your help finding Walmart robbery suspect

Tervarius Eugene Horton

FLORENCE–Authorities need your help locating an Athens man, who may still be in the Shoals area, that is suspected of robbing the Florence Walmart on Hough Road out of hundreds of dollars of merchandise.



FLORENCE–Authorities are investigating the murder of a Florence woman at 308 Magnolia Street. According to investigators, the female has been identified as Judy Staten, 38, from Florence.


Florence Police on the scene of possible homicide

FLORENCE–Authorities are on the scene of a possible homicide at a residence in the 300 block of South Magnolia Street.

Around 11 pm Sunday, Nov 5th, police officers received a call on a welfare check on a resident on N Franklin St., in east Florence.


Florence man dies when vehicle strikes house

FLORENCE – A one vehicle crash at 7:30 a.m. today, October 17, 2017 has claimed the life of a Florence man.


Two injured as car crashes into Sam’s Sports Bar in Florence

FLORENCE–Two people were injured when a car crashed into the side of Sam’s Sports Bar just off of Hough Road.


Police make arrest in Friday night hit and run

Christina Marie Carroll

FLORENCE–Police have made an arrest in the Friday night hit and run that killed 57-year-old Kevin Doherty of Florence.


Florence High School senior arrested on rape and molestation charges

Maxwell Marquez Thompson

FLORENCE-Authorities have arrested a Florence High School Senior after a grand jury indictment was handed down on charges of Rape and Sexual Abuse.


Officers follow leaking fluid to catch suspected car burglar and career criminal

Michael Brewer

FLORENCE–A Decatur man with an extensive criminal record in Lauderdale County has made his way back to Florence for a one man crime spree.

Thankfully Florence police were on alert Tuesday night to capture Charles Michael Brewer, 44, of Decatur.

Police received a call of a reckless driver on Railroad Ave. According […]

Have you seen this man? Police need your help


FLORENCE–Police are asking members of the public if they can help identify the man in the above photo.