Colbert Coroner killed in accident

FLORENCE–The Shoals Area has lost a dear friend today as Colbert County Coroner Carlton Utley died in an accident.


Florence Man Arrested After Officer Injured During Fight

James Daniel Moss

FLORENCE–James Daniel Moss, 34, of Florence was arrested Wednesday following a trespassing call which led to a fight with officers. Florence police responded to a trespassing call in the area of Glendale and Florence Blvd shortly before 1 pm on Wednesday. Officers arrived to find Moss inside of a business in […]

Florence Woman Charged with Chemical Endangerment

Stephanie Kokales

FLORENCE–Stephanie Kokales, 39, of Florence has been arrested and charged following a March 2017 call involving an intoxicated person. On March 17, 2017, officers responded to the Seven Points area of North Florence to an intoxicated person. Upon arriving in the area Kokales was located and found to be under the influence […]

Former Florence convenience store employee arrested in robbery scheme


FLORENCE–Zamera Cooper, 26, of Florence was arrested Tuesday after being indicted by a recent Lauderdale County Grand Jury. The indictment alleges the charge of Robbery 1st.


Suspect runs into apartments after being handcuffed

Devonte Thompson

FLORENCE–Devonte Thompson, 24, of 629 Hermitage Drive, Florence, was arrested following a reported vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon.




Winner Will Take Home $120,000, Invitation To 2017 Forrest Wood Cup

FLORENCE – The T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL) is heading to Florence, Alabama, June 1-3 for the 34th annual BFL All-American on Pickwick Lake, when 98 of the best boaters and co-anglers from across the 24-division BFL circuit will cast for […]

Authorities make drug arrests after receiving complaint


Chazz Taylor

FLORENCE–Authorities arrested Tahlia Cole and Chaz Taylor On Sunday. On 5/28/17 officers responded to a reported drug call in the 300 block of Patterson Street. Upon arriving at the home officers could smell burning marijuana in the area and noticed it coming from an open window on the home. As officers […]

Authorities make arrest in sexual abuse case

Daniel Keen

FLORENCE–Authorities have made an arrest in a sexual abuse case. According to Florence Police, Daniel Keen was arrested on Friday.


Police horse “Sorely” will be missed

Sorely and his handler Officer Guy Lambert

FLORENCE– Over the weekend, Florence said goodbye to Florence Police Horse “Sorely.” “Sorely” was placed into service with the department in 2009 and was an asset to the police mounted unit. Sorely passed suddenly on Thursday morning.


Couple allegedly went on shopping spree with lost card

William Lanon

FLORENCE–The couple is charged following an incident on 04-21-17 where a victim lost her credit card at Walmart Neighborhood Market on Florence Blvd.

Crystal Lanon

After losing the card, the victim contacted her credit card company and found multiple fraudulent transactions. She contacted police and an investigation was opened.