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. […]

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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