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.


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.


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.


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.


Two children airlifted after receiving burns

FLORENCE– Two children have been airlifted after being burned by scalding water.


Shoals Christian student airlifted after collapse

FLORENCE–A student-athlete at Shoals Christian School on Heathrow Drive in Florence has been airlifted to Huntsville Hospital after collapsing from possible exhaustion.


Electronic Express to hold Grand Opening on July 11

FLORENCE–Electronic Express recently announced that its third Alabama store is opening in Cox Creek Shopping Center at 398 Cox Creek Pkwy, Florence, on July 11.

The 30,000 square-foot Electronic Express retail store will offer electronics, appliances, mattresses and more. Electronic Express is committed to providing a variety of products that meet the needs of […]

Pedestrian dead after being struck by truck

FLORENCE–A one vehicle versus pedestrian crash at 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 24, 2019 resulted in the death of a Florence attorney.

According to Troopers, Terrell Buntyn Rochester, 64, was killed when he was struck by a pickup truck.


Florence man arrested for murder

William Butler

FLORENCE–Police have arrested a Florence man for murder in the last night shooting death of a man on Blair Street.

According to police, William Butler, 69, of 122 Blair Street was arrested on the scene of the incident that left one man dead.


Florence utility deposits are doubling

FLORENCE–The utility deposits in Florence are doubling.

The Florence City Council approved a change to the city’s utility deposit fee last night voting 4 to 2 to increase the amount.


Officers find burglary suspect hiding in garage

Danielle Pierce

FLORENCE–Police have arrested a Killen woman on burglary charges.

According to police, on Monday at around 10:27 am, officers responded to a burglary in progress call to a home on North Prairie Street. When officers arrived, they found, Danielle M. Pierce, 25, of Killen, inside the garage of the home hiding.


Employees catch suspected car burglar in the act

Dianna Alexander

FLORENCE– Employees at Simpson’s Wrecker Service on Rickwood Road in Florence got a surprise Monday morning after they saw a possible burglary suspect around the cars at the company impound lot.



Notice the leather shoes

FLORENCE–A recent robbery at a Florence pharmacy remains unsolved as police seek the public’s help in identifying the suspect. Detectives have released surveillance pictures to up their chances in finding the man responsible.


Florence City Councilwoman Kaytrina Simmons a true public servant

Florence Councilwoman Kaytrina Simmons

FLORENCE– One usually has to look far and wide to find an elected official putting their money where their mouth is, but Florence City Councilwoman Kaytrina Simmons has done just that. Now that Christmas is behind us, we thought our readers would like to see some good news.


Man finds stranger in home

Marty Baskins

FLORENCE– A burglary in progress call has resulted in the arrest of a Florence man.


Electronics store coming to vacant Best Buy building

FLORENCE– Electronic Express is coming to the vacant Best Buy building on Cox Creek Parkway.



FLORENCE–Overturned semi-trailer truck on Helton Drive, Southbound lane just before Patton Island Bridge.


Do you recognize this individual? Det. Wes Shaddix of the Florence Police Department needs to talk to him about a case he is working.


Arrest made in weekend stabbing

William A. Holden

FLORENCE–Authorities have made an arrest in connection to this past weekends stabbing incident.


Greyhound Bus Lines serving the Shoals again


FLORENCE–Greyhound Bus Lines have restored service to the Shoals Area.