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.



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


Police need your help identifying this man

FLORENCE–The Florence Police Department is seeking help from the public in identifying this gentleman.



Rose Holt

FLORENCE– Police have provided 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.



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.


Hearn receives Excellence in Law Enforcement award

Chuck Hearn receiving award

FLORENCE- Congratulations to Detective Chuck Hearn of the Florence Police Department and the Lauderdale County Drug Task Force.

Two receive recognition for volunteer service

Elaine Augustine receiving recognition for her volunteer service to the Florence Police Department

FLORENCE–Two Florence citizens received recognition last night for service to the Florence Police Department.


Burglary suspect caught on candid camera

Byron L. Windham

FLORENCE–Byron L. Windham, 59, of 405 W. Tombigbee Street, was arrested Tuesday following a reported weekend burglary in the 200 block of Spring Street.


Lauderdale Mental Health Officers sworn in

From left: Sgt. Shane Blalock, MHO Greg Smith, MHO Guy Lambert, MHO Eric Pollard

FLORENCE–Florence police Sgt. Shane Blalock was sworn in recently as the coordinator for the Lauderdale County Mental Officers.


Do you recognize this person? Police want to know

FLORENCE–Do you recognize this person? Florence Police Detective Alex Guynn needs to speak with her about a theft case.


Former Florence Police Evidence Custodian arrested

Lauren A. Ezell

FLORENCE- A former civilian employee of the Florence Police Department has been arrested after a Lauderdale county grand jury issued an 119 count indictment for theft involving police evidence.


Authorities search for missing man

Stacy L. Rester

Florence police are asking the public for help in locating a missing person; Stacy L. Rester, 52, of Florence was last seen on 3-5-17 in the area of E. Limestone Street.


Weeden SRO Johnson set to retire

School Resource Officer Janice Johnson

Congratulations from the Shoals Insider to Janice Johnson for her 30 years of service to the Florence Police Department.


Florence woman arrested after altercation with taxi driver


FLORENCE-Gina Oliver, 24, of Florence was arrested late Monday night following an altercation with a taxi driver.


Do you know this man? Florence police looking for suspected car burglar

Do you recognize this man? The Florence Police Department would like to speak with this man about a car that was recently burglarized.


Police asking public for help identifying suspects

FLORENCE–These two, who police are trying to identify, are suspects in a theft case that spans from Muscle Shoals to Florence to Athens.


Florence Mugshots for 9.27.2016


Florence police arrest suspected car thief

Robert Eugene Brewer (FPD)

FLORENCE–(SHOALS INSIDER)– Authorities in Florence quickly apprehended a suspected car thief just a few hours after it was reported stolen.


Florence Mugshots Through 8.15.2016

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