22 POUNDS OF COCAINE, 2 POUNDS OF METH SEIZED IN DRUG BUST

VICTOR HERNANDEZ GARCIA

A Muscle Shoals man, Victor Hernandez Garcia, 32, of 2219 East 6th St., is in jail after a drug bust by a multi-agency drug investigation comprised of the following departments:Colbert County Drug Task ForceColbert County Sheriff’s DepartmentMuscle Shoals Police DepartmentRussellville Police DepartmentMadison County Narcotics UnitALEADEA

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TRIAL DATE SET IN CAPITAL MURDER CASE

RICHARD KEVIN HESTER

TUSCUMBIA–(SHOALSINSIDER) Officials have set a trial date for a man accused of murdering a Sheffield man.According to court records, Richard Kevin Hester, 54, of Little Rock Avenue, Sheffield, was indicted by a Colbert County Grand Jury in January of 2020 for Capital Murder in the shooting death of John Thomas Call, […]

FLORENCE MAN CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT ON UNA CAMPUS

JOSHUA CALEB DE LA HOZ

FLORENCE–On Tuesday, authorities arrested a Florence man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in her dorm room at Mattielou Hall on the University of North Alabama campus.Joshua Caleb De La Hoz, 19, of 724 North Pine St., Florence, stands accused of multiple serious crimes such as 1st Degree Sexual […]

UNA RECEIVES LARGEST FINANCIAL GIFT IN SCHOOL’S HISTORY

FLORENCE, AL – The University of North Alabama has received the largest gift in the institution’s almost 200-year history, a $6.5 million gift from the Charles C. Anderson family. The gift is being given to academic and athletic areas of campus, with $1 million specifically earmarked for the women’s athletic programs in memory and […]

AUTHORITIES RELEASE NAME OF WOMAN WHO DIED IN MOBILE HOME FIRE

BARTON–A Barton woman died late Thursday afternoon in a mobile home fire on the 300 block of Patrick Lane.The fire was reported around 4:30 PM.

Firefighters arrived on the scene as the mobile home was fully involved in flames.

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NEWS ALERT 🚨 FULL-TIME LAUDERDALE COUNTY EMPLOYEES TO GET $4000

FLORENCE – Lauderdale County full-time employees each will receive an additional $4,000 over the next four months through American Rescue Act funds, county officials said.

The Lauderdale County Commission approved dedicating the funds to the employees beginning this month.

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FLORENCE MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER AND HOLDING WOMAN AGAINST HER WILL

RICHARD LEE LUND

FLORENCE–On New Year’s Day, the Florence Police Department was contacted by a female who reportedly ran from a home at 1901 Conway Drive Florence. The female victim had several injuries and was taken to North Alabama Medical Center.

After an investigation, it was determined that the female victim was being kept […]

SHOALS COUPLE ARRESTED IN KENTUCKY ON THEFT AND DRUG CHARGES

At approximately 2PM New Year’s Day, a 1996 Camaro was observed by sheriffs deputies in Graves County, Kentucky, loaded with items, suspected as possibly stolen. The vehicle in question was bearing Alabama registration plates.Campbell County and Graves County Sheriff’s deputies stopped the vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the items loaded in the vehicle has […]

POLICE GIVE UPDATE ON FATAL FORKLIFT ACCIDENT

(SHOALSINSIDER) Muscle Shoals Police gave an update Wednesday morning on the fatal forklift accident that occurred Saturday afternoon. Detectives say officers responded Saturday afternoon to an accident involving juveniles.

The juveniles were under the supervision of their parents and the incident occurred at the parent’s place of employment, in the area of 235 […]

Woman2Woman: Connecting Powerful Women

LINDA D. LAW

“If you educate a man, you educate a family and a village. To educate a woman, you empower a nation.” — Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

Woman2Woman is a vision manifested by Linda D. Law with the WHOLE woman in mind.

Residing in Muscle Shoals since July 2008, Linda is an actual native of […]

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It was the week before Thanksgiving and I was standing in the middle of my living room. I was so stressed and overwhelmed that I’m surprised all of my stress and guilt hadn’t materialized into a dark cloud over my head. I could almost hear the thunderstorm above me as I looked around at […]

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Hendrickson named Miss UNA

FLORENCE–The University of North Alabama sophomore, Claire Hendrickson, of Anniston, was crowned Miss UNA on Saturday evening at Norton Auditorium on the UNA campus.Hendrickson will move on to compete for the title of Miss Alabama. Hendrickson is a mass communication major, and she performed a dance, “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” for the talent […]

FLORENCE MAN ARRESTED FOR IDENTITY THEFT and THEFT

CORD SCOTT CASSELS

FLORENCE–Authorities have arrested a Florence man for making fraudulent bank withdrawals from someone else’s account in excess of $20,000.According to court documents, Cord Scott Cassels, 33, of County Road 11, Florence, stands charged with theft of property 1st degree and identity theft.

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KILLEN MAN DIES IN TRACTOR ACCIDENT

KILLEN–A man died Tuesday when his tractor rolled over on top of him, authorities said.Lauderdale County Coroner Butch Tucker identified the victim as 79-year-old Larry Comer, of Killen.

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MUSCLE SHOALS MAN ARRESTED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING

JONATHAN LEE TERRY

FLORENCE– At around lunchtime on Monday, agents with the Colbert County drug task force arrested a Muscle Shoals man for drug trafficking after he was indicted by a Colbert County grand jury.

According to task force Director Curtis Burns, Jonathan Lee Terry, 39, of Green Acres Drive, Muscle Shoals, was apprehended […]

MUSCLE SHOALS MAN DIES IN EARLY MORNING CRASH

MUSCLE SHOALS-A single-vehicle crash at approximately 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, has claimed the life of a Muscle Shoals man.

According to State Troopers, Kenneth T. Yates, 58, was fatally injured when the 2006 Chevy Impala he was driving left the road and struck a metal guardrail.

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FLORENCE WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ABUSE AFTER OFFICERS FIND CHILDREN IN UNLIVABLE CONDITIONS

JENNA DAWN MARION

FLORENCE–Authorities arrested a Florence woman on Friday for felony child abuse after officers found her children in horrific living conditions.According to police, Jenna Dawn Marion, 34, of the 1200 block of Hermitage Drive, stands charged with one count of felony child abuse and three counts of endangering the welfare of a […]

State blood supply at a critical low

SHEFFIELD–While it isn’t uncommon to navigate occasional blood shortages on the local level, Dr. Don Williamson, president of the Alabama Hospital Association, says we have hit crisis level statewide. LifeSouth, the supplier to the majority of the state’s hospitals, states that we have less than a two-day supply of blood on their shelves. A […]

OBITUARY AND FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS ANNOUNCED FOR ANDY WAYNE SMITH

ANDY WAYNE SMITH

Andy Wayne Smith, 65, Tuscumbia, passed away on Thursday, October 28, 2021. Visitation will be Monday, November 1, from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Colbert County Cowboy Church. The funeral service will immediately follow at the church with Sheriff Frank Williamson officiating. Interment will be in Shoals Memorial Gardens.

Anyone who […]