TUSCUMBIA — STILL LOOKING FOR ANSWERS — Who murdered Mary Malone? It’s a question that investigators are still trying to find an answer to. Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan said as of Thursday there is no update in the case.

Malone was found dead inside her Davis Court home on February 7. […]


The dock at Shoal Creek the night of the crash

KILLEN– A lawsuit was filed Thursday morning against the owner and the operator of a boat that was involved in the June 8 crash that killed a mother and her daughter on Shoal Creek. The suit is filed in Colbert County Circuit Court by […]



Parole was denied Monday for two inmates stemming from convictions in Florence cases, authorities said.Jeffrey Daniel Childers and Jason Lynn Wise had requests denied by the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles, said Terry Abbott, spokesman for the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles.




TUSCUMBIA– A Colbert County sex offender is back in custody after violating regulations and failing to register with the Colbert County Sheriff’s Office, authorities said.


Forest Hills receives safe school award

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall presents Forest Hills Elementary School Principal Laurie Fowler the Alabama Safe Schools Initiative Attorney General’s 2019 Safe School Award.

FLORENCE – Forest Hills Elementary School received the Alabama Safe Schools Initiative Attorney General’s 2019 Safe School Award for this area’s district.



HATTON– A Tuscumbia man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Hwy. 157 late Monday afternoon in the Hatton Community.

According to State Troopers, 46-year-old Wesley David Whitfield was killed when the 2002 Chevy S-10 truck he was driving struck the rear-end of a 2009 Sierra truck and utility trailer.

The […]


FLORENCE– High Ridge Spirits, a micro-distillery, plans to open in East Florence at 1401 Huntsville Road this fall.

Vodka, gin, and moonshine will be made the old-fashioned way at the new distillery.


Sheffield Council has until July 1 to make decision on smoking ordinance

Sheffield Attorney Bennett L. Pugh and the City Council

The Sheffield City Council has an extension to settle the claim made against them by a local businessman.

The council held a special called meeting on Wednesday, two days after their regular meeting. The meeting’s purpose was to vote on whether to accept or deny […]

Florence AirBnb owners to meet with city over controversy

Eric Marchan – Staff Writer

FLORENCE– Florence Airbnb owners and transient short-term rental owners received a letter to cease operation of their single-family dwelling, accessory structure and property as a Bed & Breakfast, transient short term rental, rooming or boarding house.


Mathews receives lifetime achievement award

Dr. Larry Holcomb presenting award to Dr. Bob Mathews

SHEFFIELD–At the 2019 Helen Keller Hospital Foundation Spring Dinner our friend Dr. Robert D. Mathews was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Mathews served the Shoals area as a urologist for 31 years.

Mathews began his practice in Sheffield with his partner […]

UNA announces changes in faculty and deanships

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama has announced several transitions among deanships and one other position on campus. Among the changes are:


Arrest made in Pizza Hut Robbery

MUSCLE SHOALS– Thanks to the quick response of the Muscle Shoals Police Department, an arrest has been made in the armed robbery of Pizza Hut Delivery on Avalon Avenue.

The robbery occurred shortly after midnight Thursday morning.

According to police, Richard Raekwon Foster was apprehended several blocks from the scene just minutes after […]

Shoals Symphony Orchestra to perform “Home Alone”

FLORENCE-– The Shoals Symphony Orchestra will present 20th Century Fox’s Feature Film “Home Alone” at 3pm on Sunday, December 9, 2018, in Norton Auditorium.

“This concert will amaze audiences, with Home Alone showing on a massive screen while the Shoals Symphony Orchestra underscores the entire movie LIVE,” said Dr. Daniel Stevens, music director and […]

Lauderdale County Grand Jury Indictments


The following people were indicted by the most recent session of the Lauderdale County grand jury.


Former Decatur Pain Doctor’s Office raided today

Dr. Mark Murphy

LEWISBURG, Tenn.–The offices of a Decatur pain doctor that left for Tennessee last year was raided this morning by federal agents. Murphy is reportedly suspected of running a pill mill.


Florence Police on the scene of possible homicide

FLORENCE–Authorities are on the scene of a possible homicide at a residence in the 300 block of South Magnolia Street.

Around 11 pm Sunday, Nov 5th, police officers received a call on a welfare check on a resident on N Franklin St., in east Florence.


Lauderdale County authorities looking for missing teen

Nellie Rogers has last seen Oct. 7th.


FLORENCE–Authorities in Lauderdale County are actively searching for a missing teen.


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.


Authorities release name of teacher charged with sexual misconduct with student

Teacher Taylor Boyles

MOULTON–Police tell the Shoals Insider they have arrested Moulton Middle School teacher Taylor Brooks Boyles, who is 27 years old.


Muscle Shoals police offering Citizen’s Police Academy

MUSCLE SHOALS-The Muscle Shoals Citizen’s Police Academy is a unique experience conducted by the Police Department and designed to give citizens a better understanding of the day-to-day operation and mission of the Muscle Shoals Police Department.