MAN CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER AFTER DEADLY POLICE CHASE

ZACHERY JOHN MADDEN

FLORENCE– A man from Brilliant, Alabama, is facing manslaughter charges following a pursuit by the Florence Police Department.

Zachery John Madden, 21, was charged after he failed to stop for police who were attempting to investigate the vehicle Madden was driving after it was observed travelling in downtown Florence without […]

Man dies after crashing into Cypress Creek

FLORENCE – A one-vehicle crash at 1:41 a.m. today, June 6, 2020, has claimed the life of a resident of Spring Hill, Tennessee. Joe Dewayne Cothrum, a 35-year-old, was killed when the 2011 Nissan Altima, being driven by 21-year-old Zachary John Madden of Brilliant, AL, left the roadway, continued travelling on private property and […]

PAROLE DENIED FOR LOCAL OFFENDER

DAVID RAY ALEXANDER

MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles denied a parole request Tuesday from David Ray Alexander, who is serving a 20-year sentence on various crimes including unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle in Colbert County, according to corrections records.Alexander has served more than 9 years of a 20-year sentence, […]

UNA SEES A 20 PERCENT INCREASE IN ENROLLMENT

FLORENCE, AL – The University of North Alabama’s summer session enrollment and credit-hour production increased more than 20 percent this year compared to the 2019 summer session, university officials said.

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Alabama surpasses 16,000 cases of Covid-19 Coronavirus

The Shoals has had 354 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus thus far, while the state has surpassed the 16,000 mark, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.

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CHIROPRACTOR CHARGED WITH DRUG TRAFFICKING

DR. CHAD MATHEY AND JOVONIA MATHEY

HUNTSVILLE– A chiropractor with offices in Florence and Huntsville is facing drug trafficking charges in Madison County.

Dr. Chad Eddie Mathey, 48, 35 Cypress Grove Lane, Huntsville, is facing trafficking of marijuana charges.

Mathey and Javonia Mathey were arrested in Madison County at 10:47 p.m. on May […]

Ivey authorizes using National Guard if protests become violent

MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey announced today she has given the authorization to activate up to 1,000 Alabama National Guard members if needed to respond to violent protesters.

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3 DENIED PAROLE THIS WEEK

Fred Junior Johnson VENNIS OATES DAVID BRYAN HODGE

The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles denied requests this week from three inmates serving on convictions in local crimes, officials said. The board will hear requests Thursday from two other inmates convicted of Shoals crimes.The board denied paroles for David Bryan Hodges, Vennis Minoso Oates […]

Man charged with domestic violence, disarming officer

FLORENCE – Police have charged a domestic violence suspect with disarming a law enforcement officer after the man removed an officer’s baton and tried to attack him with it, authorities said.

The incident occurred while Dalton B. Coyer, 30, was being arrested by an officer who responded to a domestic violence call, police Capt. […]

FLORENCE UTILITIES WARNS OF PHONE SCAM

FLORENCE – Florence Utilities is alerting the public to a scam that involves a caller claiming to be with their department.City spokeswoman Rachel Mansell said the caller threatens to cut off utilities service for non-payment and asks for payment through PayPal or asks for bank account information.

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SHOALS LIQUOR II NOW OPEN ON 2ND STREET

The Shoals area now has a super-sized liquor store on 2nd Street in Muscle Shoals.

Nationwide, alcohol sales have increased dramatically due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. The management at Shoals Liquor II came prepared as the store has thousands of different choices.

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Many people will rebel with Satan

Angel Michael expelling Lucifer from Heaven

That next verse is Revelation 19:20. First, the Antichrist and his false prophet, who will deceive with his false miracles those who receive the mark of the beast, and those who worship that image the false prophet will have made of the beast—Antichrist—will be captured and cast alive […]

TWO INJURED IN WEST SIDE SHOOTING

FLORENCE – Two people were shot this morning in west Florence, and one was flown to Huntsville Hospital with serious injuries, police said.

Their identities have not been released, and nobody is in custody at this point, Police Chief Ron Tyler said.

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STATE REVOKES LICENSE OF DOCTOR WHO RAN CLINIC IN CENTER STAR

CENTER STAR- A physician who had a clinic in Center Star has had her license revoked and owes a $60,000 fine after an Alabama Board of Medical Examiners say she committed fraud and overprescribed controlled substances.

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TUSCUMBIA ATTORNEY SNAGS A BIG ONE OVER WEEKEND

William Hovater with 75 lb. blue catfish

WILSON LAKE- A lot of folks in the Shoals area have been spending time on the water here lately with the Covid-19 Coronavirus. Two big fish were caught over the weekend on Wilson Lake, one by a Russellville man and the other by Tuscumbia Attorney, William Hovater. […]

LAUDERDALE COUNTY MAN DIES FROM COVID-19

ELGIN– A 78-year-old Elgin man has become the first local Shoals area resident to die from the COVID-19 coronavirus, according to family members.

Albert Trousdale died from the disease this morning, according to a Facebook post from the Albert Trousdale’s Recovery and Updates page.

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ALL STUDENTS K-12 ORDERED TO FINISH SCHOOL YEAR AT HOME

MONTGOMERY, Ala.,- School as Alabama students know it has changed for the remainder of the year.

Governor Kay Ivey just announced that students will not go back to a physical school for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

In other words, all students in public K-12 schools will begin internet or […]

LOCAL PASTORS PRAY DAILY FOR COMMUNITY AND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON SINGING RIVER MEDIA STATIONS

TUSCUMBIA– In light of the recent Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic, Singing River Media Group, has announced daily prayer live and on-air.

General Manager Mike Self made the announcement:

“Starting today at noon, a local pastor will lead listeners in prayer followed by the national anthem,” said Self. 

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DECEASED GUNMAN IDENTIFIED IN TUSCUMBIA SHOOTING

KENNETH LANIER SASHINGTON

TUSCUMBIA– Authorities have identified the man killed in a shoot out with police early Tuesday morning.

According to Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan, Kenneth Lanier Sashington, 38, had charges and appeared in Tuscumbia Municipal Court the week before the shooting.

The incident began around 4 am when tenants complained of seeing […]

SHOALS HOSPITAL WAS ON LOCKDOWN WEDNESDAY MORNING DUE TO THREAT

MUSCLE SHOALS– Shoals Hospital on Avalon Avenue has been on a soft lockdown Wednesday morning due to threats to hospital staff.

The soft lockdown for a CODE SILVER has now been lifted.

Authorities say there was no type of active shooter and the lockdown was entirely taken out of an abundance of […]