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Former UA music professor had child pornography on home and office computers say authorities

Nikos Pappas

BIRMINGHAM – Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged a former University of Alabama music professor with receiving and possessing child pornography, announced officials. Continue reading Former UA music professor had child pornography on home and office computers say authorities

Authorities seek public’s help in identifying burglary suspects

 

FLORENCE– Authorities are asking the public for help in identifying the suspects that made off with a large amount of cash and drugs from a local pharmacy.

Monday morning,  Florence Police responded to Fred’s located on Florence Blvd near Harris Drive to a reported burglary. Continue reading Authorities seek public’s help in identifying burglary suspects

FDA approves first drug to specifically treat giant cell arteritis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of subcutaneous Actemra (tocilizumab) to treat adults with giant cell arteritis. This new indication provides the first FDA-approved therapy, specific to this type of vasculitis.

“We expedited the development and review of this application because this drug fulfills a critical need for patients with this serious disease who had limited treatment options,” said Badrul Chowdhury, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Rheumatology Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Continue reading FDA approves first drug to specifically treat giant cell arteritis

OPINION: Is the Alabama Department of Corrections hiding facts about execution

MONTGOMERY–Before Ronald Bert Smith’s corpse grew cold – following his patently botched execution by lethal injection on December 8, 2016 – authorities in Alabama launched a campaign of obfuscation and misinformation about what happened to him.

It began when Prison Commissioner Jeff Dunn, himself a witness to Smith’s execution, protested: “Early in the execution, Smith, with eyes closed, did cough but at no time during the execution was there observational evidence that he suffered.”

Dunn not only doth protest too much, Dunn lied. Continue reading OPINION: Is the Alabama Department of Corrections hiding facts about execution

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. Continue reading Authorities release name of teacher charged with sexual misconduct with student

UNA GOLFERS COMPETE IN NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS TODAY


KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The University of North Alabama men’s golf team begins its quest for an NCAA Division II National Championship on Monday as the Lions compete in a 20-team field at the Reunion Resort. The 20 teams will compete for three days, with the top eight teams advancing to match play on Thursday. The top two teams will face off in medal match play on Friday for the championship. Continue reading UNA GOLFERS COMPETE IN NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS TODAY

Florence man dies from electrocution cleaning swimming pool, mother and son injured

FLORENCE-Authorities tell the Shoals Insider a Florence man electrocuted while cleaning his swimming pool has died. Continue reading Florence man dies from electrocution cleaning swimming pool, mother and son injured

Teacher arrested for sexual misconduct with student

LAWRENCE COUNTY–The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department has arrested a teacher for sexual misconduct with a student. Continue reading Teacher arrested for sexual misconduct with student

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road work on Southern End of Wilson Dam Road to slow traffic

MUSCLE SHOALS–The Alabama Highway Department tells the Shoals Insider motorists can expect significant delays when traveling near the Southern end of Wilson Dam Road near the intersection at Hwy. 20 and the railway overpass. Continue reading TRAFFIC ALERT: Road work on Southern End of Wilson Dam Road to slow traffic

Florence man killed in crash

FLORENCE — A single-vehicle crash at 1:55 p.m. Friday, May 19, has claimed the life of a Florence man. Continue reading Florence man killed in crash