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Student Follows Dreams into a Career in the Music Business

By Dominic Summerhill

FLORENCE, Ala. – UNA student Tiera Leftwich grew up watching the Disney Channel like most teens, listening to the likes of Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers. However, it was hearing country music and Taylor Swift, that changed how she looked at the craft. Tiera, as she prefers to be called on stage, said she felt moved.

“I had never heard anybody write songs like she did before; she really inspired me to start writing and singing country music,” Tiera said. Continue reading Student Follows Dreams into a Career in the Music Business

Former CWA Local President Sentenced to One Year and a Day in Prison for Stealing from Union


BIRMINGHAM – A federal judge on Thursday sentenced the former president of the Communications Workers of America, Local 3901, in Oxford, Ala., to one year and a day in prison for embezzling from the organization, announced federal officials. Continue reading Former CWA Local President Sentenced to One Year and a Day in Prison for Stealing from Union

Man wanted for failure to pay child support

Lyndon Ricks

TUSCUMBIA–LYNDON RICKS is wanted by the Colbert County Sheriff’s Office for Failure to pay Child Support. Continue reading Man wanted for failure to pay child support

SBI continues investigation into officer involved shooting , vehicle driver named

FLORENCE–– Special Agents with ALEA’s State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) are investigating a University of North Alabama Police Department officer-involved shooting at the request of the UNA Police Chief. The shooting occurred during the course of a traffic stop at the intersection of Pine Street and Irving Street just before 3 a.m. on Sunday, July 9. Continue reading SBI continues investigation into officer involved shooting , vehicle driver named

Man arrested after assaulting EMS worker

Cory Morrow

 

FLORENCE–Police have made an arrest following the reported assault of an EMS worker at a local night club. Continue reading Man arrested after assaulting EMS worker

New Year’s Gunshot that Killed Child Fired by Man Illegally in U.S.


HUNTSVILLE – The man whose celebratory New Year’s 2017 gunfire killed a five-year-old child in Athens, Ala., pleaded guilty today in federal court to illegally possessing the gun because he was in the United States illegally. Acting U.S. Attorney Robert O. Posey, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Steven L. Gerido and ICE Homeland Security Investigations Acting Assistant Special Agent in Charge James Hernandez announced the plea.
FIDEL RODRIGUEZ-CANCHOLA, 34, of Mexico, pled guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Abdul K. Kallon to one count of possessing a firearm by an illegal alien. His sentencing is scheduled Oct. 12.
According to Rodriguez-Canchola’s plea, he celebrated New Year’s in the early morning hours of Jan. 1 by firing a Harrington & Richardson 900 .22-caliber revolver into the air outside his Athens residence. One of the rounds he fired struck a fire-year-old who died shortly after. Continue reading New Year’s Gunshot that Killed Child Fired by Man Illegally in U.S.

Three Birmingham Area Men Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

BIRMINGHAM –Three Birmingham area men have pleaded guilty in federal court to a conspiracy to distribute large amounts of methamphetamine in the Northern District of Alabama, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Robert O. Posey and FBI Acting Special Agent in Charge David W. Archey.
JOEL PATRICK McCARN, 43, entered his plea Tuesday before U.S. District Court Judge Abdul K. Kallon to one count of conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine in Jefferson County between May 2016 and March 2017. Continue reading Three Birmingham Area Men Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

Former Controller Sentenced to 1½ Years in Prison for Defrauding Fitness Company and Retail Store


BIRMINGHAM – A federal judge today sentenced the former controller for a Birmingham-based fitness center franchise and a subsequent retail store to 1½ years in prison for defrauding the companies out of more than $100,000, announced federal officials.
U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Emerson Hopkins sentenced REBECCA FRITH, also known as Rebecca Wilson, 44, on two counts of wire fraud. Frith pleaded guilty to the charges in March. As part of her sentence, she must pay $102,806 in restitution. Frith was living in Texas when she was indicted and arrested in December. She must report to prison Aug. 28. Continue reading Former Controller Sentenced to 1½ Years in Prison for Defrauding Fitness Company and Retail Store

Franklin County Mugshots

PARSONS, WALTER ANDREW
Booking #: 1706212219
Booking Date: 06-20-2017
Charges: RAPE 1ST DEGREE; SODOMY 2ND DEGREE
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Colbert Coroner killed in accident

FLORENCE–The Shoals Area has lost a dear friend today as Colbert County Coroner Carlton Utley died in an accident. Continue reading Colbert Coroner killed in accident