KILLEN WOMAN ARRESTED ON DRUG AND ENDANGERMENT CHARGES

Lauderdale County authorities arrested a Killen woman last week after a search of the home revealed a cache of drugs and paraphernalia.

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TWO ARRESTED IN SCHEME TO PURCHASE ATV AND TRAILER

The Florence Police Department was notified Wednesday that a person had attempted to purchase an all-terrain vehicle and trailer valued at $31,400 from a local business.

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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 […]

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 […]

POLICE ARREST FLORENCE WOMAN FOR FELONY ASSAULT

KATIE ANN FITCH

FLORENCE– Police officers made an arrest early Sunday morning after receiving a domestic violence call.According to Florence police, at around 5:13 Sunday morning, officers responded to 745 Meridian Street Apartments, to a domestic call involving a knife.

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JUDGE RULES FLORENCE INN & SUITES TO REMAIN CLOSED

FLORENCE — Citing the need for order and the protection of the citizenry, Lauderdale County Circuit Court Judge Gil Self denied a request for a preliminary injunction that would have reopened Florence Inn & Suites.

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FLORENCE MAN ARRESTED IN MACHETE ATTACK

GEORGE WEAKLEY RHODES JR.

FLORENCE–Authorities have charged a Florence man with attempted murder after he reportedly attacked another man with a machete on Sunday.

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4 arrested for Florence Boulevard vehicle theft, break-ins

LUNDON MATTHEW MICHAEL MEYERS Antawn Decarlo Thomas II

FLORENCE – Four men were arrested recently in connection with a vehicle theft and multiple vehicle burglaries at a Florence Boulevard business, police said.

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OFF-DUTY FLORENCE POLICE OFFICER DIES IN CRASH

OFFICER JASON NOVAK

FLORENCE – An off-duty Florence police officer died in a wreck overnight, officials said.Officer Jason K. Novak, 51, died in the hospital almost two hours after the wreck on Pine Street at approximately 12:30 a.m. today, Police Chief Ron Tyler said.

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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. […]

ONE DEAD, ONE INJURED IN FLORENCE WESTSIDE SHOOTING

FLORENCE– The Florence Police Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding an overnight shooting that left one Florence man dead and another man injured.

Shortly before midnight on Tuesday, Florence Police Dispatch received a call of “Shots Fired” in the Cypress Pointe area of west Florence.

Responding officers were advised that a man […]

Man faces drug charges after fleeing police

CEDRIC TAYLOR

FLORENCE – Police said they arrested a man Thursday night who led police on a short chase and had drugs in his vehicle.

Cedric Taylor, 32, was arrested following the 11:10 p.m. incident, Florence police Sgt. Robbie Howard said.

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Police awaiting autopsy results in weekend shooting

DERRICK TURNLEY

FLORENCE – Investigators are awaiting the results from an autopsy in the weekend shooting death of a Florence man.

Florence police identified the victim as Jeffery C. Cherry. He was killed in the Saturday morning shooting at a west Florence residence.

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TWO ARRESTED IN CAR BURGLARY SPREE

CHANCE CROSSETT AND CARSON MAHAN

FLORENCE– Authorities have arrested two men after they reportedly went on a weekend car burglary spree.

According to investigators, on Friday evening of November 15, 2019, and in the early morning hours of Saturday, November 16, 2019, Officers with the Florence Police Department responded to the area of Alexander […]

ESCAPED INMATE APPREHENDED WITHIN 10 MINUTES OF ESCAPE

GARY TINGLE

FLORENCE– An escaped inmate from the Lauderdale County Detention Center was captured within ten minutes of his escape.

This morning shortly before 10:00 A.M. members of Florence Police Department, Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department, and UNA Police Department responded to the Lauderdale County Detention Center to the report of an escaped inmate.

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Florence Police apprehend driver in morning high-speed chase

FLORENCE– Florence Police apprehended a man wanted for escape after a high-speed chase that sped around the city.

According to police, this morning, the Florence Police Department was involved in a high-speed chase with a vehicle that travelled through various locations of the city.

Inside the vehicle was a male identified as Drew […]

DO YOU KNOW THIS MAN? FPD WANTS TO TALK TO HIM

FLORENCE–Do you know this person? If so, the Florence Police Department would like to speak with him in reference to a case they are working.

He has been seen in a late model red or maroon Dodge Charger with a hood scoop.

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Florence man arrested for murder

William Butler

FLORENCE–Police have arrested a Florence man for murder in the last night shooting death of a man on Blair Street.

According to police, William Butler, 69, of 122 Blair Street was arrested on the scene of the incident that left one man dead.

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Officers find burglary suspect hiding in garage

Danielle Pierce

FLORENCE–Police have arrested a Killen woman on burglary charges.

According to police, on Monday at around 10:27 am, officers responded to a burglary in progress call to a home on North Prairie Street. When officers arrived, they found, Danielle M. Pierce, 25, of Killen, inside the garage of the home hiding.

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Employees catch suspected car burglar in the act

Dianna Alexander

FLORENCE– Employees at Simpson’s Wrecker Service on Rickwood Road in Florence got a surprise Monday morning after they saw a possible burglary suspect around the cars at the company impound lot.

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