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 […]


MUSCLE SHOALS– Authorities have arrested a suspected car thief. Police say Matthew Butler is now in custody in the Muscle Shoals Jail.

At approximately 2:00 pm today members of the MSPD Detective Division, along with Investigators and Deputies of the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office, effected the arrest of Matthew Jacob Butler, 20, at a […]


Chief Clint Reck with Officer Chris Copeland

MUSCLE SHOALS- Officer Chris Copeland retires today from the Muscle Shoals Police Department.

Chief Clint Reck thanked Copeland for years of exemplary service to the citizens of Muscle Shoals.


Second victim dies in Muscle Shoals house fire

MUSCLE SHOALS– A second victim in a Muscle Shoals house fire has died.

Officials tell that Anthony Burcham, 54, and Glenna Carney, 96, have both died due to injuries received in the house fire at 403 Dearborn Avenue.

According to Muscle Shoals Fire Investigator Brian Stafford the fire originated in the kitchen.

“We […]

Muscle Shoals and Sheffield Police work together to capture suspect

MUSCLE SHOALS- Detectives in Muscle Shoals are thanking Sheffield police for their assistance in apprehending a burglary suspect.


Do you know this man? Police need your help

MUSCLE SHOALS-Authorities need your help identifying this man who is a suspect in burglarizing Riverside Beverages on River Road this past weekend.


Coan retires after 39 years of service

MSPD Investigator Lanny Coan

On February 8, 1979, Lanny Coan was hired as a police officer at Muscle Shoals Police department. Things were a lot different than they are today. Minimum wage was $2.90 and Three’s Company and Dallas were popular television shows. Johnny Carson was still hosting late night tv.


Skimmers placed on Listerhill Credit Union ATM’s

MUSCLE SHOALS–Authorities are searching for this man who may have placed skimming devices on two Listerhill ATM’s in the Shoals Area.


Suspect arrested in Muscle Shoals car burglary

MUSCLE SHOALS–Authorities have made an early morning arrest for breaking and entering a motor vehicle.

Around 6 am, police officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Avalon Avenue regarding a vehicle burglary that


Do you know this man or his whereabouts? authorities want to know

James Roberts

MOST WANTED – Muscle Shoals police are trying to clear up some arrest warrants. James Roberts has an arrest warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia. The Shoals Area Crime Stoppers rely on tips from the public to help law enforcement.


Two at Muscle Shoals Police Department complete Senior Officer Training

Pictured left to right Captain Jerry Reid, Officer Shawn Fields, Officer Phillip Pettus and Chief Clint Reck


Two officers from the Muscle Shoals police department received recognition for educational training.


Fields named Muscle Shoals Officer of the Year

Officer Shawn Fields

MUSCLE SHOALS- The Shoals Insider congratulates Officer Shawn Fields who was named 2016 Muscle Shoals Police Department – Officer of The Year.

Police make arrest in Muscle Shoals burglaries

Chance Tyler Crossett

MUSCLE SHOALS– According to police an arrest has been made in connection with several reported burglaries.


Police looking for stolen 4-wheeler


MUSCLE SHOALS-Police are asking the public if they know the whereabouts of a stolen ATV.


Do you know this man? Police seek public’s help in search for suspect


MUSCLE SHOALS–On January 20th, Muscle Shoals Police said this man went to Garner Auto Sales on HWY 43 wanting to check out a Chevy Tahoe.