TUSCUMBIA — STILL LOOKING FOR ANSWERS — Who murdered Mary Malone? It’s a question that investigators are still trying to find an answer to. Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan said as of Thursday there is no update in the case.

Malone was found dead inside her Davis Court home on February 7. […]

Man jumps off O’Neal Bridge charged with Public Intoxication

FLORENCE- Sheffield and Florence police were working hastily at McFarland Park Thursday night after a man jumped off of Oneal Bridge in a reported drunken stupor.



FLORENCE–Authorities are investigating the murder of a Florence woman at 308 Magnolia Street. According to investigators, the female has been identified as Judy Staten, 38, from Florence.


Leighton man dies in crash

LEIGHTON–A single-vehicle crash at 2:40 p.m. today, Sept. 16, has claimed the life of a Leighton man.


Man killed in second motorcycle crash of weekend

SHEFFIELD–Police are investigating a second fatality involving motorcycles over this past weekend.


Authorities release name of drowning victim



MUSCLE SHOALS–Authorities have identified the 12-year-old victim in today’s drowning incident at TVA’s Rockpile Park.


Governor awards grant to fight drugs in Lawrence County

MONTGOMERY– Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded a $5,807 grant to help the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office boost its efforts in fighting drug crimes.


Foodborne outbreak puts 6 in hospital, 40 treated and released

SHEFFIELD-State health authorities are trying to put their finger on the pathogen that has put six people in the hospital and made scores of others sick.


Parents arrested after marijuana grow light operation discovered

Jeremy Hamner

FLORENCE-Two parents were arrested over the weekend after police found an elaborate indoor marijuana growing system.


Colbert Ash Stack Closure Complete


In closing and covering an ash stack at retired Colbert Fossil Plant, TVA creates not only safety but also scenery.

TUSCUMBIA—TVA recently completed a $16 million project to close the dry ash stack at the now-retired Colbert Fossil Plant in Colbert County, Ala. Started in the summer of 2015, this 67-acre project […]

1 dead in afternoon motorcycle crash

CHEROKEE-(SHOALS INSIDER)-Authorities are on the scene of a deadly motorcycle crash along US Hwy. 72 near Cherokee.


Hines Tire Celebrates 50 years in the Shoals

TUSCUMBIA-Wayne Hines knew he was on to something when he opened Hines Tire 50 years ago in Tuscumbia, Alabama.


Authorities looking for missing man

Robert Deshawn Childers

FLORENCE–The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department is asking the public’s assistance in locating Robert Deshawn Childers.


Traffic stop leads police to over $3 million in cash

WINFIELD – Police in Marion county stumbled upon a cache of over $3 million while searching a van on Interstate 22.


New law extends drivers license renewal period

MONTGOMERY – Alabama driver license holders now may renew a license up to 180 days prior to its expiration.


Search crews locate body of missing swimmer

WATERLOO-(SHOALS INSIDER)–Authorities tell the Insider the body of a missing swimmer has been located.


Florence police arrest suspected car thief

Robert Eugene Brewer (FPD)

FLORENCE–(SHOALS INSIDER)– Authorities in Florence quickly apprehended a suspected car thief just a few hours after it was reported stolen.


Tuscumbia business owner and Florence woman die in head-on collision

MUSCLE SHOALS–(SHOALS INSIDER)– According to authorities, a Tuscumbia businessman and a Florence woman were killed Saturday night in a two-car collision.


Bubba Underwood right choice for Tuscumbia

With so many candidates in the upcoming local elections, we here at Shoals Insider normally do not make endorsements in every race; however, we feel that this years mayoral race in Tuscumbia is one of great importance for the people of Tuscumbia.


UNA renames college of nursing after Anderson family agrees to donate $3 million

FLORENCE. – According to William Shakespeare, “A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet.” And when it comes to the new name of the University of North Alabama College of Nursing, students and the public can still expect UNA to produce amazing nurses as it has since 1973.