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MAN PLEADS TO MURDER IN 2019 SHOOTING DEATH

On Tuesday March 19,2024 Colbert County Circuit Court, Richard Kevin Hester, 59, the man accused of killing John Thomas Call, 34, back in 2019 pleaded guilty to murder in exchange for a plea deal that allows him to serve 4 and a 1/2 years in prison to run concurrent with a prior sentence on a drug conviction that he still has 7 years left to serve. Hester must serve the 7 years on the drug conviction.

Richard Kevin Hester

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POLICE MAKE ARREST IN VEHICLE BURGLARIES

During the morning hours of Wednesday March 13, police received multiple reports of vehicle burglaries in the area of Ford Avenue to West Edison Avenue. During the course of the burglaries, multiple debit/credit card(s), and other sensitive instruments and documents were stolen. Utilizing leads developed during the hours that followed the burglaries, officers arrested a suspect.

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FLORENCE MAN ARRESTED AFTER DRUGS FOUND IN SEARCH OF HOME

On Friday, March 8th, Agents with the Lauderdale County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 30 Rainbow City Drive. A search of the residence revealed approximately 8 grams of Fentanyl pills, a gun, a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

The street value of the Fentanyl was approximately $ 1,200. This according to drug agents.

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CLOVERDALE

MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER IN WIFE’S DEATH

Authorities have arrested a man in the shooting death of his wife.

On Tuesday, at around 8:00 a.m., Lauderdale County deputies responded to the 4000 block of County Rd 10, north of the Cloverdale community on a welfare check.

Once on scene deputies located a deceased female inside a residence. The female had died of an apparent gunshot wound. This according to Lauderdale County Sheriff Joe Hamilton.

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MAN ARRESTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES

Hunter Borden Child Pornography

Authorities have arrested a Lauderdale county man after he was indicted by a grand jury on five counts of possession of child pornography.

According to court documents, Hunter Cole Borden, 25, of County Road 277 in Florence, was arrested last Thursday and booked into the Lauderdale County detention center.

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Northwest Shoals Celebrates Success of Upward Bound student Soraya Fonseca

NWSCC Celebrates Success of Upward Bound Sonya Fonseca

Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) Upward Bound Phil Campbell Project participant Soraya Fonseca has been awarded the prestigious QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship.This will secure her place at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, upon her graduation from Russellville High School in 2024.

The QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship is a testament to Fonseca’s hard work, academic excellence, and commitment to serving others. This four-year full scholarship to Dartmouth College, one of the esteemed Ivy League institutions, recognizes her exceptional achievements both inside and outside the classroom.

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TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO THREE ARREST

ALEA ARREST JOHN BORELLI
ALEA ARREST Darious Braden
ALEA ARREST Cortae Davidson

Authorities arrested three people after finding a cache of contraband during a traffic stop.

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Wanted for Domestic Violence

NEWS ALERT ? FLORENCE

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MAN OR KNOW OF HIS WHEREABOUTS?

The Florence Police Department is asking the public for help in locating this suspect.

Philip Payton is wanted for multiple domestic violence criminal charges.

If you or someone you know has any information on his whereabouts please contact Detective Brian Berry at the Florence Police Department at 256-760-6504.

Fraud Charges , Skimming Conspiracy

Six Defendants Plead Guilty to Fraud Charges in Multi-Million-Dollar, Nationwide Skimming Conspiracy. One Shoals area credit union was hit in the scheme.

Six defendants indicted for defrauding credit unions across the country have pleaded guilty to bank fraud conspiracy and identity theft charges, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona, FBI Special Agent in Charge Carlton L. Peeples, and United States Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Patrick Davis.

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Man Missing in Sheffield

NEWS ALERT ? SHEFFIELD

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MAN OR KNOW OF HIS WHEREABOUTS?

Family members are asking for the public’s help in locating Christopher Austin Williams, 25, of Sheffield, who hasn’t been seen or communicated with family in two weeks. Austin was last seen on Robertson Blvd. off of Hatch Blvd. in Sheffield two weeks ago.

If you know of his whereabouts, you’re asked to call his father at 256-710-3110.

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Human Remains Found in Lauderdale County

NEWS ALERT ? LAUDERDALE COUNTY

HUMAN REMAINS FOUND IN WOODED AREA

Authorities confirmed to Shoals Insider that human remains have been found in a wooded area South of the Cloverdale Community off of Lauderdale County Road 6 west of Lauderdale County Road 9.

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Trial set for Attempted Murderer

NEWS ALERT ? FLORENCE

JURY FINDS SEELEY COMPETENT TO STAND TRIAL

According to a Lauderdale County jury, Kyle Kyn Seeley, 36, it is competent to stand trial. Seeley is accused of attacking his family with a machete.

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Dental Clinic for Tooth Extractions

Dr. Cory McLeary will be at Shoals Community Clinic for a Dental Clinic on Friday, December 1st. To be seen, patients MUST be at the clinic at 7:00am for paperwork and X-rays. Only tooth extractions are performed. Each extraction is $20 with a voucher presented at the time of the procedure at the clinic. This fee covers the extraction, x-ray, consultation and medications. Patients must be in line when the doors open to be seen. Patients are seen on a first-come basis. Dentists providing services are subject to change, depending on availability. (Please, let others know about this service available through Shoals Community Clinic. Follow our page for future clinic notices.) For additional information, call us or visit the Dental Clinic page of our website at: https://www.shoalscommunityclinic.com/dentalclinic

Failure to Appear Arrested

Breanna Rena Behel

NEWS ALERT ? TUSCUMBIA

COLBERT WOMAN WITH FELONY CHARGES IN ALL THREE COUNTIES ARRESTED FOR FAILURE TO APPEAR

Authorities have arrested a Colbert county woman who has felony charges in all three Shoals area counties.

Breanna Rena Behel, 33, of LaGrange Road, is being held in the Colbert County Jail after failing to return to court for the charge of torture and wilful abuse of a child under 18.

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Arson suspect apprehended

NEWS ALERT ?FLORENCE

ARSON SUSPECT ARRESTED TUESDAY NIGHT

A Florence man wanted in a September arson case where two mobile homes were set ablaze on County Road 8 was apprehended Tuesday night by US Marshals and Lauderdale deputies.

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Benefit Race for Cayson McClung at North Alabama Speedway

BENEFIT RACE for Cayson McClung and Ashley Newton McClung! **FRIDAY** NOVEMBER 10th, 2023!

Many of you may have heard about the tragic events that took place on October 29th while, one of our own little race fans,

10 yr old Cayson was protecting his mother in a domestic situation. His mother, Ashley, did not survive. Cayson was injured in the shooting and is currently recovering at UAB Children’s Hospital undergoing multiple surgeries.

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Cayson McClung has come Home!

Cayson McClung, 10 years old, “was trying to protect his mother when he was shot in the arm and in the face,” according to Chief Rick Terry of the Sheffield Police Department.

The young boy’s efforts could unfortunately not save his mother’s life. Officers arrived at the scene to find Ashley Lynn McClung, 38, dead from apparent gunshot wounds, said Terry.

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Murder Suspect Arrested

NEWS ALERT ? FLORENCE

ATTEMPTED MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED AFTER CRASHING VEHICLE

On Tuesday morning, a police chase ended with the arrest of a man charged with attempted murder. Authorities say 42 year-old Kenneth Russell Herren, of Florence, what’s taken into custody where the Chase ended at the intersection of Florence Boulevard and Seville Street. Herren crashed into a vehicle that was stopped at the intersection. Lauderdale county sheriff Joe Hamilton said there were no serious injuries in the crash.

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UNA Lions vs Florida State in Tallahassee, FL 11/18/23

UNA LIONS TO FACE FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES ON NOV. 18 AT DOAK S. CAMPBELL STADIUM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.– On Monday, Florida State University announced the kickoff time for when it faces the University of North Alabama on Nov. 18. The game will begin at 6:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) and will air nationally on The CW.

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Pioneer Doctor from Steve Flowers

In recent years, healthcare has eclipsed agriculture as Dothan’s major industry. Dothan is the medical mecca for the entire Wiregrass, as well as rural northwest Florida and southwest Georgia.  It has premier medical professionals only matched by Birmingham in the state of Alabama.  Dothan doctors dominate the economy in the world’s largest peanut producing locale.

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