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  Miniature horses will start trotting into official roles as service animals in Alabama

Only dogs and miniature horses will be allowed as service animals after Sept. 1.

Potential bank robbery foiled in Florence, man arrested

Cow backed up traffic on O’Neal Bridge in Florence

  Abandoned section of Tennessee Street may come to life

  Author of book chronicling the 1960s to speak at library in Florence

  Fan fest bring players, community together at UNA in Florence

  Muscle Shoals rock concert to benefit local charities

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  Florence church sanctuary needs repairs after tree falls during storm

  Rats & gnats: Your August 16th, 2019 Kitchen Cops report

  Man accused of pulling knife on mail carrier in Tuscumbia

  Round bank building is coming down in Muscle Shoals

  Residents try to save historic theater in Tuscumbia

  Cooperative effort to rebuild new Spring Park bridge in Tuscumbia

  Cramer Children’s Advocacy Center gets $1M grant

The Times Daily reports this is through the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.

  Florence YMCA construction moving along on schedule

Work on the first phase of the remodel project is set to be completed in October.

Waitr coming to Florence

The food delivering service Waitr is launching on Thursday

  Body of missing boater recovered at Wilson Lake

Authorities have recovered the body of a missing man following a boating incident on Wilson Lake.

  Shoals foster dad sentenced to 25 years for child sex abuse

  Shoals Transportation Improvement Program can be viewed Tuesday

  Special passes honor Sheffield’s senior adult alumni

  Keeping young athletes safe in the heat

  School years starts smoothly at Muscle Shoals High

  Man, woman found dead outside Lauderdale County home identified

  Customer call leads Kitchen Cops to roaches in a Waffle House

Roaches on the walls. Roaches under the sink. Roaches under the ice machine. Roaches by the back door.

Florence man accused of stealing money from juvenile working at yard sale

William Cole is charged with theft. He was arrested Tuesday night.

  Florence police searching for missing man

Police say 66-year-old James Whitaker was last seen leaving his home on his motorcycle on July 23.

  Kitchen fire forces Stanfields in Ford City to close

The Times Daily reports the fire started in the kitchen, but was able to be contained.

  Roofers begin replacing metal roof on Muscle Shoals library

Our partners at the Times Daily tell us that the work began Monday and it will cost the city $350,000.

  Shoals area has some of the safest cities to live in AL

According to our partners at the Times Daily, Russellville, Florence and Muscle Shoals all made it inside the top 50 of the Baron Security Safety Study.

  TN Valley Walmarts helping students with school supplies

‘Stuff the Bus’ bins are now located inside Walmart’s across the Tennessee Valley.

  Florence schools warning parents about truancy

If a child has more than a dozen unexcused days off from school, the parents of that student could go to jail. When a child has five unexcused absences, the school notifies the parents.

  ALDOT planning tentative traffic shift on Hwy 43 in Lauderdale Co.

ALDOT is planning a tentative traffic shift on US 43 just south of Lauderdale 140.

New ordinance will keep Florence animal shelter from getting crowded

To help keep it that way, Mayor Holt plans to introduce a new ordinance to the city council.

  Florence police arrest alleged wedding crasher thief

Florence police have arrested Sandra Lynn Henson of Rienza, Mississippi for thefts of wedding gifts from two weddings in north Alabama.

  “Rodent feces” and “live roaches with fresh egg sacks”: Your August 2nd, 2019 Kitchen Cops Report

Madison and Limestone County inspectors had a lot to deal with this week.

  Franklin County foster grandparent sentenced to prison for child sex abuse

James Horton was sentenced to seven years for his plea deal to one count of child sexual abuse.

Day centers offer help for homeless battling heat

But several Florence day centers are helping the homeless get some much needed relief from the heat.

  Florence preschoolers will start their education at newly renovated W.C. Handy School

Preschoolers in Florence will be starting their education journey at the newly renovated W.C. Handy School.

  School leaders want to make sure parents are prepared before the new year starts

School is almost back in session, which means no more staying up late and no more sleeping in for the children.

  Foster dad pleads guilty to child sex crimes in Lauderdale County

One of the suspects in one of the worst child abuse cases ever for the Shoals has pleaded guilty.

  Flies in the kitchen & leaking dumpsters: Your July 26th, 2019 Kitchen Cops report

The battle between restaurant owners and insects continues this summer. Flies are still being written up in health reports every week across north Alabama.

Three more people accuse former Florence pastor of sexual abuse

The latest allegations stem from Martin’s time in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

  Colbert County town to enforce speeding policy

One mayor is taking matters into his own hands when it comes to speeding drivers.

Northwest-Shoals Community College to hold special open registration

For the first time ever, the campuses in Muscle Shoals and Phil Campbell will be holding open registration starting on August 1, aimed at students who work full time jobs.

Florence chief: Fire to Lyft vehicle ‘suspicious’

The local executive ambassador for the ride share company, now has no source of income from that vehicle because of that fire.

3 face arson charges after fireworks burn home

Emmanuel Ricks, Deangelis Nance, and Timothy Fuqua are a charged with two counts of arson.

LifeSouth calling for blood donors in the Shoals

LifeSouth is calling on the community to help with a blood shortage by hosting a number of blood drives.

  Cornelius Landing homeowners file lawsuit against developer

Two homeowners in the Cornelius Landing subdivision filed a lawsuit against the developer.

  Portable pump, permanent lines should ease Nathan Estates flooding

The city purchased a new $130,000 dollar pump.

  Couple decides against filing lawsuit against Sheffield

Back in June Joseph Mitchum and his wife filed a $50,000 claim against the city, they were seeking damages after they moved to city to start a cigar lounge.

  UNA students experience hands-on learning at Windsor Castle

These students are studying abroad through the University’s Centre for British Studies program.

Florence hospital staff helps fawn with broken leg

Some good Samaritans helped rescue a baby deer in the Shoals.

  Colbert County’s new ambulance has extra medical support

Keller Ambulance Service has just received a new emergency response vehicle.

  Muscle Shoals experiencing growing pains with new garbage trucks

The Street and Sanitation Department are having trouble getting people to follow its new trash system put in place in March.

  Homebuilders helping make home safe for Florence child battling rare blood disorder

A group of homebuilders in the Shoals are stepping up to restore a home for a Florence family with a child battling a rare blood disorder.

  Utility pole damages several Muscle Shoals police cars

A telephone poll came crashing into not only one, but five police cars. The cars' windows shattered, police lights dismantled, and dents all around the vehicles.

  Shoals man pleads guilty in ‘stand your ground’ stabbing case

Phillip Randall spent almost two years in jail for stabbing a man for what his defense team argues was self-defense.

  Florence man recounts his role in getting Apollo 11 to the moon

Jim Traglia of Florence spent much of his life as a Rocket Engine Specialist

  Flies, mice, roaches and blue fuzz: Your July 19th, 2019 Kitchen Cops Report

There are some words that jump out when you dozens of reports from health inspectors every week. “Mice", “rodents”, “flies” and “roaches” are all on that list. Now, we’ve added “blue fuzz”.

  David Black takes over as Colbert Co. Commission chairman

David Black will assume the position once held by Tommy Barnes.

  Grant offers loan forgiveness for students on teaching track

According to our news partners at the Times Daily, a grant was awarded to the UNA’s Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions.

  Florence City Schools searching for new communications coordinator

The district is looking for a communications coordinator in its administrative department.

  Florence kids program needs back-to-school help

This annual tradition is designed to make sure children of incarcerated parents have school supplies and clothes for the upcoming school year.

  Sidney’s Safe Foundation in need of food donations

The organization helps feed students on weekends during the school year.

  Florence father arrested after child found wandering streets alone

A Florence father was arrested Tuesday after his child was found wandering the streets blocks from his home.

  Area school officials say Education Trust Fund appropriations a nice surprise

Area public schools are set to get more than $5 million for the state’s Education Trust Fund.

  Cypress kayak/canoe launch reopens in Florence

The area was previously closed while a crew built a perimeter fence around the parking lot.

  Sailing museums coming to Florence

They are set to arrive at the the Florence Harbor Marina. Starting on Wednesday, you can take your family to tour the sailing museums.

  Music from the Moon winner records at FAME Recording Studios

Maiah Wynne won the Music from the Moon competition with a song titled “Show the World.”

  Family: Ala. man infected with flesh-eating bacteria after kayaking on Tenn. River

A Lauderdale County man has been fighting for his life in the hospital after his wife says a day kayaking with their kids left him with a terrifying infection.

  Blocked crossings raise concerns for medics in Sheffield

Sometimes these blockages can last for at least 10 minutes, which can be the difference when only seconds matter.

Man recovering after being struck by lightning in Lauderdale County

A 70-year-old man is recovering after being struck by lightning on Saturday in Lauderdale County.

  Rape investigation underway at University of North Alabama

Florence authorities are investigating a rape on the University of North Alabama’s campus.

  Florence police narrowing wedding crasher search; another victim speaks

Florence police are still investigating the woman seen on video crashing weddings and stealing gifts.

  Donations pouring in to Colbert County Animal Shelter

The shelter has been running low on food and money. Some huge donations started coming in to help keep the cats and dogs at the shelter fed.

Penny-a-page promotion returns to Books-A-Million

Books-A-Million is bringing back it’s popular Penny-A-Page promotion. A similar promotion was held in 2018 and was extremely popular.

Tuscumbia resident gifts President Trump, receives ‘thank you’ note

A few weeks ago Becky Craft sent President Trump a gift, a small wooden plaque engraved with part of a bible verse.

Tommy Tuberville holding town hall in Florence

On August 3, former Auburn University head football coach Tommy Tuberville will be holding a town hall.

  Colbert County Animal Shelter running low on funds as well as food

Colbert County Animal Shelter workers say they’re strapped for cash to keep the shelter running, as well as being in “dire” need of animal food.

  Colbert County Animal Shelter running out of pet food

Colbert County Animal Shelter is facing a serious food shortage.

Suspect arrested in Florence Package Store robbery

An arrest has been made in a Sunday night armed robbery at the Package Store on Huntsville Road in Florence.