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  Triple trouble at Bridge Street and no love at two Decatur McDonald’s: Your December 13th Kitchen Cops report

Plus, two Madison County businesses are told their licenses are in danger if they don't make some improvements soon

Empty Table Fund campaign way short of goal

UNA getting new master’s degree in social work

Lauderdale County scrambling to fill school jobs

Coroner releases name of body found in river; Muscle Shoals Police handling investigation

Shoals nurse rescues man lying in ditch all night

Charges upgraded in Franklin County murder case

Continued Coverage

  Focus on men’s health: Five things you need to know

  Former Colbert County fossil plant will be demolished, redeveloped in next few years

  Bank Independent collecting toys for the 9th annual Toy Share

  ‘We have to abide by the law’: Lawrence County superintendent responds to fears over closure of R.A. Hubbard High School

  Franklin County man accused of shooting his brother

  Florence superintendent speaks out on former teacher’s resignation

  Sheffield teen killed in stolen car crash was missing from Huntsville group home

The coroner said Joseph Aigner had been missing since October.

  Former Florence teacher charged with soliciting minor

Bradley White resigned from his position at Florence High school in 2018, then got a job at Alexandria High School in Calhoun County.

  Festive Five kicks off Tuesday at Florence Mall

The Festive Five celebration is daily from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. through Friday at the center court of the mall.

  Tuscumbia mayor creates Keller Award to honor residents

The first “Keller Awards” will be handed out Monday night during Tuscumbia state of the city.

  Crossroads Community Outreach Day Center in Florence will ‘press on’ without city funding

Florence man accused of trying to sexually abuse a child

Juvenile killed in a crash during pursuit with police

  Charge upgraded to murder in Colbert County shooting over Alabama-LSU game

  Two trouble spots seek redemption: Your November 15th, 2019 Kitchen Cops Report

Year-round entertainment district approved in Sheffield

  Sex offender arrested in Shoals drug trafficking investigation

A drug trafficking investigation in the Shoals has resulted in an arrest.

  Veterans walk 22 miles to raise awareness for veteran suicide

Three veterans walked 22 miles to raise awareness for veteran suicides.

  Lawrence County bridge repairs expected to bring in thousands in revenue

Lawrence County commissioners unveiled a new bridge that is expected to rake in thousands of dollars in revenue because of its access to a big park.

  Rodents, roaches and bare hands on ice: Your November 8th Kitchen Cops Report

Only a few places had truly terrible scores this week, but there weren’t very many 100′s to brag about either.

  $14.9M grant will help expand U.S. 72 in Lauderdale County

The grant will increase a portion of Florence Boulevard from a four-lane divided highway to a six-lane divided highway.

City of Florence terminates contract with Crossroads Community Outreach, cutting $60K of funding

Crossroads helps the homeless in the area during the winter, among other community outreach activities. The group operates on a budget of about $100,000.

  More than 2 pounds of meth seized in Tuscumbia trafficking bust

Lawmen arrested two people accused of trying to sell more than 2 pounds of meth.

Muscle Shoals dentist offering free dental services for veterans

Ryerson and Associates Dentistry is offering one free procedure per veteran.

Colbert County Commissioner Jimmy Gardiner switches to Republican party

Jimmy Gardiner told our partners at the Times Daily that he believes the Democratic Party is trending away from conservative values.

New pavilion to make Edgemont pocket park ‘more usable’

According to our partners at the Times Daily, people in the community wanted to make this park more than just a green space.

  New website to support UNA’s mascots who turn 17 this month

It costs about $30,000 a year to take care of them, and the school depends on donations for that.

University of North Alabama sets record enrollment for fall semester

University of North Alabama sets record enrollment for fall semester

  Florence attorney charged with insurance fraud

Tony Hughes is charged with three counts of insurance fraud.

  Man charged in stabbing at Florence Halloween party

Florence police arrested a man they believe is responsible for a stabbing at a Halloween party on Shade Avenue.

  Lauderdale County man indicted on child porn charges

Michael Tays is facing multiple counts of producing and possessing child pornography.

  Checkered inspection for Huntsville fast food joint: Your November 1st, 2019 Kitchen Cops Report

The Checkers at University and Jordan is hit with a 75 score

  Letter circulating in the Shoals is a solicitation, not a property tax bill

Lauderdale County officials are warning residents about a new solicitation letter that’s been circulating.

  Tuscumbia woman killed in crash with tree

A Tuscumbia woman was killed when her car left the roadway on a curve and hit a tree.

  Shoals man charged with child sexual abuse

Dante Conley is charged with sexual abuse of a child under 12.

  Two men arrested following Florence nightclub shooting

Two men have been arrested following a Florence nightclub shooting on Saturday night.

White cane day held in Tuscumbia near home of Helen Keller

White cane day held in Tuscumbia near home of Helen Keller

  Huntsville, Lauderdale County join lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

Huntsville and Lauderdale County are set to join other cities and counties suing drug manufacturers who they claim have contributed to the opioid crisis.

  Man found guilty for 2nd time of trying to kill Lauderdale County deputy

A Lauderdale County jury has once again found an attempted murder suspect guilty.

Rogersville woman killed in crash, two teens flown to Nashville hospital

The crash remains under investigation.

  Boutique Air partners with American Airlines

If you fly out of the Shoals, you can book flights out of the Northwest Alabama Regional Airport through American Airlines.

  Florence man pleads guilty to raping child

Shannon Tucker pleaded guilty to the first-degree rape of a child.

  St. Paul church in Florence burglarized

Last Thursday Rev. Christopher Reeves discovered that someone had broken in and taken several items.

  UNA memorial Shakespeare lecture set for Tuesday

The lecture begins on Tuesday, October 22 at 3:30 p.m. in the Wendell Wilkie Gunn Commons Building. It is free and open to the public.

  Closure date for Mars Hill Bible Preschool in Russellville pushed back

That closure date has now been moved to the end of the school year on May 22. Again, this closure only affects the campus in Russellville.

Crime Stoppers: Thief dressed like Walmart employee stole cart full of items

Shoals Area Crime Stoppers need your help finding this alleged thief.

  Restaurant Redemption: Your October 18th, 2019 Kitchen Cops Report

Several previous low performers are going in the right direction.

  UNA gets $1.1M grant for workforce development

The University of North Alabama has received a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.

  Missing Shoals child found; noncustodial mother in custody

8-year-old Mikala Merritt has been found.

  Lauderdale Co. murder charge dismissed after judge makes ‘stand your ground’ ruling

A murder charge against Marcus Weakley was dismissed this month after a Lauderdale County judge made a self defense ruling at a pretrial hearing.

Major vacuum cleaner company donates to valley animal shelter

Bissell donates to Florence-Lauderdale Animal Shelter

  Mars Hill Bible Preschool in Russellville is closing

Russellville parents just got word that the Mars Hill Bible Preschool location there plans to close its doors.

  Muscle Shoals High School names interim head baseball coach

Muscle Shoals High School has named Paul Ellis as the baseball team's interim head coach.

Sheffield City Council approves senior center roof repairs

The city council approved a nearly $2,000 contract with Simmons Roofing to make improvements to the roof.

  FBI confirms federal law enforcement operation in North AL

A spokesperson for the FBI confirms that his agency and the DEA are conducting an operation in North Alabama.

Florence Mayor says 2020 Census is big for Alabama and city of Florence

Florence Mayor said Alabama is in danger of losing representation.

  Muscle Shoals High School head baseball coach on leave

Josh LouAllen was put on administrative leave from Muscle Shoals High School.

Senator Doug Jones to speak in the Shoals on Monday

Senator Doug Jones invited to speak in Muscle Shoals

  Boats dumped illegally in Lauderdale County

Lauderdale County authorities are trying to find out who illegally dumped boats at two boat ramps.

  Dirty Dishes and Jailhouse Problems - Your October 4th, 2019 Kitchen Cops Report

The Madison County Jail didn’t get a score, but an inspection this week found multiple problems.

Muscle Shoals accepting parade applications

The city of Muscle Shoals is gearing up for it’s annual Christmas parade.

  Boys raise thousands for special dolls

Boys raise thousands for doll nonprofit

  Florence approves $69 million general fund budget

The Florence City Council approved a $69 million general fund budget.

  Gov. Ivey honors Russellville Elementary as bicentennial school

Gov. Kay Ivey recognized Russellville Elementary as a bicentennial school.

  New scam targeting parents of Russellville students

Police say scammers are calling people in the area, telling parents they are a Russellville City Schools employee and asking for donations to the school system.

  UNA works through food pantry, state coalition to fight student hunger

Our partners at the Times Daily tell us that all nine university have been tasked to collect data on what hunger looks like for their students.

  “A Century of Quilts” on display in Tuscumbia

According to our partners at the Times Daily the exhibit is part of the official Alabama Bicentennial celebration.

  Lauderdale County Agricultural Center project could break ground this month

That master plan is expected to be released in the next 2 to 3 weeks with a groundbreaking by the end of the month.

Woman shot and killed in parking lot in Guntersville

A man is behind bars tonight after a woman was shot and killed, in what police are calling a domestic violence situation that played out inGuntersville Police Chief *Jim Peterson* says he's working with the District Attorney to determine what charges Gregory will face and what bond will be set at.

  Lauderdale County grand jury does not indict man involved in boat crash that killed mother, child

It’s been a long wait with many unanswered questions in the death of Lauren Cowart and Blakely Cowart.

  Florence gets first new fire engine in 8 years

The city of Florence welcomed a new fire truck after years of using old equipment.

  Students mourn Lauderdale County teen killed in car crash

Students are mourning the loss of 17-year-old Victoria Elliot.

Rogers High School student killed in Lauderdale County crash

The crash occurred at the intersection of County Road 144 and County Road 25, which is nine miles north of Killen.

Coaches respond to fight at Phil Campbell-Vina high school football game

That fight started after what was perceived as an onside kick by Phil Campbell, who was winning 48 to 0.