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  Nationwide shortage of volunteer firefighters willing to serve

  Dirty dishes, flies and kids in the kitchen: Your June 14th Kitchen Cops Report

  Gay pride street painting removed in Florence following dispute over city approval

  Florence man starring in science TV show

Keller Festival trolley routes announced

Smoking ordinance leads to $50K damage claim against Sheffield

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  Alligator found in Lauderdale County

Florence police searching for wedding crasher after items disappear

Sheffield’s STEM program expanding through new labs

  Tuscumbia murder suspect turns himself in

  Teacher remembers 5-year-old killed with her mother in Lauderdale County boating accident

  Florence business owners fed up with road project they say is taking too long to finish

  Human skull found near Franklin County campground

Some people who were hiking in the flood zone area across the water from Horseshoe Bend Campground found a human skull.

  Dirty drinks at the DQ: Your June 7th, 2019 Kitchen Cops report

We have a round up of scores from eight counties in north Alabama.

Georgia mother, daughter killed in Lauderdale County Lauderdale County

Authorities are awaiting notification of family before releasing the names of two people killed late Saturday night on Shoal Creek.

FAME files lawsuit against Kanye West

This comes to us from our news partners at the Times Daily! The song referred to in the lawsuit is “Come Back Baby” with Pusha T.

  Tuscumbia arson victim’s family speaks about house fire allegedly set by ex-fiancee

  Shoals student who collapsed during workout now in stable condition

Runaway Florence teen found safe

Prevention is key to safeguarding against tick and mosquito-borne diseases

  Man accused of setting ex-fiancee’s house on fire in Tuscumbia

  Feeding program offering free meals to Tennessee Valley kids this summer

  UNA STEM Camps to teach, inspire students in June

Those in the Shoals can take STEM classes with UNA. Those STEM camps get underway this week.

Man with warrants from Texas arrested in Leighton after traffic stop

A man with warrants out of Texas is in jail in Colbert County following a traffic stop.

Former Lauderdale County waste manager facing theft charge

The Lauderdale County District Attorney says the arrest was made in connection to $2,000 worth of scrap metal.

Muscle Shoals police warn of man impersonating officer

Police say the man pulled a woman over on the highway and claimed she had a warrant.

  Turtle trouble leads to low score: Your May 31st Kitchen Cops Report

One local restaurant's pets get them in trouble with the health department.

  Fire damages entire floor of Muscle Shoals medical center

Firefighters say the fire damaged one suite but left smoke damage throughout the whole floor.

  Local veterans featured on downtown banners in Tuscumbia

The banners feature the likeness of veterans that were purchased by their families through the city's Park and Recreation Department.

  Electronics Express opens in July in Florence

The electronics store will open at the Cox Creek Shopping Center at the former Best Buy location.

  Abortion law could impact Alabama economy

People are calling for boycotts against Alabama-made products and companies based in the state.

  Vets Take Aim At Cancer

Millions of dogs and cats are diagnosed with cancer each year. Yet, new technology is allowing doctors to prolong the lives of more pets each year.

  Kitchen Cops: Bare hands on burger buns and a missed chance for redemption in Madison

A former low performer in Madison gets a second chance, but earns another bad score. Meanwhile, bare hands on a burger bun mean a low score in the county.

  A Florence Police Officer’s good deed has gone viral after helping a 9-year old girl after her cat died this week

Officer Justin Whitten says he was on duty when he saw a young girl crying in her driveway. When he approached her to find out why she was sad he realized 9-year-old Makayla Hogue had just seen her cat get hit and killed. With it being a little girl, I wanted to help her because she was crying, s

Neighbors are relieved to finally see this road project in Florence happening.

We continue to follow-up on a dangerous intersection in Florence. People who live along West Irvine Avenue in Florence say many speeding drivers are putting lives in danger.Neighbors are relieved to finally see this road project happening. Let me show the construction progress… The city already

Temperatures are rising this week in the Tennessee Valley which means people are adjusting the thermostat

Summer is right around the corner and the heat is already blistering. That means you have probably started adjusting the thermostat. The cost to run your air conditioner is a huge factor for your wallet." Having your unit serviced could cost anywhere from being 75 to 500 dollars, said, Tim Hopso

Man charged with murder in Blair Street shooting in Florence

Investigators are still working right now to find out what exactly led up to this shooting.

  Fire ants can be a big problem this time of year

Fire ants are a big problem this time of year building mounds above ground in your yard.

Betsy Gardiner retires from Tuscumbia School Board

Betsy Gardiner is retiring from the Tuscumbia school board after 17 years.

Deshler graduation to be held in Howard Chappell Stadium

Deshler High School’s graduation ceremony will happen this Friday.

  May is National Osteoporosis Awareness Month

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness Month, a time to think about building bone strength and density.

  Moldy BBQ in the Shoals and redemption for Shoney’s in Athens; Your May 17th Kitchen Cops report

One month ago, the Athens Shoney's had one of the lowest scores we've ever seen. Now, there's been a huge jump.

  Shoals music pioneer Donnie Fritts has open heart surgery

Our news partners at the Times Daily say Donnie Fritts is recovering at UAB after his procedure, and the prognosis is good.

  New $50M Wilson Dam project to help power entire Tennessee Valley

The Tennessee Valley Authority is building a new $50 million power switch yard at Wilson Dam that will serve the entire Valley.

  Cotton farmers say this trade war is taking a tremendous toll on their livelihood

They say within the last year cotton prices have dropped 25 cents. If prices continue to fall, farmers in the Shoals could be put out of business.

  Music festival this weekend to raise funds for Shoals flood victims

The Alabama Music Hall of Fame is hosting a May Day Flood Relief Festival on Saturday.

Muscle Shoals seeking civil service board member

The three-year term ends in July 2022.

  Muscle Shoals police officer injured by suspected impaired driver

Police say the officer’s vehicle was hit by a suspected impaired driver.

  Kitchen Cops find insects, toddlers and dirty plates this week

Several popular restaurants find themselves on the poor performers list

  Florence teacher named Alabama teacher of the year

The Alabama Department of Education honored Carol Behel, who teaches at Weeden Elementary School in Florence.

  Con artists posing as FBI agents are calling, showing up at homes in Colbert County

Colbert County authorities are warning about con artists posing as FBI agents who are making people withdraw money.

  Lauderdale County man accused of recording 11-year-old showering, sleeping

Investigators got a warrant his electronic devices and reportedly found more pictures and videos of the victim showering and sleeping.

  Driver granted youthful offender status in Lauderdale County wreck that killed 3 teens

A Lauderdale County judge has granted a teenage girl youthful offender status in a manslaughter case.

  Muscle Shoals Fire Department promoting new smoke alarm program following weekend fire fatalities

If you don't have smoke alarms contact your local fire department and they may be able to get at least one to you free of charge.

  Small business incubator opens up shop in Tuscumbia

Morrow says businesses owners can stay at Shoppes at Coldwater as long as they need to grow and become successful.

Man charged with rape, sodomy in Florence

Florence police have arrested a rape suspect.

  New pizzeria coming to downtown Sheffield

Vertillo Pizza and Grill will offer pizza and calzones and specials such as baked ziti and lasagna.

  Public encouraged to comment on future highway improvement projects

Public officials want your input when it comes to future roadway projects in the Shoals.

  Kitchen Cops of May 3rd, 2019: Dirty dishes, roaches and rodents

With 62 inspections in the Madison County area, inspectors had plenty of problems to write up this week.

  Tuscumbia police release wrong inmate from jail, sheriff says

Colbert County Sheriff Frank Williamson says a mix-up at the Tuscumbia City Jail resulted in the wrong person being released.

  Car thefts and break-ins are on the rise in Florence

Florence police want to remind everyone to double check your car doors are locked every night. Also, if you do plan on going out of town this summer contact your local enforcement office before you leave and request for a patrol officer to watch your home while you are away.

Weeden teacher named to final 4 for state award

According to the Alabama Department of Education, the winner will be announced May 8th.

Colbert cities to consider FEMA flood mitigation grants

FEMA is offering communities that suffered flood damages an opportunity to improve certain infrastructure at a reduced cost.

Rogers Group submits low bid for Tuscumbia paving project

The Rogers group submitted the lowest bid to resurface more than seven miles of city streets.

  Lauderdale County jail still overcrowded despite new addition

Even with a new female detention center, there are more inmates than bed spaces.

3-year-old drowns in backyard pool in Colbert County

The grandmother found the 3-year-old floating in the backyard pool.

TVA investing $13.6M in new service warehouse

Construction started in March and they're hoping it will be done in August.

  Cities in the Shoals are hoping to attract Mazda-Toyota suppliers

A building in Muscle Shoals is one of five built by the Shoals Economic Development Authority to attract more industries to the Shoals.

  Vape by a crock pot & droppings in the stock room - Your Kitchen Cops Report for April 26th, 2019

We’re digging in to more than 200 inspection reports from across north Alabama this week. We’ll start in Madison County, where one hot spot at Bridge Street is getting our attention, yet again.

Plans announced for National Community Development Week in Florence

The city of Florence has announced each day’s plans for National Community Development Week, running April 22-26.

  Students save competitors from sinking boat at Shoals fishing tournament

Two young men became heroes over the weekend after saving two people from a sinking boat during a weekend fishing tournament in Sheffield.

  1 dead after overnight house fire in Florence

Authorities say one person is dead after an overnight house fire in Florence.

A fatal house fire in Florence left one person dead and investigators are investigating what caused the home to go up in flames.

Florence Fire Investigators and the State Fire Marshall say it could take a few days to a week to find out exactly what happened. When they tell us we'll tell you on air and our 48 news app

  Engineer offers plan to begin paving Colbert roads this year

He says the money will let them pave those 50 miles of road this year and in 20-20, with more work to be done in 20-22.

  Study: Lauderdale retirees get most bang for Social Security buck

A study looked county-by-county at social security income and cost of living.

  2 companies receive Employment Growth Program boost

The growth program helps companies with funds for employee hires of 10 or fewer.

  Porsche collections on display during Trissl Sports Cars charity event

There will even be live music and kids activities.

  Suspect takes plea deal in 2018 Sheffield shooting death

The plea calls for a 20-year sentence. Chance Thompson must serve three years of those years in prison.

  Muscle Shoals Pile Recreational Area Park will reopen in the summer

TVA hopes to have the park back open sometime in summer. Until then everyone needs to stay away because it dangerous.

  AL health officials urge vaccination in light of east TN measles case

Right now, Its important everyone double checks that you and members of your family are up to date with vaccinations, especially measles.