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Parole denied for Muscle Shoals man

Officials with the Lauderdale County District Attorney’s Office said the Alabama Pardons and Parole Committee denied a request by Roger Lee Borden Jr., 43, for early release.

TIMES DAILY - 2018-08-17 16:22:00

Russellville man charged with sexually abusing young girl

Russellville Police said Miguel Lopez Ortiz, 29, Beech Avenue, Russellville, is charged with second-degree rape, and two counts of first-degree rape and sexual abuse of a child under 12.

TIMES DAILY - 2018-08-17 14:30:00

Improper date marking, bleach stored with food, and moldy ice machine found at restaurant in the Shoals

The health inspector insisted they are still operating under the name 'Singing River Bar and Grill,' but hotel employees say it is now 'Fizz Bar and Grill,' which matches the awning.

WHNT-TV - 2018-08-17 00:42:58

New security system in Florence City Schools does instant background check

There is a new layer of security in all Florence City Schools and your child's school in North Alabama might already have it.You already have to be buzzed in at any Florence City School, but recently the school system added an additional security measure. Parents or anyone coming into the school mus

WAAY-TV - 2018-08-17 16:45:00

Second phase of Brush Creek Park approved

The park, which is owned by the Tennessee Valley Authority and leased to the county for 99 years, is located on Alabama 14 in the Wright community. It now provides outdoor recreation with a cold-water bathhouse, 50 acres of primitive campgrounds and a boat ramp.

TIMES DAILY - 2018-08-18 05:20:00

Public warned about Social Security scam

Due to his father’s heath conditions, James handles all the financial dealings and has all his dad’s calls forwarded to him. So, when the so-called Social Security agents called, James answered.

TIMES DAILY - 2018-08-17 05:00:00

Man indicted for molesting juvenile girl

RUSSELLVILLE — Police said a Russellville man they have been trying to find for several months in connection with the sexual molestation of a young girl is in custody.Police Chief Chris Hargett said Miguel Lopez Ortiz, 29, Beech Avenue, has been arrested on grand jury indictments for second-degree r

TIMES DAILY - 2018-08-18 05:10:00

'Major mover' of ICE, pot arrested

“But until recently, we could never get enough information and evidence for a search warrant,” said Tim Glover, director of the drug task force.

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Russellville police need help identifying burglary and arson suspect

For months, the burned out remains stood as evidence along U.S. 43 in Russellville. In the early morning hours of September 4, 2016, one person, possibly more broke into Mike’s Pawn Shop. While inside more than sixty guns were taken from the display cases. To keep authorities from quickly discoverin

WHNT-TV - 2018-08-17 02:41:02

Florence man charged in car burglaries

Florence police detective Capt. Brad Holmes said Tyrone D’Vonte Houston, 21, 1204 Chisholm Road, Florence, is charged with five counts of burglary to a vehicle, four counts of fourth-degree theft of property, two counts of second-degree theft of property, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a fe

TIMES DAILY - 2018-08-16 17:15:00

Tuscumbia woman faces drug charges

Lawrence County Sheriff Greg Mitchell said Donia Elizabeth Willingham, 46, 335 Powerline Road, Tuscumbia, is charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

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Surveillance leads to arrest of major drug trafficker

FLORENCE — A Lauderdale County man, who authorities call a “major mover” in the illegal drugs business in the region, has been arrested.Calvin Dewayne Bolding, 41, Lauderdale 248, Florence, has been charged with first-degree possession of marijuana, trafficking ICE (crystal methamphetamine), and unl

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Work underway to correct drainage issues at Cherokee High School

“It’s been around as long as I’ve been here, and you talk to people in the community and its always been a problem,” explained Cherokee High School Athletic Director Richard Rushing.

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Shoals musicians who worked with Aretha Franklin reflect on her legacy

Thursday, the queen of soul, Aretha Franklin, died at the age of 76.She earned the title queen of soul after finding that Rhythm right here in North Alabama. Franklin's career picked up steam after recording with local Shoals musicians at FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals.

WAAY-TV - 2018-08-16 17:16:00

Deshler band room clears first asbestos test; director placed on leave

“Before we proceed with doing any kind of renovations or any type of work, we have to get those types of things tested,” said Aikerson.

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Judge gives 60 days to settle

"FloBama and the Stricklin Hotel are working together in good faith to resolve any differences, and both businesses respect each other and share the same goals of promoting live entertainment (in) downtown Florence. For the record, both FloBama and the Stricklin Hotel are united in promoting one ano

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U.S. Postal Service officials remain quiet on issues behind Muscle Shoals’ office closure

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. -- Doors remain locked on Monday at the post office on Avalaon Avenue afterofficials reported health and safety concerns on August 8.WHNT's Carter Watkins reports August 13 from Muscle Shoals why a letter with "Closed Temporarily" in bold text still hangs.Watkins says officials

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Retail spaces adding to the Florence commercial climate

Melissa Bevis, director of the One Stop Shop/Business Development for the city of Florence, said a retail facility also is underway on Cox Creek Parkway next to MidSouth Rentals.

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'We're at the mercy of the dispatchers'

Buy NowLinda Cagle, a police communications officer III and an instructor, works with trainee Kristina Haraway at the Alabama State Troopers Post in Muscle Shoals. [JIM HANNON/TIMESDAILY]

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Trip to Italy lives up to expectations

"It was such a good trip," said Jan Ingle, chairwoman of the Shoals Chamber of Commerce Board. "Some vacations do not live up to your expectations, but this one did."

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