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Child hit by truck in Florence

Florence Police told WAAY 31, a family member kept the child still and calm until the ambulance got to the scene. The child was transported to Huntsville Hospital. The child was injured but alert and answering the officers' questions, said police. The driver of the truck did stop immediately an

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-16 23:53:00

Man accused of using fake bills to buy ring

A Huntsville man was arrested Thursday on forgery and theft charges after using counterfeit bills to purchase a ring advertised on Craigslist, Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said Friday. Jalmal Malcolm Petite, 25, of 4611 Governors House Drive, Huntsville, allegedly contacted the victim in May 20

NEWS-COURIER - 2018-03-17 00:05:00

New developments coming to downtown Florence

New attractions and building upgrades are coming to downtown Florence for residents and visitors to get more dining experiences, entertainment and shopping. Big Bad Breakfast remains a hit with huge crowds that are looking to enjoy great food and a welcoming atmosphere. Developers recognize the need

WAFF - 2018-03-16 23:59:31

Homeless man steals drill from truck at red light

A homeless man was arrested Friday after he attempted to steal a drill and damaged a vehicle stopped at a red light, officials said Friday. The victim told officers on March 6 he was stopped at a traffic light at U.S. 72 and Interstate 65 when Wesley Ford Tribble, 32, approached him to ask for money

NEWS-COURIER - 2018-03-17 00:23:00

Largest meth bust in Colbert County history nabs 17lbs of 'ice'

Colbert County Sheriff, Frank Williamson, said investigators worked with a number of other state and federal agencies to make the county's largest meth bust. On Mar. 1, officials with the Colbert County Drug Task Force, Colbert County Sheriff's Office, Lauderdale County Drug Task Force, Franklin


Woman charged with stealing gun at Florence gas station

Racheal V. Roath, 34, of Lake Placid, Fla., was arrested Wednesday at a service station located at the intersection of Limestone and Court streets. Florence police said the victim pulled into the service station's parking lot with a passenger and was walking inside when Roath approached him and a


Local meth suspect faces federal charges

A man arrested earlier this month in Colbert County with more than $750,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine was taken into federal custody Wednesday, authorities said. Christopher "Pee Wee" Carroll, 38, 2503 E. 13th Ave., Sheffield, has Drug Enforcement Agency charges pending, Colbert County Drug T


Four people charged with robbery in Florence

Ryan Risner, 28, Lonnie Dixon, 28, Alisha Risner, 30, and Christopher Thompson, 44, were all arrested for second-degree robbery Tuesday. The robbery happened around 5:30 p.m. on Chisholm Road near Imperial Drive. According to police, the victim said Alisha Risner approached him as he arrived at h


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Gun found at Florence High School; student arrested

A 17-year-old Florence High School student was taken into custody on multiple charges after authorities say he brought a gun on campus Tuesday. The 11th-grade student hasn't been publicly identified because he's charged as a juvenile, Florence police said. The teen is charged with carrying a gun ill


Florence High students "Walk Up" rather then walking out

FLORENCE, Ala. - As high school students across the country walked out of class Wednesday morning, a group of students here in the valley took a different approach. Florence High School students organized a Walk Up, honoring the victims of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Fourteen desks and thr


4 arrested in Florence robbery

FLORENCE - Four people were arrested Tuesday on robbery charges after a man was beaten at his home and his money was taken, police said. Ryan Risner, 28, Lonnie Dixon, 28, Alisha Risner, 30, and Christopher Thompson, 44, all of Collinwood, Tennessee, are charged with second-degreee robbery, police s