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Body found in abandon home after it caught on fire
A man's body was found inside an abandon house after a Thursday night fire. The home is located at 1210 S. Nashville Ave. in Sheffield.Officials say, the body has been sent for an autopsy. His identity is unknown at this time, but authorities say it is a 60-year-old man.
Greyhound bus makes daily Florence stop
Caitlin Holland, president of the Shoals Chamber of Commerce, said reaction she has seen from a ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier this week indicates there has been a need for the service.
Three federal lawsuits filed over Colbert County Jail assaults
In each suit, Sherrod states the assaults resulted from a complete breakdown of security at the jail, "where inmate-on-inmate assaults had become routine."
1 killed in Sheffield fire
SHEFFIELD — Authorities are waiting on results from an autopsy to positively identify a man who was found inside a burning house Thursday night.Firefighters responded to the residence at 1210 South Nashville Ave. at 10:42 p.m.“The house was old, abandoned, no utilities on,” said Fire Chief Dewey Kin
Body discovered when abandoned house burns
SHEFFIELD — Authorities said they discovered a man's body inside an abandon house after a Thursday night fire.Sheffield Fire Chief Dewey King said firefighters discovered the body inside a residence at 1210 S. Nashville Ave. The fire was reported at 10:42 p.m."The house was abandoned and no one knew
Sewer collapses on Alabama Street
FLORENCE — An area between east Alabama Street and Seminary Street is blocked off while workers repair a sewer line collapsed in the street near the drive-thru area at SunTrust Bank on East Alabama Street, officials said.Mike Doyle, general manager of the Florence Gas, Water and Wastewater Departmen
Two popular family spots make the Kitchen Cops Trouble Spots List
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Madison County health inspectors had to write up two popular family spots in this week's reports. We'll start with Stevie B's Pizza and arcade in Madison. Inspectors there found a dirty ice machine and a broken thermometer that's supposed to keep tabs on food temperatures. St
Florence ghost walk set for Friday
FLORENCE — The downtown Florence Haunted History of the Shoals Ghost Walk will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday.The walk goes through the haunted historic district and hidden courtyards of Florence.The tour begins in Wilson Park. It visits a haunted restaurant, a Civil War hospital, and homes of famous reside
Lauderdale County man charged with murder in connection with father's death
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. - A man has been charged in connection with the death of his father in Lauderdale County. The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office charged Charles Bradley Montgomery with murder just after 6 Thursday evening. Roy Montgomery Investigators say he is the son of the victim, Roy Mon
Mother: 'My heart dropped' when I saw dead baby
RUSSELLVILLE — Hailey Renfroe said when Shannon Gargis took her to work the night of March 21, 2016, her 22-month-old baby was in the backseat of the truck, alive and OK.
Woman says man broke into her Alabama home, made eggs, did some laundry, bathed
ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman says a man broke into her house and made himself breakfast, took a bath, and washed his clothes.
"Person of interest" in custody in Tuesday night homicide
“It’s our understanding that no one had seen or heard from the victim since Sunday evening, and someone went to check on him and found him dead inside the residence and called 911,” the sheriff said.
Franklin County man on trial for allegedly murdering a toddler
FRANKLIN COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - We have been following the case of the murder of a Franklin County child for more than two years. Shannon Gargis is charged with capital murder.District Attorney Joey Rushing says this was one of the most serious cases in Franklin County history.Details of how 22-month o
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E-Waste recycling event planned in Florence for Friday
“Quite a bit does get disposed of now-a days, more so then there used to be as the markets have changed,” stated Koonce. “It’s harder to recycle the electronics as it once was, and there’s a charge for a lot of it.”
Robbery not motive for killing
Lt. Brad Potts, an investigator with the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office, said Roy Dale Montgomery, 52, had been dead more than a day when his body was discovered.
Ex-UNA student found not guilty of robbery
Courthouse officials said a jury found Dajzon Dukes, 22, Gilbert Street, not guilty of first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary during a one-day trial Wednesday.
Florence man pleads in sodomy case
Thomas Anthony Hughes, 49, 2234 Norwood Boulevard, Florence, pleaded guilty Monday afternoon to first-degree sodomy.
Police looking for homicide victim's truck
FLORENCE — Law enforcement authorities are trying to locate a truck belonging to a Cloverdale man who was found dead Tuesday night inside his residence.Authorities have not yet released the man's name as they make sure his relatives are notified first.Lt. Brad Potts, an investigator with the Lauderd
Prosecutor: Child had more than 100 bruises on body
RUSSELLVILLE — Prosecutors began laying the ground work Wednesday to prove that Shannon Gargis killed the 22-month-old baby of his girlfriend, Hailey Renfore, in March 2016.