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Florence dog attack leads to first “Emily’s Law” investigation

“This is something we in law enforcement have dealt with for a number of years, and our answer prior to “Emily’s Law” is that generally speaking a dog bite or a vicious attack is a civil matter,” explained Captain Brad Holmes with the Florence Police Department.

WHNT-TV - 2018-06-20 23:39:02

Florence city officials launch a dangerous dog investigation

"The requirements are extremely stringent as a result of this law. The owner may be required to microchip the dog, ensure the animal is spayed or neutered, provide proper housing including a concrete floor and roof," said Holmes.


Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Parts Of Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, And Lawrence Counties Until 8:30PM

* At 744 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Cherokee, or 12 miles west of Sheffield, moving east at 40 mph.HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts.SOURCE…Radar indicated.IMPACT…Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

ALABAMAWX.COM - 2018-06-21 19:46:00

Law and order 6-21- 18

• Patricia Kay Lambert, 45, 3217 Asphalt Rock Road, Cherokee; grand jury indictment for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

TIMES DAILY - 2018-06-21 05:00:00

Woman charged with providing narcotics to juvenile

FLORENCE — Authorities said a Florence woman has been arrested after she supplied narcotics to a juvenile.Detective Sgt. Wes Gargis said Nina C. Finamore, 30, 116 S. Patton St., is charged with providing narcotics to minors, and chemical endangerment of a child.Reports indicate Finamore was arrested

TIMES DAILY - 2018-06-20 18:15:00

Florence woman charged with giving drugs to juvenile

Florence police have charged a woman with giving drugs to minors.Nina C. Finamore, 30, was arrested Tuesday.Florence police said Finamore is accused of giving drugs to a juvenile at a home on South Patton Street.She is charged with providing narcotics to minors and chemical endangerment of a child.S

WAAY-TV - 2018-06-20 13:43:00

Adoptions up on the eve of Florence shelter temporarily stopping animal drop-offs

FLORENCE, Ala. – The plan seems to be working at the Florence-Lauderdale Animal Shelter. Over-crowded and overwhelmed, adoption fees have been waived for pets. Starting Friday, the second part of the shelters plan begins.

WHNT-TV - 2018-06-22 01:35:05

Man charged for taking tailgate off vehicle

Detective Sgt. Wes Gargis said Robert Warner Cox, 23, 201 E. Tuscaloosa St., is charged with breaking and entering a motor vehicle, and fourth-degree theft of property.

TIMES DAILY - 2018-06-20 18:45:00

Police: Woman searches for unlocked cars, steals items and vehicle in Muscle Shoals

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. — Muscle Shoals Police Department needs your help in looking for a female. They say she was able to take items from multiple unlocked vehicles before stealing one.This is a good reminder to lock your cars and remove them from your vehicle as you leave.Police say the vehicle stole


Florence fire causes close to $1 million in damages to law firm

"It was very emotional it still kind of is," said Teri Stokes, a long time employee of the law firm. "It's my home away from home. They aren't my blood family but they are my work family and we're all real close."


Florence woman remains in the hospital after dog attack

Brittany Jones, told WAAY 31, her husband owns both of the dogs accused of attacking Rose Holt. She said the dogs have never been violent before.


Florence City Schools, NWSCC to offer Early College Program

The initiative, which will be offered to students beginning in ninth grade, seeks to provide three career pathways — general liberal arts (Associate in Arts degree), medical assisting technology (Associate in Applied Science degree), and welding (Associate in Occupational Technology degree).

TIMES DAILY - 2018-06-20 05:15:00

Florence council meeting postponed to July 10

The meeting, originally scheduled for July 3, will be at 5 p.m. July 10 in the council chambers on Pine Street. The work session begins at 4 p.m.

TIMES DAILY - 2018-06-20 12:00:00

Florence schools, NWSCC to offer Early College Program

FLORENCE — Florence City Schools and Northwest-Shoals Community College will partner beginning this fall for a new Early College Program.The initiative is offered to students beginning in ninth grade and seeks to provides three career pathways — general liberal arts (Associate in Arts degree), medic


Tourism leaders search for new spark for Shoals area

“It’s a great number,” Carnegie said. “It’s not a huge gain like we want to see, but anything that’s an increase, anything that’s showing a positive move forward is good.”

TIMES DAILY - 2018-06-20 05:15:00

Clearing, rebuilding to begin on Potts Young building

Frank B. Potts, the owner of the building and the practice, hopes by the end of the week, that debris, the reminder of the June 7 fire that destroyed the building, will be gone.

TIMES DAILY - 2018-06-20 05:20:00

Aren't they cute?

FLORENCE — They will run to the fence to greet you, tails wagging furiously, tongues reaching to lick your hand and hopeful expressions that beg you for a home.And that's before you even get in the door at the Florence animal shelter.Adoptions are going on this week at the shelter that has seen long


Teichmiller named icon of dentistry

Dr. Stephanie Teichmiller, of Decatur, has been named one of five women dentists in the world to be presented with the “Icon of Dentistry Award.”


Florence law firm announces future plans after devastating fire

FLORENCE, Ala. – Fire ripped through his Florence law firm twelve days ago. Tuesday morning, we got our first chance to speak with Frank Potts about the fire, and how he expects to move forward after such a devastating blow.


East Florence water and sewer project on agenda

FLORENCE — The City Council will consider approving a contract for a nearly half-million-dollar east Florence water and sewer project that would cost the city nothing.The $488,625 contract with Gillespie Construction is for water and sewer improvements for the North Alabama Medical Center site.The p