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Florence police investigating homicide of 23-year-old
According to Captain Brad Holmes, officers conducted a welfare check at Four Season Apartments Friday at 5:30 p.m. for 23-year-old Christopher ‘Devan’ Cobb after family members were not able to reach him. Upon arriving, officers say the found Cobb dead inside.
Police working to find killer of Florence man
Right now, homicide detectives are working to figure out who killed a Florence man.Friday evening, police officers found Christopher Devan Cobb dead inside his apartment on Helton Drive. Officers went to Four Seasons apartments after worried family members couldn't get in touch with the 23-year-old.
Three injured in tornado-confirmed storm in Cullman County
The Cullman County EMA officials say a 7-year-old, a 3-week old infant, and their mother were all injured during the NWS-confirmed tornado. All three were occupants of a mobile home and the mobile home is “totally destroyed.”
Tornado Warning Issued For Parts Of Colbert And Franklin Counties Until 5:45PM
* At 516 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Littleville, or 7 miles northwest of Russellville, moving east at 20 mph.HAZARD…Tornado and quarter size hail.SOURCE…Radar indicated rotation.IMPACT…Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter.
Sheffield, Tuscumbia pass anti-hate ordinances
Two more Shoals city councils have approved resolutions condemning hate crimes, hate speech and any other forms of racism, religious or ethnic bias, discrimination, incitement of violence or animus targeting a minority in their communities.Tuscumbia and Sheffield councils approved the resolutions Mo
RPD arrests former city employee - Franklin County Times
Former Russellville city employee Chris Scott, 42, was arrested June 4 after local officials were made aware of some suspect lawn equipment.According to Sgt. Jake Tompkins of the Russellville Police Department, RPD received a phone call from a Belgreen High School official, who informed the departme
About 5,000 impacted in southeast Decatur power outage
DECATUR, Ala. — Electric crews are working to fix a power outage in southeast Decatur according to Decatur Utilities. Officials say the areas of impact include parts of Sixth Ave.About 5,000 customers are impacted according to officials and people are asked to be aware of any traffic signals out and
Husband, wife face drug charges
Jason B. Baskins, 42, 6140 Lauderdale 189, Florence, and his wife, Joy, 44, same address, were arrested on drug-related charges.
RHS’ Addie Scruggs attends Girls State - Franklin County Times
Russellville High School student Addie Scruggs recently had the opportunity to attend Alabama Girls State at the University of Alabama.Girls State is a youth leadership program sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. Like Boys State, Girls State teaches young students about the United States of
Couple arrested on drug charges
FLORENCE — Authorities said a Lauderdale County man and his wife have been arrested on drug-related charges.Jason B. Baskins, 42, 6140 Lauderdale 189, Florence, and his wife, Joy, 44, were arrested.Jason Baskins is charged with second-degree possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of drug parap
Russellville Farmers Market hosts grand opening - Franklin County Times
For fresh fruit- and veggie-lovers, the best time of the year has arrived.June 22 will be the grand opening of the Russellville Farmers Market. From 8-11 a.m. there will not only be produce to purchase but there will also be food demonstrations, canner lid testing and free colanders on a first come,
Muscle Shoals police on the hunt for theft suspect
It’s a single picture, but hopefully, it is good enough to identify this woman. Muscle Shoals police say she recently made her way through a neighborhood checking for unlocked vehicles. This is a surveillance picture from outside one of the homes.
RMS scholars place third at nationals - Franklin County Times
Russellville Middle School’s scholars bowl team is having a winning year. The team recently advanced to the Junior Academic National Championship in Orlando, Fla., ultimately placing third overall in the competition, one of four national events across the country.Sponsor Molly Bates said the team ha
40th Helen Keller Festival kicks off in Tuscumbia
"We don't want it to rain," said Helen Keller Festival goer, Dianne Grissom. "We're hoping it [storms] stays away."
Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Parts Of Colbert, Lauderdale, And Lawrence Counties Until 5:45PM
* At 513 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near MuscleShoals, moving east at 35 mph.HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and nickel size hail.SOURCE…Radar indicated.IMPACT…Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.
Phil Campbell hosts 17th annual Hoedown festival - Franklin County Times
Between entertainment sets, State Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow took to the stage and presented a resolution recognizing local veterans Colby Bragwell and Caleb Thompson. Bragwell and Thompson created Operation 22, which is a 22-mile walk that is scheduled to take place once a year. Operation 22’s goal is
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
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.
Tishomingo County traffic stop results in drug arrest
IUKA, Miss. (WTVA) - A trafficstopin Tishomingo County results in officers seizing drugs, drug-related items and money.
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.