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The Cats MEOW

May 24, 2015
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All cats make sounds — from meows and purrs to growls and hisses — but some felines are more vocal than others. Kittens are typically more communicative than older cats, and domestic felines are usually more vocal than feral ones. There’s even evidence that some breeds are more likely to “talk” than others, including Siamese […]

New! Giles County Arrest Reports 05/01/15 – 05/20/15

May 24, 2015
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GILES COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Giles County Sheriff (Click Here). A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges, and it will be the government’s burden to prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial. Don’t judge. The Quad-Cities Daily publishes this public service.

How Difficult Is It To Change Your Last Name?

May 24, 2015
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Q: I have children by my first husband and they have his last name. I was married for a short time and took my second husband’s name but we divorced and I would like to have my previous name back so that my children and I will all share the same last name. Can this […]

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Two-Vehicle Crash Claims Life Of Vina Man

May 23, 2015
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VINA-A two-vehicle crash Friday, May 22, claimed the life of a Vina man. Robby Eugene Davidson, 45, of Vina was seriously injured when the 2003 Yamaha Road Star motorcycle he was driving collided with a 2003 Dodge Neon driven by John Michael McGee, 49, of Red Bay. Davidson was flown to Northeast Mississippi Medical Center […]

Car Crash Claims Life Of Florence Man

May 23, 2015

LAUDERDALE COUNTY-A single-vehicle crash on Thursday, May 21, has claimed the life of a Florence man. Charles Evans Baskins, 45, was critically injured when the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado he was driving entered a curve, left the roadway, and struck an embankment. Baskins was airlifted to Huntsville Hospital where he died that same day at 10:25 […]

New! Muscle Shoals Arrest Reports 05/14/15 -05/20/15

May 23, 2015

MUSCLE SHOALS-New Booking Photos from Muscle Shoals Police (Click Here). A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges, and it will be the government’s burden to prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial. Don’t judge. The Quad-Cities Daily publishes this public service.

Sunday 05/24 60%
Late night thunderstorms. Lows overnight in the upper 60s.
Monday 05/25 80%
Thunderstorms likely. High 79F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Tuesday 05/26 80%
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning becoming more widespread in the afternoon. Heavy downpours are possible. High near 80F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
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Wednesday 05/27 60%
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Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High 82F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
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Thursday 05/28 40%
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Partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms in the morning. High around 85F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
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D-I-V-O-R-C-E……Barn Owls Do It….Really?

May 23, 2015

Love is a fickle thing—even in barn owls. These normally monogamous birds sometimes call it quits and move on to new partners—nearly a quarter of the time, in fact, says a new study published April 28 in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology. Among people in the U.S., the divorce rate is about 40 percent. And […]

Senator Larry Stutts passes Resolution to Honor Russellville H.S. Rocket Team

May 22, 2015

MONTGOMERY – On Thursday, Senator Larry Stutts welcomed students from Russellville High School’s engineering rocket team to the State Capitol, and honored their recent national championship with a Senate resolution he presented to the team on the Senate floor. “It was a privilege to present a Senate resolution to these hard-working students,” said Senator Stutts. […]

FLPL Summer Reading Starts Tuesday!

May 22, 2015
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  The library’s Summer Reading Programs start Tuesday, May 26! We have special programs for kids, teens, and adults to win prizes by reading this summer. Bring your kids to register for Summer Reading next week! All summer, kids can earn tickets by reading. They can then turn in those tickets for prizes or can […]

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Three Men Charged In January Home Invasion

May 22, 2015
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MADISON-The Madison Police Department issued this statement regarding the arrest of three men in the home invasion that took place on Portal Lane on January 14th of this year: “On January 14th, 2015, Madison Police responded to an early morning robbery on Portal Ln where three men targeted a specific home, entered, and robbed the […]

Domestic Call Ends In Stabbing One Arrested

May 22, 2015
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DECATUR-On Thursday, May 21 the Decatur Police responded to a call of a stabbing.  Here is how the Decatur Police Department describe the event: SYNOPSIS OF OFFENSE & ARREST: On 5/21/15 at 7:23pm, Decatur Police received a call of a stabbing at 2908 Lynnwood Cir SW. While Officers were enroute to the call, dispatch was […]

Alabama’s April Unemployment Rate is 5.8%

May 22, 2015
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MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Friday announced that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate is 5.8%. “Alabama’s April unemployment rate has some positive numbers about the economy,” Governor Robert Bentley said. “The number of people in the labor force is up, the number of people employed is up, wage and salary employment is […]

New! Marshall County Arrest Reports 05/08/15 – 05/18/15

May 22, 2015

MARSHALL COUNTY-New Booking Photos from Marshall County Sheriff (Click Here). A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges, and it will be the government’s burden to prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial. Don’t judge. The Quad-Cities Daily publishes this public service.

Are Toads Frogs…Are Frogs Toads….Just Wondering

May 22, 2015

Actually, all toads are frogs. They are both known to scientists as anurans, which comes from two Greek words meaning “without a tail.” However, we usually use the name “toad” for the ones that are dry and warty with shorter back legs and “frog” for the ones that are moist and smooth with webbed feet, […]

Governor Bentley Signs Historic Criminal Justice Reform Legislation into Law

May 21, 2015

MONTGOMERY—Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday signed into law historic criminal justice reforms designed to significantly reduce the state’s prison population and bolster public safety through an overhaul of how people are supervised after being released from incarceration. At a ceremonial bill signing ceremony in the Alabama State Capitol with representatives from all three branches of […]

Have You Seen This Man?

May 21, 2015
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MADISON COUNTY-The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Larry Lee Schelling.  Schelling is wanted for Burglary Second-Degree. The last known address for Schelling is 115 Lyle Drive, Owens Cross Roads, Alabama.  The last known employment is Rocket City Movers. Larry Schelling’s date of birth is 03/10/88.  He has brown hair and blue eyes.  6’2″ […]

Welfare Check On Minor Children Results In Arrests

May 21, 2015
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MORGAN COUNTY-Morgan County Sheriff’s Department responded to a welfare check on the welfare of 2 minor children and discovered an occupant of the home was buying cold medicine and reselling it to meth cookers.  Here is what the Morgan county Sheriff’s Office says about the result of the welfare check: “On Tuesday, May 19th, 2015, […]

Florence Tourism Hosts Muscle Shoals Horns Albums Re-Release Event May 30

May 21, 2015

FLORENCE– Funky Town Grooves Records just re-released the three Muscle Shoals Horns albums “Born To Get Down” (1976), “Doin’ It To The Bone” (1977) and “Shine On” (1983) for the first time on CD. On Saturday, May 30, at 1:30 p.m., Florence/Lauderdale Tourism will celebrate the release by spinning the albums and hosting a Q&A […]