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Domestic Dispute Results In Death Of Decatur Man

July 8, 2017

DECATUR-A domestic disturbance on Thursday, July 6 resulted in the death of James Paul Ward, 43.  According to the police Ward was stabbed in the chest allegedly by his uncle, John Paul David Puckett, Sr., 59. Officers from the Decatur Police Department responded to a 9-1-1 call at 9:26 PM on Thursday.  There they found Puckett […]


Shooting In Courtland Leaves Two Men Dead

July 8, 2017

COURTLAND-On Thursday, July 6 the towns of Courtland and Decatur experienced there murders.  One suspect has been arrested. In the murders of two men at a trailer in North Courtland officials from Lawrence County said two men were murdered.  The bodies discovered by a friend of one of the men. Jimmy Lee Bolding, 34, of 936 […]


Suspect Charged With Assault 2nd In Altercation With EMS Personnel

July 7, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department released a statement concerning the arrest of one suspect on Thursday, July 6: “Cory Morrow, 27, was arrested last night after officers responded to Side Pockets Lounge around midnight to an unresponsive male. Morrow, who appeared highly intoxicated, became disorderly with EMS personnel who were trying to insure his wellbeing. An altercation occurred […]


16-Year-Old Girl Charged As Adult In July 4th Stabbing

July 6, 2017

FLORENCE-According to Lt.Brad Holmes with the Florence Police Department Adriana Session has been charged as an adult and the charges are Assault 1st, a class B Felony. Lt. Holmes said the Session had originally been charged as a juvenile, but charges were issued against her Thursday afternoon as an adult. Session is being held on a$50,000 bond. […]


Search Continues For Possible Drowning Victim Near Aberdeen, MS

July 5, 2017

MONROE COUNTY, MS -The Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell received a 9-1-1 call on Wednesday, July 4 about a possible drowning. According to authorities the possible drowning of a 53-year-old woman occurred near the lock and dam where Devil’s Elbow flows into the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway close to the Highway 45 bridge in Aberdeen .   […]


Victim Of July 3rd Shooting Identified

July 4, 2017

FLORENCE-The victim of the shooting that took place in the early morning of July 3rd at the intersection of Cherokee Street and Westmorland Street has been identified. The victim in the case is Rorey C. Mullins, 33, of Florence. His condition is not known at this time. Detectives are still seeking witnesses in this case. Anyone […]


Man Arrested Charged With Attempted Assault 1st In June 26 Shooting Incident

July 4, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence Police issued a statement on the arrest of a man in the “Shots Fired” incident on Monday, July 26: “Braxton B. Minor, 26, of Florence was arrested last night, July 3 and charged with Attempted Assault 1st. The case stems from a shots fired call on 6/26/17 in the area of Martin Street […]


Drowning In Rock Creek Life Claims Life Of Crane Hill Man

July 4, 2017

WINSTON COUNTY–The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency issued a statement concerning a drowning on Monday,July 3 in Rock Creek Lake: A swimming incident at 2:45 p.m. in the Rock Creek area of Lewis Smith Lake today, July 3 has claimed the life of a Crane Hill man. Kenneth Claude Sampsell, 62, drowned while swimming with family […]


Shooting In Florence…Police Seek Witnesses

July 3, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department released a statement concerning a shooting that took place in the early morning hours of  Monday, July 3: “Shortly before 3am this morning Florence police officers responded to ECM hospital to a reported shooting victim who was being treated at their facility. Officers determined that the victim had been shot multiple […]


Two Suspects Nabbed Committing Home Burglary

June 30, 2017

FLORENCE-Florence Police issue statement on the arrest of  two suspect caught in the act of committing a home burglary on Thursday, June 29: “Catherine Hill, 23, of Florence and Stephanie White, 49 , of Florence were arrested yesterday following a reported burglary in progress in the 2800 block of Cole Ave. Officers Jordan Risener, Ryan […]


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