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Arrest made in Labor Day homicide in Tuscumbia

September 4, 2019

TUSCUMBIA – Police Chief Tony Logan announced in a news release this afternoon that an arrest was made in the shooting death of a Tuscumbia man, John Thomas Call. “Richard Kevin Hester age 54 of Sheffield was taken into custody about 330 today by members of the Colbert County sheriffs office, the Tuscumbia police department, […]


Tuscumbia shooting victim identified

September 4, 2019

  TUSCUMBIA – Tuscumbia Police Chief, Tony Logan identified the victim of a fatal Labor Day shooting. He was identified as John Thomas Call, whose last official address was in Tennessee. It appears that he and several family members were living in or near the Tuscumbia residence, where the shooting took place, at the time […]


Wooten indicted in fatal boating accident – D.A. Connolly “Wooten’s blood alcohol was 0.121”

September 3, 2019

FLORENCE – The Lauderdale County Grand Jury has indicted Ross “Trey” Wooten, of Georgia, on 2 counts of manslaughter in connection with the June 8th boating accident on Shoal Creek. According to the indictment, the accident involved Wooten’s run-about and a cabin cruiser, operated by Mark McBryer, of Florence. The charges are the result of […]


Alabama’s Oldest Labor Day Celebration Shoals Labor Day Parade In Tuscumbia – EVENT PHOTOS

September 3, 2019

TUSCUMBIA – A Labor Day tradition in the Shoals would be to celebrate with family and friends at the annual Tuscumbia Labor Day Parade.  This year was no exception with one of the longest parades this year full of happy faces and good humor.  This parade ends at Spring Park in Tuscumbia which is home […]


Labor Day Evening Murder in Tuscumbia – PHOTOS

September 3, 2019

TUSCUMBIA – Police are investigating the gunshot death of a man at a residence near Helen Keller Hospital tonight. The incident happened around 9:45 PM at a house  at the corner of John Street and North Hobson Street. According to Tuscumbia Chief of Police, Tony Logan  the man was shot to death while sitting in […]


Logan – Officer involved in Keller Court Apartments incident case closed

August 30, 2019

TUSCUMBIA – The investigation into a Tuscumbia Police Officer-involved incident that occurred on August 17 has been closed, according to Chief Tony Logan. Here is his written statement: Tuscumbia Police Officer Investigation Results 08302019


F150 pickup slams into Harley this morning – Biker killed

August 30, 2019

TUSCUMBIA – It was a pretty devastating scene this morning on Alternate Highway 72 this morning about 9:30… Several motorcycles were riding together to grab some breakfast when one of their small group was killed in a traffic accident. According to Chief Tony Logan, Leland Rea, 63, of Russellville was fatally injured when his motorcycle […]


Donnie Fritts – Beloved musician and songwriter

August 28, 2019

MUSCLE SHOALS – Donnie Fritts, whom Jerry Wexler called, “The Leaning Man of The Shoals”, died last night at U.A.B. Hospital in Birmingham after a protracted stay following heart surgery. Fritts, a native of Florence, had a luminous career. He was a prolific songwriter, keyboardist and singer. He is known as one of the founders […]


Wishbone Studio’s hosts Ed Hill and Dak Alley – EVENT PHOTOS

August 27, 2019

MUSCLE SHOALS – Billy Lawson, the man responsible for the resurrection of the famous Wishbone Recording Studios, this past Saturday afternoon hosted what we hope will be the first of many special events there. The studio was filled to capacity to hear from Nashville famed songwriters and musicians, Ed Hill and Dak Alley about their […]


This June’s Shoal Creek fatal boat accident heads to Grand Jury – UPDATE

August 22, 2019

FLORENCE – The rumor mill, working overtime since a speedboat and a cabin cruiser collided on Shoal Creek, will finally begin to slow down as early as next week, when the case goes before the Lauderdale County Grand Jury. The accident, which occurred late at night on June 8, near the mouth of the creek […]


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