Breaking News…Missing Person

February 12, 2013

FLORENCE-BOLO :  A Missing Person/ Endangered Person ALERT for Donnie C. Pounders, White Male, 59, last seen driving a silver 2003 Ford F150, (AL Tag 41F57V4). Any info please call Florence Police Dept- (256) 760-6300.


New! Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 01/22/13 – 01/29/13 Part II

February 12, 2013

FLORENCE-New Booking Photos from Florence Police. 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.


An unmanned yacht was discovered drifting off the coast of Australia; the engine still running and a meal set to be eaten.

February 12, 2013

The 3-man crew was nowhere to be found though! The Kaz II left Airlie Beach, Australia on April 15, 2007. It was bound for Townsville and then on to Western Australia. On board was the yacht’s owner, Derek Batten, and his neighbors, Peter and James Tunstead. On April 18th, a helicopter spotted the boat floating […]


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Alabama Exports Hit New Record at $19.5 Billion

February 11, 2013

 MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Monday announced that Alabama exports closed out calendar year 2012 at a record-breaking total of $19.5 billion in the value of goods exported, an increase of 9.36 percent from the 2011 total.    The State moved to 22nd in the nation for total dollar exports during 2012 while ranking 25th in 2011.   “This […]


Leighton Police arrest alleged car thief after high speed chase – Colbert County Sheriff and Alabama Highway Patrol assist – NEW PHOTO

February 11, 2013

Leighton – A Tuscumbia woman was arrested by Leighton police this morning after a high speed chase. 33-year old Andrea Johnson of Spring Valley Road was taken into custody after she allegedly led Leighton, Colbert County Sheriff Deputies and Alabama Highway Patrol vehicles on a high speed chase. The incident took place about 9:00 AM. […]


Preservation or Conservation?

February 11, 2013

MONTGOMERY-The words “preservation” and “conservation” are often used interchangeably. This may be because the term “preserve” is often associated with food, as in preserving food through canning or freezing. Sometimes landowners assign the name preserve to the family land that they hunt, fish and use for recreation. Let’s look a little closer at the true […]


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Alabama Asthma Coalition to meet Feb. 22 in Huntsville

February 11, 2013

The Alabama Asthma Coalition is seeking participants from throughout the state, and invites interested persons, especially those from Huntsville and north Alabama, to join. The mission of the coalition is “to provide leadership to improve health outcomes and quality of life by effective prevention, identification, and management of asthma through coordinated partnerships of public and […]


New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 02/05/13 – 02/10/13

February 11, 2013

DECATUR-New Booking Photos from Morgan County Sheriff Department. 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.


A caretaker had to lick a monkey’s butt for an hour in order to save its life!

February 11, 2013

Mark this as an extremely bizarre, but true, story but it happened recently in China. The monkey is a 3-month old Francois’ Leaf Monkey to be born in the zoo in over 10 years. The species is highly endangered and is one of the most protected species in the nation.  Some people had given thrown […]


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New! Florence/Lauderdale Arrest Reports 01/22/13 – 01/29/13 Part II

February 11, 2013

FLORENCE-New Booking Photos from Florence Police. 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.


New! Tuscumbia Arrest Reports 01/26/13 – 02/08/13

February 10, 2013

TUSCUMBIA-New Booking Photos from Tuscumbia Police.   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.


New! Sheffield Arrest Reports 02/02/13 – 02/04/13

February 10, 2013

SHEFFIELD-New Booking Photos from SHEFFIELD POLICE. 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.


Pigs are actually quite intelligent.

February 10, 2013

Pigs aren’t actually as stupid as nursery rhymes make them out to be. Sure, they spend most of their free time wallowing in their own droppings, but something’s definitely going on inside their tickled pink heads. Researchers have found that they can respond to a given name within a week of birth. Could you do that when […]


“I was never told that I could be fired for this,” Sheffield Former-Chief Greg Ray

February 9, 2013

SHEFFIELD – Former Sheffield Police Chief Greg Ray appeared before the Sheffield Civil Service Board Friday afternoon for the second day to fight his firing from the job he held for the past five years. Ray gave answers to each of the seven charges against him, and concluded by making an impassioned plea for the board […]


Could the Southern diet pattern raise your risk of stroke?

February 9, 2013

BIRMINGHAM–Suzanne Judd, Ph.D., assistant professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)Department of Biostatistics, recently presented her findings on a possible linkage between eating Southern-style foods and a higher risk of stroke at the American Stroke Association 2013 International Stroke Conference. Judd described Southern-style eating as a fairly high fat diet, including a lot of fried foods, […]


MIT has a pistol range on campus.

February 9, 2013

MIT is one of the most prestigious and hardest universities in the United States; they have a strong emphasis on science, engineering and technology and have kind of a nerd rep. That’s why it might be surprising to learn that they have a shooting range and a team and that they’ve had good success with it. Alexandra […]


New Smart Phone App Lets Public Report Rain, Hail, Sleet and Snow to NOAA

February 9, 2013

Public reports will aid weather research WASHINGTON-It’s now easier than ever to be a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) weather research. The NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory, in partnership with the University of Oklahoma, has launched a free app for users to anonymously report precipitation from their Apple or Android mobile device. […]


Lauderdale County To Receive Grant For To Assist Drug Task Force

February 8, 2013

MONTGOMERY— Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded a $70,000 grant to help the Lauderdale County Drug Task Force continue its fight against illegal drug use and trafficking. Task force agents conduct undercover operations to arrest and prosecute drug offenders, find and dismantle dangerous methamphetamine laboratories and assist with drug-related violent crime investigations. “Illegal drugs are a […]


Not just #1 in football y’all

February 8, 2013

TUSCALOOSA— The University of Alabama ranks first among public universities nationwide in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars for 2012-2013 with 241 scholars in the fall 2012 freshman class. The ranking also places UA fourth among all universities. Only the University of Chicago, Harvard and the University of Southern California enrolled more National Merit Scholars last […]


Mark Murphy of “Inside the Auburn Tiger” to speak at Shoals Area Auburn Club Meeting

February 8, 2013

Florence, Alabama – Mark Murphy of “Inside the Auburn Tigers” will speak to the Shoals Area Auburn Club on Monday evening Feb 11th, 2013 at the Shoals Marriott “Swampers Grille”. As editor of the highly respected magazine, Inside the Auburn Tigers, which has readers in all 50 states and around the world, Mark Murphy literally […]


Shoals Chamber of Commerce Hosts Senator Sessions

February 7, 2013

FLORENCE– A Washington Update Session is being presented by the Shoals Chamber of commerce this February 20. Guest Jeff Sessions will give attendees his perspective on the important legislative issues facing Alabama and the United states as a whole. The main topic of discussion is expected to be the impending sequester of the Unites States […]


Sheffield Mayor had his shot… Now it’s Greg Ray’s turn…

February 7, 2013

SHEFFIELD – Sheffield Mayor Ian Sanford, has had lots of good days during in his career at City Hall. Back in the late ’90’s he was thrust into office when his friend and mentor, Mayor Laughlin Ashe, died too young. Sanford presided over a city that was suffering a fate similar to so many other towns […]


New Franklin County Arrest Reports for 01/28/13 – 02/04/13

February 7, 2013

RUSSELLVILLE-New Booking Photos from Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. 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.


NW-SCC Child Development Center to Hold Registration for Pre-K Program

February 7, 2013

Muscle Shoals-Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) ChildDevelopment Center’s Alabama First Class Pre-Kindergarten Program will hold registration for the 2013-2014 class on Monday, March 4-7, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the ChildDevelopment Center (Building 107) on the Shoals campus.   Parents and/or guardians should bring:   §             Child’s social security card §             Child’s original birth certificate §             Child’s up-to-date certificate of immunization (blue slip) §             Valid driver’s […]