Arthritis Drugs Hold Promise For Multiple Sclerosis

March 12, 2012

Birmingham-A new class of drugs completing clinical trials soon for rheumatoid arthritis should be examined as a treatment for multiple sclerosis, according to the authors of a University of Alabama at Birmingham study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The UAB study focused on a protein called “suppressor of cytokine signaling 3,” found […]


New Franklin County Booking Photos 03/05/12 – 03/12/12

March 12, 2012

Check out Law & Order for all the latest booking photos from all over Northwest Alabama, well most of it anyway. New today Franklin County. While you’re there, keep your family safe by reviewing all the lists of Registered Sex Offenders in your locales. As for the arrestees, remember, they are presumed innocent until PROVEN […]


Tuscumbia Man Arrested After Gunshots

March 12, 2012

TUSCUMBIA – Police ended a 2-hour standoff when an officer Tasered Tuscumbia resident, William Beane, outside his house on Richton Street, near Northwest Shoals Community College. According to his wife, Beane, who has been out of work for nearly a year, started shooting his son’s .40-caliber Glock into the ground after an argument. Mrs. Beane told […]


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Hummingbirds – Tiny Heralds of Spring

March 10, 2012

Spring is close and my favorite iron bird is migrating back to the area.  Just think the tiny little hummingbird, weighing just ounces has crossed thousands of miles of the Gulf of Mexico to return to their nesting grounds in North America.  They have flown, not ridden on the back of Canadian Geese, and they […]


Candidates Make Their Case To Community Leaders

March 10, 2012

SHEFFIELD – Daniel Rosser, candidate in the March primary election for Colbert County Probate Judge, met with community leaders at The Michael Recreation Center Thursday evening. He was among several other county-wide candidates who appeared at the NAACP monthly meeting. Also attending the meeting were school superintendent candidates Bob Montgomery and Anthony Olivis; Daniel Rosser’s opponent in […]


Toomer’s Trees Could Make It

March 9, 2012

AUBURN – The historic live oaks at Toomer’s Corner are showing signs of new growth, however experts warn fans not to get their hopes up… too much, anyway. Auburn horticulturist Gary Keever says the unseasonably warm winter is forcing the trees’ metabolism to accelerate. In a report from the Opelika-Auburn News Keever said the trees’ new growth […]


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Florence / Lauderdale Booking Photos

March 9, 2012

Check out Lauderdale County / Florence P.D. booking photos and arrest reports… All new today! Remember, these people are PRESUMED INNOCENT… until PROVEN GUILTY. Don’t judge.


Democratic Party “Meet The Candidates” Photos

March 9, 2012

FLORENCE – Lauderdale and Colbert County Democratic candidates gathered at Five Guys Burgers & Fries Thursday night to meet with members of the public and share their political views. Even though the torrential rain was a night-long affair, the event drew well over a hundred and fifty participants. The Quad-Cities Daily was on hand to take […]


FBI Raises Awareness of Disaster Fraud Hotline

March 9, 2012

WASHINGTON—The Department of Justice, the FBI, and the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) remind the public there is a potential for disaster fraud in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Suspected fraudulent activity pertaining to relief efforts associated with the recent series of tornadoes in the Midwest and South should be reported to the […]


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Muscle Shoals Schools Closing – 300+ Kids Sick

March 8, 2012

MUSCLE SHOALS – Schools in Muscle Shoals were emptied this afternoon because of a suspected outbreak of Norovirus. They will remain closed Friday. Schools superintendent, Dr. Jeff Wooten, announced mid-morning today that all city schools would be let out after lunch because of the suspected virus. As of 10 o’clock, there were approximately 400 absences, with McBride Elementary […]


Obama Administration Announces $15 Million Multi-Agency Challenge To Foster Job Creation and Business Innovation In Rural Communities Nationwide

March 8, 2012

The Obama Administration today announced a $15 million multi-agency Rural Jobs and Innovation Accelerator challenge to spur job creation and economic growth in distressed rural communities. This competition, which is being funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Delta Regional Authority (DRA), and the […]


Miss UNA Gets Her Ring

March 8, 2012

FLORENCE – Anne-Marie hall, Miss UNA for 2012, will be presented with her “Miss UNA” custom-designed ring from Creative Jewelers in Florence. The ring, which she designed herself at Creative jewelers to represent her winning the Miss UNA crown will be presented at 2:30pm, March 13th at their store on Court Street. It is a reward […]


NOAA’s NWS Predicts Tragic Tornado Outbreak Three Days In Advance

March 8, 2012

Each year, the United States experiences approximately 1,300 tornadoes. No state is invulnerable to the twisting, destructive winds that emanate from dark thunderstorms–and last week, Nature’s fury was focused on the central and southern states. Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has in place a multifaceted tornado early warning system that includes general area outlooks days […]


Red White And Blue Jeans Concert At UNA

March 8, 2012

FLORENCE, Ala. – The Department of Music and Theatre at the University of North Alabama will host its annual Red, White and Blue Jeans concert March 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Norton Auditorium to support the band scholarship fund and offer a variety of Americana-style music to audiences.   The concert will feature the UNA […]


Huntsville Hospital and UAB Partner In Residency Program

March 7, 2012

Birmingham-Huntsville Hospital and the University of Alabama at Birmingham will begin a new residency program in July to train internal medicine physicians in Huntsville. The new residency slots were granted by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid, which oversees graduate medical-education programs.   “Our community is growing, and so is the need for primary-care physicians,” said Huntsville Hospital […]


Meet The Candidates Night

March 7, 2012

FLORENCE – A meet and greet of the Democratic candidates running for office will be sponsored by The Democratic Club of the Shoals and Five Guys Restaurant on Thursday, March 8th from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.  many of the candidates running for the various offices as well as the Florence mayoral candidates are expected to […]


Governor Bentley Details Pension Reform Proposals

March 7, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday detailed pension reform legislation that will ensure the viability of the state’s retirement system while also saving taxpayers more than five billion dollars over the next 30 years.   “The economic realities of recent years have made it clear that steps need to be taken now to ensure the […]


Eakes Receives NWTF Lifetime Achievement Award

March 6, 2012

Retired Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) wildlife biologist Ron Eakes has been awarded the National Wild Turkey Foundation (NWTF) Wayne Bailey Lifetime Achievement Award for his lifelong commitment to conservation. Eakes accepted the award during the NWTF’s 36th annual National Convention and Sport Show in Nashville, Tenn. Eakes, who retired in 2011, […]


All New Franklin County Booking Photos

March 6, 2012

They’re all here! Franklin County’s latest inductees. Check Law & Order for the latest booking photos or just click Franklin County to get right to the newest ones. Remember, everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty, so don’t jump to conclusions.


APSCA Completes Bond Refinancing To Save Money For Education Trust Fund

March 6, 2012

  MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Public School and College Authority (PSCA) successfully completed the refinancing of $90.9 million of outstanding Capital Improvement Pool Bonds and the refinancing of $90.6 million of Economic Development and Training bonds issued in 2002 and 2003.  Together, the two bond deals are expected to result in savings of over $26 million over the […]


First Lady Dianne Bentley Donates Phones to HopeLine®

March 6, 2012

MONTGOMERY—First Lady Dianne Bentley on Monday donated nearly 2,500 cell phones and accessories that were recently collected to HopeLine®.   HopeLine® is a national recycling program by Verizon Wireless. The program collects wireless devices and accessories that are no longer used. The phones and accessories can be refurbished, recycled and/or sold, with phones and proceeds […]


New Madison County Booking Photos

March 6, 2012

New Madison County booking photos. Madison County always interesting. Remember, these folks are presumed innocent until found guilty in court!


Brooks: We Can’t Give Away Our Missile Tech

March 5, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL) has introduced legislation to prevent the Russian Federation from gaining access to critical U.S. missile defense technology. The Protecting U.S. Missile Defense Information Act of 2012, H.R. 4125, was introduced by Rep. Brooks on March 1, and if signed into law would prohibit the U.S. government from transferring classified […]


Tuscumbia Booking Photos – NEW

March 5, 2012

Check out Law&Order for all the latest booking photos, RSO’s, and Most Wanted. New today – TUSCUMBIA!