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TUSCUMBIA -- Divers found the body of a Colbert County man around 12:30 p.m. who apparently drowned early this morning trying to swim across Little Bear Creek in Tuscumbia, officials said.
MUSCLE SHOALS — Students in the extended day program at McBride Elementary are accustomed to participating in community service projects, but usually those projects involve humans. Not this year.
Volunteers Yesterday at 12:00AM
Big Brothers Big Sisters needs: Postage and postcard stamps, file folders in various colors, clear page protectors for 3-ring binders, digital camera, photo paper, white mailing labels and white card
Food, fun & Lions 9/20/2014
FLORENCE — For University of North Alabama football fan Julian Threet, there is no place better to spend a warm Saturday afternoon than tailgating at Braly Stadium and cheering on the Lions.
SHEFFIELD — Helen Keller Hospital officials said they didn't reconsider a $60 million purchase offer from the owner of ECM Hospital in Florence before approving a preliminary agreement to enter a …
Wow!! factor 9/20/2014
FLORENCE — As the University of North Alabama confronts declining enrollment, university recruiters and administrators also have to adjust to a new type of student.
WATERLOO — Hundreds of motorcycles thundered into the tiny town of Waterloo on Saturday, and while some riders might not know why the ride was created, the event itself helps raise much-needed …
Pam Wood struggled to fight back tears as she told the story of a litter of puppies she fostered.
FLORENCE — Bobby Crafton's neighbor is an elderly, homebound woman.
VINA — Western Franklin County was home to one of North America's early manufacturers, and a relic of that industry has been added to a display in Montgomery.

From WAFF.com

The U.S. Secret Service is having preliminary discussions about setting up security screening checkpoints near public areas around the White House, a law enforcement official told The Associated …
Light rain and cooler temperatures helped firefighters makes advances Sunday against a huge Northern California wildfire that has destroyed nearly three-dozen structures.
Saturday evening, a student at Alabama AM University was robbed and injured on campus.According to university officials, a student was approached by three males who took his money at a residence hall …
Huntsville police were called to an apartment complex on McVay Street around 8:30 p.m. Sunday.
A course being offered in the Tennessee Valley aims to help loved ones and their family members in coping with the struggles of living with Alzheimer's disease.
UAB Hospital officials confirm three people were taken there after an explosion at U.S. Steel in Fairfield on Sunday.According to the Fairfield Fire Department, U.S. Steel has its own fire department …
A bus carrying dozens of people crashed and overturned in Delaware, leaving one woman dead and several other people injured, authorities said.
Officials in Colbert County confirmed the discovery of the body of a drowning victim Sunday.
Madison County deputies confirmed they are investigating a Saturday night robbery at a business on Moontown Road in Brownsboro.
The Children's Defense Fund analysis of new 2013 state data released by the U.S. Census Bureau reveals Alabama has a 27.2 percent child poverty rate - the fifth worst in the nation.

From WHNT.com

Man drowns in Little Bear Creek Yesterday at 10:56AM
TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) – A man drowned while swimming just outside of Tuscumbia Sunday morning. Alabama Marine Police confirm  Eric Willingham went missing while swimming in  Little Bear …
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – “I know that at two in the morning, if someone is calling me…something’s wrong.” Unfortunately something was. Anderson resident Sheree …
WATERLOO, Ala. (WHNT) – For twenty years, the third Saturday of September has played host to thousands of motorcycles crossing north Alabama to commemorate the Trail of Tears. The ride split …
FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – A jury found Raymond Clemmons guilty of felony murder Friday afternoon. Sentencing is set for October 8 at 9 a.m. During testimony earlier this week, detectives went …
COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A judge ruled Tuesday morning the case against a father accused of killing his 2-month-old son will be headed to a grand jury. During a preliminary hearing for …
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Family members of a missing Shoals man made a gruesome discovery Tuesday afternoon. According to Sheriff Shannon Oliver, the family found a vehicle matching the …
FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Jobs have been at the fore-front for economic development and government leaders in the Shoals for months now. With 1,600 jobs leaving the area due to closures, Tuesday …
PHIL CAMPBELL, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s a sound administrators of the Franklin County School System have been waiting to hear for over three years. It’s the rumble of feet on the tile and …
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP/WHNT) –  Federal officials have ordered Silver Airways to provide service at the Northwest Alabama Regional Airport for another month. The U.S. Department of …
TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) – Thousands stroll up the brick walkway into Ivy Green each year, but Friday’s tour group is a special one. They’re participants in the 2014 Camp Courage, here to …

From The Courier Journal

SHOALS – A sure sign that fall is on the way is the rumble of motorcycles filling the air in the Shoals.
Local artist and photographer, Trina Ross, is living proof that sometimes life can take a completely unpredictable path.
FLORENCE – Woodlawn Church of Christ will host their annual Day of Hope event at 3pm on September 21 for cancer survivors, caregivers, and others needing encouragement in dealing with cancer. 
SHEFFIELD - The Alabama Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention (also known as Children’s Trust Fund) traveled to the Shoals area last week to present the Shoals Area Grantees their check for Fiscal …
TUSCUMBIA – The 13th Annual Oka Kapassa Festival – Return to Cold Water takes place Friday and Saturday, September 12 and 13 in Tuscumbia’s Spring Park.   The sound of the Native flute music …
SHEFFIELD – Over 2100 items donated to Bank Independent’s first School Share drive were delivered last week to “Sidney’s Safe!” Foundation for distribution to Shoals children.   Lauderdale …
The official opening of a new Natchez Trace Parkway visitor center for Alabama was celebrated last week at Colbert Ferry Park located north of Cherokee.  Mary Risser, the new superintendent of the …
FLORENCE – The California magnitude 6.0 earthquake that occurred near Napa early Sunday, August 24 was not felt in the Shoals, however it was recorded on a local seismograph.  The accompanying …
MUSCLE SHOALS – Northwest-Shoals Community College officially opened its new Injection Molding Technology Center last week with a press conference, ribbon-cutting and open house attended by …
FLORENCE — U.S. Senator from Alabama, Jeff Sessions, was in town one day last week and spoke to business and education leaders at breakfast hosted by the Shoals Chamber of Commerce.  Sessions …

Shoals Crimestoppers

TOWN CREEK, Ala. (WHNT / Shoals Area Crime Stoppers) – Authorities continue their search for the man responsible for robbing a convenience store in August. Police say they have interviewed …
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT / Shoals Area Crime Stoppers) – Muscle Shoals police don’t have his name, but they do have his picture on file. Investigators say this man broke into a business …
FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police say numerous guns are on the streets after an overnight home invasion in the city. Shotguns, pistols, and long rifles were all taken by a masked man at gunpoint …
FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police have a suspect in custody in connection to the robbery at Alabama Central Credit Union on Monday. Kevin Lavon Armstead, 22, has been arrested in connection …
RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. (WHNT/Shoals Area Crime Stoppers) – In this week’s Shoals Area Crime Stoppers report, officers are still trying to locate a trigger happy burglar who never got away with …
FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – More than $1,000 in reward money is being offered for the tip which leads to the arrest of those responsible for vandalizing a construction site in Florence. It happened …
TOWN CREEK, Ala. (WHNT) – Lawrence County authorities hope surveillance video can help catch a convenience store robber. Town creek police say the man you see in this video walked into the …
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The mystery continues.  Lauderdale County investigators are still searching for the person who shot and killed 62-year-old Royce Varnell. Detectives are trying to …
RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A car pulls up to the cash spot in downtown Russellville last week, but it fails to stop in a parking place and smacks right into the building. After backing up, the …
FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Florence Police say someone broke into the Massey Pharmacy on Cloverdale Road on July 19.Police say the person walked up to a window and attempted to break the …

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