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  • Michael Wade Logan, 28, is charged with capital murder in his son's death. (Carter Watkins/WHNT News 19)

    UPDATE: Tuscumbia man charged with capital murder in infant son’s death

    TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) – A Tuscumbia man has been arrested and charged in the death of his two-month old son. Thursday afternoon, a capital murder warrant was issued for 28-year-old Michael Wade Logan from the death of his biological son Michael Wade Logan Jr. this past weekend. Cuffed behind his back, Tuscumbia Police escort Michael Wade Logan to the Colbert County Jail. Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan says a preliminary autopsy shows the infant died from multiple traumas to the […]

  • Phil Campbell High School administrators and teachers ready for students at Phil Church of God.

    Phil Campbell students to return to classes at area churches

    PHIL CAMPBELL, Ala. (WHNT) – Since April 27, 2011, students at Phil Campbell High School have rolled with the punches they were dealt when an EF-5 tornado wiped out their school. Three years later, students and teachers are taking yet another challenge in stride as school gets ready to start back on Friday. In the hot-blazing sun of an Alabama summer, construction workers are rushing to complete construction of Phil Campbell High School. With two days left before students return […]

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    Florence posts Fire Chief position after a year of redefining job descriptions

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – One year ago, the city of Florence named an Interim Fire Chief to take over for Charlie Cochran who served as chief for more than 20-years. After evaluating the department’s structure, the city’s Civil Service Board has decided to post the permanent job. Almost daily, fire fighters are called to risk their lives to save others from disaster. When Florence Mayor Mickey Haddock named Battalion Chief Terry Willett as Interim Fire Chief on August 5, 2013, […]

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    Suspect identified in Lauderdale County gun shop burglary

    LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – After months of investigating and awaiting forensics results, the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department believes they have developed suspects in a gun shop burglary. And according to investigators, one of the men is already in custody in Colbert County. In March, dozens of guns were stolen from White’s Trading Post in Greenhill during an overnight burglary. Surveillance equipment caught two men on camera smashing displays to gather up the guns. Blood splatter from one of the […]

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    Russellville man jailed for criminal surveillance and fondling females

    RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police have arrested the man they believe was taking pictures up the dresses of female shoppers at Walmart. Police say 41-year-old Javier Salgado is facing charges of criminal surveillance and harassment for two alleged incidents at this time. Investigators said since his arrest, three more potential victims have come forward and they expect the number to rise. Salgado is accused of not only taking pictures, but they believe he fondled a 10-year-old girl who came forward […]

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    Franklin County Schools unveil new campus security measures

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s been much talk about 2013’s Alabama House Bill giving volunteers in Franklin County the ability to arm themselves to protect rural schools. Thursday morning school officials announced a program which will train teachers and staff to respond to situations whether there is armed security personnel on campus or not. Franklin County Superintendent Gary Williams says the school system is partnering with The Protection Institute to develop security plans and training for faculty on each […]

  • Ashley Michelle Thompson (Photo: Red Bay Police Dept.)

    Franklin County woman charged with abuse, torture of child

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A 26-year-old Red Bay woman has been charged with scratching and bruising her 5-year-old step-daughter. According to authorities, Ashley Michelle Thompson is charged with child abuse — torture/willful abuse of a child. A healthcare worker called Red Bay Police when the child was seen at a hospital with bruises covering her body. The Department of Human Resources has placed the child in a protective home. Thompson is free from jail after posting a $5,000 bond.

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    Upgraded charges could be coming in Lauderdale animal cruelty case

    LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s been called one of the most severe cases of horse cruelty animal control officers and rescue groups have seen in Lauderdale County. A sight so disturbing there are many pictures from the seizure we can’t show you. When looking at two mares that were rescued, you can see tail-bones protruding out, skin rot on their backs, and a bridle which grew into the skin on one of them. They were confiscated from a small […]

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    Shoals man charged with 32 counts of animal cruelty; horses were starving or dead

    LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A Shoals man has been charged with 32 counts of animal cruelty. Investigators say they found 16 dead horses on his property and another 16 barely alive.  Of those, two had to be put down. The man arrested is Horace Mearl White, 65. Prosecutors say someone reported the animals’ condition to the Lauderdale County District Attorney’s Office on Friday.  The animals were found on a farm off County Road 81 near the Central community. White […]

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    Colbert County seeks road funding from industrial development committee

    COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – An intersection in Colbert County is feeling some severe growing pains as an industrial park continues to expand. The pains are running so deep the Colbert County Commission is looking to industrial recruiters to fund a road expansion. The question is, are recruiters responsible for road projects? Orange cones line Wilson Dam Road in Muscle Shoals as crews expand it from two lanes to five lanes. At the intersection of Sixth Street though, the cones […]

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    Florence Police investigate robbery in Hobby Lobby parking lot

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Florence Police continue to check leads in an armed robbery that happened in the Hobby Lobby parking lot last night on Florence Boulevard. According to investigators, the robbery happened just after 7:30 p.m. as a woman was walking to her car. Police say the man was wearing a dark hoodie and grabbed the woman’s purse and pushed a gun into her back. Police believe the man left in a dark-colored car, possibly maroon.  The vehicle didn’t […]

  • One of numerous vehicles targeted by vandals in Muscle Shoals.

    Spray paint vandals strike in Muscle Shoals

    MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) – Several residents awoke Wednesday morning to the sight of red and green spray paint covering homes and cars. Police are trying to track down those who caused thousands of dollars in property damage. “Calls started coming in around 5:30 or 6:00 this morning,” explained Lt. Cedric Morris with Muscle Shoals Police Department. Across Muscle Shoals, police said someone spray painted disturbing words and symbols on garage doors and all over vehicles. The words spray painted […]

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