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  • Thieves Smash Glass, Steal Dozens of Guns from Shoals Hunting Supply Store

    Posted on: 4:04 pm, March 13, 2014, by

    LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Dozens of guns are missing from a Lauderdale County hunting supply store. Authorities are releasing...
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    Photo of broken glass inside the store. (Carter Watkins/WHNT News 19)
  • Shoals Delegation Hitting The Road For Job Recruitment

    Posted on: 6:00 pm, March 12, 2014, by , updated on: 03:46pm, March 12, 2014

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Some Shoals leaders are packing their bags and grabbing their passports for an upcoming recruitment trip....
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    Florence Mayor Mickey Haddock
  • Shoals Woman Charged After Newborn Tests Positive for Marijuana

    Posted on: 10:22 am, March 12, 2014, by

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police have arrested a Shoals woman after her newborn child tested positive for marijuana. According to...
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    Debra Gail Keeton Lawrence (Photo: Florence Police Dept.)
  • UPDATE: Florence Woman Shot, Boyfriend Arrested

    Posted on: 12:39 pm, March 11, 2014, by and , updated on: 04:15pm, March 11, 2014

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Florence Police are investigating a shooting at 409 1/2 Winona Street. Officers say a 41-year-old woman...
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    Photo of home on Winona Street in Florence where the shooting happened. (Carter Watkins/WHNT News 19)
  • Shoals Animal Rescue Opens Their Own Shelter

    Posted on: 6:00 pm, March 10, 2014, by , updated on: 02:37pm, March 10, 2014

    LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Two months after being banned from the Florence Animal Shelter, the founder of an animal...
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    031014 LD Florence Pet Rescue 6pm PKG
  • 18-Wheeler Crashes Into Church in Lauderdale County, Driver Hurt

    Posted on: 3:04 pm, March 10, 2014, by , and , updated on: 03:47pm, March 10, 2014

    CENTER STAR, Ala. (WHNT) –  An 18-wheeler crashed into Center Star Baptist Church on Monday afternoon.  The driver of the...
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    The 18-wheeler crashed into Center Star Baptist Church about 2:30 p.m. Monday. (Photo: Thomas McCoy, WHNT News 19 Viewer)
  • Lexington Police Relaunch Wreck Investigation After GM Recall

    Posted on: 3:35 pm, March 5, 2014, by , updated on: 08:20pm, March 5, 2014

    LEXINGTON, Ala. (WHNT) – A national recall of the Chevrolet Cobalt has prompted authorities in Lauderdale County to re-open the...
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    A photo of the 18-wheeler from the scene of the accident. Courtesy Photo: Lexington Police Department
  • Florence Cracks Down on Blight Properties

    Posted on: 4:50 pm, March 4, 2014, by

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Several dilapidated homes are now being demolished after a 2-year struggle with the state historic commission....
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    030414 LD Blight Demo 6pm PKG
  • Teen Rescued After Her Car Lands In Cypress Creek

    Posted on: 12:32 pm, March 4, 2014, by and , updated on: 05:00pm, March 4, 2014

      FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Volunteer firefighters rescued a Colbert County teen from her car after it crashed into Cypress...
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  • Internet Prostitution Ring Busted in Colbert County

    Posted on: 2:35 pm, February 27, 2014, by , updated on: 02:43pm, February 27, 2014

    LEIGHTON, Ala. (WHNT) – A prostitution ring has been busted in the Shoals, resulting in arrest warrants for four women...
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    An image from a website that police say is used to advertise escort services.
  • Lauderdale County Students Get Real World Advice From Top Names

    Posted on: 9:37 pm, February 26, 2014, by

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Over the last three weeks, hundreds of students in Lauderdale County have gotten real world advice...
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    John Paul White speaks to hundreds of students about his life as a musician.
  • Florence Leaders Hope Dam Work on Cypress Creek Will Help Boaters

    Posted on: 6:10 pm, February 25, 2014, by , updated on: 02:18pm, February 25, 2014

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Reconstruction is completed on an area of a creek in Florence that has been blamed for...
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    022514 LD Dam Construction 6pm PKG