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    Muscle Shoals police, church pastor discuss arrest of former youth minister

    MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) - The senior pastor of a Muscle Shoals church talked with WHNT News 19 on Thursday about the arrest of a former youth minister on sex abuse charges.

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    Two arrested; 92 meth labs found on Franklin County property

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – What may look like just a grown-up lot on Highway 43 North near the Colbert County line, one of the largest meth lab operations in Franklin County history was found. Sheriff Shannon Oliver says two cousins were using the one-pot method to cook meth. Oliver said during a six-hour clean-up process, investigators uncovered 92 labs on the property. It’s an alarming number for even Oliver. “It’s pretty self-explanatory,” explained Oliver. “When you mix this kind […]

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    “Hydrating the Homeless” draws attention to northwest Alabama problem

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s a number which surprised even us.  The population of homeless people in the Shoals is ever increasing from unforeseen circumstances that can crumble a life. But a group in the Shoals is getting the word out:  There is help. Stacks of bottled water line the fountain sidewalk of Wilson Park on Tuesday, ready to go to those in need. “Hydrating the Homeless” is an effort to bring attention to the more than 300 people in […]

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    After-school program cut in Russellville elementary schools

    RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A federally funded after-school and summer program in Franklin County is being cut when the grant expires at the end of September. Audrey Marsh is a concerned parent.  She emailed WHNT News 19 to ask us to Take Action on the issue. “I am truly upset over this, not just for my child but for other children and their parents that are trying to work and make a living,” Marsh wrote. Marsh is one of many […]

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    “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” rolls out for upcoming holiday

    TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) – “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” rolled out Friday to help clear the nations roadways of impaired drivers. With the Labor Day holiday fast approaching, authorities plan to ramp up enforcement of the state’s DUI laws and now they have some new tools to help do that. It’s a ride no one wants to take. But according to the North Alabama Highway Safety Office, more than 10,000 people every year die in a drunken driving accident. […]

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    Sheffield resident holds burglary suspect at gun point

    SHEFFIELD, Ala. (WHNT) – An unusual turn of events this week after a man broke into a Sheffield home during broad-daylight. A broken door frame next to the curb is all that’s left to show there was a burglary at a home on Broadway Street. Police Chief Greg Ray says Justin Oneal Hall kicked in the front door of the home and quickly ran inside. After hearing a loud noise, Chief Ray said the home-owner got out of bed to […]

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    UPDATE: Shooter, sister identified following Wednesday standoff with Muscle Shoals Police (BLOG)

    MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) - Muscle Shoals police say a shootout situation is over, and the suspect is dead. This, following several hours of negotiations at Arbor Village Apartments on 2nd Street. A woman was shot around 11:30 Thursday morning.

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    Franklin County man pleads guilty to parents’ murders

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A Shoals man pleaded guilty to capital murder Wednesday in the deaths of his parents in 2011. Michael McLemore was sentenced to life without parole.  Prosecutors say with the guilty plea, he waives any direct appeals to the murders. Earlier this year, McLemore was found competent to stand trial. Jurors listened to two days of testimony from doctors who had evaluated McLemore’s mental state. Investigators say McLemore shot his father and stepmother, Ricky and Connie […]

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    Shoals leaders fight for airport to remain essential

    MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) – The fate of the Northwest Alabama Regional Airport is up in the air as the federal government decides if the airport is essential to the area. A drastic drop in boarding’s has Shoals leaders trying to re-group as they prepare for the departure of Silver Airways. An empty terminal building and vacant ticket desk helps paint the picture of what’s going on at the airport. Despite upgrades inside and out, boarding’s have plummeted to an […]

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    Accused Florence bank robber makes first appearance in court

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Lauderdale County man charged over the weekend with three bank robberies made his first appearance in court. Although not many details were released in court, investigators say they believe more bank robberies in the Shoals could be solved with Timothy Bryan Standfield’s arrest. Dressed in an orange jumpsuit, 39-year-old Standfield was escorted into Lauderdale County District Court Monday morning. Police arrested him Saturday evening for the robbery of the Bank Independent branch on Cox Creek Parkway […]

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    Tuscumbia father charged in baby’s death has first court appearance

    COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A Tuscumbia man charged in the death of his 2-month-old son made his first court appearance Friday morning. Colbert County Courthouse officials confirm 28-year-old Michael Wade Logan appeared in District Court. Judge Chad Coker explained Logan’s capital murder charge and will appoint two attorneys to represent him. Preliminary autopsy results indicate the infant, Michael Wade Logan, Jr., died from multiple traumas to the head and body. Logan will be held in the Colbert County Jail without bond. He […]

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    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 […]

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