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  • 101515 CO Officer Involved Shooting 6pm PKG

    Multiple officers back at work following shooting death in Muscle Shoals

    SHEFFIELD, Ala. (WHNT) – Ten days after police officers fatally shot a Colbert County man, the involved officers are back on the job. Patrolmen from Sheffield and Muscle Shoals were placed on administrative leave pending internal investigations into the October 4 shooting. Law enforcement leaders called the situation which several officers went into on Second Street in Muscle Shoals “dangerous.” Multiple agencies responded to the scene, where 27-year-old Eric David Edgell reportedly fired a handgun at the officers. Police Chief Greg […]

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    Redevelopment project continues to make strides in Sheffield

    SHEFFIELD, Ala. (WHNT) – The redevelopment of downtown Sheffield continues to pick up steam and city leaders say confidence in the city is building. Behind the progress is a little known board which is lending a helping hand to those wanting to open up shop in the city. Once an area with condemnation posters on many of the buildings, Sheffield now has a bustling downtown. Scaffolding and construction cones now dot the landscape, even more proof of what luring private […]

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    Three arrested in Tuscumbia human trafficking, underage prostitution scheme

    TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s a horrifying situation for any family.  In Tuscumbia, a teenage girl went missing earlier this week and police located her being used as a prostitute. Monday night Tuscumbia Police received a call from family members of a 14-year-old saying she wasn’t where she was supposed to be and was missing. Moments later, an anonymous caller told police a girl about that same age was being used as a prostitute inside a residence at Spring Creek […]

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    Lauderdale deputies credit social media and neighborhood watch in solving crimes

    LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Criminals beware. Resurgence in community policing, coupled with social media, has closed numerous theft cases in Lauderdale County. Investigators say residents are taking a vested interest in what goes on in their communities. From behind his computer terminal, Sergeant Brad Bolton with the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department is able to get some of the latest tips on criminal activity. Plugged into a private Facebook page for the Lauderdale County Neighborhood Watch Program, dozens of residents […]

  • 100715 CO TMC Plant Closing PKG

    Jobs lost as Muscle Shoals maintenance center decides to close-up shop

    MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) – City and county leaders received some bad news on the Shoals job front Wednesday. Employees of Listerhill Total Maintenance Center were notified by company leaders they will be shutting down by the end of the year. TMC is a subsidiary of Constellium Alloys, a manufacturer of aluminum products in the Shoals. Wednesday morning at about the same time employees of TMC were finding out their jobs would be cut, Muscle Shoals Mayor David Bradford was […]

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    Lauderdale License Commissioner adds tag renewal kiosk in Rogersville

    ROGERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Are long lines at the county tag office becoming a thing of the past? To add a level of convenience for taxpayers, the Lauderdale County License Commissioners Office has placed a kiosk 30 minutes from their office in Florence to speed up the process. Depending on the day of the month you go to the county license commissioner’s office in Florence, you could wait two minutes or 30 minutes. Normally it’s because people procrastinate and wait […]

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    Killen police seek truck thief; Russellville PD has 3 for ‘Most Wanted’

    KILLEN, Ala. (WHNT) – Police continue to search for the man responsible for stealing a vehicle this past weekend. Investigators believe the public knows who he is, and can identify him through the pictures recovered off surveillance cameras. As most folks were getting ready for a busy work week on a Sunday night, Killen police say the man was busy stealing a truck. A thief in the night, investigators said the man busted out a passenger’s side window in this 2006 […]

  • Gov. Mike Huckabee addresses supporters at a campaign rally in Florence.

    GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee addresses supporters at UNA

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – GOP presidential candidate Governor Mike Huckabee addressed supporters at a campaign rally at the University of North Alabama this morning. It’s the first visit to Florence by an active candidate from any party in over 30 years. Before his appearance, we caught up with those excited for Huckabee’s visit: “The entire campus is buzzing right now for this,” stated Nathaniel White, Chairman of the UNA College Republicans. “So, just having Huckabee on campus is an incredible opportunity […]

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    Want to see Mike Huckabee when he visits Florence on Thursday? Here’s what you need to know

    FLORENCE, Ala. – Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is planning to visit Florence this Thursday, October 1.  Details have been released about the event. Campaign organizers for Governor Huckabee say a “Rebuild America” rally will be hosted on the campus of the University of North Alabama. Gov. Huckabee will address the public inside the Guillot University Center at 8 a.m. Thursday morning.  The event will last until 9:30 a.m. The former Arkansas governor is expected to an address entitled “Burn […]

  • Russellville police believe this is the man responsible for three burglaries in Franklin County last Friday. (Courtesy Photo)

    Russellville Police search for man suspected in several burglaries

    RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police have released surveillance video of a man they believe to be responsible for several thefts in the last week. Around lunchtime in Russellville, the parking lot at “Too Fat Sisters Kitchen” is normally full. But last Friday, while no one was around the restaurant was burglarized.  It’s one of three burglaries that happened between midnight and 4:20 a.m. “All three were basically the same as far as prying the back door open,” explained Russellville Police […]

  • Billy James Slappey (Photo: Florence Police Department)

    Alabama State Trooper arrested on domestic violence charges

    LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. – An Alabama State Trooper has turned himself in to Florence Police after domestic violence charges were brought against him. According to Florence Police, 41-year-old Billy James Slappey has been charged with domestic violence/criminal mischief and domestic violence/harassment, both misdemeanor charges. Investigators say a female reported an incident last week to One Place of the Shoals, a domestic violence agency operated by the Lauderdale County District Attorney’s office. A city magistrate reviewed evidence and interviews and issued a […]

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    Florence High expands fine arts to include professional music recording

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s music filling the hallways inside of Florence High School. Monday morning, future recording artists cut the ribbon on what some say is the first professional recording studio to be inside a high school anywhere in the country. The sound of rock and roll is normally frowned upon inside a school building, but a jam session happening inside room 61 was part of a celebration.  For three years, instructors and administrators have worked towards building a […]


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