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    UPDATE: Florence Boulevard back open after gas leak

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Florence Boulevard is back open.  Much of it was closed for a few hours Tuesday morning while crews repaired a gas line. Construction crews hit a natural gas line while digging in the area.  As a result, Florence Boulevard was closed from Shenandoah to Hough for about two hours. The road reopened shortly around 12:30 p.m.

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    Man drowns in Little Bear Creek

    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 Creek, west of Tuscumbia and south of US Highway 72. After searching for more than two hours, emergency crews retrieved the body of the  42-year-old Colbert County man around 2:00 p.m. The Colbert County coroner confirmed Willingham drowned and will not conduct an autopsy. Crews found his body in 13 feet of water.  Authorities say […]

  • Raymond Clemmons sits with his attorney while prosecution witnesses present evidence in his capital murder trial on Wednesday.

    Clemmons found guilty of felony murder in Lauderdale County

    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 over crime scene photos depicting the scene, including disturbing photographs of the victim. Wednesday morning started with several witnesses for the prosecution which included the Lauderdale County Coroner and followed by the transportation company which carried the body of Jerry Ivy to the state forensics lab in Huntsville. 44-year-old Raymond Clemmons […]

  • Town Creek continue their search for the man seen here who robbed the Shell Gas Station on U.S. 20 in early August.

    Town Creek police continue search for gas station robber

    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 several people, but still need a solid tip to bring the man to justice. Store owners put in surveillance cameras to help catch the crooks which bring havoc to their stores. The Town Creek Police Department hopes the man seen robbing the Shell Gas Station on Highway 20 can be […]

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    Waterloo prepares for Trail of Tears ride to roll in

    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 for a few years, some going to Florence, some to Waterloo. But that has come to an end for the 21st annual ride. The roar of a twin-cam engine was heard along the streets of Waterloo Thursday and the welcome signs are already hung. Waterloo will be the destination for thousands […]

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

    Grand jury to get case of Colbert County father charged in infant son’s death

    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 28-year-old Michael Wade Logan, Colbert County District Judge Chad Coker said there was enough evidence against Logan to send the case to a grand jury. Logan is charged with capital murder for the infant’s death in August. Preliminary autopsy results indicated the baby died from multiple traumas to […]

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    Truck, man’s body found along road in Franklin County

    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 description of one owned by a missing man along Highway 23 North, two miles from Vina. Sheriff Oliver says it appears the Nissan truck left the roadway and went down a 30-to-40 foot ravine.  What appears to be the body of a man was found inside. Investigators say the 58-year-old […]

  • The Shoals Industrial Development Committee meets to discuss two new manufacturers coming to the Shoals area.

    After a rocky 2014, jobs are headed back into the Shoals

    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 marked a hopeful turn-around for job recruitment with two jobs announcements. In a packed board room, the Shoals Economic Development Authority announced to members that two Michigan based metal fabrication companies have made the decision to expand south. MS Metal Solutions agreed to purchase the equipment and rent […]

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    Sheffield dumpster diver arrested after police chief spots her

    SHEFFIELD, Ala. (WHNT) – Donation bins put out by non-profit charities could be considered their life-line when it comes to supporting a cause. But far too often police say, those who don’t need help – help themselves to the bins contents for their own benefit. On Sunday afternoon, Sheffield Police Chief Greg Ray said he was driving past Loaves and Fishes on Hatch Boulevard when he noticed a car pulled up next to the donation bins out front. When he […]

  • Phil Campbell High School opens to students and teachers on Monday morning.

    New high school opens to Phil Campbell students

    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 voice’s cackling in the hallways. Class change inside the new Phil Campbell High School has a new energy. Freddy Ordonez says they have been waiting on this moment for quite a while now. “It feels pretty good. Just coming in here walking on these new floors, I […]

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    Campers get the “Helen Keller Experience” in Tuscumbia

    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 celebrate not only the triumphs of Helen Keller, but their own as well. A few select kids from across the state are in Tuscumbia for the second annual Camp Courage, a Helen Keller Experience. The children are taking part in an intensive camp to inspire them to celebrate […]

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    Muscle Shoals police seek business burglar; DA wants counterfeiter behind bars

    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 earlier this month and believe someone may recognize him. Police say he stole several power tools and copper wiring. The Colbert County District Attorney’s Office is searching for this man. Again, no name, but they believe someone will recognize him. Investigators say he has been passing counterfeit […]

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