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    Man killed in one-vehicle wreck on Hwy. 72 in Colbert County

    COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A Florence man died when his truck wrecked on Highway 72 West near Barton on Friday morning.  It happened about 9:20 a.m. Jerical Pernell Goodloe, 51, was killed when the 2000 Ford Ranger he was driving left the roadway and overturned.  He died at the scene. The truck’s passenger, Jessie Goodloe, was flown to Huntsville Hospital for treatment. Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate the wreck.

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    Alabama Music Hall of Fame sees record number of visitors

    TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) – More than a year and a half after restructuring, the ailing Alabama Music Hall of Fame is posting some record-breaking attendance numbers. The walls and displays depict the rich history of music in the state of Alabama. From Percy Sledge to the group Alabama, international visitors are drawn to Tuscumbia to relive the past. But what’s keeping visitors in the Shoals area is today’s music. “We are a museum and we’ve got a great history hear, […]

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    Lauderdale Co. Sheriff wants more for deputy uniforms; Commission chair not on board

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – In an effort to bring professionalism to the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department, the new sheriff wants to update several key components. Four decades ago, Sheriff Rick Singleton started his law enforcement career with the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department. There’s one thing that has remained the same since he first put on his service belt: The amount of money deputies get to purchase uniforms. “We want a professional department, and part of being professional is looking the […]

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    Shoals placed on the ‘Golden Road’ for music tourism

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Northwest Alabama has joined a regional tourism effort to promote the southeast as the number one music destination in the world. During a star-studded event Tuesday morning, the Americana Music Triangle was introduced to the Shoals. By now everyone knows the about the gritty, soulful sound which has come out of the Shoals area since the late 50’s and 60’s. It’s a heritage which stayed pretty quiet until the recent years, and now it’s a stop […]

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    Convicted sex offender charged in new crime involving mentally handicapped woman in Shoals

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – A convicted sex offender has been arrested in Lauderdale County for allegedly sodomizing a mentally handicapped female. Jerome Uding, 50, is charged with strong-arming a woman into sodomy and sexual abuse.  Investigators say the alleged incident took place this past weekend at Uding’s home on Alabama 20 in Florence. Uding was convicted in 1995 for sodomizing two girls under the age of 7 and released in 2010. He remains in the Lauderdale County Detention Center.

  • Teams use a recovery barge to pull helicopter wreckage from the Tennessee River near Colbert Ferry Park. (Photo: Carter Watkins/WHNT News 19)

    NTSB releases preliminary report on Colbert County helicopter crash

    COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary findings for the crash of a Haverfield Aviation helicopter. It happened in Cherokee last month. The report says the helicopter, which was recovered from the Tennessee River, was flying in dense fog when it went down. Abraham Bronn, 55, died in the crash. He was the only person on the aircraft at the time. Investigators say the helicopter controls were consistent with normal flight conditions and had […]

  • Phil Campbell Water Works Superintendent Darren Steward closely monitors the water system while dealing with the "turnover" fall out. (Carter Watkins / WHNT)

    Lake “turnover” causing smelly water problems for people in Phil Campbell

    PHIL CAMPBELL, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s a natural phenomenon which has an entire Franklin County community in an uproar right now.  Mother Nature has turned crystal clear drinking water into a cloudy, stinky, undrinkable mess. At Mrs. D’s restaurant in Phil Campbell, folks not only come in for a hot meal, they come for a cold beverage, too.  But the demand came to a halt when customers started noticing a different taste. “I’ve had a whole lot of people tell […]

  • An actor is transported to an ambulance during a mock DUI wreck at Central High School in Florence. (Carter Watkins / WHNT)

    Central High School students scared straight with mock fatal wreck

    CENTRAL HEIGHTS, Ala. (WHNT) – With prom season upon us and high school graduations just around the corner, first responders have entered schools with a strong message: Don’t drink and drive. Fire fighters with the Jaws of Life, a medical helicopter, and a coroner all descended on a mock wreck scene Friday morning at Central High School.  Sadly, it’s a reality emergency responders see all too often. Fortunately this is a mock wreck, meant to show students at what a […]

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    Florence barbecue restaurant, Singleton’s, closes its doors after 58 years of service

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – The staff of Singleton’s, an iconic restaurant in the Shoals will be cleaning up and locking the doors for the final time tonight. Most people outside of the Shoals know Rick Singleton as a no non-sense police chief and now Sheriff of Lauderdale County.  Folks here also know Singleton for his work in the kitchen. “I don’t care for the golf, it stresses me out,” Singleton explained. “Cooking, that’s relaxing for me. So it’s been a good stress […]

  • Tiffany King, left, and Lindsey Scott, right, are charged with exposing their unborn babies to drugs. (Photos: Lauderdale County Detention Center)

    Two Shoals women charged with exposing children to narcotics

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Two Lauderdale County women, both in the community corrections program, have been rearrested. According to Florence Police, 27-year-old Tiffany King and 29-year-old Lindsey Scott both face charges of exposing children to narcotics.  Investigators say both women are pregnant and both failed mandatory community corrections drug tests. According to reports, King is 14 weeks pregnant and opiates were found in her sample.  Police say Scott is 7 months pregnant and meth was found to be in her […]

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    Lauderdale County town to get some much needed traffic control

    ST. FLORIAN, Ala. (WHNT) – For years one intersection in the Shoals has caused numerous headaches and collisions for a small town. A single stop sign is all that sits between drivers on County Road 30 and oncoming traffic on County Road 47 in St. Florian. Hands down it’s one of the most congested intersections in Lauderdale County. More than 12,000 vehicles travel through the intersection each day. “We work quite a few wrecks at this spot right here, and […]

  • PCHS librarian Sissy Moore goes through a box of donated books she just received from the Library of Congress. (Carter Watkins / WHNT)

    Phil Campbell High School library gets generous contributions during recovery efforts

    PHIL CAMPBELL, Ala. (WHNT) – Four years after an EF-5 tornado destroyed Phil Campbell High School, school leaders are still trying to recover from the devastation. A new school opened in September of last year, but it’s taking donations from other schools and organizations to fill the shelves in the library. Cardboard boxes line the walls of the Phil Campbell High School library. They’re filled with books donated by groups wanting to help replace thousands of books destroyed in 2011. […]

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