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  Lauderdale County remains persistent with mobile vaccine clinics despite declining numbers

Lauderdale county remains persistent with mobile vaccine clinics despite declining numbers

  Lauderdale County man sentenced to 121 years in prison on child pornography, abuse charges

  Community leaders continue Florence machete attack investigation

  Moulton man charged with assaulting police at Lawrence County Jail

  New bill allows law enforcement officers to issue court summons, ticket instead of arresting someone

  Florence City School’s Falcon Feeder hitting the streets with free meals this summer

  Salvation Army of The Shoals transitional housing getting upgrades

Continued Coverage

  Barnes Pharmacy in Florence closed for good with hefty fine to pay

  Town of North Courtland celebrates 40 years of being incorporated

Fire crews on the scene after Tuscumbia building hit by lightning

  Back to normal: Many businesses, museums returning back to normal

  Making History: Phil Campbell hires first woman Police Chief

  Areas damaged by 2019 tornado in Joe Wheeler State Park reopens in Rogersville

  New accessible park coming to Florence

New accessible park coming to Florence

  Custodian receives honorary high school diploma after 5 decades of service

Florence school district custodian receives honorary high school diploma after 5 decades of service

‘Not perfect, always improving.’ Florence PD’s police chief shares powerful picture of officer

With the help of others, Justin Whitten responded into the pit, provided treatment to her and her siblings, rushed all three back to his patrol car, and got them out of danger to an ambulance.

District Attorney files motion to hold Florence standoff suspect without bond

Lauderdale County’s District Attorney filed a new motion on Friday to keep Kyle Seeley behind bars until his future trial.

  Kitchen Cops: Convenience store crackdown

Muscle Shoals’ Sara Puckett named Alabama’s Gatorade girls basketball player of the year

  EXCLUSIVE: Victims family want justice for loved-one killed more than a year ago after COVID-19 delays court

One Lauderdale County machete attack victim released from hospital, three others expected to recover

  Man arrested in 2020 deadly Sheffield shooting receives life in prison

  Florence standoff suspect faces 6 counts of attempted murder after alleged machete attack

Portion of Joe Wheeler State Park to reopen this weekend

Over at Joe Wheeler, the day-use area and sandy beach is reopening just in time for Memorial Day weekend!

Rotary club of the Shoals announces opening of playground for special needs children

Rotary clubs of the shoals announced yesterday the opening of STAR Park, an adaptive playground for children with special needs.

Sheffield police looking for escaped inmate

Officials with the police department say Brett Cockrell escaped from the county jail just before 5 p.m. Monday evening and headed north.

WMEL announces new water system is up and running

The West Morgan – East Lawrence Water and Sewer Authority (WMEL) announced customers are now drinking improved water.

City officials hosting annual “Chunk the Junk” community clean-up in Tuscumbia

City of Tuscumbia officials are hosting an event on June 19 to “Chunk the Junk”.

Two-vehicle car wreck in Colbert Co. kills college student

A two-vehicle car wreck killed one woman in Colbert County on Friday night.

  Swampers, Roger Hawkins, remembered for his lasting legacy as iconic drummer

Swampers, Roger Hawkins, remembered for his lasting legacy as iconic drummer

University of North Alabama Athletics Director steps down

The University of North Alabama (UNA) announced on Friday in a press release that Athletics Director Mark Linder will step down from his position. The move is effective come June 1st.

Sheriff: Moulton man doused woman in gasoline, threatened to burn her alive

A Moulton man doused a woman in gasoline and threatened to burn her house down, according to charges filed in court Wednesday by the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.

Russellville High Football warns businesses of invoice scam

Coach John Ritter said businesses recently received invoices from an out-of-state entity requesting payment information for a 2021 football poster.

  Colbert County Judge hands down 25-year sentence to convicted kidnapper

A man convicted of kidnapping his then-girlfriend in Sheffield back in 2018 received a 25-year sentence this week.

  Lauderdale County Road 16 bridge construction plans moving forward

Lauderdale County Road 16 bridge construction plans moving forward

Muscle Shoals drummer for The Swampers, Roger Hawkins, dies at 75

Roger Hawkins was the kind of musician who could make a quiet crowd get on their feet and dance. The drummer, a member of the iconic Muscle Shoals Swampers and co-founder of Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, has died at 75.

  A sound of normalcy: Muscle Shoals Sound Studios extending tours during summer

A sense of normalcy: Muscle Shoals Sound Studios adding Monday tours during summer hours

  Muscle Shoals school district offers students 12 and up COVID-19 vaccine

Muscle Shoals school district offers students 12 and up COVID-19 vaccine

  Colbert County High marching band invited to Pearl Harbor commemoration

The band has been invited to perform at December’s Pearl Harbor commemoration, but it needs some help raising the funds for the trip.

Russellville wins 5A Baseball State Championship

The Russellville Tigers are baseball state champs again in 5A!

  Barbie adds Helen Keller to signature Inspiring Women series

Barbie is adding an Alabama native and disability advocate to its signature “inspiring women” collection of dolls!

  No concerns over O’Neal Bridge after I-40 crack in Memphis

Transportation official says the O'Neal Bridge got "an exceptional amount of investigation and maintenance" during a recent rehab project.

  Florence man convicted of 2017 murder will serve 25 years

Judy Staten was murdered the day before her daughter’s 13th birthday.

Alabama COVID-19 website, Bama Tracker, coming to an end

It's the end of an era for one of Alabama's crucial tools during the COVID-19 pandemic

Franklin County K9 officer receives body armor donation

Police officers aren’t the only ones who need protection. K9 Mambo with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office can serve and protect in style with his new body armor.

  The Kaiden Garner Project hosting child abuse prevention walk-a-thon in Sheffield

A walk-a-thon will be held this Saturday in Sheffield to raise awareness for child abuse following the death of a 3-year-old boy who was killed in August 2020.

  Colbert County community remembers fallen officers on National Peace Officer Memorial Day

Colbert County community remembers fallen officers on National Peace Officer Memorial Day

  State grant helps provide broadband service in rural, unserved areas

State grant helps provide broadband services in primarily rural, unserved areas of Alabama helps many North Alabama towns

  Inflation rates rise; What does this mean for the Tennessee Valley?

Inflation rate rises. What does this mean for the Tennessee Valley?

Juvenile faces terrorist threat charge after alleged Muscle Shoals school threat

Detectives from the Muscle Shoals Police Department arrested a 13-year-old on Thursday following a threat allegedly made on social media.

Cherokee man wanted for armed robbery now in custody

A man wanted for armed robbery out of Lauderdale County was found and taken into custody Thursday.

  Muscle Shoals school system working to expand pre-school program

Muscle Shoals school system is working to expand its pre-school program.

  Some stations still without gas as pipeline resumes operations

Some stations still without gas as pipeline resumes operations

  Florence business owner hopes to see more job applicants after pandemic unemployment benefits end

Florence business owner hopes Gov Ivey ending pandemic unemployment benefits will bring in more job applications

  Florence Mayor reflects on first six months in office

Florence Mayor reflects on first six months in office

  Florence Municipal Court offering warrant amnesty days

If you have missed your court days due to COVID-19, Florence Municipal Court will have two amnesty days in May.

Cherokee High School moves to virtual learning on Wednesday due to water line issue

In a post on the school’s Facebook page, officials said the school has no water access at this time.

  Gas stations across the Tennessee Valley feeling the effects of pipeline attack

Gas stations across the Tennessee Valley feeling the effects of pipeline attack

Florence City Schools opens resource store for students in need

Florence City Schools have opened a resource store that will provide free emergency supplies for students in need.

  More people are seeking help for drug abuse but are there enough resources?

More people are seeking help for drug abuse but are there enough resources?

Where to shop Alabama farmers markets this summer

Looking for a farmers market near you? We've gathered some markets in north Alabama connected with Sweet Grown Alabama so you can get some of the best locally grown products this summer!

  Thursday storm caused more power outages than February’s multi-day ice storm

Thursday storm caused more power outages than February, multi-day ice storm

  Shoetopia manager thankful for Muscle Shoals community after her store burned in a fire

Shoetopia manager reflects on loss of business in fire; thankful for community

  One year later: How one Florence business is doing after receiving the “Florence First” grant

One year later: how one Florence business is doing after receiving the “Florence First” grant

  Investigation underway after Muscle Shoals business catches fire in storm

Investigation underway for structure fire at Muscle Shoals business during evening storms

Power outages spread across northwest Alabama

As storms are sweeping in from the west, heavy rain and winds are causing power outages throughout Lauderdale County.

  USDA free school lunch program extension benefits schools in the Shoals

This extension gives families one less thing to worry about.

  Florence man sentenced to 20 years for child pornography charges

Florence man sentenced to 20 years for child pornography charges

Head Coach Nick Saban makes trip to the Shoals

Tonight in the Shoals there’s a chance to see two proud supporters of the Alabama Crimson Tide. Head Coach Nick Saban and ESPN analyst Rece Davis will hit the Shoals for Night of Legends.

  “You need to prepare for the worst and hope for the best;” How one Shoals family preps for severe weather

Severe weather can move fast, does your family have a plan?

  Florence business sees more foot traffic since Safer Apart order

Almost a month after safer apart order local business is seeing more foot traffic

  A Shoals church upgrades the home of 8-year-old leukemia survivor

Local church remodeling home for 8-year-old leukemia survivor and family

  Investigators concerned over rise in overdoses in Lauderdale County

The use of Narcan, a medicine commonly used to treat overdose patients, has almost doubled in the last year.

  One suspect in Florence murder investigation pleads not guilty

One suspect in Florence murder investigation pleads not guilty

  REPORT: 40% of Alabama residents who died from the virus did not have health insurance

According to the report, uninsured Alabamians represented nearly half of the total COVID-19 cases and 38% of COVID deaths.

Florence City Schools open new resource center

A new resource center is open for Florence City School students

Rogersville man faces assault charge following stabbing investigation

Officers say they found a 29-year-old male victim with stab wounds to the abdomen

  Lauderdale County activist group believes protest bill targets them

Lauderdale County activist group believes local bill targets group

  Shoals schools celebrate making top 25 in the state

Nine Tennessee Valley Schools are among the Top 25 in the state according to U.S. News and World Report! WAFF followed up with two of those schools in the Shoals to find out what the ranking means for students.

  Judge denies youthful offender status for two people charged in connection to the death of 3-year-old Kaiden Garner

Judge denied youthful offender status for two people charged in connection to the death of 3-year-old, Kaiden Garner

  Rogers High School principal remembered for his lasting legacy

Rogers High School principal remembered for his lasting legacy