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Franklin County woman charged with abuse, torture of child

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A 26-year-old Red Bay woman has been charged with scratching and bruising her 5-year-old step-daughter.

According to authorities, Ashley Michelle Thompson is charged with child abuse — torture/willful abuse of a child. 50 more words

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New security plan for Franklin County schools

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Franklin County is making school safety a top priority. On Thursday, the Franklin County Board of Education plans to unveil a new security plan, which could include armed volunteers. 178 more words

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Shoals resident places second runner-up in Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) – Shoals resident Tommie Dimps believes a smile can make a difference.

“The judges told me that they were just excited about, the way I act, my smile and everybody told me my smile was magical,” said Dimps. 187 more words

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Upgraded charges could be coming in Lauderdale animal cruelty case

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s been called one of the most severe cases of horse cruelty animal control officers and rescue groups have seen in Lauderdale County. 282 more words

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Shoals man charged with 32 counts of animal cruelty; horses were starving or dead

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A Shoals man has been charged with 32 counts of animal cruelty.

Investigators say they found 16 dead horses on his property and another 16 barely alive.   78 more words

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Colbert County seeks road funding from industrial development committee

COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – An intersection in Colbert County is feeling some severe growing pains as an industrial park continues to expand.

The pains are running so deep the Colbert County Commission is looking to industrial recruiters to fund a road expansion. 281 more words

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Florence plant closing; 200 jobs lost

FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – ABCO announced it will close its facility in Florence by summer of 2015 resulting in the loss of as many as 200 jobs.   103 more words

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