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Lauderdale County Jail Deputy charged with attempting to promote prison contraband

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. –  A Lauderdale County Corrections Deputy was arrested Saturday after an investigation into allegations that he was smuggling in contraband.

Lauderdale County Detention Center Director Jason Butler says Kenneth Lawson was searched before coming to work and Deputies discovered drugs and tobacco products on his person.   37 more words


Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office asks for public's help finding missing man

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. –  The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing person.

Investigators say Michael Indelicato was last seen at a residence in the 900 block of County Road 73 at approx. 31 more words


Shoals Area Crime Stoppers turns to an untapped market to solve crimes

FLORENCE, Ala. – There’s a new tool when it comes to fighting crime across northwest Alabama. You might find it kind of surprising that it’s not in the hands of law enforcement, but the people who have been behind bars. 309 more words


Court stops eviction after furnishings, belongings thrown into ditch

FLORENCE, Ala. – Imagine watching someone taking everything out of your home and throwing it in a roadside ditch. That’s what happened to one man this week. 425 more words


Boyd to get new sentence in Lauderdale County capital murder conviction

FLORENCE, Ala. – A Lauderdale County judge has granted a motion asking for a new sentencing in a capital murder case.

Transferred back to Lauderdale County from state prison, Nathan Boyd sat quietly while attorney’s discussed a 2012 U.S. 236 more words


UPDATE: Franklin Co. Sheriff says missing 13-year-old girl found safe

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. – Franklin County Sheriff Shannon Oliver said a girl reported missing on Thursday has been located, and is safe.

McKayla Nicole Slater, 13, was found Friday morning.   70 more words


Fla. couple with ties to northwest Alabama charged with abuse of adopted & foster children

FLORENCE, Ala. – A Cape Coral, Florida couple faces multiple counts of sexual and physical abuse against their adopted and foster children, and they have ties to the Shoals. 310 more words