Alabama foster parent sentenced to 25 years for child abuse
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A former foster parent in Alabama was sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexually abusing and torturing 11 children he and his wife adopted or fostered.
Will populist politics undo a renaissance at Italy’s Uffizi?
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — To protect the masterpieces at the Uffizi Galleries, the Florence museum's director climbed a ladder and hurled an employee's bicycle down at a sheet of glass specially made...
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A former foster parent in Alabama has pleaded guilty to child abuse, sexual abuse and torture.
News outlets report that 50-year-old Daniel Spurgeon agreed Monday to a...
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — A Dutch still-life painting, stolen by retreating Nazis and sent by a German soldier as a present to his wife, came back to a Florence museum on Friday, thanks largely to a...
North Alabama opening student inclusion center
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — The University of North Alabama is opening a new center to help students, including those from the LGBTQ community.
The Mitchell/West Center for Social Inclusion will...
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A prosecutor says an Alabama pastor has been charged with felony sexual abuse after church members reported him to authorities.
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — At the time, they were headlines proclaiming the latest news. Today, they are recordings of history.
World war victories, successful moon shots, presidential visits to...
Germany to return painting stolen by Nazis to Italy
BERLIN (AP) — German says it will return to Italy a painting by Dutch artist Jan van Huysum that was stolen by Nazi troops during World War II.
NEW YORK (AP) — How does one willingly, even eagerly, walk into a sunlit nightmare like Ari Aster's "Midsommar"? For Florence Pugh, the motivation came while watching the camera zoom between Toni...
History student uncovers former slave burial site
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A student at the University of North Alabama has uncovered a former slave burial site and plans to share his findings with some of their descendants.
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — It doesn't take long to realize how friendly Darlington County school bus driver Bernadine "Bee Bee" Reed is.
Even before a visitor to the school district offices can...
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — The University of North Alabama is switching to a tuition plan that officials say will result in increased costs for some students but not others.
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 3-month-old child in South Carolina died after a couple left the infant face down on a pillow in a car seat.
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — Civil War cannons that sat on the bottom of the Pee Dee River for 150 years are now restored and on display at a veterans center in Florence.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A new medical marijuana study commission will make recommendations for Alabama legislators to consider next year.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's office said Monday that the...
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Tourism officials in northwest Alabama say they hope the Tennessee RiverLine project happens soon.
The Tennessee RiverLine is a planned system of trails along the...
MILAN (AP) — A double-deck bus carrying 60 tourists from eastern Europe overturned on a Tuscan highway Wednesday, killing one passenger and injuring more than dozen others, the news agency ANSA...
LAKE CITY, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina school district is considering a four day school week to help recruit teachers.
Florence County School District Three Superintendent Laura Hickson...
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Employees with the city's Arts and Museums Department have been getting Pope's Tavern Museum ready to reopen in June, according to Arts and Museums Superintendent Libby...
Senate approves medical marijuana bill
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama could join other states that allow medical marijuana to be purchased by patients with certain health conditions, under a bill approved Thursday in the state...
Immigrant named Alabama teacher of the year
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A native of Guatemala who mainly teaches Spanish-speaking students has been named Alabama's teacher of the year.
News outlets report that Ana Carolina Behel of Weeden...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A medical marijuana bill stalled Wednesday in the Alabama Senate under the threat of a filibuster
Republican Sen. Tim Melson of Florence delayed a vote on his bill...
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina authorities say they have charged both the hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a 4-year-old girl and the grandmother who was pushing the girl across a...
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A judge has ordered a man who authorities say killed two police officers in an ambush from his upscale South Carolina home to have a mental examination.
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Two young anglers competing in a high school fishing tournament rescued two other competitors whose boat was sinking on a lake in northwest Alabama.
Deputy says knife wasn’t reason for shooting 19 year old
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee deputy has testified that a knife had nothing to do with why he shot a 19-year-old suspect in January, despite initial reports to the contrary.
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina prosecutor wants a judge to order a mental health evaluation for the man accused of ambushing several officers as they approached an upscale home to question...
Florence coffee shop also becomes a coffee roaster
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — An above-average coffee experience; that's what Jeff Felten and Tommy Bolger set out to do when they started Batch Nine Coffee Co.
MILAN (AP) — A mayoral candidate in Italy says a cousin of hers was threatened on a public tram in Florence because of the color of his skin.
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — The University of North Alabama is considering building a new stadium for its football team.
The Times Daily reports possible designs and locations were discussed last...
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A prosecutor says rapper Kodak Black will likely have to return to South Carolina this year to face a charge of raping a woman after a 2016 concert.
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A police officer wounded in a shootout in South Carolina has returned to work after six months.
Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone said Investigator Sarah Miller...
LONDON (AP) — Art experts in Britain have discovered that a painting long thought to be a fake Sandro Botticelli in fact came from the master's own Florence workshop.
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Creating high-tech jobs and attracting millennials are among the ideas emerging in discussions about how to spur economic development in the Shoals region of...
Grammy-winning singer Jason Isbell brings new fest home
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama native Jason Isbell is bringing a new musical festival to the Shoals area.
The first-ever ShoalsFest is set for Oct. 5 and will feature performances by Isbell...
Alabama inmate caught after brief escape
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — An inmate in Alabama has been captured after a brief escape.
News outlets reported that 43-yea-rold Glen Marvin Hanback ran from a jobsite in Florence around 6 a.m....
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A woman in South Carolina has been arrested and charged in a hit-and-run that killed two men last weekend.
Florence police told news outlets that Lauren Alexis Green of...
NEW FLORENCE, Mo. (AP) — A St. Charles man is dead after reportedly shooting himself at the conclusion of a lengthy police chase that spanned 50 miles and three Missouri counties.
Darla Moore funding education center in her hometown
LAKE CITY, S.C. (AP) — Investor and philanthropist Darla Moore is creating an education center in her South Carolina hometown.
News outlets reported that Moore is setting up a $25 million...
South Carolina sheriff’s deputy arrested, fired
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy in South Carolina has been arrested on charges of misconduct in office and assault and battery.
News outlets reported that Florence County Sheriff...
ROME (AP) — A painting by Italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi has been found hidden beneath another of the Baroque master's work, the Uffizi Galleries in Florence said.
Marberry carries Lipscomb past North Alabama 87-75
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Rob Marberry had 22 points as Lipscomb defeated North Alabama 87-75 to earn a share of the Atlantic Sun Conference title on Friday night.
North Alabama seeks revenge on Lipscomb
Lipscomb (22-6, 13-2) vs. North Alabama (10-20, 7-8)
Flowers Hall, Florence, Alabama; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Lipscomb goes for the season sweep over North Alabama after...
King leads North Alabama over Jacksonville 69-55
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Tavon King had a season-high 24 points as North Alabama beat Jacksonville 69-55 on Tuesday night.
Jamari Blackmon had 12 points for North Alabama (10-20, 7-8 Atlantic...
North Alabama looks to sweep Jacksonville
Jacksonville (12-17, 5-9) vs. North Alabama (9-20, 6-8)
Flowers Hall, Florence, Alabama; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: North Alabama goes for the season sweep over Jacksonville...
Cabbil scores 30 to carry Liberty past North Alabama 80-70
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Lovell Cabbil had a career-high 30 points as Liberty defeated North Alabama 80-70 on Saturday.
Cabbil shot 8 for 10 from the floor, including 5 of 7 on 3-pointers, and converted 9 of 10 from the foul line.
Caleb Homesley had 13 points for Liberty (23-5, 12-1 Atlantic Sun Conference), which won its fifth straight game. Scottie James added 11 points and 14 rebounds.
Horchler leads North Florida past North Alabama 82-73
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Noah Horchler had a career-high 32 points as North Florida defeated North Alabama 82-73 on Saturday.
Ivan Gandia-Rosa had 16 points, six rebounds and six assists for North Florida (10-16, 4-7 Atlantic Sun Conference), which ended its six-game losing streak. Ezekiel Balogun added 15 points and three blocks. Garrett Sams had seven rebounds for the visitors.
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Police: Tennessee suspect shot after displaying knife
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say a sheriff's deputy shot a teenager who had displayed a knife during an arrest.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says in a news release 19-year-old Dalton Elam of Florence, Alabama, was taken to a Nashville hospital with non-life threatening injuries Saturday.