Florence - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Florence Storms sweep through South; 5 killed JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman who desperately tried to direct rescuers to her sinking vehicle after it skidded into a rain-swollen creek was among five people killed in storms across the South. Jacqueline Williams, 52, was running a newspaper delivery route when her car slid off a road into a creek in her hometown of Florence before dawn Monda... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 23:18:00 GMT 2017-04-03T23:18:00Z Deputy: Man faked kidnapping to get money from grandmother FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a northern Alabama man tried to get money from his grandmother by faking his own kidnapping. Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office investigator Lt. Brad Potts tells news outlets 23-year-old Preston Kelley texted his grandmother a photo Monday that appeared to show him bound and beaten in a wooded area in Tennessee. ... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:51:00 GMT 2017-02-09T12:51:00Z Bed bug infestation temporarily closes Alabama fire station FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A fire station in northwestern Alabama has had to be temporarily closed after an infestation of bed bugs sent at least one firefighter for medical treatment. Florence city officials said in a news release Thursday that Fire Station 2 is undergoing treatment by an exterminator. The bedding will be destroyed. Fire of... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 19:22:00 GMT 2017-01-27T19:22:00Z