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Flash Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Lauderdale, Lawrence, And Limestone Counties Until 10:30AM

The National Weather Service in Huntsville Alabama has issued a. * Flash Flood Warning for… — Eastern Lauderdale County in northwestern Alabama… Northwestern Limestone County in north central Alabama… — Northwestern Lawrence County in northwestern Alabama…


2 Limestone roads remain closed

ATHENS — Two Limestone County roads remained closed because of flooding issues, according to the county Emergency Management Agency. EMA Officer Daphne Ellison said Mooresville Road between Humphrey Road and Old Alabama 20 and Chapman Hollow Road at Alabama 99 are closed.


Officials concerned about weekend weather

The deluge that has plagued the Tennessee Valley this week led to school cancellations Friday and has officials expressing concern about today's storm threat. Limestone County Schools were already on a two-hour delay, but when several roads became inundated by rising water, a decision was made to ca


Flooding leading to home evacuations in northwest Alabama

Residences are being evacuated Saturday morning in northwest Alabama as rain continues to fall and flood waters continue to rise. Mike Melton, EMA director for Colbert County, said evacuations are ongoing in Muscle Shoals, Sheffield and Tuscumbia as well as some outside those cities.


ATHENS PLANNING COMMISSION: Annexation, rezoning requests OK'd

Nearly 700 new residential lots could soon be coming to Athens, depending on whether the City Council approves annexation and rezoning requests presented at Tuesday's Athens Planning Commission meeting.


U.S. 72 crash snarls traffic

Authorities responded to an accident on U.S. 72 in front of Walmart in Athens Friday afternoon. A Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck ran into the back of an Applied Technology Services of Chattanooga, Tennessee, van. Traffic was backed up for a while in both directions after the accident. No serious in


Water reported over US 31 at Executive Drive in Athens

ATHENS — Water is over U.S. 31 at Executive Drive in Athens, and Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson is urging motorists to use extreme caution in that area. According to Johnson, one accident has been reported in the area, and Alabama Department of Transportation personnel were en route to check on t


Madison County Sheriff’s Office searches for shoplifter

HARVEST, Ala. — The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to help identify a shoplifter. The shoplifter is from the Dollar General on Wall Triana Highway South on Harvest Road.


Limestone County deputy, commissioner checking on stranded vehicles

The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office sent out this tweet Friday morning:. "LCSO Deputy Townsend and District 3 Commissioner Jason Black checking on a stranded vehicle on Cowford Road at Brownsferry Road earlier this morning."


'Mayor Thin Mint'

Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks, sporting a Thin Mint costume, invited local Girl Scouts to help him declare Feb. 22-24 as National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend. According to the mayor's proclamation, there are more than 2.5 million members who “believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, R


Storm shelters open in the Tennessee Valley

(WAFF) - With strong storms expected and high levels in multiple areas throughout the Tennessee Valley, many shelters are opening their doors to those in need. Below is a list of storm shelters that will be open for those needing shelter.


Students to learn about FAME program

Several North Alabama industries will participate next week in an event designed to teach high school students about a job-readiness program offered at Calhoun Community College.


Scott Martin: Severe storms possible in Alabama later today

POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE STORMS THIS EVENING: Strong to severe storms are expected across the Southeast today, including damaging thunderstorm winds in excess of 60 mph, hail of 1 inch in diameter or more, and tornadoes (some of which could be large and long-track in nature). We could see those stronger


Main Line Of Storms Now Moving Into West Alabama

At 5:10 pm, the main line of storms just ahead of the cold front is now making its way into the western parts of North/Central Alabama. We have 1 tornado warning in effect for the extreme northwestern corner of Lauderdale County that will expire at 5:30 pm. We also have two severe thunderstorm warni


Tornado watch issued for most of north Alabama

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for most of north Alabama until 10 p.m. this evening. Counties in the watch area include Morgan, Lawrence and Limestone, as well as Bibb, Blount, Chilton, Colbert, Cullman, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lamar, Lauderdale,


WEATHER AWARE: Severe weather likely moving into Central Alabama

Thunderstorms are already starting to pop up in West Alabama, as a warm and unstable air mass continues to lift northward. This is well ahead of a cold front that is going to increase our severe weather threat later this evening.


US Marshals arrest Alabama murderer, sex offender in Memphis

PIKE COUNTY, AL (WMC) - U.S. Marshals arrested a wanted Alabama man in Memphis last November. 50-year-old Bruce Earl Bogan of Pike County, Alabama was indicted for murder on February 21 by a grand jury.


Police investigate two bodies found in East Alabama creeks

A body of an adult female was found in a Lee County creek just after noon on Friday. Meanwhile in Lanett, a body was reported in the creek near Alfred Lyons Bridge. Initial investigation has not revealed anything that would indicate a connection between the two instances, Lee County Sheriff Jay Jone


Miller appointed publisher of News Courier

Katherine Miller, general manager and advertising director of The News Courier in Athens, has been appointed publisher of the newspaper, effective immediately. In her new role, Miller will continue to serve as group advertising director of The News-Courier and its three sister newspapers, The Cullma


Limestone County Schools bus drivers dealing with flood waters

With so much rain in the forecast this week, it's taking a toll on bus drivers. WAAY 31 spoke to schools and a local bus driver to find out what they do when they come across a flooded road on their route. Several school representatives said when a bus approaches standing water in the road, no matte