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Monster catfish caught in Cabela’s King Kat Tournament on Lake Wheeler

Wheeler Reservoir is noted for producing big blue catfish, but not quite as big as the one that Ohio anglers Carl Morris Jr. and Rob Parsons brought to weigh-in at last weekend’s Cabela’s King Kat tournament out of Decatur.


Celebrating 100: Former Morgan County teacher turns 100

Every day, weather permitting, 100-year-old Edna Mae Lipscomb Peck, using her walker for support, completes four 500-foot laps to and from the mailbox outside her daughter’s Lacey’s Spring home. Two years ago, when Peck, then 98, broke her hip, doctors said she would probably never walk again.


Grandmother's prayer closet only thing left standing after tornado demolishes Alabama home

LEE COUNTY, Ala. — In times like these, it's sometimes hard to see the goodness in the midst of chaos and destruction. Mother nature brought a dangerous E4- tornado through Lee County, Alabama earlier this month, destroying anything in its path.


Alabama House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels talks gas tax and lottery bill

The Alabama Legislature is now well into the regular session. However, the special session is where the state gasoline tax was raised. Alabama House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels has a couple of thoughts about raising the tax to pay for infrastructure repair and construction.


Marginal Risk For Severe Storms Possible On Monday In Central Alabama

The Storm Prediction Center has introduced a Marginal Risk of severe storms over much of Central Alabama for Monday. At this point, there will be thunderstorms possible across the area with the potential of a few isolated strong to severe storms. Damaging winds and hail will be the primary threats w


Tennessee Riverkeeper removes one ton of garbage from Decatur tributary

DECATUR, Ala. – On Saturday, more than two dozen volunteers gathered in Decatur, removing over 2,900 pounds of litter from Brush Creek, a tributary of the Tennessee River. The 2,900 pounds included about 23 bags of recyclables and 63 bags of trash, along with tires and other large and heavy items.


Meat Madness: Competition heats up in Round 2

Help select the area’s favorite barbecue. Voting for the second round of Meat Madness will begin today and go through 5 p.m. on Wednesday. The top vote-getters will go on to the next round.


2 in custody after pursuit ends at Alabama river

WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — Two people from Alabama have been arrested following an attempt to smuggle drugs onto state prison property and a crash that left a third person dead. The Alabama Department of Corrections says it happened Thursday near the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka.


Alabama Senate Passes Bill to Eliminate Marriage Licenses

The Alabama senate has unanimously passed a bill to rid the state of marriage licenses because some judges won’t issue them to same-sex couples, according to LGBTQ Nation. Under this bill, a marriage license would not be required to get married in Alabama. Instead, couples would fill out a form from


Alabama ranks 5th for industrial toxic releases in air and water

Alabama industrial facilities released more than 82 million pounds of toxic material into the air, land and water in 2017, according to an analysis released this month by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


Local governments' flood costs expected to qualify for federal aid

The cost of flooding damages and expenses for governments in north Alabama should reach the $7.5 million mark needed to qualify for FEMA reimbursement, a local official said. “If the figures hold as we expect, I think north Alabama will meet the threshold that’s needed to receive federal help,” Morg


Local counties: Gas tax increase won't lead to surge of bridge building

The state's gas tax increase approved earlier this month will provide counties a revenue source to help replace aging bridges but won't spur a dramatic increase in bridge work, local county engineers said.


Hartselle to honor 4 who pulled woman from burning home

HARTSELLE — Two Hartselle police officers were 30 minutes from the end of their shift the morning of Feb. 22 when they heard a radio dispatch about a house fire. They immediately went to help.


Crowds turn out in Mooresville for annual sheep shearing

MOORESVILLE — Gary Lawson has been shearing sheep for quite some time. “Since (Jimmy) Carter was president,” Lawson said Saturday morning at 1818 Farms in Mooresville. “So, I’ve been doing this since 1976 or 1977. Somewhere around there.”


PREP ROUNDUP: Falkville sweeps doubleheader against East Lawrence

FALKVILLE — Noah Holmes hit a walk-off single that scored two runs in the bottom of the 10th to give Falkville an 8-7 win over East Lawrence. That walk-off single was the second hit of the day for Holmes. Andrew Jones matched him with two hits of his own.


Building Connections: Harvard students spend spring break volunteering with Habitat for Humanity

Well wishes, prayers and welcome home messages written by volunteers from New Zealand, Alaska, New York, California and Texas adorned the wooden frame of the Habitat for Humanity of Morgan County home.


Jobless rates last month down in Morgan, Lawrence, Limestone counties

Morgan and Limestone counties had some of Alabama’s lowest unemployment rates last month, according to data released Friday by the state Department of Labor. “The unemployment rate in Morgan County fell from 3.8 percent in January to 3.4 percent in February, a significant drop from 4.2 percent in Fe


Tennessee Riverkeeper continues microplastic campaign

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - More than two dozen Tennessee Riverkeeper Volunteers removed over 2,900 lbs of litter from Brush Creek today, a tributary of the Tennessee River in Decatur.