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Hazmat operation concludes at Guntersville poultry processing plant
GUNTERSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A nearly 36 hour long saga is over as crews are now cleaning up and preparing to go home after a fire and gas leak at a Guntersville poultry processing plant.Fire department officials say they believe this is the longest hazmat operation they’ve ever been a part of.Crews co
Vehicles pulled from Smith Lake; investigation underway
The Cullman County Sheriff's Office Dive Team, with the assistance of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Marine Division, recovered two vehicles from the Lions Club Landing area of Smith Lake late Thursday.
VOTE HERE: Douglas, Fort Payne, Muscle Shoals and Section up for the ninth Pep Rally of the Week
It’s time for the next round of the Jack’s Pep Rally of the Week! This week’s finalists are the Douglas Eagles, Fort Payne Wildcats, Muscle Shoals Trojans and Section Lions. You can cast your vote once per hour. Voting continues through Wednesday, October 24 at 4:00 p.m. We’ll announce the winne
Longtime DeKalb County BBQ restaurant closing after 25 years
FYFFE, AL (WAFF) - Residents are saddened a popular barbeque restaurant in DeKalb County is closing after 25 years in business. Cars will park at Barry's Barbeque in Fyffe well before they open. "We love it here. It's good barbeque. It's good barbeque. We've been coming for years, and years, and yea
Etowah County authorities searching for missing 71-year-old man with dementia
Pennington was wearing a black Vietnam veteran's hat with yellow writing, a blue plaid jacket, tan shirt, blue jeans and brown boots.
Firefighters battling fire at Pilgrim's Pride Chicken Plant
Firefighters in Guntersville are working to put out a fire at the Pilgrim's Pride Chicken Plant. Fire crews tell us the fire broke out just after 5 Thursday morning. Albertville Fire responded to the scene to help crew put out the fire. Workers at the plant were immediatly evacuated and tell us the
Pedestrian victim identified in Thursday night crash on Hwy. 278 in Cullman
CULLMAN- An elderly pedestrian using a walker was struck and killed by a truck hauling a trailer on U.S. Highway 278 West, just east of West Elementary School shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday. Cullman County Coroner Jeremy L. Kilpatrick said the woman, Janis Simmons, 74, of Cullman was pronounced dead
Etowah County man arrested in connection of identity theft
ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) -- Jeffery Brett Staton, 28 of Atalla is charged with one count of identity theft, a felony, according to investigator Adam Chapman. Staton used the victim's identification and banking information without permission, to make fraudulent transactions that totaled $700.00. S
Ammonia leak being investigated at Guntersville Chicken Plant
Employees at the plant were immediately evacuated, and police knocked on doors of residents in three neighborhoods nearby, warning them to stay inside and to keep their windows and doors shut.
Etowah child welfare worker La Gray passed away Oct. 19
“She dedicated her life to helping kids who lost their way,” said Etowah County Commissioner Carolyn Parker, who was still a baby when she met Gray. “I’ve known her all my life, and she has always been an inspiration to me, politically. She taught me a lot about women’s empowerment and the importanc
Human remains found could be a break in 18 year-old cold case murder
"At 10:40 am the trackhoe that was digging, pulled out a small piece of blue tarp, which was very important to us because we were told where ever Warren Flippo was located, his remains would be inside a blue tarp," explained Lt. Donny Shaw with the Madison County Sheriff's Office.
Blue Devils torch Douglas on homecoming
Sparked by four touchdown passes from Brady Troup, Etowah remained undefeated with a 54-0 thrashing of Class 5A, Region 6 rival Douglas last Friday (Oct. 12) in Attalla.
Pilgrim Pride fire caused ammonia leak
There was a fire at Pilgrim's Pride in Guntersville this morning. The fire is out. There is a SMALL anhydrous ammonia leak. A crew is working on sealing the leak. As a precautionary measure,...— Guntersville Police (@GuntersvillePD)October 18, 2018
(Updated) Mother, son victims in fatal crash on Hwy. 69 in Cullman County
The victims have been identified by the Cullman County Coroner’s Office as Sarah Eileen Aldridge, 41, and her 14-year-old son, whose name has not been released.
DeKalb County Schools add 2 resource officers to protect schools
DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. - The Board of Education for the DeKalb County Schools System wants a School Resource Officer at each of their campuses. The board voted to make this happen Thursday morning at their meeting. Two resource officers will be added to the lineup, making the total number 13. The new S
DeKalb County to hire two school resource officers to cover all school campuses
RAINSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - DeKalb County will soon have a school resource officer at all of their 13 campuses.Thursday, officials announced plans to fill the vacancies at the remaining two campuses where there are none.The school resource officers will come to two final campuses. One of those is at the
Guntersville bringing two live concerts to Hydrofest 2019
“With the Hydrofest we are adding another class of boats. So, not only are you going to get the two concerts, you’ll still have the H-1 Unlimiteds and the Grand Prix’s but we’re also adding the Formula 2 and Formula 4 boats which a lot of people know those as tunnel boats. They’ve raced here in the
Alabama's 'war on marijuana' topic of new report by law centers
A new report on "Alabama's War on Marijuana," released today by the Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice and the Southern Poverty Law Center, calls prosecution of marijuana possession a wasteful use of state law enforcement that discriminates against blacks. "This war on marijuana is one whose
Saudi Aramco: Yanbu’ South Terminal Boosts Export Capacity
Yanbu South Terminal, which is located south of Yanbu City on the West Coast of Saudi Arabia, consists of a tank farm and offshore facilities to receive, store and load Arab Light (AL) and Arab Super Light (ASL) crude oil, said a statement issued by Aramco on Wednesday.
22-year-old man killed in Blount County crash
Christian Alexandre Sellers, 22, was seriously injured when the 2002 Ford Taurus he was driving crossed the center line and collided with a 1994 GMC pickup. Sellers was transported to UAB where he later died.