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Morgan County first responders ready for weather threats

MORGAN COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - In Morgan County, first responders are tracking the storms to make sure they’re ready for whatever the weather brings. Danny Kelso is the chief of the Morgan County Rescue Squad and his crew knows how dangerous things can get when heavy rains cause flooding.


Two Arrested at Alabama Prisons on Promoting Prison Contraband Charges

Alabama Department of Corrections Investigations and Intelligence Division agents made multiple arrests following two separate incidents that occurred during visitation at two state correctional facilities. The incidents occurred on February 17.


Neighbors hope new culvert prevents flooding in Morgan Co.

With all of the rain in this week's forecast, we’re hearing from folks who deal with major flooding in times like these. That includes homeowners in Morgan County. WAAY 31 spent the day talking with people who are praying for change.


Police: Alabama woman burglarized homes during funerals

PRICEVILLE, Ala. – An Alabama woman is accused of breaking into the homes of people who were attending relatives' funerals. A statement released Thursday by police in the north Alabama town of Priceville says they've arrested 43-year-old Jennifer Lynn Azizian on four counts of burglary.


Alabama Power plant blaming shutdown on the federal government

WALKER COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — Alabama Power has confirmed they are shutting down a plant in Walker County and they blame the federal government. The company blames federally driven environmental mandates for handling coal ash and wastewater.


Morgan County, Decatur law enforcement conduct school drug sweep

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, in coordination with school administrators, conducted a narcotic sweep of A.P. Brewer High School on Tuesday. Multiple Morgan County Sheriff and Decatur Police Department K-9 Units participated in the search, said Mike Swafford, sheriff’s office spokesman.


7 indicted, arrested on federal methamphetamine distribution charges in Cullman County

More than a half dozen people were taken into custody in a Cullman County arrest sweep following federal indictments on drug charges. The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday announced the arrests of seven people. They had all been previously arrested by sheriff’s investigators and now have


I-65 NB closed for three hours at Cullman/Morgan County Line

CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. – Authorities closed the northbound lanes of I-65 in Cullman County Sunday night. Authorities said a wreck closed the road at mile marker 318, near the Cullman/Morgan County line.


Funeral, visitation planned for Cullman Co. native killed in IL mass shooting

CULLMAN, AL (WBRC) - The funeral and visitation for the Cullman County native killed in last week’s mass shooting in Illinois have been set. Visitation for Josh Pinkard will begin at 4 p.m. at Loft 212 in Cullman on Saturday, Feb. 23. His funeral will be at the same location the following day at 2 p


Alabama lawmaker to introduce plan to increase employer E-Verification

DECATUR, Ala. - Alabama Senator Arthur Orr is working to gain support for a bill in the state legislature that would affect foreign national employees without work authorization.


Seven arrested Tuesday in Cullman County

Seven Arrested Tuesday In Cullman County Related to Federal Drug Indictments. Wednesday, February 20, 2019, Agents with the Cullman Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET), Deputies and Investigators with the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office(CCSO) assisted the United States Marshals Service and United Stat


Alabama Weather Update at 4:45 a.m.: Thunder, Heavy Rain Across the I-59 Corridor

Many of you are waking up to occasional thunder and heavy rain early this morning from a northeast-to-southwest oriented band of thunderstorms that is lifting slowly northward.


Mother of slain journalist James Foley says Alabama ISIS bride Hoda Muthana should ‘face justice’

The mother of slain American photojournalist James Foley said Alabama’s “ISIS bride” Hoda Muthana should be held responsible for her actions. Speaking on Fox News, Diana Foley said it was important that Muthana and “the many thousands of ISIS fighters who have promoted terrorism...be held accountabl


GBI: Food that sent 28 middle school students to hospital contained THC

ATLANTA - A lab test conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation found THC in at least one food sample from Sandtown Middle School, where 28 students were sent to local hospitals last week after eating Valentine’s Day treats.


Alabama school system to eliminate up to 70 jobs

DOTHAN, Ala. — An Alabama school system says it may eliminate nearly 70 jobs after decisions to close some schools in an effort to save money. The Dothan Eagle reported Dothan City Schools expects to cut at least 47 staff members as part of the efforts.


Angry in Alabama? State ranks high in new “7 Deadly Sins” list

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Are you feeling a little bit wrathful this morning? Are you too slothful to do anything about it besides complain online?. A new study from WalletHub.com took at look at the 7 Deadly Sins - pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth. They then looked at data they bel


Alabama newspaper editor won’t apologize for writing editorial saying KKK should 'ride again'

An Alabama newspaper editor who wrote an editorial urging the return of the Ku Klux Klan to "clean out" Washington said Thursday that he won’t apologize and “would do it all over again.”


Alabama man gets 16 years for helping slaying suspect elude police

CENTREVILLE, Ala. – An Alabama man has pleaded guilty to helping his cousin elude police officers who were searching for him in the slaying of one woman and the kidnapping of another.


City plans former hospital redevelopment

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management and the City of Hartselle held the first meeting concerning the redevelopment of the former Hartselle Hospital Feb. 15 at City Hall.


Gus’s Fried Chicken opens first Alabama location

An iconic Southern fried chicken restaurant opened its first Alabama location earlier this week in downtown Birmingham. Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, which began in the small town of Mason, Tenn., and is now based in Memphis, opened Monday in The Battery, a retail and office development in the f