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One man dead in late night shooting

DECATUR, Ala. - On the night of March 18, 2018, at approximately 11:00 p.m., the Morgan County E-911 Center received a call of a shooting at 1602 Brookridge Road SW. The caller, Cameron Matthews, stated that he had just shot someone. Officers with the Decatur Police Department's Patrol Division re

ROCKETCITYNOW.COM - 2018-03-19 13:51:34

Storm damage in Russellville - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Reports of damage are coming in, including the Waffle House and near Central Alabama Credit Union on U.S. 43. The fire department reports damage at Road Gear too. [FIRST ALERT Weather Day Monday, severe storms possible] Power is out along the highway. Firefighters say Lawrence Street trees went down

WAFF - 2018-03-20 00:52:16

Update to Storm Timing Today

The Shoals (areas around Florence, Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia, Russellville, and Moulton): 3 PM to 5 PM I-65 and I-565 (areas around Huntsville, Madison, Athens, Decatur, Fayetteville, Guntersville, Boaz, and Cullman): 4 PM to 7 PM Sand Mountain (areas around Scottsboro, Stevenson, and Fort Payne): 6

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-19 16:16:00

Woman dead, 4 injured in Limestone County wreck

Multiple people, including two children, were injured and a woman died during an accident involving a farm truck in Limestone County on Sunday, Alabama State Troopers said. Manisha Thaker, 33, of Tacoma, Washington, was a passenger in a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox that collided with a 2000 Volvo commerci

AL.COM - 2018-03-19 02:09:39

Huntsville Utilities urges customers to prepare for severe weather

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - As we monitor the risk of severe weather, Huntsville Utilities is on standby for any damage or outage reports. The company has a message on what to look out for when severe weather hits. "Anytime we have a situation like this, it's kind of all hands on deck," said Joe Gehrdes with

WHNT-TV - 2018-03-19 19:05:24

Expanded Severe Threat For Today

- Tornadoes, some strong - Damaging winds over 60 mph, stronger storms can go over 80 mph - Large hail over 1-inch, almost 2 inches in stronger storms (golf ball up to tennis ball-sized) Start Times By Region The Shoals (areas around Florence, Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia, Russellville, and Moulton):

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-19 12:39:00

Decatur man pleads guilty to federal kidnapping, child sex-trafficking charges

Brian David Boersma, 48, pleaded guilty to charges of attempting kidnapping, attempted kidnapping of a minor, attempted sex trafficking of a child, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime. Boersma tried to get a co-worker to find som

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-19 18:22:00

Fully-involved structure fire in SE Huntsville

Around 1:30 p.m. Sunday firefighters were called to the scene a fire at Huntsville American Cabinets on East Gateway Dr. They remain on the scene battling the blaze. Traffic in the area is being diverted. WAFF has a crew on the scene working to learn more. Check back for updates on this developin

WAFF - 2018-03-18 19:13:16

Decatur Police investigating fatal shooting of a 23-year-old

Officers were called to the Brookridge Apartment complex shortly before 11 p.m. for a shooting call. When they arrived, they found a 23-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds on the second floor of one of the apartments. Family of the victim confirmed that he's Chaz Harris. Investigators be

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-19 10:39:00

Early dismissals for Monday, March 19th

(WZDX) - Because of the threat for severe weather on Monday, March 19th, some local schools are dismissing early. CLOSING EARLY: Cullman County Schools: Dismissing at 12:00 p.m. Decatur Schools: All activities canceled (on Spring Break) Huntsville Schools: Students will dismiss early according to t

ROCKETCITYNOW.COM - 2018-03-18 20:58:07

Suspected shooter reports man's slaying; police find body outside Decatur apartments

A man's body was found when Decatur police were called to investigate a shooing late Sunday on the southwest side of the city. Chaz D. Harris was found dead outside Brookridge Apartments and Townhomes, said Decatur police spokeswoman Emme Long. The apartments are at 1602 Brookridge Road S.W. A man c

AL.COM - 2018-03-19 12:45:11

Decatur police investigating a deadly shooting at Brookridge Apartments, one person killed

DECATUR, Ala. - Decatur police are investigating a deadly late night shooting. According to police, 911 calls started coming in around 11:00 Sunday night about a shooting at the Brookridge Apartment complex just off of Austinville Road. When emergency crews arrived, they found a man in his mid 20's

WHNT-TV - 2018-03-19 08:05:45

Fatal crash in Ardmore leaves 1 dead, several injured

ARDMORE, Ala. - A woman is dead after a fatal crash on HWY 251 and Sweet Springs Rd./Pinedale Rd. Sunday morning according to Alabama State Troopers. Officials say the woman was traveling in the passenger seat of a white SUV with her family, a man and two children, going eastbound on Sweet Springs R

WHNT-TV - 2018-03-18 17:18:18

Man charged with capital murder in fatal shooting at Huntsville apartment complex

Huntsville police have charged Demetrius Deshawn Childs with capital murder in a shooting at Westlake Apartments that left one dead and another wounded Thursday night. Childs, 22, was charged with capital murder, shooting into an occupied vehicle and second-degree assault. He turned himself in to po


Severe storms with hail, possible tornadoes expected Monday

Severe storms capable of large hail, damaging winds and possible tornadoes are forecast beginning Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Huntsville. The storms are likely to impact most of north Alabama, including Morgan, Limestone and Lawrence counties, but should be most se

DECATUR DAILY - 2018-03-18 18:21:00

Update: Dangerous & Damaging Storms Still On Track For Monday

The Shoals: 6 PM to 8 PM I-65 and I-565, including Huntsville: 7 PM to 9 PM Sand Mountain: 8 PM to 10 PM Please take time to review your severe weather safety plan. Also, make sure your batteries work in your NOAA Weather Radio. If you lose power, your weather radio can be a great source of inform

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-18 21:38:00

Residents escape burning Huntsville apartment building

It was a terrifying and upsetting ordeal for residents at an apartment complex in Huntsville as they rushed to escape their burning building. Firefighters spent several hours early Sunday morning putting out the blaze. The fire happened at the Governors House Apartments on Governors House Drive SW.

WAFF - 2018-03-18 10:05:42

Student speaks his mind about situation at Tanner

Amidst the turmoil at Tanner High School, one student wants to set the record straight. Often speaking through tears, the senior reached out to The News Courier because he is fed up with the deteriorating situation at his school. According to Matthew Craig, whose name has been changed to protect his


Huntsville man arrested for trafficking marijuana, heroin

Huntsville Police arrested a man for drug trafficking Wednesday morning. Damion Doral Drake was arrested at the Paddock Club of Providence. He was charged with trafficking marijuana and heroin and placed in jail on a $75,000 bond. Officials in the Huntsville-Madison area conducted a lengthy investig


Several families watched the St. Patrick's day parade

People said it felt good to get dressed up for the holiday. One family from Guntersville told WAAY 31 it's their first time celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Huntsville. They figured it'd be a good time for the children. "It's his first St. Patrick's Day. We're all ready. It's good to get out and