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Huntsville police barricading Little Cove Road after woman rescued from flood waters

Huntsville police are barricading Little Cove Road after a woman was rescued by another driver from flood waters Friday around 7:30 p.m. The woman lost control and swerved off the road into standing water while traveling on Little Cove Road. Huntsville police and Huntsville Fire and Rescue responded


Bicentennial stamp to be unveiled in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - As the State of Alabama gears up for its 200th birthday, a special commemorative bicentennial stamp is set to be unveiled in Huntsville. The Rocket City served as the first capital for the state.


Madison County ‘Can Man’ killed by vehicle in Madison County

MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Alabama State Troopers have identified the pedestrian killed on Capshaw Road Friday afternoon. Troopers identified him as Edward Golladay, 54, of Madison. Golladay, widely known in the area as the “Can Man,” was a familiar face in Madison County. He could often be seen co


Madison County Sheriff’s Office searches for shop lifter

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


'Not Alone Conference' begins in Huntsville, Albertville

The "Not Alone Conference" began Friday night with sessions in both Huntsville and Albertville. The goal of the conference is to provide people with information and resources to take away any kind of perceived stigma attached to mental illness, addiction, suicide or suicidal thoughts. There are also


Less rainfall expected today, but flooded conditions continue

Another day of flooded conditions is expected today, although the Shoals won't see nearly as much rainfall, forecasters said. The area received some 1.75 inches inches of rainfall by late Friday afternoon, and an additional 1 to 2 inches were expected overnight, according to the National Weather Ser


Chuy’s hiring 145 positions at brand-new Huntsville location

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The authentic Tex-Mex restaurant is looking to hire over 100 people for it’s new location in Huntsville. Chuy’s will hire approximately 145 team members for a variety of positions, including front-of-house hosts, servers, bussers, and bartenders. The restaurant is also hiring


Challengers to U.S. Sen. Doug Jones starting to line up for 2020 election

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, a Democrat, scored an upset in 2017 over Republican Roy Moore. He was the first Democrat elected to the U.S. Senate from Alabama in 25 years.


Law enforcement trains to handle mental health crises in Madison County

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - First responders are taking their training to the next level when it comes to crisis situations. Members of the Huntsville Police Department , Madison County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Madison Police Department learned how to be prepared for mental health emergencies wi


Heavy rain cause more flooded roads

Heavy rainfall inundated North Alabama for the fourth day in a row, leaving many roads feeling the impact. Although the heaviest rain is over, the flooding remains and roads in several communities are now impassable.


Friday February 22nd, 2019 Weather Forecast

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - There's an "enhanced risk" (3/5) for severe storms Saturday evening in far northwest Alabama. A "slight risk" (2/5) for severe storms for areas in yellow, which includes Huntsville, Athens, Decatur, Moulton, and Fayetteville. A "marginal risk" (1/5) for northeast Alabama.


Alabama mail carrier pleads guilty to feeding dog nail-laced meatballs

An Alabama woman has pleaded guilty to an animal cruelty charge for feeding a dog meatballs laced with nails in 2017 when she worked for the U.S. Postal Service. Susanna Burhans was sentenced to 10 days in jail, 50 hours of community service and two years of probation, court records show. She will s


Areal Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Madison County Until 6:30PM

The National Weather Service in Huntsville Alabama has issued a. * Flood Warning for… — Western Madison County in north central Alabama… * Until 630 PM CST Friday. * At 1230 PM CST, data from automated river gauges and reports from emergency management officials confirm that severe flooding is still


Monday at 6: How strong is Huntsville’s economy?

Tune in to WAAY 31 at 6 p.m. Monday as we review the new report pitting the Huntsville economy against the rest of the state. You’ll also find out what local leaders believe could be the city’s Achilles' heel.


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.


State troopers release name of victim in fatal Madison County wreck

UPDATE: (8:55 p.m.) The victim was Edward Golladay, 54, of Madison. Alabama State Troopers are responding to a pedestrian versus vehicle crash on Capshaw Road west of Jeff Road in Madison County.


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.


Ditto Landing officials say water hasn’t been this high since 2015 flood

HUNTSVILLE, Ala - Floodwaters have put most of Ditto Landing underwater. Executive Director Brandi Quick says the water levels remind her of flooding that occurred in 2015. As she waits for the storm to pass, her thoughts turn to the cleanup effort that will have to take place to get the park back t


R. Kelly turns himself in to police on sexual abuse charges involving minors

COOK COUNTY, Ill. - Just hours after singer R. Kelly was charged with 10 counts of felony criminal sexual abuse involving four minors, he turned himself in to Chicago police. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted Friday night that Kelly, whose legal name is Robert Kelly, was arrested at a preci


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