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Huntsville, other AL cities hit by nationwide ‘hoax’ bomb threats
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Hoax bomb threats have been emailed to businesses around the country. That includes Huntsville and other Alabama cities. Authorities say these bomb threats have been traced to a Russian internet address.
Former Huntsville woman teaches financial independence for women
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Getting a divorce can be a stressful time, especially if you are a woman who gave up a career for love. A former Huntsville woman found that out the hard way. And now she makes it her life’s work to make sure no other woman makes the same mistake.
11-year-old Huntsville girl hopes to raise $50K to help kids battling cancer
HUNTSVILLE, Ala - Running a race to raise money for a cause is an amazing feat for most adults, but how would you react if you heard an 11-year-old girl was doing it? Kaitlyn Lee has been running to help kids with cancer since she was 7-years-old and she hopes by the end of the year she can reach a
Huntsville sets full calendar of bicentennial events in 2019
You don’t want to miss 2019. Not in Huntsville. Not when Alabama is celebrating its 200th birthday. From the release of a new Alabama postage stamp to a re-enact of President James Monroe’s unannounced visit to Huntsville to the combining with NASA on the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, a big
Man arrested for allegedly following, robbing Madison County woman
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The Madison County Sheriff’s Office say they have arrested one man in a robbery. 26-year-old Trent Logan was arrested overnight by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and booked in to jail just before 5:30 on Thursday morning.
Judge revokes bond for Woodville man charged with murder
JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. – A judge has ordered a man accused of kidnapping and killing a Huntsville man back behind bars. Court records show a judge ordered the arrest of Brandon Blaine Berry of Woodville after prosecutors said he failed to comply with conditions of his release, which included reporting
Alabama Community College System offers help to Virginia College students
HUNTSVILLE, Ala - It's been nearly 10 days since Virginia College announced it's closing its doors. Students are telling WHNT News 19 their phone calls are not being returned and the school is not offering answers. The Alabama Community College System is stepping in to help.
Local festivities kick off in honor of Alabama's bicentennial year
On Friday, Alabama will be 199 years old, and a year-long celebration of Alabama's bicentennial year will begin. Events like concerts, reenactments and oral histories about Huntsville will be held in celebration. The Alabama state constitution was signed in Huntsville in 1819. Alabama was the 22nd s
Police: Driver performed life-saving measures after wreck in Huntsville
Huntsville Police released a statement Wednesday about a deadly wreck on November 27, 2018 at Bob Wallace Avenue and Mobile Drive. The man who died and the driver of the at-fault vehicle, Dexter Brandon II, was heading east on Bob Wallace Avenue that evening. His vehicle entered the center turn lane
Huntsville and Madison County leaders reveal plans for Alabama’s 200th birthday
MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — Huntsville and Madison County leaders will be revealing their plans for Alabama’s 200th birthday next year!. Celebrations in honor of the bicentennial have been going on across the state for the past two years.
Family drops lawsuit over teen killed by Priceville police officer
PRICEVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The family of a 15-year-old killed by police last year has dropped their lawsuit against the officer who fired the shots. The decision came after seeing body and dash camera videos of the June 2017 shooting.
Huntsville Police looking into reported bomb threats
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Huntsville Police is currently investigating reports of multiple bomb threats that investigators believe to be an email scam. Investigators are taking all reports seriously. However, they do not believe anyone is in real danger.
5 Things to do This Weekend – December 14
Jersey Boys presented by Broadway Theatre League in Huntsville. @ Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, Friday 12/14 – Sunday 12/16, 5 performances. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning musical phenomenon. Tickets start at $42.
Huntsville ranks among top 10 cities with the safest drivers
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Huntsville is the fourth safest city in the U.S. for driving. That’s according to the Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report, which used Allstate’s claim data to determine the safety rankings.
Madison residents get look at Hughes Road, Huntsville Brownsferry expansion
MADISON, AL (WAFF) - Expansion is coming to two key roads in Madison, and Wednesday the public got a chance to give input. Madison Engineering Director Gary Chynoweth answered questions and explained the Hughes and Huntsville Brownberry Road expansions.
Rocket Republic launching new brewery in downtown Huntsville
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Right next to the Furniture Factory and Meridian Crossing, on Meridian Street in downtown Huntsville, Rocket Republic will have another home next spring.
Man's truck falls 20 feet after crash
A man was taken to Huntsville Hospital by helicopter Tuesday night after his truck crashed on U.S. 72 and fell nearly 20 feet between two bridges over Piney Creek, an official said.
Last words of Death Row killer who murdered newlywed and sexually assaulted wife
Texas has executed a Death Row prisoner who murdered a newlywed and sexually assaulted his bride during a botched robbery 25 years ago. Alvin Braziel was put to death by lethal injection in the state's death chamber in Huntsville on Wednesday evening.
Man sentenced to life in prison for 2013 Decatur murder
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The third defendant in a murder case was sentenced to life in prison in the 2013 Decatur murder of 21-year-old James Patrick Travers II on Wednesday morning at the Morgan County Courthouse.
Rocket Republic Brewing to open downtown Huntsville location
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A popular brewery in Madison announced they will be opening a second location in the Rocket City. Mark Hogan with Rocket Republic says they’re excited to hit the downtown Huntsville scene. The new taproom and brewery will be located at the old Envy location next to Furniture Facto