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Inspectors found rat feces in the kitchen and employees not washing hands this week

The report showed dirty dishes stored with clean ones. A cooking pan stored on the floor was used without being washed. The hand sink was also blocked. Employees were also not properly washing their hands or not washing them at all.


Pedestrian hit by vehicle on Whitesburg Drive in Huntsville

According to Frank McKenzie with Huntsville Fire and Rescue, around 3 p.m. Thursday, a white Ford Taurus hit a pedestrian on Whitesburg Drive at Winthrop Drive, near Drake Avenue.


Huntsville roundup: Sparkman softball wins Gulf Coast Classic

Following are metro Huntsville spring sports highlights from March 20-21. For baseball and softball coaches who do not use GameChanger, and for coaches of other sports, email scores and stats to dboyette@al.com to be included.


Another Cold One: Frost Advisory for Saturday morning!

A nice Friday afternoon turns into another cold night; low temperatures fall into the low-30s under a clear sky. That’s why the National Weather Service in Huntsville posted a Frost Advisory for some counties in North Alabama:


Why you want to go to the Chinese Lantern Festival in Huntsville

Wednesday was opening day for the Chinese Lantern Festival at the Huntsville Botanical Garden, and more than 1,000 people walked its 1-mile path past lighted displays of wild animals and plants from around the world.


Huntsville prepares for Vice President Mike Pence's visit

Area law enforcement agencies are preparing for a high profile visit to the Rocket City. Vice President Mike Pence and top cabinet members will be in Huntsville next week for the National Space Council meeting. Officials throughout Huntsville are setting up security and safety measures for the gover


Madison County workers cleaning up Ditto Landing

Madison County is sending workers out to Ditto Landing to help clean up after major flooding last month. They are doing the heavy lifting and more difficult work that could be dangerous for the public.


Huntsville’s Saturn V rocket gets a fresh look for Apollo 11 moon landing anniversary

WAAY 31 is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon launch this year. Here in the Rocket City, we take for granted our easy access to the history and hardware that made that incredible mission possible, with much of it on display at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Their replica Satur


Tennessee Riverkeeper continues microplastic campaign

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - More than two dozen Tennessee Riverkeeper Volunteers removed over 2,900 lbs of litter from Brush Creek today, a tributary of the Tennessee River in Decatur.


Teacher Needs Sick Day Donations To Spend Time With Daughter

HUNTSVILLE, AL - Sometimes, there are circumstances that override ones responsibilities at work. This is certainly the case with Mae Jemison High School teacher and coach David Green. Green's daughter was diagnosed with leukemia in October, and taking sick days to spend time with his one-year-old me


Suspect shot by UAH officers identified

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Investigators say a police chase started on the University of Alabama at Huntsville campus on Friday morning. Officials with UAH say campus police officers attempted to stop a silver Mercury Sable just after 4 a.m. for multiple traffic violations.


The Huntsville Museum of Art is ‘puttin’ on the ritz’

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Dust off your flapper dress, the roarin’ twenties are coming to Huntsville. The Huntsville Museum of Art Guild is hosting Unframed, a fun evening celebrating arts, education, and culture. This will be a glitzy and glamorous experience filled with delicacies, live jazz music, danci


Madison County Sheriff to host distracted driving program

MADISON COUNTY, Ala - The Madison County Sheriff's Office has announced a teen distracted driver program that will be held on various dates at different high schools across Madison County.


Watch: Doug Jones commits to supporting whoever the 2020 Dem presidential nominee is

Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL), while claiming to be a member of the “radical middle,” declared he will vote for the Democrats’ nominee against President Donald Trump, regardless of who that individual ends up being.


Veteran walks across the country to help other vets

Retired army veteran and Huntsville native Van Booth is walking across the US to raise money for Operation Song, which empowers veterans to tell their stories through through music.


SCORE! Congrats ... Reed Hill

Reed Hill, a junior at Oxford Hill School won the AHSAA State championship in the 152 pound weight class for 6-A in wrestling Feb. 16. He also won ‘Best Match’ at the finals held in Huntsville. His accomplishments also include Coosa River Clash tournament champ, Calhoun County champ, Scoot Roger Hoo


Investigators explain best ways to install security cameras to catch criminals

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) -- How much should business owners be willing to spend on surveillance cameras? Officials from the Limestone County Sheriff's Office say they're priceless. But a higher price tag doesn't necessarily mean better quality.


Warriors to the Workforce hiring event at VBC

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - All you veterans, mark your calendar, for Wednesday, March 27 since you’ll have an opportunity to apply for work. It’s part of the ‘Warriors to the Workforce’ hiring event. You can meet with representatives from dozens of places, like Boeing, UAH, Army Contracting Command, an


Scientists work constantly detecting meteors that could wreak havoc on Earth

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A 30-foot meteor that crashed near the Bering Sea is making global headlines this week. It exploded 16 miles above the earth's surface releasing more energy than a blast from an atomic bomb. No one really noticed because this happened in a remote area over the ocean. But large met


NASA Teams Install Key Space Launch System Stage Separation Mechanism

NASA and its industry partners continue their steady progress toward launching the nation's newest rocket, NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Engineers and technicians at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, are integrating components with the SLS launch vehicle stage adapter,