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Cameras hope to crack down crime in northwest Huntsville
"This neighborhood, in particular, said we would love to have the response time of the police to decrease if they had an opportunity to know how the perpetrators look. We have cut down on the speculation by bringing cameras to the neighborhood," Keith said.
Huntsville police announce DUI traffic checkpoints
Police say if you are stopped at a traffic safety checkpoint, be prepared to present your driver’s license, proof of insurance and vehicle tag registration. The task force uses data provided by the North Alabama Safety Office to determine traffic accident hot spots across the city. Right now there a
Madison baseball team CEO reveals one name stands above the rest
The Madison baseball team CEO told WAAY31 on Friday there is both a team name and location that swept the first round of voting, and it wasn't even close.The top five team names were revealed on Friday morning: Comet Jockeys, Moon Possums, Space Chimps, ThunderSharks, and Trash Pandas.
I-Team: Madison County Sheriff calls for Prison Reform
On Friday, the WAAY31 I-Team looked into the Madison County Sheriff's claim that the state's criminal justice system is not at an adequate level."If you're going to give them 10 years, then make sure they do 10 years," Sheriff Blake Dorning said.
Fireball caught on video in Alabama, Georgia
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. —NASA says a fireball that streaked across the Southeastern sky was traveling about 53,700 mph when it lit up the night over Alabama.FACEBOOK VIDEO: Fireball caught on camera in AL, GAAdvertisementThe Meteoroid Environment Office at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center says numerous
16, 15 and 13-year-olds charged in armed robberies in Decatur
Decatur Police announced the arrest of three teenagers in connection to two armed robberies earlier this month. Only the name of one of the three was released - 16-year-old Javion Hine - because he is the only one charged as an adult.According to police, a man called them on August 10th after he sai
Madison County Sheriff’s Office having difficult time keeping dispatchers
"I'm happy for them, but the difficulty is we have to go out and find that other person and train that other person to do that job," Dorning said.
Madison Co. Commissioners react to Sheriff's request
Friday, Madison County Commissioners told WAAY 31 there isn't enough money in the budget to give the sheriff office an extra $3.8 million."Absolutely not. When you got a 1.9 million dollar increase, it's not even a reachable goal," said Chairman Dale Strong of the Madison County Commission.
Here they are: Madison baseball’s final 5 names for the picking
Comet Jockeys– “‘Rocket City’ was put on the map for its cutting-edge aerospace development. Comet Jockeys is a celebration of our brave astronauts who explore outer space.”Moon Possums– “A scavenger at heart, these local critters are known for hanging around and having a good time with their family
2 teens arrested in Clements vehicle window shooting, Tanner tire slashing
Two Athens 18-year-olds were arrested today for incidents last week in which vehicle windows were damaged at Clements High and tires slashed at Tanner High, authorities said.The Limestone County Sheriff's Office said Dwain Lemar Croskey Jr., 18, of 15732 Hardy Road, and Caleb Ryan Kegley, 18, of 205
AL, TN law enforcement team up for Hands Across the Border checkpoint
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - On Friday night, Alabama and Tennessee law enforcement officers will join forces at the state line to keep you safe.Hands Across the Border
UPDATE: Friends mourn loss of couple, a mother of three and an Alabama man, killed in wreck in Chesterfield
Matthew E. Monse, 36, of Huntsville, Ala., and Carla F. Swift, 36, of the 8600 block of Turnerville Road in Chesterfield County, were fatally injured in a crash in the 23500 block of Hull Street Road at about 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
Huntsville Housing Authority looks to move families throughout Madison County
She's relieved to hear the public housing complex might finally be demolished. Huntsville Housing Authority documents obtained by WAAY 31 say Sparkman Homes is not fit to live in, and it would cost a lot more money to fix than demolish. Boyd is excited to join more than 200 families with section 8 h
Decatur Police investigate early-morning shooting
Emergency crews responded to the 300-block of Courtney Drive around 2:30 this morning. They arrived to find Donny Loyd Aldridge, 38, with a gunshot wound to his arm.
Madison Co. man pleads to drug trafficking charges
A Madison man known on the internet’s dark markets as OlympusXans, or OX, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to conspiracy to traffic drugs, including fentanyl, and to possessing firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking.
Man testifies in Limestone murder trial he found cousin with 'big hole in his back'
Waddle, now 29, of Madison, is on trial this week in Limestone County Circuit Court for the stabbing death of Michael Peoples, 35, in August 2015. Peoples was taken to Athens-Limestone Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Huntsville Hospital plans to build multi-story bed tower
The Alabama Certificate of Need Review Board, has approved Huntsville's Hospital plan for a new multi-story bed tower.The $150 million West Bed Tower is being built to meet growing patient demand.The tower will be build along Gallatin Street starting in early 2019.According to officials with Huntsvi
New NASA appointee Mark McDaniel wants to see human space flight go beyond Mars
“I was on the NASA Advisory Council from 2000 to 2005, and my major concern at that point was human exploration and education issues,” McDaniel said.
Police ID two killed in Chesterfield wrong-way crash
Matthew E. Monse, 36, of Huntsville, Ala., and Carla F. Swift, 36, of the 8600 block of Turnerville Road in Chesterfield, died in a crash that occurred in the 23500 block of Hull Street Road at about 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
17,000 water meters to be replaced in Madison County
The Madison County Commission voted to replace 17,000 water meters in Madison County. It's an issue the Madison County Commission voted to address in a meeting Thursday morning. In some cases, 30 to 40 percent of the water was being metered while the rest was going through for free.