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Court documents reveal man who died in law enforcement custody appears to have had an alias
MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – A man who died a short time after being arrested for rape, sodomy, and burglary Monday morning may have ingested something before his death in custody, authorities said Tuesday.
Man dies following interview with Madison County investigators
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A 37-year-old Huntsville man passed away as he was being arrested by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office on Monday.The deceased has been identified as Neal Matthias Grillo.Grillo went to the Criminal Investigations Division on Wheeler Avenue voluntarily for an interview in co
Madison County in need of foster parents
We're learning about the toll the opioid crisis is taking on Alabama's foster system. Just this week police in Florence arrested Kristen Smith. They said she gave birth at a home, then went to a hospital where she and her baby tested positive for illegal drugs.WAAY 31 learned that these situations a
‘Redneck Housewives of Alabama’ to screen pilot episode in Huntsville; watch the trailer here
Eight women star in "Redneck Housewives of Alabama," a reality series created by a Huntsville company, Helen Evans LLC. From left are Phyllis Neighbors, Kelly Wilson, Emily Smotherman, Beth Hurt, Amanda Keller, Yolanda Banks, Rhonda Randolph and Leah Seawright. (Redneck Housewives of Alabama Faceboo
Madison man goes all out on Halloween decorations to help St. Jude's kids
Madison - Witches, goblins, werewolves, and scary creatures of all kinds have been set up all over the lawn of the owner of Casa Blanca Mexican Restaurant, Elias Martinez.
Athens man arrested in shooting of friend
ATHENS, AL (WAFF) - Authorities have taken one man into custody following a shooting in Limestone County.Deputies responded to Beechwood Road in Athens around 4 a.m. on Monday regarding a shooting, according to a statement from the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office.Authorities learned while on the w
2 killed in wreck involving 18-wheeler on Highway 69
Alabama State TroopersTwo people are dead a wreck involving a car and an 18-wheeler on Alabama 69, south of Bug Tussle.Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick said the victims in the wreck were in the same vehicle. Their identities have not been released.The wreck occurred before 10 a.m.The 18-whee
Authorities: Rape suspect may have ingested something before his death
MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – A man who died a short time after being arrested for rape, sodomy and burglary Monday morning may have ingested something before his death in custody, authorities said Tuesday.
Police respond to flipped car on Memorial Parkway
One person has been transported to Huntsville Hospital after a car flipped over Tuesday evening at Memorial Parkway and Mastin Lake Road. According to an officer on scene, the person will be okay.No other details have been released at this time, and WAAY 31 will update when more is known.
Investigation underway in Madison Co. after man died during arrest
A death investigation is underway in Madison County after a suspect became unconscious when deputies tried to arrest him.A member of the Madison County Sheriff's Office said they interviewed a suspect at their office on Wheeler Avenue this morning. Following the interview, deputies tried to take the
Panama City native collecting donations for Hurricane Michael victims
MADISON, Ala. -- People are still trying to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Michael which made landfall October 10. The confirmed number of lives lost stands at 17. Thousands of people are still without power, and entire communities have been destroyed.
Madison County rape suspect dies after arrest
MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — Authorities are trying to determine what caused a man to go unconscious and die Monday as he was waiting for transportation to the Madison County Jail. Neal Matthias Grillo, 37, collapsed after he was arrested by deputies at 10:00 a.m., according to Lieutenant Donny Shaw.
Gov. Ivey’s order puts some Madison County parolees on pause
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Gov. Kay Ivey’s executive order put a temporary mandatory freeze on all early parole hearings across the state for violent criminals, including some set to return to the Valley.Madison County Assistant District Attorney Tim Gann said he was planning to represent the county in
Two vehicle crash shuts down Memorial Parkway
Huntsville Police is investigating after a two crash along I-565.It happened just after 8 Monday morning along the eastbound lanes of I-565 just before Memorial Parkway. Police said a man was trapped inside his vehicle. Firefighters were able to help the man out. He was taken to Huntsville Hospital.
Decatur church collects thousands of goods for Hurricane Michael victims
People in Decatur work to pack two trucks full of supplies going down to Panama City, FL (Rae, Jenna)
Huntsville man uses GPS to find stolen vehicle
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - 2 o’clock on Monday, while most of you were sleeping, a Huntsville business owner was on a mission to find his stolen work vehicle.Members of law enforcement are still looking for the suspect, but the stolen vehicle has been recovered thanks to a GPS tracking device on the ve
Shooting in Madison County leaves man with ankle wound
MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — A man was shot in the ankle Saturday at the intersection of Townsend Drive and Old Gurley Road, according to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. Officials say the wound is non-life-threatening.
Authorities investigating multi-vehicle crash in Madison County
MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Crews responded to the scene of a multi-car crash in Madison County on Saturday.The accident, which involved three cars, occurred on Little Cove Road near the Flint River Bridge.No injuries have been reported yet, but WAFF 48 crews report that one person has been taken in
Traffic moving slowly on I-565 due to accident
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Police are on the scene of a traffic accident in Madison County.Huntsville police say that westbound I-565 at Mooresville Road is down to one lane due to the accident.No injuries have yet been reported.WAFF has a crew headed to the scene. Check back for updates.Copyright 2018
Authorities searching for missing teen in Decatur
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Authorities are searching for a missing teenage girl.The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) says that Irma Maria Diego-Gomez was last seen on Thursday wearing a red and black plaid shirt and blue jeans. She was last seen at her residence, leaving for school.Gomez has brown