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Madison woman charged with breaking into homes during funerals

A Madison woman, who is facing five burglary charges, said she broke into houses of people attending funerals of their relatives and stole drugs, according to authorities. Jennifer Lynn Azizian, 43, 101 Inwood Trail, is charged with four counts of third-degree burglary by the Priceville Police Depar


Areal Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Madison County Until 7:30PM

The National Weather Service in Huntsville Alabama has issued a. * Flood Warning for… — Western Madison County in north central Alabama… * At 427 PM CST, automated gages reported flooding in Madison and.


Madison County flooding and bridge construction

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - People across Madison County are seeing rising and standing water. This week's big weather system is causing big concerns for several county commissioners.


550 students in Huntsville, Madison meeting with 12 mental health counselors regularly

MADISON, AL (WAFF) - Hundreds of local students are getting help for mental health issues, and their needs are being met with 12 mental health professionals. The Enrichment Center is a nonprofit counseling organization that operates throughout the Tennessee Valley, and works with students at Madison


Two Arrested at Alabama Prisons on Promoting Prison Contraband Charges

Alabama Department of Corrections Investigations and Intelligence Division agents made multiple arrests following two separate incidents that occurred during visitation at two state correctional facilities. The incidents occurred on February 17.


Flooding threat continues on Madison County roads

MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - In Madison County, high water and flooding has been an issue all week. Several major roads have been impacted by flooding at times and a number of side roads are closed in different areas.


Madison County man pleads guilty to assault charge, sentenced to 10 years in prison

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — A Madison County man connected to a shooting in 2018 pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and avoided a potential life sentence. Charles Theodore Spears pleaded guilty to second-degree assault. Spears was originally charged with attempted murder in a shooting on Erle Phillips Roa


Former sheriff, chief deputy dropped from Madison County deputy’s retaliation lawsuit

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – A Madison County Sheriff’s Office deputy who claims he was retaliated against for helping a fellow deputy with a sexual harassment claim has dropped his case against the former sheriff and chief deputy.


Madison's only public storm shelter is ready for residents seeking refuge

With the potential for severe weather, one Madison church is providing shelter to ensure people's safety. This warning is a sound familiar to many North Alabama residents, and when that siren goes off, the Madison Church of Christ located at 556 Hughes Road, is opening its doors to provide shelter f


Police: While on probation, Decatur man beat girlfriend with hammer, raped her

A Decatur man who was on probation from a prior felony beat a former girlfriend with a hammer and raped her this month, according to a Decatur police affidavit. The preliminary hearing on charges against 52-year-old Rodney Dudley Brown for the Feb. 12 incident is scheduled for March 12.


Sheriff’s Office: Ardmore man arrested after food-deprived son found with belt mark on face

An Ardmore man is charged with third-degree domestic violence after investigators found a belt marking across the face of one of his sons. Kevin DeWayne Owens Sr., 46, was charged and released from the Limestone County Jail Wednesday on $5,000 bond. Owens surrendered to authorities Tuesday after Lim


New charges filed against Alabama teacher accused of rape

WEDOWEE, Ala. — New charges have been filed against an Alabama high school teacher accused of repeatedly raping a 15-year-old student. Al.com reports authorities on Thursday announced 30-year-old David Brenton Burkhalter is now charged with second-degree rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and school employe


Police: Alabama woman burglarized homes during funerals

PRICEVILLE, Ala. – An Alabama woman is accused of breaking into the homes of people who were attending relatives' funerals. A statement released Thursday by police in the north Alabama town of Priceville says they've arrested 43-year-old Jennifer Lynn Azizian on four counts of burglary.


North Alabama lawmaker introduces bill to allow bible study electives in schools

FLORENCE, Ala. -- An Alabama lawmaker has filed a bill that would allow schools to offer an elective course on bible studies. This new bill is part of a string of bills that have popped up throughout the country this year. At least six states have introduced what are called 'Bible Literacy Bills,' i


Alabama is already waving goodbye to its 'fluke' senator Doug Jones

It doesn’t really matter which Republican candidate takes on Democratic Sen. Doug Jones in November 2020, as long as is isn’t Roy Moore. If the GOP can avoid a candidate with the kind of baggage Moore had, Jones seems destined to lose his bid to win a full term representing Alabama in the Senate. Jo


Madison Co. workers rescue woman from sinking car in floodwaters

MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Several Madison County Water Department employees are being commended for their efforts to help a woman caught in floodwaters. Spencer Heathington, Jamil Wallace and Brandon Walker acted fast when the water reached dangerous levels for drivers on Billy D. Harbin Road in N


Civil Rights Centers: Tour to highlight the history and heritage of historic Decatur churches

Inside the African-American houses of worship, where pastors preached sermons about God’s faithfulness and justness and choirs sang spirituals about overcoming struggles and hardship, a social, racial and cultural movement took root.


Man awaiting trial in Alabama for roommate's death has died

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A man awaiting trial in his roommate's bludgeoning death in Alabama has been found unresponsive in his cell and pronounced dead. News outlets report the death of 23-year-old Ledarius Jaquad Peterson is being investigated as a homicide.


Crews respond to structure fire at Castleview Dr. in Madison

According to Madison police, crews are at the scene of a structure fire in the 100 Block of Castleview Drive Thursday at 6:17 p.m. WAAY 31 has a reporter on the way to the scene and will provide updates.


Flash Flood Watch issued as heavy rain continues

The Areal Flood Watch has been canceled and replaced with a Flash Flood Watch. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Madison, , Morgan, Marshall, Limestone, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Colbert, Franklin, Jackson, and DeKalb counties in Alabama and for Lincoln, Giles, Lawrence, Wayne, and Marion counties in