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Nativity comes to life in Limestone County
For many, Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without the Nativity. A handful of local churches are offering Nativity-inspired options this season, ranging from a Walk through Bethlehem to outdoor Christmas pageants and even a drive-thru Bible lesson.
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.
Tennessee River in Limestone County featured in exhibit
LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala - In 1966, barges began landing on the same muddy Tennessee River bank in Limestone County to unload supplies to build what at that time would be the world’s largest nuclear power plant, the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant.
Huntsville company looking to hire 80 substitutes for Decatur schools
The company that hires and provides substitute teachers for Decatur City Schools is having a recruitment fair today from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the school district’s headquarters.
Weather could cause delay for students in Limestone Co., officials say
Weather will affect school start times for many students tomorrow. That could include students in Limestone County schools. School officials are already monitoring the roads to make sure they're safe for buses.
Wreck near Athens Bible blocking traffic
A wreck near Athens Bible School has temporarily blocked a portion of East Washington Street. One person has been arrested at the scene. According to emergency radio traffic, one person was transported to Athens-Limestone Hospital. The extent of any injuries is unknown at this time.
Decatur police investigating fatal wreck Friday night on U.S. 31
A Decatur woman died after a wreck Friday night on U.S. 31, according to Decatur police. Police said Demetria Spraggins, 44, was pronounced dead at Decatur-Morgan Hospital. The investigation is ongoing.
Madison Co. man charged with willful abuse of a child and strangulation
A Madison County man was arrested Monday on charges of willful abuse of a child and strangulation. 32-year-old Stephen Hamm is held on a $20,000 bond. According to the Madison County Sheriff's Office, he attacked a woman and two children at a home near Harvest before they were able to escape. Deputi
JIMMY SMITH GMC BURGLARY: Athens man charged, more arrests likely
An Athens man was arrested Friday in connection to thefts and a burglary at Jimmy Smith GMC, an official said. Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said 19-year-old Jaterrius Tywon Burrell of East Sanderfer Road was arrested on warrants for two counts of first-degree theft and one count of third-degree
Man found dead after chase in Lawrence County
MOULTON — A Decatur man is dead following a brief chase with law enforcement agencies on Saturday, according to authorities. Lawrence County Coroner Greg Randolph said the man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound sometime between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.
2nd truck accident in 3 weeks snarls traffic at intersection
When an 18-wheeler overturned at the intersection of U.S. 31 and Alabama 20 in Decatur on Monday morning, it was the second accident involving large trucks at the busy intersection in the past three weeks.
Decatur woman killed in weekend crash
DECATUR, Ala. – Police say it appears a woman killed in a Friday night wreck crossed over into oncoming traffic on Highway 31. Demetria Spraggins, 44, was driving south on Highway 31 just after 8 p.m. Friday when she crossed the center turn lane into oncoming traffic near Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ, Decat
Dr. Michael Dick given August trial date on patient harassment charges
DECATUR, Ala. — Decatur physician Michael Dick has been given an August trial date on criminal harassment charges related to allegations from three former patients. The allegations against Dick have led to a suspension of his medical license. Under Alabama Board of Medical Examiner rules, he is due
Hartselle woman charged with using meth while pregnant
DECATUR, Ala. – Police have charged a woman with chemical endangerment after they said she and the child both tested positive for methamphetamine. Brooke Kimberly Hanvey, 20, was arrested Friday.
John Lee Perry – Death Notice
John Lee Perry, age 41 of Huntsville passed away Dec. 5, 2018. He is survived by his mother Mary Jo Perry; brother Bill Jo Bates, Jr.; and sister Peggy Bates. Visitation is Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Berryhill Funeral Home, followed by the funeral service at 12:00 p.m. offici
Overturned truck spills scrap metal
A westbound tractor-trailer overturned on Wilson Street Northeast after turning off U.S. 31 this morning, according to authorities. The 18-wheeler spilled scrap aluminum onto Wilson Street adjacent to the Double Tree Hotel, Decatur police said.
Demetria S Spraggins – Death Notice
MARCH 18, 1974 ~ DECEMBER 7, 2018 (AGE 44) Reynolds Funeral Home announces with deepest sympathy the passing of Ms. Demetria Spraggins, 44 of Decatur, AL. Ms. Spraggins died December 7, 2018 at Decatur Morgan Hospital. Reynolds Funeral Home will announce.
North Alabama overnight snow showers
WAAY 31's Steven Dilsizen was live in Sewanee, Tennessee Monday morning where he reported a couple of inches for snowfall and provided pictures. A light, wet snow has been falling across higher elevations of northeast Alabama with temperatures dipping into the mid 30s overnight - that includes the h
Wintry mix of rain and snow possible today in Alabama
Be on the lookout for a snowflake or two this morning if you're in north Alabama -- and this afternoon if you're in central Alabama. The National Weather Service in Huntsville said a wintry mix of light rain and snow will be possible this morning as colder air moves into north Alabama.
Suspect in custody after Dollar General robbery
A Huntsville police officer suffered what is described as a “minor leg injury,” while pursuing a suspect after a robbery and attempted robbery were reported Sunday morning. The officer was treated and released and a suspect is now in custody.