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Protesters gather in downtown Huntsville during Trump rally
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Not everyone was happy about President Donald Trump's visit to the Rocket City. Dozens of protesters gathered at Big Spring Park Friday evening. The protest was organized by the Tennessee Valley Progressive Alliance. Protesters said they reject everything President Trump promotes
Huntsville man accidentally shoots girlfriend
Police confirmed a man accidentally shot his girlfriend in the lower leg. The woman was injured, but not seriously, and was taken to the hospital for treatment. No charges will be filed. Copyright 2017 WAFF. All rights reserved. Report an Error| Submit a Tip to WAFF 48
Demonstrators shout message of opposition toward President during his visit to Huntsville
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - As President Donald Trump spoke across the street at the Propst Arena at the Von Braun Center, hundreds of demonstrators gathered at Big Spring Park to protest his arrival and policies. The President said he wants to "Make America Great Again," but some of the protestors say it wo
Authorities ID man killed in Nucor accident Saturday
One person died in an accident Saturday afternoon at Nucor Steel, officials said. Decatur police and Decatur Fire and Rescue responded to a call at the facility at 4:15 p.m. Upon their arrival, they found Melvin Gant Jr. had fallen into a vat containing waste product from finished rolled steel, poli
Senior Announcements for the Week of Sept. 25-29
Lunch catered by Valley Services, served at 11 a.m. The local Council on Aging would like to invite all those age 60 and older to visit the county's senior centers. It is a great place to socialize, meet new people and sometimes reconnect with old friends. In addition to crafts, games, exercise and
Judge: Substance abuse drives property crimes, repeat offenses
The root problem of many of the property crimes he sees is substance abuse, a local judge said, and throwing those offenders in prison is not always the best solution. Morgan County Circuit Court Judge Glenn Thompson said substance abuse and addiction frequently lead to property crimes. "The whole w
Local schools show gains on ACT test
Recent graduates of public schools in Morgan County saw an increase in ACT scores in some academic areas, but most students are still not fully ready for college-level classes, according to numbers the State Department of Education released earlier this month. School officials said the scores for st
Council eyes Point Mallard rate increases to fund 'administration fee'
The Decatur City Council wants Parks and Recreation officials to look at raising Point Mallard Park's rates to pay for a $276,432 "administration fee" to boost the city's general fund. The council last week asked Parks and Recreation Director Jeff Dunlap to consider a rate increase at Point Mallard'
Area residents worry about loved ones after Mexico earthquake
Decatur's Alfredo Chavez and his brother Juan are saddened by the images of Tuesday's 7.1 magnitude earthquake destruction in Mexico, especially Mexico City, their former hometown. "It's very, very bad down there," said Alfredo, 52, who owns La Estrella grocery store on Central Avenue Southeast. "Th
Mother guilty of felony child abuse for leaving baby in car
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - A Morgan County jury has found an Alabama mother guilty of felony child abuse for leaving her 6-week-old son in a parked car on a hot day. The Decatur Daily reports 30-year-old Monica Harris, of Decatur, faces up to 10 years in prison and a $15,000 fine. Decatur police say the c
River Clay draws artists from across the country to Decatur
Spirits soared as the lingering summer heat took temperatures Saturday into the high 80s at the River Clay Fine Arts Festival in downtown Decatur. The festival, named for the building material in many of the city's old structures, attracts around 4,000 to 5,000 people to downtown Decatur each year,
Worker dies in accident at Nucor in Decatur, police say
A worker has died in an accident at Nucor Steel in Decatur, Decatur Police Department Spokeswoman Emily Long said. No other details were immediately available. Decatur Police are investigating. The Nucor plant manufactures rolled steel. Attempts to reach Nucor's corporate headquarters in Charlotte S
Several gather to witness President Trump's motorcade Friday
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- The Von Braun Center may have been filled with people anxious to see and hear from President Trump Friday, but the Space & Rocket Center was also one of the best sites in town to witness his visit to Huntsville. People started lining the fence in front of the U.S. Space & Rocket
Rep. Brooks to host Academy Day Sunday
U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks will host Academy Day Sunday at Madison Academy on Slaughter Road, according to a release from the congressman's office. The event is set for 2 to 4 p.m. and is open to all high school students, parents and teachers in Alabama's 5th congressional district, which includes Limeston
Apple Annie to benefit Women's Health Fund
October brings cool breezes, pumpkin spice lattes and in this town, the Apple Annie 5K. The Oct. 28 race and fun run will benefit the Pink Elephant Fund and Women's Health Fund at the Athens Limestone Hospital Foundation. The Athena League decided to add a yearly 5K race to their list of fundraising
SLICES OF LIFE: Scratching in the kitchen
The other day I found myself in a quandary. I was in need of cupcakes, but the pantry was without a box of cake mix. I didn't want to go to the store, so I was left with one option: to bake from scratch. I'm not a baker. Mostly because I lack a penchant for measuring and exact oven temperatures. But
World wonders: Could North Korea fire nuclear missile over Japan?
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Will North Korea's next nuclear test involve a thermonuclear missile screaming over Japan? That's a question being asked after North Korea's foreign minister said his country may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean. The world hasn't seen an above-ground, atmospheric n
As Trump campaigns for Strange in Alabama, he expresses some doubts: 'I might have made a mistake'
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - President Donald Trump campaigned on Friday night for Alabama Senate candidate Luther Strange, in a race that has pitted him against his most loyal supporters and that holds the potential to upend the political dynamics for Republicans facing election in 2018. The endorsement of '
Golf tour operators to visit Alabama courses
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - State and local tourism officials are promoting Alabama's Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail to an international audience. Golf tour operators from multiple countries are set to arrive in the state on Sunday to begin playing trail courses during a visit that will last through Oct.
Bannon to campaign for Moore in Alabama's GOP Senate runoff
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - President Donald Trump's former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, is planning to campaign against the Trump-backed candidate in Alabama's Republican Senate primary runoff. The campaign of former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore confirms that Bannon will speak Monday at a rally a