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Suspect charged in DUI crash that killed man, sent 3 others to the hospital

A Huntsville man is charged with manslaughter in an early-morning 2017 crash that killed one person and sent three others to the hospital. Derrick Lamont Chandler is charged with manslaughter in a DUI crash that killed a 40-year-old from Huntsville.Ashley Remkus | aremkus@al.com Derrick Lamont Chand

AL.COM - 2018-03-20 16:14:27

VIDEO: Drone footage captures birds-eye view of tornado damage

WAAY 31 is using aerial footage to bring you a different view of the aftermath. Aerial footage shot Tuesday shows the extent of the damage done by severe weather that moved through north Alabama Monday evening. WAAY 31 used a drone camera to capture footage of the damage at confirmed tornado site

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-20 21:41:00

NAACP demands answers from Limestone County board, superintendent

Wilbur Woodruff, president of the Limestone County NAACP, leads a peaceful protest Tuesday outside the Limestone County school board office on Jefferson Street in Athens along with speakers Benard Simelton, president of the Alabama State Conference of the NAACP, and Flossie Dawson, a member of the e

NEWS-COURIER - 2018-03-21 11:30:00

6 tornadoes hit north Alabama Monday

Storm damage in Ardmore (Source: WAFF) The National Weather Service has confirmed six tornado touchdowns in north Alabama from Monday's intense storms. Preliminary information indicate six tornadoes touched down in Falkville, Albertville, northern Madison, Ardmore, Russellville and Cedar Creek Lake

WAFF - 2018-03-20 16:56:44

Huntsville City Schools Board of Education member might be censured

President of the board, Elisa Ferrell recently submitted documents asking for Hill to be censured based on violations to school board Governance Laws and Personal Conduct Violations. Ferrell told WAAY 31, the district is at risk of losing it's accreditation because of these issues and after a yea

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-21 04:44:00

UPDATED: NWS confirms 6 tornadoes

The weather service said preliminary reports and photo and video evidence confirmed tornadoes in Russellville, Ardmore, northern Madison County, Albertville, Cedar Creek Lake and Falkville. According to the National Weather Service the preliminary ratings of the northern Madison County, Russlevil

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-20 18:36:00

NAACP members believe Tanner High Schools suspension is a race issue

Members now believe Gordon's suspension is a race issue. They claim another black principal in Limestone County was dismissed a few years ago. Members of the NAACP walked into the county school board office asking to speak with the school superintendent Tom Sisk. According to the members Sisk w

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-21 00:15:00

Decatur capital murder case going to grand jury

The mother of a Decatur shooting victim said she saw Kendall Rashaid Rucker leaving the scene on a bicycle after she heard gunshots inside the home, according to court testimony Tuesday. Rucker told police she was lying. Rucker, 22, of 2017 Morgan Ave. S.W., is charged with capital murder in the Feb

DECATUR DAILY - 2018-03-21 05:15:00

One man dead in late night shooting

DECATUR, Ala. - On the night of March 18, 2018, at approximately 11:00 p.m., the Morgan County E-911 Center received a call of a shooting at 1602 Brookridge Road SW. The caller, Cameron Matthews, stated that he had just shot someone. Officers with the Decatur Police Department's Patrol Division re


Woman dead, 4 injured in Limestone County wreck

Multiple people, including two children, were injured and a woman died during an accident involving a farm truck in Limestone County on Sunday, Alabama State Troopers said. Manisha Thaker, 33, of Tacoma, Washington, was a passenger in a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox that collided with a 2000 Volvo commerci


Decatur Police investigating fatal shooting of a 23-year-old

Officers were called to the Brookridge Apartment complex shortly before 11 p.m. for a shooting call. When they arrived, they found a 23-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds on the second floor of one of the apartments. Family of the victim confirmed that he's Chaz Harris. Investigators be


LIVE WEATHER UPDATES: Severe thunderstorm warning for Franklin Co. and Jackson Co.

4:02 p.m. - The National Weather Service has issued a significant weather advisory for central Cullman County Until 4:45 p.m. People can expect penny size hail and winds up to 40 mph. 4:01 p.m. - The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Franklin County and Jackson

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-19 20:49:00

Suspected shooter reports man's slaying; police find body outside Decatur apartments

A man's body was found when Decatur police were called to investigate a shooing late Sunday on the southwest side of the city. Chaz D. Harris was found dead outside Brookridge Apartments and Townhomes, said Decatur police spokeswoman Emme Long. The apartments are at 1602 Brookridge Road S.W. A man c


Update to Storm Timing Today

The Shoals (areas around Florence, Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia, Russellville, and Moulton): 3 PM to 5 PM I-65 and I-565 (areas around Huntsville, Madison, Athens, Decatur, Fayetteville, Guntersville, Boaz, and Cullman): 4 PM to 7 PM Sand Mountain (areas around Scottsboro, Stevenson, and Fort Payne): 6


Expanded Severe Threat For Today

- Tornadoes, some strong - Damaging winds over 60 mph, stronger storms can go over 80 mph - Large hail over 1-inch, almost 2 inches in stronger storms (golf ball up to tennis ball-sized) Start Times By Region The Shoals (areas around Florence, Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia, Russellville, and Moulton):


Fatal crash in Ardmore leaves 1 dead, several injured

ARDMORE, Ala. - A woman is dead after a fatal crash on HWY 251 and Sweet Springs Rd./Pinedale Rd. Sunday morning according to Alabama State Troopers. Officials say the woman was traveling in the passenger seat of a white SUV with her family, a man and two children, going eastbound on Sweet Springs R


Huntsville man arrested for trafficking marijuana, heroin

Huntsville Police arrested a man for drug trafficking Wednesday morning. Damion Doral Drake was arrested at the Paddock Club of Providence. He was charged with trafficking marijuana and heroin and placed in jail on a $75,000 bond. Officials in the Huntsville-Madison area conducted a lengthy investig


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Bomb threat forces evacuation of Walmart in Madison

Police are investigating a bomb threat at a Walmart store on Madison Boulevard. Madison police Capt. John Stringer said the store has been evacuated while police search the building. The store is at 8650 Madison Boulevard. The public is asked to avoid the area. Police are investigating a bomb threat


Shooting at Huntsville apartment complex leaves 1 dead

Huntsville police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened at an apartment complex off Sparkman Drive Thursday night. Huntsville police spokesman Lt. Michael Johnson said police received a call of a shooting around 10:15 Thursday night. The shooting happened at 1901 Sparkman Drive. Johnson s