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Alabama newspaper editor stripped of honor after calling for KKK to ‘clean out DC’

An Alabama newspaper editor on Tuesday was removed from the University of Southern Mississippi’s journalism Hall of Fame for writing an editorial that called for the Ku Klux Klan to “ride again” to block tax increases.


Several North Alabama schools delayed tomorrow due to possible flooding

Several schools in northern Alabama announced Tuesday that they will be opening two hours later amid the potential of severe weather and heavy flooding in the area tomorrow. Cullman, DeKalb, Jackson, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, and Morgan counties are under a flood watch for tomorrow, according to


Alabama could see 12 cent gas tax increase, cities group says

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - With crumbling roads and lagging infrastructure, leaders have called for more money to fix them, and it could come in the form of a gas tax increase. Greg Cochran with the League of Municipalities said Tuesday there was an agreement between the governor, counties and cities t


Decatur police: No foul play suspected in man's death

The body of a man found Monday in a field behind the American Inn on U.S. 31 South was taken to the Department of Forensic Sciences for identification and an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death, Decatur police said.


Flood-prone neighborhood preparing for heavy rain in Limestone Co.

With all the rain expected this week, people who live in flood-prone areas are preparing for the worst. One of those areas is Cowford Road in Athens. WAAY 31 spent the day talking with neighbors on Cowford Road about how they deal with the flooding.


Driver crashes into Alabama State Trooper vehicle stopped along interstate

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WALA) -- An Alabama State Trooper avoided serious injuries Sunday when his patrol car was struck by another vehicle on Interstate 59. Investigators said the trooper was parked off of the road on I-59 southbound near exit 89 in Tuscaloosa County. Troopers said a passenger vehicle dr


Good Samaritans jump into action to help woman suffering seizure at Decatur gym

DECATUR, Ala. - From time to time, we run into people who make a difference in our lives. In the case of 19-year-old Savannah Aldridge, she met two women who truly turned out to be angels among us.


Alabama lawmaker to introduce plan to increase employer E-Verification

DECATUR, Ala. – Alabama Senator Arthur Orr is working to gain support for a bill in the state legislature that would affect foreign national employees without work authorization.


State Rep. England: Ivey ‘ignoring reasonable alternatives’ on prisons — Should use leasing proposal as leverage to force legislature to act

Monday on Huntsville radio’s WVNN, Rep. Christopher England (D-Tuscaloosa) elaborated on his criticism of Gov. Kay Ivey’s $900 million prison plan proposal she unveiled last week.


Athens man pronounced dead after two-vehicle wreck on Highway 31

A 47 year-old Athens man, Brian Siniard, is dead following a two-vehicle wreck Sunday evening. Around 9:30 p.m., Athens police and Athens Fire and Rescue responded to the wreck on U.S. Highway 31 near Hobbs Street. Siniard's vehicle had left the Eagle Center parking lot and while crossing the highwa


Class 4A girls: Deshler tops Danville, returns to region final

HANCEVILLE — Danville coach JJ Hill had confidence in his Hawks entering Monday afternoon’s Class 4A NW Regional semifinal. “I felt like we had a good chance of beating Deshler,” Hill said. “Most of the times in the past if you meet Deshler at Wallace, it’s like taking a team to a chess tournament a


Limestone Deputies: Couple tossed furniture at us during high speed chase

ATHENS, AL (WAFF) - Limestone County deputies say a couple went to incredible lengths to try to get away during a high-speed chase on Monday night, with a little help from a recliner and a friend in another vehicle.


Huntsville woman hospitalized after Memorial Parkway crash

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police say a woman is in the hospital after hitting a light pole on Memorial Parkway. Police responded to the crash at 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday between Mastin Lake Road and Sparkman Drive. Authorities say the driver was headed north on the parkway when she lost control of h


Tanner headed back to Birmingham

HANCEVILLE — Tanner coach Chris Whitt smiled when he was asked the question in the postgame press conference. Does going to Birmingham for the state tournament ever get old?. “Oh no, it never gets old. That's for sure,” Whitt said. “You never know what the outcome is going to be, so when you get tha


Twin Peaks makes its North Alabama debut in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Twin Peaks opened its doors on February 18th and they’re serving up ice-cold beer and a made-from-scratch menu. The new restaurant is next to the new MidCity Huntsville development at 5901 University Drive. It is the first Huntsville site.


Morgan County, Decatur law enforcement conduct school drug sweep

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, in coordination with school administrators, conducted a narcotic sweep of A.P. Brewer High School on Tuesday. Multiple Morgan County Sheriff and Decatur Police Department K-9 Units participated in the search, said Mike Swafford, sheriff’s office spokesman.


Significant Weather Advisory For Southwestern Madison, Southeastern Limestone, Northwestern Cullman, Morgan And Lawrence Counties Until 4:30 PM CST



State Sen. Sam Givhan lays out the current state of the gas tax debate — Proponents should be worried

State Rep. Bill Poole (R-Tuscaloosa) is sponsoring a gas tax in the State House, but still doesn’t have a number for the increase he will propose, leading many people to question how much support the bill actually has.


Smith's Seafood to open Athens restaurant

Smith's Seafood Company, a local seafood distributor, has announced plans to open a carryout restaurant in March next to K May Donuts on U.S. 72 East. Owner Danny Smith said the customers who frequented the company for fresh seafood convinced him to open the restaurant. Smith's Seafood has been in b


Huntsville police officer arrested on DUI charge

A Huntsville police officer was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol while he was off duty early Sunday morning, authorities said. Justin Jamar Willis was booked into the Madison County jail on a misdemeanor DUI charge just before 5 a.m., records show. Willis was released about 12 hou