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Local CEO accused of embezzling files for bankruptcy

A Huntsville man accused of embezzling millions of dollars from his technology company, Simple Helix, has filed for bankruptcy protection. Former Simple Helix CEO Steve Shickles and his wife Ronda filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in federal.


Barrels of Love getting ready in Morgan County

A previous Barrels of Love event (Photo submitted by Pam Long) Morgan County’s 2019 Barrels of Love food collection drive is about to get started. The program, a Morgan County industry-sponsored non-perishable food drive, aims to help stock local food pantry shelves to feed those in need.


Inside lanes to be closed during U.S. 31 median work in Athens

ATHENS — Wiregrass Construction Co. is working in the median on U.S. 31 between the U.S. 31 and Alabama 251 intersection and Philip Rivers Drive as part of the new Athens High School access improvements project.


Huntsville man dead after car left the road, struck a tree

A single-vehicle wreck on Sunday, January 20 at 10:40 p.m. has claimed the life of a Huntsville man, 31-year-old Martin Reed Gentle. Gentle was pronounced dead at the scene on St. Clair Lane, two miles east of Huntsville, after the car he was driving left the road and hit a tree. According to the Al


Turner Construction expands Self-Perform Operations in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE — Turner Construction Company announced Jan. 7 an expansion of its Self-Perform Operations (SPO) division in Huntsville, with four veteran employees being promoted to senior roles.


Alabama Church Gives $16,500 In Grocery Gift Cards To Furloughed Federal Workers

An evangelical church in Alabama handed out $16,500 in grocery store gift cards to local federal workers and contractors struggling to make ends meet during the ongoing partial government shutdown.


Local toddler in need of service dog

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Three-year-old Avery Stokes was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes exactly one year ago and needs a service dog to keep her alive. Avery's condition is tough to manage at her age. Being a toddler, Avery doesn't know when her blood sugar levels are off. According to her mother, Katie S


Alabama: Wounded IHOP Employee Shoots & Kills Armed Man Shooting At Co-Workers

A Huntsville, Alabama International House of Pancakes employee drew his own gun in self-defense and the defense of others after a man began shooting at store employees. In the process, the employee was wounded but the confrontation ended with the aggressor being killed, according to police.


Huntsville man killed in Madison County wreck Sunday night

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – A Huntsville man was killed in a wreck Sunday night. According to officials, Martin Reed Gentle, 31, was killed when his vehicle ran off the road into a tree.


Basketball scores from a weekend full of games

Madison Academy Mustangs dominate on the court today. The girls beating Huntsville 61-21. The men's team took down Athens 60-53. In Huntsville at UAH, Jemison and James Clemens battle it out, Jags take it though 52-47.


Free pet food available for Huntsville area furloughed workers

The Greater Huntsville Humane Society will be distributing pet food to furloughed government workers from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday in the Annex building behind the shelter at 2812 Johnson Road.


AAMU to have the first zero-emission campus buses in Alabama

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Going green hits the road at Alabama A&M University where they're about to become the state's first university to use zero-emission campus buses. On Tuesday and Wednesday folks can get a feel for the first electric buses coming to Madison County this year. The Green Mobility Expo


Jordan Lane and University Drive back open after wreck

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - An early morning wreck caused the intersection of Jordan Lane and University Drive to close down. The wreck happened just before 6:00 A.M. Monday. Both Jordan Lane and University Drive are now clear.


Furloughed NASA scientist gives back

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - It is Day 31. By law, a government shutdown can only go on for 30 days, so a second furlough notice must be reissued. Hundreds of thousands received the first notice including Dr. Louise Strutzenberg. Louise has been forced to stay home this last month, but she’s had her hand


Huntsville beats Decatur Heritage Christian in the Marvin Stone Classic

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Huntsville basketball hit a few big shots down the stretch to cruise to a 69-57 win over class 1A's top ranked team Decatur Heritage Christian in the Marvin Stone Classic.


Re-creation of Broadway musical 'The Scottsboro Boys' to play in Decatur

A north Alabama story that inspired a Broadway musical, which earned 12 Tony Award nominations, will return to its roots next year as “The Scottsboro Boys” plays in Decatur next year.


Athens Arts League Presents Secret Sisters January 26

-Join Athens Arts League and welcome the Grammy nominated Secret Sisters to McCandless Hall, Athens State University on January 26th at 7p.m. The Secret Sisters’ harmonies are more than spellbinding. Their singing style melds the old ways with their own unique poetry and is reminiscent of times gone


PHOTOS: Super Blood Wolf Moon dazzles Huntsville area

Kato Triplett took these photos of the Super Blood Wolf Moon in her front yard in Brownsboro. Photographers in the Tennessee Valley took advantage of Sunday night’s lunar eclipse to gather some fantastic pictures.


Protest planned for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Breakfast

The North Huntsville Community United for Action (NHCUA) and the Greater Huntsville Interdenominational Ministerial Fellowship (GHIMF), are asking people in north Huntsville to protest the planned recognition of Mayor Tommy Battle with the Martin Luther King, Jr. award at Monday's unity breakfast.


Hartselle High welcomes internet sensation

Hartselle High School will be welcoming internet sensation Gerry Brooks to a special event recognizing educators Feb. 2. Celebrate Educators will be taking place in the Hartselle High School auditorium at 1 p.m., with a second session at 5 p.m.