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Heavy rains close road, bridge over Wilson Dam; Tennessee River spots near flood stage
The Tennessee Valley Authority has closed the road and bridge over Wilson Dam due to hazardous conditions created by heavy rain. TVA spokesman Scott Fiedler said the road and bridge that spans the Tennessee River between Florence and Muscle Shoals will remain closed until further notice. North Alaba
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.
Sheriffs, police chiefs oppose ending concealed carry permits
Sheriffs and police chiefs in the Shoals said concealed carry pistol permits provide them with a measure of security, and demonstrate the person holding a concealed carry permit is likely a responsible gun owner.
Traffic alert: Overturned chicken truck blocking roads in Colbert County
The Colbert County Emergency Management Agency is responding to an overturned 18-wheeler chicken truck at the intersection of Alabama 157 and Alabama 20. Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area if possible. Be safe and expect delays if you cannot.
Colbert commissioner offers proposal to revamp SIDC fund
TUSCUMBIA — Colbert County Commissioner Jimmy Gardiner offered a proposal Tuesday that would bring together government officials in Colbert and Lauderdale counties to discuss the future of the Shoals Economic Development Authority.
Lightning strike, flooding cause schools to dismiss early
A lightning strike at a water line in Leighton, and flooding issues in Lauderdale County have forced school officials to call for early dismissals today. Leighton Elementary and Colbert County High School in Leighton will dismiss at 11:30 this morning. Lightning struck a water line in town.
Muscle Shoals' pre-game routine
Mark Sears gets ready for the big games like this. "Before the game, I like to joke around with the boys," Sears said. His teammate, Jahmai Devonish, turns to music. "I like to listen to country, Luke Combs, Kane Brown, 'Lose It' by Kane Brown, I like that one," Devonish said.
Colbert County attempting water rescue of man trapped on tractor
Colbert County officials are attempting a water rescue off Highway 43. Authorities report a man on his tractor got trapped by rising water. Check WAAYTV.com for updates as we get them.
Police: Avoid Alabama 157/20; overturned 18-wheeler causing traffic delays
Law enforcement agencies continue to work a wreck at the intersection of Alabama 157 and Alabama 20 in Colbert County. An 18-wheeler overturned early this morning, and traffic is backed up at the westbound intersection from Alabama 157 onto Alabama 20.
Florence sales tax increase to begin March 1
FLORENCE, Ala. – In less than two weeks, those purchasing anything in the city of Florence may notice a slight change at the cash register. On March 1, a sales tax increase goes into effect, which creates capital to fund pay increases for public safety.
One woman is dead after hitting a tree in Lauderdale County
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. – Officials say one woman is dead following a single-vehicle crash into a tree. Authorities responded to the fatal crash on Natchez Trace Parkway near mile marker 336 and close to Highway 20. The driver, Karen Ann Coker of LaFayette, Georgia, was pronounced dead on the scene,
New trucks will force changes in garbage collection
MUSCLE SHOALS — City residents are being notified that later this year there will be changes to their weekly garbage collection. The changes are necessary because the city has purchased new automated side-loading garbage trucks that can be operated by one person.
Another inmate dies in Alabama prison
A man incarcerated at Limestone Correctional Facility in Harvest died in custody last week, an official confirmed Tuesday. Matthew Blake Holmes was found unresponsive in his cell around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, said Bob Horton, public information manager for the Alabama Department of Correction
The story behind the Alabama gas station with the amazing food
Mac's 1 Stop on Birmingham's Southside is a do-it-all gas station/convenience store/burger joint where you can pull in and get a fill-up, a pack of smokes and a patty melt to go.
Coach’s Steakhouse: A Restaurant Review
Recently, Coach’s Steakhouse opened in downtown Tuscumbia, Alabama. We saw several advertisements for the restaurants on Facebook. Tracey and I waited a couple of weeks before going to Coach’s so maybe we could be the crowd. One Saturday afternoon, we decided to visit this new restaurant. Many will
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
Florence prepares for flooding as rain sets in
FLORENCE, Ala. – As the rain sets in, municipalities across north Alabama are preparing for the possibility of flooding. Those paying the most attention are the cities along the Tennessee River, and the City of Florence is already putting their action plan into motion.
Florence man charged in string of burglaries
FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) - The Florence Police Department has arrested a man in connection to multiple burglaries. On Friday, a search warrant was executed at the home of John McGee. Prior to the execution of the search warrant, an arrest warrant for McGee had been secured for his alleged involvement dur
Alabama woman who left US for ISIS hopes people will show sympathy
The young woman who left Alabama to join ISIS in 2014 and now wants to come home says she hopes people will have sympathy for her, according to a report from ABC News. The woman, Hoda Muthana, is pleading to come home after spending more that four years with ISIS.
Principal to students: Protect the House, Protect the Name
FLORENCE — Florence Middle School Principal Kevin Wieseman has a motto he shared Tuesday with an auditorium full of students in their new building: "Protect the House, Protect the Name."