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Madison County sheriff seeks ATV theft suspect

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a suspect tied to a February incident at a storage unit. See info in the tweet below. If you can help, contact Investigator Harvey at 256-533-8835 or jharvey@madisoncountyal.gov.


Sheriff: Inmate damages at Marshall County Jail are estimated at more than half a million dollars

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. – The cost to fix damage done by inmates inside the Marshall County Jail is estimated at more than half a million dollars, the county sheriff said Monday.


Madison County EMA switches their emergency notification platform

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Technology is often the best resource when safety agencies in our area need to get important information quickly to the public. Huntsville-Madison County Emergency Management Agency is making a full switch from Nixle alerts to a new platform called ‘CivicReady’. Similar to Nix


US Supreme Court will not hear Alabama death row inmate’s case

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear the case of an Alabama death row inmate who said his lawyer had an undisclosed conflict of interest that caused evidence of childhood abuse to not be presented in court.


DAR members visit school in Grant, Alabama

The Alexander Keith Chapter of Athens and the Ocoee Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recently visited the Kate Duncan Smith DAR School in Grant, Alabama.


Madison Co. Sheriff's Office: Nine dogs stolen by people who thought they were abandoned

The Madison County Sheriff's Office is investigating a theft case after they say nine trained hunting dogs were stolen. They say the people who took the dogs thought they were abandoned.


James Spann: Afternoon storms could produce hail in Alabama

James Spann forecasts a stormy start for the Alabama work week from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo. ACTIVE DAY AHEAD: Rain is falling over northwest Alabama early this morning; this will move slowly eastward and dissipate in coming hours. Then, as a short-wave upper trough approaches, new showers and t


Man arrested for stealing dozens of large batteries in Madison County

On Monday, a man is in the Madison County Jail after officials say he went on a month-long crime spree. Billy Aldridge, 49, is accused of stealing 60 batteries from farm equipment at three businesses in northeast Madison County. The businesses are located less than 10 miles away from each other.


Alabama’s ‘most mythical creature’ is one you’ve probably not heard of

Loch Ness Monster? Check. Abominable Snowman? Sure. You’ve probably heard of each of those scary yet could-be-completely made-up creatures. But the Alabama White Thang? That’s likely a new one.


I-65 lane closures in Cullman County beginning March 27

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) advises motorists that there will be nighttime, single-lane closures on Interstate 65 northbound north of Exit 291 (Alabama 91 near Colony) in Cullman County beginning about 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 for concrete placement.


Police: Woman dies in Arab DUI wreck

ARAB, Ala. – Arab Police confirm a woman died in a wreck involving a driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol Saturday evening. Chief Ed Ralston said it happened at Northgate Drive and U.S. 231 near the Taco Bell.


67-County Alabama Garden Party: Franklin County

The Alabama honeysuckle border was inspired by an 18th century, Southern applique quilt. The Cullman Tribune is celebrating the Alabama Bicentennial (1819-2019) with statewide field reporting by Alabama Master Gardener/Botanical Artist Ben Johnson South. This year-long feature, "The 67-County Alabam


Rocket City Burger Battle coming to Huntsville

Campus No. 805 released this information on Monday:. The Stone Event Center is hosting its first Rocket City Burger Battle on Saturday, July 13. The event will be held in the campus cafeteria bringing local restaurants together in a head-to-head battle for the title of “Best Burger.”


Arab city employee killed by suspected drunk driver

ARAB, AL (WAFF) - Arab Police Chief Ed Ralston confirms a city employee was killed in a suspected DUI wreck Saturday evening. Ralston said at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday, a Mitsubishi truck was heading southbound on U.S. 231 when it ran a stoplight and hit a Toyota that was turning east to south. The i


Showers and storms to begin the week

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Rain is developing ahead of a cold front that is sliding towards the southeast and will pass through the Tennessee Valley later today. It will be a soggy start to the day with rain affecting many people’s morning commute. Throughout the day, a few isolated strong storms could


Still no winner in $750M Powerball

HUNTSVILLE, Ala - Once again the Powerball jackpot is in the millions heading into Wednesday night's drawing. How many millions? $750 million to be exact with a cash option of $465.5 million.


Missing hat returned to local veteran

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - What's lost is found. And now, back in the hands of its owner. In late February, Dr. John Higginbotham brought a hat to me at the station. Someone lost it while visiting his Christmas display on Horseshoe Trail in southeast Huntsville. “It was an unintentional gift,” he recently t


New Jersey lawmakers near vote on recreational cannabis

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawmakers are poised to vote on making New Jersey the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana. The Democrat-led Assembly and Senate have scheduled votes for Monday.


Huntsville roundup: Sparkman baseball splits DH with Cullman

Following are metro Huntsville spring sports highlights from March 22-23. For baseball and softball coaches who do not use GameChanger, and for coaches of other sports, email scores and stats to dboyette@al.com to be included.


Step into the roaring ’20s during annual ‘Night for CASA’ fundraiser

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — Aging happens to us all! Since 1979, CASA of Madison County has been helping our aging and homebound neighbors to remain independent, safe, and a part of our community. Their mission is to provide volunteer services to assist with the unmet needs of aging and homebound (those