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2 dead, 1 hurt after customer opens fire at Alabama IHOP, police say

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Two men, including the suspected gunman, are dead and another man hurt after gunfire erupted late Wednesday at an Alabama IHOP, authorities said. According to AL.com and WHNT, the customer and an employee began arguing at the restaurant near Huntsville's Parkway Place Mall, police


1 killed in crash on Old Hwy 431 in New Hope

NEW HOPE, AL (WAFF) - Investigators say one woman was killed in a two-car head-on collision on Old Hwy 431 just west of Ed Spears Road on Thursday morning around 7:30. A second driver appeared to have non-life threatening injuries but was taken to hospital.


Woman killed in wreck on Hobbs Island Road

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – One person was killed and another injured in a wreck Thursday morning in New Hope. The wreck happened around 8 a.m. on Hobbs Island near Ed Spears Road.


Capital murder suspect in Madison County teen beheading case appears before judge

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Thursday a man charged with two counts of capital murder appeared before a Madison County judge for a status conference, and his grand jury hearing was tentatively scheduled.


UPDATE: Two dead, one injured in shooting at Huntsville IHOP

--- UPDATE: A representative for IHOP released the following statement to WAAY 31 concerning Wednesday night's deadly shooting at a Huntsville location. This was received at 8:30 Thursday morning from Stephanie Peterson, a brand spokeswoman for the chain.


Roadway blocked on Cecil Ashburn alternate route

New Hope Police are investigating a wreck that happened Thursday morning. It happened on the corner of Ed Spears Road and Old Highway 431 just before Hobbs Island Road. New Hope police and fire are on the scene and have the road blocked off to traffic.


UPDATE: One person killed in overnight house fire in New Hope

--- An investigation is underway after a man was killed in an overnight house fire in New Hope. A Madison County Sheriff’s spokesperson told WAAY 31 the fire happened just after 12:30 Tuesday morning along New Hope-Cedar Point Road in New Hope. A female in the home woke up to her dogs barking and fo


Blossomwood Elementary student finds & takes bullet casings to school, principal says

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Blossomwood parents received an email Thursday afternoon, alerting them of bullet casings found by a student on their way to school. This comes months after a Blossomwood student was shot in the hand after police said the student took a gun to school.


Alabama lawmaker proposing hands-free cellphone law for drivers

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Neighboring states often take inspiration from each other for new laws, which could be why people here in Alabama got so stirred up when they heard about the hands-free law in Georgia. A similar law could be passed in Alabama if one lawmaker has their way.


Trial date looming for Stephen Marc Stone in south Huntsville double murder case

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The south Huntsville man charged in the 2013 deaths of his wife and 7-year-old son has entered a not guilty plea. Stephen Marc Stone is charged with capital murder. His trial is set to begin on January 28.


New Madison County property owners group outlines goals

The Madison County Property Owners Association (MCPOA) is steadily growing as more county residents join to have a unified community voice. MCPOA board members have big goals for 2019.


Top Madison County official: Keep gas tax money at home

There were the usual platitudes associated with such speeches – Madison County, its commission chair said, is the “greatest county in Alabama” – but Dale Strong brought a bit of an edge Thursday to his annual “state of the county” address.


EXCLUSIVE: East Alabama man wanted in 1985 Capital Murder arrested in Puerto Rico

CHAMBERS COUNTY, Ala. (WRBL) An East Alabama murder suspect on the run for nearly 34-years has been captured. News 3 has confirmed 57-year-old David Anthony Pike was taken into custody in Puerto Rico.


Convicted Albertville cop killer seeking release following U.S. Supreme Court decision

GUNTERSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The courtroom was full in Marshall County to hear a man’s request for parole following the murder of an Albertville police officer more than 20 years ago.


Huntsville police department not hit by national officer shortage

Huntsville is bucking the national trend that shows less people want to be police officers. "Sometimes people need somebody to stand up for them when they can't do it themselves," aspiring Huntsville police officer Brittany Thomas said.


Deadly house fire under investigation

NEW HOPE - Madison County Sheriff's deputies and the State Fire Marshal are investigating what caused a house fire that left one person dead. The fire started just after midnight Tuesday in a home on New Hope Cedar Point Road in New Hope.


Wall of Faces searching for photos of two fallen Madison County Vietnam vets

MADISON COUNTY — The Wall of Faces aims to fulfill one goal: to make sure no Vietnam veteran is forgotten. For the ones who didn’t make it home, their names are memorialized on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Those names are also inscribed on The Wall That Heals, a traveling replic


Endangered Tennessee teen located in Alabama

GALLATIN, Tenn.--A missing Gallatin teen has been located in Birmingham, Alabama. Dylan Regenhold escaped from the Volunteer Youth Academy on December 14, 2018 and had not been seen until today. Police say he was taken into custody by the Birmingham Police Department.


Strong shows highlight video at State of County address

The annual State of the County was delivered in Madison County by Chairman Strong Thursday afternoon. During the address, Strong showed a video highlighting what was accomplished in 2018 and what's to come in 2019.


Julie Finley, former wife of Madison mayor, ordered to jail on probation violation

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Julie Finley, the ex-wife of Madison Mayor Paul Finley and a former Madison City Schools administrator, has been sentenced to 20 days in jail on a probation violation stemming from a 2017 DUI charge.