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Suspect charged in DUI crash that killed man, sent 3 others to the hospital

A Huntsville man is charged with manslaughter in an early-morning 2017 crash that killed one person and sent three others to the hospital. Derrick Lamont Chandler is charged with manslaughter in a DUI crash that killed a 40-year-old from Huntsville.Ashley Remkus | aremkus@al.com Derrick Lamont Chand

AL.COM - 2018-03-20 16:14:27

Huntsville City Schools Board of Education member might be censured

President of the board, Elisa Ferrell recently submitted documents asking for Hill to be censured based on violations to school board Governance Laws and Personal Conduct Violations. Ferrell told WAAY 31, the district is at risk of losing it's accreditation because of these issues and after a yea

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-21 04:44:00

Woman dead after shooting at West Mobile apartment complex

Officers said a woman was shot at Dickens Ferry Apartments on Dickens Ferry Road near Old Shell Road. The victim was taken to Providence Hospital where she died. Her name has not been released. Police have a suspect in custody but his name has not been released. This story will be updated as more

WSFA - 2018-03-21 22:39:11

Failed tornado sirens in Madison County

WAAY 31 demanded answers from EMA, and we learned that the agency is still millions of dollars away from a lasting solution. Gina Malone works near one a broken tornado siren in Madison County. "We actually have no TV here, so we rely on the sirens," Malone said. The emergency sirens are suppo

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-21 15:45:00

Madison Police accepting applications for crossing guard position

MADISON, Ala. - There's an opportunity to give back to the students in the Madison community while also earning some money. The police department is looking for a qualified crossing guard for the high schools. It comes with a lot of responsibility. "Making sure children are able to get through cross

WHNT-TV - 2018-03-21 17:53:39

Coondog Cemetery EF-0 Tornado Survey

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL 349 PM CDT Wed Mar 21 2018 ...NWS Damage Survey For 03/19/2018 Coondog Cemetery Tornado Event... ...EF-0 Tornado Confirmed in SW Colbert County... .Coondog Cemetery Tornado... Rating: EF0 Estimated Peak Wind: 70 mph Path Length /sta

WHNT-TV - 2018-03-21 21:33:52

Alabama senator says Congress must act on gun violence

WASHINGTON - Congress must act to address gun violence, even as lawmakers protect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, Alabama Sen. Doug Jones said Wednesday in his maiden speech to the Senate. Jones, a Democrat who won a special election in December, said the nation has reached a tipping poin

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2018-03-22 00:38:23

Billy Hunter experiences damage from Monday's storm

Billy Hunter Ball Park in Hazel Green is just one of the many places facing damage right before the park's opening day. "We just have to pull it together, work as a group and get everything that we can done," said Vice President of Hazel Green Athletic Association Jeff Norman. Jeff and other me

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-21 23:09:00

VIDEO: Drone footage captures birds-eye view of tornado damage

WAAY 31 is using aerial footage to bring you a different view of the aftermath. Aerial footage shot Tuesday shows the extent of the damage done by severe weather that moved through north Alabama Monday evening. WAAY 31 used a drone camera to capture footage of the damage at confirmed tornado site

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-20 21:41:00

Custody battle escalates to false hostage situation

A battle for child custody ramped up to a reported hostage situation in Boaz that turned out to be untrue. Tuesday afternoon, the Marshall County Sheriff's Office and the Boaz Police Department responded to a call claiming a man was armed with a gun and holding a child inside Alan Jackson Law Firm o

SAND MOUNTAIN REPORTER - 2018-03-20 17:47:00

Marshall County man arrested for burglary, theft

A Marshall County man was arrested in connection to burglary and theft of property, according to Sheriff Todd Entrekin and Captain Jason Argo. Michael Coleman Stewart, 44, of Horton, was charged with one count of second degree burglary, a felony, and one count of fourth degree theft of property and

GADSDEN TIMES - 2018-03-20 18:58:19

School board president: Pam Hill is threat to district's accreditation

It's a drastic measure. Censuring a school board representative is a public way of punishing a board member. But, at least at first, a censure cannot limit an individual board member's ability to carry out duties as an elected official put into office by voters. WAAY 31 has uncovered if the situa

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-21 16:01:00

Better Business Bureau warns consumers to beware of 'storm chasers' offering quick repair work

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Unfortunately North Alabama is no stranger to storm damage and the cleanup that follows. As storms leave buildings and homes torn apart, people are left scrambling and anxious to get back to normal. And that can leave people vulnerable to the scammers who also appear in a storm's

WHNT-TV - 2018-03-20 23:40:47

One man dead in late night shooting

DECATUR, Ala. - On the night of March 18, 2018, at approximately 11:00 p.m., the Morgan County E-911 Center received a call of a shooting at 1602 Brookridge Road SW. The caller, Cameron Matthews, stated that he had just shot someone. Officers with the Decatur Police Department's Patrol Division re


How many tornadoes hit Alabama on Monday? NWS teams to survey storm damage

Here is a preliminary look at storm reports from the Storm Prediction Center on Monday. No tornadoes have been confirmed yet, but it's likely several touched down in the state and caused considerable damage. (Storm Prediction Center) Damage was widespread from severe storms, large hail and possible

AL.COM - 2018-03-20 11:18:07

Woman dead, 4 injured in Limestone County wreck

Multiple people, including two children, were injured and a woman died during an accident involving a farm truck in Limestone County on Sunday, Alabama State Troopers said. Manisha Thaker, 33, of Tacoma, Washington, was a passenger in a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox that collided with a 2000 Volvo commerci


Vinemont teacher arrested for engaging in sex act with student

VINEMONT - A Vinemont teacher has been arrested for one count of engaging in a sex act with a student under the age of 19. Chasity McRae, 35, was taken into custody on March 15. She was a counselor at the school. The arrest stems from an investigation by the Cullman County Sheriff's Office. After re


Tornado Warning Issued For Parts Of Dekalb And Marshall Counties Until 815 PM

The National Weather Service in Huntsville Alabama has issued a * Tornado Warning for... Southeastern Marshall County in northeastern Alabama... Southwestern DeKalb County in northeastern Alabama... * Until 815 PM CDT * At 741 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was loca

ALABAMAWX.COM - 2018-03-20 02:42:00

UPDATED: NWS confirms 6 tornadoes

The weather service said preliminary reports and photo and video evidence confirmed tornadoes in Russellville, Ardmore, northern Madison County, Albertville, Cedar Creek Lake and Falkville. According to the National Weather Service the preliminary ratings of the northern Madison County, Russlevil

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-20 18:36:00

Huntsville Utilities urges customers to prepare for severe weather

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - As we monitor the risk of severe weather, Huntsville Utilities is on standby for any damage or outage reports. The company has a message on what to look out for when severe weather hits. "Anytime we have a situation like this, it's kind of all hands on deck," said Joe Gehrdes with