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February 22nd Kitchen Cops: Perfect 100’s in Jackson County, roaches rule elsewhere

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The Kitchen Cops reports often focus on the problems we find in kitchens around the Valley (don’t worry, there’s plenty this week. We’ll get to them in a moment), but this week we want to take a minute to congratulate schools in Scottsboro and Jackson County who put on a domi


North Alabama schools closed, delayed Friday

Two north Alabama school systems are closing or delaying classes Friday, the districts announced Thursday night. Schools will be closed in Morgan County on Friday due to multiple road closures.


Flood waters rising in Jackson County

On Thursday, the Emergency Management Agency in Jackson County held a briefing with the National Weather Service. The Jackson County EMA director Felix Jackson said his main concern right now are flood waters.


City of Scottsboro suspends recycling program

SCOTTSBORO, AL (WAFF) - Officials in Scottsboro wants to get their recycling program back on track. The city recently suspended its program after it’s recycler quit taking unsorted recycled goods.


Some roads in Jackson County experiencing flooding conditions

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Flooding prompted officials to close schools in Jackson County on Thursday. EMA officials are urging residents to be careful around flooded roadways. The waters continue to rise in Jackson County and relief doesn’t look like it’s happening for at least several more days.


Two Arrested at Alabama Prisons on Promoting Prison Contraband Charges

Alabama Department of Corrections Investigations and Intelligence Division agents made multiple arrests following two separate incidents that occurred during visitation at two state correctional facilities. The incidents occurred on February 17.


Father of Alabama woman who joined ISIS in Syria files lawsuit to bring her back home

The father of an Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State in Syria filed suit against the Trump administration Thursday in an effort to allow her return to the United States.


Jackson County officials preparing for flooding

Some areas in Jackson County are currently experiencing flooding, and emergency agencies working to prepare for the worst. Officials say people should not ignore the fact that this could be very dangerous storm.


New charges filed against Alabama teacher accused of rape

WEDOWEE, Ala. — New charges have been filed against an Alabama high school teacher accused of repeatedly raping a 15-year-old student. Al.com reports authorities on Thursday announced 30-year-old David Brenton Burkhalter is now charged with second-degree rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and school employe


Chambers County Drug Task Force Bust Three in Valley, Alabama

The Chambers County Drug Task Force busted three people for unlawful possession of multiple drugs. Thursday morning in Valley, agents of the Drug Task force, Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force, and the Chambers County Swat Team served a search warrant at 1083 Plantation Rd.


Alabama is already waving goodbye to its 'fluke' senator Doug Jones

It doesn’t really matter which Republican candidate takes on Democratic Sen. Doug Jones in November 2020, as long as is isn’t Roy Moore. If the GOP can avoid a candidate with the kind of baggage Moore had, Jones seems destined to lose his bid to win a full term representing Alabama in the Senate. Jo


Man awaiting trial in Alabama for roommate's death has died

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A man awaiting trial in his roommate's bludgeoning death in Alabama has been found unresponsive in his cell and pronounced dead. News outlets report the death of 23-year-old Ledarius Jaquad Peterson is being investigated as a homicide.


Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles releases January progress report

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles touts several improved strategies in their January status report for its approved corrective action plan. Governor Kay Ivey and Attorney General Steve Marshall mandated the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles provide monthly reports follow


Authorities say a woman tried to smuggle drugs in Marshall County Jail using shoes

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. -Authorities charge two people after finding drugs in shoe soles. A Marshall County Sheriff’s Office inmate requested new shoes be brought to him by a friend on the outside. Casi Magen Saint, delivered the shoes to the Sheriff’s Office as requested, according to police. Officia


Study Ranks Alabama Among the Most Angry, Hateful States in the Country

MOBILE, Ala. — When Republican Congressman Bradley Byrne announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate here Wednesday night and mentioned “Alabama values,” it made me stop to ponder what he was talking about.


Brewer defeats Scottsboro; advances to state semifinals (Highlights)

The Brewer Lady Patriots defeated Scottsboro for the AHSAA girls' Class 5A Northeast Regional Championship. Brewer advances to state semifinals in Birmingham next week.


Heavy rains to continue; Alabama Power lake levels rising

Heavy rains this week have elevated Alabama Power lake levels, and rain this weekend is expected to push lake levels even higher in some locations. More than 3 inches of rain have fallen in parts of the Upper Coosa River basin in the past 48 hours. And more wet weather is in the forecast – an additi


Flood warnings in North Alabama: School, road closures, latest forecast, updates

The National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued flood warnings for Lawrence, eastern Lauderdale, northwest Limestone and southeastern Colbert counties until 4:45 p.m. Persistent rain is expected to cause conditions to worsen over the afternoon.


Fayetteville restaurant owner pleads guilty to sales tax evasion charges

The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to Serapio Granados pleading guilty to eight counts of tax fraud.


GBI: Snacks that sent 28 middle school students to hospital contained THC

ATLANTA - A lab test conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation found THC in a food sample from Sandtown Middle School, where 28 students were sent to local hospitals last week after eating Valentine’s Day treats.