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How Cold? Some frost is possible by Monday morning!

Clouds moving into North Alabama and Southern Tennessee Friday afternoon signal a change: from beautiful weather to wet, chilly weather within the next 24 hours. A slow-moving cold front follows the rain into the area late tonight and passes Saturday morning; as it moves, showers become more widespr

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Franklin County man on trial for allegedly murdering a toddler

FRANKLIN COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - We have been following the case of the murder of a Franklin County child for more than two years. Shannon Gargis is charged with capital murder.District Attorney Joey Rushing says this was one of the most serious cases in Franklin County history.Details of how 22-month o


Juvenile killed in shooting at Huntsville apartment complex

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A young person is dead due to a shooting at a Huntsville apartment complex. Authorities tell WAFF officers were responding to a call of an accidental shooting. Huntsville police report that two juvenile brothers were involved in the shooting at Magnolia Place Apartments off W


Huntsville murder suspect accused of fatally beating man over a woman, cops say

A Huntsville murder suspect is accused of fatally assaulting a man because the two allegedly were involved in relationships with the same woman, authorities said. Gerry Dean Young is charge with murder in the death of Anthony Ray Samuel, Huntsville police said. Samuel was found in the backyard of a


Harvest home raided after numerous reports of drug activity

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The Madison County Sheriff’s department raided a Harvest home early this morning, after numerous complaints of drugs from neighbors.HAPPENING NOW:@mcsosheriffALconducting a drug raid at a home on Vassar Farms Dr. Investigators tell me this search came from anonymous tips from


LHS signs agreement with VA to serve area veterans

Lincoln Health System (LHS) has signed an agreement with the Veteran’s Administration that will allow Lincoln Medical Center to treat area military veterans.According to discussion during the LHS Board of Trustees’ September meeting, many local veterans currently travel to the VA Hospital in Murfree


Shannon Gargis capital murder trial underway in Franklin County

RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. - More than two years after the death of a Franklin County toddler, the man accused is standing trial. Shannon Dale Gargis is charged with capital murder for intentionally causing the girl's death. Over the last three days, a jury pool of 500 people were questioned repeatedly by p


Jackson County woman dies after stabbing

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is trying to piece together what happened after a woman was found lying on a road suffering from severe stab wounds.The 25-year-old woman was taken to a hospital in Jasper, Tennessee where she later died.She was found lying on a roadway in


Calling out for justice ... Blackwelder responds to protestors’ questions

Calling out for justice for the life of Bernard Hawk and the lives of several other black men who they believe were murdered over the last three decades, 16 protestors walked from a West College Street church Saturday to property adjacent to the Lincoln County Jail.Joined there by another dozen or s


Suspect in custody after police chase in Huntsville

A suspect is in custody after a high speed chase that occurred when Huntsville Police responded to a burglary call on Linde Street NW.Police saw the suspect stealing a white Honda Pilot. They chased him to Timberlane Avenue and Yukon Street, where he was apprehended.


Murder charge dropped against father, mother's charge downgraded in toddler's shooting death

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. - A judge dismissed a murder charge Wednesday against the father of a 13-month-old who died in an apparent accidental shooting. Madison County District Judge Linda Coats said prosecutors didn't have probable cause to charge Bradley Parker with reckless murder in the Aug. 25 shoo


Car hits officer, suspects lead police on chase into Coffee County, MPD says

A Murfreesboro police officer was hit by a car, receiving minor injuries, as two suspects sped away and led police on a chase into Coffee County early Wednesday morning, officials say.The encounter began around 2:10 a.m. when an officer with the Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) was doing a patro


‘Redneck Housewives of Alabama’ to screen pilot episode in Huntsville; watch the trailer here

Eight women star in "Redneck Housewives of Alabama," a reality series created by a Huntsville company, Helen Evans LLC. From left are Phyllis Neighbors, Kelly Wilson, Emily Smotherman, Beth Hurt, Amanda Keller, Yolanda Banks, Rhonda Randolph and Leah Seawright. (Redneck Housewives of Alabama Faceboo


Harvest man arrested for burglary after making himself at home in a strangers house

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Investigators arrested a Harvest man Tuesday who allegedly forced entry to a stranger’s residence and “made himself at home” inside. He was still inside the home when the homeowner returned.Tyler Keefe Love, 31, is charged with Burglary 2nd Degree. He is held in the Limestone


Phil Campbell man killed in rollover wreck

FRANKLIN COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Alabama State Troopers report that a Phil Campbell resident was killed in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday evening.It reportedly happened at about 6 p.m. on County Road 77 near County Road 56 in Franklin County.Troopers say the vehicle left the road and rolled over. The dr


Car wreck occurs at Estill Springs

The driver of a Chevy Aveo apparently lost control and ran off the road into some trees near the Montana Drive-In in Estill Springs just before the lunch hour today.A female driver, who was not immediately identified, was checked out as a precautionary measure by first responders after getting pulle


Official: Tennessee woman, 4 kids killed in murder-suicide

Maury County District Attorney Brent Cooper tells news outlets that the family died in an apparent murder-suicide. The dead children, who ranged in age from 8 to 16, and woman were found by a family member Monday evening. Maury County Sheriff Bucky Rowland said it was an "isolated" crime and while n


Winchester law enforcement on the lookout for Holt’s Diner Intruder

Winchester police are searching for clues in a case involving a Sunday break-in at Holt’s Diner on Dinah Shore Boulevard.Reports said an intruder came into Holt’s Diner at 3 a.m., turning over several cameras on the property before walking away into the woods.According to Holt’s Diner Facebook page,


Athens man arrested in shooting of friend

ATHENS, AL (WAFF) - Authorities have taken one man into custody following a shooting in Limestone County.Deputies responded to Beechwood Road in Athens around 4 a.m. on Monday regarding a shooting, according to a statement from the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office.Authorities learned while on the w


Five dead in apparent murder-suicide in Maury County

COLUMBIA, TN (WSMV) -- Investigators are on the scene of an apparent murder-suicide where five people were confirmed dead in Columbia, TN.