McKinley Strother joins the WAFF 48 News team quickly transitioning from behind the camera to an on-air reporter. His passion is storytelling—something that has brought him all the way to the Valley. In 2016, McKinley graduated from Elizabeth City State University (#HBCUPride) in North Carolina. The year prior, he started working as a producer at WTKR-News 3 in Norfolk, Virginia. The best part of his experience was being able to tell the stories of his hometown. Right now, McKinley is most excited to go from behind the computer to out in the community. McKinley is a self-proclaimed foodie. If you have any suggestions on the best restaurants let him know!! Or the best hot yoga studios—a second love of his. McKinley made the 15-hour drive from Virginia to Alabama in October 2017 and is excited to call the Tennessee Valley his new home.
All week, WAFF 48′s First Alert meteorologists have accurately forecast the rise of Big Nance Creek in Lawrence County from its normal 3-foot standing to a potentially record breaking 20+ feet over the weekend. Now, people who live close by are preparing for what’s to come.
A Madison County family is asking for someone to pull them out of floodwaters that back up their yard every time it rains. The Statens say they’ve contacted several state and county officials, yet the issue remains.
A Decatur woman is pushing local leaders to pass an ordinance that creates guidelines for animal tethering in the city. “At this point, an animal could live its entire life at the end of a 3 foot chain and that’s completely legal," said Melissa Lance.
Dozens of people came together Saturday morning to help a Morgan County non-profit after thousands of dollars in materials were stolen from their storage unit last week. Hundreds of materials were donated that supported the build of 40 beds for children in need.
City of Huntsville leaders are working to make your drive through the Rocket City a little smoother and less bumpy. Thursday, they announced a massive multimillion dollar project that will improve city-wide infrastructure over 160 lane miles of new roadway.
In a rare move Wednesday, Madison City Schools officials and Madison Police Department leaders held a press conference to address what they called “rumored threats” on social media. In a half-hour address, Superintendent Robby Parker repeatedly emphasized “there has been no threat.”
There’s an active push to pour up in Huntsville! People are getting together to figure out what can be done to extend the "purple cup" ordinance that allows drinkers to travel through downtown with their cocktail or beer.
There will soon be two options for outdoor events in the Tennessee Valley: the Madison multi-use baseball stadium and the Huntsville amphitheater. While some people are thrilled, others are questioning the sustainability of both.
Madison County District Attorney Robert Broussard says the shooter in a deadly IHOP shooting Wednesday was a familiar name to his office. Now, family of Roy Brown, 56, who was killed, are questioning if more could have been done.
Despite the government shutdown, local Transportation Security Administration officers continue to work. They are deemed “essential” employees and therefore have to continue working without getting a paycheck. Now, many of them are scrambling to make ends meet.